Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Development

Course Code
STRATEGY 444
Hours
2.25 hours
Type
Elective
Offered
  • Winter 21 (A)
Prerequisites
ACC 300, ACC 301, FIN 300, MO 300, STRATEGY 290, and STRATEGY 390

Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Development --- The aim of this course is to offer BBA students a structured approach and toolkit to handle M&A opportunities and issues ranging from the initiation of transactions to their implementation. The course is based on a popular MBA strategy elective taught at Ross. It takes a corporate strategy perspective and examines how firms can acquire and sustain competitive advantage through M&A and corporate development activities. The course is particularly useful for BBA students who intend to work in strategy consulting, in investment banking, or in corporate development activities in business firms. This course applies concepts covered in functional courses, including accounting, finance, and organizational behavior, and provides students an opportunity to recap and integrate functional concepts before they graduate.

Taught By
Erik Gordon
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
Professor Gordon's areas of interest are entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, venture capital, private equity, mergers and...