M&A Academy

The M&A Academy provides guidance on material negotiation issues and offers perspective on improving M&A performance from strategy development through closing.

This unique M&A course is taught by Stephen G. Morrissette, Ph.D, Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, where he teaches Merger & Acquisition Strategy.

Members enjoy tuition discounts

This in-depth M&A course covers best practices in the deal process

  • Develop a clear M&A thesis to maximize the economic benefit of a transaction

  • Properly identify the risks associated with a transaction and manage exposure to liabilities

  • Reduce the amount of time absorbed by the M&A process and improve certainty of execution

Member Reviews | M&A Academy

"The M&A Academy really taught me how to bestM&A Academy at the University of Chicago 2022 Classroom translate my company's broader objectives into a cohesive M&A strategy. I've already put material from this M&A course into practice at my company.”
Corporate Development Director

“This is an excellent M&A course - Professor Morrissette shares best practices and provides great ideas to help you improve your M&A process to add value at your organization. The class discussions and events after class provide great opportunities to learn from the experiences of other M&A practitioners.”
Senior Manager, Corporate Development

“The M&A Academy is a great way to get up to speed with how corporate development professionals outside your firm think and to learn about industry practices.
M&A Integration Manager

“Prof. Morrisette has deep knowledge and real-world experience of M&A and presents this complex topic in a logical and effective manner. I would highly recommend this M&A course to any individual or team looking to improve planning and execution of the corporate development process.
Chief Executive Officer

“Engaging context with practical, real life experiences to help the M&A 'boots on the ground' practitioner.”
Director, Corporate M&A

“An excellent time spent away from the office, to come together to learn, share, and expand knowledge surrounding the M&A process. The attendee's were diverse - multiple different backgrounds, industries, etc - that it enabled great discussion, learnings and new found LinkedIn connections. Overall, I would definitely recommend this M&A course!
Integration Management Office Manager