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M&A from strategy to integration! The University of Groningen Business School offers the leading master programme for M&A and valuation professionals, in cooperation with VU Amsterdam.

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typeexecutive program, 0 EC
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur15 maanden deeltijd
accreditatiesAACSB, EQUIS
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Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) are increasingly important tools for meeting strategic objectives and creating competitive advantage. Many companies face unprecedented technological and market disruption. M&A helps them in this fast-changing world to both defend and enhance their competitive position.

Drive your career in M&A forward

The growing importance of M&A gives you a major career opportunity. Offered by the University of Groningen Business School and VU Amsterdam SBE Executive Education, the Executive Master of M&A and Valuation provides the training you need to have true impact in deals and valuation and drive your career forward. The career path of our alumni, many of which have gained leadership positions, clearly demonstrates that the programme offers what it what it takes to move ahead in M&A.

Why choose the master:

1. You will learn M&As as a multidisciplinary practice

M&As involve many functions including corporate strategy, industry economics, finance, valuation, accounting, organization and change management, as well as legal and tax expertise. You will learn to apply these skills coherently in the M&A field.

2. You will learn M&As as a multistage process

Successful M&A requires flawless execution of every stage of the process, from strategy formulation in the pre-deal stage through the deal stage and the integration or separation stage. You will learn the relevant aspects of each stage, how the stages build on each other and their crucial linkages.

3. You will become proficient in the thorough valuation skills required for successful M&A

M&A is about gaining a competitive edge and creating value. Skills in valuation and value creation analysis are therefore indispensable for M&A professionals. You will develop valuation skills firmly embedded in the M&A process, with a tailored focus on each individual stage.

4. Case – based teaching means you can apply the knowledge you acquire from day one

Teaching is case driven, with unique real-world case studies designed specifically for our programme. The practical real-world setting means you can apply the knowledge you acquire immediately.

5. A mix of authoritative lecturers from both professional practice and academia provide you with a balanced perspective

You will be taught by a mix of practitioners, all of whom are respected authorities in their fields, and world-class academic staff. The practitioners will provide you with insights into real-life practical aspects of M&As while the academics will offer insights that will outlast the latest trends and current fads.

Marc Koster, Global Director M&A of Heineken, on what it takes to be an M&A specialist.

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • It covers the M&A process from start to finish, touching the key aspects of deals and valuation
  • It has been developed with input from and taught by leading M&A and valuation professionals from multinationals, strategy advisors, banks, private equity players and accountancy firms
  • The programme enables you to operate in an international M&A and valuation environment


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  • Thorough knowledge of M&A and valuation relevant to each phase of the transaction process;
  • The theoretical aspects of M&A and valuation, and the ability to apply this knowledge in practice;
  • The ability to address M&A and valuation issues relevant in practice, but not covered in textbooks;
  • An understanding of the perspectives and incentives of all stakeholders in a transaction;
  • The ability to manage M&A and perform valuations at each phase of a transaction.

Toelating en kosten


13 september 2019

kosten : € 23950

If you are interested in enrolling in the programme, you are required to do the intake interview first. Your eligibility for the programme will be assessed during this interview by the Programme Director. You must hold an MSc degree (or equivalent) and have at least two years of professional experience in M&A and Valuation. You can apply for the intake interview by directly contacting our programme secretary Angela Sap.
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Angela Sap

Programme Secretary, application for the intake-interview

Karin van der Velde, MA

Programme Coordinator

T: +31 50 36 378 82 / +316
Prof. Wim Holterman

Programme Director, contact for informal meetup in the Amsterdam area

Meer informatie?
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