The Strategy of Mergers and Acquisitions

COURSE ID: LSM543

Course Overview

In this online course, you will see how mergers and acquisitions can shake up entire industries, such as the disastrous AOL/Time Warner merger or the Sirius/XM satellite radio takeover. You'll also study how niche industry maneuvers can escalate into full-blown monopoly cases, such as the Whole Foods/Wild Oats debacle. You'll learn why some businesses openly court corporate takeovers, while others resist M&A to the bitter end. Every business strategy should account for the eventual possibility of merging with another company or acquiring a competitor.

This course is perfect for VPs and executives, directors, senior managers or those desiring more strategic leadership positions. Also, anyone who is looking to be a key player in high-level strategic decision making.