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Across the globe, mergers and acquisitions are reshaping the corporate and competitive landscape. To help companies gain a strategic advantage, this program takes you inside the M&A process—from strategy and valuation to execution and post-merger management. Whether your company is private or public, looking to buy or sell, you will emerge with the negotiation skills and strategic tools to broker powerful deals, create shareholder value, and drive growth.

What You Can Expect

M&A activity has recently reached record highs, and the momentum continues across industries and countries as companies compete for market share. Through an interdisciplinary lens, the HBS faculty takes you inside the holistic process of structuring, executing, and closing powerful deals that reduce business costs and boost corporate performance.

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M&A activity has recently reached record highs, and the momentum continues across industries and countries as companies compete for market share. Through an interdisciplinary lens, the HBS faculty takes you inside the holistic process of structuring, executing, and closing powerful deals that reduce business costs and boost corporate performance.

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Your Course of Study

The curriculum provides a cross-functional view of the M&A process—from front-end target selection and search processes to approach strategies and execution to post-merger integration and management. Immersed in global case studies, you will explore the latest research on hedge fund activism, hostile takeovers, cross-border deals, restructurings, inversions, divestitures, and corporate governance.

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The curriculum provides a cross-functional view of the M&A process—from front-end target selection and search processes to approach strategies and execution to post-merger integration and management. Immersed in global case studies, you will explore the latest research on hedge fund activism, hostile takeovers, cross-border deals, restructurings, inversions, divestitures, and corporate governance.

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Who Is Right For The Program

This program is designed for senior executives in the C-Suite, directors of public and private companies, board leaders, and heads of strategy and corporate development. It is also geared toward advisers, investment bankers, transactional lawyers, and private equity investors. Individuals and teams are welcome to attend.

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This program is designed for senior executives in the C-Suite, directors of public and private companies, board leaders, and heads of strategy and corporate development. It is also geared toward advisers, investment bankers, transactional lawyers, and private equity investors. Individuals and teams are welcome to attend.

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.
Faculty Chair
H. Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law, Harvard Business School, and Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business, Harvard Law School. Member of the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit. Read Full Bio

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

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Faculty Chair
H. Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law, Harvard Business School, and Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business, Harvard Law School. Member of the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit.

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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