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EXEC70-046: Mergers and Takeovers


This subject provides an introduction to mergers and takeovers focussing on how in practice corporations (a) strategise their financial management of companies by assessing their financial position (b) evaluate shareholder value through a number of finance tools used by real corporations and specialists around the world. The finance tools are specific to mergers and takeovers. The skills in valuation analysis acquired in basic finance subjects will be enhanced by the development of several restructuring and takeover models. Participants will learn via an in-depth group project where several models are applied to an actual takeover.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: EXEC70-046
Faculty: Bond Business School
Credit: 5
Study areas:
  • Business, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of this specialized finance area of mergers and takeovers.
  2. Demonstrate competency in the computing and finance knowledge needed to understand how takeovers are organized and how specialized valuation is done as well as being able to model the process by themselves.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into an EMBA Program

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