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FINC71-614: Mergers and Acquisitions

Description

This subject enables the development of practical knowledge and skills related to analysing and negotiating mergers and acquisitions. It focuses on the design, analysis, and implementation of strategies aimed at repositioning and revitalising companies faced with competitive challenges and opportunities. The primary objective of this subject is to develop both your analytical and interpersonal skills through the use of readings, cases, lectures, discussions, simulations, and role plays within the context of strategic mergers and acquisitions.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeFINC71-614
EFTSL0.125
FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • September 2019 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,760
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,930

Learning outcomes

1. Explain the rationale behind the use of mergers and acquisitions by a firm’s managers, the key pitfalls and recommendations for maximising the chances for long-term success.
2. Develop integrative, adaptive planning frameworks for use before, during and after a negotiation by applying a thorough understanding of negotiation concepts, theories and principles.
3. Critically compare the concepts and principles of financial valuation and negotiation in relation to managerial decision-making.
4. Apply industry-accepted valuation methods (DCF, relative valuation, and precedent transactions) to analyse international merger, acquisition and related transactions, including those with a cross-border and international context.
5. Utilise appropriate negotiation and persuasion techniques for a given negotiation situation to achieve desired outcomes.
6. Work as part of an effective team to prepare a financial valuation and a negotiation plan.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

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: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start17/09/2018
Cancellation 1?27/09/2018
Cancellation 2?29/09/2018
Last enrolment25/09/2018
Withdraw – Financial?06/10/2018
Withdraw – Academic?18/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start23/09/2019
Cancellation 1?06/10/2019
Cancellation 2?09/10/2019
Last enrolment04/10/2019
Withdraw – Financial?18/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?03/11/2019
Teaching census?17/10/2019