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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 acquistions.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeFINC71-614
EFTSL0.125
FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadNot Available to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,405
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,591

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.

Prerequisites

FINC71-600 - Managerial Finance OR Admission into BN-13005 - Master of Finance OR BN-13115 - Master of Finance (Professional)

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Intensive
Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?26/09/2017
Cancellation 2?30/09/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?10/10/2017
Teaching census?10/10/2017