Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Program

A five-day program offered by the Coles College of Business in partnership with The M&A Source organization. All phases of the life cycle of a successful M&A transaction are covered, with a special focus on best practices in M&A advisory services targeting the privately-held, middle-market business sector.

The program is an adaptation of the educational/certification programs associated with the unique Coles College M&A Academy, which is dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the ability of M&A services professionals to lead organizations through successful business acquisitions and divestitures. In addition to qualifying participants for a certificate from the Coles College M&A Academy, the program qualifies participants for both CPE and CLE continuing education credits.


The M&A Source Certified M&A Professional Program is a five consecutive day program delivered at the Kennesaw State University campus. Each full-day learning module runs from 8 am – 4:30pm (3:00pm on Friday) with several optional evening sessions. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided each day along with one group dinner.

Module 1: M&A Strategy: Maximizing Your Client’s Value with the Right Transaction

Module 2: Preparing Your Client: Due Diligence & Financial Analysis

Module 3: M&A Transaction Valuation

Module 4: The M&A Process: Best Practices in Planning, Process, and Execution

Module 5: M&A Deal Structuring & Negotiations

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Registration and Fees

$3,500 (2 from same company)
$3,000 (3+ from same company)

Price includes program materials, all group meals, and parking.

Registration and Payment Options

  1. Registration online with payment by credit card
    (individual registration only):

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    Online Payment for March 25-29, 2019

  1. Registration by mail/in-person with payment by check (individual and group registration:

Click here for the Registration Form and instructions in a Word document.

Hotel and Transportation

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