Spring 2013 EMBA Course

B7325-001: Mergers & Acquisitions

EMBA Fri/Sat Electives, Menu B - 01:00AM to 02:00AM

Instructor: Donna Hitscherich

Prerequisite(s): B6302

Download Syllabus

View textbook info

View course evaluation

This course is designed to be an applications oriented course and will draw heavily upon real world change of control case studies. The course builds on the prior courses in corporate finance. The course will not introduce significantly new finance principles or analytical techniques other than those to which the student has been exposed to previously in the prerequisite introductory courses in finance at Columbia. The course will seek to apply basic finance principles and analytical techniques to actual problems likely to be encountered by senior management of major corporations or those who are the advisors to such management in the context of an M&A transaction. At the conclusion of the course, the student will have gained an appreciation for the role M&A plays on today's corporate landscape and have formed an opinion as to whether or not an M&A transaction "makes sense" for the firm. The student should expect at the conclusion of this course to have gained a level of competency in M&A commensurate with an entry-level investment banking associate in M&A. Whether or not the student "practices" M&A, the course will afford the student with an insider's look into what is an undeniable major force on today's corporate landscape. Accordingly, students who are interested in investment banking, consulting, equity research, corporate development, corporate lending, strategic planning, private equity, leveraged finance, or proprietary trading many wish to consider this course..


Area: 


Donna Hitscherich

DirectorProfessor Hitscherich joined the School as an adjunct faculty member in 1992. She currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Business for Finance and Economics and as Director of the Private Equity Program. Professor Hitscherich's courses include Corporate Finance and the elective courses Business Law, Mergers and Acquisitions and Advanced Corporate Finance. She teaches both in the MBA and Executive MBA programs. In...

View full profile