Mergers and Acquisitions in Practice Program

A high share of mergers and acquisitions transactions fail because opportunities and risks are not analyzed and managed rigorously. Mastering the mergers and acquisitions process from the idea origination through post-merger integration is therefore key to achieving the projected synergy value. This program equips executives with the necessary tools and methods to help them address the main challenges related to mergers and acquisitions.

Mergers and Acquisitions in Practice Program session topics include

  • Strategic rationale for M&As and key value drivers
  • Effective and efficient due diligence
  • Understanding and valuing synergies
  • Post-merger integration concepts
  • Sell side preparation and vendor assistance

What do you learn?

  • Understand the key aspects of the M&A process, from the initial idea to closing the deal and integration into the existing organization
  • Identify, pre-select, and evaluate acquisition targets efficiently
  • Develop an integrated approach for modeling and tracking synergies
  • Integrate acquisition targets successfully
  • How to prepare and organize an efficient sale process

Who should attend this program?

The Mergers and Acquisitions in Practice Program does not require prior M&A experience. It is specifically designed for young talents and experienced managers who want to boost their career by advancing into a position with a greater focus on strategy or corporate development in their firms.  Further, the program is conceptualized for senior executives whose firms are potential acquirers or targets for acquisition by another firm.

This program runs for 3 days at WHU Campus Düsseldorf, Germany.

The program language is English.


The next program will take place on June 7-9, 2018.

You will receive a WHU Certificate of Attendance after successfully completing the program.

€3900 including tuition, session materials, case studies and most meals; excluding accommodation.

An early bird fee of €3,495 is available for those who apply until April 12, 2018.

Discount for InPraxi members available.

Discounts do not accumulate.

Please find detailed information on financing options here.

Prof. Dr.

Nihat Aktas

Chair of Mergers and Acquisitions

Prof. Dr.

Martin Glaum

Chair of International Accounting

Eckhard Späth

Senior Partner at PwC Munich

During the program you will have the opportunity to interact with several notable visitors in guest lectures and plenary debates.




Yvonne Krack

Marketing Manager Executive Education



  • Strategy
  • Finance
2018-06-07 / 2018-06-09
Place Düsseldorf
Language English
Price 3.900 €

Scholarships for ambitious women

Are you looking for a new professional development opportunity? We offer two scholarships (25% discount) for visionary women who want to enhance their M&A skills in our Mergers and Acquisitions in Practice Program at WHU! Please send your CV and a letter of motivation to by April 12, 2018.

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