International Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Certificate

    Certificate with 5 ECTS

  • Type of study

    Module of the Berlin MBA

  • Seminar duration

    40 contact hours

  • Seminar schedule

    Friday evening until Sunday
    24. - 26. January 2025
    21. - 23. February 2025

  • Language of instruction


  • Tuition fees

    1.500 Euro

Our certificate programmes present you with a subject area that provides a perfect blend of academically-based teaching and practical knowledge from experts. These continuing professional development sessions run over several days, teaching you skills both for further personal development as well as for your next career step.

Seminar Content

This course aims to provide you with a broad understanding of strategic and financial M&A transactions by making use of an interactive mix of fundamental basics, numerous real-life examples and class discussions of many up-to-date M&A mini case examples. You will gain fundamental knowledge about all relevant elements constituting international M&A transactions in theory as well as in real-life and thus be able to judge strategic deals from an interdisciplinary management and financial transactions from a Private Equity perspective.

Content-wise, the course is divided in three parts:

  • M&A MARKET (Transaction types, corporate governance & M&A, regulatory and financial market environment)
  • M&A PROCESS (Strategic reasons for M&A deal making, typical steps in M&A processes)
  • M&A FINANCE (Valuation, pricing and financing of M&A transactions)

Seminar Structure

The seminar has a scope of 40 attendance hours (plus preparation and follow-up time) and takes place on the following dates:

24. - 26. January 2025
21. - 23. February 2025

The seminar times are Fridays 6.00 pm - 9.15 pm and Saturday / Sunday 9 am -  5 pm.

The seminar will be held in English and in on-campus format at the BPS Schöneberg Campus.

Small group sizes guarantee an individual learning atmosphere and optimal supervision by the lecturers.

The seminar combines theory and practice in an optimal way. Professors, lecturers and external teaching staff of the Berlin MBA have hands-on management experience in leadership roles or have worked as consultants. The seminar styles of the classes encourage lively discussions and support rapid learning in subjects aligned with professional needs, and build on every students’ work experience.


After completion of the seminar you will receive a certificate of attendance. Should you have successfully achieved the related module examination, you will receive a module certificate with a grade and proof of ECTS credit points.


It is possible to have these ECTS credit points recognised within the MBA programme, provided that you fulfill the admission requirements. In this case the seminar fees already paid will be credited against the first instalment of the tuition fee.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee amounts to 1.500 Euro (incl. materials).

For vocational further trainings, tuition fees are normally tax deductible. Travel and accommodation costs must be paid by the participants.

A recognition of the seminar as educational leave is usually possible.


If you are interested in taking part in our Management Seminar, please register by 07.01.2025 by completing the registration form: Registration form

Please send the registration form by E-Mail: bps-mbapart(at)