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
    26 - 28 February 2021
    26 - 28 March 2021

  • 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 (Corporate Governance & M&A, regulatory environment, hostile takeover attempts)
  • 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:

26 - 28 February 2021
26 - 28 March 2021

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, due to the corona pandemic, most likely online.

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.


A Certificate of Advanced Studies with 5 ECTS credit points is awarded to participants successfully completing this seminar.

Should an external seminar participant later register for our MBA programme, the ECTS points can be accredited and a part of the seminar fee credited towards the costs of the MBA. In such cases, the participant would have to meet the admission requirements applicable to all prospective MBA students, and request the accreditation within five years of completing the seminar.

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 30.01.2021 by completing the registration form: Registration form

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