France, Nantes

Strategic Alliances & Mergers Acquisitions

when 6 January 2017 - 17 January 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 500

Strategic Alliances, and mergers and acquisitions are a fact of life in business today. Firms are joining forces or acquiring other firms to do what they could not do as well through organic growth. The art of fruitful collaboration (through joint venture, outsourcing agreements, consortia or between a target and its parent du ring a Merger & Acquisition) has actually become a key to competitive strategy.
This course will examine what strategic alliances and mergers & acquisitions are, why companies use them, and how they are designed and managed.

Please note: Students taking this cours, should also take either take "International Business, Managing The Legal Risk", "Foreign Currency Speculation", "Foundation of Leadership and Teamwork", "International Business Planning" or "Value Creation in M&As" of the Audencia Winter Program, as they would otherwise have several days off during the week.

Application deadline: November 15th, 2016

Course leader

Contact Sarah Morkowsky, Winter Program Manager: for more details

Target group

Graduate students

Course aim

The overall goals of the course are for the student to understand:
- How an alliance or a M&A fits into strategy and generates value;
- The main types and characteristics of alliances and acquisitions are;
Some best (and worst!) practices in the selection and management of alliances or acquisition options.

Credits info

3 ECTS - 1,5 US credits

Fee info

EUR 500: 500 Euros/module for free movers
EUR 0: No tuition fees for students from Audencia's partner institutions