Zagreb, Croatia

Corporate Finance: Strategy, Finance, Negotiations

when 30 June 2014 - 18 July 2014
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1300

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are among the most dynamic, but also most difficult and error-prone strategic activities a company can undertake. Every business manager will most likely be involved or at least affected by a merger or takeover at some point in their career. Over the length of the course, students will build a solid basis through a combination of theory and practice. The course will involve case studies, valuation exercises, group work and real-life negotiation simulations.

Course leader

Mato Njavro, PhD, is a lecturer at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Finance department, where he teaches Corporate Finance. He is also a research associate and visiting lecturer at the Asia Research Center at the University of St. Gallen, Sw

Target group

This course will be of special interest to participants planning careers in strategy consulting and investment banking, as well as those who plan to work in corporate development or finance functions within industrial firms. Students expecting to hold jobs in general management will find the course helpful as well.

Course aim

Future corporate executives need to have a holistic view of mergers. Thus the aim of this course is to give students a fundamental and solid guidance in planning and executing M&A. The individual sessions are structured along the typical merger process and participants will explore the topics of corporate strategy, due diligence, company valuation, financing, negotiation and post-merger integration.

Fee info

EUR 1300: Tuition fee includes this course with all the materials and Blackboard access. It also includes Croatian studies course with various activities such as visits to museums, Parliament and company visit. Students will also have two field trips included during the weekends.