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Business School Executive masters Executive Master of M&A and Valuation

M&A from strategy to integration

Classes in the financial district of Amsterdam
UGBS | Executive Master of M&A and Valuation | 15 months | Amsterdam | MSC, RV

Key benefits of following the program

  • You will develop crucial skills in each phase of the deal process – from strategy to execution and integration – as well as a deep understanding of the links between each phase
  • You will be able to navigate complex deals by combining skills and tools from fields like strategy, accounting, finance, valuation, legal, ESG, data analytics, organization & change that are crucial to navigate complex deals
  • You will be able to perform, present and defend valuations in complex M&A settings
  • Accelerated career right from the start due to real life cases taught by leading M&A practitioners
  • You will develop presentation and negotiation skills that will make you confident an authoritative in interactions at executive level
  • The program will provide you with a valuable network and active alumni community

Why an Executive Master?

This Executive Master is an entirely different proposition than the many short courses available in the market. The full coverage of the M&A process, the depth with which subjects are treated and the link with relevant academic theories and research findings will provide you with a skill set and a foundation that will make your career move. The academic basis of the program means that what you will learn will outlast the latest M&A trend and fads.

Who should attend

  • Professionals with 4+ years of experience in M&A and valuation as well as those active in adjacent fields who want to move into M&A and valuation
  • Our participants are ambitious employees of banks, M&A boutiques, PE and VC, deals departments of accountancy firms, corporate M&A departments
  • Examples of appropriate functions and titles: business development, corporate finance, investment banker, valuation specialist, due diligence, merger integration, restructuring, acquisition finance, investor, investment manager, M&A lawyer, debt advisory
  • Examples of internationally operating employers are ABN AMRO, Achmea, Aegon, ASR Nederland, Deloitte, EY, Gasunie, ING, KPMG, KPN, PWC, Rabobank, Royal Philips, and Schiphol Airport

Learning experience

  • A diverse group of max. 25 students working in different fields and roles in M&A ensures you can learn from different perspectives
  • The 22 Friday sessions are central to your learning experience and consist of a mix of (guest) lectures and case assignments
  • Online tools and teaching will assist you in the preparation of sessions, which includes literature study, knowlegde refreshment and case preparations
  • Besides the Friday sessions you should expect to spent on average 8 hours per week on session preparation, self-study and assignments
  • You will be tested and graded on the basis of group and individual cases and written exams
  • The closing assignment is an individual case where valuation issues in an M&A setting play a central role and which you have to present and discuss in a simulated board room setting


  • MSc degree from the University of Groningen and the VU Amsterdam
  • Accredited by EQUIS, AACSB, NVAO and the Dutch Institute for Registered Business Valuers (NiRV)

Your teachers come from business. They know how it's done and they tell you how it's done-- Rob Oudman (Managing Director, Houlihan & Lokey)
Last modified:17 May 2024 11.34 a.m.