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Corporate Finance III

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will acquire detailed knowledge of essential concepts and processes in company mergers and acquisitions from commercial, organisational and capital market-oriented perspectives. Students will also be able to rationally direct necessary decisions in M&A processes at the individual, group and company levels, so that they are always comprehensible, reasonable and based on facts.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

The definition of M&A; goals from a strategic and an operational point of view; phases of mergers and acquisitions; M&A strategy; strategic fit analysis; pre-merger assessment, due diligence; evaluation; financial engineering; negotiations; post-merger integration; disinvestment; outsourcing.

recommended or required reading

Berk/DeMarzo (2013). Corporate Finance. Pearson Education.
DePamphilis (2011). Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities: An Integrated Approach to Process, Tools, Cases, and Solutions. Academic Press.
Feldman (2013). The Entrepreneur's Growth Startup Handbook: 7 Secrets to Venture Funding and Successful Growth. John Wiley & Sons.
Tseng (2013). M&A Transactions: Financial Due Diligence from Zero to Professional. CreateSpace Independent Publishing.

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dipl.-Kffr. Galkiewicz Dominika

year of study

2nd year

recommended optional program components

not specified

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable