Advanced Strategy: Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances

Advanced Strategy: Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances

YearCourse not being offered in 2018-2019
Course code: MGT4055
Course credits: 15
Taught: Semester 2
Course co-ordinator: TBC
Entry requirements: Normally admission to an honours programme in Business & Management
Available to visiting students: Yes 
Contact for more information: Business Undergraduate mailbox

Course description

It is an advanced strategy course focusing on strategy methods for development (i.e., mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and organic development).

This course aims to:

·       Provide an overview of the important roles of mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances as methods of strategy development.

·       Explore the motives for mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances.

·       Identify and discuss all stages followed in mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances.

·       Explore the performance implications of mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances.

·       Outline the processes followed for conducting mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances.

·       Explore the influence of the broader context in the way that mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliance processes are handled.

·       Determine the appropriate choices between mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and organic development.

·       Identify the key issues in post-merger integration.

Learning and teaching methods

10 x 2 hr lectures

Course texts

TBC

Assessment

Assignment (30%)

Degree exam (April/May) (70%)