Strong growth of M&A activity
The Executive Master of M&A and Valuation is a unique M&A programme at academic master level where the entire M&A process - from strategy to integration - is covered. The programme matches the educational demands of the increasing number of M&A professionals. The growth of the target group reflects the strong growth of the merger and acquisition activity of the past decade.
Graduates of the programme occupy leading positions as corporate M&A directors, CFOs, deal partners at ‘Big-4’ firms, senior investment bankers, private equity partners and senior M&A lawyers. The Executive Master is officially accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).
RUG and VU Amsterdam join forces in the Executive Master M&A and Valuation
This year the part-time executive master's program for M&A and Valuation professionals is offered jointly by the business schools of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
The already leading executive master's degree program at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen will receive a valuable bundling of expertise from both universities through this collaboration. The cooperation also fits well with the wide range of executive study programs in the field of Finance at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. This academic program for professionals is accredited by NVAO as an Executive Master. Currently it gives an MSc degree from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. The intention is to convert this Executive Master program into a joint degree program with an MSc from both the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The content program and the target group of the study program do not change with this collaboration. The training location will remain in the financial district in Amsterdam and the language will remain English.
VIDEO: What does it take to be an M&A specialist?
Interview with guest lecturer Marc Koster, Global Director M&A of Heineken.