HR Mergers & Acquisitions Specialist (HRM&A)

Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances
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30-60 hours
2,990 - 3,990 USD excl. VAT
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HR Mergers & Acquisitions Specialist (HRM&A)

The HRM&A program is designed to meet the needs of Human Resource professionals involved in M&A transactions in both corporate and consulting roles. The HRM&A program covers all aspects of the transaction process relevant for HR including strategy, due diligence, Post Merger Integration (Best of PMI), and compensation and benefits. Gain knowledge in best practices for the M&A process and better understand the HR function and its significance during pre-deal or the post-merger integration phase. The HRM&A designation prepares HR practitioners in preparing for the challenges and practical realities of M&A transactions.

What to expect

The HR specialization is geared towards individuals who are looking to further develop their understanding of the HR function and its significance during pre-deal or the post-merger integration phase. The program content offers best practices which were developed by our distinguished faculty members after decades of experience in managing HR related projects in corporate and consulting roles

  • Preparing for the risks and identifying solutions
    Recognize potential roadblocks and identify solutions to prepare for the challenges HR practitioners face during a transaction including labor law and legal challenges, culture, change management, communication issues and more.
  • Understanding the deal structure and HR’s Role
    Learn how the human resources function plays a critical role in determining the outcome of strategic financial, and operational goals of the deal.
  • Optimizing HR’s value through the M&A lifecycle
    Identify and drive HR’s strategic value during the pre-close planning, integration, and transformation phases of the transaction.

Suitability - Who should attend?

While you will meet an international mix of participants from various industries and functions, the HR Mergers & Acquisitions program is designed for HR professionals as well as for mid-management to senior executives in the C-Suite, project managers, heads of integration, and changes specialists. The program might also be suitable for management consultants, and advisors.

  • Prequisite: Hold an academic degree (e.g. PhD, JD, DBA, MBA or Bachelor Degree); and/or hold one or more professional designations (such as CPA, CFA, CAIA or equivalent)

Training Course Content

  • Essentials of M&A
  • Due Diligence
  • Post Merger Integration (PMI)
  • Compensation & Benefits, HR Integration & Change Management

Course delivery details

Virtual - Live & interactive

The virtual format is a live and interactive format that offers the same interactive opportunities as the onsite format, but with the luxury of never having to leave home or office. This format is delivered over a couple of weeks to allow for a great learning experience, providing both structure and flexibility.

Online - Self-paced

The online format offers an extensive training but with maximum flexibility for busy professionals. This course is designed for self-study with on-demand video lectures specifically produced for the online format. The course assignments include real-life business case studies, multiple choice questions, and more. There is no time constraint to complete the online course; so you can set your own schedule and work at your own pace.

Continuing Studies

After successfully completing the course, you will receive the HRM&A Charter. The HRM&A is the most internationally recognized designation offered in the field of M&A. This charter signals to peers, clients, employers, and other professionals that you have completed the most comprehensive M&A education program available and are proficient in all areas of the mergers and acquisitions process.

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Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances

The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) is a global think tank with participants and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. In our executive education trianings, we cover the entire Mergers & Acquisitions process from strategy, due diligence,...

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