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EPS7530

M & A FOR ENTREPRENEURS

EPS7530

Course Description:

EPS7530
M & A FOR ENTREPRENEURS
(3 credits)

This course focuses on the strategies and process entrepreneurs and business leaders employ in various types of acquisitions or divestitures (leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, ESOPs, etc.). The course is centered around $10-500 Million revenue companies and its content is applicable for students pursuing either entrepreneurial opportunities or corporate positions where they may be called upon to acquire or divest a division or product line.

We take a strategic view throughout the course discussing and evaluating all phases of the acquisition process: Acquisition planning and targeting, Valuation alternatives, Leveraged Buyouts, ESOPs/Partnerships, Financing buyouts, Tax, legal and accounting issues, Letters of Intent, Due Diligence, Negotiating an agreement, International markets, Lessons to be learned from failed acquisitions, Managing the leveraged company

Course Prerequisites:
A basic knowledge of accounting and finance will be helpful in understanding valuation, income statements and balance sheet issues.

Department:

Entrepreneurship

Course Level:

MSBA Elective (Grad),Graduate Elective (Grad)

Course Credits:

3

Course Programs:

Graduate