NEW! Virtual session now available
M&As and Corporate Strategy is now offered via a live virtual platform, allowing you to experience the same course content and INSEAD faculty as the on-campus sessions, from anywhere in the world.
As with our on-campus session, the virtual session delivers a solid understanding of portfolio growth and restructuring, M&As and divestitures, as well as alliances. In addition, you will also have the opportunity for a personalised one-on-one coaching session with INSEAD faculty to get advice and feedback on your M&A strategy and goals.
A live, engaging, interactive teaching format with virtual group discussions – INSEAD Live Online is a new exciting offering with an optimal learning outcome.
To learn more about the virtual format please contact the programme advisor.
About the programme
The ability to collaborate is becoming an important source of competitive advantage in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an era of rapid and disruptive change. In the race to develop compelling user experiences, expand distribution and capture new sources of value, leaders are discovering that success depends not just on what their own companies can do, but also on the capabilities they can leverage by partnering with others.
This is why all companies, no matter their size, need to know how to create an effective collaboration strategy. INSEAD’s Managing Partnerships and Strategic Alliances is an intensive five-day programme that equips managers with the concepts and tools to help them achieve just that.
Through lectures, discussions, cases studies and analysis of best practices by some of the world’s most successful companies, participants gain a better understanding of the strategic purpose and value of partnerships and alliances. They also gain the tools and frameworks to develop an effective ecosystem strategy and collaborate within platform business models to create long-term value for their organisation.
Build your growth capabilities
Building a successful company means knowing how to define your corporate strategy and choosing the best growth options. But it’s not easy. Growth can be hard to achieve, expensive, and can destroy value. You need to understand the challenges involved in driving growth through external means, such as alliances or acquisitions, and the strategies that will empower your firm to resolve these challenges.
The M&As and Corporate Strategy programme fully leverages the latest in faculty research and thought leadership. Together with next-generation teaching and learning methodologies, it delivers a solid understanding of portfolio growth and restructuring, M&As and divestitures, as well as alliances. You will explore the key issues through deep analysis and real-world case studies from a breadth of industries, including financial services, telecommunications and IT, chemicals and manufacturing.
How you benefit
- Corporate strategy. Define your optimal portfolio of businesses and an effective corporate growth strategy
- Acquisition strategies. Enhance your M&A capabilities through acquisitions with greater value creation potential, at the right price and with the right deal structure
- Post-M&A integration management. Design a post-M&A integration approach that fits your strategic objectives, while taking human constraints into account
This programme is designed for:
- CEOs, CFOs, general managers, senior executives, board members and those responsible for corporate strategy
- Corporate development officers, heads of M&As and those responsible for corporate partnerships
- Company advisors such as lawyers and investment bankers, or private equity executives concerned with M&A deals
This programme qualifies for the INSEAD Certificate in Global Management.
SkillsFuture Study Award
Singaporeans who are officially admitted to INSEAD's M&As and Corporate Strategy programme can apply for the Skillsfuture Study Award for International Business. The award entitles recipients a monetary grant of S$5,000. For more information, please visit the Skillsfuture website.
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