Here is a sample of what participants have to say about the value of the M&As and Corporate Strategy programme.
The combination of strategy and M&A was unique. The programme is very international, very intense and well organised. It was a great opportunity to reflect on my organisation's challenges in a more academic way.
Oliver Dultz, Head of International Corporate Finance and M&A, BLG Logistics Group AG & Co. KG, Germany
Learning more about M&A’s and understanding the complexities of how it relates to the overall corporate strategy is the primary reason I was interested in this comprehensive programme offered by INSEAD. The programme has a strong foundation of how the post-merger integration works - taking into account the cultural differences, looking at the business management and programme management aspects - not only from the financial and accounting perspective.
Yasir Qureshi, Global Sales and Business Development, CISCO
The training has given me the opportunity to reflect about ways to further improve our company's already successful corporate development approach. I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the three professors and the participants, which made the intensive week a pleasure to attend. I gained various new insights in many topics: growth strategy versus various ways to achieve it, valuation models and their accuracy, importance of cultural sensitivity in M&A, the use of alliances as an alternative growth opportunity. A warm recommendation for all corporate development professionals!
Director Strategy Europe, ARCADIS NV, Belgium
Demystification within five intensive yet very lively days. Professor Laurence Capron – with great inspiration – took the myth out of M&A and enlightened us with her wealth of expertise on existing cases combined with the convincing intelligence of her 'Build, Borrow or Buy' school of thought. Key learnings cover: 'why do more than 70% of M&As fail?'; the emphasis on the resource question; the differentiation of value creation and value capturing; and the underestimated potential of cooperation and alliances as sometimes the best option.
CEO, TIGER Coatings Group, Austria
The M&As and Corporate Strategy course allowed me to develop a holistic view on M&As by integrating the financial, strategic and organisational aspects of the M&A process. The unique element for me was the balance between the qualitative and quantitative approach. I learned not to quickly adopt an M&A approach but to evaluate the full spectrum of corporate development strategies.
CEO, ING Investment Management, Poland
Our contracting company has been steadily growing during the last four decades and today is considered to be a leader in its market. Having taken the M&As and Corporate Strategy Executive MBA elective, I have decided to do a corporate development study on our company and provide my recommendations to our Board for the expansion of our activities in the future using the tools learned during the course. The course has a very well defined road map which presents one with various available options and their respective trade-offs for corporate strategy development. Various corporate development tools are presented in very structured and easy-to-understand formats.
Vice Chairman, Jahanpars