Certified M&A Professional Program2018-12-18T11:25:41+00:00

Certified M&A Professional Program

Sponsored by Michael J. Coles College of Business & The M&A Source

March 25-29, 2019

The Certified M&A Professional Program is offered by the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University in conjunction with The M&A Source. The program is an adaptation of the educational/certification offerings of the Coles College M&A Academy, which focuses on the unique aspects of middle market M&A activity. It is ideal for M&A intermediaries, Private Equity Groups and other professionals serving this sector, as well as senior management of privately held businesses.

Curriculum Overview

Day 1: M&A Strategy: Maximizing Value with the Right Transaction Day 2: Creating and Protecting Value Through Financial Analysis Day 3: M&A Transaction Valuation Day 4: The M&A Process: Best Practices in Planning, Process, and Execution Day 5: M&A Negotiations & Deal Structuring Optional evening sessions may be conducted during the week to provide for participant networking and/or address other special topics.


Participants who attend the five-day program earn a Certified M&A Professional certificate from Kennesaw State University’s Coles College. In addition, successful completion of the program can be applied to jump-start the educational requirements of the M&A Master Intermediary (M&AMI) certification application process with The M&A Source, or to use the credits towards your M&AMI recertification, and/or to sharpen your skills for your M&A practice. This CM&AP program qualifies for 40 hours of CPE (for Certified Public Accountants) and 20 hours of CLE (for attorneys, per the State Bar of Georgia).

Information and Details


$3,750 (covers tuition, materials and some meals). Discounted tuition is available for multiple participants from same company. Attendees of the Certified M&A Professional Program also receive complimentary registration for one M&A Source conference if they attend one of the next two M&A Source conferences offered.

Register Today


March 25-29, 2019 Coles College Executive & Graduate Business Center, 3333 Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Special lodging rates are available at hotels in close proximity to the Center. View a list of hotels here.


To inquire about discounts for multiple participants from the same company; special billing/payment arrangements; confirmation of seat availability; arrangement for temporary hold of seat(s); please contact: Ms. Jenifer Renshaw Director of Executive Education Programs at Coles College 470-578-6050



Chet Walden Scholarship

Want a chance to get a full tuition rebate?  Be one of the first 25 paid program registrants, and you’ll be eligible for entry into a random drawing for the Chet Walden Scholarship. This scholarship, in memory of Chet Walden, and sponsored by Michael J. Coles College of Business, provides a full tuition rebate. In addition, all paid program registrants will receive a full waiver of their registration fee for a future M&A Source Conference and Dealmakers Expo (Value $625.00).