Certified M&A Professional Program

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

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).


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

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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 Deal Market (Value $675.00).