Certified M&A Professional Program Virtual

This program was developed by the faculty of the Coles College M&A Academy and is focused on the special interests of M&A intermediaries serving private companies in the middle market and business owners preparing for acquisition or sale.

Due to the travel challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Certified M&A Professional (CM&AP) Certificate Program has been re-designed for live virtual delivery over a six-week period.

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Curriculum Overview

Virtual delivery over six weeks, courses begin Tuesday, September 22, 2020, and run through Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

All Sessions – 11 am – 2:30 pm EDT (Specific session topics subject to change.)

  • Day 1:  Maximizing Value with the Right Transaction, Pt.1
  • Day 2: Maximizing Value with the Right Transaction, Pt. 2
  • Day 3: Creating & Protecting Value Through Financial Analysis, Pt.1
  • Day 4: Creating & Protecting Value Through Financial Analysis, Pt.2
  • Day 5: Creating & Protecting Value Through Financial Analysis, Pt. 3
  • Day 6: Transaction Valuation, Pt. 1
  • Day 7: Transaction Valuation, Pt. 2
  • Day 8: The M&A Process, Pt. 1
  • Day 9: M&A Process, Pt. 2 & Deal Structuring, Pt. 1
  • Day 10: Deal Structuring, Pt. 2
  • Day 11: Deal Negotiation and CM&AP Faculty Roundtable

Networking and Community

Opportunities for participant networking and coverage of other special M&A topics will be provided during scheduled virtual sessions, virtual mixers, and virtual faculty office hours throughout the six weeks.

Participant Certificate

Participants who attend and actively participate in 9 or more of the 11 learning sessions of the program earn a Certified M&A Professional certificate from Kennesaw State University’s Coles College. Also, for M&A Source members, successful completion of the program can be applied towards satisfaction of the educational requirements of the M&A Master Intermediary (M&AMI) certification, or as credits towards M&AMI recertification. The program also qualifies participants for CPE continuing education credits.


Participants who attend this 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 M&A advisor (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).

Registration & Fees

Fees: $2,750 (covers all electronic program materials and access to the learning management system (LMS).

Discounted registration is available for multiple participants from the same company.

Participants will need to have a device (computer or iPad), preferably with a camera and microphone, and internet access to participate.

For registration information, group discounts, special billing/payment arrangements, or confirmation of seat availability, contact Jenifer Renshaw, Director of Executive Education Programs at Coles College: Jen_Renshaw@kennesaw.edu or +1 470-578-6050.

Slots are limited for this virtual learning event.

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Jenifer Renshaw

A note from Jen Renshaw, Executive Education, Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University, about this experience:

In March 2020, like most organizations across the globe, we had to adapt to conducting our business in a completely new way. We took all our traditional face-to-face, instructor-led programs to virtual delivery in less than a week. The first few sessions weren’t perfect but got the job done. We were grateful to have the opportunity to continue the learning journey with our participants. We gave each other encouragement, shared best practices, and laughed at our gaffes and missteps. Fast forward a few months and we’ve settled into inhabiting this new normal of distance learning for Executive Education – and we keep learning.

In these strange and challenging times, please consider joining the inaugural cohort of the Virtual Certified M&A Professional Program. I promise, this is not just another Zoom webinar – this is an immersive and interactive learning experience that provides all of the same information and access to faculty as our traditional program – and we will have a little bit of fun along the way with your online cohort. I hope to see you in September!

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Get a year of M&A Source membership — for free!

Register for the online cohort of the Certified M&A Professional Certificate Program and receive a year of membership with the M&A Source at no cost to you.

Offer available for current and future members of M&A Source.