The curriculum of the Major in M&A Strategy is designed to ensure and support the progressive professional and personal growth of students who benefit from a productive learning experience: lessons, case studies, group work sessions, and a high-level faculty comprised of both academics and professionals.
During the Master’s Degree Programme, students receive constant support from the Career Service Office that helps them increase their employability and find a curricular internship.
The induction week is an introductive week to the Major in M&A Strategy during which students can settle in and familiarise themselves with life on campus. Ice-breaking labs, seminars, workshops, and presentations allow students to meet their classmates and get a better idea of the services offered by Luiss Business School, as well as curricular and extracurricular activities.
The general management courses aim to give all students the necessary business management foundations in order to better understand new concepts that are introduced during the core and advanced courses. The general management courses provide students with an overview that is highly useful upon entering the job market.
- Financial Management
- Organisation & People Management
- Economics of Strategy
- Business Law
The core courses introduce students to industry-focused concepts that are specific to this major. These courses provide students with the key principles and skills they need to better understand their chosen sector.
- Corporate Finance
- Strategic Marketing
- M&A Operations and Stakeholders Overview
- Innovation Generation, Business Modeling & Planning
- Disruptive Technologies and Vertical Sectors Key Issues
M&A Strategy & Deal Process Origination
The advanced courses provide students with an in-depth perspective on specific aspects of international business, adopting a more practical approach.
- Start-up Valuation Techniques and M&A Deals Financing
- Due Diligence Process
- Regulation and Sustainability Aspects
- M&A Deals Contracts and Negotiations
- Start-ups and M&A Deals Taxation
- Post-Merger Integrations
- Startups Management
Learning labs focus on personal development. During the programme, students develop cross-functional and soft skills by attending sessions to cultivate intellectual flexibility, develop problem solving skills, learn to adapt in diverse situations and refine cross-cultural awareness.
The curricular internship is generally done at the end of the Major in M&A Strategy and represents an opportunity for students to combine theory and hands-on experience, coming into direct contact with professionals working in the industry. The Career Service Office supports students in their search for internship opportunities, thus helping to broaden their career prospects and giving them the possibility to acquire necessary work experience, both increasing and improving their skills while expanding their business network.
The field project is a great opportunity for students to put into practice the knowledge and competences acquired during the Master’s Degree Programme. Each type of field project helps students to move faster in their career path. Students will combine theory and practice, build professional connections, gain relevant work experience, strengthen their creative and analytical skills, thus increasing their future employability.
The field project can be one of the following:
- internship: from educational training to reality, students participate in an internship that follows the educational programme
- entrepreneurial project: students develop their own business idea, from the idea creation to the business plan and go-to-market;
- research project: students develop a research-based project on a subject selected with faculty members
The Master’s Degree Programme in Digital and Business Transformation – Major in M&A Strategy lasts 12 months and is divided in 4 terms.
Term 1: September-December 2023
Term 2: January-February 2024
Term 3: March-June 2024
Term 4: Internship
Please note that the academic calendar is subject to change, for more information and details please e-mail email@example.com.