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M&A 101 Fundamentals Certification Course

In this M&A Science Academy course, learn about the key stakeholders, documents, and stages involved in a deal and basic terminology when it comes to mergers and acquisitions.

What you’ll learn

  • Key M&A terms and definitions
  • Different deal roles
  • Stakeholders' responsibilities
  • Various types of transactions

Course content

Sellers vs Buyers

Potential External Teams

Growth Types

Structuring Consideratinos

Course Terminology Sheet

Course Quiz

Who is this course for

This course is intended for those new to M&A and looking to learn entry level M&A terminology and definitions.


Jessica Zhivotovsky
Sales Manager at DealRoom

This course was taught by the M&A Science team.


Upon completion, members will earn an "M&A 101 Fundamentals" certification.

Have any questions?

What is the M&A Science Academy?

The M&A Science Academy is an online-platform where you can access courses taught by M&A professionals. The courses cover a wide variety of M&A topics such as integration, divestitures, due diligence, management styles, and more.

The M&A Science Academy includes courses from M&A experts who are eager to share their stories, failures, and successes.

Our goal is to provide users with knowledge from industry practitioners that can be applied to their own practices.

Where can I watch the courses?

All courses are available 24/7 on the M&A Science Thinkific page.

Which courses are right for me?

The M&A Science Academy courses were created to cover a range of topics based upon common M&A challenges. We are going to be adding new content regularly so feel free to explore new areas!