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How & Why to Update Your M&A Management Approach

Lear how to keep things simple for smooth mergers and acquisitions management and not overcomplicate deals in order to have a successful outcome.

What you’ll learn

  • Creating an Integration Plan Backwards
  • Top 4 Questions to Form Your Integration Plan
  • Using Frameworks vs. Checklists
  • Importance of Customer and Employee Experience

Course content

What does a successful integration look like?

How to Continuously Improve your Process

Testing the Limits of Integration

How Relationships Impact Success

Maintaining Team Alignment

What is the biggest challenge when communicating strategy?

Who is this course for

This course is intended for professionals looking to improve integration planning, management, and communication.


Jim Buckley
Vice President, Mergers, Acquisitions Integration at VMware

Jim Buckley is the Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions Integration at VMware. His specialties include M&A, finance, operations, and strategic planning.


Upon completion, members will receive a "The Art of Simplicity: Why You Should Update Your M&A Management Approach" badge.

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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.

What is included in an M&A Science Academy subscription?

A subscription includes access to all M&A Science courses, downloadable PDFs, webinars, and more. New content and courses will be added regularly.

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!

How much does the Academy cost?

There is a monthly membership for $150/month, billed monthly or an annual membership for $120/month, billed annually (save 20%)

How do I cancel?

If you choose to cancel your M&A Science Subscription and wish to end recurring payments go to My Account Billing and hit Cancel for the subscription or payment plan. You will automatically lose access to the academy content at the end of the billing period.

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M&A Science Virtual Summit June 10 - 11 2020

This course includes sessions from the M&A Science Virtual Summit we held in June 2020. Topics range from integration to valuation, to general corporate development insight, and more.
Toby Tester
Senior Consultant & Project Manager at BTD
Russ Hartz
VP of Corporate Development at ANSYS, Inc.
Dan Menge
Head of M&A Integration at AMD
Carlos Cesta
Vice President Corporate Development at Presidio
Stacy Hendricks
Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal