M&A Science Academy is a platform for forward-thinking M&A practitioners to share best practices and proven techniques to develop an evidence-based approach to achieve better outcomes for M&A deals. Our organization recognizes the importance of empowering all individuals, including women, people of color, and individuals with diverse ethnic backgrounds, to seek and achieve their M&A career goals. Through the educational experience we provide at the M&A Science Academy, we see ourselves as well-positioned to help fill a rising need for new qualified M&A professionals who can better insulate deals from failure caused by cultural differences. And despite assumptions that experience in finance or an ivy-league education is needed, emerging candidates can come from any industry or job role and succeed in managing deals.
To shepherd in a new, diverse group of professionals to the industry, the M&A Science Diversity Scholarship Program is intended to open opportunities and provide world-class education to a broader audience. M&A Science will award those who are selected with 2-year scholarships to the M&A Science Academy. Through the benefits of an academy education, we believe it will help build a diverse pool of professional talent that can bring fresh perspectives and innovation to the M&A community.