Everything is presented using only real cases which the professor has personally worked on, thus allowing students to apply their theory right away and also to gain keep insights about how a real M&A deal happens
The Mergers and Acquisitions Summer School Program is for anyone who has some experience in finance and wants to further hone their skills to get ready for a finance career. The program will teach you everything you need to understand M&A, LBOs, and IPOs. The course starts steadily, as the professor wants to make sure everyone is on the same page; things pick up quickly and by the end of the program, students are challenged on a daily basis with technical details about M&A deals.
Something which stood out for me was the unique atmosphere for learning present at the HEC Paris Summer School. With a diverse student body, world-class speakers, and top-notch facilities, the learning experience at this leading business school is unrivaled. This feeling is further reinforced by the intensity of the course and the rate at which everyone is expected to learn. The zenith of this course is a group project where you work with students you have only just met days earlier. This encourages fresh ideas as team members push each other, bringing out the best in their peers and themselves.
The Summer School Program on Mergers and Acquisitions is one which anyone with an interest and a background in finance should consider taking. It provides a perfect preparation for finance interviews as well as key insights into the finance world. Everything is presented using only real cases which the professor has personally worked on, thus allowing students to apply their theory right away and also to gain insights about how a real M&A deal happens.
As a closing note, I would suggest taking the Summer School Program on Investment Banking and Corporate Finance either as a refresher or an introduction to the financial world before taking the Mergers and Acquisitions Summer School Program. The Mergers and Acquisitions Program can be quite technical and requires a certain level of mastery over the basic concepts; you will get a lot out of this experience.