Courses Bachelor Display 2017-2018

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Course title Managing Takeovers
Course code EBS2017
ECTS credits 4,0
Assessement None
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
3 15-1-2018 26-1-2018 C
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Sanne Jongen
For more information: s.jongen@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Mergers, takeovers and restructuring have become commonplace phenomena in the new economy and force companies to grow larger. A recent example is the takeover of Arcelor by Mittal Steel (two of the main players in the steel market). The question is whether these takeovers actually create value for the firm.
Description
In this skills training you will take part in understanding shareholder value-based thinking in the context of M&As by performing case work that focuses on valuing and assessing takeovers, synergies, option-like deals, and buyouts.

Other teaching methods: 3 written case studies.
Other examination method: assignments/cases.
Literature
Articles, parts of books and cases
Prerequisites
Exchange students need to have taken at least one introductory finance course, sufficient first-year finance skills, passing criteria are that all three cases must be completed with a "sufficient" grading.
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods Attendance
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation Economics and Management of Information Elective Skills
Bachelor International Business Year 2-3 Elective skills
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation Economics Elective Skills
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation International Business Economics Elective Skills
SBE Exchange Bachelor Bachelor Exchange Skills
SBE Exchange Master Bachelor Exchange Skills
SBE Non Degree Courses Bachelor Skills