University of Tennessee

Executive Education

Short Courses

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Building Your M&A Team

Course Description

Executive teams often overestimate their ability to successfully navigate a merger or acquisition. A recent McKinsey study found that M&A teams often lack the resources and capacity to successfully integrate their acquisitions. This program focuses specifically on forming a high-performing M&A team by identifying and aligning key business challenges, building an integration roadmap, aligning core capabilities, identifying performance targets and understanding the decision-making process necessary to drive new strategies, organizational structure and culture.


Themes to Explore:


Our facilitators will design a program based on organization-specific M&A activity. The program can focus on a breadth of topics including:


  • Building credibility as an M&A team
  • Creating competitive value through M&A decisions
  • Advocating for M&A strategic priorities
  • Understanding team resourcing and constraints
  • Leading in between the corporate center and business units
  • When to leverage external advisors



Who Should Attend:


  • Senior Executives
  • Business Unit Leaders

Available Industries: Leadership & Strategy

Duration & Dates

This is a 3-4 day custom course. Dates are flexible. Please contact us for more information.


This is a custom course and can be delivered on the UT campus or at your preferred location.


More information about faculty for this course coming soon.


Please contact Jonathan Harvey at or +1 (865) 974-9306 for more information.