Maximizing Value: Strategic Investments in M&A and Stock Market

About the course

Short-term Professional Development Program Abroad

Program Theme

Making strategic investment decisions, maximizing value with acquisitions and stock market analysis.


Executives, investment managers, financial consultants, and finance students looking to deepen their knowledge in M&A and stock strategies.


To teach how to identify risks and opportunities in M&A and the stock market, apply fundamental and technical analysis, develop investment strategies, evaluate divestments, and use market data for strategic decisions, with practice in real cases and visits to companies.

Maximizing Value: Strategic Investments in M&A and Stock Market

Benefits for scholarship holders participating in this program:

  • Free Business English module in Florida
  • Guidance and documents for obtaining the US Visa

  • Academic Preparation and Logistics for the program

Why should I attend this course?

  • Professors are PhDs with vast professional experience at executive levels;
  • Participants will attend 2 mandatory company visits.

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Testimonials from IBS Americas students who attended Florida Atlantic University

January - 2024

Armando Gomez Gonzalez

Stock Market Analysis & Investiment Decisions

January - 2024

Caio Risso Gurgel Amaral

Stock Market Analysis & Investiment Decisions


Exploring the causes behind M&A failures: Value destruction through agency problems and hubris; Factors influencing value creation in M&A; Leveraging intangible resources in acquisitions; M&A strategies for international expansion; Evaluating options: Acquire, build, or form alliances? Maximizing value through divestments. Applied Business Cases.

Mitigating risk through comprehensive analysis: Utilizing risk factors for informed decisions; Essential components of fundamental analysis; Practical insights from company visits and real-world business cases.

Harnessing data for strategic insights: Technical Analysis of Stocks; Analyzing historical returns and stock price data; Forecasting tools for value-driven pricing; Understanding the impact of macroeconomics on stock performance; Exploring diverse portfolios and global investment trends; Real-world applications through applied business cases.

Frequently Asked Questions

It varies according to each home University or College. Some may accept the transcript of credits based on the course content, syllabus and class hours. However, the specific arrangement needs to be made directly with your home University. IBS Americas is happy to work with your Institution to provide any documentation required for a credit transfer process. Consult your secretary. 

We recommend that you take your laptop to develop the work and activities. It will also be useful for accessing the library and digital materials made available by the professors. 

Courses are 3 weeks with classes from Monday to Wednesday full-time. The student will take the administration module in one period and, in the case of students from the United States and England, the English module in another. In Italy, the other period is dedicated to the preparation of the work to be presented at the end of the course. 
On Thursdays, students in the thematic courses have company visits or lectures with local executives. 
Please refer to the course page for specific details of course load, syllabus and extra activities. 

Professor Ricardo Britto

PhD in Business Administration from FEA/USP, he is one of the most experienced Brazilian professors in International Business.

  • Location
    Boca Raton - United States
  • Dates
    3 weeks (January or July)
  • Investment
    U$ 4,900 + Enrollment: U$ 90
    Check opportunities for partial scholarships
  • Program Profile
    Classes and company visits in a full-time basis
  • Workload
    75h classroom/activities/company visits
  • Additional Activity
    Business English module included in the program with 22 hours of classes
  • Students per Classroom
    From 15 to 30
  • Certification
    Certificate in Executive Management and Business English
  • Language
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