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Strategy and Transaction Consulting

Module name (EN): Strategy and Transaction Consulting
Degree programme: Management Sciences, Master, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: DFMM-MARPF-240
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (120 minutes / can be repeated semesterly)

[updated 05.12.2019]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
DFMM-MARPF-240 Management Sciences, Master, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 1, mandatory course
MARPF-240 (P420-0330, P620-0132) Accounting and Finance, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 2, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Otmar Adam
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Otmar Adam

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Learning outcomes:
The goal of this module is to convey advanced methods of management consulting within the context of the strategic positioning of competitive medium-sized and large companies. In order to achieve a desired market position and competitive advantages, organic and acquisition growth strategies will be designed using a "method toolbox".
After successfully completing this module, students will have in-depth knowledge about the components and procedures of strategic management and the role of transaction consulting in this context.
Methodical competence:
Students will learn and be able to use relevant management and consulting methods in the form of a "method toolbox".
They will be able to apply these methods to specific cases.
They will have improved their ability to think in a structured and transdisciplinary manner.
Social competence:
Students woll have strengthened their ability to analyze, structure and argue.

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Module content:
Strategic Management and Strategy Consulting
_        Company and environmental analysis
_        Formulating a strategy
_        Implementing strategies
_        Strategy control
_        Special consulting methods
Mergers & acquisitions and transaction consulting
_        Classifying transactions (transaction goals, horizontal/vertical integration, etc.)
_        Characteristics and limits of mergers & acquisitions
_        Historical and current case studies
Transaction procedures
_        Initiation
_        Evaluation
_        Realization and post-merger integration

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, discussions, case studies and assignements in small groups

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Recommended or required reading:

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