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Supported Programs

The Center will translate the industry needs and developments into curricular and extra-curricular programs, focusing on the needs of financial services institutions throughout the Midwest. The foremost focus will be on educating a diverse pool of financial services professionals in ways that fulfill the industry talent needs. Through its lecture series and other sponsored forums, the Center will regularly expose students to practitioners and the contemporary issues facing the industry.

MS Wealth Management Program

The Center for Financial Services has co-launched a Master of Science in Wealth Management program, geared towards industry professionals seeking to deepen their understanding and credentials in the field. Download the program brochure.

CM&AA Program

About the Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor Program

DePaul University's Center for Financial Services has partnered with the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA) to offer a unique perspective on the middle marketplace for mergers and acquisitions. This partnership represents the frst and only advanced educational program for business leaders and advisory professionals.

As business sellers and buyers are often left to their own devices to make important decisions, this five-day program has been designed to specifcally address a large and highly fragmented market of mergers and acquisitions ranging in $5-$500 million in transaction value. During this program, industry experts will offer their views on current and future trends; DePaul faculty and practicing M&A instructors provide content that address both theoretical and applicable topics and tools in the real world of M&A. The synergy of this partnership represents the highest quality of available knowledge and thought leadership for middle market M&A services.

At the end of the program, participants will receive a Certifcate of Completion from DePaul's Life Long Learning department. Participants who are both qualifed and experienced as a business professional may also elect to take the exam. Those who successfully pass the exam will be awarded an advanced professional credential "Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor" (CM&AA) and membership to the AM&AA.

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Member Benefits

Further course description at the AM&AA site.

Call (877) 844-2535 or email

Topics Covered in the Program

  • Review and Examination for Credentialing (Optional)
  • Acquisition & Growth Financing
  • Other M&A Legal and Tax Issues
  • Traditional Business Valuation and Transactional Valuation
  • Business Valuation and M&A Standards, Accounting, Finance
  • Buy- and Sell-Side Representation, Traditional Investment Banking
  • The Dynamics of an M&A Engagement & Practice Management
  • An Overview of the Private Capital Marketplace