Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions: Where Theory Meets Practice is a new kind of program at SMU Cox. We’re delivering practical intellectual stimulation that satisfies your academic curiosity and balances theory with ready-to-use insights. You get the academic rigor you expect plus interactive exercises, real-world case studies and lessons from leading industry practitioners that help you turn ideas into action.

This results-focused balance begins with leadership from Associate Dean Shane Goodwin, Ph.D., a former investment banker with more than 20 years of M&A experience on Wall Street, including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

In addition to our own expert faculty, Dr. Goodwin has tapped the unmatched SMU Cox network for M&A experts from Goldman Sachs, Evercore, AT&T, PepsiCo, Gibson Dunn, McDermott Will & Emery and Kimberly-Clark, plus former strategy consultants from McKinsey and Bain.

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  • Format

    Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m.; Friday 7:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location

    James M. Collins Executive Education Center

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    CPE Hours: 50

    NACD Board Fellowship Credits: 10

    Participants should bring a personal laptop and have a basic understanding of corporate finance.

  • Price

    Price subject to customization

    Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a certificate.

    To learn more about customized opportunities for this program, contact us at 214.768.3335 or

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