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International Mergers & Acquisitions (IM&A)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.
Issuing Organization Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances
Qualification and Educational Requirements

Hold a PhD, JD, DBA, MBA or Bachelor Degree.
Hold one or more professional designations such as CPA, CFA, CAIA, or equivalent.

Education Requirements

Complete four learning modules (online or in person)

Examination Type


Continuing Education Requirements

10 hours bi-annually of relevant online or onsite education provided by IMAA


Verification and Complaints
Check Designation Status Online

Yes, at IMAA Verify

Investor Complaint Process


Published List of Disciplined Designees