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Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (M&AP)

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

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

Designation Training Requirements

Complete four learning modules (online or in person)

Designation Exam Type

Online program: various testing methods (assignments, case studies, calculations, essay type of questions, multiple choice questions). Onsite program: attendance based.

Continuing Education Requirements

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

Verification and Complaints
Online Designation Resource

Yes, at IMAA Verify

Investor Complaint Process


Published List of Disciplined Designees