M&A Offerings


The Board of M&A Standards (BMAS) will endorse or accredit programs, books after an “Application for Endorsement” is submitted and a BMAS assessment is completed (download form on this page).

Apply for Endorsement

Please download, fill out and return the “Application for Endorsement” PDF below:


Certification Programs

Status Title Info Link
Endorsed Certified M&A Specialist (CMAS) macouncil.org
Under Review CCM&AA Certified M&A Advisor amaaonline.com

Training Courses

Status Title Info Link
Endorsed The Art of M&A for HR Leaders macouncil.org
Endorsed The Art of M&A Integration macouncil.org
Endorsed The Art of M&A Due Diligence macouncil.org
Under Review The Art of M&A Program Management macouncil.org

M&A Associations

Status Name Info Link
Endorsed Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) acg.org

Recommended Reading

Cover Title & Author Info Link
M&A Strategy book cover The Art of M&A Strategy - Lajoux and Smith
Rapid globalization, technological advances, and dramatic changes in public policy have made industry restructuring the “new normal.”
Category: Strategy
The Art of M&A book cover The Art of M&A Due Diligence - Lajoux and Elson
The most trusted M&A guidebook available, this step-by-step guidebook is all you need to know where to look―and what to look for when conducting M&A due diligence.
Category: Due Diligence
Due Dilegence book cover The Art of M&A Integration, 2nd Edition - Lajoux
This thoroughly revised edition provides you with updated facts on integration of compensation plans, new FASB and GAAP accounting rules, strategies for merging IT systems and processes, and more.
Category: Integration
M&A Complete book cover The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions – Galpin and Herndon
Packed full of "how to" guidance, tools, templates and resources, The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions is the ultimate handbook for planning and managing post-merger integration.
Category: Integration
Valuation book cover Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies (6th edition)– Koller, Goedhart, and Wessels
Valuation is the single best guide of its kind, helping financial professionals worldwide excel at measuring, managing, and maximizing shareholder and company value.
Category: Valuation
Investment banking book cover Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions (2nd edition) – Rosenbaum and Pearl
Investment Banking is a highly accessible and authoritative book on how to perform the valuation work at the core of the financial world.
Category: Valuation