Leading Professor Christopher Kummer to teach Corporate Valuation for Lauder Business School Masters Students


Lauder Business School University has the privilege of Prof. Christopher Kummer’s experience for the Master class: Corporate Valuation. This special course is open for 2nd semester Banking, Finance and Compliance Masters students.

Prof. Kummer has contributed to more than 270 international and national medias, e.g. ORF, New York Times, The Economist Intelligence Unit and many more. His contribution won him the title “Professor of the Week” in the Financial Times. Prof. Kummer also acts as the President of the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA), Vienna, Austria

 The course emphasizes the various approaches to company valuation and will detail the M&A Processes: Strategy, Due Diligence, Synergies, Company Valuation and Post Merger Integration. Furthermore, the course will cover valuation of special cases such as firms with negative or abnormal earnings and young or start-up companies.

 The learning outcome for our Banking, Finance and Compliance Masters students will be the:

  • Understanding of financial statement analysis
  • Knowledge of the different valuation approaches
  • Ability to apply different valuation methods
  • Awareness of the most important stems in the M&A process

Professor Christopher Kummer is a leading professor in the field of Strategy, Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions. Prof. Kummer has a unique experience not only in the academic but also the business world, having studied and researched at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School in Boston as well as in Berlin, Shanghai and St. Gallen and working as an advisor for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

 Articles and books published in various languages. Selected books: Co-author of chapters for the book “Managing Complex Mergers” from the Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, published by FT Prentice Hall; co-author of “Leitfaden Mergers & Acquisitions” (Guide to M&A) published by LexisNexis in Austria, India, and Malaysia; Contributor to the Financial Times Lexicon.

 To learn more about Prof. Christopher Kummer’s work, please visit the following link:

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