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This course will introduce the learner to various anti-trust laws that have been enacted over time and how they affect the operations of the financial institution. The course will familiarize the learner with price fixing and bid rigging and how these violations can be avoided. Additionally, this course will cover corporate mergers and foreign anti-trust guidelines. After completing this course, the learner will understand:

  • The importance of anti-trust laws.
  • The various ways in which corporations can merge.
  • Potential penalties faced by those who violate anti-trust laws.


T1. Antitrust: This topic will provide an introduction to antitrust laws by providing a brief history, in addition to explanations of various antitrust laws and how they are enforced.

T2. Price Fixing and Bid Rigging: This topic will define and provide examples of price fixing and bid-rigging activities.

T3. Corporate Mergers: This topic will define mergers for the learner and will provide him/her with examples and explanations of the different types of mergers, in addition to a brief overview of merger law.

T4. Monopoly Power: This topic will define and provide examples of a monopoly and will outline significant anti-monopoly legislation.

T5. Foreign Antitrust Guidelines: This topic will familiarize the learner with the various laws, guidelines, and procedures that relate to the international enforcement of antitrust.

T6. Penalties: This topic will explain the possible criminal and civil penalties that one may face for violating any of the various antitrust laws.