The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute

The CFA® charter is the designation of excellence in the investment community. RSM is one of the few universities in the Benelux that has been awarded CFA® Institute Programme Partner status. The Finance & Investments Advanced curriculum provides you with a key advantage in your future career as a financial analyst or investment banker. It is a unique opportunity for you to qualify for the RSM MScFI degree and prepare for the CFA® exams within one academic year.

By your choice of core courses and electives you will be able to optimise your preparation for the CFA® exams. These are held in June and December. You only qualify for the CFA® designation after passing all three levels of CFA® exams and having a number of years of working experience.

The costs to participate in one of the CFA® exams are included in the tuition fee of the MSc Finance & Investments Advanced.

Every year a team of Advanced master students is selected to participate in the CFA Investment Research Challenge. This competition offers a unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts and compete with peers from the world’s top finance programs.  

Please find further details on CFA® exams and the requirements on the CFA website.

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association

Our program is also part of the Academic Partnership Program of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association. For those of you interested in a career in finance with an alternative investments focus (such as, for example, hedge funds, real estate or private equity) our program offers the benefits of preparing for CAIA exams while studying for the RSM MSc degree.