• Start dates

    16 September 2024

  • Duration

    6-10 months

    Advanced Business Valuation - 6 months
    Advanced Business Valuation with Register Valuator track - 10 months

  • Programme fee

    €15,500 or €23,000

  • Language


  • Format

    In person

Creating value is key to your company’s survival, and a deep understanding of how to measure and manage value can give you a decisive edge over your competitors. RSM’s Business Valuation programme gets you there.

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Learning goals

Join this short course to add value for yourself and your organisation. 

  • Gain a deep understanding of valuation theory and practice.  
  • Learn how to apply valuation skills in strategic, financial and operational decisions.  
  • Develop valuation models you can use in practice within your organisation.  
  • Benefit from personal interactions with international experts.  
  • Work towards the Register Valuator degree.  

Are you interested in RSM's Business Valuation?

Programme overview

All modules in the course are practice-based and highly interactive. Complete the first four modules of four days per module and obtain the RSM Diploma in Advanced Business Valuation.  

Optional Register Valuator track

The programme also offers an additional Register Valuator track. To obtain the title of Register Valuator you need to:

  • Complete two extra modules of three days.
  • Successfully complete a written exam at the end of module 6.
  • Successfully complete the NiRV assessment.

Participants can participate in the assessment at least 6 months after completing the Business Valuation course. The evaluation report on which an assessment is taken must be another report with which an examination has been taken and must come from personal practice. Within the assessment, more attention is also paid to the Code of Conduct and Professional Rules and practical cases.

For whom

Explore if this course is for you

Your roles

  • Experience in corporate finance
  • Business controlling or financial services

Your responsibilities

  • Manage your business or organisation to create as much value as possible
  • Advise or make decisions on corporate strategies, M&A transactions and investment projects

Your challenges

  • Understanding how to analyse, measure, interpret and manage value

Admission requirements*

  • Minimum 5 years of managerial experience
  • Budget responsibility
  • Financial impact in your organisation
  • Involved in strategic decision-making process

*Your application will be final once we have informed you, based on the intake call, that your application has been accepted. If you have only some experience, or are new to finance and management, we advise you to Finance for Non-Financial Managers programme instead. 

Read what previous participants say about this programme

Reinier Blokhuizen

Senior consultant with Nederhof & Partners

“Becoming a partner in my company is partly thanks to programme. My background is accounting, and I realised I lacked an understanding of business valuation. I learnt about calculating the cost of capital and I was able to use it right away. The combination of practice and knowledge makes the learning stick –talking about these topics with other participants also gave me new information – and I now feel confident that I can give a proper valuation in my own work.”

RSM Business Valuation Alumnus

Jelmer Algra

CEO of Rabobank Leeuwarden Noordwest Friesland

“This valuable programme was an excellent mix of theory and practical use of the materials. As CEO of a local bank, I became responsible for the integral management of the bank, specifically for the SME and corporate advice portfolios. These teams deal with financial and strategic issues including acquisition, mergers, sales and buy ins. RSM’s excellent programme are intense weeks with plenty of deep dives and with a great diverse group. I learned not only a theoretical foundation, but also practical tools and models and a great network of peers to work with.”

Rainier van Vlokhoven

Managing director at Lyanthe (robotic accounting)

“I had basic knowledge of finance from when I was a strategy and management consultant at a bank. I’m now involved in my organisation’s corporate finance cases. RSM’s valuation programme taught me how to valuate companies – big and small. I learned the variables that have the most impact on the value, and how you can valuate a fast-growing (tech) company. Professor Marc Goedhart shared in-depth-knowledge of finance, and I also enjoyed learning from a group of true professionals who work mostly within the SME segment.”

Your expert faculty

During the Diploma Programme in Advanced Business Valuation you will learn from Prof. Marc Goedhart. Occasionally we may substitute other faculty members according to the content of the programme and their availability.

Prof. Marc Goedhart

Marc Goedhart leads the RSM Diploma Programme in Business Valuation. He is professor of corporate valuation at RSM and has more than 20 years of experience in advising companies across Europe and Asia on corporate finance and valuation issues at McKinsey & Company. He is one of the leaders of McKinsey’s Strategy & Corporate Finance practice in the Benelux, and co-wrote Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Valuation of Companies. He is a member of the editorial board of the quarterly journal McKinsey on Finance, and has published extensively in the McKinsey Quarterly and academic journals. Marc is a regular contributor to courses in finance at academic institutions in Europe.

The Register Valuator track is led by:

Thomas Notenboom

Margriet de Soeten

Luc Defaix

Eric Vermeulen

Discover the programme during an online information session on 23 August

More information

Programme dates

Advanced Business Valuation
16 September 2024


Register Valuator Track
New dates will be announced soon. Please contact our programme advisor Manjeet Kaur for more information. 

Programme fee

Fees without Register Valuator track

€ 15,500 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.


Fees with Register Valuator track

€ 23,000 (excl. 21% VAT) for RSM Diploma Programme in Advanced Business Valuation with Register Valuator track, including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation nor the costs of the NiRV assessment. The NiRV assessment takes place after the last module and costs an additional € 1,500.

Programme admission

Intake after registration

After registration, you will receive an invitation for a short intake call. An intake is necessary to guarantee a diverse group of high-quality participants. Your registration will be final once we have informed you.


Admission requirements

To participate in the Diploma Programme in Advanced Business Valuation, you have an educational or practical background in finance, accounting or similar. Examples include more than two years of professional experience in finance, accounting or M&A, or a bachelor's or master's degree in business or business economics with an extensive amount of finance or accounting credits.

Frequently asked questions

Advanced Business Valuation
16 - 19 September 2024
4 - 7 November 2024
9 - 12 December 2024
20 - 23 January 2025

Register Valuator Track
New dates will be announced soon.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) offers a dynamic learning environment for professionals looking for new skills and knowledge in business and management education. 

  • RSM is consistently ranked among Europe’s top business schools.
  • World-class professors and a globally oriented faculty deliver business leaders with an innovative mindset.
  • A prestigious Triple Crown accreditation puts RSM among the top 1% of business schools worldwide.
  • With our no-nonsense approach, RSM's goal is to give you the tools to put your new skills and knowledge directly into practice, for real impact.
  • It’s about you: during your programme you can discuss your specific business challenges and receive personal coaching.
  • You will meet a new network of peers in an RSM programme: extend your network, share experiences and become inspired by your fellow participants.

This programme takes place in Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam, just 15 minutes by public transport from Rotterdam city centre. Our modern and lively campus has innovative study facilities, sustainable design, and calming green spaces.

Class sizes are usually between 12 to 24 people, but it does depend on the programme. We aim for a balance between allowing capacity to guarantee individual attention, and achieving a good group dynamic and networking opportunities.

Programme fees include tuition, programme materials, plus lunch and refreshments throughout the programme. Hotel accommodation is not included, unless mentioned otherwise in the programme information.

If you require hotel accommodation, we recommend the Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel and the Bilderberg Park Hotel. Both hotels are located in Rotterdam, accessible to the university, and participants can benefit from special rates.

Please note that due to high demand, we advise you to book your hotel stay for any program as early as possible with a flexible rate.

Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

If you have more general questions, we recommend you explore our more in-depth FAQs page. If you are looking for personal advice, then please contact one of our advisors using the contact form below.

Manjeet Kaur

Programme advisor

It's my priority to help you identify how you can meet your professional objectives, so reach out and let's make a plan for your personal development.