Diploma Programme in Advanced Business Valuation

This programme is taught in Dutch

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.

Valuation: measuring and managing the value of companies

This four-module Dutch-taught executive programme helps you become an expert in measuring value, enabling you to advise or decide on corporate strategy, M&A and capital investments. In addition, you learn how to apply this expertise to value-based management: running your business or organisation with the objective of creating maximum value. You deepen your understanding of the theoretical concepts as well as develop your ability to conduct advanced financial analyses and valuations.

You will learn from the wide experience of Professor Marc Goedhart, co-author of the McKinsey practitioner’s book Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies.

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

Learning objectives

RSM has led the way in teaching business valuation since it launched the Netherlands’ first Business Valuation programme in 1995. The depth of knowledge and experience of our faculty ensures that you will obtain a degree of the highest quality. During the programme, you will:

  • gain a deep understanding of valuation at the theoretical as well as practical level
  • learn how to apply valuation skills in strategic, financial and operational decisions
  • develop valuation models you can take with you and use in practice
  • have personal interaction with international experts
  • have the option to work towards the Register Valuator degree.

Completing the RSM Diploma Programme in Advanced Business Valuation with Register Valuator track will award you 120 PE points. Read more about PE points for this programme.

  • You will benefit from this programme, if you have experience in corporate finance and want to become an expert at valuation. Most participants work in business controlling or financial services, and have a degree in economics or management.

  • During the Diploma Programme in Advanced Business Valuation you will learn from Prof. Marc Goedhart and Prof. Erik Peek. 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.

    Prof. Erik Peek
    Erik Peek is professor of business analysis and valuation at RSM. He researches financial analysis, accounting and valuation, and international financial reporting. Before RSM, Erik was associate professor at Maastricht University, and has been a visiting associate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his doctorate from VU Amsterdam in 2001, and has held Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) status since 2002. He has published articles in major academic journals including: Contemporary Accounting ResearchJournal of Business Finance & Accounting, and European Accounting Review. He co-authored the textbook Business Analysis and Valuation: IFRS Edition.

  • Admission

    Participants will learn as much from each other as from the faculty. To ensure a diverse and high-quality group, all applicants to the programme will be required to undergo a short intake discussion with an RSM staff member. This way we can guarantee that the programme is suitable for you.

    You should comply with the following requirements if you wish to take part in the RSM Diploma Programme in Advanced Business Valuation:

    You should have a Master in Finance or Accounting or have a comparable level/background. Examples are an MBA or Master in Business or Business Economics, with an ample amount of finance or accounting credits; or more than 2 years of professional experience in finance, accounting, or M&A.


    Please contact our programme advisor Eugène Kerpen for more information.


    RSM Diploma Programme in Advanced Business Valuation
    € 15,000 (excl. 21% VAT) for RSM Diploma Programme in Advanced Business Valuation, including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

    RSM Diploma Programme in Advanced Business Valuation with Register Valuator track
    € 22,500 (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.

    General terms and conditions

    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.


    The programme takes place in the Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

    Hotel accommodation

    We recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel, adjacent to the university and less than five minutes’ walk from campus. Participants benefit from special rates.

  • Please contact our programme advisor Eugène Kerpen for more information.