Diploma Programme in Advanced Business Valuation

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. An optional track of two extra modules leads to the title of Register Valuator.

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.

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.

  • Prof. Marc Goedhart
    Prof. 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 an author of Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Valuation of Companies by T. Koller, M. Goedhart and D. Wessels, which is now in its 6th edition. 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
    is professor of business analysis and valuation at RSM. He conducts research in the areas of financial analysis, accounting and valuation, and international financial reporting. He has published articles in major academic journals including: Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, and European Accounting Review. He co-authored the textbook Business Analysis and Valuation: IFRS Edition. Prior to joining 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 University Amsterdam in 2001 and has held Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) status since 2002.

  • 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.

    Dates

    Please contact our programme advisor Eugène Kerpen for more information.

    Fees

    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.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellation notices must be received by email: openprogrammes@rsm.nl. The following cancellation fees apply:

    • More than 14 days before the programme’s start date: 25% of the programme fee will be charged
    • Between 14 and 7 days before the programme’s start date:  75% of the programme fee will be charged
    • 7 days or fewer before the programme’s start date: 100% of the programme fee will be charged
    • Cancellations received on or after the programme’s start date: 100% of the programme fee will be charged.


    Replacements

    The participant can be substituted by someone from the same company on the same course without extra costs.

    General terms and conditions

    Please click RSM Executive Education’s general terms and conditions.

    Location

    The programmes take place at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Bayle Building, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam.

    Hotel accommodation

    If you require hotel accommodation in Rotterdam, we recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark, adjacent to the university.

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