Diploma Programme in Advanced Business Valuation

Dutch-taught programme

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 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.
  • 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.

  • The programme was highly valuable as there was an excellent mix of theory and practical use of the materials. As CEO of a local bank, I’m responsible for the integral management of the bank and specifically for the SME and corporate advice portfolios. These teams deal with financial and strategic issues including acquisition, mergers, sales and buy ins. The excellent RSM programme consists of 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.

    Jelmer J. Algra, CEO of Rabobank Leeuwarden Noordwest Friesland

    “I had basic knowledge of finance from a former job as strategy and management consultant at a bank. I’m now involved in my organisation’s corporate finance cases. RSM’s valuation programme gave me the knowledge 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. In addition to the in-depth-knowledge of finance, thanks to Marc Goedhart, I also enjoyed learning from a group of true professionals who work mostly within the SME segment.”

    Rainier van Vlokhoven, managing partner at Lyanthe (robotic accounting)

  • 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

    Eric Vermeulen

    Luc Defaix

  • 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 about the startdate for 2022.


    RSM Diploma Programme in Advanced Business Valuation
    € 15,500 (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
    € 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.

    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.

  • If you would like to join the programme, please contact us for registration:

    Eugène Kerpen

    E:  ekerpen@rsm.nl
    T:  +31 6 100 078 46