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 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 the CFA®exams are not included in the tuition fee.

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

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association

The CAIA Association is a global professional credentialing body dedicated to creating greater alignment, transparency, and knowledge for all investors, with a specific emphasis on alternative investments. A Member-driven organization representing professionals in more than 95 countries, CAIA Association advocates for the highest ethical standards. The organization provides unbiased insight on a broad range of investment strategies and industry issues, key among them being efforts to bring greater diversification to portfolio construction decisions to achieve better long-term investor outcomes. Our Members represent senior leadership in the allocator, manager, regulator, and academic verticals.  

To learn more about the CAIA Association and how to become part of the organization’s mission, please visit