Business Valuation Program BVP

Business Valuation Program
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Start- and course dates
November 28, 2024
Utrecht Campus, Tilburg Campus
April 10, 2025
Utrecht Campus, Tilburg Campus
15 months
€ 25250 (exempt from VAT)
Study load
12-15 hours / week
PE points

Strengthen your competencies with broad knowledge of business valuation

Immerse yourself in the financial markets, business and tax legislation, venture capital financing, initial public offering (IPOs) of companies, valuation of non-listed companies, and the use of real options in the valuation of companies and organizations. The Business Valuation Program is a flexible program with a broad approach to business valuation. This program will put you in a position to make an impact on business and society.

Participant profile

The Business Valuation Program (BVP) is aimed at financial managers and advisers who are ready to take the next step in the field of valuation and value creation. Participants have approximately 10 years' experience at various management levels. The average age is 42.

Our participants include:

  • Finance & business controllers, accountants, private bankers
  • Senior executives at the 2nd or 3rd tier of large organizations
  • Managing directors or management team members of medium-sized organizations
  • Senior project managers and advisers

Education at top level - Admission requirements for the Business Valuation Program

We strive for participant groups full of talent, experience and potential. For this reason, we apply admission requirements. This lets us guarantee the highest quality education for you.

We expect:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master's degree in a relevant discipline
  • At least three years of work experience in a relevant field
  • Experience in valuing public and private companies or investment projects
  • Fluency in English
  • If applicable, successful completion of the necessary components of the premaster


Successful completion of the premaster can be a prerequisite for participation in the program. This helps us ensure that all our students are similarly qualified. Ultimately, that means you benefit from collaboration with a motivated group of talented finance professionals.

Why choose the Business Valuation Program?

  • Financial expertise: an all-round approach to business valuation by means of valuation and value creation.
  • Individual support: get more out of the program with our personalized support and highly effective learning methods.
  • Business partner: the in-depth knowledge and understanding of business valuation you gain as Register Valuator will make you an indispensable partner for senior management and customers alike.
  • Practice-based concepts and challenging work methods: these open up new ways of thinking you can apply in your work from day one.
  • Interaction with a diverse group of participants: a wide variety of backgrounds will help you learn with and from each other.
  • Interaction with a diverse group of participants: learn with and from each other.

Customizable program

Studying at TIAS means tailor-made studying. We offer customized programs to anticipate your and your organization's individual needs. The Business Valuation Program commences twice a year. You can take longer to complete the program if that suits you better.

What do you stand to gain from the Business Valuation Program?

After completing the Business Valuation Program, you will have the latest knowledge and insights in the field of business valuation. You will be able to determine the most effective strategy and take steps to ensure the acquisition and integration process of an acquisition or merger is successful. This avoids delays and ensures that everyone has the right expectations when closing a deal. It speeds up the transaction process, allowing you to generate value and contribute with impact to the preparation for sales, acquisitions, mergers or initial public offerings (IPOs). Make a difference and create impact by:

  • Understanding the importance of valuation and value creation both in listed and unlisted settings, such as SMEs, scale-ups and large non-listed companies.
  • Identifying different scenarios in which business valuations are done and understanding the impact of business value on strategic decision-making.
  • Mastering different valuation scenarios and techniques, and being able to select the one most suited to the scenario at hand.
  • Understanding the roles played by private markets in business valuation.
  • Knowing which financial components contribute to value creation.
  • Applying your newly acquired insights and knowledge directly in your work.
  • Expanding your network with equally motivated professionals.

Design and contents of the Business Valuation Program

The Business Valuation Program delves into both the theoretical and practical challenges of business valuation. After completing the program, you will be able to apply your newly acquired insights and knowledge directly in your work. As an indispensable business partner for senior management and clients, you contribute to and accelerate sound and sustainable decision-making.

Program aims

The depth and scope of the program allows you to:

  • understand the importance of valuation in different listed and non-listed settings
  • identify the different scenarios in which business valuations are done
  • identify the different methods and valuation techniques and select the one most suited to the scenario at hand
  • list the roles played by public and private markets in business valuation
  • identify the key value drivers


The Business Valuation Program comprises seven modules that are taught over a 15-month period. Each module consists of four weeks of online learning during which students prepare themselves for the three-day in-class sessions. The study load is 12 to 15 hours a week. The modules:

  • Principles of Business Valuation
  • Quantitative Tools for Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Valuing Private Companies, part 1
  • Valuing Private Companies, part 2
  • Elective course: Financial Data Analytics / Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Elective cours: Management Accounting / Real Estate Finance
  • Optional:Tax law

    The program is concluded with the individual writing of a Valuation Report, based on a real-life case.

    Benefit from our flexible learning approach. You can plan the study period over longer than the outlined 13-month period, or simply opt to design your own modular package with modules that are relevant for you, without taking the full program. The program starts twice a year.

    End result: TIAS certificate and title RV

    Upon successful completion you will receive a certificate of participation in the Business Valuation Program. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)

    and by the Dutch Institute for Register Valuators (NIRV). You will obtain the title Register Valuator (RV) once you have completed the program and successfully defended your Valuation Report. In addition to defending your Valuation Report, you will also have to go through the NIRV assessment.

    Dates and locations Business Valuation Program

    NameLocationStart dateHBO sign up WO sign up
    Business Valuation ProgramUtrecht Campus, Tilburg CampusNovember 28, 2024September 27, 2024October 31, 2025
    Business Valuation ProgramUtrecht Campus, Tilburg CampusApril 10, 2025February 7, 2025March 7, 2025

    Costs Business Valuation Program

    Total program price € 25250 (exempt from VAT). This price includes the compulsory literature, access to the Virtual Campus and day arrangements (lunch, coffee / tea and soft drinks) during the lecture days. The price does not include possible costs for dinners, hotel stays and sofware licences.

    Additional costs

    Costs for the pre-Master's program, if applicable. 

    How do you finance your education?

    You have found the program that best suits your learning goals and ambitions. But how do you finance this? There are different ways to do that. Your employer can play a role, but there are also interesting statutory regulations that you can use yourself. We list the possibilities for you.

    Read about the possibilities here »

    Faculty Business Valuation Program

    TIAS School of Business and Society broadens your prospects by offering the Business Valuation Program in English, by lecturers who are top academics and/or respected practitioners with international experience. Along with your peers in the program, they form a valuable professional network you carry into the future.

    Academic Director

    Frans de Roon
    Full Professor


    Joy van der Veer
    Adjunct Professor
    Eric Dooms
    Associate Professor
    Alfred Slager
    Full Professor
    Philip Joos
    Full Professor
    Herbert Hamers
    Full Professor

    Start your application

    Following your enrollment, the Business Valuation Program Adviser will reach out to you for an initial introduction and to schedule an intake meeting with the Academic Director. The purpose of this intake is to discuss your development ambitions and the match with the learning objectives of the program. Upon a positive recommendation from the Academic Director after the intake, you will receive the official study agreement and can finalize your enrollment."

    Emily Franken
    Emily Franken
    Program Adviser
    +31 13 466 86 02

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