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Executive Education for Investment Professionals

Are you an experienced investment professional with at least 8 years of working experience? Do you want to excel and get the best out of yourself? Are you looking for a flexible in-depth executive education program to even further sharpen your skills and investment knowledge? The modular RBA program is tailored just for you!

The intensive world-class curriculum combines case studies, experiential projects and a variety of learning activities that make the RBA program a unique experience. In person, instructor-led training gives participants ample opportunity to interact with lecturers and fellow participants, learn from each other and discuss individual real life cases.

The program adapts to your needs. Interactive modules are combined in a 2.5 years track, where you can adjust the planning that fits best with your working schedule.

Alternatively, you may follow just one or more modules of the RBA program of your specific interest. This approach is very suitable for people who followed the CFA program or have done the RBA program in the past. Completion of a module is awarded with a certificate. Completing the whole track of 12 modules entitles you to the RBA designation.  

A modular program

The 12 modules form a consistent portfolio and constitute around the pillars Learn, Change and Lead. To receive an RBA accreditation the 12 modules need successful completion. Themes vary from regulatory dynamics to new investment technologies and investment leadership. And because of the modular nature of the program, it is also possible to sign up for a single module only. 

Module 1
Understanding clients and behaviours
Module 6
Mastering Change in Sustainability
Module 10
Understanding board room dynamics and interaction
Module 2
Regulatory dynamics and practical implications
Module 7
Mastering Change in New Investment Technologies
Module 11
Growing your investment leadership
Module 3
Advanced Asset Allocation
Module 8
Mastering Change in Lifecycle and DC investing
Module 12
The future of finance & innovation; your agenda!
Module 4
Balance sheet management
Module 9
Assessment module*
Module 5
The future of manager selection, monitoring and evaluation

*Module 9 is the last module in the change track and is only available for participants of the complete RBA program

Executive Education

By participating in the program participants not only gain deep understanding of the specific subjects but also develop and grow the skills and competences needed to perform to the highest standards. In person, instructor-led training gives participants ample opportunity to interact with teachers and fellow participants, learn from each other and discuss individual real life cases. 


The modules within the Learn pillar have been developed together with the VU Amsterdam. The Change pillar has been developed with TIAS School for Business and Society, the lectures are given on their Utrecht campus. The Lead pillar has been developed in cooperation with Nyenrode Business University, Breukelen. 

Cost of Learn module(s)

1 module                        2.295 euro
2 modules or more         2.195 euro per module

For members of CFA Society Netherlands

1 module                        2.050 euro
2 modules or more         1.950 euro per module

Cost of Change and Lead module(s)

1 module                        2.495 euro
2 modules or more         2.395 euro per module

For members of CFA Society Netherlands

1 module                        2.250 euro
2 modules or more         2.150 euro per module

Full RBA program

per module                     2.000 euro 

Employers who would like to enroll several employees may receive a customised offer.

VBA Academy

The RBA program is part of the VBA Academy and is composed of different modules of executive nature. The VBA Academy offers different modules and courses to the investment professional. Not only to keep their professional competence up-to-date, but also to help them grow in their careers to the next level of being a trusted partner with effective leadership and a good sense of integrity.

Candidate membership 

Registered candidates in the RBA Program can apply for candidate membership of CFA Society Netherlands for €80 per year for up to three years. It is a local membership, meaning you will have access to benefits offered by CFA Society Netherlands. Read about all the benefits and how to apply here.


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