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Online Courses

Welcome to the International Financial Students Association Rotterdam's comprehensive course section. Explore a diverse range of courses tailored to your needs, from beginner-friendly introductions to advanced, specialized finance topics. Whether you're looking for free resources to kickstart your journey or seeking premium, in-depth courses to elevate your expertise, our curated selection caters to every level of proficiency. Simply click on the course title or image to visit the course website and start your learning adventure today! Colors of titles indicate the difficulty level of the course red being more challenging, green relatively easier and yellow ones in between!




Corporate Finance Course will teach you who the key players in the capital markets are, what the capital raising process looks like, the main business valuation techniques, types of valuation multiples, how to structure an M&A deal, how to finance an acquisition, types of equity securities, and an overview of career paths as well as how to prepare for interviews.


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"Learn and Master the Basics of Finance" covers basic to moderately complex finance topics, equipping you to understand publications like the "Financial Times" and other business newspapers or magazines. It focuses on enhancing your confidence in discussing the latest financial issues at social events and teaches techniques for managing finances and building wealth.


"Finance for Non-Finance: Learn Quick and Easy" is designed to help you identify and solve problems in your company, improve business performance, and understand the economic substance of projects. It enables you to make well-informed economic decisions, weigh benefits against costs, comprehend financial statements, and gain a comprehensive understanding of your company and its competitors.

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"Innovative Finance: Hacking Finance to Change the World" addresses using finance tools for social and environmental outcomes. The course covers strategies for financial inclusion, energy access, and education through a five-step process: outcome identification, due diligence, resource mapping, opportunity discovery, and strategy design. In five weeks, learn about revenue creation, financing approaches, and business models using real case studies, preparing you to leverage finance for social change.


"NYIF: Intro to Stock Trading" offers a comprehensive introduction to stock trading, providing a solid foundation in the strategies and techniques essential for navigating volatile equities markets.

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"Principles of Sustainable Finance" teaches the fundamentals of sustainable finance, the relationship between the UN Sustainable Development Goals and finance, the significance of a long-term perspective, and the role of finance in transitioning to a sustainable economy.


Explore the fundamentals of accounting, finance, financial modeling, and valuation in this comprehensive course designed for all levels of expertise. Whether you are a novice or an experienced professional, this course covers essential concepts to enhance your understanding of the financial landscape.

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This business course helps you to read and understand financial statements to evaluate how business performance is affected by four fundamental drivers of profitability viz., asset management, cost management, leverage management and tax management. It will also help you to identify areas for improvement.

In this course, you will gain an understanding of time-honored financial concepts and rules, and how these can be applied to value firms, bonds, and stocks.We will cover the time value of money, cost of capital and capital budgeting. You will be using Excel for many process including valuing bonds and stocks, computing NPV and finding IRR.

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This course will improve your financial literacy so that you can speak with confidence when starting or advancing your career in Investment Banking and Finance.You will learn about the different sectors and sub-sectors across the financial industry. In addition to industry jargon, you will also learn how hiring decisions are made and the strategies to control the narrative and tell your story in the most compelling way possible.



Explore the dynamics of private equity and venture capital in this comprehensive finance course. Gain insights into the creation and development of firms, along with the financial support they receive through venture capital investment. Delve into the role of private equity investors in financing companies across various life stages, from startup to maturity, and navigate through crises. Guest speakers and practitioners will share real-world examples throughout the program. Basic knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles is recommended, while prior understanding of private equity and venture capital is beneficial but not mandatory.
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Explore advanced valuation in 'Advanced Valuation and Strategy' by Erasmus University Rotterdam. Ideal for executives and students in finance, the course introduces cutting-edge tools for strategic decision-making, including the expanded NPV. Tailored for a diverse audience, it covers topics like leveraged buyouts, high-tech ventures, and rival bidder analysis. Choose from three levels: Executive Summary (1-week module), Student Level (basic finance knowledge), and Honors Level (intellectually rigorous). Revolutionize your decision-making skills in business and daily life.


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