The International Finance Student Association

What we do

About the
IFSA Network

Since its establishment in 2014 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the IFSA Network has been committed toward bringing its members:
Personal Growth: Learn through our workshops, presentations and challenges and grow both personally and professional.
Network Expansion:
We help you connect to fellow students, the people that went before you and students around the globe.
International Opportunities: Get inspired by international cases, competitions and networking opportunities like no other.

Having set up multiple international events in the past, we are now bringing the same inspiring and ambitious events closer to you.

Our International Flagship event

Global Case Competition at Harvard

Claimed as one of the leading (undergraduate) case competitions by the Corporate Finance Institute (CFI), the Global Case Competition at Harvard (GCCH) is one of the world’s most prestigious case competitions organized by students. With this case competition, we intend to deliver a world-class learning experience through a hands-on business case, while providing networking opportunities to connect aspiring analysts with leading firms.

Harvard University

Upcoming Events

Global Case Competition at Harvard - Case Release​

February 24, 2020

Our prestigious international event, the GCCH, will release its case on the 24th of February. It will again be an exciting case based on a real-life scenario that's just waiting to happen. After the release, the teams will have three weeks to come up with creative solutions, while competing for a spot in the final that will take place at Harvard University.

Make sure to buy your ticket, so you don't miss out on the possibility to win $10,000 and network with the some of the brightest mind at Harvard during a spectacular final.

ESN International Career Days​

March 3, 2020 / From 18:00​

This year we will be present at the Networking Drinks of the ESN International Career Days. This event is tailored to expanding your opportunities in and outside of The Netherlands and as the IFSA Network we have nothing but support for your development.

Come find us and learn more about what we represent and how we can be of help to building your network.

IFSA Internship Talks #2​

March 10, 2020 / 17:00 - 18:30 + Drinks​

Given last month's inspiring IFSA Internship Talks, the IFSA Network is bringing back this insightful opportunity to all those that are interested. Join us and learn more about three different fields of finance through the eyes of fellow students who have experienced these fields themselves.

If you have any personal questions left or are looking to meet likeminded students with a drive for finance, join us afterwards for drinks in the Smitse. First drink is on us!

Major International Events

IFSA Traders' Cup

Organized in 2017 and 2018, the IFSA’s Traders’ cup was the largest student-organized trading competition in the world. Student teams each received $100,000 cash to trade various US stocks, funds and ETFs and the team with the highest returns on the initial capital won the competition.

BCG Case Competition

Introduced in 2018, the Cape-Town chapter, in cooperation with BCG and InvestSoc, organised the three-week long International Cape Town Case Competition. Teams of excellent students proposed solutions to the housing crisis faced by the inhabitants of Cape Town in front of a select panel of distinguished professors and renowned practitioners directly in Cape Town, South Africa.

Stay in touch


Are you fueled by your passion for finance and wish to get the most out of it?

Become a member of the IFSA Network and learn, grow and develop yourself while getting inspired by a network of like-minded individuals.

Feel like bringing in your creativity and soft skills to help grow our network? Become an ambassador and learn valuable soft-skills!