The Certified Financial Modeler has far exceeded my expectations and is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding steps in my academic journey. The quality of the course content was excellent. The lecturers are highly qualified experts with extensive experience in the financial industry who pass on their knowledge in an interesting and professional manner.

I found the practical relevance particularly positive. From the very beginning, the focus was on applying the learned knowledge in a real-life scenario. This allowed me not only to deepen my understanding, but also to learn how to use financial models effectively for decision-making in M&A transactions. Overall, I can unreservedly recommend the "Certified Financial Modeler". The course offers an intensive, practical and challenging training that prepares you in the best possible way for the high demands in investment banking and M&A-related business areas.

Moritz Aichner, Certified Financial Modeler, Munich University of Applied Sciences


"Nach dem erfolgreichen Absolvieren der Weiterbildung zum Certified Financial Modeler ist man in der Lage, Probleme aus den Bereichen Corporate Finance, Portfoliomanagement und Derivate mit Excel und VBA effizient zu lösen. Neben dem Mehrwert auf beruflicher Ebene bietet das Programm auch einen großen Mehrwert für die private Geldanlage. Ein Certified Financial Modeler kann ohne großen Aufwand mit einem Finanzmodell den fairen Wert einer Aktie ermitteln oder die Rendite und das Risiko eines ETF-Portfolios berechnen."


Sinan Aydogan, Certified Financial Modeler, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


"The Certified Financial Modeler certificate course enabled me to independently work on and answer relevant questions in the field of corporate finance during my internship with a financial investor. Especially the case study was a guarantee for a fast and sustainable combination of finance theory and modeling practice. I would like to emphasize the fast (answers within 24 hours) and constructive communication with the supervisors. With the newly acquired skills, I feel well prepared for the start of my career and can recommend the Certified Financial Modeler certificate course to all students and graduates without reservation".

Jens Felzmann, Certified Financial Modeler, Münster University of Applied Sciences


The Certified Financial Modeler course is particularly suitable for people who want to expand their quantitative and methodical finance skills in MS Excel. The processing of the case study in combination with literature and toolbox modules is very well thought-out and gives the modeler the chance to put the theory learned into practice. The high level of practical relevance and the perfect integration of content from the areas of corporate finance, M&A and portfolio management set the Certified Financial Modeler apart from other certifications. The communication with the team of the European Institute of Quantitative Finance was always fast and smooth.

Marius Fett, Certified Financial Modeler, University of Düsseldorf




“The modeling of complex issues belongs in today’s world to the essential core competencies in Finance and beyond. The Certified Financial Modeler program enables one in just a short time to develop outstanding skills to solve the toughest questions of the finance industry in a goal-oriented and structured manner. The condensed knowledge and smart approach of Financial Modeling help me on a daily basis with my dissertation. I haven’t just achieved a valuable qualification, but also a completely new perspective.”

Martin Geißler, MBA, Certified Financial Modeler, Corporate Finance/Financial


"The Certified Financial Modeler does not only confer a theoretical understanding of the areas corporate finance, portfolio management and derivatives, but also offers the adequate instruments to solve problems in practice. I graduated in International Financial Management at Nürtingen-Geislingen University. Completing the Certified Financial Modeler program has established a link to practice and thus guarantees that I am one step ahead of other graduates.

Matthias John, Certified Financial Modeler, Nürtingen-Geislingen University

The Certified Financial Modeler programme is ideal for acquiring a fundamental knowledge of financial modelling. The link between theory and practice makes it much easier to understand financial problems. Thanks to the course, I was able to acquire the necessary skills to get an internship in the field of M&A. I can therefore recommend the course to all students who see their future in corporate finance.

Timo Kahdemann, Certified Financial Modeler, HfWU

With the help of the Financial Modeler programme, you gain a comprehensive insight into the design and structure of financial models, including the necessary background knowledge. The "starting from scratch" approach makes it possible to design the model independently, consistently and comprehensibly at any time. The supporting materials, the book, videos and exercises, are perfectly matched to the learning progress. As a result, the task was known at all times, but the implementation was individual. The very practical orientation enables the direct transfer of the acquired knowledge.

Veit Kimmel, Certified Financial Modeler, Nuremberg Technical University

"Financial Modeling know-how is core in many business fields.  Looking for a suitable training opportunity I found a perfect match - the Certified Financial Modeler program of the European Institute of Quantitative Finance. The Institute is a pioneer in this field in Germany. The institute offers an excellent preparation for the exam."

Andreas Krengel, Certified Financial Modeler, doctoral candidate Witten/Herdecke University

The Certified Financial Modeler program is an excellent link between financial theory and practice. Very informative, especially for students, to apply what they have learned in the areas of investment and financing, corporate finance and portfolio management in a structured way using a case study and thus further deepen their existing knowledge.

Henry Lattauer, Certified Financial Modeler, IUBH

The Certified Financial Modeler program helped me to refresh and deepen my finance knowledge. In particular the explanations for the practical procedure are extremely helpful. I am now optimally prepared to start my master studies.

Kevin Lehner, Certified Financial Modeler, Master Student in Finance, Lancaster University, UK

"The content and approach of the Certified Financial Modeler programme differed greatly from the often dry theory of other courses. Prof. Dr. Dr. Häcker and Prof. Dr. Dr. Ernst take a holistic approach by providing a wide range of learning materials, as well as practical case studies. This gives me the chance to dive deep into the subject of quantitative finance. The financial models are built up stringently step by step, so that one can easily implement what one has learned for professional as well as private purposes. I am very grateful to have gained a comprehensive understanding of financial modeling, as the content will accompany me for quite a while in my professional and academic career."

Andreas Landsiedler, Certified Financial Modeler, FernUniversität in Hagen (Germany’s State Distance-Learning University)


"With the experience I was able to gain in the areas of financial modeling and financial engineering, I can only warmly recommend the European Institute of Quantitative Finance (EIQF) to all finance enthusiasts. Despite my congenital illness, the possibility of learning independent of time and place helped me a lot, as I was ultimately able to put what I had learned into practice independently and with my own initiative!".

Kamil Mammadov, Certified Financial Modeler, University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany

The Certified Financial Modeler course convinced me and brought me enormous added value in the development of a job in project management. The program enabled me to evaluate unexpected project developments economically from the very beginning. In addition, the know-how acquired during the training enabled me to comprehensively present the corresponding commercial effects with the help of specially modelled financial models.

Matthias Rawert, Certified Financial Modeler, University of Siegen

"The Certified Financial Modeler program is very well structured and comes with a great teaching style. I was able to understand the content quickly and easily using the provided Excel files. The Excel and VBA concepts are very useful. Financial theories are understandable and comprehensively explained, which in retrospect would have saved me a significant amount of study hours doing literature research. I highly recommend the course especially for students."

Christoph Richter, Certified Financial Modeler,University Augsburg

"Financial Modeling is an important element of financial economy." 

Prof. Dr. Henry Schäfer, Stuttgart University

"Having acquired financial modeling skills during the Certified Financial Modeler program helps me to leap from theory to practice. When applying, I realized that this knowledge is highly appreciated by banks." 

Sarnai Sumiya, Certified Financial Modeler, University of Applied Sciences Munich