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)
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 optimally prepares students for their work at banks, financial service providers as well as finance and controlling departments in companies."
Prof. Ted Azarmi PhD, Tübingen University
This book is a Bible on the subject of Financial Modeling. The core sectors in the finance arena are thoroughly addressed with easy to follow applications. The book also covers important methods of using Excel/VBA, which is a must for both professionals and students. As a professor at Pau Business School and a guest lecturer at several universities around the world, I recommend this book for its accuracy and also for its case studies that promote simplified learning.
Florent Deisting,Professor of Finance and Research Dean, Groupe ESC Pau, France
"Financial modeling is an important prerequisite for the practical application of company valuation theory."
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jochen Drukarczyk, Regensburg University
"The Certified Financial Modeler material provides an employee in the investment banking sector with the required knowledge and the skills for professional financial modeling. This training is recommended to all practitioners and of course also to any student willing to enter this industry."
Wenjing Dou, Certified Financial Modeler, Frankfurt University
"My financial modeling skills were of great use to me when applying for a place in a master's program. The financial modeling philosophy proved to be an excellent guideline. I thus was able to obtain a place at LMU in Munich and now look forward to further consolidate my knowledge in finance & accounting."
Marco Golic, LMU Munich
"The Certified Financial Modeler program gave me the opportunity to apply my academic knowledge in business practice. Furthermore, I was able to significantly increase my finance know-how. The Certified Financial Modeler opens doors for a successful career in finance. If you passed the Certified Financial Modeler exam you have an ace up your sleeve in a job interview."
Haris Kasumovic, Certified Financial Modeler, M.A.
Due to the fact that the rote learning method has never really appealed to me, I was very pleased that the Certified Financial Modeler learning program finally applied and recognized the learning-by-doing principle. By creating an Excel model from scratch, I was able to not only learn all the financial modeling standards, but also understand why they are useful and important. Unfortunately, at conventional universities, only very common business problems are dealt with, or only the micro-fields of the problem are treated. Unfortunately, a holistic picture is rarely conveyed. This is different from the Certified Financial Modeler course of the European Institute of Quantitative Finance. There, a fully comprehensive picture of the problem and a working method that includes all important aspects is conveyed from the very beginning. Also, all "failures" are acknowledged, because they are considered and accounted for as learning successes. The textbook helped me a lot in working on my case.
Simon Körner, Certified Financial Modeler, FernUniversität in Hagen
”The authors have produced an extraordinary, applied financial modeling text. It stresses the importance of following rigorous quality control standards when developing complex financial models. The book details in-depth Excel spreadsheet skills that are applied in realistic cases and examples dealing with company valuation, financing, investment appraisal and portfolio management, and derivatives. The book is a “must have” for serious financial modelers.”
R. Charles Moyer, Ph.D – Dean Emeritus and Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, University of Louisville, USA
"The Certified Financial Modeler helped me to put theoretical concepts, conferred in the master’s program, into illustrative practice. I thus was able to attain a better knowledge and to already test the practical application."
Sebastian Neu, Certified Financial Modeler, LMU Munich
"Financial modeling has been an important subject for me for many years now. The clear structure of the Certified Financial Modeler course appealed to me and I can very well integrate the content into my classes."
Prof. (FH) Dr. Georg Plötz, Certified Financial Modeler, Professor of International Finance, Risk Management & Controlling, University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol, Austria
"The Certified Financial Modeler program helped me to increase my knowledge in the corporate finance, portfolio management and derivatives arena. Furthermore, I learned how to structure a financial model. I consider this to be of utmost importance because financial modeling can be done better in business practice. I hope to have a usp in my job-entry phase. I strongly recommend to take the Certified Financial Modeler exam."
Jochen Riedle, Certified Financial Modeler, Hochschule Nürtingen
"The Certified Financial Modeler course offers a set of standards, structures and techniques for creating financial models in Excel - regardless of their complexity - so that they can be easily understood not only by the creator but also by third parties.
The relevant theoretical content is presented very well in the accompanying book "Financial Modeling", builds logically on each other and is supplemented accordingly by instructional videos. Through the case study methodology, the acquired knowledge can be practically implemented in Excel. This means that the interrelationships - how such a model works - are very well understood. If you had any questions, you could always contact the supervising professors, who always answered promptly.
The flexibility of the course was a great advantage for me, as I was able to complete it independently of time and place. It was therefore no problem to complete the Certified Financial Modeler course alongside my daily work."
Fabian Späth, Certified Financial Modeler, HfWU / Swinburne University of Technology
"The Certified Financial Modeler has constantly been approved by the HR and technical departments of the companies where I applied. My knowledge in financial modeling helped me to successfully conclude the application process."
Thorsten Steinhilber, Certified Financial Modeler, Nürtingen-Geislingen University
"The financial modeling program proved to be a very effective and practical program that helped me to expand my financial know-how. The challenges in the finance arena that we encounter every day can be mastered based on the program’s valuable skills. I appreciated very much that the philosophy of modelling is being taught in this program.”
Nguyen Hai Truong, Certified Financial Modeler, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences