"The Certified Financial Modeler program transfers the quantitative and qualitative aspects of simple and complex financial problems to reliable Excel & VBA based modules applicable to all professionals in real business life. The Certified Financial Modeler shall help you wither as a student, junior, or senior to understand and implement what is needed in the financial modeling and valuation fields."
Basel Omar Abu-Ali, MBA, CFC, CMA, Certified Financial Modeler, CVA, Financial Controller at Emirates International Investment Company (EIIC), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Certified Financial Modeler program has enabled me to transfer business management concepts and analysis methods into business practice. By working effectively with the concepts, I was finally able to apply the theoretical know-how I had already learned in my studies in practice, which offered a very great added value for both my professional practice and my private interest in investing. In addition, the assignments were built up in stages and were extremely close to the real world. The given freedom in finding solutions, the assistance from both the always helpful contact persons as well as videos and reading encouraged efficient, self-directed learning and the use of personal creativity in working out solutions. This was a lot of fun. In summary, I can say that I learned theoretical basics in a very sustainable way through practical application and had a lot of fun doing it, especially because of the freedom of design and the creative space.
Tobias Blüder, Certified Financial Modeler, Junior Consultant Banking Business, targens
The Certified Financial Modeler program combines the complex world of business valuation with state-of-the-art theories and scientific findings in a very pragmatic way. Building on the knowledge from my Bachelor's and Master's degree in business administration and my practical work in business development, the program enabled me to deepen my knowledge in the topics of company valuation, structuring business plans and portfolio optimization and to train the practical application. The two professors were always available for questions, which further promoted the learning success. Since I completed the program alongside my professional work, it was particularly important to me that I could work on the assignments flexibly - depending on my time possibilities. All in all, my expectations were fully met and I can recommend the program to all finance professionals.
Dennis Denuel, Certified Financial Modeler, ERGO
"The Certified Financial Modeler program gives you a better and more focused understanding of even complex financial issues. With its Excel and Visual Basic-based philosophy the Certified Financial Modeler helps you to solve nearly every kind of question in the financial industry."
Certified Financial Modeler
Consultant, Portfolio Control
The Certified Financial Modeler training course presents, step by step, the most important features of the world of financial modelling. You will learn how to plan and create a clean financial model from the time t0 in order to be able to make sustainable corporate decisions based on it. On the basis of a current case study, the various methods of company valuation are demonstrated in a practical manner. Various financing options for the transaction are also calculated. The technical skills can be directly converted into Excel and VBA solutions. In a nutshell: Learning by doing with very high learning success.
Carolin Fuchs, Certified Financial Modeler, Senior Manager, Palladio
"Through my studies of International Business Information Systems, I was already able to learn and apply the first learning contents in the area of Excel and VBA modelling, which helped me as a young professional in the field of controlling. I wanted to deepen my basic knowledge with this further education and expand my skills in corporate finance. Regarding the content of the training, I can say that the materials used as a basis are extremely informative, easy to understand and easy to apply. Personally, I found the mathematical derivations to the individual questions highly interesting and helpful. The excellent structuring of the case study meant that I was able to break down the modules for myself in a way that enabled me to combine the training well with my full-time job. Particular noteworthy is the consistent accessibility of all staff and the lightning-fast feedback after each unit submitted. In summary, I can unreservedly recommend the course to anyone with an interest in business valuation and financial modelling."
Nico Harteman, Certified Financial Modeler, Associate, Prime Capital
The Certified Financial Modeler certification teaches the most important tools for working with Excel-based financial models through a practical and multi-stage case study. By independently creating an integrated financial model, students learn how to put theoretical knowledge into practice and acquire valuable knowledge for implementing models and presenting results in a way that is appropriate for the target group. In addition, the very comprehensive supplementary material motivates students to continue studying the topics of the basic textbook "Financial Modeling" beyond the contents of the Certified Financial Modeler program. The committed team of directors from the EIQF, who provide convincing individual and rapid feedback, should also be positively highlighted. In the field of corporate finance, working with increasingly large and complex amounts of data is core. Accordingly, conceptual and practical skills in financial modelling are important building blocks that should be mastered confidently today. The Certified Financial Modeler program is recommended to every professional who would like to further sharpen these skills in the use of MS Excel and who deals with corporate planning and business valuation on a daily basis.
Maximilian Irmer, Certified Financial Modeler, M&A | Corporate Finance Hannover GmbH
"Certified Financial Modeler – The admission ticket to investment banking.
I really must say: “The Certified Financial Modeler professionals are well prepared for their analyst and associate years in investment banking”.
Oliver Karpf, Kleinwort Benson, London
"There is no comparable further training program that transfers know how in corporate finance, portfolio management and derivatives in such a deep, precise and practically oriented way. Thus, the Certified Financial Modeler represents a key qualification in the modern financial world."
Julian Kohl, Certified Financial Modeler, Kreissparkasse Tübingen
What I particularly liked about the Certified Financial Modeler program was the following:
- Connection between the theoretical basics of the associated course book "Financial Modeling" with very clear and practically relevant case studies.
- Financial model to be created from scratch in Excel with financial modelling standards, which are applied throughout the case studies
- Building model structures through independent analytical thinking leads to good modelling experience in Excel
- Professional and practice-oriented structuring of the case study with interlocking model structures
- Learning the methods and tools of business analysis, business valuation and modelling from a financial point of view through the use of MS Excel and VBA.
- Personal supervision by the professors
- Expansion of my previously acquired financial knowledge
- The Certified Financial Modeler is a demanding and recommendable further education for all finance professionals with an excellent further education concept for all questions from the financial sector.
Oguzhan Kösek, Certified Financial Modeler, Portfoliomanager, Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank eG
I recommend the Certified Financial Modeler course to anyone who would like to deepen their knowledge of investment, business planning, financing and valuation in a practice-oriented, Excel- and VBA-based manner.
The course is very structured. With the help of the accompanying book "Financial Modeling", the theoretical foundations are first laid. Through practice-oriented tasks of the toolbox modules and the case study, based on the knowledge from the book, one learns to apply the instruments and standards for the creation of financial models and to optimise the calculations using the formulas presented. Furthermore, the course supports the participant in better structuring the financial models and making them more user-friendly.
I particularly liked the opportunity to work on the extensive learning material part-time. Self-study at one's own pace, without great time pressure and with quick feedback on upcoming questions ensures better learning and memorization of the course content, development of analytical thinking and thus, of course, for soon "eye-opener experiences” in everyday professional life.
Yekaterina Litvin, Certified Financial Modeler, eureos corporate finance gmbh
"The Certified Financial Modeler was just what I needed. The practice-oriented examples enabled a very good implementation of theory in practice. The program shows step by step how all complex financial topics can be solved in a structured and professional way with the help of the Financial Modeler. In this way, I was able to quickly and successfully apply the acquired know-how in my everyday professional life without any problems. In my opinion, the Certified Financial Modeler is a must-have for investment analysts, associates and corporate/project finance professionals. I can fully recommend the certificate course to others"
Shavkat Mamatkulov, Certified Financial Modeler, Associate, Capcora, Frankfurt
"The Certified Financial Modeler links theoretical knowledge with practical relevance. Based on illustrative practical examples the Certified Financial Modeler provides an excellent opportunity to brush up existing knowledge and to add new content. The course book "Financial Modeling" leads through the core topics Excel, VBA, Corporate Finance, Portfolio Management and Derivatives. The Certified Financial Modeler toolbox can support the user in the day-to-day business."
Philipp Noack, Certified Financial Modeler, IMAP M&A Consultants
The "Certified Financial Modeler" program provides an excellent opportunity to expand theoretical knowledge in the fields of corporate finance, portfolio management and derivatives. The basic textbook "Financial Modeling" is complemented by the practical Excel and VBA modeling examples of the toolbox. Due to the practice-oriented approach, the acquired know-how can be used without any problems in day-to-day business.
Catharina Peters, Certified Financial Modeler, IMAP M&A Consultants
The Certified Financial Modeler is the ideal basis for the advanced digitization of banks. Due to its extensive applications in Excel, all economic questions can be modeled computer-based. Based on the in-depth knowledge, digital solutions can be created and a decisive contribution can be made for the bank.
Markus Riedl, Certified Financial Modeler, HypoVereinsbank
The Certified Financial Modeler program is the perfect overview into the world of financial modeling. Using very well structured tasks, the Financial Modeler is guided through the case study - accompanied by a detailed reference book. The tasks build on each other and provide a clear view of the self-created Financial Model. During the course the Financial Modeler learns the methods and tools of business analysis, valuation and modelling from a financial perspective. If you are interested in capital market topics and company valuation and enjoy Excel, this course is the right choice for you!
Felix Schlude, Certified Financial Modeler, Project Manager LBBW
The Certified Financial Modeler offers practical, comprehensible and goal-oriented knowledge. Graduates are able to create financial models in varying degrees of detail in a professional, logical and consistent manner, always with the aim of achieving a sound and consistent conclusion. The course materials are comprehensive and modular in structure, so that they also provide valuable support in everyday work.
Marc Voser, Certified Financial Modeler, Aretas Capital Management AG, Zürich
"The Certified Financial Modeler Program leads the student through the world of financial modeling; the tasks are always clearly formulated and packaged in clearly arranged packages. In addition, there is extensive supporting material, in the form of smaller exercises or specified chapters from the book "Financial Modeling". This allows for flexible and individual time management, which makes the Certified Financial Modeler Program particularly attractive for students and professionals. If there are any open questions, the professors will provide quick and precise feedback by e-mail. After completion of the course you will not only have a clear picture of Financial Modeling in the areas of business valuation, financing, portfolio valuation etc., but also first practical experience and a large toolbox for future Financial Modeling tasks. If you are interested in capital market topics and enjoy MS Excel, the course is more than adequate for you".
Alexander Walter , Certified Financial Modeler, LBBW (Bereich Capital Markets (Front Arena))
“The Certified Financial Modeler is recommended as an advanced training course for experienced bankers and financial analysts. The advantage of the program is that the acquired financial knowledge can be immediately applied in investment banking practice.”
Kristian Buric, CFA, Certified Financial Modeler, EUROGROUP CONSULTING
“For the first time, central aspects of banking are not only discussed in a general sense, but are clearly presented step by step and on a case to case basis. The exercises based on Excel precisely reflect a bank’s daily work.”
Dr Marc Coenenberg, Managing Director Corporate Finance Advisory, UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking
"The Certified Financial Modeler qualification offers an excellent combination of theoretical expertise and practical application in the areas of corporate finance, portfolio management, financial accounting and derivatives and, in my opinion, represents a key qualification in the financial industry. Above all, the practical relevance through a "real" case to be worked on in combination with theory in self-study convinced me. Through the case study, it is also possible to expand one's Excel and VBA knowledge with relevant skills. The support from EIQF was excellent. I can recommend the Certified Financial Modeler to anyone who wants to get started in the financial sector."
Philipp Fischer, Certified Financial Modeler, Relationship Management – Media and Entertainment Banking, DZ Bank AG
„The Certified Financial Modeler conveys advanced Excel and VBA approaches to solving financial problems. The division into 5 modules allows participants to become familiar with the software basics before tackling the task of creating models in various financial fields of application. The course character, the structured composition as well as the practically-oriented examples and workshops of the Certified Financial Modeler enable participants to learn the material quickly and interactively.”
Christian Glöckler, Certified Financial Modeler
"Financial modeling is an imperative tool for the practitioner, in order to bring complex problems (such as planning, building of business cases, valuation subjects) into a transparent and structured form. Especially against the backdrop of the banking world’s permanent increasing of complexity, financial modeling skills help the user to perform the necessary abstraction.
Philipp Güth, Certified Financial Modeler, Finance Manager GTB TFCMC Europe, Deutsche Bank AG
"Through solving practically oriented case studies in preparation for the Certified Financial Modeler, candidates develop a fundamental routine to solve various financial problems. The gained competence in modeling is especially important in the Private Equity business when valuing companies as well as when designing shareholding and transaction structures."
Thomas Lindemann, EMBA, Certified Financial Modeler, Süd Beteiligungen (Private Equity)
The Certified Financial Modeler provides a broad theoretical knowledge of interrelationships and processes in business valuation. The underlying case study is characterized by a clear and logical structure. The tasks given there reflect the contents of the book and lead step by step to a complete model. This also makes the strong practical orientation clear. The acquired skills have already proven themselves in many professional situations and have contributed significantly to the creation of models with excellent structure and usability.
Simon Schmitz, Certified Financial Modeler, Dual Student, Wealth Management Equity & Debt Advisory, UniCredit Bank
The Certified Financial Modeler is a very practice-oriented continuing education program which teaches the creation and application of holistic, fully integrated and computer-aided financial models in a structured and conceptual way.
With the support of a fully integrated financial model based on this course, all questions in the areas of Corporate Banking, Corporate Finance and Valuation can be answered and changes in the decision-relevant parameters can quickly be adapted and mapped. Understanding the impact of changes on the most essential valuation parameters is essential and enables the certificate holder to provide real added value in negotiations and discussions with internal and external clients in Switzerland.
The "Professional Excellence" path was exactly the right one for me, as it represents the perfect in-service training in the Swiss M&A market and combines theoretical knowledge and practical relevance in a modular way. The course leaders were available at all times. Their suggestions helped me a lot to create an integrated assessment model at a high academic level and with a high practical relevance at the same time.
Rafael Szucs, Certified Financial Modeler, Junior Firmenkundenberater, Bank für Tirol und Vorarlberg
From the perspective of private equity funds I compared the content and structure of a Certified Financial Modeler online course of different providers on the internet. The offer of EIQF convinced me the most. The content was well structured, so that the tasks were understandable. The EIQF team answered me very promptly, so that I could maintain my work rhythm and motivation. In summary, I would like to thank the EIQF team for the excellent cooperation and can warmly recommend this course.
Tadios Tewolde, Certified Financial Modeler, Ambessa Capital
From theory to business practice! Although some of the content may seem familiar from University days, the translation of the topics into practice is still a challenge that needs to be mastered. Through the close supervision of the professors and the case study, the complex challenges are transferred into business practice in a clear and structured way, through which one learns the craft of a financial modeler. In addition, the Certified Financial Modeler program stands out because of the necessary independence - you can train where and when you want at your own pace. Particularly in controlling, a secure handling of Excel & VBA is essential. This is where the training comes in and imparts knowledge - suitable for beginners to professionals. All in all, this is an all-round successful executive education course that covers many facets of finance and does not just scratch the surface of the topics, but goes into depth to paint the "big picture" - and not just in theory!
Jascha Trares, Certified Financial Modeler, Controlling, ING-DiBa
"I like that the Certified Financial Modeler study program is closely related to practice. In daily business, the investment professional can easily apply the learned skills to become more efficient at investment analysis and portfolio management."
Sven Tyrchan, Certified Financial Modeler , Reichmuth & Co Investmentfonds AG
"The Certified Financial Modeler is a training program excellently suitable for analysts at banks or investment banks.”
Dr Hendrik Wolff, Wolff & Häcker Finanzconsulting AG
The Financial Modeler course is a great link between theory and practice. It should be mandatory for anyone who wants to get started in corporate finance!
I would like to emphasize the combination of textbook + Excel example files + videos as teaching material.
Tina Umbach, Certified Financial Modeler, Partner, TAP M&A, Munich
"I really appreciated the applied approach of the Certified Financial Modeler. The Certified Financial Modeler gives you the necessary toolbox that M&A advisors need in a complex and dynamic business environment. The Certified Financial Modeler does not only increase efficiency but also client contribution."
Dragan Zagorac, Certified Financial Modeler
Helbling Business Advisors AG
Consultant Turnaround Management / M&A
In my opinion, the financial modeler is the key qualification for investment professionals in the real estate industry. Due to the increasing professionalization and internationalisation of the industry, there is no way around Excel-based financial models for the valuation of real estate. To ensure that this is always structured and comprehensible to third parties, financial modelling skills are indispensable. This is precisely where the Certified Financial Modeler makes a decisive contribution. It is the perfect additional qualification for success in the real estate industry. In my opinion, the structure of the Certified Financial Modeler, consisting of a combination of self-study, content relevant to the financial market and the preparation of practice-related case studies, is very successful. The comprehensive course material leaves hardly any points and is the perfect reference work for professional life. Through the Certified Financial Modeler course, I was able to significantly expand my knowledge in the various areas of Corporate Finance and my modelling skills.
Nikolai Wolanyk, Certified Financial Modeler, BNP Paribas Real Estate Consult
In my opinion, the Certified Financial Modeler training follows a very practical approach and, thanks to its modular structure, offers a guided path to a fully integrated Excel-based financial model of the company valuation. In the course of the training, experienced as well as inexperienced users can build up or further develop their competencies in the areas of corporate finance, portfolio management and financial accounting as well as their practical implementation in Excel. The structure of the course is very organized and can be carried out independently with the given learning materials. Feedback on the analyses and models created is provided by the supervisors very quickly and in a supportive manner.
Fränk Wolf, Certified Financial Modeler, Asset Management Alternatives, Golding Capital Partners