“The Certified Financial Modeler is an ideal further training program for all valuation specialists in M&A departments.”

Alexandra N. Crusen, Director Business Development/Mergers & Acquisitions, DEKRA AG


When I signed up for the Certified Financial Modeler course, I expected to receive a basic introduction to financial modeling. However, these expectations were far exceeded. Advanced models were used from the beginning and I was able to apply them to companies of my own choosing.

At the same time, the quality of the learning materials was excellent and the combination of videos and texts made learning enjoyable and efficient. I was particularly impressed by the opportunity to build my own model during the course and calculate it up to the company value and purchase price. This provided a holistic understanding that is rarely found in theory.

What really sets the Certified Financial Modeler apart is therefore its practical relevance. I can now apply the fundamentals I learned to my work in a start-up, especially in creating a business plan and determining our company's value.

I would definitely recommend the course, especially for people who work in investment banking, M&A or start-up finance or want to enter these areas. The Certified Financial Modeler is an excellent preparation for this and offers an intensive, practical and challenging education that goes beyond the usual. For me, it was a rewarding step in my academic journey and I am convinced it will be for many others as well.

Tim Gerwens, Certified Financial Modeler, Zentru.io



For me, Financial Modeling means to work on complex tasks in an abstract and structured way. In practice, this allows demanding financial topics in the field of business analysis and evaluation to be solved and made understandable for others. The Certified Financial Modeler offers a comprehensive toolbox for this purpose. It prepares for all requirements in the field of corporate finance through a targeted and well thought-out learning concept.

Tobias Grüner, Certified Financial Modeler, Bosch Rexroth AG

“The Certified Financial Modeler provided me with strategies, standards and tools to efficiently model and apply the theoretical and practical knowledge I have gathered over the years. The training covers a broad spectrum of Finance topics including Corporate Finance, Equity Valuation, Portfolio Management and Fixed Income.
From start to finish the instructors have been very responsive, demonstrating a considerable knowledge and experience in Finance and Financial Modelling. Moreover, the flexible teaching and training setup allowed for an individual study pace along with my professional activities.
Conclusively, I have no hesitation in recommending the Certified Financial Modeler qualification to anyone interested in bringing his Finance and Modeling skills to the next level.”

Oscar Hernando Carrillo CVA, Certified Financial Modeler, Siemens Financial Services, Equity Finance

"The Certified Financial Modeler transmits theoretical knowledge directly into every day’s work. The program’s documentation is very structured and the Excel tools help to understand the various topics. One could learn how Excel and the embedded VBA support solving issues in the business valuation, portfolio management and derivatives arena. A good mix of theory and business practice! "

Paul HörnickeCertified Financial Modeler, Specialist investment analysis, GAZPROM Germania

The Certified Financial Modeler is very interesting, informative, and hands-on. The certificate course is ideal for students because ECTS can be submitted for recognition at universities. The process of recognition after having received the Certified Financial Modeler Certificate has been smooth and without any problems.

Witali Krebs, Certified Financial Modeler, Senior Finance Auditor, FTI Touristik

As an investment manager, it is my responsibility to value companies as part of M&A activities. In order to further deepen my skills in this area, I decided to train part-time as a "Certified Financial Modeler" at the European Institute of Quantitative Finance (EIQF).

I would like to expressly thank Prof. Joachim Häcker and Prof. Dietmar Ernst for their excellent support, well-founded answers and detailed explanations when I had questions. The structure of the content was first-class and covered a broad spectrum, from balance sheet analysis and cash flow analysis to portfolio structuring. Particularly helpful were the financial modeling videos, which were not only easy to understand, but also helped to solve complex tasks and develop a deep understanding.

I can recommend this course to anyone who wants to gain or deepen their knowledge of financial modeling. Given the fact that "digitalization and new business models are disrupting the old economy", I am now considering continuing my education by pursuing an MBA.

Daniel Künstler, Certified Financial Modeler, EP Power Minerals


"As a scholarship holder of the European Institute of Quantitative Finance (EIQF) I participated in the training to become a Certified Financial Modeler. Due tot he fact that the Excel models were created from scratch, I was able to develop a very good feeling how the financial figures are connected. I found the results-identical modelling of the DCF procedures particularly exciting. I was able to expand existing financial modelling skills and acquire new knowledge. The EIQFteam also supported me at all times."

Harun Kurucu, Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG

The Certified Financial Modeler is an excellent didactic training concept, especially for experienced professionals. Corporate finance theory can be experienced in real life by means of a real practical case using Excel. The holistic view of the case study, but especially the connection between technical reading, Excel examples, videos and control questions are very well coordinated. The enormously fast response time of the course leaders to individual queries should be emphasised. A real recommendation for all corporate finance professionals.

Christian Lutz, Certified Financial Modeler, Partner DUKAP Financial Advisory, Stuttgart

"The Certified Financial Modeler offers a very well-structured program with a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical relevance. Preparing for the certificate, I discovered that the acquired knowledge provides an added value to my daily work as a consultant. In addition to technical modelling know-how the Corporate Finance module and especially the valuation part was of great interest".

Kevin Prinz, Certified Financial Modeler, Roland Berger

"The Certified Financial Modeler program is very well structured. The various steps are logically ordered and I was able to climb-up the ladder of Financial Modeling. Modeling all the cases by myself helped me very much to understand the big picture. I have chosen the Certified Financial Modeler program because my theoretical University based knowledge didn’t open that magic window of opportunity. Ever since Financial modeling became a passion. This passion helps me in my day-to-day business tremendously."

Christoph Weyer, Certified Financial Modeler 
Consultant, Partake Consulting