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Experience the World of Financial Modeling!
Success through Digital Financial Education
Experience the World of Financial Modeling!
Success through Digital Financial Education

Professional Excellence - At a glance

More and more financial experts worldwide are opting for the Certified Financial Modeler certificate course. We take into account the complexity of the topic of financial modeling and the internationality of the financial sector.

The basis for the Certified Financial Modeler course is our course book "Financial Modeling". This book has been published in German by Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag in the 2nd edition and in English by Macmillan Verlag. The editors are Dietmar Ernst and Joachim Häcker. The Certified Financial Modeler in its manifestation of "Professional Excellence" can be briefly described as follows:

Professional Excellence

  • Training course didactics: High learning success through the Case Method
  • Case studies: Practical cases designed by financial experts
  • Course book: Learn from the world-renowned Financial Modeling book (more than 25,000 downloads in 2018)
  • Exam preparation: Top learning and exam preparation support through test questions and case studies
  • Type of examination: processing of a case study
  • Case study tools: Open Book and Laptop
  • Location: Location-independent
  • Exam dates: Time-independent
  • Previous success rate of participants: 100%.
  • Supervision: Personal supervision by senior professors
  • Feedback on learning success: ongoing success feedback during the creation of the case study
  • Scholarship: Possibility of a scholarship for employed persons
  • Campus: access to the Center for Financial Modeling (CfFM) with comprehensive learning materials
  • Excel models: Templates Library for the most important financial topics
  • Certificate: Certified Financial Modeler
  • Award: Representative certificate
  • Processing time: Experience shows that the workload is approx. 4 months besides work
  • Course fees (incl. VAT):
    Employed persons with EIQF scholarship: € 2.375,05
    Students: € 1.495,00

There are 2 paths to becoming a Certified Financial Modeler.

  1. Professional Excellence - The path for professionals and academics on the way to becoming a financial modeling expert.
  2. Academic Excellence - The path for students with the desire to receive ECTS credits.

Currently, about 95% of the candidates choose the Professional Excellence path and about 5% of the candidates choose the Academic Excellence path.

How does the Academic Excellence pathway differ from the Professional Excellence pathway? The main difference is that in the Academic Excellence pathway, together with the university certificate and the Certificate Supplement, so-called ECTS are acquired. Students can submit these ECTS for possible recognition in Bachelor's and Master's degree programs.

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