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 financial modeling and the internationality of finance.

The basis for the Certified Financial Modeler course is our course book "Financial Modeling – An Introductory Guide to Excel and VBA Applications in Finance". This book has been published by Macmillan. Editors are Joachim Häcker and Dietmar Ernst. There are 2 paths to become a Certified Financial Modeler:

  • 1) Professional Excellence - The path for professionals and students to become Financial Modeling experts
  • 2) Academic Excellence - The path to Academic Excellence

Regardless of whether you choose Professional Excellence or Academic Excellence, if all modules are passed, you will receive the Certified Financial Modeler certificate and can use the title Certified Financial Modeler.

Professional Excellence

Academic Excellence

  • Training course didactics: High learning success through the Case Method
  • Training course didactics: High learning success through the Case Method
  • Case studies: Practical cases designed by financial experts
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Exam preparation: Top learning and exam preparation support through test questions and case studies
  • Type of examination: processing of a case study
  • Type of examination: Two written examinations
  • Exam aids: Open Book and Laptop
  • Tools for the exam: Calculator
  • Location: Location-independent
  • Location: Test Center of Deutsche Börse at major financial locations worldwide.
  • Exam dates: Time-independent
  • Location: Usually monthly in the Test Center of Deutsche Börse at the most important financial locations worldwide.
  • Previous success rate of participants: 100%.
  • Previous success rate of participants: 100%.
  • Supervision: Personal supervision by senior professors
  • Supervision: Personal supervision by senior professors
  • Feedback on learning success: ongoing success feedback during the creation of the case study
  • Feedback: Intensive exchange during your studies
  • Scholarship: Possibility of a scholarship for employed persons
  • CfFM: lifelong access to the Center for Financial Modeling (CfFM) with comprehensive learning materials
  • CfFM: lifelong access to the Center for Financial Modeling (CfFM) with comprehensive learning materials
  • Excel models: Templates Library for the most important financial topics
  • Excel models: Templates Library for the most important financial topics
  • Certificate: Certified Financial Modeler
  • Certificate: Certified Financial Modeler
  • Award: Representative certificate within the framework of the
  • Award: Representative certificate within the framework of the

  • University certificate

  • Certificate Supplement

  • Possibility of ECTS recognition for Bachelor's and Master's programmes
  • Processing time: Experience shows that the workload is approx. 4 months.
  • Processing time: Experience shows that the workload is approx. 8 - 12 months.
  • Course fees (incl. VAT):
    Employed persons with GICF scholarship: € 1,779.05
    Students: € 995.00

  • Course fees (incl. VAT):
    Practitioner: € 4,754.05
    Students: € 1,779.05