Certified Derivatives Trader (Eurex)

Cooperation with the Deutschen Börse Capital Markets Academy

In cooperation with the Capital Markets Academy of Deutsche Börse, students of the University of Bremen can take the Certified Derivatives Trader exam and thus acquire a first-class and demanding additional professional qualification. The focus of the training is on imparting specialist knowledge about trading on the derivates exchange. The course provides basic theoretical knowledge on options and futures, analyses advanced trading strategies and discusses their possible applications in practice. After the course, students will be able to implement and test their own trading strategies.

Students who regularly take part in the course "Financial Derivatives and Options" do not have to take part in the one-week course "Certified Derivatives Trader" of Deutsche Börse AG, which is subject to a fee (3,200 Euro plus VAT), in order to register for the examination. The Bremen Stock Exchange Foundation awards the following prizes to the three best candidates.

1st prize 1,200 EUR

2nd prize 800 EUR

3rd prize 500 EUR

For Bachelor students, the requirement for admission to the Certified Derivatives Trader examination is that they are students of the bachelor's programme in business administration at the University of Bremen which, within the framework of their studies, completed the courses:

  • Mathe (6 CP) 
  • Statistik (9 CP) 
  • Einführung in die Ökonometrie (6 CP)
  • Studienschwerpunkt Finanzen, Rechnungswesen und Steuern das Modul 2a Finanzen (12 CP)
  • Ergänzungskurs „Finanzderivate und Optionen“


Students of the master's programme in Business Administration and PhD students of the department who have successfully completed the course "Finanzderivate und Optionen" can also take part in the examination.


Capital Markets Academy of Deutschen Börse

The Capital Markets Academy is the training provider of Deutsche Börse Group. For over 25 years, the Academy's offerings have been aimed at employees from the financial services sector, private investors and exchange participants, as well as supervisory and supervisory bodies. The Capital Markets Academy offers first-hand stock market knowledge in interactive classroom events with a high practical relevance and digital learning formats.

With a focus on trading, clearing and settlement, it is geared to the products and services offered by Deutsche Börse Group. Other financial market topics, such as the functioning of capital markets, investment products, portfolio management and new technologies such as blockchain, complete the offering. After a successful examination, classroom and online courses can be completed with a certificate from Europe's largest stock exchange organisation.