Skip to main content

Derivatives trader training

Certified Derivatives Trader (Eurex)

In cooperation with the Capital Markets Academy of Deutsche Börse, students of the University of Bremen can take the examination for Certified Derivatives Trader 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 derivatives exchange. Basic theoretical knowledge of options and futures is taught, advanced trading strategies are analysed and their possible applications in practice are discussed. After the course, students are able to implement and test their own trading strategies.

Students who regularly attend the course "Financial Derivatives and Options" do not have to attend the one-week course "Certified Derivatives Trader" of Deutsche Börse AG (3,200 Euro plus VAT), which is subject to a fee, in order to register for the exam. In 2019, the Stiftung Bremer Wertpapierbörse (Bremen Stock Exchange Foundation) will reimburse the examination fee of €238 to the best three candidates who have passed the examination.

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:

  • Mathematics (6 CP) 
  • Statistics (9 CP) 
  • Introduction to Econometrics (6 CP)
  • Major in "Finance, Accounting and Taxes", module 2 a "Finance" (12 CP)
  • Additional module „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.


Questions to Derivate Trading is answered by:

Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf

Phone: +49 (0)421 218 - 66 820 | E-Mail: