Overview Actuaries specialise in applying mathematical, statistical and financial analysis to business, finance and insurance. Actuaries advise government, financial institutions and other organisations on financial management, risk management, product design and complex transactions. They are key to helping financial institutions and other businesses all over the world to prosper. In this professionally accredited course, you'll learn how to apply mathematical, statistical, economic and financial analysis to a range of practical problems in long-term risk management, finance and insurance. KEY FEATURES You'll complete part, or all, of the Part I and II professional qualifications of the Actuaries Institute, subject toyour academic performance in the relevant units. You'll undertake a range of units in actuarial science, statistics, finance and economics. You'll have the opportunity to complete a research project as well as a capstone unit. Macquarie is recognised as a Centre of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries. ACCREDITATION This course is accredited by the Actuaries Institute. If you complete it with grades of credit or above in the relevant units, you're eligible to apply for exemption from Part I of the Actuaries Institute's professional exams. If you complete it as part of a double degree with grades of credit or above in the relevant units, you're eligible to apply for exemption from Parts I and II of the Actuaries Institute's professional exams. SUITABLE FOR If you are interested in long-term financial planning and management and would like to apply mathematics, statistics, economics and financial analysis to practical problems. Career Opportunities A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion. PROFESSIONS Actuary Claims adjuster/examiner/investigator Fund manager Insurance analyst Life, general or health insurance specialist Pricing/marketing actuary Risk analyst Superannuation consultant Underwriter EMPLOYERS accounting firms actuarial and superannuation consulting firms banks and funds management general insurance companies health insurance companies life insurance companies SALARY GUIDE The Graduate Careers Australia Graduate Salaries Report 2015 indicates that the median starting salary for bachelor degree graduates aged less than 25 and in their first full-time employment was $54,000. Please see http://www.graduatecareers.com.au/research/researchreports/graduatesalaries/ for further detail on specific degrees.
|Institution Name||Macquarie University|
|Campus Location||North Ryde|
|Course Duration||3 years|
|Course University||Macquarie University|
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