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University of New South Wales - UNSW
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Economics
University of New South Wales - UNSW
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What will I learn?

Stand out in business and finance by combining essential quantitative and modelling skills from Actuarial Studies with Economics.Actuaries play a vital role in strategic planning and financial management in the financial services, insurance and superannuation industries. This degree provides a solid foundation to enter the actuarial profession through studies in mathematics, statistics, accounting, economics, finance, demographics, analytics and modelling.Economics subjects will equip you with analytical and statistical skills you can apply to any business or finance role. Core studies in economic theory and econometric methods – combined with a specialisation in econometrics, economics or financial economics – will give you a solid grounding in modern economics analysis.You may also choose to take on a third major from subjects such as accounting, business law, finance, management, marketing, real estate studies or taxation. Why choose this degree? You want to gain the technical and specialist skills required to pursue the role of an actuarial analyst as well as a solid grounding in the core areas of economics and econometrics. There is strong demand for graduates in Actuarial Studies. Employers in the financial services industry, including banks, insurers and consultancies, value the rigorous quantitative risk analysis training involved in studying Actuarial Studies. Who should choose this degree? Those seeking to combine actuarial studies with economics who want the option to broaden their learning by completing a third major. Majors Choose and Actuarial Studies major from: Actuarial Studies Actuarial Risk Management and Analytics Quantitative Data Science Choose and Economics major from: Economics Econometrics Financial Economics And take a third major from: Accounting Business Economics Business Law Business Strategy and Economic Management Finance Human Resource Management Information Systems International Business Management Marketing Mathematics Real Estate Studies Statistics Taxation Career opportunities Actuarial/insurance/wealth management/credit/forecasting/data analyst Economist Policy adviser Risk assessment officer Statistical analyst Superannuation adviser Accreditation / Professional Recogntion Students can gain exemption from the Foundation Program of the Actuaries Institute professional examinations, the Core Principles courses of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) professional examinations and the Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) credit for the Society of Actuaries (USA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (USA), by achieving the required academic standard in the professionally accredited courses in their Actuarial Studies program. Similarly, some students (esp. Actuarial Studies (Co-op) students and double degree students) may also be eligible to gain exemption from the university accreditation components of the Associate Program of the Actuaries Institute professional examinations.

Which department am I in?

UNSW Business School



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Duration: 4 Years
Fee: AUD 44100 per year
*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution
Start date: 16 September 2019, 17 February 2020, 1 June 2020
Venue: University of New South Wales - UNSW Kensington Campus High Street , Kensington , UNSW SYDNEY , New South Wales , 2052 , SYDNEY , Australia
Entry requirements

Applicants can have a high school studies or foundation studies recognized prior study and a university transfer. English Language requirements: IELTS Academic version only: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest) TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking) TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT): 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest) UNSW Institute of Languages University English Entry Course (UEEC): Successful completion with a minimum overall grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C in the writing component. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest) Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 180 overall (min.180 in each subtest)