The Master of Actuarial Studies (Extension) is designed graduates with a strong background in actuarial studies, econometrics mathematics or statistics. Graduates can study courses to prepare them for an actuarial career.
The Master of Actuarial Studies (Extension) lengthens the Master of Actuarial Studies degree program, allowing students to include an additional 4 courses (24UOC) from the more advanced postgraduate actuarial studies courses or to include course options from related disciplines in the university such as economics, finance, or statistics.
completion of a recognized bachelor degree
meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
Knowledge: Our graduates will have current Actuarial knowledge applicable in local and global contexts.
Critical thinking and problem solving: Our graduates will have critical thinking and problem solving skills applicable to business and/or management practice or issues.
Communication: Our graduates will be effective communicators in professional contexts.
Teamwork: Our graduates will be effective team participants.
Ethical, social and environmental responsibility: Our graduates will be aware of ethical, social, cultural and environmental implications of business issues and practice.
ACTL5101 Prob.& Statis. for Actuaries (6 UOC)
ACTL5102 Financial Mathematics (6 UOC)
ACTL5108 Finance for Actuaries (6 UOC)
ECON5103 Business Economics (6 UOC)
Choose twelve elective actuarial courses from the following list:
ACTL5002 Super & Retire Benefits (6 UOC)
ACTL5004 Project Report - Act. Stud. (12 UOC)
ACTL5100 Actuarial Theory & Pract. A (6 UOC)
ACTL5103 Stochastic Model. for Act. (6 UOC)
ACTL5104 Actuarial Statistics (6 UOC)
ACTL5105 Life Insurance & Super. (6 UOC)
ACTL5106 Insurance Risk Models (6 UOC)
ACTL5109 Financial Economics (6 UOC)
ACTL5200 Actuarial Theory & Practice B (6 UOC)
ACTL5301 Models for Risk Management (6 UOC)
ACTL5302 Risk and Capital Management (6 UOC)
ACTL5303 Asset-Liability Management (6 UOC)
ACTL5306 Retirement Saving and Spending (6 UOC)
ACTL5401 Retirement Planning (6 UOC)
RISK5001 Fundamentals Risk & Risk Mgmt (6 UOC)
RISK5002 Risk Tools (6 UOC)
RISK5003 Risk Decisions (6 UOC)
RISK5009 Risk Management Strategies (6 UOC)
Note: Students have the ability to choose a maximum of 4 non actuarial (ACTL) courses to complete the program. Enrolment into the courses, are subject to approval from the School of Risk & Actuarial and the disciplinary school offering the course.
A list of approved courses (approved by the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies) is listed below.
ECON5106 Economics of Finance (6 UOC)
ECON5206 Financial Econometrics (6 UOC)
ECON5248 Business Forecasting (6 UOC)
ECON6003 Econometric Analysis (6 UOC)
FINS5513 Investments & Portfolio Sel. (6 UOC)
FINS5514 Capital Budgeting&Fin Decision (6 UOC)
FINS5517 Applied Portfolio Mgt. & Model (6 UOC)
FINS5530 Financial Institution Mgmt (6 UOC)
FINS5535 Derivatives & Risk Mgt. Techs. (6 UOC)
FINS5536 Fixed Income Sec. & Int. Rate (6 UOC)
MATH5335 Comput´l Methods for Finance (6 UOC)
MATH5806 Applied Regression Analysis (6 UOC)
MATH5816 Continuous Time Fin´l Model´g (6 UOC)
MATH5836 Data Mining (6 UOC)
MATH5845 Time Series (6 UOC)
MATH5905 Statistical Inference (6 UOC)
MATH5916 Survival Analysis (6 UOC)
MATH5965 Discrete Time Fin´l Modelling (6 UOC)
MATH5975 Intro to Stochastic Analysis (6 UOC)
MATH5985 Term Structure Modelling (6 UOC)
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