Risk & Actuarial

The School of Risk & Actuarial Studies, UNSW Business School has an internationally recognised reputation for teaching and research in the areas of actuarial studies, risk management, superannuation and population ageing.

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New dual degree programs with the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

Based on industry trends and student demand, UNSW Risk and Actuarial Studies has introduced two new dual degree options for 2020 onwards: The Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Bachelor of Computer Science, and the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Bachelor of Information Systems. These new options are in addition to existing dual degree offerings with the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics), Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Laws and the Bachelor of Commerce (including the new major in Business Analytics).

UNSW Business School ranked 1st in the world for Risk and Actuarial studies

UNSW Risk and Actuarial Studies have recently been recognised as the #1 Business School globally in the UNL Ranking in Actuarial Science and Insurance research. It complements the recognition by both the local and global industry in the quality, relevance, and social impact of the research via numerous prizes and leadership positions on boards of leading journals and global research-industry associations, as well as collaborative projects sponsored by government and industry, including in particular in the vital area of ageing and longevity via the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) - the only ARC Centre of Excellence hosted by a Business School.

Professor of Practice in Risk and Actuarial Studies

Elaine Collins joined the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies as a Professor of Practice on 2nd October 2018. Elaine has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry, with a focus on strategic risk to company operations. She currently has three Board roles, including being a Non-Executive Director of Zurich Insurance and the Motor Accidents Insurance Board and a Board Member of Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation.

UNSW Business School has appointed five Professors of Practice as part of a Faculty-wide strategy to embed experience within industry as part of the curriculum. Elaine will have particular focus on building collaboration between the school and industry in both education and research, and to assist with the school’s gender initiatives. She will also be passing on her knowledge, and how it applies in the industry, to our students.


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Our academics and staff at the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies are highly qualified with a broad range of skills, expertise and interests including academics with professional actuarial qualifications.

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The School of Risk and Actuarial Studies focuses on integrated research into risk, risk management, actuarial studies, insurance, superannuation and population ageing.

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