Postgraduate coursework

The School of Risk & Actuarial, UNSW Australia Business School offers postgraduate students a range of coursework courses in the fields of Actuarial Studies and Risk Management.

Students may choose to do the following Business School degrees:

Master of Actuarial Studies/Master of Actuarial Studies (Extension)

The Master of Actuarial Studies allows graduates to obtain and develop the required competencies to commence a career in the actuarial and financial services industry, through the quantitative risk management training offered within the degree.

The Master of Actuarial Studies is recognised by the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, Institute of Actuaries (UK) and the Society of Actuaries (USA). It also covers the Part II courses of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and provides advanced training in quantitative risk management.

The Master of Actuarial Studies is designed for graduates in disciplines with strong mathematical and statistical components such as actuarial studies, economics, engineering, mathematics and science. The Master of Actuarial Studies Extension program allows students to take an additional four courses to the Master of Actuarial Studies program.

Subject to academic performance, students from non-actuarial backgrounds will be able to complete the academic requirements to become an Associate member of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (AIAA).

Master of Commerce/Master of Commerce (Extension)

The Master of Commerce has a long and distinguished history of providing high quality, relevant education to graduates who are looking to further develop and broaden their skills and knowledge in business. Underpinning this reputation for excellence is a philosophy of continuous quality improvement.

Transfers between MActSt to MActSt (Extension)

Transfer from the Master of Actuarial Studies (MActSt) to the Master of Actuarial Studies (Extension) is possible provided students have not fully completed the degree requirements of the MActSt.

All queries on program transfers should be directed to the Business School Student Centre.