Graduate with two accredited degrees that are highly regarded by industry. The Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Commerce at UNSW Sydney provides an expansive and complementary skillset that stands out in competitive job markets. Gain professional accreditation as an actuary and a strong foundation in business, with the flexibility to specialise in up to two different business areas.
During the four-year program, you will supercharge your math skills to analyse and solve business problems. Explore course options including fintech, information systems and actuarial risk management. The degrees incorporate global work/study opportunities and practical real-world experience including internships, mentoring and career networking.
Graduates are prepared for success with relevant experience and connections. They gain a thorough fundamental understanding of their chosen industry and build the specialist quantitative techniques that lead to key professional roles.
Why choose this bachelor degree?
Design a degree to suit your career goals. The Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Commerce offers professional development and accreditation, and a selection of exciting majors and electives.
You will begin with foundations in accounting, financial management, actuarial studies, probability, economics, business finance and people management. From there, delve into actuarial modelling, stats, financial mathematics and more.
You can choose one or two Commerce majors from fields including accounting, finance, economics, information systems, fintech, human resources, management, marketing, business law, taxation, real estate or international business.
See the program structure for detailed information.
Professional development and accreditation
During your study, make use of Career Accelerator, a portfolio of professional development opportunities that are exclusive to UNSW Business School students and include:
This degree is professionally recognised and provides a career-ready standard of knowledge. Depending on the majors and courses chosen, accreditation is available from the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, the Australian Human Resources Institute, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, ACCA and Institute of Public Accountants. Relevant courses are approved for VEE by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) in the US.
UNSW Business School degrees are shaped by industry leaders and world-class academics who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today. Our Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Commerce is designed to train your mind to adapt to future challenges. You will understand business concepts, practise problem-solving, and build skills in critical thinking, decision making, and complicated mathematics.
Who is this degree for? High-achieving, business-minded students with strong maths skills Those who want to strengthen career opportunities with a wide-ranging education
Job and career prospects
You have a wide range of career options with this specialist double degree, including:
- Actuarial Analyst
- Commercial Manager
- Customer Experience Officer
- Cyber Security Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Data Scientist
- Digital Innovation Officer
- Financial Adviser
- Human Resource Consultant
- ICT Business/System Analyst
- International Business Development Manager
- Investment Banker
- Management Consultant
- Marketing/Brand Manager
- Property Business Analyst
- Recruitment Officer
- Risk Assessment Officer
- Superannuation Adviser
- Tax Adviser
- Venture Capitalist
Find out how we prepare our graduates for career success
Why UNSW Business School?
UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific, with our subjects consistently ranking within the top 50 worldwide. We rank 1st worldwide for Risk and Actuarial Studies. Within Australia, we rank 1st for Accounting and Finance, and 2nd for Business and Management studies. Worldwide, these subjects rank within the Top 50 along with Economics and Econometrics, and Computer Science and Information Systems. Read more about our rankings and reputation.
Our students build professional networks among more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide and begin their new career before graduation. This undergraduate double degree incorporates a suite of professional development opportunities offered
by Career Accelerator, that are exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students. Career Accelerator helps you build industry connections through networking and mentoring, and you can undertake internships and global business practicums for credit towards your degree