Graduate with two accredited degrees that are highly regarded by industry. The Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Information Systems at UNSW Sydney stands out in a competitive job market with distinct and complementary skillsets. Prosper in a tech-driven future with your technological solutions and the math skills required to become an actuary.
During the four-year program, you can explore course options including programming, digital transformation, statistics, and actuarial risk management. The degrees incorporate global work/study opportunities and practical real-world experience including internships, mentoring and career networking.
Graduates have highly prized information systems expertise and actuarial skills that are practical and conceptual. They are prepared for careers in quantitative professions and the tech industry with suitable professional experience, accreditation, and connections.
Why choose this bachelor degree?
Build the degree to suit your career goals and interests. The Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Information Systems 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.
The Information Systems (IS) major courses include mobile app development, database and enterprise systems, business analysis, programming, and digital transformation. There is an
International Information Systems and Technology Practicum, in which you will travel overseas to gain first-hand awareness of the IS industry from a global perspective.
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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:
- Local, national and
international experience and
internships for credit
- Networking with career mentors and industry connections
This degree is professionally recognised and provides a career-ready standard of knowledge. The program is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Institute of Actuaries of Australia. Relevant courses are approved for VEE by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) in the US.
Depending on the courses you complete, you can earn an SAS Certificate in Business Analytics, awarded jointly by UNSW and SAS. SAS Certification credentials are globally recognised as the premier means to validate SAS knowledge. With an SAS Certification credential, you will set yourself apart from others and prove that you have the SAS knowledge to make a difference within an organisation.
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 Information Systems isdesigned 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?
- Tech-driven people with strong math skills
- High-achieving students enjoy using technology to solve problems
- Those who want to strengthen career opportunities with an extensive education
Job and career prospects
- Actuarial Analyst
- Business Consultant
- Credit Analyst
- Insurance Analyst
- Risk Assessment Officer
- Wealth Management Analyst
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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.
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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
mentoring, and you can undertake
global business practicums for credit towards your degree.