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Coursework

Master of Commerce (Actuarial Science)

    • CRICOS Code: 089805E

    The experience

    Overview

    Studying with MBS: Whether from home or later on campus, we’ve got you covered

    Until it is safe to return to campus, our students are learning at home through our virtual campus and using platforms like our learning management system Canvas and Zoom for lectures and tutorials with breakout rooms to encourage interaction and discussion.

    Our Virtual Campus Community, including all of our University Services for students, is fully up and running. We are providing many ways to stay positive and connected online including workouts with MU Sport, course planning appointments, ways to enhance your academic skills and appointments for counselling and wellbeing.

    At MBS we offer a comprehensive program to support your learning, develop your skills and enrich your degree. We encourage you to be involved both on and off campus and to make the most of your time outside the classroom.

    Quantitative and Mathematical Rigour

    Actuarial studies is a discipline well-known for its quantitative aspects and mathematical rigour. A graduate qualification in this area can offer real competitive advantages in today’s financial services industry. An actuary’s work is based upon a multi-disciplinary background of mathematics, statistics, demography, finance and economics.

    Xueyuan Shane Wu
    Xueyuan Shane Wu, Senior Lecturer Actuarial Studies

    Xueyuan Shane Wu

    Dr Xueyuan Wu is a Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Studies and teaches Insurance Risk Models in Master of Commerce (Actuarial Science). Dr Wu's main research interests include Matrix Analytic Methods (MAMs) in risk theory, discrete-time risk models, correlated risk models and ruin theory. He is also interested in actuarial statistics.

    David Heath
    David Heath

    David Heath

    David Heath teaches Actuarial Practice and Control (I and II), and General Insurance Practice. David Heath has over 25 years' experience as a consulting actuary, specialising in general insurance, accident compensation, and legal calculations. David also acts as a company director, and is the Chair of the Audit Committee at the Transport Accident Commission.

    Student experience

    Bryan Poh
    Bryan Poh, Master of Commerce (Actuarial Science)
    Completed 2018

    Bryan Poh

    "The facilities, resources and support provided by the university are unparalleled in Australia, and the university’s prestige would distinguish me within the industry. The opportunity to study the Master of Commerce (Actuarial Science) has enhanced my knowledge in the field of Actuarial Science."

    Bryan is currently working as an Actuarial Analyst at AIA Australia.