Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies

Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies

We deliver quality and innovative actuarial and finance programs both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Macquarie has been a leading name in actuarial education for more than 40 years, with long-standing presence and unsurpassed reputation for quality graduates who achieve remarkable success. It also offers highly regarded Masters of Applied Finance Program, which now has over 3,000 graduates.

We attract researchers with outstanding reputations and track records, who also work with industry and regulators. The Department has six key research networks  to harness the strengths of researchers to address issues and concerns of commodity markets & climate impacts; human factors in business and finance; risk, data analytics and insurance; banking and regulation; financial and actuarial mathematics; and corporate finance and governance.  The Centre for Financial Risk researchers examine uncertainty in capital markets, by exploring the nature and management of financial risks faced by institutions and households.

Visit our Areas of Expertise to find out in more detail about our staff's research interests.

Professional Accreditation

Our actuarial studies and finance programs have reputation for high standards of teaching, academic results, and industry recognition and involvement. By studying with us, you can also receive the added assurance of accreditation with major professional bodies.

Actuaries Institute

The actuarial studies degree with us, you can gain exemption from either Part I or Part I and Part II examination of the Actuaries Institute.

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and associated double degrees

Master of Actuarial Practice

Chartered Financial Analyst Institute

Macquarie was also the first University in Australia to receive formal recognition from the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute as a Program Partner. As there is a high degree of overlap between the Master in Applied Finance and Bachelor of Applied Finance programs with the CFA program, these programs are ideal form of preparation for those students undertaking the CFA exams.

Bachelor of Applied Finance and associated double degrees

Master of Applied Finance

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

The Bachelor of Applied Finance and associated double degrees has been approved by the ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission - authorised assessors) as meeting ASIC training requirements in relation to RG 146 compliance in several areas.

More details can be found here.

Quality Programs

Macquarie has been a leading name in actuarial and applied finance education and offer flexible, solid content and committed teaching to support students through the many course options, whether you are a local or international student at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.

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