Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies

Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies

Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies

Macquarie University is famous for its programs in actuarial studies and applied finance which prepare graduates for future leadership roles in the financial sector.

The fields of actuarial studies and applied finance are dynamic areas of study and research which are essential for the operation of a modern economy. Our teaching programs develop both knowledge and understanding alongside problem-solving and critical thinking skills. All that we do is informed by our research which is cutting edge and is published in the leading academic journals in our disciplines.

Macquarie University has been a leading provider of actuarial education for almost fifty years. As the first university to be accredited with a professional actuarial body in the world, we have consistently delivered a first class experience. Alongside the study of technical content which spans mathematics, statistics, computing, finance, economics and actuarial science, students also create solutions to problems based on realistic case studies as well as developing their communication, technology and time management skills.

Our applied finance programs are also leaders. Students have the opportunity to learn about financial markets, corporate finance and analysis alongside increasingly important skills in communication, ethics and professionalism. Industry engagement with our applied finance programs is particularly significant with entire units in our degree programs taught by leading practitioners. Students get the chance to mix the study of the theoretical underpinnings of finance theory with reality and case studies. The Department also houses the Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre which teaches our highly regarded Masters of Applied Finance Program.

The department, through its research and teaching programs, is highly engaged with national and international scholars, industry professional bodies and businesses. These connections enhance our research and ensure our teaching programs deliver the vital skills for employability in an ever changing world.

Professional accreditation

Macquarie University has an outstanding reputation for the provision of education and research in both applied finance and actuarial studies. As a result, by studying with us, you can be assured of quality through our various accreditations with the leading professional bodies.

We enjoy professional accreditations with the Actuaries Institute, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. The Department has also been recognised as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the US-based Society of Actuaries.

Find more information on our accreditation.

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