Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics

Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics

Macquarie University has been a leading provider of actuarial education for over 50 years. As the first university to be accredited with a professional actuarial body in the world, we have consistently delivered a first-class experience.

We build on our heritage to equip you to play a leading role in shaping the global financial future.  You will be learning from our world-class programs in actuarial studies and business analytics and graduating for future leadership roles in the financial sector.

Actuarial studies and business analytics are dynamic areas of study and research, essential for the operation of a modern economy.

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Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics
Level 7
4 Eastern Road
Macquarie University
North Ryde NSW 2109
Office hours: 9am – 5pm (Mon to Fri)

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You’ll learn to create innovative solutions to problems based on realistic case studies as well as developing your communication, technology and time management skills. Technical content studied includes:

  • mathematics
  • statistics and analysis of big data
  • computing
  • finance
  • economics
  • actuarial science.

Our degree in business analytics is the first such program in Australia, and one of only a handful around the world. Business analytics is an applied integration of studies in computer science, statistics and economics combined with management, accounting and marketing.

On this course you’ll use data science and predictive analytics skills to discover relationships, make classifications and uncover hidden trends.

Professional accreditation

Macquarie Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide.

The Actuaries Institute accredits actuaries through a three-part education examination program

  • If you complete this degree with grades of credit or above in the relevant units, you’re eligible to apply for exemption from the corresponding Foundation-level professional examinations.
  • If you complete it as part of one of our double degrees with either the Bachelor of Applied Finance or Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences with grades of credit or above in the relevant units, you’re eligible to apply for exemption from the corresponding Foundation-level and the university component of the Associateship-level professional examinations.
  • Students enrolled in the non-award study program are not required to enrol in a Macquarie University degree.

View the ACSTINFO Information for Actuarial Studies on iLearn for details on how to claim exemptions from professional examinations. Contact the department at if you are not a current student.

Our professional accreditation is with the Actuaries Institute. Our programs are also recognised by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. The Department has also been recognised as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the US-based Society of Actuaries.

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Masters programs and PhDs

Macquarie Business School is investing in developing top researchers and we invite you to join us.

Macquarie’s core pathway to higher degree research study is the international standard two-year research training pathway leading to the Master of Research.

Master of Research equips students with intensive research preparation before beginning a PhD.

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Local connections, global partnerships

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

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Bui Hoa

Hoa Bui, Alumna, Partner-in-Charge of Actuarial & Financial Risk at KPMG Australia, graduated from the University in 1984

“We all know Macquarie's actuarial course is the first of its kind in the world, but what I really valued from the course is the quality of teaching that I received. Not only are the lecturers expert in their fields, they put a great deal of thought into how the material is delivered. In my current role, I know I can look to Macquarie for quality actuarial graduates who have a great understanding of the underlying concepts, as well as technical skills that are second to none.”

Content owner: Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics Last updated: 20 Feb 2020 8:59am

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