Programs and accreditation

Programs and accreditation

Macquarie University has a long-standing 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.

Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics

The actuarial studies programs prepare you for real world jobs and equip you to become a solution-driven, pragmatic professional with valuable expertise in a complex risk-filled world.

Actuarial programs include:

Business Analytics programs incude:

The Actuaries Institute accredits actuaries through a three part education examination program. By completing the actuarial studies degree with us, you can gain exemption from either Part I or Part I and Part II of this examination program when you obtain Credit grades or higher in the relevant Macquarie University units. The Part II examination program can also be completed via our Non-award study program. Students enrolled in the non-award study program are not required to enrol in a Macquarie University degree.

Macquarie University was the first university in the world to have its actuarial courses accredited by an actuarial professional body. Students who perform sufficiently well in their studies in double degree and masters programs can be awarded exemptions from part I and part II of the actuarial education programs of the Australian Actuaries Institute.

For details on how to claim exemptions from professional examinations, see the ACSTINFO Information for Actuarial Studies, available to all students on iLearn. If you are not a current student, please contact the Department at fbe-afas.admin@mq.edu.au for further details.

Teaching Awards

Professor Jim Farmer
  • Student experience award - Macquarie University's Faculty of Business & Economics (2015)
  • Curriculum renewal award - Macquarie University's Faculty of Business & Economics (2009)
Professor David Pitt
  • Dean's teaching excellence award - Macquarie University's Faculty of Business & Economics (2012)
  • National Citation for outstanding contributions for student learning - Australian Learning and Teaching Council awards for university teaching (previously Carrick Australian Awards for university teaching) (2009)
  • Vice Chancellor's award for teaching excellence - Australian National University (2003)
Professor Leonie Tickle
  • Teaching excellence award - Macquarie University's Academic Senate (2009)
  • Citation for outstanding contributions for student learning - Carrick Australian Awards for university teaching (2006)
  • Citation for outstanding contributions for student learning - Macquarie University (2006)
  • Outstanding teaching award - Macquarie University's Academic Senate (2001)
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