We assess risk and analyse businesses

We are the first university in the world to be accredited with a professional actuarial body. We have over 50 years of experience in actuarial studies, and are a world-leading innovator in the emerging field of business analytics.



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Our expertise

You will be learning from our world-class programs in actuarial studies and business analytics. Our graduates are equipped and ready to play a leading role in shaping the global financial future.

Our areas of expertise include:

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

Our programs

Our teaching programs combine practical learning with innovative thinking to empower you with knowledge and understanding, alongside problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Actuarial studies

You’ll learn to create innovative solutions to problems based on real case studies as well as developing your communication, technology and time management skills.

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Bui Hoa

Alumna, KPMG Australia

“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 skills that are second to none.&rdqu...

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Business analytics

Our degree in business analytics is the first of its kind 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

The longest-serving global accrediting body, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), accredits Macquarie Business School.

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

  • If you complete the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies or the Master of Actuarial Practice with grades of credit or above in the relevant units, you’re eligible to apply for exemption from the corresponding subjects in the Foundation Program.
  • If you complete the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies as part of one of our double degrees (with either the Bachelor of Applied Finance, the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Information Technology) or the Master of Actuarial Practice with grades of credit or above in the relevant units, you’re eligible to apply for exemption from the corresponding subjects in the Foundation Program and the Actuary Program.
  • Students enrolled in the non-award study program are not required to enrol in a Macquarie University degree.

Current students can view the Course Compass on iLearn for details on how to claim exemptions from professional examinations.

Contact the department at mqbs-asba.admin@mq.edu.au if you're not a current student.

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