ANU | Introduction to Actuarial Science MOOC

You may have heard of actuarial science, or you might even know an actuary, but do you know what an actuary does?

The actuarial profession is a very attractive option for students with a strong mathematical background, being both well remunerated and having an abundance of career path options. During this online course, created by Associate Professor Adam Butt, you’ll learn how actuaries use mathematical, statistical, economic and business knowledge to understand, quantify and manage financial risks.

You’ll experience ‘hands-on’ learning using Excel (or an equivalent spreadsheet tool) to project and investigate the financial condition of a company, choosing appropriate strategies for the company through the use of simulations. You’ll also hear from a wide variety of actuaries about their careers.

This course runs fully online and can be completed at any time. It is suitable for students in years 11 and 12.

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