Actuaries play a vital role in strategic planning and financial management in the financial services, insurance and superannuation industries. Broaden your career prospects by graduating with business degrees in Actuarial Studies and Commerce.This degree provides a solid foundation to enter the actuarial profession through studies in mathematics, statistics, accounting, economics, finance, demographics, analytics and modelling. You can also select up to two Commerce majors that will provide you with a fundamental understanding of general business principles and allow you to develop specialist knowledge in a business area of your choice. Areas of study include accounting, business economics, business strategy and economic management, finance, financial economics, human resource management, information systems, international business, marketing, real estate studies and taxation.
Why choose this degree?
There is strong demand for graduates in Actuarial Studies. Employers in the financial services industry, including banks, insurers and consultancies, value the rigorous quantitative risk analysis training involved in studying Actuarial Studies. Â
Who should choose this degree?
Those who want to develop a depth of knowledge across a wide range of business areas. Â This degree offers you the opportunity to specialise in a business area of your choice to increase your career opportunities and be competitive in the job market.
- Actuarial Studies
- Business Analytics
- Business Economics
- Financial Economics
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems and Information Technology
- International Business
- Real Estate Studies
Degree StructureDegree Handbook
- Actuarial/insurance/wealth management/credit/forecasting/data analyst
- Business consultant
- Investment banker
- Risk assessment officer* Statistical research analyst
- Superannuation and/or tax adviser
UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.
Mathematics Extension 1. For Bachelor of Science: Chemistry plus Biology or Earth and Environmental Science or Physics (depending on chosen area of study)