MScs in Actuarial Sciences

Compare 5 Master of Science Programs in Actuarial Sciences

Actuarial Sciences

A master’s degree, or an MSc, is an academic degree that students earn after completing their study in a specific field. The degree typically represents mastery of skills and a fully developed understanding of a specific field or industry. This advanced degree might mean greater opportunities for financial success or the first step toward a greater degree of academic study.

After completion of a statistics, mathematics, or business degree, students may choose to pursue an advanced degree in Actuarial Finance. What is an MSc in Actuarial Finance? This program covers the application of analytical abilities to business. Topics like accountancy, corporate finance, and economics can all be covered through course work. Other classes might cover subjects like risk management, derivatives, and insurance. Classes will add to the information taught in micro and macroeconomics, probability theory, and mathematical statistics.

There are many advantages of participation in an MSc in Actuarial Finance program. These include the practical application of quantitative and problem-solving skills, access to professionals in the industry, and exposure to current issues in the actuarial field. Graduates often have access to promising careers and opportunities.

The cost of participation in an MSc in Actuarial Finance program can vary quite a bit from one school to another, especially across country lines. Prospective students should contact schools to obtain specific information about enrollment costs and tuition.

Graduates from this program often find jobs as actuaries, risk managers for insurance companies, financial specialists for businesses or in government positions, consultants, bank personnel, investment professionals, consultation bureaus, and more. With a master’s degree, graduates can often find positions in either the public or private sector. Insurance companies of all sizes, located in countries all over the world, require the services of actuaries with a solid financial background.

 

In order to find an MSc in Actuarial Finance program that fits within your goals, review the options in the program listing. Fill out the lead form associated with the programs that seem most applicable. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form. 

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Master of Actuarial and Financial Engineering (Leuven)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Economics and Business
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

This is an English-taught programme of 120 ECTS which prepares students for careers in actuarial science, financial engineering or quantitative risk management within financial institutions. [+]

The programme title and the English equivalent have been approved by the Commission Higher Education in Flanders on 19 January 2018. We expect the final approval of the programme by the Flemish government by the beginning of March 2018.

This is an English-taught programme of 120 ECTS which prepares students for careers in actuarial science, financial engineering or quantitative risk management within financial institutions.

This master's programme brings:

basic training in actuarial engineering, insurance, financial products, financial mathematics and engineering, data analytics for finance and insurance, risk management for financial institutions; advanced courses showing the latest developments in the field; a blend of theoretical coursework and computational training; an introduction to practical aspects, through the straight-from-the-frontline experience of our staff, guest lecturers, and an internship (6 ECTS); a multidisciplinary approach, where technical, quantitative courses come along with coursework in (financial and insurance) regulation, prudential regimes, economics and reporting. ... [-]

Master in Actuarial Science and Statistics

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 USA Warrensburg

The M.S. in Actuarial Science and Statistics is designed to fit the needs of students in actuarial science, statistics or related fields. Core courses include Applied Stochastic Processes and Multivariate Statistical Analysis, with electives in statistics, probability, actuarial science, and computer science. [+]

Obtaining your master's degree in mathematics from UCM opens doors of opportunity in your field. Whether you’re looking for more in-depth knowledge in a specialized area or are hoping to make a career move, your master’s degree provides a real advantage. In the graduate program, you will cultivate your ability for independent thought and demonstrate your aptitude for relevant research.

The M.S. in Mathematics program offers two options — Mathematics or Actuarial Science and Statistics.

The M.S. in Actuarial Science and Statistics is designed to fit the needs of students in actuarial science, statistics or related fields. Core courses include Applied Stochastic Processes and Multivariate Statistical Analysis, with electives in statistics, probability, actuarial science, and computer science.... [-]


MSc Econometrics and Operations Research: Actuarial Sciences (full-time)

Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

Actuarial Sciences is a 1-year, full-time programme and is taught entirely in English. Graduates will a master's degree in Econometrics and Operations Research with a specialisation in Actuarial Sciences. [+]

MSc Econometrics and Operations Research: Actuarial Sciences (full-time)

The role of actuaries is changing. Until recently, actuaries have concentrated on mitigating risk. Now, their role is broader and more proactive: they study market demand and manage return on investment, both in the short and long terms. To do this, they must take a balanced view of both assets and liabilities. The Actuarial Sciences track at Maastricht University is one of only three such studies in the Netherlands, putting it at the cutting edge of its field. Become a ‘financial engineer’: take Actuarial Sciences.

What will you learn?

Keys skills that you will learn include problem-solving and the ability to see those problems from more than one point of view. You will also learn how to communicate your opinions and solutions professionally and clearly in order to persuade others of your viewpoint.... [-]


Master of Science in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance: General

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance (ASMF) is a stand-alone Master’s degree. The track Mathematical Finance is unique in that its courses incorporate all the latest international developments, such as financial and solvency risk management, regulation and supervision, big data, market-consistent pricing and sustainability of pension systems. [+]

The Master’s in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance (ASMF) is a stand-alone Master’s degree. The track Mathematical Finance is unique in that its courses incorporate all the latest international developments, such as financial and solvency risk management, regulation and supervision, big data, market-consistent pricing and sustainability of pension systems.

The general track in the ASMF Master's programme provides an excellent grounding for your career as an actuary or risk manager. What makes this one-year programme unique is its range of courses, which incorporate all the latest international developments, - think of Big Data Science, Market-Consistent Pricing, Systemic Risk Modelling, and Behavioral Insurance and Finance - as well as the most up-to-date techniques, practices and insights you will need to begin your career.... [-]


MSc in Actuarial Science

Yasar University
Campus Full time September 2018 Turkey Izmir

Actuarial science is an interdisciplinary science that analyses the financial outcomes and risks of indefinite events in the future. It applies the use of mathematical, financial and statistical methods to assess [+]

Actuarial science is an interdisciplinary science that analyses the financial outcomes and risks of indefinite events in the future. It applies the use of mathematical, financial and statistical methods to assess, manage and form insurance plans for all kinds of risks (life, property, health, retirement) in the insurance, financial and business worlds.

The main purpose of this Master’s Degree course is to provide students with a sound theoretical basis to be able to pass these actuary exams, as well as to facilitate the careers of successful graduates in the finance and insurance fields at a national and international level. With its eclectic selection of course opportunities for students, the programme also aims to provide employment in the insurance sector, as well as those other sectors which deal with financial risk.... [-]