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Master of Actuarial Science

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Insurance and Actuarial Studies

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Entry requirements

A Bachelor's Degree or Graduate Diploma with an average grade of B+ or better in the relevant subjects, with a major in Actuarial Science, Finance, Statistics or a related field.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

MActSc graduates will be able to apply advanced actuarial techniques, including stochastic processes, generalized linear models, big data analysis and asset/liability modelling. They will have a professional-level knowledge of the Actuarial Control Cycle and corporate risk management strategies as well as additional advanced skills in finance and statistics. Graduates will be prepared to continue into a PhD programme in Actuarial Science. Graduates will be well prepared to take leadership roles in the actuarial or related fields.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Banking, Finance and Related Fields at this level can earn:

$66,000

Median earnings one year after study

$76,000

Median earnings two years after study

$94,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

88%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary

Website:

http://www.blsst.co.nz

Value:

Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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Heartland Bank Freemasons Scholarships

Provided by:

Freemasons New Zealand - National Office

Website:

http://freemasonsnz.org/charity/

Value:

$6,000 - one per Division.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601
Email: info-desk@vuw.ac.nz
Web: http://www.vuw.ac.nz

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Sources

NZQA supplies course information based on material from the provider.

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