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Your path to a Master of Actuarial Science starts at Bond

The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format with a mixture of on-campus, mixed mode and remote classes. All students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional, personalised learning experience regardless of their location. For students who are able to attend campus, we are working toward the resumption of face-to-face classes especially for small group instruction such as tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

Never before have organisations around the world had such extraordinary access to personal information, health statistics, buying habits, population movement, employment trends and much, much more. In these numbers lie the answers to the big questions that really matter. Internationally credited, a Master of Actuarial Science at Bond University is a short three semester program that provides those with an undergraduate degree in an alternative field an opportunity to gain an Actuarial Science degree and complete actuarial Part I (Foundation program) subjects. The program will develop your skills in the challenge of crunching 'big data' numbers to create practical solutions for real world problems. Students who have successfully completed cognate programs may be eligible for advanced standing of up to 40 credit points towards the Master of Actuarial Science program.

Bond is the only university in Queensland, and one of only seven in Australia to offer the fully accredited program by the Actuaries Institute and has recognition agreements with the Society of Actuaries (worldwide).

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What our students say

Xinling Han

Master of Actuarial Science, Shandong Province, China

"Completing Master of Actuarial science at Bond University has prepared me to excel at my current role as a Pricing Analyst in an elite insurance firm in Brisbane, Australia. Studying Actuarial Science at Bond University was definitely an invaluable, distinct and memorable experience in my life. Bond Actuarial Science program has a particular focus on data analytics which helps students develop uniqueness in a workplace and get better understanding on how those emerging skills are applied in current actuarial practice."

Xinling Han

Master of Actuarial Science, Shandong Province, China

"Completing Master of Actuarial science at Bond University has prepared me to excel at my current role as a Pricing Analyst in an elite insurance firm in Brisbane, Australia. Studying Actuarial Science at Bond University was definitely an invaluable, distinct and memorable experience in my life. Bond Actuarial Science program has a particular focus on data analytics which helps students develop uniqueness in a workplace and get better understanding on how those emerging skills are applied in current actuarial practice."

Linda Hu

Master of Actuarial Science student, Hangzhou, China

“Without a doubt, deciding to study Master of Actuarial Science at Bond is the best decision when I was an undergraduate. This program includes several attractive fields including finance, IT and Math. I can finish my master’s degree in a short one year. My impression was Bond is an amazing campus. The community at bond was so supportive, friendly and welcoming. ”

Linda Hu

Master of Actuarial Science student, Hangzhou, China

“Without a doubt, deciding to study Master of Actuarial Science at Bond is the best decision when I was an undergraduate. This program includes several attractive fields including finance, IT and Math. I can finish my master’s degree in a short one year. My impression was Bond is an amazing campus. The community at bond was so supportive, friendly and welcoming. ”

Lachlan Farr

Master of Actuarial Science student

“Personally I had never done any actuarial subjects before I started my master’s degree at Bond however they basically teach you from the ground up in actuarial work. The program would be best suited to anyone who has a strong interest in mathematics and problem solving”.

Lachlan Farr

Master of Actuarial Science student

“Personally I had never done any actuarial subjects before I started my master’s degree at Bond however they basically teach you from the ground up in actuarial work. The program would be best suited to anyone who has a strong interest in mathematics and problem solving”.

Key features

  • Learn in smaller classes
  • Unparalleled access to Bond Business School's two financial trading rooms and 40 Bloomberg data-sourcing terminals.
  • Opportunity to experience global business environments with international Study Tours available within Asia, South-East Asia and Silicon Valley.

About the program

Accredited by the Actuaries Institute, the Master of Actuarial Science is an innovative and immersive program that combines elements of economics, finance, statistics, data analytics and advanced mathematics to develop techniques for the management of risk and business decision making.  The Master of Actuarial Science will be taught via smaller classes for personalised attention and unparalleled access to Bond University's Bond FinTech Hub and Bloomberg data-sourcing terminals. Show more

Accredited by the Actuaries Institute, the Master of Actuarial Science is an innovative and immersive program that combines elements of economics, finance, statistics, data analytics and advanced mathematics to develop techniques for the management of risk and business decision making.  The Master of Actuarial Science will be taught via smaller classes for personalised attention and unparalleled access to Bond University's Bond FinTech Hub and Bloomberg data-sourcing terminals. The program will develop skills in the challenge of crunching 'big data' numbers to create practical solutions for real-world problems.  Employment opportunities include working as an investment analyst, portfolio manager, actuarial consultant, insurance actuary, superannuation actuary, risk analyst, big data analyst, liability manager and high-level manager.  The successful completion of the program at an appropriate level of performance will lead to Part I qualification with the Actuaries Institute Show less

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
Duration3 semesters (1 year)
Starting semesters
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaActuarial Science
Program codeBN-13121
CRICOS code092654M
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $21,440* per semester average
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $22,560* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $64,320
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $67,680

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

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* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

Academic entry requirements

Entry into the Master of Actuarial Science requires the completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution and well-developed mathematical abilities.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency Requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to How to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to apply.

Future outcomes

The growing demand for data science skills is due to organisations realising the benefits they can gain from analysing big data, particularly in applications of data mining, machine learning and other techniques across many industries. The Master of Actuarial Science will prepare students for rewarding careers in a range of disciplines, including:

  • Climatology 
  • Consulting 
  • Data Analytics 
  • E-Commerce 
  • Economics 
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Infrastructure
  • Research
  • Risk Management
  • Safety
  • Science
  • Statistics
  • Superannuation 
  • Technology

Our graduates are highly sought after upon graduation and employable as a:

  • Investment analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Actuarial Consultant
  • Insurance Actuary
  • Superannuation Actuary
  • Risk Analyst
  • Big Data Analyst
  • Liability Manager

High achieving students will be encouraged to complete their Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with Bond’s Centre for Actuarial and Financial Big Data Analytics.

Bond’s Actuarial Science programs  are the only programs in Queensland accredited by the Actuaries Institute and offer a unique focus on financial risk and big data analytics. You will gain unparalleled access to the Bond FinTech Hub, featuring dual-monitor computer stations, large projection displays and live Bloomberg financial market data.

Bond Business School is among less than 7% of the world’s 13,000 business programs to have earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and less than 2% have earned European Foundation for Management Development's (EFMD) European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation. Bond Business School is both AACSB and EQUIS accredited placing us in the top 2% of Business Schools in the world.

Bond Business School is also 1 of 4 universities in Australia who are members of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a tangible statement of the significant contribution our programs make to graduate management education.

As a graduate of Bond’s Master of Actuarial Science, you will have a competitive edge in your career. Employer satisfaction with graduates from Bond University has been rated highest in Australia for two years in a row, according to the 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey published by the Department of Education and Training.

 

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Meet Professor of Data Science Steven Stern

Steven Stern is a Professor of Data Science at Bond Business School. With an strong industry background and an educational repertoire that includes Stanford University, he’s a key part of Bond University’s Actuarial Science program and is dedicated to helping students understand the complex concepts covered in the classroom.

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