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Bachelor of Actuarial Science/ Bachelor of Laws

Program overview

Bond’s Bachelor of Actuarial Science and Bachelor of Laws double degree takes just under four years. 

The combination of actuarial science and law lays the groundwork for a future-focussed career in the world of big data and analytics. Not only will you have the skills to analyse the data, but you will also have an in-depth understanding of the legal context and guidelines in which these numbers can be used. You could end up being an actuary who specialises in the legalities of using personal information or a lawyer with expertise in risk evaluation. 

The actuarial science element of the program covers economics, finance, statistics, data analytics and advanced mathematics, as they relate to the management of risk and business decision-making. You will learn how to crunch the big data numbers to create practical solutions for real-world problems. You will also have access to Bond’s FinTech Hub and can complete Bloomberg training as part of your program. 

Your law degree covers all the compulsory subjects required to pathway for admission to legal practice in Australia, provide you with opportunities to gain a specialisation is an area of interest and enhance your skills in communication, advocacy and research gained through the Integrated Skills Program.

Program code: BL-11087

CRICOS code: 093910C

Program overview

Bond’s Bachelor of Actuarial Science and Bachelor of Laws double degree takes just under four years. 

The combination of actuarial science and law lays the groundwork for a future-focussed career in the world of big data and analytics. Not only will you have the skills to analyse the data, but you will also have an in-depth understanding of the legal context and guidelines in which these numbers can be used. You could end up being an actuary who specialises in the legalities of using personal information or a lawyer with expertise in risk evaluation. 

The actuarial science element of the program covers economics, finance, statistics, data analytics and advanced mathematics, as they relate to the management of risk and business decision-making. You will learn how to crunch the big data numbers to create practical solutions for real-world problems. You will also have access to Bond’s FinTech Hub and can complete Bloomberg training as part of your program. 

Your law degree covers all the compulsory subjects required to pathway for admission to legal practice in Australia, provide you with opportunities to gain a specialisation is an area of interest and enhance your skills in communication, advocacy and research gained through the Integrated Skills Program.

Program code: BL-11087

CRICOS code: 093910C

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About this program

The Bachelor 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 Bachelor of Actuarial Science is taught via smaller classes for personalised attention and unparalleled access to Bond University's Bond FinTech Hub and Bloomberg data-sourcing terminals. The program develops students’ 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. Successful completion of the program can lead to Part I qualification with the Actuaries Institute. The Bachelor of Laws prepares students for a career as a legal professional, both within Australia and overseas. It provides students with a thorough grounding in essential areas of substantive law and access to a wide choice of law elective subjects, including the option of completing a specialisation. An integrated skills and professionalism program is embedded in the degree and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. The Bachelor of Laws provides an engaging learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career.

What you'll be studying

  • Study overview

    The Bachelor of Actuarial Science and Bachelor of Laws is made up of 44 subjects (440 credit points). Taking a full-time study load of 40 credit points per semester, you can complete the double degree in 3 years 8 months (11 semesters). 

    Mix up your study by choosing electives like our International Study Tour or a for-credit Business Internship. You can also study overseas for a semester through Bond’s International Student Exchange Program.

Program features

  • More than a degree

    Bond Business School offers a wealth of life-changing study experiences including student exchanges with top universities across the UK, USA and Europe, international study tours, global competitions, and professional conferences. We also encourage volunteering, mentoring and other extracurricular activities through Beyond Bond, the Bond Law Clinic program in addition to the opportunity to work on real-life challenges through our Transformer program.

  • World-class facilities

    You will have unparalleled access to the very latest industry technology in the Bond FinTech hub – a state-of-the-art facility housing 40 Bloomberg terminals feeding live market data. As one of only three universities in Australia to be accepted as an official member of the Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner (ELP) Program, you can complete globally recognised Bloomberg certification during your time at Bond.

  • Industry in the classroom

    Our Business and Law subjects are taught academics with industry experience. Actuarial Science teachers include the custodian of cricket’s famous Duckworth-Lewis-Stern system, Dr Steve Stern who is also known for creating the team and player ratings for Australia’s Big Bash League.

  • Dual accreditation

    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% to have earned European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation. It is one of only 7 Australian universities to hold dual AACSB/EQUIS accreditation and be accredited by the Actuaries Institute.

  • Build your network

    As a Bond Business School student, you will meet high profile Australian and international business leaders on campus and away at events like the Bond Business Leaders’ Forum, Business Links, on overseas study tours and at industry conferences, workshops, and demo days.

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Hear from our Bondies

  • "Bond’s actuarial program is ideal for developing the necessary skills to succeed in business, financial and data science industries. Taught by specialists in their fields, Bond students gain a deeper understanding of the ideas underlying in areas of risk assessment and modern data analytics plus the traditional skill set of an actuary. This gives graduates a notable advantage in the job market, augmented by the potential for networking and internships with Bond Business School’s industry partners."

    Steven Stern - Professor of Data Science
  • "I chose this double degree to gain a skill set that will allow me to add value to teams operating across different sectors and professions. Law have given me the ability to establish a problem-solving framework for an issue while the logical reasoning skills from my actuarial studies helps me to progress through the various stages of the framework. This toolbox of skills puts me in a good position to pursue a career in international trade, dispute resolution, or policy making."

    Lachlan Hopwood - Alumnus
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Hear from our Bondies

  • "Bond’s actuarial program is ideal for developing the necessary skills to succeed in business, financial and data science industries. Taught by specialists in their fields, Bond students gain a deeper understanding of the ideas underlying in areas of risk assessment and modern data analytics plus the traditional skill set of an actuary. This gives graduates a notable advantage in the job market, augmented by the potential for networking and internships with Bond Business School’s industry partners."

    Steven Stern - Professor of Data Science
  • "I chose this double degree to gain a skill set that will allow me to add value to teams operating across different sectors and professions. Law have given me the ability to establish a problem-solving framework for an issue while the logical reasoning skills from my actuarial studies helps me to progress through the various stages of the framework. This toolbox of skills puts me in a good position to pursue a career in international trade, dispute resolution, or policy making."

    Lachlan Hopwood - Alumnus
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