Master of commerce actuarial science

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MASTER OF COMMERCE (ACTUARIAL SCIENCE)

THE PROGRAM

? The Master of Commerce (Actuarial Studies) is for students who hold an actuarial degree and wish to pursue their actuarial training further. It focuses on actuarial theory and practice, specialising in quantitative techniques for insurance, superannuation and financial risk modelling.

? With sufficiently high results students are able to obtain exemptions from exams of the Actuaries Institute (Australia), including the whole of Part II.

? The program has a practice pathway, which focuses on advanced professional training, and a research pathway, which prepares students for the PhD in Actuarial Studies.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Dr Enrique Calder?n E: enrique.calderin@unimelb.edu.au PH: 9035 8176 Office hours ? by appointment

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR STUDIES AT MBS

? Plan your studies ? Do your reading and class preparation ? Ask questions in class ? Participate in team activities ? Follow assessment guidelines ? Read your university emails - they contain

important information ? Approach staff if you need help

REMEMBER:

? We want you to succeed and are here to facilitate your learning.

? The more you put in to your studies, the more you will get out!

BE AN ACTIVE LEARNER

WORKLOAD

? Every student should devote no less than 9 hours study per subject per week outside of the classroom.

? A full-time study load of 4 subjects per semester requires at least 48 hours study per week (12 hours in class + 36 hours outside of class).

STUDY SKILLS

? The University's Academic Skills team provide online resources, workshops and individual tutorials to improve your study skills and help you reach your academic potential.

? Visit the website for more information: services.unimelb.edu.au/academicskills

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How to achieve good marks in actuarial exams

? Actuarial exams are relatively long and intense ? Pay attention to mid-semester exams ? Mixture of derivations and calculations ? Be familiar with using a calculator ? Attend all your classes and tutorials ? Do not wait until the final exam period to review ? Do a lot of exercises: specimen exam papers, past

exam papers, problem sets, past CT exams ? Exam skills, speed, accuracy!

REMEMBER:

? Only one calculator is permitted: Casio FX82 (with any suffix)

? 15-minutes reading time

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