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Actuarial Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Waltham, MA, United States
Actuaries are a bit like fortune-tellers — except they rely on a lot more than intuition to make predictions for the future.These highly sought-after professionals analyze historical data (a lot of it) to assess risk and forecast long-term patterns for companies in the insurance and financial industries.
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Ranked among the top 25 Actuarial Science degrees in the nation by College Choice for 2016-17, the Bentley program is designed to give you exactly these critical skills. You'll study mathematics and financial theory through courses emphasizing math, finance and risk management. Not only will you become an analytical master, but you’ll also learn how the field applies to a business’s wider operations. This expertise is highly valued by employers.

With incredibly strong career and salary prospects, it’s no wonder that U.S. News & World Report and CNN Money have identified the actuarial profession as offering some of the best jobs in the country.

  • Banks and investment firms
  • Colleges and universities
  • Consulting firms
  • Government insurance departments
  • Insurance companies
  • Labor unions
  • Public accounting firms
  • Rating bureaus

Typically, you’ll find actuaries working in places like:

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus III
  • Continuous Probability
  • Linear Algebra
  • Math Statistics
  • Math elective
  • Actuarial Topics in Probability and Risk Management
  • Discrete Options Pricing
  • Discrete Probability
  • Financial Calculus and Derivative Pricing
  • Mathematical Theory of Interest

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Application form with $50 fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • College essay
  • Senior Grades
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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