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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Science

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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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Fees53920/Course
Fees (International Student)56140/Course
CampusUCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
FacultyFaculty of Business & Information Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMathematics & Statistics
Course Description

Actuaries are professional deal with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty. They use skills in mathematics, economic, computer science, finance, probability and statistics, and business to assess the likelihood of occurrence of certain risky events formulate policies that minimize the cost of these risks. As such, actuaries are essential to the insurance and reinsurance industry. In addition, they can be consultants to other businesses, including sponsors of pension plans; and to government agencies such as bank Negara Malaysia. The 3-year BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science programme provides a solid grounding in mathematics, accounting, finance and statistic to integrate theories with actual experience and build a foundation for students to pursuit professional career in the financial risk management industry.

Students will be furnished with the essential leadership qualities, communication skills, problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, as well as entrepreneurial and managerial skills that will enable them to face the challenging yet exciting world, where risks can be turned into opportunities.


Assessments

The assessment includes a combination of examinations, projects and assignments, and finally a requirement to complete a dissertation in Independent Project in the final year. Students will acquire up-to-date vocational skills that are relevant and competitive. This reflects the complex and challenging nature of the accounting, finance and business realms.

Curriculum
Year 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Statistics
  • Elective 1
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Mathematics 2
  • Applied Probability
  • Mathematics of Interest Rates
  • Mathematics of Financial Derivatives
  • Business Accounting
  • Elective 2
  • Elective 3
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 1
Year 2
  • Applied Statistical Models
  • Life Contingencies 1
  • Financial Management 1
  • Intro to Stochastic Process
  • Life Contingencies 2
  • Loss Models
  • Stat. Simulation for Fin. Modelling
  • Macroeconomics
  • Elective 4
  • Microeconomics
  • Elective 5
  • Business Law- Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 2
Year 3
  • Independent Project 1
  • Stochastic Calculus for Ins. & Fin.
  • Stat. Methods for Insurance
  • Credibility Theory
  • Actuarial Practices
  • Elective 6
  • Independent Project 2
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 3
List of Electives
(choose up to 6)
  • Fundamental of Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Introduction to Internet Technologies
  • Accounting Information System
  • Business Modelling with Spreadsheet
  • Business Information System
  • Java Programming 1
  • Business Law
  • Business Communications
  • Corporate Finance
  • Visual Basic .Net
  • Numerical & Computing Method
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

–   For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.

Entry Requirements

For general Business degree: UCSI Foundation year Pass, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0 STPM Minimum 2 principals (C) (CGPA 2.0) in 2 subjects and pass in Mathematics and English at SPM Level A-Level Minimum 2 principals (E) UEC Minimum 5 credits (B6) including in Mathematics and English National Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.0 International Baccalaureate (IB) Minimum score of 26 points in 6 subjects Canadian Pre-U Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects SAM Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects Australian Year 12 ATAR 65% Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60% Diploma (business-related) Minimum CGPA of 2.0 Other equivalent qualifications To be reviewed by the faculty on a case-to-case basis *For Accounting, Actuarial Science, Diploma and School of IT programmes, please refer to http://www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my/fobis/ for more details on entry requirements

Intake Months

September and February

Career Prospects

Many corporations today have acknowledged the need for financial specialists with the skills to manage risk. Upon completion of this programme, graduates will be furnished with the proper understanding of management know-how and are prepared for the relevant professional examinations. Graduates can seek employment in key industry streams such as:

  • Actuarial Executive
  • Enterprise Risk Analyst
  • Bank Executive
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planning Advisor
  • Entrepreneur

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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