This Master’s degree offers a complete basic education for future actuaries. An actuary is a business professional who deals with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty.
Most of the subjects taught involve applied mathematics, the actuary’s most important working tool. Good knowledge of management, finance, economics and information technology is also necessary to ensure an adequate level of professional expertise.
This program fulfills the requirements of the syllabus of the Swiss Association of Actuaries and prepares students to some exams of the Society of Actuaries.
Master of Science (MSc) in Actuarial Science
English. Recommended level : C1.
A Bachelor’s degree from a Swiss university in Economics, Management, Finance, Information Systems or Mathematics.
Another degree or university qualification in the same field of study may be deemed equivalent and give access to the Master’s program, with or without conditions.
Enrolment and final dates
The degree course begins in the autumn semester only.
Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.
Final enrolment date: 30 April. Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.
Timetables and course descriptions
University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, many transversal skills such as : oral and written communication, critical, analytical and summarising faculties, abilities in research, the learning and transmission of knowledge, independence and the ability to take decisions.
This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is an excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities in financial sectors. The following career prospects may be cited as examples :
- Insurance companies
- Pension funds
- Control authorities
- Social security systems