Program content MScAS

Timetables and courses

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Masters' timetables and courses

Program content

The MScAS program includes a total of four semesters. The first three comprise a collection of compulsory and elective courses. During the third semester, students can ask to participate in an exchange program in another university. The fourth is entirely dedicated to the Master thesis.


First semester

All students must attend a set of five compulsory courses.


Second semester

Students gain knowledge of actuarial mathematics for life assurance, risk theory, modeling distributions of claims/losses, social security, simulation and advanced probability theory.


Third semester

Students gain knowledge of actuarial mathematics for life insurance, advanced actuarial modeling, credibility theory, insurance accounting, asset management and risk management, analysis of results and international social protection.
 

Research or internship thesis (fourth semester)

The last semester is dedicated to the Master's thesis. The student may opt for a research thesis or an internship thesis.


Work and credit allocation

The 120 ECTS credits of this Master's program are allocated as follows:

  • 90 credits awarded for the first three semesters of coursework
  • 30 credits for the Master's thesis (contingent upon the earning of the initial 90 credits)

Recommended courses prior to MScAS

2nd year Bachelor
Statistique et économétrie I (6 credits)
Risk Management (3 credits)
Principes de finance (6 credits)

3rd year Bachelor
Introduction au système d'assurances sociales en Suisse (3 credits)
Statistique et Econométrie II (6 credits)
Financial Markets (6 credits)
Mathématiques de la finance (3 credits)
La prévoyance professionnelle suisse (3 credits)

Preparatory courses

Candidates who are required to successfully complete a preparatory program (French command necessary):

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