Actuaries work for life, health, and property/casualty insurance companies, as well as for consulting firms, government agencies, accounting firms, industrial corporations, banks, and financial services companies. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory, defining the financial impact of uncertain events—from catastrophes to rates of mortality, disability, and fertility—allowing businesses to adjust their long-term management strategies accordingly.
Actuarial science students at BU MET learn from experienced faculty, getting exposure to practical business and economic principles, and exploring some of the fiscal and ethical dilemmas often encountered in the process of business decision-making. As practitioners in the Boston area, BU MET faculty provide a valuable network in one of the nation’s major financial and insurance centers. They’ll help you build a solid academic foundation in actuarial science, statistics, and finance, as you benefit from practical exposure to business and economic principles.
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