Actuarial Mathematics/Finance (BA, BSc)


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Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Program type
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Sir George Williams (SGW)
3 to 4 years
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Why study Actuarial Mathematics and Finance?

Model the future, solve problems involving risk, and make financial decisions that will affect the futures of corporations, communities and investors. This combined program offers you a direct path to an actuarial career with a financial sector specialization. In the program, you do all the Actuarial Mathematics coursework: studying statistics, probability, and learning mathematical models to solve problems involving uncertainty. Then, you combine accounting, economics and finance courses at the John Molson School of Business, learning to analyze the effects of time, money and risk on building wealth.

Plus, you can complete the Co-op program, working with actuaries who oversee the design, financing, and operation of insurance, pension and other benefit plans. At the end of your degree, you will enter a career field that has a great demand for specialists in actuarial finance. Our programs are provisionally accredited by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA). Grads gain exemptions to four of the preliminary professional exams of the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society. Concordia University is designated as a Centre of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries.

Program structure

A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.

Program option

  • Specialization in Actuarial Mathematics/Finance (90 credits)


Co-op program

The Actuarial Mathematics Co-op program gives you the chance to do paid work terms for insurance companies or consulting firms as actuarial assistants or actuarial analysts. Co-op program students:

  • Learn computer programs used by actuaries to analyze data
  • Make defined benefit plan calculations and produce pension statements
  • Develop expertise writing professional reports
  • Become familiar with document preparation methodology

United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

Application deadlines

We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.

Fall term


March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

Winter term


Admission to this program is available for the Fall Term only.

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

After your degree

Actuarial Mathematics alumni work in many fields requiring mathematics expertise, including:

  • Mathematical modelling
  • Investment banking
  • Finance and insurance
  • Pension management

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