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Accreditation Agreement between the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and Concordia University

The undergraduate actuarial programs at Concordia University have earned provisional accreditation at the national level from the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA). Obtaining a degree from a program accredited by the CIA is a requirement for candidates pursuing the Associate (ACIA) or the Fellow (FICA) designations from the CIA through the so-called Pathway 1, the main route to get these designations. More information can be found at

For a degree to be recognized by the CIA, a student must successfully complete the following mandatory courses:

Course Number

Course Title

STAT 249

Probability 1
STAT 250 Statistics
ACTU 256 Mathematics of Finance
ACCO 230 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ECON 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 203

Introduction to Macroeconomics

MACF 301

Introduction to Quantitative Finance

ACTU 257 Actuarial Mathematics I
ACTU 357 Actuarial Mathematics II
ACTU 457 Risk Theory
ACTU 458 Credibility Theory
ACTU 459 Loss Distributions
STAT 380/ACTU 491 Statistical Learning
STAT 460 Time Series and Forecasting
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