BBA in Actuarial Science

Established in 1958, the Actuarial Science program at Georgia State University is one of the leading programs of its kind in the world. Named a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries in 2009, the program houses faculty with international reputations who conduct research and educate talented students from all over the world. For more than 50 years, GSU has developed one of the largest alumni networks of actuarial professionals, many of whom have gone on to become fellows or associates of the Society of Actuaries and/or the Casualty Actuarial Society as well as leaders in the actuarial profession and related businesses. The program is proud to have alumni who are past presidents of both U.S. actuarial societies as well as former and current presidents and CEOs of companies with global reach.

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Actuarial Science (BBA-AS) prepares talented and motivated students for leadership positions in actuarial science. The quantitatively rigorous curriculum trains students to make challenging decisions regarding how best to price and manage financial and operational risk in today’s complex marketplace.

Recognition as a professional actuary requires membership in the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society, which is accomplished by passing a series of examinations.

Our coursework prepares students to sit for the following professional exams offered by the two societies:

Exam P
Exam FM
Financial Management
Exam MFE
Financial Economics
Exam MLC
Life Contingencies
Exam C
Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models

In addition, Georgia State offers coursework that can be used to satisfy all of the Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) requirements of both societies (VEE – Applied Statistical Methods; VEE – Corporate Finance; and VEE – Economics)

Students completing these requirements will be well on their way to attaining either their Associateship or Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst credential from the Society of Actuaries or the Associateship in the Casualty Actuarial Society.