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Actuarial Science

Companies rely on actuaries to assess risk and forecast performance—which is no easy gig. Actuaries must understand a range of subjects, from math and statistics to economics and computer science—and how they work together. Actuarial scientists turn loads of information into solid business decisions. That’s where we come in. Businesses need insights from actuary scientists to succeed, and Bentley is ranked among the top 25 Actuarial Science degrees in the nation by College Choice. You'll gain skills in analytics, human behavior, business, math and decision-making that will prepare you for this in-demand field. By the time you graduate, you’ll be highly prepared for the first set of professional actuary exams and you’ll have credit toward future tests. 

As an Actuarial Science major, you will graduate with a broad knowledge of business by completing courses that are part of the Business Administration minor. You will also have the option of complementing your Actuarial Science major with a Business Administration major, or any other approved Bentley major, by using some of your free electives to take additional courses.

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Introduction to Generalized Linear Models and Survival Analysis in Business (MA 380)

The course is designed for students interested in analyzing data with advanced regression modeling and introduces generalized linear models (GLMs) and survival analysis with a focus on business applications. The course emphasizes the applications of these functions in real-world data analysis and includes the use of professional statistical packages. Survival analysis is an important method for analyzing hazards and survival time in areas such as health care, finance, marketing and management. The course will focus on applications of survival models and the interpretation of simple survival models using Kaplan-Meier curves.

Taking teamwork beyond the court

When it comes to tennis, Rachel Madden ’18 has always been a team player. Her time with the Bentley Honors Program has shown her the value of teamwork in the classroom as well.

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I knew that I wanted to do something with math and business, but I wasn’t sure how to bring those two topics together. I am always learning, and that is something that I love about actuarial science.
Cassidy Gorsky

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STEM-designated major

 Bentley’s Actuarial Science degree program has a STEM-designated major code. STEM majors are in high demand across many industries. International students may apply to USCIS for a 24-month extension of their standard 12 months of OPT based on this code, which if approved would result in a total of 36 months of U.S. work authorization and increase their employability. In addition to a positive career outlook, international students may receive up to three years of Optional Practical Training (OPT) to intern or work in the U.S. after completing their degree.

Bentley has achieved Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) University Recognition Program Bronze Level Status.

The CAS University Recognition Program recognizes academic institutions with a demonstrated commitment to preparing future property and casualty actuaries through their educational offerings.

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