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I teach graduate courses in the Master of Science in Actuarial Science program in the Department of Mathematical Sciences in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Information about the Master of Science in Actuarial Science program is described here. How to obtain admission into the Master of Science in Actuarial Science program is described here.
Academic Year 2013-2014
Fall semester: ACTS 6301 - Theory of Actuarial Models: Life Contingencies I (3 semester hours). The purpose of this class is to develop the student's knowledge of the theoretical basis of life contingent actuarial models and the application of those models to insurance and other financial risks. Life contingencies, survival models, life insurances, annuities, and premiums will be studied. This class covers parts of CAS Exam 3L and SOA Exam MLC. Prerequisite: STAT 5351 or instructor consent required.
Spring semester: ACTS 6308 - Actuarial Financial Mathematics (3 semester hours). The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the fundamental concepts of financial mathematics and how those concepts are applied in calculating present and accumulated values for various streams of cash flows as a basis for future use in: reserving, valuation, pricing, asset/liability management, investment income, capital budgeting, and valuing contingent cash flows. The students will also be given an introduction to financial instruments, including derivatives, and the concept of no-arbitrage as it relates to financial mathematics. This course covers SOA FM and CAS Exam 2.