list 8个序列
assignment 等级:入门
chat_bubble_outline 语言 : 英语
card_giftcard 9.6点
My Mooc
For Business
4 /5
4 条点评


credit_card 免费进入
verified_user 收费证书
timer 总共16个小时


Actuary is rated the best job of 2015 by because it pays well and offers abundant opportunities for advancement.

You may have heard of actuarial science, or you might even know an actuary, but do you know what an actuary does? During the course you’ll hear from a wide variety of actuaries about their careers.

And don’t be scared that the course will be “just a whole lot of mathematics”. Together, we will go beyond the math to learn how actuaries approach problems relating to risk, using examples from:

  • Finance
  • Investments
  • Banking
  • Insurance

You will learn how actuarial science applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in these industries and other professions.

You’ll experience “hands-on” learning using Excel (or an equivalent spreadsheet tool) to project and investigate the financial condition of a company choosing appropriate strategies for the company through the use of simulations.

The course has been carefully designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds, with secondary/high school level being the only assumption of mathematical background. Even if you don’t have any background in, for example, calculus, the course has been designed so you can skip over these sections without affecting your understanding of the rest of the course. You also do not need to have any Excel or other spreadsheet background to take the course.

For those with stronger mathematical backgrounds, extension questions are provided to test you further. You’ll learn a huge amount about actuarial science no matter what your background is!

Join us today. To connect with the course community before and during the course, join our Facebook group, and tweet us with #actuarialedX.

"Great introduction to this specialized field; every day there are new challenges where as a student you are put in a situation to learn and apply the lessons with practical exercises. Great structure of the course, with main concepts to review at the end of a lesson. I would recommend to anyone who would like to learn more about actuarial science." - Previous student

  • The basics of actuarial science
  • Valuing series of cash flows
  • Incorporating uncertainty into cash flows due to investment and mortality
  • Monte-Carlo simulation of uncertain cash flows in Excel (or an equivalent spreadsheet tool)
  • Applying actuarial techniques to life insurance and predicting human life expectancy
  • How actuarial science is used in finance, investments, banking and insurance

more_horiz 查看更多
more_horiz 收起


Secondary school (high school) algebra, calculus and probability among other basic mathematical concepts.



Lesson 1: Valuing Cash Flows
  • Time Value of Money
  • Present Value
  • Accumulated Value
  • Valuing Multiple Regular Payments 
Lesson 2: Applications of Valuing Cash Flows
  • Equations of Value
  • Example – Annuity Certain
  • Application in Spreadsheets
Lesson 3: Analysis of State Transitions
  • Introduction to State Transitions
  • Two State Model (Active/Dead)
  • Calculating Probabilities using the Two State Model 
Lesson 4: The Life Table
  • Introduction to the Life Table
  • Calculating Probabilities using the Life Table 
Lesson 5: Valuing Uncertain Cash Flows
  • Expected Present Value
  • Accumulated Value and Uncertainty
Lesson 6: Modelling a Life Insurance Company 1
  • The Life Insurance Company Scenario
  • A Single Projection
  • Simulations
  • Analysing the Simulation Output
Lesson 7: Modelling a Life Insurance Company 2
  • Reserves
  • Adjustments to Reserves
  • Additional Scenarios


Australian National University


EdX est une plateforme d'apprentissage en ligne (dite FLOT ou MOOC). Elle héberge et met gratuitement à disposition des cours en ligne de niveau universitaire à travers le monde entier. Elle mène également des recherches sur l'apprentissage en ligne et la façon dont les utilisateurs utilisent celle-ci. Elle est à but non lucratif et la plateforme utilise un logiciel open source.

EdX a été fondée par le Massachusetts Institute of Technology et par l'université Harvard en mai 2012. En 2014, environ 50 écoles, associations et organisations internationales offrent ou projettent d'offrir des cours sur EdX. En juillet 2014, elle avait plus de 2,5 millions d'utilisateurs suivant plus de 200 cours en ligne.

Les deux universités américaines qui financent la plateforme ont investi 60 millions USD dans son développement. La plateforme France Université Numérique utilise la technologie openedX, supportée par Google.

4 /5 平均值

Very useful course.

发布于 2017年10月21日
您对这门课的评价是 ?
Ibtissam Serghini,
发表于 2017年5月24日