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This guide assists with library resources for Actuarial Science.

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This guide is intended to assist students to acquire life-long learning skills so that they are enabled to use library resources easily and without difficulties.

Use this guide to explore resources relating to Accounting and Auditing. There are separate tabs for print books and theses, databases, as well as some suggestions for helpful web resources.

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What is Actuarial Science?

"Actuarial science is the discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk ininsurancefinance and other industries and professions. Actuaries are professionals who are qualified in this field through education and experience. In many countries, actuaries must demonstrate their competence by passing a series of rigorous professional examinations.

Actuarial science includes a number of interrelated subjects, including probabilitymathematicsstatistics,financeeconomicsfinancial economics, and computer programming. Historically, actuarial science used deterministic models in the construction of tables and premiums. The science has gone through revolutionary changes during the last 30 years due to the proliferation of high speed computers and the union of stochasticactuarial models with modern financial theory (Frees 1990).

Many universities have undergraduate and graduate degree programs in actuarial science. In 2010, a study published by job search website CareerCast ranked actuary as the #1 job in the United States (Needleman 2010). The study used five key criteria to rank jobs: environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands, and stress. A similar study by U.S. News & World Report in 2006 included actuaries among the 25 Best Professions that it expects will be in great demand in the future (Nemko 2006)." From Wikipedia contributors. "Actuarial Science.Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Web. 4 April 2017

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