Jul 16, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

Actuarial Science, (BA or BS)

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Actuarial Science/Management Program

The insurance and financial service industries have a strong need for management prospects who combine analytic and technical skills (related to the department’s actuarial science curriculum) with the leadership capabilities, people skills, and understanding of business practices (which come from advanced education in management). The actuarial science/management program gives its enrolled students capability in this blend of skills and training.

Our graduates are able to command excellent entry-level positions and are strong candidates for fast advancement to upper-level management positions. The actuarial science/management program includes an undergraduate major in actuarial science with a strong component of business theory, followed by a 33-hour MBA program. Enrolled students may choose their graduate courses to gain a concentration in either organizational leadership or finance.

Phase I-Undergraduate Curriculum Requirements for the Major

A student must achieve a minimum grade of B in a given business course to waive the comparable prerequisite (400-level) course in the MBA program.

Phase II-Graduate Curriculum

Upon successful completion of Phase I, and after meeting the MBA program admission requirements, students can complete the Lacy School of Business MBA program with a minimum of 33 hours of MBA course work (500 level). To qualify for full admission into the MBA program, the following requirements must be satisfied: students must obtain an appropriate score on the GMAT test; and students must submit to the graduate admission office a graduate admission application, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, and a résumé.

First Two Years-Starting in MA106 Calculus 1 or MA107 Calculus 2

First Two Years-Starting in MA 360 and MA 107 or MA 208

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The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum. Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at my.butler.edu and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.

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