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Old 09-12-2017, 07:00 PM
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Hello everyone,

I am planning to do my Masters in Actuarial Science from USA. I understand that most people are against this...but if i need to get into this field...I need to start from somewhere. I did my Bachelors in a completely different field..and I need some sort of direction to get into this field...Hence, what some universities with good Master program in Actuarial Science? Need your honest opinion.

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Old 09-12-2017, 07:24 PM
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Probably not worth the cash unless you need sponsorship. If you do, maybe Columbia?
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:21 PM
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go into computer science... idk how internationals even get jobs in actuarial science. much easier in CS to get sponsorship and get money (you can be dumb and get 80k+ outta college). In 3 years, only 3 exams will cross over from SOA to CAS, so you really won't have much of a distinguishing factor from most other candidates.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:27 PM
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No point in doing it in the US.

From an academic standpoint, all Actuarial schools in the US are basically crap.

I would only look at UK schools(Kent, Cass, Heriot Watt) if I were you, and possibly Waterloo.

The rest are simply not worth even mentioning.
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Old 09-23-2017, 12:33 PM
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I think he is more interested in getting a job than a quality education. There are two advantages of a Masters. It can be specified if a position is advertised for visa purposes. Another advantage is some companies will only offer internships to students that have not yet graduated. That said he/she would probably have better job prospects with computer science, unless the current degree is also in computer science.
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