Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies

Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies

Our department offers actuarial studies and applied finance programs both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels which are accredited by major professional bodies. We work closely with the Centre for Financial Risk to explore and measure financial risk within households and institutions.

Regular seminars encourage staff, students, and members of the public to stay up-to-date with relevant issues. Speakers from academia and industry sectors, both from Australia and overseas are regularly invited to share their insights. To receive notifications on upcoming seminars or conferences, contact us via email.

We offer two PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) programs for students to gain hands-on experience in the field. Students outside our department and faculty are also encouraged to enrol in our People and Planet units. More information on these units of study can be found in the Macquarie Course Handbook.

Higher degree research

Our department has six strong research networks that attract many reputable researchers:

  • commodity markets and climate impacts
  • human factors in business and finance
  • risk, data and analytics and insurance
  • banking and regulation
  • financial and actuarial mathematics, and
  • corporate finance and governance

Discover more about the research work conducted by academics within our department.

If you are interested in doing research training or a research degree at Macquarie, please contact a researcher in your field of interest to discuss your ideas and potential supervision before applying. For more information on applying contact the Higher Degree Research Office.

On campus, orientation and support

On campus

The University provides support and information for students regarding on-campus food, childcare and travel needs.

Stay fit and active beyond the classroom with Macquarie’s Sport and Aquatic Centre which has a wide range of fitness classes and sporting facilities and a variety of membership options to suit your needs.


New and returning students are encouraged to attend Orientation week to celebrate the new session. Relax, explore and meet new people before lectures start the following week. Check out what is happening during 'O Week' and keep an eye on your emails for your invitation.


Need a little more help? Academic support is available for you providing academic and program advice, as well as peer support, study skills programs and training and support resources throughout your semester.

For help outside of your studies, the Health and Wellbeing teams can help by providing guidance on how to adjust to University life, counselling services, disability support services, student advocacy and much more. Don't forget, you can also tap into the student social clubs and groups as a way of connecting with others who share your passions.

Support is also readily available for Indigenous students and International students who need personal or academic advice.

Contact us 

Domestic student enquiries: visit
International student enquiries: Submit an online enquiry

Need to know more? Get in touch with someone from our department.

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