We are delighted to be on the steering committee responsible for the Actuarial Association’s new Masters program: Executive Master of Actuarial Science (EMAS).
The Actuarial Association (Actuarieel Genootschap, AG) is the professional association of actuaries and actuarial specialists in the Netherlands, of which very nearly all actuaries are members. The AG has developed into a platform for actuaries to communicate among themselves and with society at large. The committee helps shape the content and context of the course. Managing risk is one of the central themes as is best described by quoting the course website:
The demand for skilled actuarial professionals is growing. Actuaries are the leading professionals in finding ways to manage risk, and managing risk requires knowledge of several disciplines. Understanding how businesses operate, how legislation may have an impact and how financial economics may affect securities are all vital skills for an actuary. Globalization, the integration of financial markets, changing IT environments and market innovation in risk management ensure that the actuary field of action is becoming more challenging and complex by the day. In response to these changes, the Dutch Actuarial Institute (Actuarieel Instituut) and Tias Nimbas Business School (Tias Nimbas) have developed the Executive Master of Actuarial Science (EMAS).
- Taken from the executive master of actuarial science website
After being on the committee in the startup year we are happy to continue our engagement into the second year of the course.