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MA273A: Introduction to Actuarial Mathematics (Winter 2019)

Calendar Description

Survival distributions, life tables, life annuities, and life insurance. Calculation of premiums and reserves. Introduction to policy valuation.


MA103 (or MA110*), MA170, ST259 or MA240 or a similar course in probability and statistics such as EC255 and EC285.


Stephanie Crowe (MSc)
Office: LH3063 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., and by appointment.
E: scrowe@wlu.ca


Monday and Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. in 2C16 (Arts Building)


David C.M. Dickson, Mary R. Hardy and Howard R. Waters, Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks, 2nd Edition, August 2013. ISBN: 9781107044074.


Students may use a non-programmable scientific calculator on course tests and the final examination.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA273 MyLearningSpace website. You are responsible for checking here on a regular basis for important announcements.


A final mark out of 100 will be calculated as follows:

  • Quizzes: 20%
  • Midterm Exam (Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in class): 35%
  • Final Exam (exact date, time and location to be announced): 45%

The final mark will be reported as a letter grade in accordance with the conversion table of the current undergraduate calendar.

This document is a summary of the course outline for MA273 and is provided for the convenience of students.