Top 3 Free Courses to Learn Actuarial Science

Are you looking to start a career in Actuarial Science or just brush up on your Actuarial Science skills? Look no further — for this post, we’ve dived into the Apalla Alexandria catalog to bring you the top 3 free courses, or MOOCs, to learn Actuarial Science.

Introduction to Actuarial Science

You may have heard of actuarial science, or you might even know an actuary, but do you know what an actuary does? During the course you’ll hear from a wide variety of actuaries about their careers.

Accounting Analysis I: The Role of Accounting as an Information System

This course is the first course in a five-course Financial Reporting Specialization that covers the collection, processing, and communication of accounting information (via financial reports) about economic entities to interested parties (i.e., managers and external stakeholders such as stockholders and creditors). To gain the most relevant knowledge from these courses, learners should have taken a basic accounting course prior to this Specialization (which can be done through Coursera courses, such as any accounting course from the Fundamentals of Accounting Specialization: This Specialization focuses on accounting concepts, principles and theory with an emphasis on problems that arise in applying these concepts for external reporting purposes. Specific emphasis is placed on measurement of assets, liabilities, equities and income, as well as disclosure of additional information that may assist users understand the financial reports.

Accounting Analytics

Accounting Analytics explores how financial statement data and non-financial metrics can be linked to financial performance.  In this course, taught by Wharton’s acclaimed accounting professors, you’ll learn how data is used to assess what drives financial performance and to forecast future financial scenarios. While many accounting and financial organizations deliver data, accounting analytics deploys that data to deliver insight, and this course will explore the many areas in which accounting data provides insight into other business areas including consumer behavior predictions, corporate strategy, risk management, optimization, and more. By the end of this course, you’ll understand how financial data and non-financial data interact to forecast events, optimize operations, and determine strategy. This course has been designed to help you make better business decisions about the emerging roles of accounting analytics, so that you can apply what you’ve learned to make your own business decisions and create strategy using financial data. 

In conclusion, these are the top 3 free courses to learn Actuarial Science. Whether you are just starting out or looking to refresh your skills, these courses are a great way to learn the fundamentals of Actuarial Science. So why wait? Start learning today and take the first step towards a successful career in Actuarial Science.

Interested in more courses, or to expand to new topics? Be sure to check out the rest of the courses available on Apalla Alexandria, or join our community.


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