Our graduates can be found working as an actuary or a risk manager in a wide variety of organisations. A lot of our students find a job even before they graduate. And with good reason: our graduates are highly sought after following an excellent training in actuarial science and mathematical finance. We have a full research programme dedicated to the field. So you will gain insight in the latest theories and techniques, to bring with you to your 1st employer.
Where do our graduates work?
Our graduates can be found working as an actuary or a risk manager in a wide variety of organisations, including:
- insurance companies (ACHMEA, AEGON, NN)
- pension funds (APG, PGGM)
- large investment and retail banks (ABN AMRO, ING, Goldman Sachs)
- consultancy firms (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC)
- regulatory authorities (AFM, DNB)
- government institutions (ministries)
Career in research
Start off with the Research Master’s
Thinking of a career in academia? The best way to prepare yourself is to follow a research Master's programme before you commence with your PhD. The Research Master's programme in Economics, Finance and Econometrics is offered by the Tinbergen Institute. It offers you access to a doctoral programme at the UvA or another university.
Obtain your PhD
We offer thriving English-taught PhD programmes with excellent opportunities if you want to embark on a doctoral thesis following your Master’s.
How to get the Actuaris AG title (AAG)
Many actuaries in the Netherlands are members of the Royal Dutch Actuarial Society (Koninklijk Actuarieel Genootschap) and thus carry the title Actuaris AG, abbreviated as AAG. If you wish to become a member you are required to take the Postmaster Actuarial Practice Cycle. This postmaster teaches you the professional skills needed to function as an actuary. To be eligible, you must have completed the Bachelor's actuarial courses and a course on Insurance and Pension Law. Further courses in finance, mathematics, statistics, econometrics or actuarial science may also be required.
All graduates have access to our extensive alumni network, with more than 186.000 alumni worldwide. This network empowers graduates to connect with fellow alumni, students, staff, and corporate relations of UvA Economics and Business. They can explore their fields of interest and discover new opportunities.
Career preparation during your Master's
Our Career Centre is here to help you prepare for your professional career. This team of personal development assistants, career coaches, and internship advisors will assist you in increasing your employability and confidence after graduation. Benefit from:
- career coaching
- professional skills workshops
- CV checks
- networking events