INSTITUTE OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

MSc with Thesis in Actuarial Sciences

  • Compulsory Courses

    Credit: 0(0-0); ECTS: 50.0

    The Program of research leading to M.S. degree arranged between the student and a faculty member. Students register to this course in all semesters while the research program or write up of thesis is in progress. Student must start registering to this course no later than the second semester of his/her M.S. study.

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    Credit: 3(3-0); ECTS: 8.0

    Basic concepts of probability in sense of risk theory, Introduction to risk processes (claim number process, claim amount process, total claim number process, total claim amount process, inter-occurrence process), Convolution and mixed type distributions, Risk models ( individual and collective risk models), Numerical methods ( simple methods for discrete distributions, Edgeworth approximation, Esscher approximation, normal power approximation), Premium calculation principles, Credibility Theory, Retentions and reinsurance, Ruin theory, Ordering of risks.

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    Credit: 3(3-0); ECTS: 8.0

    Definition of risk, insurance and surety. Risk management techniques and some applications in real life problems. Economic and social significance of insurance. Laws of agency, contract, and negligence and their applications to insurance. Types, scope and organization of insurance companies. Construction of policies including limitations on recovery. Underwriting, marketing, rating and regulation of insurance. Covers the principles of risk management, property-liability insurance and life health insurance. Insurance regulations, laws, and insurance practice in Turkey.

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    Credit: 3(3-0); ECTS: 8.0

    The theory of compound interest: Effective and nominal interest rates, present values, annuities. Survival distributions and life tables. Life Insurance: Level benefit insurance, endowments, varying level benefit insurance. Life annuities. Benefit premiums. Benefit reserves.

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    Credit: 0(0-2); ECTS: 10.0

    This course is designed to provide students with a chance to prepare and present a professional seminar on subjects of their own choice.

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    4 Elective Courses (Total 21 credits)

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