i wan t to be an actuary and not sure on what course to do Watch
Actually, A&F provides more practical knowledge compared to Economics and gives closer insight into business-related themes. I recon maths being ahead of business management/ a&f / econ, but a&f is ahead of economics in this particular subject ( and all other finance related positions ).
Accounting and Finance lacks mathematical content and so does Business related degrees.
Would it be better to do a pure maths degree from a well recognised uni internationally or an actuarial science degree from a not as internationally recognised (but still v good!) uni? Do the exemptions from doing actuarial science actually mean that much? Thanks
In terms of employment, you generally see people with Maths / Stats / Physics degree who are hired. I'm not saying those who don't do these degrees aren't actuaries but believe me they must be < 5% of the population.
Out of the people i work with, I think 40 people have maths degrees, 5 have physics degrees and 2 economics. It's quite obvious to know which route to go down. A Maths degree preps you well for the Institute's exams, however I would choose Financial Maths because it's much more applicable to the actual field of Actuarial Science.