Capstone Certificate in Actuarial Science

School: Wisconsin School of Business
Department: Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance (ASRMI)
Administrative Contact: Greg Wanner, 608-262-5800,

The Capstone Certificate Program at the Wisconsin School of Business is a professional preparation program for students looking for their first actuarial job. One objective of the Capstone program is to teach the actuarial concepts that will prepare students to take and pass the preliminary actuarial exams jointly sponsored by the Society of Actuaries and the Causality Actuarial Society. The Capstone program also teaches students the practical application of these concepts and gives them a deep knowledge of the industry through connections in the field. At the completion of the program, students will be well prepared for their first job as an actuary.

Participation is open to applicants with at least a bachelor's degree, other than currently registered graduate students. The program consists of 5 classes (15 credits) and a well-prepared student enrolled full-time can complete it in 9 months. Students can also take classes part-time, in which case up to three years is given to complete the program.


Apply for this Capstone Certificate as a University Special student through the Division of Continuing Studies using the online application.

Application materials will automatically be sent to the Admissions Committee in the ASRMI  department. Additional information regarding the application process and the program may be found on the program website: