**Instructors**

Mr. Chris Clark, FSA,
EA,
MAAA

Actuary (Pension & ALM)

State Farm Insurance Companies

One State Farm Plaza, B-1

Bloomington, IL 61710

Telephone: 309-766-8979, Fax: 309-766-1862

E-mail: chris.clark.hh9q@statefarm.com

and

Dr. Krzysztof Ostaszewski,
FSA, CFA, MAAA

Actuarial ProgramDirector

Office: Stevenson Hall, room 313G.

Telephone: 309-438-7226, Fax: 928-244-1757

E-mail: krzysio@ilstu.edu

**Classes Meet**

Tuesdays

**Office Hours**

Please call or e-mail for an appointment.

**Textbooks**

There will not be a textbook for this class as it will be largely lab
driven. The instructor will
periodically hand out or e-mail study notes.

**Objective**

The primary objective of this class is to help you
learn about how Excel and Access are actually used in actuarial practice.

**Grading**

This course will consist primarily of project oriented work with work during
each class (not graded), homework each work (graded), a comprehensive project
given as the final homework assignment (graded), and a final to be completed during
the last class (you guessed it, also graded). If you so choose, your worst homework
grade can be dropped with the value of said assignment being added to the comprehensive
project. The homework assignments will be worth ten points a piece, except for
the Excel review homework which will be worth twenty points. The comprehensive project will be worth fifty
points and the final will be worth thirty points. The grading scale will be as follows:
90% or better -- A, 80% to 90% -- B, 70% to 80% -- C, 60% to 70%-- D, below 60%
-- F. All work will be modeled on
real-world actuarial practice.

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