Belmont University has been approved in all three actuarial categories for Validation by Education Experience (VEE). As part of qualification for full actuary status, applicants must demonstrate knowledge in the areas of economics, corporate finance and applied statistical methods. This is typically accomplished by taking approved undergraduate courses at approved universities. Belmont submitted applications for course approval in these areas. The VEE program is jointly sponsored by the Society of Actuaries, Casualty Actuarial Society and Canadian Institute of Actuaries.
The actuarial profession is usually ranked in the top five of career choices. Actuaries work in the insurance and financial sectors and specialize in analyzing the financial impact of risk and uncertainty. Contributing to this initiative were Belmont faculty Associate Professor of Economics and Music Business Jennifer Fowler, Associate Professor of Finance Joe Smolira, Associate Professor of Economics Marieta Velikova, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Barbara Ward and Professor of Mathematics Danny Biles. Current mathematics major, Mary Yang, and alumni, Nikki Finuf (2008), also contributed to these efforts.