Graduates' use of technical software in financial services

Timothy Kyng, Leonie Tickle, Leighleigh Wood*

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A university education in actuarial studies and related areas preparesgraduates for a wide range of careers. This study demonstrates that recent graduatesworking in the financial services industry make significant use of spreadsheetsoftware. We found that all 76 respondents use spreadsheet software, and more thanhalf spend at least 60% of their time using spreadsheets. Graduates also use a rangeof statistical, database, mathematical, financial, and actuarial software. This significanttime spent in front of the computer has implications for universities wishing todesign curriculum to prepare students for careers in the financial services industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Spreadsheets in Education - The Amazing Power of a Simple Tool
EditorsMark Lau, Stephen Sugden
Place of PublicationDubai
PublisherBentham Science Publishers Ltd.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781608055920, 9781608052769
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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