CFA Institute recognizes Lakehead University’s Honours Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Major program

August 28, 2023 – Thunder Bay, Ont.   

Lakehead University has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. 

CFA Institute has recognized Lakehead’s Honours Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Major program as incorporating at least 70 percent of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK). 

The Lakehead program places an emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. 

“We are very pleased to join the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program,” said Dr. Wing Him Yeung, Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Years 3 & 4 and Associate Professor, Finance in the Faculty of Business Administration at Lakehead University. 

“This affiliation will further enable Lakehead’s Faculty of Business Administration to support the future career goals of our students. This puts students on track to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charter, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world,” Dr. Yeung added. 

Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that Lakehead University’s Honours Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Major curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. 

Through participation in this program, Lakehead University is eligible to receive a limited number of CFA Program Student Scholarships each year.

The Faculty of Business Administration at Lakehead University is accredited by AACSB and CPA Ontario. The Faculty, and its precursor, the School of Business Administration, has been offering business programming since 1965. 

The Faculty offers an Honours Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Management, and a Graduate Diploma in Accounting. 





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Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university with approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and over 2,000 faculty and staff at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead has nine faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Law, Natural Resources Management, Science & Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences & Humanities. Lakehead University’s achievements have been recognized nationally and internationally, including being ranked in the top half of Times Higher Education's 2023 World Universities Rankings for the fourth consecutive year, and the number one university in the world with fewer than 9,000 students in THE’s 2023 Impact Rankings (which assesses institutions against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals). Visit

About CFA Institute CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. Our aim is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. There are more than 190,000 CFA charterholders worldwide in 160 markets. CFA Institute has nine offices worldwide and there are 160+ CFA Societies.

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