LVC Welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

Lebanon Valley College has been welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. The affiliation recognizes LVC’s Analytical Finance Program as positioning students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. 

The Analytical Finance Program, which is part of LVC’s Department of Mathematical Sciences, teaches its students to respond quickly to industry change, learn new subjects, and become adept at modeling, analysis, communication, and sophisticated mathematical tools. Students learn to extract technical information, master it, and then explain it—skills that give them an edge in their job search and career.

The CFA Institute recognized LVC’s Analytical Finance Program as incorporating the majority of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that Lebanon Valley College’s curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to prepare students to sit for the CFA examinations. 

“Being accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program is an honor for our Analytical Finance Program, and representative of the excellent work done in all the mathematical science majors at Lebanon Valley College,” said Dr. Ken Yarnall, chair and associate professor of mathematical sciences. “It will further enhance the value of the degree and help our students gain an advantage when entering the job market.” 


About CFA Institute 

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and administers the industry gold standard CFA charter. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 160,000 members in 166 countries and territories, including 153,000 CFA charterholders. For more information, visit

About the CFA Program

The CFA Program sets a standard for developing the skills, standards, competence, and integrity of financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisers, and other investment professionals worldwide. It is widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program. Administered in English, the CFA curriculum and examinations are identical worldwide. Fewer than one in five candidates who begin the program successfully complete it and go on to earn the coveted CFA charter, the “gold standard” for investment professionals.

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