Students interested in pursuing their Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation will now be able to do so at Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The university's Faculty of Business Administration will launch its new Graduate Diploma in Accounting (GDA) program in September.

"The CPA Accreditation...will serve the best interests of the school, its students and our profession for many years to come," Richard Piticco, vice-president of student services with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, stated in a news release.

"In building upon our already strong relationship with Lakehead University, we are very proud to have accredited this excellent program."

The GDA is accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. This five-course professional program, offered over a semester, gives students a head start in pursuing the CPA designation.