Internal Audit Certificate Curriculum
At graduation, students will receive a certificate which is recognized by the Institute of Internal Auditors(IIA) Internal Auditing Education Partnership program. To meet the requirements of the certificate, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in the required 15 credit hours of coursework. For Accounting and Finance students considering the CPA exam, the accounting courses in the program count towards the required hours of obtaining CPA eligibility.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credit hours|
|ACCT 427||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|ACCT 408||Internal Audit||3|
|ACCT 450||Accounting Ethics||3|
|Total credit hours:||15|
An internship experience is required. Internships could be traditional, full-time work during a summer semester or significant part-time work during a spring or fall semester while completing coursework. Students ideally would complete their internship the summer after their junior year, but the timing can be flexible. Program students are given exclusive opportunities to recruit with advisory board companies for paid internships. Students can choose to:
- Complete the internship experience which is marked on their transcript as 3 credit-hour course (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) under their major’s prefix (ACCT, ISTM, etc), or
- Complete the internship experience which is marked on their transcript as 0 credit-hour course (satisfactory/unsatisfactory). In this case, students would need 6 credit-hours of approved electives in order to meet the certificate requirement of 15 credit hours. Students typically choose this option for financial aid/tuition reasons.
Students choose to take an elective in a personal interest area that aligns with the learning objectives of the program, such as an emphasis on data analytics or IT auditing. Courses will continue to be reviewed for alignment with program objectives and new courses may be added to this list.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|ACCT 410||Fraud Investigation|
|ACCT 648||Advanced Accounting Information Systems|
|ACCT 644||Control and Audit of Information Systems|
|ACCT 629||Controls and Audit Technology|
|ISTM 315||Database Programming|
|ISTM 320||Business Systems Analysis and Design|
|ISTM 455||Cybersecurity Management|
|SCMT 345||Business Process Design|
|SCMT 455||Cybersecurity Management|
|FINC 361||Managerial Finance I|
|FINC 449||Financial Modeling|
|FINC 447||Financial Statement Analysis|
|MKTG 323||Marketing Research|
|MKTG 431||Marketing Analytics|
|MGMT 372||Advanced Concepts in Organizational Behavior|
|MGMT 422||Management Consulting|
|MGMT 475||Leadership Development|
The program also has an appeals process where students can request approval for a separate course from this list to count towards the certificate elective. Please speak with a Program Director with any questions about how to start this process.
This list will be reviewed by the Internal Audit Program’s advisory board every two years to ensure it continues to be relevant to the profession and to potentially add new courses to this list. It was last reviewed and approved in 2019.