Internal Audit Certificate

While many accounting students desire to start a career in public accounting, others may desire to serve in accounting roles within an industry firm. Accounting students with a consulting mindset interested in serving an internal function with a broad focus on areas such as risk management, compliance, fraud investigation, and auditing for operational efficiency and effectiveness may be a good match for a career as an internal auditor.

IAEP SEAL-4cIn an effort to prepare students for such roles, the Department of Accounting offers a certificate which is recognized by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Internal Auditing Education Partnership program. The coursework in this program provides high-impact experiences such as a case study competition, opportunity to participate in a real audit, mentoring opportunities with advisory board members, and invitations to attend networking events. This certificate is available to only undergraduate BBA and MS Accounting students enrolled at Texas A&M University.

To meet the requirements of this program, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in the required coursework. While some of the courses listed are part of the BBA Accounting degree plan, students may take the courses as general electives or as accounting electives to be used toward obtaining CPA eligibility.

Required coursework

15 credit hours are required to obtain this certificate. Part of this requirement is an internship which counts as course credit.

The Internal Audit course is completely hands on and gives you real world experience about the internal audit profession. Of all the courses I have taken at TAMU, I have gotten so much more out of this class than the others because of how hands on it is. 

Taylor M.

Internal Audit Program student, 2017

Advisory board

Our program is grateful for several prestigious organizations who provide access to internal audit leaders from their organization. Advisory board members weigh in on program strategy such as curriculum, student selection, recruiting, and resource allocation. Current board companies include: Anadarko, Archrock, Baylor Scott & White, Calpine Energy, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG, PwC, PepsiCo, Texas A&M System, Texas A&M Agrilife, USAA, Walmart, and Weaver. Is your company interested in joining our board? Please contact us at the information below!

Internal Audit Education Partnership (IAEP) Annual Conference

Students in the Internal Audit program have an opportunity to join other students from Internal Audit programs across the world for a networking conference in Orlando, Florida each fall semester. This is a great opportunity to develop through leadership sessions, a case study competition, and unique networking opportunities with employers and peers.


For more information regarding the Internal Audit Foundation Program Certificate, please contact faculty coordinators Tara Blasor or Michael Head.