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Internal Auditing

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Concentration In Internal Auditing

Engage Business and Society

With an interest in risk management and corporate governance, you can major in Accounting with a concentration in Internal Auditing. As an internal auditor, you will make recommendations on every aspect of the organization and quickly gain the experience need to become an upper-level manager.

Opportunity to Innovate

You may participate in the IAEP Leadership and Networking Conference. You will join with internal auditing professionals from around the world to learn about developments in internal auditing and improve your teamwork skills by solving cases.

The Department of Accounting sponsors the Bradley Accounting Club (BAC) and Beta Alpha Psi (BAP). Both clubs are student-led, providing excellent opportunities for developing and enhancing leadership skills.

Course Requirements

  • Three 3-hour courses:
    • ATG 530 Professional Interviewing Skills
    • ATG 547 Internal Auditing
    • ATG 548 Computer Assisted Audit Techniques
  • One 3-hour elective
  • Students must sit for at least one part of a certification exam applicable to internal auditing before graduation. These can be the:
    • Certified Internal Auditor’s exam offered by the Institute of Internal Auditors,
    • Certified Public Accountant’s exam,
    • Certified Information Systems Auditor’s exam, or
    • Certified Fraud Examiner’s exam.

Impact the World

Every company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ must have an internal audit department. Internal auditors are also found in many smaller companies. Public accounting firms have consulting operations that focus on internal auditing. Our Accounting students have a 100% career outcome. You may intern or work for one of the following companies which hire Foster College Accounting students:

  • Big Four and national public accounting firms such as: Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, and McGladrey
  • Regional and local public accounting firms such as: Baker Tilly, CliftonLarsonAllen, Porte Brown, and Heinold-Banwart
  • Fortune 100 corporations such as: Caterpillar Inc., Archer Daniels Midland, State Farm, United Airlines, and John Deere

"A case would be presented that describes an auditing error, and we would be required to explain how auditing procedures were not followed and what could have been improved in the audit process. It was a very interesting and effective way to learn about auditing techniques."

- Eric Waibel '14

Minor in Internal Auditing

The primary objective of the minor in internal auditing is to prepare business students for entry level and higher positions in internal auditing. Students completing the minor in internal auditing will meet the academic requirements needed to sit for the Certified Internal Auditor’s (CIA) exam, the premier certification for internal auditing professionals.

  • Required courses:
    • ATG 201 Accounting Principles – Accounting Techniques
    • ATG 204 Cost Accounting
    • ATG 301 Intermediate Accounting I
    • ATG 383 Accounting Systems and Control
    • ATG 547 Internal Auditing
  • Elective course (Choose one of the following):
    • ATG 485 Special Topics in Accounting
    • ATG 526 Fraud Examination
    • ATG 530 Professional Interviewing Skills
    • ATG 548 Computer Assisted Audit Techniques
  • Sit for at least one part of a certification exam applicable to internal auditing before graduation. This can be the:
    • Certified Internal Auditor’s exam offered by the Institute of Internal Auditors,
    • Certified Public Accountant’s exam,
    • Certified Information Systems Auditor’s exam, or
    • the Certified Fraud Examiner’s exam