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Internal Auditing Concentration

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 needed to become an upper-level manager.

Preparing You For Success

You learn how to think critically and solve problems, and you apply that knowledge to business settings. The concentration gives you an accounting foundation, with several courses focused on auditing. These experiences ready you for the Certified Internal Auditor exam. You also can continue your education to finish the 150 credit hours needed to take the CPA exam. You can earn the remaining hours by completing a double major or a graduate degree such as Bradley’s M.S. in accounting or MBA. By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Professional development and community service through the Bradley Accounting Club and Beta Alpha Psi honor society
  • A senior capstone project for a local business or nonprofit
  • An internship with an internal audit department of public accounting firm.

Making Your Mark

Internal auditors are needed on Wall Street, as every company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ must have an internal auditing department. Public accounting firms also have consulting operations that focus on internal auditing and risk assessment.

In recent years, almost all Bradley internal auditing majors found jobs or continued their education within six months of graduation. They are working for nationally recognized firms such as Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers and RSM, Fortune 100 companies such as Archer Daniels Midland and State Farm, as well as regional firms such as Baker Tilly and CliftonLarsonAllen.

Concentration Requirements

The internal auditing concentration requires completion of the undergraduate accounting major plus the following.

Required Courses - 9 hrs.

  • ATG 430: Professional Interviewing Skills - 3 hrs.
  • ATG 447: Internal Auditing - 3 hrs.
  • ATG 448: Computer Assisted Audit Techniques - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses - 3hrs.

  • As approved by the coordinator of the Internal Audit Education Partnership Program (IAEP).

Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better and have no single grade below “C” for the required and elective courses in the concentration.

Students must also complete Foster College's business core.