Academic Relations

Internal auditing is fundamental to the governance process of any well-run organization, so internal audit education should be part of every business and public administration curriculum.

Since education is the foundation of any profession, The IIA is committed to increasing and enhancing internal audit education in colleges and universities worldwide. Therefore, a robust academic program to prepare students for the profession of internal auditing has been designed by The IIA with input from educators and practitioners. This program allows for various degrees of commitment by schools based on their needs and capacity. IIA benefits are aligned with the commitment provided by the school. To assist schools in determining what might comprise an internal audit curriculum, The IIA Global Model Internal Audit Curriculum has been developed using The IIA's Competency Framework, IIA CBOK Study, Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) Exam Syllabus, and feedback from educators and practitioners.

The IIA Global Model Internal Audit Curriculum

Internal Audit Academic Awareness Program

For schools wanting to be recognized by The IIA for teaching internal auditing but only able to provide limited commitment, the Internal Audit Academic Awareness Program was created to focus on assisting these schools in their desire to promote internal auditing as a career choice for their students. To support schools in this category of commitment, the following programs will be recognized:

- Awareness Building
- Introduction to the Profession
- Internal Audit Diploma

For more information on The IIA's Internal Audit Academic Awareness Program and to see a list of programs by chapter/Institute, please click here.

Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) Program

IAEPFor schools wanting a more formal affiliation with The IIA, theIAEP program was created to focus on a quality internal audit curriculum approved by The IIA, and a partnership among the local IIA chapter/Institute, the participating IAEP program college/university and The IIA, Inc. The general conformance of the internal audit curriculum provides practitioners with an understanding of the degree of internal audit education at each of the participating IAEP program schools.

Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund, Inc. (IAAAF)

The IAAAF was established in August 2006 to raise financial support for Center and Comprehensive IAEP programs.


Downloads and Links

Academic Relations Toolkit and Materials
"Internal Auditing: A Career for Today, A Career for Tomorrow" Video