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​Academic Relations Resources for Students

Student Today. Gainfully Employed Tomorrow.

What does your tomorrow hold? From operations and finance to marketing and human resources, internal auditors help ensure an organization meets its goal. The global demand for internal auditors today is unprecedented and is expected to increase annually as public and private companies and government entities continue to expand their audit needs in response to corporate reforms. This is your opportunity to be ready to meet the demands of the internal audit profession.

What is an Internal Auditor?

Internal auditors review and make recommendations on every aspect of the organization to improve its effectiveness. Today, internal auditing is in high demand.

Whether you’re an active graduate student or an undecided freshman, The IIA’s Academic Relations team has resources to help you navigate the profession. Students with internal audit education are being actively recruited from university campuses, especially from the schools with an Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program in place. 

Recognizing Successful IAEP Program Alum

We love celebrating the success of IAEP Program alumni. If you successfully completed the IAEP Program at least two years ago and are working as an internal audit professional, we want to hear from you. You may even be featured in future global IIA or Internal Audit Foundation communications. Submit your profile summary now​. ​​

Awards, Grants, Scholarships

The IIA and its local chapters provide a wide range of grants, scholarships, awards with the aim of advancing internal audit as a profession.

Connect with your local Institute to find scholarships, events, and resources in your area.

Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Grant

To encourage internal audit studies by doctoral candidates, the Internal Audit Foundation supports an ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program. This program provides funds to selected doctoral candidates interested in the field of internal auditing. The Foundation offers the Michael J. Barrett Grant as an incentive to future professors who will continue research and education in our profession.

Esther R. Sawyer Research Award

The annual Esther R. Sawyer Research Award from the Foundation is granted to an individual currently enrolled by September 1 in an undergraduate or graduate level program in internal auditing at an Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) university. The award is based on submission of an original manuscript on a specific topic related to modern internal auditing.  

* Support of The IIA’s Academic Relations efforts is made possible through the Academic Fund.

Where Can I Study to be an Internal Auditor?

Centers for Internal Auditing Excellence:

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