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Internal Audit Foundation

Student Programs

The IIA and the Internal Audit Foundation strengthen the internal audit profession’s future through education.

For decades, The IIA has committed significant resources to dedicated Student Programs through Academic Relations. As the

profession evolved, so did the needs of the business world for “internal audit-ready” graduates to enter the workforce, prepared to meet the demands of the industry with a reduced learning curve.

To help fill the pipeline with prepared graduates, the Academic Awareness Program and the Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program were created to support institutions of higher education in creating stellar learning opportunities for those interested in an internal auditing career.

  • The Academic Awareness Program recognizes the various levels of commitment and effort universities make to provide students with the information and skill sets necessary to choose from a variety of career paths.
  • The IAEP Program endorses and supports schools teaching an internal audit curriculum within a degree program (undergraduate or post-graduate).

Resources for Students

Whether you are an active graduate student or an undecided freshman, there are numerous free resources to help you navigate internal audit educational and career opportunities.

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Resources for Educators

The IIA is committed to increasing and enhancing internal audit education in colleges/universities worldwide through a robust academic program. The program is designed to prepare students for a career in internal auditing with input from leading educators and practitioners around the world.

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Resources for Institutes

Resources for developing and implementing a local IIA student program plan are available for chapters and institutes. The IIA's Academic Relations Committee (ARC) created a toolkit to assist IIA institutes in advocating the profession to the next generation of internal auditors.

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Support Student Programs

Support of The IIA’s Academic Relations efforts is made possible through the Internal Audit Foundation’s academic fund.