Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing

Enter the rewarding and sought-after field of internal auditing.

Internal auditors are the professionals who help ensure operations run smoothly and follow the guidelines set by the company or regulators. It’s a growing field with high demand in Indiana, the heartland of manufacturing. Unlike financial auditors from accounting, internal auditors monitor operations and compliance and come from a variety of disciplines including operations, marketing, management or information technology.

The 12 credit hour Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing is designed specifically for Kelley undergraduate students pursing a degree in management, operations, strategy, systems and accounting. Through this curriculum, you will gain an understanding of the scope of internal audit and the academic foundation to successfully pass the Certified Internal Audit exam. This graduate certificate includes:

  • Six graduate certificate credit hours billed at the undergraduate tuition rate for taking business electives in the Kelley Undergraduate Program.
  • Six graduate certificate credit hours, which can be completed at night or through an internal case course and internal audit internship.
  • Option to carry these credits forward toward earning an MS in Accounting or MS in Taxation, with completion of an additional 18 credit hours.
  • 180 continuing professional education credit hours.

This graduate certificate was created with the support of the national Institute of Internal Auditors, which provides the program with guest speakers and topical case studies.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher at time of application. Students with GPAs between 2.8 and 3.2 may be admitted with permission from the Graduate Accounting Programs faculty chair.


  • BUPA-A 575 Internal Audit (FA, SP)—required first course
  • BUPA-A 572 Fraud and Forensic Accounting (SP)
  • BUPA-A 560 IT Audit (FA)
  • BUPA-A 529 Internship (typically SP or SU)
  • BUPA-A 579 Case Studies in Internal Audit
  • BUPA-A 500 Professional and Ethical Responsibilities in Accounting

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