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Participating IAEP Program Schools

IAEPIAEP program schools are schools teaching an internal auditing curriculum within a degree program (undergraduate or post-graduate) endorsed by The IIA. The schools have gone through a rigorous application process and are monitored by The IIA’s Academic Relations Committee (ARC). A solid partnership among the school, the local IIA chapter/Institute, and The IIA help ensure the success of the IAEP program at the university.

Each country has its own governance over the establishment and charter of institutions of higher learning. These tertiary schools usually work towards accreditation, which is a voluntary review of educational institutions, processes, and programs, to demonstrate their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive review process by international, national, regional, or private accrediting bodies. The IIA accepts these accrediting bodies as assurance that the schools applying for IAEP status maintain relevant missions and objectives, adhere to high quality standards, provide high quality education methods and teachers, provide adequate student faculty interaction, and produce graduates competent in the disciplines they are pursuing.

To that end, The IIA’s ARC reviews applications and approves qualifying schools that have accreditations or other such attestations exhibiting their dedication to quality education and commitment to the internal auditing profession. All aspects of the IAEP program are maintained at the highest quality available. The degree of commitment the school is able to support determines the IAEP-specific category ARC assigns to the approved internal audit program.

Program Categories

IAEP programs are categorized as Centers for Internal Auditing Excellence (Centers), Comprehensive Internal Auditing Programs (Comprehensive), and Internal Auditing Foundation Programs (Foundation).

Centers for Internal Auditing Excellence (Centers)

These IAEP programs are identified as teaching a curriculum within a college or university degree program that consists of a minimum of four courses related to the internal audit profession (as agreed to between the school and ARC) and equate to a concentration, a minor, or a major within a specific academic discipline. It also recognizes the quality, sustainability, volume of students completing the program, and longevity of the program.

Comprehensive Internal Auditing Program (Comprehensive)

These IAEP programs are identified as teaching a curriculum within a college or university degree program that consists of three courses related to the internal audit profession (as agreed to between the schools and ARC) and equate to a concentration within a specific academic discipline.

Internal Auditing Foundation (Foundation)

Schools accepted into the IAEP programs that have been teaching at least two internal audit courses for a minimum of one year are designated as Foundation programs. This classification of IAEP program allows the school to pace itself as it develops and enhances its IAEP curriculum. Schools may determine that this is the highest degree of commitment.

Participating Schools

Participating schools, alphabetical
Participating schools, by category
Participating schools, by country

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