The Internal Audit Center at Coles College of Business helps undergraduate students, graduate students, and working auditors prepare to contribute to organizations with integrity, accuracy, and intelligence.
If you are pursuing or plan to pursue a BBA in accounting with a focus on internal auditing at the Coles College of Business, you should contact Dr. Richard Clune to plan your individual program. This can include experiential education opportunities in internal auditing with metro-Atlanta companies.
To prepare for internal auditing, consider these courses:
Cooperative Study and Internships for Business Majors
If you’re a business major with appropriate standing and GPA, as well as the approval of the coordinator of cooperative education/internships (KSU Career Services), you may pursue a supervised cooperative work experience program for a minimum of two semesters at a site in business, industry, or government. You may earn credit toward the business elective portion of your BBA.
If you’re a junior or senior business major (with appropriate GPA and the approval
of the coordinator of cooperative education/internships), you might also consider
a one-semester internship with a previously approved business firm, private agency,
or government agency (not your current employer). The course will integrate your academic
studies with your experience through a research paper and is graded on an S/U basis.
Internship credits count in the business electives area of your BBA.
If you are interested in pursuing internal audit education at the graduate level, apply for the School of Accountancy Master of Accounting Program at Coles College of Business. If accepted to the KSU MAcc program, choose the Advisory Specialization, which includes the following courses:
Median salary for senior internal auditors in Atlanta area, 43% of whom hold a master’s degree, according to Salary.com (September, 2016).
On August 11, 2016 Kennesaw State University became the seventh Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program university to become a Center-level program.
Students completing certain courses within the internal audit curriculum may be able to receive an Internal Audit Education (IAEP) Certificate, endorsed by the IIA. Please see Dr. Richard Clune for further details.