01/29/2015 02:47 PM
BATON ROUGE – In 1985, the Institute of Internal Auditors, or IIA, designated LSU
as its pilot school, making it the first university-based internal auditing training
program in the world. Thirty years later, what was once the LSU Internal Audit Pilot
School is now the Center for Internal Auditing and the benchmark for similar programs
around the world.
On Friday, Jan. 23, LSUCIA celebrated its past, present and future during an event
that focused on the 3,500 alumni who have completed the program and the organizations
and recruiters who have hired LSUCIA students over the years.
In addition to the noteworthy graduate numbers are numerous accolades that include
a staggering 19 students from LSU’s program who have scored highest on the international
CIA exam and six who have won the prestigious Esther R. Sawyer Research Award given
by the IIA.
Statistics such as these are why professors from several different countries have
taken LSUCIA courses to learn the teaching methodology and why more than 40 universities
around the world use LSU’s program as the model for their own. They also give strong
indication that the next 30 years will be just as successful.
“The foundation of the LSUCIA program is to enhance the value of an LSU degree,” said
Glenn E. Sumners, director of the Center for Internal Auditing. “The quality of our
students and the support from the practitioners has achieved that goal. The best is
yet to come, just wait until you see the 2015 class.”
The LSUCIA provides a multidisciplinary program for undergraduate and graduate students
from more than 30 majors offered by LSU. The dynamic curriculum emphasizes tactical,
strategic and operational auditing as a value-added consultative function and provides
training on corporate, governance, risk and controls. Students who complete the program
develop an understanding of the internal audit profession.
For more on the LSUCIA program, contact LSUCIA@lsu.edu or 225-578-6221.
Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015