Overview | LSU Center for Internal Auditing

About Us


LSU was endorsed by the Institute of Internal Auditors as the Pilot School in 1985 to develop an innovative educational program in internal auditing. Today the LSUCIA is a center in the IIA Internal Audit Education Partnership Program. The program recruits students from many different business and non-business majors.

The LSUCIA program, considered to be the premier internal auditing program in the world, is a unique, dynamic educational program.

  • The program's objectives include an emphasis on professional skills, enhanced career development, and both internship and full-time job placement for students.
  • The program is available to any LSU student in any major and has grown with an increased emphasis on international diversity and non-business students.
  • It provides graduate and undergraduate students with an understanding about the internal auditing profession.
  • The LSUCIA program consists of three to five courses with an emphasis in internal auditing.
    1. The specialization designation requires three courses (nine credit hours).
    2. The minor requires five courses (15 credit hours).
  • The program begins in January and ends in December.

The program has an optional, yet highly recommended, internship program. Each summer 60-80 students work on internal audit staffs in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington, Charlotte, Memphis, Houston, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, etc. A few of these internships involve international travel. The center has placed over 2,700 students in internships.

Several departments have differing course requirements for an internal auditing specialization. Please email lsucia@lsu.edu for specifics.