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Internal Audit and Risk Management Track

Critical thinking counts.

Compliance and risk mitigation are hot topics in government and business, especially in fast-growing industries such as technology, health care and finance.

Internal auditors often advance through the ranks of lead internal audit and chief audit executive, and have the critical-thinking and analytical skills necessary for other C-suite positions.

Are you ready for the next step in your accounting career?

  • Take courses in advanced auditing, fraud examination, forensic investigation, data analytics and information technology audit.
  • Join a CPA firm’s internal audit/risk assurance practice, providing consulting services to corporate clients in organizational effectiveness and risk management, using your study of internal audit, fraud investigation and data analytics.
  • Advance to the internal audit department of a major corporation, assessing organization risks and providing recommendations to manage that risk, building on your internal audit and IT audit coursework.
  • Expand on your initial internal audit experience and join the IT and information systems department or other operational units within a company.
  • Investigate fraud and other economic crimes with a government agency, such as the FBI, leveraging your skills developed in fraud investigation, data analytics, IT audit and digital forensic coursework.

Fall Semester

Core Courses

  • MGA 612 Taxation of Business Entities
  • MGA 614 Advanced Auditing
  • MGA 623 Introduction to Professional Tax Research (1.5 credits)
  • MGA 624 Research in Accounting and Auditing Standards (1.5 credits)

Track Courses

  • MGA 640 Principles of Internal Audit
  • MGA 643 Fraud Examination and Forensic Investigation

Spring Semester

Core Courses

  • Choose one:
    • MGA 617 Advanced Topics in Management Accounting and Control
    • MGA 618 Current Issues in Financial Reporting
  • MGA 621 Data Analytics for Accountants
  • Business elective or internship

Track Courses

  • MGA 641 Advanced Topics in Internal Audit
  • MGA 642 Information Technology Audit

Note: Not all electives are offered every semester.