Welcome to the LSU
Center for Internal Auditing. 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
(IAEP). The LSUCIA program is a multidisciplinary program with students
from many different business and non-business majors.
The program is available to any LSU student in any major.
The LSUCIA program, considered to be the premier internal audit program in the world, is a unique, dynamic educational program. It provides training to graduate and undergraduate students for developing an understanding about the internal auditing profession. The program was the first university-based internal auditing training program and was established in 1985. The program has become a model for similar programs in other schools and countries.
The LSUCIA program consists of three to five courses with an emphasis in internal auditing. Students must take a minimum of three/four courses to be considered as qualifying for the specialization designation. Several departments have differing course requirements for an internal audit specialization. Students should consult with their department for specifics. The program begins in January and ends in December.
The program has an optional, yet highly recommended, internship program. Each summer 100-150 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 2,000 students in internships.
The objectives of the program are for students to enhance career development, and receive internships, as well as full-time jobs.