Internal Audit

Build the skills necessary to meet the growing demand for qualified internal auditors. Learn the processes, procedures and standards of internal auditing, as well as how to interpret information and determine next steps. Available Formats: Online | In-Person

This program is perfect for...

  • Financial professionals looking to increase their internal audit knowledge and skills
  • Internal audit managers and staffers seeking to expand their career prospects
  • Individuals considering CFE, CISA, CGAP® and CFSA® credentials
  • Individuals preparing for the global Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification or the Information Systems and Controls CPA Career Exam

What you can learn.

  • Understand the landscape and role of internal auditing, covering risk, governance and control issues, and how to conduct auditing engagements
  • Examine the auditing principles governing the responsibilities of CPAs, such as ethics, liability, control, reporting and standards
  • Dive into forensic accounting in order to discover and prevent fraud
  • Learn how to support the principles and framework for organizational governance and ethical behavior
  • Gain the skills to evaluate and address technology risk throughout an enterprise and the 30 major areas of operational auditing
  • Choose elective courses in managerial accounting, finance and leadership

Learn the fundamentals of internal audit.

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In a global business environment of volatile markets and eroded investor confidence, effective corporate governance and ethical conduct for ensuring reliable financial information is key. Our Internal Audit Certificate utilizes case-based, hands-on learning methods to develop the knowledge necessary to build a career as an internal auditor. We also offer a variety of electives focusing on skills transferable to industries including higher education, entertainment, aerospace, non-profits and more.

Our curriculum aligns with current Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®) certification requirements, encompassing both U.S. and international standards. Coursework is also relevant to CFE, CISA, CGAP® and CFSA® credentials, as well as the Information Systems and Controls CPA Career Exam.

Format: Online and In-Person

To learn about upcoming changes to the CPA Exam and associated adjustments to UCLA Extension Accounting programs and courses, visit our CPA Exam Preparation page.



Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
MGMT X 423.421
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 423.426
Typically Offered: Spring
MGMT X 423.427
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 423
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 423.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Students must complete two elective courses.
MGMT X 423.42
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 109
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
MGMT X 190
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 403.31
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer


Students are advised to complete the Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice sequence (or equivalent), since the subject matter is a prerequisite for numerous courses in the curriculum. Students with equivalent experience or training may consult with the certificate advisor to waive the suggested prerequisites.

Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice

Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice

Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice

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Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


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*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

An internship in accounting/internal audit can provide you with practical experience in a variety of accounting job functions. Certificate students must complete a minimum of 5 courses before enrolling in the internship.

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The Vets Count Scholarship was created for active duty U.S. military personnel and U.S. veterans, and their immediate families (spouses or children) who are interested in pursuing financial programs to assist them in achieving their educational and career goals.

The scholarship will pay the registration fees for any two courses in the Financial Management Programs area (see application for more details).

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