Internal Audit

Take advantage of the growing demand for qualified internal auditors and build the skills you need today. Learn the processes, procedures, and standards of internal auditing, as well as how to interpret information and determine next steps. This certificate can be completed online or in the classroom. 

This program is perfect for...

  • Financial professionals looking to increase their internal audit knowledge and skills
  • Individuals preparing for the global Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification
  • Individuals who are also considering the CFE, CISA, CGAP®, and CFSA® credentials
  • Internal audit managers and staffers who want to expand their career prospects

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 as well as the 30 major areas of operational auditing
  • Select from elective courses in managerial accounting, finance and leadership

About this certificate.

internal auditors

In today's global business environment, with volatile worldwide capital markets and eroded investor confidence in corporate accountability, the demand for effective corporate governance and ethical conduct in ensuring reliable financial information is higher than ever. Our Internal Audit Certificate utilizes case-based, hands-on learning methods which will equip you with the knowledge needed for a career as an internal auditor. Additionally, we offer a variety of electives that focus on career skills necessary to be successful in industries such as higher education, entertainment, aerospace, non-profit, and more.

Our curriculum aligns with current Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®) certification requirements, which encompasses both U.S. and international standards. Coursework is also relevant to CFE, CISA, CGAP®, and CFSA® credentials.

Courses in this certificate program are offered both online and in the classroom. The program can be completed 100% online.

What our students say about our certificates.

What our certificates have done for our students.


feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 in 4

received a salary increase after starting a certificate program


switched careers after completing a certificate program


recommend a certificate program to others

Source: UCLA Extension Certificate Graduates Survey


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

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.

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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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