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Certificate & Non-Degree

Internal Audit and Risk Management

Ready to move into the worlds of internal auditing and risk management? Saint Martin’s internal audit and risk management certificate program is designed for you.

Why Saint Martin's University?

  • Program consists of 12 semester credits and can be completed by taking four 8-week classes between late August and early May
  • Credits may be transferred to the M.Acc. or MBA degree programs
  • Develop interpersonal and communication skills necessary to develop effective business relationships, deliver credible information and project a professional image
  • Identify, analyze and manage risk in organizations through Enterprise Risk Management projects with partners
  • Upon completion, understand the risk-based internal audit standards:
    • Core frameworks
    • Risk management
    • Principles and methodology of occupational fraud prevention, detection, and investigation
    • Enterprise Risk Management
    • Internal controls, fraud prevention and detection measures

Hear it from a Saint

“The Internal Audit and Risk Management Certificate at Saint Martin’s is an important stepping stone towards completion of the full Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or of those special certifications that require completion of the CIA Part one exam as a co-requisite such as the Certification of Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).”
John Craighill
Adjunct Professor
School of Business 

Career opportunities

Internal auditors are listed as one of the most in-demand roles in the accounting and finance field today. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that several trends will fuel internal audit hiring through 2028. Jobs in risk management are expected to grow significantly faster than other occupations through 2026.

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Internal Audit and Risk Management Requirements

To be considered for admission into the internal audit and risk management certificate program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Internal Audit and Risk Management at a Glance

Program Type
Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
In Person
School of Business
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ACBSP accreditation

Saint Martin's University's School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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ACFE membership

Saint Martin's School of Business is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner's Anti-Fraud Education Partnership.

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Institute of Internal Auditors partnership

The Nisqually Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors partners with Saint Martin's in support of the Internal Audit & Risk Management Certificate program.

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The School of Business is committed to developing leaders for tomorrow’s business world. Our undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs provide students with the necessary skills to succeed in today's fast-changing world.

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