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Advanced Certificate in Internal and Information Technology Audit


The Advanced Certificate in Internal and Information Technology Audit is a 15-credit, graduate program designed to develop foundational skills in the critical functions necessary for success in such advisory services as: internal audit, information technology audit, fraud examination, and compliance audit.  Concentrations are available in internal audit, information technology audit and fraud examination.

The advanced certificate program will sharpen your skills in planning, forecasting, decision-making, and implementation through case studies and hands-on exercises. You will gain perspectives on theory and practice from a distinguished faculty comprising professors from St. John’s University’s Tobin College of Business, internal audit professionals, and experts from Fortune 100 companies and national and international accounting firms.  

Our program offers the following benefits:

  • Evenings and weekend classes are offered at our Queens or Manhattan campuses, or online, allowing you to stay on your career track and complete the program in two years.
  • All advanced certificate program courses may count towards our Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Risk and Financial Advisory, the Master of Science in Risk and Financial Advisory, or the Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management
  • Admission is based on a portfolio approach that considers work experience, veteran status and academic background (may include GRE or GMAT waiver).
  • Prior graduate course work (up to six credits) may be transferred into the program, pending approval.


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Applicants to the Tobin College of Business Graduate programs* will automatically be considered for GMAT/GRE waivers once they submit their application, transcript and resume for the 2021 academic year.

*MS Finance and MS Actuarial Science applicants are required to submit the GMAT/GRE


    The Advanced Certificate program in Internal and Information Technology Audit requires two courses (6 credits) and three elective courses (9 credits) from the internal audit-related offerings of the Tobin College.  The required courses are as follows:

    • AIS 624 Information Technology Auditing
    • AIS 628 Internal Auditing

    The advanced certificate program also requires three courses (9 credits) from any graduate internal audit-related course offered by the Tobin College of Business. Students must successfully complete all five courses within a three-year period.


    Detailed application requirements may be viewed at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business Programs page.

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    8000 Utopia Parkway
    The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Room 114
    Queens, NY 11439
    Tel: 718-990-1345
    Fax: 718-990-5242
    [email protected]

    For Advanced Certificate applicants requesting a GMAT/GRE waiver please submit the online application, all transcripts, and resume. International Students should also submit the foreign credit evaluation and TOEFL/IELTS scores.  Once complete, please email [email protected] to request waiver consideration.

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    Department Contact

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    Adrian P. Fitzsimons, M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A.

    Associate Dean of Academic Programs