Information Technology Academic Relations 



Academic Link to ISACA

Universities and colleges are encouraged to establish relationships with ISACA. The Academic Advocate can work to promote student membership in ISACA and any local chapter; awareness of CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC certifications; COBIT as a teaching tool; the model curricula; and they can approach their library to carry the ISACA Journal, the publication for control professionals. In return for their efforts, Academic Advocates receive complimentary ISACA membership and COBIT 4.1. At the end of the year, Academic Advocates are requested to report on their progress via a questionnaire.

See the Academic Advocate Membership opportunity for additional information. 

College and University Programs in Alignment With ISACA Model Curricula

Universities are encouraged to disseminate information about ISACA, network with faculty and students interested in learning more about the IS audit profession, encourage compliance with the ISACA standards and Code of Professional Ethics, and provide a forum for ideas and suggestions from within the academic community.

Links to lists of colleges and universities offering courses and degrees in alignment with the ISACA Model Curricula:

Educational Materials for Professors and Teachers

ISACA educational material is available to all professors who promote ISACA membership to students. The following educational materials were constructed using the advice and counsel of a global group of academics and practitioners .

Model Curricula

The ISACA Model Curriculum for IS Audit and Control and Information Security Management are available for download. The Academic Relations Committee intends that these be living programs and welcomes all comments and input.

Academic Program Subcommittee Seeks Your Input

The Academic Program Subcommittee is dedicated to interfacing with colleges and universities to encourage the adoption of ISACA's standards and Code of Professional Ethics by future IS auditors. It also encourages the use of COBIT in the curriculum, makes students and faculty aware of the requirements that prospective employers find most desirable, encourages practical research and study of IT audit and control security on the academic level, and intends that the ISACA model curricula, the Certified IS Auditor designation (CISA) and the ISACA Journal are actively promoted. The subcommittee is looking into new ways of providing information and/or services to students and faculty. If you have any input or ideas you wish to share, please e-mail

ISACA Overview

ISACA got its start in 1967, when a small group of individuals with similar jobs-auditing controls in the computer systems that were becoming increasingly critical to the operations of their organizations-sat down to discuss the need for a centralized source of information and guidance in the field. In 1969, the group formalized, incorporating as the EDP Auditors Association. In 1976 the association formed a foundation to undertake large-scale research efforts to expand the knowledge and value of the IT governance and control field. This research activity is continued today under the banner of the IT Governance Institute.

See additional information pertaining to ISACA in About ISACA.

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