One of the professional initiatives offered by the Saudi Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA-KSA) in collaboration with Harvard (BP), program aims to support IIA -KSA members and audit professionals through enabling them to become future leaders in the internal audit profession, and arming them with knowledge, leadership skills, and best international practices through the Internal Audit Leadership program.


Program Modules (All modules are Virtual and each module is 4 weeks and the entire 3 module journey is approximately 15 weeks)

  • Develop strategic and critical thinking skills
  • Develop a value-creation
  • Move from transactional to transformational
  • Develop negotiating skills
  • Build strong networks
  • Communicating with purpose
  • Develop emotional intelligence and trust
  • Driving accountability
  • Develop a growth mindset
  • Manage resistance to change

Language and Learning Methods

The Program will be delivered in English containing a combination of Harvard's latest research and innovations in leadership science, provided via:




Live virtual sessions


Workshops (Subject to Authorities Approval)


Virtual Seminars


Live discussions

Program Journey


(15th August 2023 - 21st September 2023)

English test and interviews

(27th August 2023 - 21st September 2023)

Potential Candidates Announcement

Complete program fees payment

(1st September 2023 - 5th October 2023))

Program start date

(30 October 2023))

Program End Date

(14 February 2024))



Learning Outputs


Build practical knowledge in the field of internal review in accordance with the latest global research.


Develops leadership capabilities and internal reference capabilities to bring about significant change. 


Establishment of a close cooperative culture between functions, roles and areas of competence.


Adapt working practices with international frameworks to enhance the competence of internal auditors.  

Program Terms & Admission

  • Valid membership of the Internal Auditors Association

  • A Minimum bachelor's degrees Holder

  • A Minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of Internal Audit or Related

  • Passing English Proficiency Test or Provide a previously owned English Proficiency test equivalent to 5.5 in IELTS 

  • Passing a personal Interview with Admission Committee if Required

Program Fees

Cost: 25,000 Twenty-Five Thousand SAR (Excluded Value-Added Tax)


VAT (15%): 3,750 Three-Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty SAR


Total: 28,750 SAR