Management Advisory Services

The Office of Internal Auditing is striving to become a key advisor to University management and as part of that goal we offer and provide many types of management advisory services (MAS). These are generally more consultative in nature than an audit and almost always come at the request of management. While generally less comprehensive than an audit, MAS projects look at specific aspects of a department or activity and provide expertise, opinions, or suggested courses of action. MAS projects can range from a couple of hours to several days or weeks, depending on the subject matter. Typically, MAS projects include consultative types of activities involving discussions and sharing of ideas with department personnel, review of plans or proposals, or a limited review of a function, system, or activity. The final result of these projects also differs from project to project and could include oral presentations, discussions, memos, or formal reports with conclusions, recommendations, or suggested actions.