Final call -- Master Program in Anti-Corruption Studies
Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:38AM
Julie DiMauro in Andy Spalding, International Anti-Corruption Academy, Mark Pieth, Masters in Anti-Corruption Studies, Nikos Passas, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Vienna

The second cycle of the world’s first international Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) is starting this October. The closing date for applications is April 30, 2014 and there are still some places available. 

The MACS has been developed for a compact group of international participants against an interdisciplinary background of theoretical and practical approaches, drawing on the best of the public sector and the business world.

It aims to encourage professionals to join the fight against corruption and adopt compliance and integrity stances in future leadership roles.

As a part-time program for working professionals, the MACS combines seven intensive 10-day modules across two years. The modules examine corruption from the perspectives of economics, business, politics, and law, focusing on both enforcement and prevention.

Prof. Susan Rose-Ackerman (Yale University), Prof. Nikos Passas (Northeastern University), and Prof. Mark Pieth (Basel University) lead the program as the academic consortium. Senior Editor of the FCPA Blog, Andy Spalding, also teaches in the program.

Each module features leading experts in the field, carefully selected to enrich the perspectives of the students.

Potential candidates must hold a Bachelor or an equivalent degree and have a good command of the English language. A minimum of three years of relevant work experience or a proven record of academic research in the area of anti-corruption and/or compliance is also required.

Additional information is available via YouTube, the MACS program site and the main IACA website.


Julie DiMauro is the executive editor of FCPA Blog and can be reached here.

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