IMG 7454 editIACA’s two-year International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC) starting in 2019 is now open for applications.

The IMACC is the world’s first degree programme specifically designed for professionals involved with the business sector in the fields of anti-corruption compliance and collective action. The first cohort of the IMACC, comprising students from four continents, started its studies in late 2017 and was on campus in January 2018 for the in-class part of Module I.

The first IMACC class comprises compliance officers, anti-corruption practitioners, auditors, lawyers, and government officials, among others.

As an in-career academic degree programme, the IMACC allows students to deepen their knowledge and skills while continuing to work and support their companies and organizations. Graduating students receive an internationally recognized MA degree with 120 ECTS credits under the European Higher Education Area (“Bologna Process”).

The programme consists of six modules and a final project or thesis. Classes take place approximately every three months at the IACA campus in Laxenburg, Austria (Vienna area) and may include study visits to other locations worldwide.

As noted by Klaus Moosmayer, Chief Compliance Officer of Siemens AG, “The IMACC offers compliance and anti-corruption professionals a unique opportunity to sharpen their skills and stimulate Collective Action thought leadership through a programme that joins theory to practice”. Read what others have to say about this innovative degree programme here.

Topics covered include implementing best practices in anti-corruption and compliance, identifying and mitigating various types of risks, conducting internal investigations, doing business based on the highest ethical standards, the opportunities, challenges, and risks for compliance programmes due to recent disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, and initiating and managing collective action.

Some fee discounts are available under IACA’s Discount Scheme for Parties and Alumni. IACA is also offering a limited number of scholarships to applicants from Least Developed Countries (as defined by the United Nations).

Read more about the IMACC and how to apply here.