IMACC MACS group compressedStudents from all continents in IACA’s new International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC) and its 2016 – 2018 Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) class came together on campus last week to learn and share experiences with each other.

The focus of the second IMACC module was ethical and legal frameworks for anti-corruption compliance, while the MACS class is concentrating on the themes of corruption prevention and the future of anti-corruption in its seventh and final module, the in-class part of which concludes in Laxenburg this week.

IMACC lecturers last week included Professors Milda Zilinskaite (Vienna University of Economics and Business), who spoke on topics including ethical frameworks for anti-corruption compliance, and Andy Spalding (IACA Frequent Visiting Faculty and University of Richmond School of Law), an expert on the transnational application of national anti-bribery laws. The MACS students learnt about whistle-blower protection from Anna Myers (Whistleblowing International Network), and about corruption and fraud risk prevention in aid from Malika Aït-Mohamed Parent (IACA Frequent Visiting Faculty and an independent international anti-corruption expert).

IMG 7889As well as many opportunities for informal interactions and networking between the IMACC and MACS students, the programme included a panel discussion that brought both classes together. During this event, panellists and students looked at the need to find synergies and coordinate efforts between public sector anti-corruption policies and private sector compliance programmes, and how to address challenges in this regard.

The IMACC and the MACS are two-year, internationally recognized MA degree programmes with 120 ECTS credits under the EU’s Bologna Process.

The MACS 2018 – 2020 class, which starts in October this year, is open for applications until 31 May, and IACA is currently welcoming applications for the 2019 – 2021 IMACC cycle. Read more about both programmes here.