DSC 0987IACA’s 2016-2018 Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) students, who come from 18 countries around the world, have completed the in-class part of their current module on Anti-Corruption, Law, and International Initiatives.

The two-week session, which ran from 1 to 12 May, covered topics including international anti-corruption conventions, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act, national anti-corruption laws, corruption and human rights, and police corruption and collusion. Besides lectures and classroom discussion, the module also included further training in research methods and a study visit to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna.

Andy Spalding (University of Richmond School of Law), one of the lecturers in this module, wrote an FCPA Blog post about the MACS last week as part of a series of articles about IACA.

In addition, the students took part in a friendly football game against members of IACA’s staff on 10 May, with the Academy’s team emerging as narrow 4-3 winners in an exciting contest.

The MACS is a two-year, in-career programme consisting of seven modules and a master’s thesis and is specifically designed for working professionals. Students from the first four intakes have come from about 40 countries and jurisdictions in all regions of the world.

IACA is currently welcoming applications for the 2017–2019 class, which starts in October this year. For more information and to apply, please click here.