DSC 0487Students in IACA’s International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC) were recently on campus for two weeks for the in-class part of Module III, which focuses on designing and implementing effective anti-corruption and compliance programmes.

The diverse group also had the opportunity to network with participants of IACA’s Summer Academy and “Best Of” Seminar, as well as with alumni and local residents during various joint events at the Academy.

Lecturers included Heike Böhme, Attorney-at-Law, Guillermo Jorge, Director of the Program on Corruption Control at San Andres University School of Law, Argentina, and Milda Zilinskaite, Assistant Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business. Special guest DeAnn Hargis, Supply Chain Director at Convergent, discussed procurement issues. Among IACA’s own permanent faculty, Pawan Kumar Sinha spoke on RegTech and anti-corruption compliance, including artificial intelligence, big data, and blockchain, Eduard Ivanov lectured on identifying suspicious transactions, and Emmanuel Breen led a workshop on risk management and codes of conduct.

DSC 0871The students will be back in Laxenburg in October for Module IV on anti-corruption and compliance programme management.

The IMACC is IACA’s specialized master’s programme for business professionals working in anti-corruption compliance and collective action. The two-year MA degree is an internationally recognized programme with 120 ECTS credits under the EU’s Bologna Process.

The IMACC 2019 – 2021 class, which starts in January 2019, is open for applications until 1 October 2018, with scholarship applications being accepted until 1 August. Read more about the IMACC here.