IACA is proud to offer the first global, postgraduate programme in anti-corruption - the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS).

The structure of the programme is compact in order to accommodate working professionals who wish to continue pursuing their careers while advancing their knowledge and earning a degree. For this reason, the MACS runs over two years, combining distance learning with seven on-site modules.

The MACS allows participants to build on their competences and become better acquainted with the intertwined manner in which corruption manifests itself and the social complexities surrounding it. Participants are provided with the necessary skills and tools to better understand and contribute to the fight against corruption and take preventative measures in their own environments.

In the programme’s participatory environment, they have the opportunity to develop a strong network of professionals, which will assist them both during and after their studies.

The MACS Academic Consortium includes Professor Susan-Rose Ackerman (Yale University, United States), Professor Nikos Passas (Northeastern University, United States & Distinguished Inaugural Professor of Collective Action, Business Ethics, and Compliance at IACA), and Professor Mark Pieth (Basel University, Switzerland). For each specific module, visiting professors and practitioners who lead in their field are brought in.

The first MACS class graduated in December 2014. The second class (2014 – 2016) is in the second last module of their studies and the third class (2015 – 2017) started in October 2015.

Upcoming Location Date

Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) 2016-2018

Applications: 1 Feb - 31 May 2016

IACA & at least 

one module abroad

Oct 2016 - Dec 2018