IACA is proud to offer the first global, postgraduate programme in anti-corruption - the Master of Arts in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS). The MACS aims to bring together professionals from around the world with work experience in the private or public sector, international or non-governmental organizations, as well as media and academia.

The design 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. 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, students have the opportunity to develop a strong professional network, 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 MACS 2012 class graduated in December 2014. The MACS 2014 class is in the last module of their studies, and the MACS 2015 class started last October.



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E: macs@iaca.int

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Upcoming Location Date

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

Applications are now closed. IACA will start accepting applications for the MACS 2017 class in September 2016.

IACA & at least 

one module abroad

Oct 2016 - Dec 2018