group no namesThe fifth class of the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) has been at IACA’s campus for the last two weeks for its first module in the two-year programme, the in-class part of which ran from 6 to 17 November. IACA is pleased to welcome our new students with professional backgrounds as diverse as their countries of origin.

The class includes, among others, experts in business management and law, a journalist, prosecutors, investigators, government officials, officers of international organizations, auditors, and lawyers. The students come from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, India, Jordan, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Uganda, the United States of America; and Kosovo.

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This first of seven modules in the MACS 2017 – 2019 programme covers Concepts and Issues in Corruption. It addresses general topics related to corruption and corruption control, organizational misbehaviour, and the politics of corruption and reform. The class also visited the Seventh Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which took place in Vienna last week.

The lecturers were Professors Michael Johnston (USA) and Jeroen Maesschalck (Belgium), and Drago Kos (Slovenia), Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions. In addition, Margret Steixner, an intercultural trainer and coach, led a teambuilding session with the class.

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. Applications are now open for the next class starting in autumn 2018.

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For more information on the MACS, please click here.