The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) will open its doors to the first ever international Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS). A two-year, part-time programme, the MACS is designed for working professionals who wish to remain fully employed while pursuing their degree. Upon completion, they will receive an MA in Anti-Corruption Studies.

The Master programme will start this December with a launching event, followed by the first module in February 2013. Applications will be accepted until 26 October 2012.

The MACS combines distance learning with seven, twelve-day on-site modules. Six will take place at the IACA campus in Laxenburg, Austria and one at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

As corruption knows no borders, the interdisciplinary programme caters to all sectors of society and all regions of the world. “The MACS provides participants with a better understanding of corruption, knowledge and skills for building capacity in the field and tools for helping bridge the gap between theory and practice,” stated Martin Kreutner, Chair of IACA.

In its participatory environment, students will also have the opportunity to develop a strong network of professionals that will assist them both during and after their studies.