Academic Programmes

Academic Programmes
Open Modules

Get a Taste of IACA’s Master's Programmes by Taking an Open Module!

IACA is again offering up to three alumni an exciting opportunity to get a first-hand insight into its master's programmes by taking an Open Module of the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) or International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action Programme (IMACC).

All classes will be held at IACA’s campus in Laxenburg. Alumni participants, like the regular IMACC and MACS students, will have to satisfy all academic requirements of the module, including pre- and post-module written assignments and attending all classes. All modules carry ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits.

The following modules of the MACS and IMACC programme are open for applications to IACA alumni:

MACS

Module IV of the MACS programme

Module IV focuses on Economics of Corruption. The topic is studied from the perspectives of both micro- and macroeconomics. The overall themes of the module include economic theories of the consequences of corruption on the economy in general, including unemployment, growth, and income; economic theories and models of corruption and anti-corruption measures; theories of good and bad governance in relation to corruption; the measurable costs of corruption and the use of indicators or measurements of corruption; organizational and individual perceptions of corruption; behavioral economics and the game theory application to corruption, and policy measures with respect to the economic consequences of corruption.

The module starts on 19 June with a pre-module (distance learning) phase and ends on 15 July 2020. Classes at the IACA campus will take place from 20 to 31 July 2020. The module carries 14 ECTS credits.

 

Application deadline: 31 May 2020

Module V of the MACS programme

Module V focuses on Corruption, Compliance and the Private Sector. The module will cover various topics related to anti-corruption compliance and discuss particular issues and challenges of corruption in the private sector at the domestic and international levels. It will deal with corporate governance, organizational cultures, and integrity; corruption risk management; anti-bribery/anti-corruption compliance policies; compliance approaches, procedures, and management systems; the use of audit, internal controls and organizational reporting; and domestic and international business anti-corruption initiatives.

The module starts on 7 September with a pre-module (distance learning) phase and ends on 11 October 2020. Classes at the IACA campus will take place from 12 to 23 October 2020. The module carries 14 ECTS credits.

 

Application deadline: 24 August 2020

IMACC

Module IV of the IMACC programme

Module IV focuses on Anti-Corruption Compliance Management: Maintaining Rigor and Proactive Implementation. The module deals with anti-corruption compliance management systems, including in the context ofsmall and medium-sized enterprises. Effective interaction with CEOs, Boards, and employees, and the principles of proper internal and external communication will be addressed as well as the topic of how to mitigate risks with localized compliance policies and how to work with supply chains in challenging global business environments. There will be a discussion on the legal, ethical, and psychological aspects of interaction with whistleblowers. Special compliance challenges in small and medium-sized enterprises as well as a variety of approaches to monitoring and evaluation of anti-corruption compliance programmes will be analyzed. In addition, discussion will be held on how to define, implement and promote core values in organizations, and understand value-based compliance programme.

Special attention will be given to the specifics of the cultures and values of different regions of the world. There will be a Compliance Lab for developing a code of conduct based on Value-Based Compliance Programme. The last part will be devoted to economic analysis of corruption, the game theory, and behaviorial sciences applied to the study of corruption and its prevention. The module starts on 15 June with a pre-module (distance learning) phase and ends on 19 July 2020. Classes at the IACA campus will take place from 20 to 31 July 2020. The module carries 17 ECTS credits.

 

Application deadline: 31 May 2020

Module V of the IMACC programme

Module V focuses on Internal Investigations, Crisis Management and Cooperation with Law Enforcement and Supervisory Bodies. This module will analyze and discuss topics such as handling crisis management, planning and conducting internal investigations, and using a variety of forensic tools. Interacting with law enforcement and supervisory bodies, including self-reporting, is an important segment of this module. The types of information to be shared with the authorities in various jurisdictions and, where appropriate, with other organizations and actors will be thoroughly discussed. Corporate and individual liability will also be examined. 

The Compliance Lab will focus on conducting internal investigations. The module starts on 7 September with a pre-module (distance learning) phase and ends on 10 October 2020. Classes at the IACA campus will take place from 18 to 24 October 2020. The module carries 15 ECTS credits.

 

Application deadline: 24 August 2020

programme fee

The Open Module fees are based on the overall programme fee for each of the master’s programme and amount to:

  • 3,362 EUR per MACS module
  • 4,788 EUR for IMACC Module IV
  • 4,225 EUR for IMACC Module V

IACA alumni are entitled to a 15% discount on the Open Module fee. The fee paid by alumni participants can subsequently count towards the overall fee for the MACS or IMACC programme, should they apply and be accepted to the programme in the future. Please kindly note that no scholarships are available for the Open Module.

Requirements

Decisions on the individual applications for the Open Module will be based on the candidates’ professional and academic background and their interest in the programme. Applications are welcome from candidates who:

  • Have obtained an undergraduate degree, equivalent to a bachelor’s degree
  • Have minimum of three years of relevant work experience in areas related to anti-corruption and compliance, including law, governance, business and management, audit, journalism, academia, development, international organizations, etc.
  • Are proficient in written and spoken English.

How to apply

To apply, send your resume/CV, a brief note outlining your interest in taking an Open Module, and copies of your university diplomas and transcripts to studies@iaca.int

Questions by phone (+43 2236 710 718 125) or email (studies@iaca.int) are welcome anytime!

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