Open Trainings

Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy Online


4 March – 28 July 2024


5 Month

Application Deadline

Applications closed




If you would like to find out more about this programme or learning online with IACA, please send us an email.


The Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy is delivered remotely part-time over the course of 5 months, jointly by UNITAR and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). Designed as an in-career programme, the Executive Diploma has a compact structure and covers two disciplines, namely, anti-corruption and diplomacy and offers a series of interdisciplinary modules which concentrate on concepts and practical tools for preventing and countering corruption, and diplomacy. The Diploma combines IACA’s expertise in anti-corruption, and UNITAR’s expertise in diplomatic skills to train participants to work effectively in various multicultural contexts, while equipping them the state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of anti-corruption and constitutes an excellent opportunity for participants from all sectors across the globe to enlarge their network.


The Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy offers a rigorous, diverse, and innovative anti-corruption and diplomacy curriculum. It offers courses to provide comprehensive insight into anti-corruption, foundation of cyber-security issues for diplomats, and knowledge and skills for multi-lateral diplomacy. Participants and their employers benefit from both the theoretical and practical focus of the programme.

At the end of the Executive Diploma programme, students will be able to:

  • Understand international anti-corruption standards and their implementation and comprehend the nexus between diplomacy and anti-corruption;
  • Contribute to the prevention of and the fight against corruption;
  • Understand the impact of new technologies and digitalization on diplomacy and anti-corruption;
  • Interact with and develop a strong network of international professionals;
  • Apply acquired diplomatic skills, knowledge and tools in their respective careers and fields of work.


Participants will acquire knowledge and skills in subjects and cross–cutting themes relating to behavioural science, ethics, law, compliance, diplomacy, international law, digital and cyber diplomacy, as well as essential skills for an international career such as negotiations, leadership, effective writing, public speaking and stakeholder coordination and engagement, ensuring effective knowledge transfer and the immediate applicability of the knowledge and skills acquired. 


UNITAR Modules:

  • Multilateral Conferences
  • Negotiation and Mediation Skills & Techniques
  • Cross-Cultural Communication

IACA Modules:

  • Overview of International Anti-Corruption Efforts
  • Introduction to Ethics and Integrity Management
  • Journalism and the Fight against Corruption: A Holistic Approach
  • Cyber-Integrity and Information Security for Diplomats



The Diploma offers a remote learning experience with a variety of different learning approaches and learning methods, including lectures, case studies, interactive sessions, group work, and stakeholder discussions to identify best practices in anti-corruption and diplomacy. In addition, modules are complemented by expert talks on anti-corruption and diplomacy topics.

Targeted Audience

The Executive Diploma is designed for young professionals, or professionals who are changing their career path and wish to join a governmental organization, non-governmental organization or international organization involved in the field of anti-corruption, IO staff working in economic development or other areas where corruption be a challenge. It is targeted at those who intend to avail themselves an opportunity to study under some of the world’s most renowned experts in anti-corruption and diplomacy, in a participatory and unique international environment, and within a group of motivated and committed individuals in order to deepen their understanding of anti-corruption and diplomacy, and hence adding greater value to their respective careers, organizations and societies.


Programme Fee

EUR 2,821

Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for the Executive Diploma in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy, candidates must be fluent in English and have completed an undergraduate degree. 

After signing up, we will kindly ask you to send to the following documents:

  • a copy of your CV
  • a copy of your passport or national identification card
  • a copy of your bachelor degree certificate in English
  • motivation letter

After reception of those documents, your application will be carefully considered. 


Admission of self-funded applicants is granted on a rolling basis. However, early application is recommended given the limited number of places on the programme.

Scholarship applicants are kindly requested to check the Information for IACA Scholarship Applicants and submit the detailed motivation letter as detailed in the Information. Please kindly read carefully the General Terms and Conditions for Professional Training.

For further information on the admission process, please refer to the UNITAR website.



IACA offers a limited number of scholarships for students from Least Developed Countries as defined by the United Nations, and for citizens from IACA State Parties, listed under the World Bank Classification of Countries by Income as the Lower-Middle- and Upper-Middle-Income Economies, funded by the Siemens Integrity Initiative Third Funding Round. These scholarships are highly competitive, and merit based. Please check eligibility carefully and in case of applying for a scholarship please indicate this clearly in your application.

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Laxenburg/Vienna, Austria  |  T: +43 2236 710 718 101

© 2023 IACA. Developed by IACA.