Master Degree Programmes

Open Modules of Master Programmes

Module 5


19 August 2024

Application deadline

5 August

How to apply to open modules

The applicants are expected to apply in English and accompany their application with the following documents:

  • Copy of passport

  • Most up-to-date Curriculum Vitae

  • Brief note outlining your interest in taking an Open Module,

  • Copies of the university diplomas and transcripts (and their translations if not in English)

  • Proof of English proficiency

Applicants are requested to pay a non-refundable application fee of EUR 100 to IACA upon submission of their application documents. The tuition fee of each successful candidate will be reduced by the amount of the paid application fee.

The deadline for submission of the application documents is 14 calendar days before the official start of the module.


2.450,00 EUR


Contact IACA for more information about the start date of the modules, and other questions. Email:, Phone: +43 2236 710 718 101

Impact stories

Mark Worth

Whistleblower caseworker, advocate, policy analyst, investigative journalist and trainer.

Founder of Whistleblowing International, European Center for Whistleblower Rights, Center for Whistleblower Rights & Rewards, and the Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection. 

Megha Arora

The IMACC programme has proven to be a valuable resource for acquiring knowledge and fostering confidence within my field of expertise.

Florencia  Paternostro
Florencia Paternostro

Before the IMACC program, my understanding of corruption was mostly theoretical, learned through postgraduate studies. The program has significantly deepened my knowledge and capacity through coursework, case studies, and interactive live sessions featuring experts in the field. I have started applying this new understanding in my professional role, successfully recommending evidence-based solutions for internal controls within my organization. IMACC program is having a positive impact on both my personal and professional life, challenging me to step up IACA standards, letting me know people all over the world with the same interest I have, and equipping me with the knowledge and tools I need for my career.

Francis Erhabor Osagie
Francis Erhabor Osagie

The experience/knowledge from the MACS program has been intriguing as my understanding of the concept of Corruption and Anti-Corruption strategies is now deeper and broadened. The quality and expertise of all the resource persons selected for the program made me want to learn more and more as they delivered their courses with passion. My capacity in the field of anti-corruption strategies has been reinforced. I noticed this firsthand when I had the privilege of sharing my views on tackling corruption with a team of experts from the office of the Inspector General, United States International Development Corporation held in my last office, the Special Fraud Unit, Lagos, Nigeria, sometime in April 2023. Just recently, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State Police Command in Nigeria requested me to join an NGO group currently working on a bill to establish a National Institute that will assist in eliminating corruption in Nigeria. I was directed to contribute inputs on how to fight corruption, and the information shared was made possible by the quality of knowledge shared with us at IACA. A quote that has made a lasting impression on me from the program is a statement made by Martin Zapata, which says, “It is difficult to change the culture, but easy to bring innovative system.” Though I might not be able to change the culture of my environment, the knowledge I have gotten is potent to bring about change in the system where I find myself.

Hadia Ibrahimkhel
Hadia Ibrahimkhel

I am Hadia, a proud university graduate from Afghanistan, and I am thrilled to share my journey, made possible through the unwavering support of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). In my homeland, the pursuit of higher education as a woman is a courageous battle against the oppressive regime's laws, which discriminate against women. During my four years at Kabul University, I faced unimaginable challenges, including surviving three terrorist attacks, one of which nearly took my life, leaving me without my books and in tattered clothes. Yet, my unyielding determination to bring about positive change in my war-torn country propelled me forward. Obtaining the necessary documentation for higher education was an immense challenge. The convoluted bureaucratic hurdles could have discouraged anyone, but I persevered, recognizing that education held the key to transforming Afghanistan. The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) became a turning point in my life. Their commitment to nurturing talent from conflict-affected regions like Afghanistan provided a glimmer of hope. They guided me through the daunting process of document procurement and enrollment, turning my dream of higher education into a reality. Enrolling in the International Masters in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Corrective Action Studies (IMACC) program at IACA was truly transformative. Their innovative teaching approach was not merely about acquiring knowledge; it emphasized critical thinking, ethical understanding, and cross-cultural communication skills. These skills empowered me to confront corruption in Afghanistan. Today, I stand as a passionate advocate for transparency, justice, and integrity, determined to be a catalyst for change. My journey underscores the profound impact of education and resilience. It also serves as an invitation to support this institution and encourage students to embark on their own journeys of education and empowerment. Collectively, we can combat corruption and pave the way for a brighter future for all.

International Anti-Corruption Academy

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

© 2024 IACA. Developed by IACA.

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

© 2023 IACA. Developed by IACA.