The inauguration marks the beginning of the affiliation of these students with IACA and the unique anti-corruption network established by the Academy. As tradition has it, participation in the programme is diverse, built on a blend of professional and cultural backgrounds. Thirty-two working professionals from 22 countries and five continents are taking part this time around. The student body includes investigators, public relations officers, auditors, humanitarian workers, diplomats, executives, compliance managers, police superintendents, etc.
After a series of introductory and team-building sessions on the first day students will plunge into the first core course with Professor Michael Johnston – Corruption Definitions and Conceptual Questions. During the second in-class week , Professor Nikos Passas will familiarize the students with issues, themes, and trends in corruption, while Professor Sandra Corlett’s course on research methods and academic writing provides the starting point for the academic final product, the Master Thesis.
In the course of the two year programme IACA will guide the students to pursue their academic objectives and to take full advantage of their time with IACA, both inside and outside the class room.IACA is sure that the MACS students will develop their potential to the fullest and serve the Anti-Corruption community well upon their graduation.
We extend our warmest welcome to the class 2014 – 2016!