IMACC and MACS Students Come Together in Laxenburg

Students of the International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC) and Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) classes of 2019-2021 came together at the IACA campus in early February to learn from and share their experiences with one other.

In the first week of classes, IMACC and MACS students had joint sessions, covering the topics on International Anti-Corruption Conventions, the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, and other national laws. The IMACC class in addition had sessions on the rationale of the anti-corruption compliance programmes, international compliance standards, International Standards ISO 19601and Anti-Bribery Management Systems ISO 37001. In addition, the MACS programme was also focusing on the nexus between the rule of law and human rights on the one hand, and corruption on the other; anti-money laundering laws, corruption in the migration realm; organized crime and corruption; and the World Bank anti-corruption sanction system. Both classes devoted a part of their time to studying research methods and visited the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna.

Lecturers for both programmes included Professors Milda Zilinskaite (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Andy Spalding (University of Richmond School of Law), John Hatchard (Buckingham Law School), Georg Krakow (Baker McKenzie), Eduard Ivanov (Independent International Law Expert), Barbara Neiger (neiger.C advisory e.U.), Jeoren Maesschalck (Leuven Institute of Criminology, Belgium), Amr Taha (International Organization for Migration), Pawan Kumar Sinha (IACA), and Alexandra Manea (The World Bank). Despite busy timetables, students had many opportunities for informal interactions and networking.

The IMACC and the MACS are two-year, internationally recognized MA degree programmes with 120 ECTS credits under the EU’s Bologna Process.

IACA is currently welcoming applications for the 2020 – 2022 intake for both IMACC and MACS programmes, which will start in October this year. Applications are open until 31 May 2020. If you are interested to apply for the programme and you are in Austria between 27 April and 8 May, join us for the Academic Programmes Open Days. You can meet our 2019-2021 classes and attend sessions with renowned practitioners and academics as well as meet with our Academic Programmes Team who will guide you in regard to the application and admission process. More information and how to register for the Open Day can be found here.

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