The International Anti-Corruption Academy, located outside Vienna, Austria, is now accepting applications for its new International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action program.
As a regular instructor in its sister program, the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies, I’ve raved about IACA before. It gathers anti-corruption professionals from all corners of the world into a single room for concentrated sessions of anti-corruption discussion, led by professors from a fascinating array of disciplines and countries. Now in my fourth year teaching there, it is a learning environment unlike anything I’ve seen in my career, or the world.
I’m teaching at IACA this week, and we’ll run an “IACA Week at the FCPA Blog” series describing what we do here.
The new Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action is the first master’s program, anywhere, of its kind. It is specially designed for anti-corruption compliance and collective action professionals involved with the business sector.
Taught in periodic intensive modules over two years, the program enables participants to upgrade their expertise and add value to their companies and organizations, while continuing to work, by:
- implementing best practices in anti-corruption and compliance
- identifying and mitigating various types of risks
- initiating and managing collective action
- conducting internal investigations
- doing business based on the highest ethical standards.
From both a teacher’s and a student’s perspective, part of what makes these IACA Master programs unique is that all students have a minimum of three years of work experience. This means students are not only driven to learn, but have real-life experiences to draw upon. For the compliance and collective action master program, that experience can be in compliance, collective action, anti-corruption, law, audit, or related fields, in the private or public sector.
So too must students have proficiency in written and spoken English. And the array of accents represented in the classroom is, for this instructor, an absolute delight.
For more information, download the flier here. Applications are due July 31. Check it out.
Andy Spalding is a Senior Editor of the FCPA Blog and a Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law.