MACS
Impact Stories

Impact stories

Mallika Mahajan

Commissioner, Central GST, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, India.

MACS 2015 - 2017 class

Every day I appreciate the finer nuances of anti-corruption strategy that I have learnt during the MACS. It has enabled me to read the finer print of the law, understand the value of well-functioning institutions in a state, and better understand the economic impact of corruption. The world-class faculty are remarkable and our class has students from all continents and professional backgrounds. IACA and my wonderful classmates have left indelible memories.

Ipyana Musopole

Principal Corruption Prevention Officer, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Malawi.

MACS 2015 - 2017 class

The standard of the material is unmatched and the academics and experts are of high quality. The knowledge gives me tools and ideas that can readily be implemented and it has added great value in reshaping our approaches to fighting corruption.

Malika Ait-Mohamed Parent

former Under-Secretary General, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Switzerland.

MACS 2014 - 2016 class

Because of the specific spectrum of knowledge made available to participants, the MACS is an opportunity to incubate innovative thinking. The programme also gives access to a unique worldwide network of experts via IACA’s alumni.

Mohammed Alabsi

Head of Anti-Financial and Cyber Crime Unit, Gulf Cooperation Council Police.

MACS 2015 - 2017 class

IACA’s Master programme in Anti-Corruption is a fabulous course. This course has enabled me to view corruption from perspectives I never imagined existed. Apart from being exposed to the lectures by the best academics and experts from the field, cross-cultural interaction with fellow students on the MACS programme from 18 nationalities is so enriching and profound - both professionally and personally.

Michael Callan

Inspector General (ret.), Australian Department of Defence, Australia.

MACS 2014 - 2016 class

The IACA multi-disciplinary approach teaches students to develop active networks, inside and outside their organization, working at a national and international level to deter and disrupt corruption while at the same time developing a long-term strategy to build resistance to corruption.

Alhassan Kargbo

Public Relations Officer, Anti-Corruption Commission, Sierra Leone.

MACS 2014 - 2016 class

The MACS programme at IACA has been an absolute game-changer for me. The content is rich and the in-class analysis is in depth and apt for anti-corruption crusaders everywhere. The professors are compelling and the learning atmosphere is terrific. IACA takes the enquiry into corruption to a different level. This knowledge is invaluable for the work I do. There is nothing like the MACS. It is simply brilliant.

Chris Moll

Executive Director, Lexchange, The Netherlands.

MACS 2014 - 2016 class

If you are looking for a programme that fuses international academic insights on multiple aspects of anti-corruption with practical hands-on accounts from all corners of the globe, stop here. I experienced the MACS 2014 as rich, rewarding and inspiring, due to the involvement of renowned academics and dedicated high-level practitioners from jurisdictions worldwide. It broadened my scope, it has served me professionally already. The MACS 2016 program will surely mirror this too. Highly recommended.

Archana Shastri

Integrity & Compliance Officer-Asia, MTU Asia, Singapore.

MACS 2014 - 2016 class

Participants from the corporate sector can benefit from the knowledge and skills gained through the MACS programme that can help them craft more effective compliance policies and trainings, and handle internal compliance investigations more skillfully to better contribute to the overall fight against corruption.

Rogerio Vieira dos Reis

Planning and Evaluation Coordinator, Ministry of Transparency, Monitoring and Control, Brazil.

MACS 2014 - 2016 class

I really feel that the MACS experience can help me make a difference in my work, especially by thinking outside the box and proposing new approaches to typical Brazilian corruption problems, based on theories to which we are exposed during the course and that are discussed in the classroom among experts from all over the world.

Karen Schonfelder

Head, Compliance Program Office and Compliance Officer (Acting), SNC-Lavalin, Canada.

MACS 2012 - 2014 class

I really enjoyed the MACS programme because of the diversity of people that I interacted with, not only culturally but also from a career perspective. Part of the driver for me in signing up was to learn about what other corporations are doing and what best practices would be.

Florica Dragomir

Expert at the National Anti-Corruption Directorate Romania.

MACS 2012 - 2014 class

IACA provided me the best guidance of great professors from the world’s prestigious universities and gave me the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and learn from the experience of my colleagues, to see models across the world and helped me broaden my vision and think more globally. The knowledge I obtained is invaluable and highly relevant to my day-to-day work. This is a master’s programme for practitioners that goes beyond theory, deep into very practical aspects of the activity that helped me to gain a valuable flair, useful for my work in the field of anti-corruption.

Arjun Ahluwalia

Partner at Argentum Law, United Arab Emirates.

MACS 2012 - 2014 class

I don’t think I could have ever taken a programme full-time. However, this programme allowed me to combine my work with my studies and get the most out of it.

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