The Admissions Desk: Grad School for Corruption Studies? - Corruption Currents - WSJ


Those interested in corruption and academia can get a Master’s degree for their efforts.

The International Anti-Corruption Academy, which launched in Laxenburg, Austria, in 2010, announced on Thursday the 30-person inaugural class of its new Master’s in Anti-Corruption Studies. The two-year, part-time program will serve as an enhancement to professional development, the academy said.

It comes as compliance becomes more important within companies amid a changing regulatory environment. The degree is aimed at those who work in corporate compliance, internal oversight, law enforcement, investigative journalism, academia, finance and international affairs, the academy said in the statement.

The Master’s program is interdisciplinary, the academy said, providing technical assistance, knowledge and skills to help people understand corruption and create strategies to fight it. It combines distance learning with seven two-week meetings, six of which take place in Laxenburg, and one in Kuala Lumpur.