Master in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy

UNITAR has partnered with the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) to launch its one-of-a-kind Master’s in Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy (MACD), a modular postgraduate academic degree conducted over the course of 18 months.

Topics

SDG
SDG4: Quality education
SDG8: Decent work and economic growth
SDG16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Subject
Anti-Corruption and Diplomacy
Keywords
anti-corruption
diplomacy
public speaking
negotiation

In today’s globalized and increasingly complex world, the nexus between Diplomacy and Anti-Corruption efforts is now more important than ever.

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) joined forces to offer a rigorous, diverse, and innovative anti-corruption and diplomacy curriculum. It reflects a variety of academic disciplines necessary for providing comprehensive insight into compliance systems, economics, ethics, digital and cyber diplomacy, international law, and many more. Essential skills for an international career such as leadership, cross-cultural communication, negotiation skills, and public speaking are at the core of the curriculum.

Programme delivery is based on virtual live interaction, with one summer module taking place at the UNITAR Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, ensuring effective knowledge transfer and networking opportunities that go beyond graduation.

After successful defence of a research thesis, graduates will acquire an internationally recognized degree of a total of 90 ECTS, while benefitting from both the academic and practitioner focus of the programme of two leading institutions in the field.

Participants will acquire knowledge and skills in subjects and cross–cutting themes relating to economics, behavioral science, ethics, law, compliance, diplomacy, international law, digital and cyber diplomacy, as well as essential skills for an international career such as negotiations, leadership, effective writing, public speaking and stakeholder coordination and engagement, ensuring effective knowledge transfer and the immediate applicability of the knowledge and skills acquired. The programme is taking place in an online modality, but module 4 gives the students the opportunity to come together in-person for a study visit at the UNITAR Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The training language is English.

Target Audience

  • Undergraduate degree holders, fluent in English
  • Professionals and young professionals (in-career!) with a background in International Relations, Diplomacy, Anti-Corruption, or any related field,
  • Wish to join a governmental organization, non-governmental organization or international organization involved in the field of anti-corruption or other areas where corruption may be a challenge.

Learning Objectives

The MACD programme offers a rigorous, diverse, and innovative anti-corruption and diplomacy curriculum. It reflects a variety of academic disciplines necessary for providing comprehensive insight into corruption, anti-corruption, compliance systems, and diplomacy. Students and their employers benefit from both the academic and practitioner focus of the programme.

At the end of the Master's Programme, students will be able to:

  • Better understand and comprehend the nexus between diplomacy and anti-corruption;
  • Contribute to the prevention of and the fight against corruption;
  • Develop, strengthen and use research, drafting and analytical skills;
  • Interact with and develop a strong network of international professionals who can assist them both during and after their studies;
  • Apply acquired skills, knowledge and tools in their respective careers and fields of work.

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