Master of Compliance und Integrity Management

The study programme


The postgraduate Master of Compliance and Integrity Management (MACIM) programme is a unique feature of Viadrina in the German university landscape, characterised by a strong interdisciplinary and practice-oriented approach to integrity and compliance management.

MACIM is a degree programme that is taught in German.

MACIM at a glance:

  • Advanced professional qualification
  • Part-time study possible
  • Two semesters including Master's thesis
  • Fee-based
  • Small groups
  • Interdisciplinary approach with a focus on integrity and compliance
  • Consideration of current developments
  • Recognised lecturers from research and practice

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MACIM is a continuing education and fee-based degree programme that leads to the academic degree of Master of Compliance & Integrity Management (MACIM) and can be completed on a part-time basis. The course is linked to the Viadrina Compliance Center - an interdisciplinary unit of the European University Viadrina, which has been successfully dealing holistically with the research fields of ethics, compliance and integrity in organisations since 2010 and thus has a presence in Germany and worldwide.

The programme lasts two semesters and is divided into five modules, four of which are designed as compulsory basic modules and one as a compulsory elective module with distance learning reading and a specialist presentation. The combination of face-to-face and online teaching, which is always offered on Fridays and Saturdays, enables working people to take part in the programme. The programme concludes with the completion of a Master's thesis. This enables students to complete a Master's degree in just two semesters!

The degree programme is not only characterised by its innovative curriculum and strong practical focus. The programme also teaches soft skills that are highly relevant to compliance and integrity management. The entire Integrity and Compliance Management cycle has been integrated into the degree programme and distributed across the existing modules.

The programme thus covers the practical design, implementation, testing and improvement of such a system. This is complemented by specialisation options and insights into various industries, including the public sector.

We were able to attract more than 50 highly qualified lecturers from research and practice for the varied teaching format, enabling us to effectively implement the concept of the degree programme. While the sound theoretical foundations are taught by professors, renowned experts take over the modules on practical implementation and specific management tools. The teaching is rounded off by further guest lectures from well-known personalities. The small group of a maximum of 20 people enables excellent networking with each other and with the lecturers.


Viadrina Compliance Center