Select a case that is available on public record and involves a public company that breached ethical boundaries, or select one of the cases listed below:
The Volkwagen Emissions Scandal (opens in new window)
TechRepublic: Facebook Data Privacy Scandal: A Cheat Sheet (opens in new window)
Toshiba (from the drop-down menu, select 2015 as the year, locate the report titled English Translation of the Investigation Report by the Independent
Investigation Committee PDF, under the date Jul. 21) (Link opens in a new window)
Investopedia: Enron Scandal: The Fall of a Wall Street Darling (opens in new window)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Conrad Black, F. David Radler and Hollinger Inc. (opens in new window)
Locate the case you selected on the Securities Exchange Commission (opens in new window) website.
Compose a written report describing the facts of the case, including:
The fact pattern, parties involved, and complaints filed against the parties
Rationale for the governing body’s findings or judgment
Cite authoritative and/or scholarly sources.
Note: This assignment will be checked for plagiarism. Always review the University’s Academic Integrity Policy statement regarding plagiarism.
Citation Requirements: minimum of 3 authoritative resources
Word Count: 450-500
(see rubric in syllabus for evaluation guidelines) Developing (0-111); Accomplished (112-125); Exemplary (126-140) All required components are skillfully
discussed, incorporating detailed facts of the case.
(see rubric in syllabus for evaluation guidelines) Developing (0-23); Accomplished (24-26); Exemplary (27-30) Easily identifies, locates, and critically evaluates
information from a variety of disciplines. Identifies gaps in the information retrieved related to their field of study. Effectively, responsibly and ethically uses
this information to make new discoveries, knowledge, or practices.
(see rubric in syllabus for evaluation guidelines) Developing (0-23); Accomplished (24-26); Exemplary (27-30) Uses a breadth of vocabulary appropriate to
discipline or context and writes in a sophisticated manner clearly conveying the message of the speaker. Rarely makes errors in grammar, spelling, and other
aspects of writing and referencing. Consistently applies APA formatting.