Business students are more likely to cheat

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by Pekelo, Oct 2, 2006.

Why are business students more likely to cheat

  1. They are inherently prone to cheating

    21 vote(s)
  2. Business schools foster such a behaviour

    9 vote(s)
  3. Business students are as moral as any other students

    15 vote(s)
  1. Pekelo


    Gee, I would have never thought of that:

    "...recent research showing 56% of graduate business students admit to cheating at least once an academic year compared to the 47% rate for grad. students studying something other than business."

    The question whether students interested in business are inherently prone to cheating or the results-oriented emphasis of business schools fosters such behaviour wasn't answered by the research...

    Well, let's make a poll. Here is the whole article:
  2. i was business major....cheated plenty of times when the opportunity was given.....just like in trading, act upon any edge when it presents itself :D
  3. Pekelo


    So you could answer the question:

    Did you choose business because you were good at cheating, or you became good at cheating because you went into business?
  4. The pressure to perform just like professional atheletes and they'll do anything just to get ahead in the game.
  5. Drew07


    I find those numbers to be surprisingly high. I'm an Econ major and take a lot of business courses.....Most professors here like to tell stories about how they've caught a cheater every semester since theyve been teaching...I think that scares the temptation out of a lot of students whether or not it's true.
  6. skepticaltrader

    skepticaltrader Guest

    You need to remember the old adage, "Its better to cheat than repeat":D
  7. sprstpd


    47% rate for generic grad students? That isn't too far behind the business cheats. It means half of the student body is cheating. That seems pretty high from my experience.
  8. Drew07


    I guess "cheating" can be defined in a lot of different ways depending on how you look at it.
  9. Future CEOs in the making... bunch of next Ken Lay / Jeff Skilling types in there. :D
  10. deepcsuf


    You cant get ahead cheating, better to learn the material. For example if i cheated through business school, how would I able to read and understand the financial statements of companies?

    Lay and Skilling didn't get ahead cheating, their empire collapsed. Image if they tried to run the company legit. They could of made much more money in the long run and a better lifestyle.

    Cheating dont work.
    #10     Oct 7, 2006