A Difficult Course (B)

by: Susan Ashford, George Siedel

Publication Date: August 25, 2009
Length: 2 pages
Product ID#: 1-428-868

Core Disciplines: Ethics, Leadership/Organizational Behavior

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A Difficult Course B present students with the fallout from a bout of cheating. A Difficult Course (A) details the circumstances that led to the main character’s slip in judgement, and asks students how to proceed. A Difficult Course (B) is the resulting outcome. Students take caution as they review the protagonist’s mistakes.

This case was originally developed for both undergraduate and graduate level students. For a version that is geared toward executive-MBA programs, please see Honor Code (A) and Honor Code (B).

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • Describe appropriate business terms and principles.
  • Apply critical concepts to define a solution to the case.
  • Successfully articulate data and information in support of the solution proposed.
  • Critically analyze and discuss other responses and solutions to the case.
  • Draw lessons from the case analysis.