Courses Bachelor Display 2017-2018

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Course title Fraud and Crime in the Firm
Course code EBS2057
ECTS credits 4,0
Assessement Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
6 18-6-2018 29-6-2018 C
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Steffen Kuenn
For more information: s.kuenn@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Understanding of how fraud and crime can threat the performance of a firm.
- Understanding of the mechanisms generating fraud and crime and possibilities for firms to reduce the potential negative consequences.
Description
While most entrepreneurs are searching for innovative solutions to improve firm performance and managers attempt to organise processes in the firm to optimize performance, there is always the threat that others misuse the opportunities provided by the firm in an illegal way. These problems can be caused both by people in and outside the firm. In practice the legal system and police protection do not fully protect firms against this threat. Additional measures by firms are required for which there is always a trade-off between the costs of these measures and the potential costs of fraud and crime. This skills training develops understanding of why the practices of a firm could provide incentives for criminal behaviour and what firms can do to reduce these problems. Based on cases problems of crime and fraud will be discussed while students in groups work on a plan to limit the costs of fraud and crime for a specific firm.
Literature
Prerequisites
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods PBL / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods Final Paper / Participation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
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