2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

MANA 70803 White Collar Crime

Prerequisites: Graduate business student or permission of instructor. This course takes a managerial perspective to white collar crime, assuming that criminal activities and corrupt practices occur frequently enough that managers are likely to encounter them at some point during their careers. White-collar professionals are often silently involved in false advertising, health care fraud, political corruption, price fixing, telemarketing fraud, computer crimes, and a plethora of consumer scams affecting our social and economic well-being. Students will analyze these and other illegal and corrupt practices that managers are likely to encounter. In so doing, they will learn how to detect and distinguish between proper and improper practices. They will consider criminal activities and related practices through an ethical lens, exploring associated costs (for individuals, organizations, and society), preventative approaches, and appropriate organizational responses.