Since the internet stock bubble burst in the NASDAQ in 2001, there has been a flurry of activity. Prosecutions for various financial transgressions, Congressional inquiries, academic studies and a general sense that ethical and regulatory failures contributed to significant damage are all features of the financial landscape since 2001. One of the critical features of this post bubble financial landscape has been the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. There are lessons to be gleaned from this experience for the teaching of business ethics in the business curriculum. The purpose of this paper is to examine those lessons as they apply to the curriculum in teaching accounting, economics and finance topics in the business curriculum.

This article is from the Accounting Instructors’ Report, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.

David A. Dilts, Professor, Purdue University
Lawrence J. Haber, Associate Professor, Purdue University
Hedayeh Samavati, Associate Professor, Purdue University

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