Author: Douglas K. Barney, Indiana University SE

Business and accounting students love to hear stories of business activities that make the headlines. To grab students’ attention, get them interested in accounting, and help them understand financial reporting, discuss the following fraudulent financial reporting cases in class; and if you really want to enliven the presentations, use some props, talk about how the fraudsters were caught, and provide results of criminal outcomes. Paraphrase the following narrative and you are well on your way to exciting classroom presentations about financial reporting fraud. If you more interactive learning in your classroom, assign a case to a student group and have them role play!

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

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