Ethics and Fraud

Ethics and Fraud

Identifying fraudulent scenarios and learning how to prevent them.

Fraud is a deceptive act by one person, group, or organization that causes another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right. Fraud includes occupational fraud (employee misuse of company resources), accounting fraud and marketing fraud.

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business brings speakers and events to UCCS to highlight fraud prevention and its impact of it on the community. Fraud is a prominent business ethical issue. Business scandals have affected multiple stakeholders costing companies millions of dollars. The DFEI Collegiate Program at UCCS COB presents the dangers posed by fraud, creates experiences and informs students, faculty, staff, and community members so they can identify fraudulent scenarios and make principle-based ethical decisions when faced with them.


Events & Programs

UCCS Case Competition

Each year, the UCCS College of Business hosts a business ethics case competition. New this year: UCCS invites undergraduate and graduate students from all majors to form teams. The UCCS Ethics Case Competition allows students to apply business knowledge, critical thinking, and principle-based ethical decision-making to real-world ethical situations along with a chance to network with local professionals.

UCCS Ethics Essay Competition

The annual ethics essay contest requires students to analyze the ethical issue of a business case and make recommendations using principle-based ethics.

Opportunity Strikes Again - Mock Trial and Seminar (October 2015)

A mock trial and seminar highlighting fraudulent behavior in business. 

Ethics Fellows in this Focus Area

Cathy Claiborne, Ph.D.
Cathy Claiborne, Ph.D.
Associate Dean/Associate Professor of Accounting, College of Business
Sheri Colcun-Trumpfheller
Sheri Colcun-Trumpfheller, MBA, CPA
Senior Instructor of Accounting, College of Business
Andrew Czaplewski, Ph.D.
Andrew Czaplewski, Ph.D.
Chair, Marketing Department, Professor of Marketing and International Business, College of Business
Jeffery M. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Ferguson, Ph.D.
Professor of Service Management and Marketing, College of Business
Gordon Stringer, MBA
Gordon Stringer, MBA
Senior Instructor of Finance and Information Systems, College of Business

Are you a student interested in working with an Ethics Fellow? Learn more about the DFEI Collegiate Program at UCCS COB Ethics Ambassador Program.

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