The Course is corporate governance, financial crime, ethics and Controls coursework guidelines the basics• 20% of the mark for the unit • The essay should not materially exceed 1,500 words excluding references and bibliography • References should follow the Harvard APA referencing system • Turnitin : The work MUST be submitted through turnitin or a significant mark reduction will apply the requirements The essay will explicitly address the following Matters: 1) An analysis of the current academic Literature in this area comparing, contrasting And critiquing views (This means that you Need to read a range of academic sources in Order to support and inform your work) 2) An evaluation of the US and UK regulatory Framework in the chosen area WHERE DO I FIND ACADEMIC LITERATURE? Through searching e.g. Google Scholar _ Library follow the link on the course Moodle site to The Library then click on information resources and Then click on databases http://www.port.ac.uk/library/infores/databases/ _ Course resources How do I reference using Harvard APA? _ a detailed guide to referencing using Harvard APA Can be found on the course Moodle site _ Library: Follow the link to the library on the course Moodle site where there are detailed guides on Referencing _ PBS Study Support MARKING SCHEME Introduction and background to topic (10%) _ Evidence of reading and/or choice of appropriate Concepts (20%) _ Understanding of key issues and Analysis (30%) _ Presentation and evaluation of evidence (20%) _ Structure, clarity, use of grammar, correct spelling (20%) Introduction and background to topic (10%) _ a brief introduction should be given to the question And this should include: _ for question 1 explain what is meant by earnings Management and why it is a problem _ for question 2 explain what is meant by bribery and Corruption and why it is a problem Evidence of reading and/or choice of appropriate Concepts (20%): _ the assignment should contain evidence of a wide Range of sources, not just the use of lecture notes. In Addition to text books references to a minimum of 3 Relevant academic articles should be included to Support your work. These articles should be current (Up to date, or of significant critical impact), and Should be used to support your work. Understanding of key issues and Analysis. Presentation and evaluation of evidence (50%) _ a good answer to Question 1will: _ Explain what is meant by “caveat emptor” in the Context of the provision of financial information. _ Evaluate why earnings management is used by Directors and the extent to which it is used. _ Address the issue of whether all cases of earnings Management constitute fraud. _ briefly evaluate the main sources of regulation Designed to prevent earnings management and its Effectiveness in the UK and the US. (E.g. Accounting Standards, Auditing, SARBOX, FRC) _ Conclude and answer the question. Understanding of key issues and Analysis. Presentation and evaluation of evidence (50%) _ a good answer to Question 2 will: _ Analyse and evaluate the conditions under which Bribery and corruption are most likely to occur _ Address the impact of supply-side and demand led Corruption _ Evaluate the extent of bribery and corruption (Geographical reach and cost) _ Evaluate the regulations in place in the UK (Bribery Act 2010) and the US (FCPA 1977) and their effectiveness In deterring bribery and corruption _ Conclude. Presentation: Structure, clarity, use of grammar, Correct spelling (20%) _ the work should be clearly presented, logically Structured, accurately referenced and contain as Few spelling and grammatical errors as possible _ a complete list of references should be given. Analyse and understand the title, make sure you Understand what you are being asked to do _ Research the topic ...develop your understanding by Reading a broad range of sources to support and Inform your work _ Plan your essay _ Structure your writing: • Introduction • Argument • Conclusion _ Include appropriate references, sources and examples To support your argument _ Make sure you have answered the question _ Make sure your essay is properly referenced learning support: Can offer students assistance on A range of areas including (planning, essay writing, Structure, language and review of sections of the work)OFFER _ Academic skills: MOODLE site: follow the link on the Course Moodle site, the Academic Skills Moodle site Offers downloadable hand outs on essay structure, Essay tasks writing style etc. _ Lectures and Seminars: the remaining lectures for this Semester cover Financial statement fraud, Bribery and Corruption Regulatory responses all are elements of The assignments don’t miss these sessions!1. Bribery and corruption in the public sector, is endemic and unavoidable in all societies”.
You are to write an essay critically appraising one of the statements above. This should involve completing an analysis of the current academic literature in the chosen area and drawing on actual reported cases to form a considered conclusion. The essay will explicitly address the following matters:
· An analysis of the current academic literature in this area comparing, contrasting and critiquing views.
· An evaluation of the US and UK regulatory framework in the chosen area.
The essay will be assessed and marked on the level of considered and knowledgeable discussion of the subject literature, not on a “right” conclusion.
The body of your essay should not materially exceed 1,500 words (excluding references) but you may add to that additional information in the form of appendices and tables.
In text citations and references should follow the Harvard APA referencing system.