At least nine first-year graduate students of the MBA program at Duke's Fuqua School of Business face expulsion for colluding on a take-home exam. The cheating scandal involves 34 students, but the harsher penalty of expulsion may be meted out to a handful few. Others face suspensions or failing grades.
Many of the business schools have been promoting an awareness of ethical conduct and honesty in their curriculum.
It is widely believed that cheating and unethical conduct is widespread in colleges and universities. Such cases as the one in Duke get the limelight because they are a handful of cases that are reported. Most cases of misconduct and cheating do not find their way into the statistics.
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