There are specific challenges for Business Schools looking to identify and address contract cheating. From my previous research, I’ve seen particular demand for students to have assignments produced for them in business related subjects, including finance, marketing and management. I’ve also seen wide availability of writers claiming to be qualified or specialised in these areas.
I gave a remote presentation for staff at the Birmingham Business School (part of the University of Birmingham) to discuss these issues.
You can see the slides I used below (and also on my SlideShare account).
Business is one of the areas where we need more specialised research into contract cheating and the ability to share best practice. There is a lot of demand for Business School qualifications, but students can sometimes be motivated more by the value of the qualification than the associated learning.
We need to consider how to address contract cheating in Business Schools and how we can encourage and support academic integrity.