AU: 3.0
Programme: BUS

This highly interactive course gives you the State-of-the-Art weapons you need to identify warnings of a company?s problems (including corruption and bribery) before earnings come out and the damage is irreversible. You will learn the 6 categories of financial gimmicks and the 7 fundamental tricks that companies have used to mislead auditors and investors for decades. You will also get an update on how these gimmicks are being used in todays? technologically advanced, financially savvy investment world. You will also gain first-hand knowledge and insight into the: 1. Top 10 business scandals that rocked our world; 2. Top 10 fraudsters in the world; and 3. Top 10 signs that a company is in trouble ? and what you should look out for. As a professional, it is essential that you arm yourself with the latest investigative tools and techniques as today?s tumultuous corporate and financial markets and blinding new technologies combine to make fraud much more high-impact and difficult to detect than in the past. The course facilitator will share with you his real life experiences, easy-to-understand examples, `movie time? and plenty of illustrations to help explain how you can uncover revenue tricks, expense traps and liability scams. By the end of this course, you will get to know what went wrong at Lehman Brothers, AIG, Goldman Sachs, Enron, WorldCom, Barings, Madoff, Sunbeam, Satyam, Arthur Andersen, China Aviation Oil, National Kidney Foundation, Singapore Airlines, Asia Pacific Breweries, Informatics, Singapore Land Authority, China tainted milk products and many other notable case examples. For first-year Nanyang Business School Accountancy students, this course will provide a strong foundation to enable you to excel in AA205 `Risk Management, Control and Ethics? and AA304 `Assurance and Auditing? which are core courses generally undertaken in year 2 and final year respectively.


This module is super fun. There is no final exam. However, i must warn you that there's alot of things to do - team presentation, team report, reflection video and reflection board and a mcq quiz. Eventhough it is time consuming module, this is the most interesting and module that i ever taken. It's not your usual prof speAk in mono tone, it's very engaging and worth the time!!