The Underdog

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Case Study – the Underdog

Identification of relevant facts:
Frieda and Diane are officers of Beta Alpha Psi, which is a nonprofit international honors organization for accounting, finance and information system students of AACSB or EQUIS accredited universities. Both of them are interns at a big four Accounting firm. Frieda has been selected for a prestigious global summer internship program, among several excellent candidates, Diane was notified this information prior to official announcement. Diane also knew that Frieda just get law school admission which will start this September.
Ethical Issues: Frieda is awarded for this prestigious summer internship program primary because she is considered as an excellent profession in accounting, finance or information system field. Means if she decide to attend law school, she might loss this internship opportunity.
Who are the primary stakeholders:
Frieda is the primary stakeholder, she is the winner of the global internship opportunity while she could loss it if she decide to attend law school and her decision to be revealed.
All the other candidates of this summer internship are stakeholders as well, because if Frieda is found to be not eligible, they would have chance to win the internship.
Identification of possible alternatives: 1. Frieda can give up law school and change to business school, that way she can still get the summer global internship to Paris. 2. Frieda can choose attend law school and give up the summer internship opportunity. 3. Diane keep secrete for Frieda, that way Frieda could get summer global internship and still attend law school afterwards.
Ethics of the various alternatives identified:
Alternative 1 and 2, there’s no ethic issues if Frieda choose to tell the truth to Beta Alpha academic advisor. Since the internship is supposed to honor someone in finance, accounting,…...

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