The Anti-Fraud Collaboration has developed a series of hypothetical fraud scenarios, which are modeled on the Harvard Business School case method. Those using the case—whether professionals or students—start with a set of facts about a company. They then can discuss and better understand what could have been done to improve that environment and mitigate the risk of fraud.
For all Anti-Fraud Collaboration case studies, we offer a companion Discussion Guide as a blueprint to help experienced trainers and educators lead an interactive discussion based on the Case Study with members of the financial reporting supply chain and other relevant stakeholders with an interest in fraud deterrence and detection. The Discussion Guides are specially designed for individuals trained in case method teaching.
If you have experience in leading training or education programs and wish to request a free copy of any of these Discussion Guides, please complete the request form.
To support and maximize the utility of the case, below are a series of videos to help qualified instructors lead a discussion using the case study method. These resources in and of themselves do not qualify an individual as a case method instructor but instead are provided to help qualified individuals prepare and execute a case study discussion.
- Core Principles of Case Method Teaching
- How to Prepare for Case Method Teaching
- Leading a Case Discussion
- Handling Challenging Moments in a Case Discussion
- Best Practices and Tips for Case Method Instructors
For additional resources on teaching the case method, visit the Christensen Center for Teaching and Learning at the Harvard Business School. The site features Case Method in Practice, with resources that provide perspectives and video commentary from instructors on teaching the case method. Materials available on the Case Method in Practice site include:
Oteal Pharmaceuticals Case Study
The Anti-Fraud Collaboration has developed a successful series of case studies centered around hypothetical fraud scenarios. Each case study starts with a set of facts about a fictional company, and through the case, members of the financial reporting supply chain and...
LDC Cloud Systems Case Study
The LDC Cloud Systems Case Study is another installment in the Anti-Fraud Collaboration’s successful series of case studies. Participants in case study teachings start with a hypothetical scenario about a fictional company dealing with a fraud. Guided by an...
LDC Cloud Systems Case Study Video Vignettes
The Anti-Fraud Collaboration has developed six short video vignettes for use with the LDC Cloud Systems Case Study. In each vignette, actors reenact several interactions selected from the case study. The videos, which can also be found on YouTube, do not provide...
Kendallville Bank Case Study
The Kendallville Bank Case Study explores potential material fraud at a fictitious regional bank. With a fact pattern revolving around the questionable accounting decisions of a star executive, this hypothetical scenario is designed to foster a greater understanding...
Carolina Wildnerness Case Study
The Carolina Wilderness Outfitters Case Study explores potential material fraud at a fictitious public company. The case can be used to facilitate a discussion about what steps to take when fraud is suspected in an organization. The case study also aims to raises...
Hollate Manufacturing Case Study
The Hollate Manufacturing Case Study examines a potential material fraud at a fictional manufacturing company to raise awareness of environments in which financial reporting fraud might flourish. The case study is accompanied by a discussion guide that provides a...