Case Studies

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.

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:

Carolina Wildnerness Case Study

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...