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Master’s in Plagiarism

by Bill Hayes

In Master’s in Plagiarism, Bloomberg Businessweek reports on how business schools are combating plagiarism.

 Cheating has generally been rampant at B-schools. Rutgers Business School professor Don McCabe surveyed 5,000 graduate students between 2002 and 2004 and found that MBA students cheated more than their nonbusiness peers. “Recycled essays are the biggest problem we see,” says Carrie Marcinkevage, managing director of the MBA program at Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business.

 Yet it’s becoming harder to fool admissions staff as a growing number of schools deploy plagiarism detection software. [more]