Master of Accounting Students Oriented on Fraud and Ethics
A lecture in April by the President of the Institute of Internal Auditors – Qatar Mr Sundaresan Rajeswar on “Preventing and Detecting Fraud in Organizations”, gave students of CBE Master of Accounting (MAC) Program an opportunity to better understand issues of fraud and ethics and how companies and countries address them.
Mr Rajeswar, who has more than 20 years of field experience in internal auditing in the Gulf and holds many professional titles, discussed relevant topics from his own experience on the symptoms of fraud in companies, controls and actions to be taken to prevent fraud, and how to detect fraud in one’s own business.
The subject matter raised several critical and timely issues on ethics and fraud, what motivates people to commit fraud, the psychology of fraud, and the realities that exist on the issue in developed countries as well as in developing and fast growing economies.
Mr Rajeswar’s lecture is part of the Visitor in the Classroom Lecture Series” launched by CBE Department of Accounting and Information Systems aimed at bridging the gap between practice and theory by providing opportunities for MAC students to learn first-hand from high-level professionals on varying subjects related to accounting in Qatar. Guest speakers are selected among the best in their field and their enthusiasm to add new perspectives to the degree program.
“This initiative received very positive feedback from students, and discussions at the lectures served to enrich the learning environment of the class, Department Chair Dr Helmi Hammami said.
The Department is working on enlarging its network of experts, with the aim to expose the students to best practices of accounting and related fields, he added further.