MBA students are the biggest cheats of all graduate students, with 56 per cent admitting to misdemeanours such as using crib notes in exams, plagiarism and downloading essays from the web.
The statistic comes from a survey of graduate students to be published in the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal. The report is based on data from about 5,300 survey respondents at 54 colleges and universities in the US and Canada, including 623 students in 32 graduate business programmes...
Half the engineering students (54 per cent) and science students (50 per cent) questioned also admitted to cheating. And even among the most honest group, the social scientists and those studying humanities, 39 per cent admitted cheating.