Ethical Dilemma Bad Budget system or unethical behavior?

M7D1: Ethical Dilemma Bad Budget system or unethical behavior? This discussion is an application follow-up to the questions you completed in the lab last module.

Ethical Dilemma Bad Budget system or unethical behavior? ATC14-5

Answer the two required Questions (a & b). Note that Exhibit 10:19 of chapter 10 refers to the exhibit in the text.

This discussion question is based on ATC14-5 which is available in your textbook, chapter 14- “Planning for Profit and Cost Control”,  under “Analyze, Think and Communicate” ATC 14-5 (everyone should have access to the e-book through connect). This is part of the end of chapter questions towards the very end of the chapter and is the last question in that chapter.

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This discussion will be graded using the discussion board rubric. Please review this rubric, located on the Rubrics page within the Start Here module of the course, prior to beginning your work to ensure your participation meets the criteria in place for this discussion. All discussions combined are worth 20% of your final course grade.