The University of Phoenix is one of the most unethical companies in corporate America, and that is saying something considering that ethics and business seem to be mutually incompatible these days. The University of Phoenix is an online university whose programs have been the subject of much ridicule over the past several years as the university has focused almost purely on enrolment numbers rather than educational delivery. This has led to the University of Phoenix being referred to as the McDonald’s of higher education and an internationally horrible reputation.
The exchange rate of the Chinese Renminbi or the Yuan has always been a point of contention between the United States and China and even between China and the European Union. Thus, within business schools and political science programs this exchange rate issue and trade deficit concern has now become a hot topic for research papers. The reason for this is manifold but in essence China keeps its Yuan or RMB undervalued in order to bolster its export market.
Toyota’s problems with sudden acceleration are well-known. Toyota has long been an icon of quality and efficiency in terms of its production and manufacturing standards. Thus, business schools and graduate business programs have often assigned Toyota as the topic for quality based research papers about such topics like the Toyota Production System or TPS or the lean manufacturing process.