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Hacking Into Harvard Discussion Questions: 1. Suppose that you had been one of the MBA applicants who stumbled across an opportunity to learn your results early. What would you have done, and why? Would you have considered it a moral decision? If so, on what basis would you have made it?
I would have not made the decision to learn my results early and honestly it would have been from fear of being caught or someone finding out which could possible ruin my chances at something great.
Not checking would have been the moral thing to do. This is because if we were allowed to view early we would not have stumbled across the way to do it, it would have been provided to you, and those are two different things.

2. Assess the morality of what the curious applicants did from the point of view of egoism, utilitarianism, Kant’s ethics, Ross’s pluralism, and rule utilitarianism.
Egoism: They were morally right as long as their actions promote their long term interest helps the greater good.
Utilitarianism: If the actions balance, good over bad for everyone affected by the actions they were morally correct.
Kant’s Ethics: If it was not done in the sense of duty because action out of own desires, inclination or self- interest the actions are morally wrong.
Ross’s Pluralism: Moral duty cannot be reduced to the single obligation to make the most of happiness so they were morally wrong.
Rule Utilitarianism: There should be standards moral principles so the actions could actually be morally right.
5. Assess the argument that the applicants who snooped were just engaging in the type of bold and aggressive behavior that makes for business success. In your view, are these applicants likely to make good business leaders? What about the argument that it’s really the fault of the universities for not having more secure procedures, not the fault of the applicants who…...

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