Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Business Administration


College of Business and Public Administration

First Advisor

Bhuyan, Rafiqul

Second Advisor

Sun, Hua

Third Advisor

Chen, Rong


The purpose of this study is to determine the causes for financial distress which lead to bankruptcy and identify which of the five models used in this paper is more accurate in forecasting bankruptcy. It analyzes the changes in market, policy, economy, and political influence which leads to bankruptcy. Methodologies chosen to investigate financial distress and bankruptcy in this paper are Moody's, Standard and Poor's, Vaziri's, Z-score Model, and Logit Model. Data was collected from various websites to perform the analysis.

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