Administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) to approximately 225 schools nationwide, the test assesses mastery of concepts, principles and knowledge by graduating MBA students.
This is not the first set of outstanding results for WSU’s MBA students. In the past five testing periods, they have scored between the 94th and 98th percentiles.
“When we see a long-term trend in the Major Field Test data, we go back and use that as part of our continuous improvement discussions,” Stevenson said. “We then make adjustments, so we get steady improvement in each individual emphasis.”
“We were encouraged not to try to study for the test as it covered such a broad spectrum of topics,” Lovell explained. “With that said, it is very apparent to me that the MBA program at Weber State takes the ETS test very seriously. Much of the material I saw on the test was familiar because it had been taught in one or more of the classes that I participated in while attending the program.”
“An MBA program isn't and can't be designed to make any student an expert in every discipline studied,” Olsen said. “However, each student needs skills to communicate with experts in diverse areas. Individual courses provide the breadth needed to understand each discipline. What was very helpful to me was the way the WSU courses layered on top of each other to provide additional depth and understanding beyond that offered by a specific course.”
Patrick Warner also graduated in April 2012 with an MBA and a graduate certificate in aerospace management. He was pleased to learn he had scored in the 99th percentile on the ETS test. He works at Hill Air Force Base as a civilian in electronics engineering. He said his education didn’t just prepare him for the test, but it also prepared him to contribute to the aerospace industry.
For more about the ETS Major Field Test go to ets.org/mft/about/content/mba.
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