FHSU’s MBA graduates are among best in the nation on national field test

FHSU University Relations and Marketing

HAYS, Kan. — Students of Fort Hays State University’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship graduating with a Masters of Business Administration are ready for the challenges of an active business environment, according to results from a national test administered by the Educational Testing Service.

MBA graduates Eric Ladd, Topeka; Kristin Hines, Cimarron; and Alejandro Lopez, Miami, Fla.; scored in the top 10 percent, or 90th percentile, nationally on the ETS Major Field Test. MBA graduates Joseph Parra, Orange Park, Fla., and Clinton Goebel, Jetmore, scored in the top 20 percent, or 80th percentile. These scores place them among the top graduates in the nation.

“These scores demonstrate the quality of FHSU’s MBA graduates. They can compete and stand out when compared with graduates from anywhere in the country. We are extremely proud of them,” said Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Fort Hays State administers the Major Field Test in Business to graduating MBA students each semester. The Major Field Test was developed by leading educators, nationally, to assess the skills of graduating MBA students. In addition to factual knowledge, the test evaluates students’ abilities to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret material.

The Major Field Test provides an assessment of the students’ knowledge, faculty teaching effectiveness and areas of improvement in the MBA curriculum. The test consists of 124 multiple-choice questions, half of which are based on short case-study scenarios. Several skill sets are measured, including marketing, management, finance and managerial accounting. More than 130 colleges and universities in the U.S. administer this exam to their graduate business students.

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