ERIC Number: ED248274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
GMAT--Fact or Fiction: A Look at the Validity of the Exam.
A research project was designed and conducted to determine specifically whether the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) has any predictive value in determining how well masters of business administration (MBA) students perform in graduate management education. Several types of information were drawn from the student files of 360 past or current MBA students at Arizona State University: demographic information, grade point average information, GMAT score information, grades in pre-requisite courses required for MBA admission, and grades in graduate level required courses. Pearson correlation was used to evaluate the relationships between GMAT scores and performance and grade point average in the pre-requisite and graduate level courses. The results indicate that (1) there is no significant relationship between pre-requisite MBA courses in terms of preparing students to take the GMAT; and (2) there is no significant relationship between GMAT scores and performance in graduate management education, with the lowest correlations between the GMAT quantitative scores and grade point averages. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Graduate Management Admission Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (Tucson, AZ, November 2-5, 1983).