ERIC Number: ED059687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Further Investigation of Predictors of Success in the MBA Program at Hofstra University.
This report is an amplification of previous investigations at Hofstra that attempted to identify useful predictors of success in the MBA program with particular emphasis on the Admission Test for Graduate Study in Business (ATGSB). A group of 26 MBA students who graduated in June 1970 and February 1971 were compared with a group of 17 students who had withdrawn from the program at earlier points. Five predictor variables were established: undergraduate GPA; undergraduate business concentration GPA; total, quantitative, and qualitative scores on the ATGSB; graduation versus withdrawal; and overall graduate GPA. The results of the study show that undergraduate GPA and undergraduate business concentration GPA are the most effective success predictors. The ATGSB, however, proved to be the least effective predictor, and little support can be given to the continued use of this test as one of the admission criteria. (Author/HS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Business Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Predictive Measurement, Predictor Variables
Hofstra University; Center for the Study of Higher Education, Hempstead, New New York
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Center for the Study of Higher Education.