ERIC Number: EJ1049516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
The Major Field Test in Business: A Direct Measure of Learning in Common Business Disciplines
Simmons, Susan A.; Jones, Wesley M., Jr; Bolt, Cynthia E.
Journal of Education for Business, v90 n2 p57-62 2015
Assurance of learning and its assessment are critical focal points in collegiate schools of business as programs strive to achieve or maintain Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation. Prior research suggests that student learning in business core disciplines can be measured by the Educational Testing Service Major Field Test in Business (MFT-B). What factors predict student performance on the MFT-B? The authors examined predictors of student learning not addressed in prior research. The analysis of this unique variable set consisting of high school grade point average, grade on an accounting competency exam, cumulative hours earned, and membership in the School of Business Mentor Association furnishes noteworthy, new insight to the understanding of factors that affect learning in business core disciplines.
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Education, Outcome Measures, Predictor Variables, Performance Factors, Educational Testing, Field Tests, Grade Point Average, Accounting, Grades (Scholastic), Credits, Group Membership, Professional Associations, Multiple Regression Analysis, Performance Based Assessment, Academic Achievement
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina