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ERIC Number: EJ765369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
MBA Academic Performance and Type of Undergraduate Degree Possessed
Braunstein, Andrew W.
College Student Journal, v40 n3 p685-690 Sep 2006
Some researchers have found that students who have obtained undergraduate degrees in business perform worse in MBA programs than do students without undergraduate business degrees. This study splits a sample of MBA graduates into two groups--those with and without BBA degrees. Separate regressions are run for each group to determine which factors are most closely related to academic success (measured by overall grade point average) in the graduate program. Some clear differences between the subsets are found in terms of variables of statistical significance. Gender is a significant variable for the BBA group, but not for the non-BBA group. Years of life and work experience since receipt of the undergraduate degree is not significant for the BBA group, but is the variable of greatest statistical significance for the non-BBA group. Possible implications for admissions decisions are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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