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ERIC Number: EJ994149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
The GMAT as a Predictor of MBA Performance: Less Success than Meets the Eye
Kass, Darrin; Grandzol, Christian; Bommer, William
Journal of Education for Business, v87 n5 p290-295 2012
Consistent with previous research, the authors found that the combined use of undergraduate grade point average and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) verbal and quantitative sections successfully predicted performance in a master of business administration (MBA) program. However, these measures did not successfully predict the competencies that underlie managerial effectiveness, including communication, teamwork, decision making, leadership initiative, and planning and organizing. These competencies were better predicted, albeit imperfectly, by the analytical writing section of the GMAT. These findings are discussed with regard to the curriculum of MBA programs. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Management Admission Test