ERIC Number: EJ1065797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Predicting MBA Student Success and Streamlining the Admissions Process
Pratt, William R.
Journal of Education for Business, v90 n5 p247-254 2015
Within this study the author examines factors commonly employed as master of business administration applicant evaluation criteria to see if these criteria are important in determining an applicant's potential for success. The findings indicate that the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not a significant predictor of student success when considering factors such as undergraduate grade point average and work experience. Furthermore, the results suggest that prior findings in support of the GMAT are the result of missing variables in the model specification. Our results show that undergraduate grade point average alone can be employed as an admission criterion and indicator of potential success in lieu of the GMAT; adopting this criterion instead can streamline the admission process while minimizing student expenses. Within the discussion section the author offers suggestions for reducing the need for the GMAT score information in the admissions process.
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Business Administration Education, College Admission, Success, Academic Achievement, College Entrance Examinations, Admission Criteria, Predictor Variables, Grade Point Average, Work Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Management Admission Test