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ERIC Number: EJ872305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
An Empirical Investigation of MPA Student Performance and Admissions Criteria
Ragothaman, Srinivasan; Carpenter, Jon; Davies, Thomas
College Student Journal, v43 n3 p879-885 Sep 2009
The quality of a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) program, similar to other undergraduate and graduate programs in business and other disciplines, is typically directly related to the quality of its students. While there is a considerable published scholarly work on MBA student performance, there is very little research to predict student success in MPA programs and this study fills this important gap. In this article, the authors investigate the association between undergraduate GPAs, GMAT scores, age, and a few other independent variables and MPA student performance as measured by graduate GPA (GGPA). Correlation analysis indicates that junior-senior year grade point average (2UGPA) is most highly correlated with GGPA. The regression results indicate that 2UGPA and quantitative GMAT score are significant predictors of GGPA at 0.01 levels. Age was also a significant predictor of graduate GPA at the 10 percent level. (Contains 3 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; Graduate Record Examinations