MBA students bring in top scores on national MFT exam

05/15/15 mb/ks
Fort Hays State University students graduating with a Masters of Business Administration are ready for the challenges of an active business environment, according to results from a national test administered by the Educational Testing Service.

MBA graduates Jonathan Ahlvers, Monument, Colo.; Jeremy Hacker, Beloit; Brandi Obermueller, Lincoln; and Mary Swanson, Clayton, Calif., scored in the top 10 percent (90th percentile) nationally on the ETS Major Field Test. MBA graduates Kevin Brousson, Hays; Rachel Frische, Royal Oak, Mich.; Jeremy Jones, Jacksonville, Ala.; and Matthew Patzner, Great Bend, scored in the top 20 percent (80th percentile). These scores place them among the top graduates in the nation.

"These scores demonstrate that FHSU's MBA graduates can compete with graduates from anywhere in the country. We are very proud of them," said Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Fort Hays State administers the Major Field Test in Business to graduating MBA students each semester. The Major Field Test was developed by leading educators, nationally, to assess the skills of graduating MBA students. In addition to factual knowledge, the test evaluates students' abilities to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret material.

The Major Field Test provides an assessment of the students' knowledge, faculty teaching effectiveness and areas of improvement in the MBA curriculum. The test consists of 124 multiple-choice questions, half of which are based on short case-study scenarios. Several skill sets are measured, including marketing, management, finance and managerial accounting. More than 130 colleges and universities in the United States administer this exam to their graduate business students.

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