UNK MBA students in 99th, 90th percentile on national exam

Marsha Yeagley, senior lecturer of marketing and management information systems, 308-865-8345

University of Nebraska at Kearney MBA student John Roschewski from Kearney scored in the 99th percentile on the Major Field Test.

The Major Field Test, administered by ETS, is a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate outcome assessment that measures the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in a major field of study. ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually such as the GRE and the Praxis Series. These students were tested in the field of business.

The UNK College of Business and Technology also reported three MBA graduates who scored at, or above, the 90th percentile nationally.

MBA students Keri Carder of Albion, Ross Pierce of Verdigre, and Yauheni (Eugene) Prystupa of Brest, Belarus, scored in the 90th percentile.

“A high score on this test is not an easy task,” said Marsha Yeagley, UNK marketing and management senior lecturer. “Achieving such a high score means that they are among the most competent of business students taking this test. It reflects their hard work, conscientious nature, and indicates that they have a superior grasp of the information they were taught in university business classes.”

UNK graduating MBA students are required to take the test, which is administered in the spring capstone course, Management-Strategy and Policy.

The test is also administered nationally, and used by other institutions such as Texas A&M, Oregon State University and the University of Southern California.

The Major Field Test does more than measure students’ factual knowledge. The test also helps faculty evaluate students’ ability to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret material from their major or field of study.

The Educational Testing Service, the company that develops, administers and scores assessments, offers comprehensive national comparative data for the Major Field Test. This enables universities to evaluate students’ performance and compare their program’s effectiveness to programs at similar institutions nationwide.