SBM students outshine US counterparts

SHARJAH — Graduating students from the School of Business and Management (SBM) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) have outperformed their counterparts at universities in the US in the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Business Field Exam, according to preliminary reports received recently by SBM.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 1 Jun 2005, 10:19 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:55 PM

The Business Field Exam is usually given by schools of business in the US to graduating seniors as part of an overall curriculum assessment strategy. This exam was conducted recently at SBM for all its graduating seniors taking the MGT406 course.

According to the preliminary data received from ETS, the SBM students scored higher than the mean score of the US universities that participated in the ETS exam. In addition, SBM students scored higher than the mean score in all the topics covered in the exam except for Quantitative Business Analysis and Legal and Social Environment. Besides, approximately a third of SBM students scored higher than 80 per cent of the entire student group that took the ETS exam in the US last year. Furthermore, the majority of SBM students who took the ETS exam, or 89 per cent, had a raw score above 70 per cent on the ETS exam.

The ETS Business Field Exam is administered widely across business schools in the US and around the world. Last year, 80,044 exams were administered in the US and certain international locations at 469 universities.

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