Penn State online iMBA students in top 5 percent on national exam

Students enrolled in the iMBA program at Penn State's World Campus scored in the top 5 percent on the most recent ETS Master of Business Administration (MBA) Major Field Test, a comprehensive national assessment for program evaluation.

All 59 students from the Spring 2009 cohort of this online program, who graduated on Dec. 18, 2010, earned a mean test score that placed the Penn State iMBA Program in the 95th percentile, the highest possible category, of 130 institutions nationwide.

In total, 17 of the 59 Penn State iMBA students who took the Major Field Test scored at or above the 90th percentile of the 4,487 students who took the exam.

Administered by Educational Testing Service — the same company that creates the SAT, GRE and AP exams — Major Field Tests measure students' mastery of particular areas of study. The MBA Major Field Test consists of 124 multiple-choice questions, half of which are based on short case-study scenarios. Most of the questions require knowledge of specific information drawn from marketing, management, finance and managerial accounting, or a combination of these disciplines.

Penn State's online MBA degree is designed for professionals who have work experience in a wide variety of fields — business, engineering, health care, technology and many others — and seek to position themselves for growth in the global economic environment. The online iMBA curriculum is well suited for people with either business or nonbusiness undergraduate degrees. For more information, visit the Penn State iMBA website or call 877-574-4622.

Penn State World Campus specializes in adult online education, delivering more than 70 of Penn State's most highly regarded graduate, undergraduate and professional education programs through convenient online formats. Penn State World Campus is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education, which serves more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 114 countries worldwide.

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Last Updated March 21, 2011