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NNU senior business majors score in top five percent

April 24, 2009, 12:02 pm
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Northwest Nazarene University senior business majors scored in the top five percentile in a nationally administered test designed to examine students’ knowledge in the field of business.

The Business Major Field Test was administered to more than 83,000 students at 564 colleges and universities by the Educational Testing Services (ETS) of Princeton, New Jersey. The test is intended to compare the results of each school to other participating schools in an effort to improve instruction and learning. NNU’s School of Business has been administering the test since 1996, and this is the thirteenth consecutive year that the senior business majors scored in the top ten percentile or higher.

Especially noteworthy is the number of NNU students in the top tier of the national rankings. Of the test-takers, 22% scored in the 95th percentile, 37% scored in the 90th percentile and 52% scored in the 75th percentile. In addition, NNU’s results in each subject area were significantly above the national average with eight of the nine academic indicators in the top 10% or higher.

“The Business Major Field Test is a difficult exam,” said School of Business Dean Dr. Ron Galloway. “Many schools only test their top graduating students; however, NNU tests all graduating business majors. Their outstanding performance is evidence of the dedication and commitment of our students and professors. Our consistently high scores over the last 13 years prove that NNU’s School of Business provides a high-quality, world-class education. ”

The 2009 Business Major Field Test consisted of 120 multiple-choice questions. The questions spanned the full scope of business and included nine subject areas such as accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, quantitative business analysis and global business issues.

Northwest Nazarene University, a Christian comprehensive university, offers over 60 areas of study, master’s degree programs in eleven disciplines, accelerated degree programs, concurrent credit for high school students, and a variety of continuing education credits. In addition to its 85-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers programs online as well as in Boise, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and in cooperation with programs in 10 countries. Founded in 1913, the university now serves over 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 10,000 continuing education students, and 1,900 high school students through the concurrent credit program.


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