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An assessment of undergraduate business program admission and retention standards: Working paper series--04-11

Morgan, James and Tallman, Gary and Williams, Robert (2004) An assessment of undergraduate business program admission and retention standards: Working paper series--04-11. Working Paper. NAU W.A. Franke College of Business.


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Some business schools apply selection criteria to limit student admissions to their undergraduate program (major status). Other schools allow all students accepted for admission to the university to major in business. Still others allow freshmen to be admitted to the business major but apply performance-based retention criteria that must be met for students to continue as business majors. Where additional admissions or retention criteria are used, there appear to be substantial variations in the timing of the acceptance or retention decision, and a variety of alternative criteria are used in determining which students to admit or retain. This paper examines undergraduate professional program admission/retention criteria used by a random sample of one-fourth of all U.S. business schools accredited by the AACSB. Characteristics of admissions criteria across the schools in our sample together with some general demographic information about the distribution of schools are also presented.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Publisher’s Statement: Copyright, where appropriate, is held by the author.
ID number or DOI: 04-11
Keywords: Working paper, business education, retention standards, program admission
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: The W.A. Franke College of Business
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 21:47
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1576

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