TITLE

Does the GMAT Matter for Executive MBA Students? Some Empirical Evidence

AUTHOR(S)
Gropper, Daniel M.
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Academy of Management Learning & Education;Jun2007, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p206
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
I examine the relation of several factors, including the GMAT score, undergraduate background, and work experience to academic success in an executive MBA program. The GMAT score was found to have a weak, if any, relation to overall academic success for executive MBA students, although it was positively and significantly related to performance in a smaller set of first-year classes. I found work experience, particularly career advancement, to be significantly and positively related to overall program performance. The results also show some significant grade differences by gender, indicating that women performed as well or better than men with similar credentials.
ACCESSION #
25223459

 

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