WAUKESHA, WIS.—In December 2011, Carroll University students in the Business Policy capstone course participated in the national Educational Testing Service Major Field Test for the Bachelor's Degree in Business. The class averaged 157.8 of the possible 200 points, scoring in the 82nd percentile. The national average is 150.3.
Minh Vu, a senior from Hanoi, Vietnam, placed in the top 1 percent nationally, with a score of 189. He is a business finance major with a minor in global studies, and no stranger to excelling at standardized tests. On the math section of the SAT, he scored a perfect 800.
Ever humble, Vu claims he's always been very lucky. But he does have to work for his success. He said, "I kept all my books and before the Major Field Test I studied chapter summaries and my class notes. The information came back quick; I remembered a lot."
The Major Field Test in Business contains 120 multiple-choice questions designed to measure a student's subject knowledge and ability to apply facts, concepts, theories and analytical methods. The questions represent a wide range of difficulty and cover depth and breadth in assessing students' achievement levels. The test is an assessment indicator of how an individual ranks nationally and of the strength of an institution's academic program.