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DATE: April 15, 2004
UM-Dearborn's part-time MBA students rate high on standardized test
DEARBORN---Students in the University of Michigan-Dearborn School
of Management have the second-highest standardized test scores among
part-time MBA programs in Michigan, according to Business
The UM-Dearborn average Graduate
Management Admission Test score was 580 for the fall 2003 entering
class, including students in the evening MBA on campus and the online
MBA, according to Timothy Landon, director of graduate programs for the
UM-Dearborn School of Management. The GMAT is a standardized test used
by accredited MBA programs as one component in making admissions decisions.
The average GMAT score for all those taking the test worldwide is 528.
A score of 580 is at the 64th percentile.
In Michigan, UM-Dearborn's average GMAT score was second only to UM-Ann
Arbor among part-time master's degree students. Ann Arbor's MBA program
is consistently ranked among the top five in the world.
"There is clearly nothing to be embarrassed about in trailing the
entry scores for the MBA offered on the Ann Arbor campus," Landon
said. "But I think this illustrates that we attract high-caliber
students and are somewhat more selective than other MBA programs in the
Scores for other university part-time MBAs in Michigan were 574 for Michigan
State, 550 for Wayne State, 545 for UM-Flint, 542 for Oakland University,
524 for Eastern Michigan, and 500 for the University of Detroit-Mercy.
GMAT scores for students entering the online MBA program averaged 586,
slightly higher than for students entering the evening MBA on campus.
In the fall of 2003, a total of 451 students were enrolled in either the
campus or online MBA. Information on the School of Management graduate
programs can be found at http://www.som.umd.umich.edu/grad.
The webMBA Web site is http://www.webmba.edu.