COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – Walla Walla University business majors seem to be learning vital business concepts very well, says the local university. This year, senior business majors scored in the 97th percentile on the Major Field Test (MFT) in business. The average percentile on the MFT for WWU students in the past has been 91, says WWU. The purpose of the MFT is to determine how well students have learned and retained core business subjects. “We believe these stellar results reflect the quality of our students and our program,” said Bruce Toews, WWU interim dean of the School of Business.
“Each year our seniors, along with tens of thousands of seniors from hundreds of other business schools across the nation, take a comprehensive exam called the Major Field Test in business,” said Toews. “This test covers how much our seniors know about accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, business law, quantitative analysis, information systems, and international business. Over the last five years, our seniors have averaged in the top 5th percentile of business schools that took the test.”
WWU says that it has seen scores climbing throughout the last several years. In 2013 business seniors were in the 91st percentile, in 2014 that score rose to the 92nd percentile, and for the last two years the scores have been in the 96th percentile.