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GMAT Scores and Performance: Selecting Students into a Graduate Management School

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posted on 1981-01-01, 00:00 authored by R Marks, P Watt, Philip YettonPhilip Yetton
Research shows that scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) are positively correlated with academic performance at graduate management schools. This study replicates this finding on Australian data and extends the analysis to cover performance at the individual course level as well as for aggregate grade point average. This traditional treatment of the data while directed at the admission decision is in fact structured to explain variance in performance. A novel analysis is presented in parallel which investigates the trade–off between Type I errors (rejecting a student who would pass) and Type II errors (accepting a student who fails). This reveals that, while GMAT may be a good predictor of performance, it is an inefficient discriminator for selection purposes. © 1981, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

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Journal

Australian Journal of Management

Volume

6

Issue

2

Pagination

81 - 102

Publisher

Sage

Location

London, England

ISSN

0312-8962

eISSN

1327-2020

Language

English

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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