2017 Major Field Test in business

WWU seniors place in 97th percentile on national test of business concepts

In 2017, Walla Walla University senior business majors scored in the 97th percentile on the Major Field Test in business. The MFT, administered by the Educational Testing Service, measures how well students know core business subjects. Bruce Toews, WWU interim dean of the School of Business, describes it this way: “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. 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.”

While the 97th percentile is the highest overall score that Walla Walla University business seniors have received to date, these scores have been steadily climbing throughout the last several years. In 2013 WWU was in the 91st percentile. In 2014 that score had risen to the 92nd percentile. In both 2015 and 2016 the scores reached the 96th percentile. “We believe these stellar results reflect the quality of our students and our program,” Toews states.

The average percentile on the MFT for WWU students during the last decade is 91. These scores show that WWU business majors are learning vital business concepts remarkably well.

To learn more about studying business at WWU, visit the School of Business web page.

Posted Dec. 4, 2017

Business student with blue sweater and black and white scarf takes notes.
The average percentile on the MFT for WWU students during the last decade is 91.