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DSU Business Majors Place in Top 1%-tile

Posted on 1/7/2013

Two Dickinson State University business majors, Paul Nagel and Kathleen Strum, recently finished in the top one percentile in the Educational Testing Services (ETS) business exam given to graduating seniors. Additionally, business students scoring in the top 10 percent nationally include Samuel Brown, Paul Nagel, Carmin Klein-Papineau, Lisa Perichek, Kathleen Strum, Julian Suess and Katherine Wipf.

"Scoring in the top one percent nationally is a wonderful accomplishment," said Dr. Debora Dragseth, chair of the DSU Department of Business and Management. "As faculty we are extremely proud of these two scholars. We are obviously giving our students the skills and knowledge that they need to succeed in their careers."

DSU business students take the ETS exam at the end of their final semester prior to graduation. The online test consists of 120 multiple choice questions focusing on areas of marketing, management, finance, accounting, law, international issues and information systems. The university recently received the report with the scores for the December exam, in which 56 students were tested. As a group, the students produced a mean institutional score in the 72 percentile, scoring above 72 percent of 260 institutions who took the test nationwide.

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