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Empirical Evaluation of a Preliminary Model to Identify Low-Risk MBA Applicants

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  • Christo A. Bisschoff

    (North-West University, Republic of South Africa)

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    This article reports on the second stage of the model, namely to empirically evaluate the model’s performance and validity across all three of the identified categories. These categories are ‘Low-to-no risk’ applicants for the MBA; and those applicants who did not complete the degree in 3 years, classified as ‘Medium-to-low risk’ applicants who are expected to complete their degree in extended study year, and ‘High-risk’ applicants who are not expected to complete their degrees and who drop out of the programme. The final-year MBA students at the PBS in 2004 and 2005 served as the research population. The results were very satisfactory. Concerning the categories Low-to-no risk and Medium-to-low risk applicants, the model can be used as predictive tool, presenting a validity higher than 60% (p = 0.9) and 90% (p = 0.7) respectively. Caution, however, looms at the category of High-risk applicants where the model judges too harshly with an error of 13.7% (p = 0.7).

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    Article provided by University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper in its journal Managing Global Transitions.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 (Summer) ()
    Pages: 189-204

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