Student performance in an MBA program: Age, gender, country of residence and perceptions

Adela J. McMurray, Raj Sharma

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The importance of management education for society deserves in-depth research and studies for it is vital to a nation’s economic development (Rivera-Camino and Gomez-Mejia, 2002). Most universities agree that their prestige as an institution depends on the quality of their teaching and student learning.

Assessment is a means of becoming familiar with students, the quality of their learning and helping them learn. It is a way of reporting on their progress and a way of making decisions about their learning.

Assessment, known as measurement, is also about teaching and is viewed as being the servant of good teaching (Ramsden, 1995). Although the focus of assessment is learning, most would agree that learning and teaching as they relate to assessment are intertwined. McKenna and Williams (1997) and McMurray (2002) suggest that academics should consider redesigning the
methodology of business education courses to include more innovative teaching-learning approaches. Postgraduate students such as Master of Business Administration (MBA) students demand to be challenged through curriculum relevance. The relevance issue at the postgraduate level is handled by simulating real-life business situations (Cunliffe, Forray and Knights, 2002) experiences, curriculum and assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-31
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Institutional Research South East Asia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes

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