Central Christian College of Kansas’ Business seniors reach new heights

By KBBE News
April 30, 2018

Central Christian College of Kansas proudly announces its business seniors collectively scored at the 75th percentile in Major Field Test (MFT) in Business – increasing the ranking by 25 percentile points over last year. Seventy-two percent of the Central seniors taking the two hour, 120-point question exam, finished at the 50th percentile or better with the top Central student scoring at the 87th percentile.

As part of their required senior assessments for the Business Department at Central Christian College of Kansas, the senior business students participated in the Major Field Test (MFT) in Business, which is a service of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the same organization that sponsors the SAT’s. 

This is the fifth consecutive year that the Central business department has participated in this national assessment. During two of the first four years, seniors scored well as a group, scoring in the 50th percentile; meaning that Central scored better than half of all those colleges and universities participating in the business assessment. Last year, one Central student scored at the 92ndpercentile and another student scored at the 82nd percentile.

Over 50,000 students participate each year from hundreds of U.S. and foreign colleges and universities. Considering the likes of Baker University, Bethel College, Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Newman University, Pittsburg State University, and Washburn University also participating in the MFT in Business, this puts the business program at Central Christian College of Kansas in good company.

The MFT in Business is just one of the avenues the department faculty uses to assess their seniors. The significance of this type of assessment is that it compares Central’s seniors with other college and university seniors from across the country as well as foreign universities.

Central’s seniors are not simply capable scholars; they are also involved in many activities on campus. Over half of the graduating seniors are involved in Phi Beta Lambda, the business club on campus, where they participated in local activities as well as competed and won at state and national competitions in various academic events. During their Central tenure, these same seniors also helped raise $8,500 for the March of Dimes, a recognized non-profit partner of the Phi Beta Lambda national organization.

These seniors were also participants in varsity baseball, basketball, and golf as well as leading members of concert choir and the theatre program. Several of them participated in various internships related to their individual interests in accounting, marketing, insurance, etc. as well as served as leaders on campus in their roles as resident assistants. The top five seniors were inducted as members of Sigma Beta Delta, our prestigious business honor society. Central’s business seniors are well-rounded due to the many experiences contributing to their Fit-Four development.