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Northwest Missouri State University


Research and Comps

Research Component

A research component must be on file in the Office of the Dean, Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies, prior to applying for approval to take the comprehensive examinations. This may consist of any original individual or group research paper completed as a requirement for any M.B.A. course. A research component form may be obtained from the Graduate Office or from the executive secretary to the dean of the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies, and is also available on the Graduate Office website.

The student will complete the research component form, obtain the signature of the instructor of the course, and return it to the dean’s office. If the paper is the result of a group project, each member of the group may submit their form for the paper. Again, the form must be on file before the student will be allowed to sit for the ETS examination.

The dean’s office will forward the research component form to the Graduate Office. A copy of it will be kept in the student’s file in the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies office.

Comprehensive Examination – ETS

Students will take the Graduate Management Business Exam (ETS) during their last semester of enrollment. The test will be scheduled early in the term.

Students who desire to take the ETS exam should submit their application to take the comprehensive examination and to graduate to the Graduate Office no later than the end of the first week of the term in which they desire to sit for the exam.

Off-Campus Comprehensive Examination Proctoring Guidelines

If the student desires to sit for the ETS examination at a site other than the Northwest Missouri State University campus or the Missouri Southern State University campus, it is the student’s responsibility to:

Northwest will, upon approval of the suggested proctoring site:

The student who takes the exam at an off-campus site should be aware that the results of the exam may be delayed, as the written test must be returned to the test site for scoring. The student will be notified of the results immediately upon receipt by Northwest.