Predictors of Business Mathematics Grades
3 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2010
Date Written: August 21, 2010
This study attempt to investigate the determinants of the grades in mathematics courses taken by the students who graduated from College of Commerce and Economics (CCE), Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Five years data on grades in mathematics courses, gender and percentage marks in high school along with stream (arts or science) for all the students were obtained from admissions and registration department of the university. Ordinal regression analysis was performed to investigate the effect of gender, high school marks and prerequisite mathematics courses on the probabilities of obtaining the grades. This analysis reveals that high school marks have significant effect on the probabilities of obtaining a grade in business mathematics courses. Although it has been the general perception that females had higher probabilities of obtaining higher grades but it was not true when high school marks were taken into consideration.
Keywords: Business Mathematics, Grades, Ordinal Regression, Predictors
JEL Classification: C1,C2,C3,C4
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