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The Senior Exit Exam at the College of Business

University of Wyoming College of Business (COB) students are required to complete a comprehensive assessment during their senior capstone course, MGT 4800 (ECON 4240 for non-business economics majors).

This computer-based test, known as the Senior Exit Exam, is developed and administered by the College of Business. The Senior Exit Exam test content encompasses the core College of Business curriculum: accounting, economics, finance, ethics, legal and social environment, management, marketing, and quantitative business analysis (decision science).

The purpose of this exam is to assess students' mastery of core business concepts. A minimum score is required as a condition for passing MGT 4800 (ECON 4240). Failure to obtain this minimum score will require remedial work on your part. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to keep your materials from previous courses to help you prepare for this exam.

Students cannot graduate until they have passed the Senior Exit Exam. 

Some students find reviewing their business class materials useful before the exam.  The college suggests reviewing your class notes and textbooks.  If you do not still have your texts, a small library of texts in each area is available in the Management and Marketing office. However, there is no guarantee that the book you used will be there - simply books that we have found generally cover the material.  Further, links to additional review materials are attached to this website to help your study. We do not know exactly what will be asked on the exam, but the links provide a good review for you of the basics in each area. 

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Accounting      Management     Information Management 
Economics  Marketing  Legal Environment of Business   
Finance  Quantitative  Sample Questions


Senior Exit Exam FAQ's


What is the Senior Exit Exam?

This exam is designed to measure the basic knowledge and understanding achieved by senior undergraduates in their major field of study. Our scores are compared to other accredited institutions of comparable size, allowing employers nationwide to see that our students are getting a quality education.


Why do we have to take the Senior Exit Exam?

The data helps the instructors in the college by making sure they are teaching relevant topics to allow our students to succeed in the business world. It provides external validation of a student's education for all concerned.


Where do I take the exam? 

On-campus students

On-campus students will take the exam, as a group, in computer labs in the College of Business.  


Online students

An email will be sent with a list of proctors (for students within Wyoming). You need to contact the person and make arrangements to go to their office and take the exam. If you are outside of the state, it is your responsibility to find a proctor and have them contact us to get the information necessary to sign in for the exam. You can contact a library, community college, school district or government office. They need to be nearby during the exam, first to log you in and then to be available in case you get bumped out (rare!). 


Where do I sign up?

On-campus students

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Online students

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What format can I expect on this exam?

The exam is a multiple choice, online exam. You are allowed a pencil and piece of paper but no calculator. You have 2 hours to complete the exam. 


How do I know if I passed?

Students will be notified a week after the exam closes on whether or not they have passed.


What happens if I don't pass?

Each semester, a small percentage of students do not pass the first time.  Those who do not pass will be contacted to schedule next steps.


I thought this exam was called the ETS?

The Senior Exit Exam was formerly known as the ETS exam.

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