Grades of the Management Program

This page will publish a brief statistical analysis of the student’s grades in the Management Program after each assessment element.

Midterm grades (1st semester, 2023-24)

  • Students enrolled in this course: 244
  • Students who took the midterm test: 206
  • Valid tests submitted: 198
  • Non-valid tests submitted: 8

  • Statistical overview (grade scale: from 0 to 20 points):
Students mean min median max std
198 14.7 2.6 15.5 19.5 3.13

  • Grades of all those who submitted a valid test: histogram

  • Global performance per question (all tests: Managament + Economics):

General comment

  • The grades are excellent, not only in terms of mean (14.7) and standard deviation (3.13) but also in their distribution, which moves along its quartiles as a shaped curve with a negative skew (median>mean), indicating that the most frequent grades are high.

  • The answers clearly show no outliers regarding intrinsic difficulties or interpretational problems: only two questions had a ratio of corrected answers less than 50% of the total number of responses. And we should add that one of them was easy to answer. At the same time, the second one was part of the exercises discussed in classes (it demanded some thinking regarding the concepts involved, but nothing very complicated).

  • From the 198 tests (valid) submitted, only 15 tests got less than 10 points in total, while 9 tests got less than 8 points.

  • We should also stress the 10 tests with grades between [19 ,20] points and the 15 graded in the interval [18, 19] points.

Final grades (1st semester, 2022-23)

  • Students enrolled in classes GB1 to GB5: 173
  • Students who have already passed the course: 140   (re-sitting not yet included)
  • Students who passed using the midterm and final tests: 109
  • Students who passed using the final exam: 31
  • Of all the students who completed at least one assessment (tests, and/or final exam), only 7 failed.

  • Statistical overview (grade scale: from 0 to 20 points):
variable mean min median max standard dev.
Students passed 14.9389 3.0 15.0 20 3.00
Midterm test 14.6172 8.85 14.8 19.7 2.59
Endterm test 15.8715 8.1 16.3 19.85 2.69

  • Grades of all those who passed: histogram

  • Cross-plot of grades: midterm test versus endterm test:

General comment

  • It’s worth noting the remarkable improvement in grades from the midterm to the endterm test (with the mean increasing by 1.26 points out of 20), which is easily visible in the cross-plot, where most grades are below the 45º line.

  • The grades are concentrated in the high-grade intervals, as can be seen in the histogram above. In fact, 88 students scored in the [15, 20] range out of 140.

  • 25 students scored in the [18, 20] range. In other words, around 17.8% of the students (who attended the two tests or the final exam) obtained grades associated with performance that is usually regarded as exceptional.

  • The number of failures is extremely low (concerning the students who sat the two tests or the final exam): only 7 students failed.