Admission Math Level and Student Performance: The Case of the Economics Course at HD, Copenhagen Business School

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Abstract

In this paper we analyze the study performance data for three cohorts of students for the course in Economics at the Business Diploma (herafter HD) study program at Copenhagen Business School. Out main findings are 1) that students with the lowest level of math from high school are performing worse that the remaining part of the students and 2) the effects of signing up for an exam preparatory course by a private company does not improve the performance in a measurable way. For this latter effect we take selection into this additional course into account and use the prior participation of a student into such courses as an exogenous driver.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymposium i anvendt statistik, 26.-28. januar 2015
EditorsPeter Linde
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
PublisherDanmarks Statistik
Publication date2015
Pages239-253
ISBN (Print)9788750121718
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event37. Symposium i Anvendt Statistik - Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 26 Jan 201528 Jan 2015
Conference number: 37
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Conference

Conference37. Symposium i Anvendt Statistik
Number37
LocationDanmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)
CountryDenmark
CityLyngby
Period26/01/201528/01/2015
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la Cour, L. (2015). Admission Math Level and Student Performance: The Case of the Economics Course at HD, Copenhagen Business School. In P. Linde (Ed.), Symposium i anvendt statistik, 26.-28. januar 2015 (pp. 239-253). Danmarks Statistik.