Information about both the internal capstone exam and the exteral (MFT) capstone exam is included on this page.
Internal Field Exam
This exam is designed to be the final exam in the capstone course.
- Minimum 20% weight of the final grade in the course.
- Three hour time limit. Proctors must ensure that students do NOT exceed this time limit.
- Live proctor is required for all delivery methods.
- The exam should be administered at the end of the term but must allow appropriate time for delivery of exam results, that is with at least two business days (Thursday & Friday) remaining before the end of the term.
- No notes, books or calculators allowed.
- The proctor/instructor will distribute and students must bring a clean copy of the case for (E)MBA 6611 and MGT 6685. The cases will be collected and discarded at the end of the test.
- Students take a version of the capstone exam specific to the concentration within their program.
- Because students enrolled in the capstone course may have different concentrations within their program, the capstone exam cannot be deployed in the instructor's shell. Instead, there are a number of designated capstone course shells in Blackboard (one per graduate concentration).
- No later than the end of the first week of the term, faculty will request from Sven Aelterman access to the Blackboard Capstone courses for the MSHRM, all applicable MBA concentrations, or all of the applicable concentrations of the MSM program, depending on the course to which the instructor is assigned.
- No later than the end of the first week of the term, faculty will request from Toni Robinson the proctor information for the Capstone exam for face-to-face and hybrid delivery.
- Faculty will access the MSHRM, MBA or MSM capstone courses in Blackboard to review student results and transfer those raw score results to the course grade sheet.
- Because all students are enrolled in those shells, it is imperative that faculty members never make any changes to exam settings, grades, etc. Faculty are enrolled with the role of Teaching Assistant for the purpose of retrieving grades only.
Online (eTROY) Sections
Face-to-Face & Hybrid Sections
- Global Campus testing managers Frieda Wilson and Antoinette "Toni" Robinson will enroll students in the graduate degree capstone courses in the appropriate CAPSTONE Blackboard course for those students programs.
- The enrollment is based on concentration information found in Datatel.
- Instructors should ask students to verify correct enrollment. It is especially important to distinguish between MSHRM (Master of Science in Human Resources Management) and MSM-HR (Master of Science in Management with Human Resources concentration).
Before any students are removed from the CAPSTONE Blackboard courses, both the SCOB Coordinator of Assessment (Bill Belcher) and Web/Technology Specialist (Sven Aelterman) must confirm that the student records (grades and question-by-question results) have been secured and are available for analysis.
External Major Field Test Exam (ETS MFT)
- Minimum 10% weight of the final grade in the course.
- Three hour time limit.
- Proctor is required for all delivery methods (ETS requirement).
- Test aids are expressly prohibited, to include calculators of any type.
- The ETS test should be delivered during the 4th or 5th week of the course and all exams should be completed before the 7th week of the course.
- Complete course exam proctor form (the proctor form link is available in Tech/Proctor Info area in Blackboard).
- Frieda Wilson will enroll eTROY students in the ETS exam and send login information to the proctors.
Face-to-Face & Hybrid Sections
Toni Robinson will enroll Southeast Region students in the ETS exam and send login information to the instructor or to a proctor who will deliver the exam for all students.
No later than the end of the second week of the term, faculty will request from Toni Robinson the proctor information for the ETS, Major Field Test. For those faculty who are delivering an eTROY course, only a generic username and password will be required. Faculty delivering an on campus course will need the Authorization codes for all students in the course, with the username and password.
Faculty will access the ETS Program Workshop site at http://www.programworkshop.com/, using the same username and password as was used to access the exams to review student results for their class (cohort), and will transfer the raw score results to the course grade sheet.