Advanced Standing Assessments (A.S.A's)

The Barton School of Business gives Advanced Standing Assessments as part of documenting business students' learning for our accrediting agency, AACSB-International. The Advanced Standing Assessments cover the background knowledge classes required for Advanced Standing that are prerequisites for upper-division business courses at Wichita State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Writing (College English, ENGL 101 and 102 at WSU)
  2. Public Speaking (COMM 111 at WSU)
  3. Mathematics (College Algebra and Business Calculus, MATH 111 and 144 at WSU)
  4. Financial Accounting (ACCT 210 at WSU)
  5. Managerial Accounting (ACCT 220 at WSU)
  6. Macroeconomics (ECON 201 at WSU)
  7. Microeconomics (ECON 202 at WSU)
  8. Business Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access; BADM 160 at WSU)
  9. Business Statistics (ECON 231 at WSU)
  10. Excel-based Statistics (ECON 232 at WSU)
If you are a current business major or a new business transfer student with 45 or more credit hours, you will receive an email listing the Advanced Standing Assessments you need to take, and telling you how to access them.

You will be required to retake the assessments that you do not achieve an acceptable score. Only one retake will be required -- you do not have to keep taking the assessments until you pass. You will NOT have to retake any classes! The Advanced Standing Assessments will not affect your grade point average (GPA).


  1. Identify any weaknesses in the students' preparation for business courses, so that we can work with Advanced Standing course instructors to correct any weaknesses for the benefit of future students.
  2. Reinforce the knowledge gained in Advanced Standing courses by encouraging students to review that knowledge before taking the assessments.
  3. Satisfy the requirements of our accrediting agency that our students are being assessed in these areas, and that assessment results are being fed back into curriculum improvements.

Assessment Format

There are 10 individual assessments. For each assessment, students take a short (20 - 30 question) multiple-choice test. The questions are similar to those typically given on final exams in the course being tested.

Exam Topics and Sample Questions