LSSU Business Students Score as Top in the Nation


SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Students in Lake Superior State University’s Lukenda School of Business demonstrated the strength of the business programs by scoring in the top 10 percent in the nation on the 2019 Business Major Field Test (MFT).

“I’m proud of how well our business students performed in this competition,” stated Dr. Rodney Hanley, LSSU President. “Their knowledge, dedication, passion, and success is a testament to the quality of education offered at LSSU.”

Graduating seniors competed with thousands of students from nearly 500 business schools across the US. The tests are used to gauge students’ knowledge of business.

LSSU scored at the 95th percentile or above in Accounting, Quantitative Business Analysis, Marketing, and Legal & Social Environment.

“This is another example of the excellent job that our business faculty do in preparing our students,” Lynn Gillette, LSSU Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs stated. “It showcases the quality of our business students.”

Eight LSSU Lukenda School of Business Students stood out as among the best. They are James McNeil (scored at the 99th percentile) from Escanaba, MI, Nicole Wymore from Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Michael Larson from Rapid River, MI, Evelyn Reeves from Johannesburg, MI, Cory Jansen from Somonauk, IL, Stephanie Flynn from Menominee, MI, Britani Douglass from Big Rapids, MI, and Jordan Van Loo from Charlevoix. Chelsea Ross from Pickford, MI, had a perfect score in the Management subsection of the exam.

“Our business students go above and beyond what is expected inside and outside the classroom. They lead trainings for area businesses, help community members during tax season, and apply their knowledge in management, marketing and leadership projects,” remarked Dr. Kimberly Muller, Dean of the College of Innovation and Solutions. “Faculty in the Lukenda School of Business all have industry experience and are fully committed to using their industry knowledge to equip students for success.”

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