What is the BQSAT?
The BQSAT is a 30-question multiple-choice test designed to assess business quantitative skills. A passing score on the BQSAT waives the BUS 0103 course and satisfies the course prerequisite for OM 3020: Management Science.
What will the BQSAT cover?
The BQSAT will cover a variety of quantitative topics such as:
- Interpreting or solving ratios
- Converting fractions to decimals
- Converting decimals to fractions
- Recognizing common percentages (50% = ½; 25% = ¼, etc.)
- Ordering numbers less than zero by size [recognizing place value]
- Dividing fractions
- Plotting and identifying points on a graph
- Graphing lines
- Setting up algebraic equations to solve business problems
- Computing interest on a loan
- Solving for two unknowns using substitution
- Identifying and properly using relevant information to solve brief quantitative business problems.
There are no practice tests or sample questions. Many tutorials for the above topics are available on the internet or youtube. Use the topic above in the search bar to find possible pages or videos for review.
Who needs to take the BQSAT?
All students who are enrolling in OM 3020: Management Science and have the catalog year of 2013 to present. If you are unsure of your catalog year, please visit an evaluator for clarification.
How is the test administered?
The BQSAT will be administered as an online test through Canvas. Students can check for the course by going to my.csustan.edu, logging in with their warrior id and password, and clicking on the Canvas icon under the Learning Management System box. For test dates, please visit the Business Quantitative Skills Assessment Test homepage.
Is there a time limit for the test?
Students will have 90 minutes to complete the BQSAT. The testing window may be open for an extended period of time, but the test is timed at 90 minutes. Once a student begins the test, the timer starts on the test. The timer will continue even if the student logs out of Canvas.
What if I need accommodations for the test?
Accommodations for the test will be available through Disability Resource Services (DRS). To receive accommodations, you must be registered with DRS prior to the test date to receive the accommodation.
If you are currently registered with the DRS, please complete the testing card for BQSAT with DRS.
When will the test be given?
The BQSAT will be administered several times throughout the academic year. This includes the fall, winter, spring and summer terms. The tests will be conducted through Canvas. Dates and times will vary due to the academic calendar. Click here for upcoming test dates.
How do I register for the test?
Students will be able to register for a test date through the CBA website.
Is there a fee for the test?
No. There is no fee for the test, and no penalty if a student does not attend the test date on which the student registered.
What do I need to bring to the test?
Students will need access to the internet and a computer to access Canvas in order to take the test.
How will I be notified of my BQSAT results?
Students will receive an email from a specified CBA faculty or staff stating their results within two (2) to ten (10) business days of the test date.
What will happen if I pass the BQSAT?
You are now able to enroll in OM 3020, as long as the other prerequisites for the course have been met.
What will happen if I do not pass the BQSAT?
You will have the opportunity to take the BQSAT a second time. Please keep in mind you must either pass the BQSAT, complete ALEKS Essential Math Skills for Business, or complete BUS 0103: Elementary Business Quantitative Analysis before enrolling in OM 3020.
What is ALEKS?
ALEKS Essential Math Skills for Business is an online, self-paced program that can be taken to meet the BUS 103 prerequisite. There will be an out-of-pocket cost for the course. It will not be covered under financial aid.
Students will need to purchase a course code online and enroll with the instructor code. The instructor code will allow the Accreditation Analyst, who is the instructor of the course, to receive notification of progress and completion.
Students will need to complete the course by receiving 100% on the pie chart of topics to receive credit. Upon completion, the student will receive an email notifying the student that the prerequisite has been met.
What is BUS 0103?
BUS 0103: Elementary Business Quantitative Analysis is a two (2) unit course scheduled during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students can enroll in the course during the regular registration times each semester.
This course meets one of the prerequisites for students to enroll in OM 3020: Management Science.
A student must receive a passing score or "credit" to complete the course. A student may take this course multiple times until he or she passes the course.
Can I register for OM 3020 without the prerequisite?
Yes, but if you have not completed the BQSAT, ALEKS or BUS 0103 by the first day of class, the OM professor will administratively withdraw you from the course.
If I have questions, who do I contact?
If you have questions about your catalog year, please see an evaluator for clarification.
If you have questions about any else regarding the test or prerequisite, please contact Kara Herrick, AACSB Accreditation Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 667-3282.