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In an article published in the annual magazine, the Dean of ManTech

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In an article published in the annual magazine, the Dean of ManTech University stated his opinion that as the percentage of undergrads opting for a BBA degree increases, the enrollment in engineering programs is typically expected to decline. However, the stats related to course enrolments over the past decade collected by universities show that as the number of students opting for BBA has increased, the enrollment for first-year foundation engineering classes has been increasing. Clearly, the Dean’s opinion is incorrect.

Which of the following would it be most useful to determine in order to evaluate the argument?

A.Whether the article belongs to the magazine published in the past decade.
B.Whether the stats collected by the universities considered different kinds of BBA degrees.
C.Whether most students who enroll in BBA are swayed in later years towards computer science by the recent boom in the social networking climate in Silicon Valley.
D.Whether ManTech hires more engineering professors than BBA professors.
E.Whether a significant proportion of BBA candidates choose to enroll in introductory engineering courses to broaden their foundation

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Re: In an article published in the annual magazine, the Dean of ManTech  [#permalink]

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In an article published in the annual magazine, the Dean of ManTech University stated his opinion that as the percentage of undergrads opting for a BBA degree increases, the enrollment in engineering programs is typically expected to decline. However, the stats related to course enrolments over the past decade collected by universities show that as the number of students opting for BBA has increased, the enrollment for first-year foundation engineering classes has been increasing. Clearly, the Dean’s opinion is incorrect.

Which of the following would it be most useful to determine in order to evaluate the argument?

A.Whether the article belongs to the magazine published in the past decade.
B.Whether the stats collected by the universities considered different kinds of BBA degrees.
C.Whether most students who enroll in BBA are swayed in later years towards computer science by the recent boom in the social networking climate in Silicon Valley.
D.Whether ManTech hires more engineering professors than BBA professors.
E.Whether a significant proportion of BBA candidates choose to enroll in introductory engineering courses to broaden their foundation



Given : Engg enrollment decreased as BBA enrollment increases.
Trend is that , although BBA enrollment increasing ... Engg foundation enrollment increasing.

A. Wrong : As it is clearly mentioned 'Annual Magazine'
B. Wrong : As what kind of BBA degree does not matter as long as no info provided for engg as well.
C. Wrong : States compSc.... but nothing mentions about if CompSc is a part of Engg
D. Wrong : Hiring subject professor has no relation with the topic in discussion.
E. Correct :
Case 01: IF a significant proportion of BBA candidates choose to enroll in introductory engineering courses to broaden their foundation then it absolutely make sense that BBA enrollment is increasing and so as the enrollment at 'introductory engineering'. Thus enrollment at Engg could be low - Thus Dean's clain is validated.
Case 02: IF a significant proportion of BBA candidates choose to enroll in introductory engineering courses to broaden their foundation is not the case. Then BBA students are doing only BBA or non-engg stuffs and the Engg are doing fundamental engg courses.Thus in this case BBA number is increasing and so as Engg number. Hence it invalidates Dean's comment and validates the authors comment.
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