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In its yearly review of MBA programs, an independent evaluator gave Smith Business School a dismal ranking in its student satisfaction category. In order to increase student satisfaction and its national ranking, Smith Business School has decided to spend over $50 million upgrading its facilities, including its library, classroom space, and lounge areas.

Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest reason to expect that Smith Business School’s proposal will be successful in increasing its ranking?

A. The student satisfaction category encompasses a number of subjective factors, including value, quality of faculty, and facilities.
B. Yearly program rankings are an important factor in attracting the best candidates to a school.
C. Smith Business School has already secured the $50 million needed to upgrade its facilities.
D. The students surveyed for the business school rankings indicated that the number and diversity of courses offered at a school was a large component of student satisfaction.
E. The students at Smith School that were surveyed for the rankings indicated that they were extremely happy with the quality of instruction, price, and diversity of courses at the school.

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In its yearly review of MBA programs, an independent evaluator gave Smith Business School a dismal ranking in its student satisfaction category. In order to increase student satisfaction and its national ranking, Smith Business School has decided to spend over $50 million upgrading its facilities, including its library, classroom space, and lounge areas.

Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest reason to expect that Smith Business School’s proposal will be successful in increasing its ranking?

A. The student satisfaction category encompasses a number of subjective factors, including value, quality of faculty, and facilities.--opposite
B. Yearly program rankings are an important factor in attracting the best candidates to a school.---Out of scope
C. Smith Business School has already secured the $50 million needed to upgrade its facilities.---out of scope
D. The students surveyed for the business school rankings indicated that the number and diversity of courses offered at a school was a large component of student satisfaction.---ok, but only a single reason is mentioned
E. The students at Smith School that were surveyed for the rankings indicated that they were extremely happy with the quality of instruction, price, and diversity of courses at the school.--yes ....almost educational and pricing factor is fine in the coll ...so others area need to be concentrated for higher satisfaction.
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New post 23 Mar 2017, 11:36
Though I got the option right by poe. But I still feel this is not correctly formed choice. Does anyone else also feel the same ?
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New post 24 Mar 2017, 06:53
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Though I got the option right by poe. But I still feel this is not correctly formed choice. Does anyone else also feel the same ?


No i think it is fine.

[quote]The students at Smith School that were surveyed for the rankings indicated that they were extremely happy with the quality of instruction, price, and diversity of courses at the school.[quote]

If students are satisfied with courses and other similar factors then only thing that remains are the extra-curricular stuff improvement, which they are aiming for, so if they can increase that, that would fulfill their objective. Hence, E.
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New post 24 Mar 2017, 07:00
A. The student satisfaction category encompasses a number of subjective factors, including value, quality of faculty, and facilities.--->It states a fact that students satisfaction includes some facts.But we don't know how many factors are included.So investing in few factors such as library, classroom space, and lounge areas could be outnumbered by other factors,which causes high level of dissatisfaction.
B. Yearly program rankings are an important factor in attracting the best candidates to a school.----> Just a stated fact.Irrevalent
C. Smith Business School has already secured the $50 million needed to upgrade its facilities.---->Irrevalent
D. The students surveyed for the business school rankings indicated that the number and diversity of courses offered at a school was a large component of student satisfaction.---> out of scope as we are focusing on dissatisfaction.
E. The students at Smith School that were surveyed for the rankings indicated that they were extremely happy with the quality of instruction, price, and diversity of courses at the school.---->It says that students are already satisfied with these factors so imprvong other subjective factors such as library, classroom space, and lounge areas could get the students satisfaction at high level.Hence right answer
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Conclusion - Spending 50 million on upgrading its facilities will increase satisfaction and rankings

A. The student satisfaction category encompasses a number of subjective factors, including value, quality of faculty, and facilities. Students value facilities as one of the factor, but it is not the sole factor. Without further information that other factors will not degrade, it is too early to conclude that satisfaction will increase. However, KIV this choice for now.
B. Yearly program rankings are an important factor in attracting the best candidates to a school. OFS.
C. Smith Business School has already secured the $50 million needed to upgrade its facilities. OFS. Financing funds is not part of the argument
D. The students surveyed for the business school rankings indicated that the number and diversity of courses offered at a school was a large component of student satisfaction.This choice is a weakener
E. The students at Smith School that were surveyed for the rankings indicated that they were extremely happy with the quality of instruction, price, and diversity of courses at the school.This choice is the correct answer as it eliminates few other factors which someone may point out to argue against the claim.
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New post 27 Mar 2017, 09:38
I still don't understand how E is a better answer than A.

Choice E) The students at Smith School that were surveyed for the rankings indicated that they were extremely happy with the quality of instruction, price, and diversity of courses at the school. --- Although students are happy with all these factors, how can we assume that the quality the university's library, classroom space, and lounge areas play a role in student satisfaction? It could play a role but it also could not. So I think it's hard to say that this answer choice provides strong support for the proposal's success.

Meanwhile Choice A) The student satisfaction category encompasses a number of subjective factors, including value, quality of faculty, and facilities. --- we know that libraries, classrooms and lounge areas (which is part of a school's facility) for sure plays a role - whether it be small or large - in student satisfaction. If we improve these areas (as suggested by the proposal), I am more confident that the extra funding can increase student satisfaction.

Can someone shed some light on my thinking?
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New post 27 Mar 2017, 10:37
Expert, I read all the posts but I am not convinced with the OE as E.

My analysis of the argument is -
Premise 1- Business school had a very low rating student satisfaction.
Premise 2- To increase Student satisfaction and National Ranking, School decided to spend 50$ in upgrading X Y and Z.

Now the question asking us to find an answer which provides STRONG support that School's plan will succeed?

Option E: just tells that students are satisfactory about A,B and C criteria. That does not mean if school works on X,Y and Z criteria, school will succeed. What if, if the school had many other areas to improve apart from A.
How does this bolsters the conclusion?? Please explain..
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New post 17 Aug 2018, 10:45
Although I landed up choosing my answer as E, I am still not fully convinced on D being an incorrect option.
Premise: factors x,y & z have been introduced to curb dissatisfaction

Choices D & E both signify that students are okay with factors others than x,y & z. Any thoughts?
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