In a remarkable demonstration of academic excellence, Nassima AitBenichou, a student at Al Akhawayn University (AUI), has achieved the second-highest score globally in the ETS® Major Field Test (MFT) in Business. Nassima's dedication and hard work throughout her academic journey at AUI culminated in this extraordinary accomplishment.
The ETS® Major Field Test (MFT) in Business, first administered in 1990, assesses the mastery of concepts, principles and knowledge by graduating Business students. To ensure fairness and content relevance, the test is revised approximately every four to five years. This test serves as a comparative data guide among 1500 universities and colleges. The content of the test includes topics from the following areas: accounting, economics, management, information systems, quantitative business analysis, finance, marketing, legal and social environment and international issues.
"This achievement is primarily due to the contribution of the School of Business Administration, the quality of education at AUI, and the support and assistance of all the faculty members who have supported me throughout my journey at AUI," humbly acknowledged Nassima. She attributes her success to the constant support and guidance of the faculty, the robust curriculum, and the enriching environment of the institution.
This accomplishment by Nassima exemplifies AUI's dedication to fostering an environment that nurtures academic excellence, personal growth, and professional preparedness. It serves as a testament to AUI’s commitment to providing world-class education, equipping its students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the global marketplace. As well as a testament to the exceptional capabilities of Moroccan students on a global scale. It not only fills us with pride for Morocco but also instills confidence in the potential of the Moroccan youth to achieve remarkable accomplishments worldwide.
Dr. Bensaid, President of AUI, highlighted the significance of Nassima's achievement, stating, "Nassima's feat goes beyond personal success to symbolize our students' exceptional ability to push the boundaries of academic excellence. It is not only a triumph for AUI, highlighting our leading role in shaping future leaders, but also a shining reflection of Nassima's unique aptitude to stand out on the global stage. Her success is a palpable source of inspiration for all current and future students, proving that commitment, dedication, and perseverance can lead to extraordinary accomplishments. She embodies the aspiration for excellence that we seek to instill in all our students, leaving an indelible mark on the Moroccan and global academic landscape."
Nassima's exceptional achievement at Al Akhawayn University aligns with the university's highest recognition from the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). NECHE, an accrediting institution renowned worldwide and trusted with accrediting institutions like Harvard University, has granted AUI a 10-year accreditation—the maximum duration attainable. This accreditation further solidifies the notion that AUI students can match the standards set by the best students worldwide in terms of the education and experiences they receive at the university.