Comparison of Applicant's Results for Studies from Russia and Vietnam at the University of Economics, Prague

Milos Maryska, Petr Doucek, Lea Nedomova
InSITE 2017  •  2017  •  pp. 023-037
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this paper is analysis of applicants for study at the University of Economics, Prague (UEP) that are coming from foreign countries. The second aim is to learn the graduation rate of foreign students.

Background: Knowledge about applicants results are important for changing entrance exams according to the changing situation in high school education systems and according to the changing requirements coming from teachers at UEP. The background question is, if the both components of entrance exams should have the same significance.

Methodology: Entrance exams results were analysed for 2009-2016 period. We used standard statistics methods supported by the IBM SPSS tool and Microsoft Excel. All data were processed by way of Microsoft SQL Server. We analyzed the faculties that require Mathematics and English entrance exams. We are comparing mainly results of applicants from Russia and Vietnam. For graduation rate estimations the logit model approach has been applied. The data for our analysis came from UEP information systems and hard-copy applications and were then set anonymous.

Contribution: Detailed analysis of situation at the UEP and guideline on how to process similar research at another universities. Paper offers comparison of Russian education system results in Mathematics and English with the education system of Vietnam. Further contribution is for Vietnamese potential applicants for study in the Czech Republic.

Findings: Based on our analysis, we concluded that total number of applicants for studies was 109,996 students at the UEP during the analyzed period and applicants from Vietnam 1,686 and from Russia 7,227. For studies were accepted 717 applicants from Vietnam (42.5%) and 1,986 applicants from Russia (27.5%). We were also able to prove a slightly positive correlation between the number of points obtained for the English entrance exam and the mathematics entrance exam. However, this correlation goes slightly downhill over time. Further findings are from logit model of correlation between number of obtained points and successfully studies completion. The border for effective acceptance of students from this data set is approximately 170 obtained points in entrance exam.

Recommendations for Practitioners : This analysis offers results of entrance exams on UEP from English and Mathematics. Recommendation could be held in comparison of education systems efficiency in Russia and Vietnam in these two areas with reflection requirements on students of economy at University of Economics, Prague.

Recommendation for Researchers: The way of analysis, number of analyzed sample, final data and conclusions from this research. Using logit model for study success rate modeling. Offer for cooperation in analysis of entrance exams data queues.

Impact on Society: Comparison of entrance exams results on University of Economics, Prague between Russian and Vietnamese applicants for study in the area of economics. Comparison of education systems effectiveness in Vietnam and in Russia in relation to economics studies in EU country.

Future Research: Process this analysis in longer period and extend for another countries and nationalities. Next step planned for this is year is analysis of relation among results of Mock Entrance Exams – Entrance Exams – Study Results. This is long-term plan. In next 5 years, we should be able to answer question if there is some probability, that students failed during standard entrance exams when these students pass mock exams for example because he was in stress?
mathematics, English, economic study applicants, Vietnamese students, Russian students, entrance exams
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