Prometric Launches New DSST Exam in Business Ethics and Society

BALTIMORE, MD. January 11, 2010 — Prometric, the leading global provider of technologyenabled testing and assessment services and the administrator of the DSST™ Credit by Exam Program, is excited to announce the launch of a new addition to its family of DSST exams: Business Ethics & Society.  The newly available Business Ethics & Society exam marks the 38th subject area in which students can earn college credit with a passing score. Like other exams in Prometric’s DSST suite, this exam is accessible in electronic or paper and pencil format. Consistent with other DSST exams, the new Business Ethics & Society exam is made up of 100 multiple choice questions and students have up to two hours to complete the exam. Major content areas covered on the exam include:

  • Business Ethics
  • Moral Philosophies and Business Ethics
  • Social Responsibilities of Business
  • Regulation of Business
  • Employer-Employee relations
  • Ethics of Information
  • Ethics in International Business
  • Corporations and stakeholders
  • Ecology and Global Business
  • Business and Government

The American Council on Education (ACE) has evaluated and recommended the new exam to be equivalent to a 3-credit course in the upper baccalaureate division. A detailed Fact Sheet with sample questions and recommended study materials have now been made available on the DSST exam website,

“We’re excited to offer this new exam as part of our credit by exam program and are confident that many adult learners in the workforce likely already have a level of familiarity with this timely and relevant subject,” said Giannina Rachetta, DSST Product Marketing Manager at Prometric. “The successful release and subsequent ACE accreditation reinforces our commitment to provide an alternative, affordable and flexible learning path to all students – young and old.”

Over the past two years, 14 of Prometric’s 38 DSST exams were refreshed in content and rerecommended by the ACE for college credit. A complete listing of exam titles, preparation materials and other information can be found by visiting

About the DSST Program

The DSST credit by exam program gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for life experience as a form of prior learning assessment.  Recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE), the 38 exams are offered in diverse college subject areas such as Social Sciences, Math, Applied Technology, Business, Physical Sciences and Humanities. Learners who take and pass a DSST exam are given college credit applied toward their degree by over 1,900 accepting colleges and universities. DSST exams are administered by more than 1,200 colleges, universities and military facilities worldwide. The DSST program is owned by Prometric, the global leader in testing and assessment, and has been placing students on the fast track to college degrees since 1974.

About Prometric

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is the recognized global leader in technologyenabled testing and assessment services. Its comprehensive suite of services, including test development, test delivery and data management capabilities, allows clients to develop and launch global testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers more than seven million tests a year on behalf of 450 clients in the academic, professional, healthcare, government, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 10,000 test centers in 163 countries. For more information, please visit

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