Philadelphia, PA, August 07, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- GF Education Group Inc., the creators of the Certified Business Laureate Exam (CBL Exam), has closed a Series A funding of $400,000. The funding will be used for marketing, exam development and business development. The round was led by US NET Capital, with Crono Capital, AT Investors and individual angel investors participating.
The Certified Business Laureate Exam is a standardized business skills exam for undergraduates and entry level job candidates seeking corporate employment.
The CBL Exam serves to create a consistent distinguishing measure of business skills and knowledge across all entry level job candidates, as GPAs, majors, degrees and experience vary widely across geographies and campuses. At the same time, it allows employers to quickly filter and rank candidates, saving them time and money in the recruiting process. The CBL Exam, which is being offered at an introductory price of $250, is open for registration on www.thebusinesstest.com. The exam covers five key business areas: financial proficiency, basic accounting, general marketing, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and business writing.
Top scorers of the exam will receive free one-on-one mentoring sessions from Fortune 500 managers, have their resume sent to 80,000 recruiters around the country and be able to illustrate to employers their relative strength as compared to other applicants and peers across the country. Top scorers also are offered a full refund if they do not secure employment within six months of taking the exam or graduating college. Textbooks and practice assessments are available are free on the website.
Businesses will be provided with score results and the profiles of top candidate for free. The exam was developed through a collaboration of business leaders, business professors, economics professors and educators from top academic institutions including: Wharton School of Business; University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Loyola University Chicago; University of Florida; The Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Juniata College.
About GF Education Group
GF Education Group is a business-education firm committed to helping individuals distinguish themselves and quantifiably demonstrate their abilities to prospective employers. The firm, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, created the Certified Business Laureate™ Exam, a business aptitude exam and credentialing program that tests practical business knowledge in five key areas: financial proficiency, basic accounting, general marketing, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and business writing. The exam is designed to help entry level job candidates gain an important credential when applying for their first job and gives employers a free data point in their recruiting process.
For more information, visit www.thebusinesstest.com.