Principles of Management
This course can be used as a study resource, for professional development, or to earn college credit by passing a CLEP™ exam (multiple-choice examination). Each college sets its own credit-granting policies for the exam, so check with your college admissions office, test center, or academic adviser before taking the test.
The Principles of Management exam covers material that is usually taught in an introductory course in the essentials of management and organization. The successful student will understand fundamental management terminology, processes, and techniques and be able to apply that knowledge to specific problems. A broad knowledge base of the operational and functional aspects of management will be tested.
- Specific factual knowledge, recall, and a general understanding of purposes, functions, and techniques of management
- Understanding of and ability to associate the meaning of specific terminology with important management ideas, processes, techniques, concepts, and elements
- Understanding of theory and significant underlying assumptions, concepts, and limitations of management data, including a comprehension of the rationale of procedures, methods, and analyses
- Application of knowledge, general concepts, and principles to specific problems
Principles of Management
Management (or managing) is the administration of an organization, whether it is a business, a not-for-profit organization, or government body. Management includes the activities of setting the strategy of an organization and coordinating the efforts of its employees (or of volunteers) to accomplish its objectives through the application of available resources, such as financial, natural, technological, and human resources. The term “management” may also refer to those people who manage an organization – managers.*
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The Principles of Management exam contains approximately 100 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Some of these are pretest questions that will not be scored.
CLEP™ Score Information
Credit-Granting Score for Principles of Management
ACE Recommended Score*: 50
Semester Hours: 3
Each institution reserves the right to set its own credit-granting policy, which may differ from that of ACE. Contact your college as soon as possible to find out the score it requires to grant credit, the number of credit hours granted, and the course(s) that can be bypassed with a satisfactory score.
*The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated CLEP processes and procedures for developing, administering, and scoring the exams. The score listed above is equivalent to a grade of C in the corresponding course. The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. Visit the ACE CREDIT website for more information.*
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