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The Principles of Management CLEP exam covers material that is usually taught in an introductory course in the essentials of management and organization. Questions on the exam require you to demonstrate knowledge of management functions and techniques, and ability to associate the meaning of specific terminology with important management ideas, processes, and techniques.

The examination contains approximately 100 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.

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Knowledge and Skills Required

Questions on the Principles of Management examination require test takers to demonstrate one or more of the following abilities in the approximate proportions indicated.

  • Specific factual knowledge, recall, and general understanding of purposes, functions, and techniques of management (about 10% of the exam)
  • Understanding of and ability to associate the meaning of specific terminology with important management ideas, processes, techniques, concepts, and elements (about 40% of the exam)
  • Understanding of theory and significant underlying assumptions, concepts, and limitations of management data, including a comprehension of the rationale of procedures, methods, and analyses (about 40% of the exam)
  • Application of knowledge, general concepts, and principles to specific problems (about 10% of the exam)

Exam Breakdown

The subject matter of the Principles of Management examination is drawn from the following topics. The percentages next to the main topics indicate the approximate percentage of exam questions on that topic.

Organization and Human Resources (15%–25%)

  • Personnel administration
  • Human relations and motivation
  • Training and development
  • Performance appraisal
  • Organizational development
  • Legal concerns
  • Workforce diversity
  • Recruiting and selecting
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Collective bargaining

Operational Aspects of Management (10%–20%)

  • Operations planning and control
  • Work scheduling
  • Quality management (e.g., TQM)
  • Information processing and management
  • Strategic planning and analysis
  • Productivity

Functional Aspects of Management (45%–55%)

  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Leading
  • Controlling
  • Authority
  • Decision making
  • Organization charts
  • Leadership
  • Organizational structure
  • Budgeting
  • Problem solving
  • Group dynamics and team functions
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communication
  • Change
  • Organizational theory
  • Historical aspects

International Management and Contemporary Issues (10%–20%)

  • Value dimensions
  • Regional economic integration
  • Trading alliances
  • Global environment
  • Social responsibilities of business
  • Ethics
  • Systems
  • Environment
  • Government regulation
  • Management theories and theorists
  • E-business
  • Creativity and innovation
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User Test Results for the Principles of Management CLEP Exam

187 users have submitted their test results to us since March 2016

180 (96.2%) of those users have reported an ACE recommended passing score

The table below represents our users most recent test results for the Principles of Management CLEP exam after using Credits4Less.

Note: The date shown below represents the date that they reported their score to us.

Feb 21, 2018Pass79
Feb 17, 2018Pass71
Feb 15, 2018Pass63
Feb 11, 2018Pass64
Feb 3, 2018Pass53

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