- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 149
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Certificate: Yes
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Course SummaryLet us help you prepare for the CLEP Principles of Management exam and earn three college credits with this test prep course. Use these video lessons to learn about organizational culture, management theory and workplace motivation, and then take the self-assessment quizzes to see how well you've understood the topics so you're ready for test day.
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About This Course
Earning three hours of CLEP credit can be as simple as devoting a few weeks of study time to our Principles of Management test prep course. With the help of our entertaining video lessons and quizzes, you can cover the same concepts addressed in a semester-long introductory management class, such as organizational change, strategic management, quality assurance, human resources and leadership theory.
Keep reading to learn why this course is one of the quickest ways to prepare for the exam, and find out how you can use it to earn a form of college credit accepted at more than 2,900 schools across the country.
Check out our CLEP Preparation resources! We've got CLEP courses to teach you the material, comprehensive CLEP study guides to help you study, CLEP practice tests to test your knowledge, and CLEP informational articles to get you up to speed on testing logistics.
Syllabus & Course Information
To ensure you have a firm understanding of management principles, CLEP test questions are designed to address a series of learning objectives. Our lessons are aligned with each of them, so that by the time you reach the end of the course you'll be able to:
- Compare and contrast the levels, roles and functions of management.
- Distinguish between classical management theories, including the work of Max Weber, Henri Fayol and Henry Gantt.
- Interpret behavioral management theory and studies such as the Hawthorne study
- Understand needs theory and diagram Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
- Distinguish between modern theories of management, including quality management and systems management theory.
- Break down quantitative management and the roles of branches such as operations management and information systems.
- Illustrate the types of planning and its function in management.
- Summarize the internal and external factors of organizational change.
- Understand organizing as a function of management.
- Model different types of organizations, including centralized and decentralized organizations.
- Differentiate between the different types of work teams.
- Examine leadership and its role in organizations and the difference between a manager and a leader.
- Explain leadership theory, including Fiedler's contingency theory.
- Analyze the role of motivation in the workplace and how managers affect motivation.
- Illustrate the communication process and the role of organizational communication.
- Describe controlling as a function of management and the steps in the organizational control process.
- Interpret the role of a manager in human resources, including hiring and staffing.
- Identify and explain the steps of the strategic management process.
- Analyze the decision making process and describe tools used to make informed decisions.
- Identify and explain the five principles of Total Quality Management and the contributions of Deming, Juran and Crosby.
- Relate the managerial functions in international organizations and characteristics of an international manager.
If this is your first foray into the field of management, we recommend starting with our introductory business course. A basic understanding of such topics as management functions, leadership styles and organizational structure could enhance your understanding of the management principles covered here.
This course is divided into 17 chapters containing a total of 139 lessons, each of which features a short instructional video taught by an experienced educator. There are also lesson quizzes, chapter quizzes and a final CLEP Principles of Management practice test you can use to track your progress. Additionally, if you have a question about course content at any point during your studies, our subject experts are here to help.
Principles of Management CLEP Exam Information
The Principles of Management CLEP test is designed to ensure you're familiar with the same management terminology and theory covered in a semester-long introductory management course. This particular class could be used to fulfill first- or second-year course requirements in a business major or a related field of study. Some schools might also allow students to apply a management course toward their general education requirements.
- Number of Questions: Around 100
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 90 minutes
- Number of Credits: 3
- Exam Cost: $85 (plus a small site fee which varies by location)
Principles of Management CLEP Exam Breakdown
|CLEP Exam Concept||Percent of the CLEP Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons (approximate)|
|Organization and Human Resources||15%-25%||20 questions||25 lessons|
|Operational Aspects of Management||10%-20%||15 questions||5 lessons|
|Functional Aspects of Management||45%-55%||50 questions||74 lessons|
|International Management and Contemporary Issues||10%-20%||15 questions||35 lessons|
Earn CLEP Credit
Our test prep course can help you turn just a few weeks of study time into the same three hours of credit you would receive for completing a semester-long management course, and for a fraction of the cost. Moreover, you can take the Principles of Management CLEP exam whenever you're ready.
Study Schedule for the Principles of Management CLEP Exam
Altogether, this course provides you with access to around 14 hours of instruction. You can complete the lessons at your own pace, of course, but we've included the chart below to give you a better idea of how much study time you can expect to put in before taking the test.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||Around 1 1/2 weeks|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||Just over 2 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||Just over 4 weeks|
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