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Business Management Aptitude Testing

Management Aptitude Testing

Management Aptitude Testing

William A. McConochie, PhD, et al.
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Management Test Description

Discover if you have the "right stuff" for a career in management!

The Business Management Aptitude Test is an Internet based skill assessment developed to assist in identifying key points relating to work behavior and motivation, and indicate possibilities for self-development. This information can also be helpful in deciding your future career direction.

Managers! Assess your employees to uncover the “diamonds in the rough” and confirm your instincts.

  • Chart progress of teams and individuals

  • Identify areas where training is needed

  • Compare your people to others in your industry

Business management as an occupational role can be conceived as influenced by many things. These influences on performance probably include the intelligence and personality traits of a manager, his or her formal training and experience, the viability of the company or organization overall, the business climate of the larger environment in which the business or organization is operating and culture-specific factors.

This business management test measure aspects of largely personality-based traits relevant to managing businesses. Scores on this test vary independently of gender, years of business training or experience, grade point average and gender. Most of the traits tested correlate significantly with one or more of the Big Five personality traits. Therefore, they tend to reflect personality factors underlying management aptitude. The Business Aptitude Test calls for judgment decisions.

This test was built by first interviewing several experienced business managers leading successful businesses in a medium sized American city. Test questions were written to capture important business decisions and administered to a sample of several dozen experienced managers. Item analysis determined the selection of the final items for inclusion in the test. The test was normed on the several dozen managers tested. The scores are normally distributed, in both business managers and in about two hundred business management university students subsequently tested. Factor analysis determined the 5 sub sections.

American students do as well as experienced American business managers on this test, apparently reflecting the personality rather than training-based factors underlying aptitude for making good management judgments. Students from Asia at an American university do much poorer than do American students on the Business Aptitude Test, apparently reflecting important cultural differences.

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