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MB0041 Q.2a. List the accounting standards issued by ICAI.

Answer: To bring uniformity in terminology, accounting concepts, conventions, and assumptions, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) established Accounting Standards Board (ASB) in 1977. An Accounting Standard is a selected set of accounting policies or broad guidelines

Example: While depreciating an asset the practice of adopting straight line method or diminishing balance method or any other method is a convention regarding the principles and methods to be chosen out of several alternatives. There are altogether 32 accounting standards issued by ASB out of which, one standard (AS8) has been withdrawn pursuant to AS26 becoming mandatory.

MB0041 Q.1 Assure you have just started a Mobile store. You sell mobile sets and currencies of Airtel, Vodaphone, Reliance and BSNL. Take five transactions and prepare a position statement after every transaction. Did you firm earn profit or incurred loss at the end? Make a small comment on your financial position at the end.

Anyone have answer of this then please send to smumba.tk@gmail.com to post here.

MB0040 Q1 (b) A town has 15 neighbourhoods. If you interviewed everyone living in one particular neighbourhood, would you be interviewing a population or a sample from the town? Would this be a random sample? If you had a list of everyone living in the town, called a frame, and you randomly selected 100 people from all neighbourhoods, would this a random sample?

Answer: (b) If want to do statistic in a particular area and interviewed everyone then it is called as population and if you doing statistic analysis for a town and interviewed only 15 neighborhoods then it is called that interviewing a sample from town. It is also called “chunk” which refers to the fraction of the population being investigated which is selected neither by probability nor by judgment.

Moreover, a list or framework should be available for the selection of the sample. It is used to make pilot studies. However, there is a high chance of bias being introduced.

If you had a list of everyone living in the town, called a frame, and you randomly selected 100 people from all neighborhoods, then this called a random sample.

MB0040 Q1. (a) What is the difference between a qualitative and quantitative variable?

Answer:
(a) Qualitative data deals with meanings while quantitative data deals with numbers. Qualitative data describes properties or characteristics that are used to identify things. Quantitative data describes data in terms of quantity using the numerical figure accompanied by measurement unit. Statistics deals only with quantitative data.
Statistics deals with numerical data, which can be expressed in terms of quantitative measurements. So, the qualitative phenomenon like beauty, intelligence cannot be expressed numerically and any statistical analysis cannot be directly applied on these qualitative phenomena. But Statistical techniques may be applied

MB0039 Q.1 Explain the different types of communication with relevant examples.

Answer:
Broadly, communication may be divided into two areas – verbal and nonverbal communication.
Verbal communication, or communication through words, provides the opportunity for personal contact and two-way flow of information. A large part of our communication, whether at work or outside, is verbal in nature.
Verbal communication in turn, may be divided into two areas – oral and written communication.
Oral communication may be defined as a process whereby a speaker interacts verbally with one or more

MB0038 Q.1 Write a note on the managerial roles and skills.

Answer:
According to Mintzberg (1973), managerial roles are as follows:
1. Informational roles
2. Decisional roles
3. Interpersonal roles

1. Informational roles: This involves the role of assimilating and disseminating information as and when required. Following are the main sub-roles, which managers often perform:

a. Monitor – collecting information from organizations, both from inside and outside of the organization

MB0038 – Management Process and Organization Behavior - Jan 2011

Jan 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 1
MB0038 – Management Process and Organization Behavior - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1127)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Write a note on the managerial roles and skills. [10] [10]
Q.2 Explain the social learning theory in detail. [10] [10]
Q.3 Explain the Big 5 model of personality. [10]
Q.4 What are the different factors influencing perception? [10] [10]
Q.5 Write a note on contemporary work cohort. [10]
Q.6 What are the special issues in motivation? Discuss
Jan 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 1
MB0038 – Management Process and Organization Behavior - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1127)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the theories of emotion. [10]
Q.2 . Discuss the techniques of decision making in groups. [10]
Q.3 Elaborate the different stages in process of conflict. [10]
Q.4 Write a note on GAS ( General Adaptation Syndrome). [10]
Q.5Discuss the power and influence tactics .[10]
Q.6 Explain the characteristics of organization Development. [10]

MB0039 – Business Communication - February 2011

Answer coming soon... February 2011
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 1
MB0039 – Business Communication - 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the different types of communication with relevant examples. (10 marks)
Q.2 What are the general principles of writing especially business writing? (10 marks)
Q.3 How would you prepare yourself for an oral business presentation? (10 marks)
Q.4 You are a team manager having 15 members in your team. Two of your key team members are on 3-weeks leave. You have to call for a monthly team meeting within a week. How effectively you would plan and carry out this meeting? (10 marks)
Q. 5 Distinguish between circulars and notices along with formats. (10 marks)
Q. 6 You are a sales manager for a particular brand of mixer and blender. Frame a sample bad news letter telling a customer about that her claim for the product replacement is rejected on the grounds that the product didn’t have any defect during the sale. (10 marks)
February 2011
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 1
MB0039 – Business Communication - 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 As a part of top management team, how would you communicate to your shareholders about the company’s expansion plans? (10 marks)
Q.2 ABC Ltd. wants to communicate about its corporate image to all its stakeholders and also to the general public. As an advisor, how do you recommend them to do it? (10 marks)
Q.3 What is oral business communication? Explain its benefits to the organisation and to the individual employee. (10 marks)
Q.4. Give short notes on communication network in the organisation. (10 marks)
Q. 5 What are the different types of business letters? Explain with example. (10 marks)
Q. 6 Prepare your resume highlighting your personal achievements, job experience if any and educational background. Also prepare a cover letter to the organisation where you want to apply and the position to be applied for. (10 marks)
Answer coming soon... Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 1
Subject Code – MB0041
Subject Name – Financial and Management Accounting
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1130)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Assure you have just started a Mobile store. You sell mobile sets and currencies of Airtel, Vodaphone, Reliance and BSNL. Take five transactions and prepare a position statement after every transaction. Did you firm earn profit or incurred loss at the end? Make a small comment on your financial position at the end. [10 Marks]
Q.2a. List the accounting standards issued by ICAI. [5 Marks]
2b. Write short notes of IFRS. [5 Marks]
Answer:
To bring uniformity in terminology, accounting concepts, conventions, and
assumptions, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
established Accounting Standards Board (ASB) in 1977. An Accounting
Standard is a selected set of accounting policies or broad guidelines
Example: While depreciating an asset the practice of adopting
straight line method or diminishing balance method or any other
method is a convention
Financial and Management Accounting Unit 2
Sikkim Manipal University Page No. 24
regarding the principles and methods to be chosen out of several
alternatives. There are altogether 32 accounting standards issued by ASB
out of which, one standard (AS8) has been withdrawn pursuant to AS26
becoming mandatory.

Q.3 Prepare a Three-column Cash Book of M/s Thuglak & Co. from The following particulars: [10 Marks]
20X1 Jan 1. Cash in hand Rs. 50,000, Bank Overdraft Rs. 20,000
2. Paid into bank Rs. 10,000
3. Bought goods from Hari for Rs, 200 for each
4. Bought goods for Rs. 2,000 paid cheque for them, discount allowed 1%
5. Sold goods to Mohan for each Rs. 1.175
6. Received a cheque from Shyam to whom goods were sold for Rs. 800.Discount allowed 12.5%
7. Shyam’s cheque deposited into bank
8. Purchased an old typewriter for Rs. 200 , Spent Rs. 50 on its repairs
9. Bank notified that Shyam’s cheque has been returned dishonored and debited the account in respect of charges Rs. 10
10. Received a money order Rs. 25 from Hari
11. Shyam settled his account by means of a cheque for Rs. 820, Rs. 20 being for interest charged.
12. Withdrew from the bank Rs. 10,000
18. Discounted a B/E for Rs. 1,000 at 1% through bank
20. Honored our own acceptance by cheque Rs. 5,000
22. Withdrew fir personal use Rs. 1,000
24. Paid tread expenses Rs. 2,000
25. Withdrew from bank for private expenses Rs. 1,500
26. Purchased machinery from Rajiv for 5,000 and paid him by means of a bank draft purchased for Rs. 5,005
27. Issued cheque to Ram Saran for cash purchased of furniture Rs. 1,575
28. Received a cheque for commission Rs. 500 from R.& Co. and deposited into bank
29. Ramesh who owned us Rs. 500 became bankrupt and paid us 50 paise in the rupee
30. Received payment of a loan of Rs. 5,000 and deposited Rs. 3,000 out of into bank
31. Paid rent to landlord “Mohan” by cheque of Rs. 220
31. Interest allowed by bank Rs. 30
31. Half-yearly bank charges Rs. 50



Q.4 Choose an Indian Company of your choice that has adopted Balance Score Card and detail on it. [10 Marks]
Q.5 From the following data of Jagdish Company prepare (a) a statement of source and uses of working capital (funds) (b) a schedule of changes in working capital
Assets 2008 2007
Cash 1,26,000 1,14,000
Short-term investment 42,400 20,000
Debtors 60,000 50,000
Stock 38,000 28,000
Long term Investment 28,000 44,000
Machinery 2,00,000 1,40,000
Building 2,40,000 80,000
Land 14,000 14,000
Total 7,48,400 4,90,000
Liabilities and Equity
Accumulated depreciation 1,10,000 60,000
Creditors 40,000 30,000
Bills Payable 20,000 10,000
Secured loans 2,00,000 1,00,000
Share capital 2,20,000 1,60,000
Share premium 24,000 Nil
Reserves and surplus 1,34,400 1,30,000
Total 7,48,400 4,90,000

Income statement
Sales 2,40,000
Cost of goods sold 1,34,600
Gross Profit 1,05,200
Less Operating expenses:
Depreciation – machinery 20,000
Depreciation – building 32,000
Other expenses 40,000 92,000
Net profit from operation 13,200
Gain on sale on long-term investment 4,800
Total 18,000
Loss on sale of machinery 2,000
Net Profit 16,000

Adjustments:
1) Machinery worth Rs.70000 was purchased and worth Rs.10000 was sold during the year [Accumulated depreciation on machinery is Rs.18000 after adjusting depreciation on machinery sold]. Proceeds from the sale of machinery were Rs.6000
2) Dividends paid during the year Rs.11600 [ 10 Marks]
Q.6 What is a cash budget? How it is useful in managerial decision making? [10 Marks]
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 1
Subject Code – MB0041
Subject Name – Financial and Management Accounting
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1130)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Selected financial information about Vijay merchant company is given below:
2010 2009
Sales 69,000 43,000
Cost of Goods Sold 57,000 32,500
Debtors 7,200 3,000
Inventories 11,400 5,500
Cash 1,500 800
Other current assets 4,000 2,700
Current liabilities 16,000 11,000


Compute the current ratio, quick ratio, average debt collection period and inventory turnover for 2009 and 2010. State whether there is a favorable or unfavorable change in liquidity from 2009 to 2010. At the beginning of 2009, the company had debtors of Rs..2500 and inventory of Rs.3000. [10 Marks]
Q.2 Explain different methods of costing. Your answer should be studded with examples (preferably firm name and product) for each method of costing.
[10 Marks]
Q.3 State the importance of differentiating between the fixed costs and variable costs in managerial decision. [10 Marks]
Q.4 Following are the extracts from the trial balance of a firm as at 31st March 2009
Name of the account Dr Cr
Sundry debtors 2,05,000
Bad debts 3,000

Additional Information
1) After preparing the trial balance, it is learnt that Mr.X a debtor has become insolvent and nothing could be recoverd from him and, therefore the entire amount of Rs.5,000 due from him was irrecoverable.
2) Create 10% provision for doubtful debt.
Required: Pass the necessary journal entries and show the sundry debtors Spring 2011(Feb-July)

account, bad debts account, provision for doubtful debts account, P&L a/c and Balance sheet as at 31st March 2009. [10 Marks]
Q.5 A change in credit policy has caused an increase in sales, an increase in discounts taken, a decrease in the amount of bad debts, and a decrease in investment in accounts receivable. Based upon this information, the company’s (select the best one and give reason)
1) Average collection period has decreased
2) Percentage discount offered has decreased
3) Accounts receivable turnover has decreased
4) Working Capital has increased.
[10 Marks]
Q.6 Identify the users of accounting information. [10 Marks

MB0042 – Managerial Economics Feb drive 2011

Answer coming soon... Feb drive 2011
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester I
MB0042 – Managerial Economics - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B0908)
Assignment Set- 1 ( 60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Price elasticity of demand depends on various factors. Explain each factor with the help of an example.
Q.2 A company is selling a particular brand of tea and wishes to introduce a new flavor. How will the company forecast demand for it ?
Q.3 The supply of a product depends on the price. What are the other factors that will affect the supply of a product.
Q.4 Show how producers equilibrium is achieved with isoquants and isocost curves.
Q.5 Discuss the full cost pricing and marginal cost pricing method. Explain how the two methods differ from each other.
Q.6 Discuss the price output determination using profit maximization under perfect competition in the short run.
[Type text] [Type text] Feb drive 2011
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester I
MB0042 – Managerial Economics - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B0908)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Income elasticity of demand has various applications. Explain each application with the help of an example.
Q.2 When is the opinion survey method used and what is the effectiveness of the method. Q.3 Show how price is determined by the forces of demand and supply, by using forces of equilibrium.
Q.4 Distinguish between fixed cost and variable cost using an example.
Q.5 Discuss Marris Growth Maximization model and show how it is different from the Sales maximization model.
Q.6 Explain how fiscal policy is used to achieve economic stability.

MB0043 – Human Resource Management - Feb 2011

Answer coming soon...
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester I
Subject Code – MB0043
Subject Name – Human Resource Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1132)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Write down the difference between Personnel management and Human Resource management.[10 Marks]
Q.2 Write a note on scope of HR in India. [10 Marks]
Q.3 Explain the critical steps in Human Resource Planning system .[10 Marks]
Q.4 With reference to the compensation and salary system what are the systems that are helpful to raise the effectiveness of employees.[10 Marks]
Q.5 What is competency? How it can be linked to the HR system? [10 Marks]
Q.6 “Dynamic Learning” is an organization that wants to revise the HR policies. It has conducted a survey and the results of survey indicated that r=there is employee unrest, tardiness, absenteeism, more grievances. This all clearly indicates low morale. Suggest the measures that can be taken to improve employee morale. [10 Marks]
Jan 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester I
Subject Code – MB0043
Subject Name – Human Resource Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B0909)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 List and explain the sources of recruitment? [10 Marks]
Q.2 Write a note on objectives of training? [10 Marks]
Q.3 What are the different career development activities? Explain.[10 Marks]
Q.4 Discuss some steps that are commonly practiced for motivating employees. [10 Marks]
Q.5 Describe the grievance handling procedure. [10 Marks]
Q.6 Write a note on types of groups. [10 Marks]

MB0040 – STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT- Feb Drive 2011

Answer coming soon... Feb Drive 2011
MBA SEMESTER 1
MB0040 – STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT- 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1129)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions
1. (a) What is the difference between a qualitative and quantitative variable?

[5 Marks]
(b) A town has 15 neighbourhoods. If you interviewed everyone living in one particular neighbourhood, would you be interviewing a population or a sample from the town? Would this be a random sample? If you had a list of everyone living in the town, called a frame, and you randomly selected 100 people from all neighbourhoods, would this a random sample? [5 Marks]
2. a) Explain the steps involved in planning of a statistical survey? [5 Marks]
b) What are the merits & Demerits of Direct personal observation and Indirect Oral Interview? [5 Marks]
Answer:
a) The planning stage consists of the following sequence of activities.
1. Nature of the problem to be investigated should be clearly defined in an
un ambiguous manner.
2. Objectives of investigation should be stated at the outset. Objectives could be to obtain certain estimates or to establish a theory or to verify a existing statement to find relationship between characteristics etc.
3. The scope of investigation has to be made clear. It refers to area to be covered, identification of units to be studied, nature of characteristics to be observed, accuracy of measurements, analytical methods, time, cost and other resources required.
4. Whether to use data collected from primary or secondary source should be determined in advance.
5. The organization of investigation is the final step in the process. It encompasses the determination of number of investigators required, their training, supervision work needed, funds required etc.

Methods of Collection Data
1) Primary data collection.
i. Direct personal observation
ii. Indirect oral interview
iii. Information through agencies
iv. Information through mailed questionnaires
v. Information through schedule filled by investigators.
2) In Direct personal observation the investigator collects data by having direct contact with units of investigation.
3) Indirect oral interview is used when area to be covered is large. The data is collected from a third party or witness or head of institution.
4) Through local agencies and correspondents.
5) Through Questionnaires. Generally adopted by research workers and other official and non-official agencies
6) Through schedules filled by investigator through personal contact .
7) Secondary data may be collected either by census or sampling methods.
8) Pilot survey: It is a small trial survey undertaken before main survey. It gives a measure of efficiency of the Questionnaire
b)
3. a) Draw Ogives from the following data and measure the median value. Verify it by actual calculations. [5 Marks]

Central size 5 15 25 35 45
Frequency 5 11 21 16 10


b) Complete the following distribution, if its Median is 2,600 and compute the value of Arithmetic Mean.

Size 1000-1500 1500-2000 2000-2500 2500-3000 3000-4000 4000-5000 5000-6000 Total
Frequency 120 ? 400 500 ? 50 20 1500


4. a) What is the main difference between correlation analysis and regression analysis? [5 Marks]
b) In a multiple regression model with 12 independent variables, what are the degrees of freedom for error? Explain? [5 Marks]
5. a) Discuss what is meant by Quality control and quality improvement.
[5 Marks]
b) What are the limitations of a quality control charts? [5 Marks] Feb Drive 2011

6. a) Suggest a more suitable average in each of the following cases:
[5 Marks]
(i) Average size of ready-made garments.
(ii) Average marks of a student.
b) State the nature of symmetry in the following cases: [5 Marks]
(i) When median is greater than mean, and
(ii) When Mean is greater than median. Feb Drive 2011

MBA SEMESTER 1
MB0040 – STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT- 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1129)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions
1. What are the characteristics of a good measure of central tendency?

[5 Marks]
(b) What are the uses of averages? [5 Marks]
2. For each one of the following null hypothesis, determine if it is a left-tailed, a right-tailed, or a two-tailed test. [10 Marks}

a. μ ≥ 10
b. P ≤ 0.5
c. μ is at least 100.
d. μ ≤ -20
e. p is exactly 0.22
3. What is test statistic? Why do we have to know the distribution of a test statistic? [10 Marks]
4. Suppose you are sampling from a population with mean μ= 1,065 and standard deviation σ = 500. The sample size is n=100. What are the expected value and the variance of a sample mean ̅ ? [ 10 Marks]
5. The time it takes an international telephone operator to place an overseas phone call is normally distributed with mean 45 seconds and standard deviation 10 seconds. [10 Marks]

a) What is the probability that my call will go through in less than 1 minute?
b) What is the probability that I will get through in less than 40 seconds?
6. The following data are the number of tons shipped weekly across the pacific by a shipping company. [10 marks]
Feb Drive 2011

398, 412, 560, 476, 544, 690, 587, 600, 613, 457, 504, 477, 530, 641, 359, 566, 452, 633, 474, 499, 580, 606, 344, 455, 505, 396, 347, 441, 390, 632, 400, 582
Assume these data represent an entire population. Find the population mean and the population standard deviation.

MB0044 – Production & Operations Management - Feb Drive 2011

Feb Drive 2011
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester II
MB0044 – Production & Operations Management - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1133)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks) Answer coming soon...
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.

Q1. Explain in brief the origins of Just In Time. Explain the different types of wastes that can be eliminated using JIT.

Q2.What is Value Engineering or Value Analysis? Elucidate five companies which have incorporated VE with brief explanation.
Q3.Explain different types of Quantitative models. Differentiate between work study and motion study.
Q4.What is Rapid Prototyping? Explain the difference between Automated flow line and Automated assembly line with examples.
Q5.Explain Break Even Analysis and Centre of Gravity methods. Explain Product layout and process layout with examples.
Q6.Explain Juran’s Quality Trilogy and Crosby’s absolutes of quality. List out the pillars of Total Productive Maintenance.




Feb Drive 2011
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester II
MB0044 – Production & Operations Management - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1133)
Assignment
Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1.Explain Logical Process Modelling and Physical Process Modelling. What are the ingredients of Business Process?
Q2.Explain Project Management Knowledge Areas. With an example explain Work Breakdown Structure.
Q3.Take an example of any product or project and explain Project Management Life Cycle.
Q4.Explain PMIS. What is the difference between Key Success Factor (KSF) and Knowledge (K) Factor? Explain with example.
Q5.Explain the seven principles of supply chain management. Take an example of any product in the market and explain the scenario of Bullwhip effect.
Q6.Time taken by three machines on five jobs in a factory is tabulated below in table below. Find out the optimal sequence to be followed to minimise the idle time taken by the jobs on the machines.

Job Machine 1 (M1) Machine 2 (M2) Machine 3 (M3)
A 6 8 7
B 4 5 3
C 5 5 7
D 3 4 6
E 4 3 4

MB0045 – Financial Management - Feb 2011

Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 2
MB0045 – Financial Management - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1134)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks) Answer coming soon...
Note: Each question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What are the 4 finance decisions taken by a finance manager.
Q.2 What are the factors that affect the financial plan of a company?
Q.3 Show the relationship between required rate of return and coupon rate on the value of a bond.
Q.4 Discuss the implication of financial leverage for a firm.
Q.5 The cash flows associated with a project are given below:
Year Cash flow
0 (100,000)
1 25000
2 40000
3 50000
4 40000
5 30000
Calculate the a) payback period.
b) Benefit cost ratio for 10% cost of capital
Q6. A company’s earnings and dividends are growing at the rate of 18% pa. The growth rate is expected to continue for 4 years. After 4 years, from year 5 onwards, the growth rate will be 6% forever. If the dividend per share last year was Rs. 2 and the investors required rate of return is 10% pa, what is the intrinsic price per share or the worth of one share. [Type text] [Type text] Nov 2010

Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 2
MB0045 – Financial Management - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1134)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Discuss the objective of profit maximization vs wealth maximization.
Q.2 Explain the Net operating approach to capital structure.
Q.3 What do you understand by operating cycle.
Q.4 What is the implication of operating leverage for a firm.
Q.5 A company is considering a capital project with the following information:
The cost of the project is Rs.200 million, which consists of Rs. 150 million in plant a machinery and Rs.50 million on net working capital. The entire outlay will be incurred in the beginning. The life of the project is expected to be 5 years. At the end of 5 years, the fixed assets will fetch a net salvage value of Rs. 48 million ad the net working capital will be liquidated at par. The project will increase revenues of the firm by Rs. 250 million per year. The increase in costs will be Rs.100 million per year. The depreciation rate applicable will be 25% as per written down value method. The tax rate is 30%. If the cost of capital is 10% what is the net present value of the project.
Q.6 Given the following information, what will be the price per share using the Walter model.
Earnings per share Rs. 40
Rate of return on investments 18%
Rate of return required by shareholders 12%
Payout ratio being 40%, 50%, or 60%.

MB0046 – Marketing Management - February 2011

Answer coming soon...
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 2
MB0046 – Marketing Management - 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is Marketing Information System? Explain its characteristics, benefits and information types. (10 marks)
Q.2 a. Examine how a firm’s macro environment operates. (5 marks)
b. Mention the key points in Psychoanalytic model of consumer behaviour. (5 marks)
Q.3 Explain the key roles played and various steps involved in organisational buying. (10 marks)
Q.4 Explain the different marketing philosophies and its approach. (10 marks)
Q. 5 What are the various stages involved in decision process when a consumer is buying new product? Also, explain the adoption process. (10 marks)
Q. 6 Explain briefly the marketing mix elements for an automobile company giving sufficient examples. (10 marks) February 2011

Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 2
MB0046 – Marketing Management - 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is product mix? What are the strategies involved in product mix and product line? (10 marks)
Q.2 What is a distribution channel? Explain the factors to be considered while setting up a distribution channel. (10 marks)
Q.3 Discuss the communication development process with examples. (10 marks)
Q.4. Select any mobile handset and mobile company and then evaluate its positioning strengths or weakness in terms of attributes, benefits, values, brand name and brand equity. (10 marks)
Q. 5 What is retailing? Explain the functions and different types of retailing with its key features. (10 marks)
Q. 6 a. What is CRM? What are its objectives? (2 marks)
b. Write a short note on Brand development. (8 marks)

MB0047 – Management Information Systems - Spring 2011

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester II
MB0047 – Management Information Systems – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1136)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Marks-60
Attempt each question. Each question carries 10 marks:
1. What is MIS? Define the characteristics of MIS? What are the basic Functions of MIS? Give some Disadvantage of MIS?
2. Explain Knowledge based system? Explain DSS and OLAP with example?
3. What are Value Chain Analysis & describe its significance in MIS? Explain what is meant by BPR? What is its significance? How Data warehousing & Data Mining is useful in terms of MIS?
4. Explain DFD & Data Dictionary? Explain in detail how the information requirement is determined for an organization?
5. What is ERP? Explain its existence before and its future after? What are the advantages & Disadvantages of ERP? What is Artificial Intelligence? How is it different from Neural Networks?
6. Distinguish between closed decision making system & open decision making system? What is ‘What – if‘ analysis? Why is more time spend in problem analysis & problem definition as compared to the time spends on decision analysis?
Spring 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester II
MB0047 – Management Information Systems – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1136)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Marks-60
Attempt each question. Each question carries 10 marks:
1. How hardware & software support in various MIS activities of the organization? Explain the transaction stages from manual system to automated systems?
2. Explain the various behavioral factors of management organization? As per Porter, how can performance of individual corporations be determined?
3. Compare various types of development aspect of Information System? Explain the various stages of SDLC?
4. Compare & Contrast E-enterprise business model with traditional business organization model? Explain how in E-enterprise manager role & responsibilities are changed? Explain how manager is a knowledge worker in E-enterprise?
5. What do you understand by service level Agreements (SLAs)? Why are they needed? What is the role of CIO in drafting these? Explain the various security hazards faced by an IS?
6. Case Study: Information system in a restaurant.

MB0048 –Operation Research- Feb 2011

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MB0048 –Operation Research- 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1137)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions
1. a. Explain how and why Operation Research methods have been valuable in aiding executive decisions. [5 Marks]
b. Discuss the usefulness of Operation Research in decision making process and the role of computers in this field. [5 Marks]
2. Explain how the linear programming technique can be helpful in decision-making in the areas of Marketing and Finance. [10 Marks]
3. a. How do you recognise optimality in the simplex method? [5 Marks]
b. Write the role of pivot element in simplex table? [5 Marks]
4. What is the significance of duality theory of linear programming? Describe the general rules for writing the dual of a linear programming problem. [10 Marks]
5. Use Two-Phase simplex method to solve: [10 Marks]
Minimize z= x1+x2 +x3
Subject to constraints: x1- 3x2 + 4x3=5
x1- 2x2 ≤ 3
2x2+ x3 ≥ 4
x1≥ 0, x2≥ 0 and x3is unrestricted.
6. Use Branch and Bound method to solve the following L.P.P: [10 Marks]
Maximize z= 7 x1 + 9 x2
Subject to constraints: - x1 + 3 x2 ≤6
7 x1 + x2 ≤ 35
x2≤ 7
x1, x2≥ 0 and are integers.
MBA SEMESTER II
MB0048 –Operation Research- 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1137)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions
1. What are the essential characteristics of Operation Research? Mention different phases in an Operation Research study. Point out some limitations of O.R?
[10 Marks]
2. What are the common methods to obtain an initial basic feasible solution for a transportation problem whose cost and requirement table is given? Give a stepwise procedure for one of them? [10 marks]
3. a. What are the properties of a game? Explain the “best strategy” on the basis of minmax criterion of optimality. [5 Marks]
b. State the assumptions underlying game theory. Discuss its importance to business decisions. [5 Marks]
4. a. Compare CPM and PERT explaining similarities and mentioning where they mainly differ. [5 Marks]
b. What is meant by graphing in Network Analysis? [5 Marks]
5. Consider the following transportation problem:

Godowns
Factory 1 2 3 4 5 6 Stock available
A 7 5 7 7 5 3 60
B 9 11 6 11 - 5 20
C 11 10 6 2 2 8 90
D 9 10 9 6 9 12 50
Demand 60 20 40 20 40 40

It is not possible to transport any quantity from factory B to Godown 5.
Determine:
(a) Initial solution by Vogel’s approximation method.
(b) Optimum basic feasible solution.
6. A machine operator processes five types of items on his machine each week, and must choose a sequence for them. The set-up cost per change depends on the item presently on the machine and the set-up to be made according to the following table:
From Item To item
A B C D E
A ∞ 4 7 3 4
B 4 ∞ 6 3 4
C 7 6 ∞ 7 5
D 3 3 7 ∞ 7
E 4 4 5 7 ∞

If he processes each type of item once and only once each week, how should he sequence the items on his machine in order to minimize the total set-up cost?
(Hint: A-> E -> C-> B-> D-> A Cost: 20)

MB0050 – Research Methodology- Feb Drive 2011

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MBA SEMESTER III
MB0050 – Research Methodology- 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1206)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions
Q 1. Why should a manger know about research when the job entails managing people, products, events, environments, and the like? [10 Marks]
Q 2. a. How do you evolve research design for exploratory research? Briefly analyze.
[5 marks].
b. Briefly explain Independent dependent and extraneous variables in a research design.
[5 Marks]
Q 3. A. Differentiate between ‘Census survey’ and ‘ Sample Survey’. [5 Marks]
b. Analyze multi-stage and sequential sampling. [5 Marks]
Q 4. List down various measures of central tendency and explain the difference between them? [10 marks].
Q.5. Select any topic for research and explain how you will use both secondary and primary sources to gather the required information. [10 marks]
Q 6. a. Explain the role of Graphs and Diagrams? [5 Marks]
b. What are the Types and General rules for graphical representation of data?[5 Marks]


Feb Drive 2011
MBA SEMESTER III
MB0034 – Research Methodology- 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1206)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions
Q 1. What is questionnaire? Discuss the main points that you will take into account while drafting a questionnaire? [10 marks].
Q 2. What do you mean by primary data? What are the various methods of collecting primary data? [10 marks].
Q 3.a. Analyze the case study and descriptive approach to research. [5 marks].
b. Distinguish between research methods & research Methodology. [5 Marks]
Q 4. Explain the important concepts in Research design? [10 Marks]
Q 5. What are the differences between observation and interviewing as methods of data collection? Give two specific examples of situations where either observation or interviewing would be more appropriate. [10 marks].
Q 6.Strictly speaking, would case studies be considered as scientific research? Why or why not? [10 marks].

MB0051 – Legal Aspects of Business - Feb 2011

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Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester III
MB0051 – Legal Aspects of Business - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B0764)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Distinguish between fraud and misrepresentation.
Q.2 What are the remedies for breach of contract.
Q.3 Distinguish between indemnity and guarantee.
Q.4 What is the distinction between cheque and bill of exchange.
Q.5 Distinguish between companies limited by shares and companies limited by guarantee.
Q.6 What is the definition of cyber crime.
[Type text] [Type text] Feb 2011
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester III
MB0051– Legal Aspects of Business - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B0764)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What are the situations which cannot be referred to arbitration.
Q2. What is the role of a Conciliator.
Q3. What are the unfair trade practices under the MRTP Act.
Q4. What are essentials of a valid offer.
Q5. Find out a case where a person appealed under the Consumer protection Act and won.
Q6. What does the Information Technology Act enable.

Sem 3 Specialization Courses - Spring Drive Feb 2011

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Master in Business Administration – Semester 3
MA0036 – Financial Systems and Commercial Banking - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1202)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Discuss the kinds of money market instruments, with emphasis on the prevailing
yield from investing in the instruments.
Q.2 What are the financial services provided by a Merchant banker.
Q.3 Discuss the quantitative tools of Monetary policy by the Reserve Bank of India to
reduce money supply in the economy.
Q.4 What are the functions performed by NABARD.
Q.5 What do you understand by core banking ? Which banks in India offer core banking
solutions.
Q.6 What is the advantage of giving loans via Self Help Groups.


Nov 2010
Master in Business Administration – Semester 3
MA0036 – Financial Systems and Commercial Banking - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1202)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Discuss the three basic types of lease. What is the difference between lease and hire
purchase.
Q.2 Which are the main credit rating agencies in India and the functions performed by
each.
Q.3 What are the functions of the Reserve Bank of India.
Q.4 How is asset liability management done in banks.
Q.5 What are the internet banking facilities provided to corporates.
Q.6 What has been the philosophy behind reforms in the banking sector.
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MA0037
Subject Name – Banking Related Laws and Practices
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1203)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1a Who is a “holder”? How does a holder differ from a “holder in due course”?
Q1b. What precautions should a banker take in making payment of the cheque?
[5 + 5 Marks]
Q.2 Explain the significance of DICDC Act. Highlight the latest amendments to the act.
[10 Marks]
Q.3 When a bank obtains a guarantee of a third party as a collateral security, what
factors will it examine in it? [10 Marks]
Q.4 Highlight the main provisions of SARFAESI [10 Marks]
Q.5 Outsourcing raises a variety of concerns such as operational, reputation and legal risk.
Airtel extended into MOU with IBM for managing its back office operation. Detail the pros
and cons of such array on SBI for offering mobile banking semi in partnership with Airtel.
[10 Marks]
Q.6 You recently were in a tour to South East Asia & made extensive use of credit card for
payments. Upon return of India got SMS message that Rs. 52000 debit has been made to
your account for a transaction you did in Nepal. You are in a shock as you had never visited
Nepal. How will you deal with such situation? [10 Marks]
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MA0037
Subject Name – Banking Related Laws and Practices
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1203)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the pros and cons of extending core banking facility [10 Marks]
Q.2 Distinguish between secured and unsecured advance [10 Marks]
Q.3 Explain the procedure for re-dressal of grievances under Banking Ombudsman Scheme
[10 Marks]
Q.4 You are a customer of State Bank of Mysore. Nearby your house you can have an ATM
of South India Bank [SIB] & you find it convenient to utilize SIB’s ATM. However SBM is
charging service charges for transaction you make through SIB’s ATM. Offer your views
from marketing perspective [10 Marks]
Q.5 Explain the RBI guidelines for advances to priority sector and credit guarantee fund
scheme [10 Marks]
Q.6 Outsourcing raises a variety of concerns such as operational, reputation and legal risk.
Airtel extended into MOU with IBM for managing its back office operation. Detail the pros
and cons of such array on SBI for offering mobile banking semi in partnership with Airtel.
[10 Marks]
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MA0038
Subject Name – Banking Operations
4 Credits
(Book ID:B1204)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1. (a) What are core deposits and why are they so important today?
(b)How has the composition of deposits changed in recent years? [5+5 Marks]
Q.2 How have banking and the financial-service market changed in recent years? What
powerful forces are shaping financial markets and institutions today? [10 Marks]
Q.3 What does securitization of assets mean? What kinds of assets are most amenable
to the securitization process? What advantages does securitization offer lending
institutions? [10 Marks]
Q.4 Download a latest quarterly commercial / private bank balance sheet and prepare the
following ratios:
a. Profitability ratios
b. Assets ratios
c. Asset quality
d. Staff productivity
e. sustenance [10 Marks]
Q.5 Describe the precautions used by banks while issuing guarantee and letter of credit
[10 Marks]
Q.6 Mr. Chellaram has availed Rs.1crore loan for his rice mill. During one of your factory
inspection you find not much activity is taking place in his mill even during post-harvest
season. Your market enquiry reveals that Mr. Chellaram is not taking personal interest in his
mill and he is dependent on his manager to run his business. Unfortunately his manager has
no formal technical background. Assess the attendant risk associated with continuation of
facility to Mr. Chellaram. What risk mitigation measures you would initiate to protect the
interest of the bank? [10 Marks]
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MA0038
Subject Name – Banking Operations
4 Credits
(Book ID:B1204)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What are the principal accounts that appear on a bank’s balance sheet? What are offbalance
sheet items?
[10 Marks]
Q.2 What different regions around the globe today appear to offer the greatest opportunities
for expansion for international banks? Why do you think this is so? [10 Marks]
Q.3 What forces cause interest rates to change? What kinds of risk do financial firms face
when interest rates change? [10 Marks]
Q.4 What is consortium lending? State the latest RBI guidelines on Consortium advances.
[10 Marks]
Q.5 Detail Nayak Committee’s recommendations on SME financing [10 Marks]
Q.6 Explain operational risk management process with suitable examples [10 Marks]
Nov 2010
Master of Business Administration – Semester 3
MA0039 – Retail Banking – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1205)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What are the financial risks that banks face and how do banks manage them?
Q.2 What is the role of co operative banks and why were they introduced in the Indian
Financial system.
Q.3 Distinguish between credit cards, debit cards, charge cards and smart cards.
Q.4 What are the ways of positioning a banking product, explain through an example.
Q.5 What is the significance of ecommerce and what are the types of e commerce initiatives.
Q.6 Discuss the sales strategy followed by ICICI Bank.
Nov 2010
Master of Business Administration – Semester 3
MA0039 – Retail Banking – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1205)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 How do you differentiate between retail banking, private banking and priority banking.
[10 Marks]
Q.2 What is the rationale behind setting up Regional Rural Banks. [10 Marks]
Q.3 What are the types of disputes considered by the ombudsman. Write about the
ombudsman scheme followed by any particular bank by visiting the website of the bank.
[15 Marks]
Q.4 Discuss customer segmentation done by ICICI Bank based on the products offered.
[15 Marks]
Q.5 What do you understand by mobile banking and how does it benefit the depositor.
[10 Marks]
Nov 2010
Master in Business Administration – Semester 3
MF0010– Security Analysis and Portfolio Management - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1208)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Frame the investment process for a person of your age group.
Q.2 From the website of BSE India, explain how the BSE Sensex is calculated.
Q.3 Perform an economy analysis on Indian economy in the current situation.
Q.4 Identify some technical indicators and explain how they can be used to decide
purchase of a company’s stock.
Q.5 Compare Arbitrage pricing theory with the Capital asset pricing model.
Q.6 Discuss the different forms of market efficiency.
Nov 2010
Master in Business Administration – Semester 3
MF0010– Security Analysis and Portfolio Management - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1208)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Differentiate between ADRs and GDRs
Q.2 Using financial ratios, study the financial performance of any particular company of
your interest.
Q.3 As an investor how would you select an equity mutual fund scheme?
Q.4 Show how duration of a bond is calculated and how is it used.
Q.5 Show with the help of an example how portfolio diversification reduces risk.
Q.6 Study the performance of any emerging market of your choice.
Nov 2010
Master in Business Administration – Semester 3
MF0011– Mergers and Acquisitions - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1209)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What are the basic steps in strategic planning for a merger?
Q.2 What are the sources of operating synergy?
Q.3 Explain the process of a leveraged buyout.
Q.4 What are the cultural aspects involved in a merger. Give sufficient examples.
Q.5 Study a recent merger that you have read about and discuss the synergies that
resulted from the merger.
Q.6 What are the motives for a joint venture, explain with an example of a joint venture.
Nov 2010
Master in Business Administration – Semester 3
MF0011– Mergers and Acquisitions - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1209)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is the basis for valuation of a target company?
Q.2 Discuss the factors in post-merger integration process.
Q.3 List out the defense strategies in the face of a hostile takeover bid.
Q.4 What are the legal compliance issues a company has to adhere to in case of a
merger. Explain through an example.
Q.5 Take a cross border acquisition by an Indian company and critically evaluate.
Q.6 Choose any firm of your choice and identify suitable acquisition opportunity and give
reasons for the same.
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MF0012
Subject Name – Taxation Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1210)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Tax evasion is a menace to the people, economy and the country. In the wake of
recent Swiss bank account scandal give your views on the following:
a. How does it affect the Indian economy and the growth prospects?
b. Does black money cause Inflation? [5+5 Marks]
Q.2 Detail death cum retirement gratuity under Sec 17(1)iii of IT Act. Is commutation of
pension a viable option in terms of tax planning?
Q.3 Explain the essential conditions to be satisfied by a firm to be assessed as firm under
Section 184.
Q.4 List out the steps to compute total income
Q.5 Detail the important provisions under Wealth tax Act.
Q.6 What is meant by Full value of consideration? How short term capital gains and long
term capital gains are computed using full value of consideration?
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MF0012
Subject Name – Taxation Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1210)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Prepare a ready reckoner of various tax savings investment options covering Section
C to U. According you what are the 5 best investment options under these sections.
Q.2 Write short notes on (a) Profit in lieu of salary (b) Sec 80D
Q.3 Explain the tax provisions for new business in free trade zones
Q.4 Distinguish between amalgamation, merger and demerger. What type of transactions
is not treated as ‘amalgamation’?
Q.5 What are the key factors of dividend policy? How do dividend policy affect financial
decisions?
Q.6 Explain the tax considerations of bonus shares to Equity shares on:
Situation 1: At the time of issue of bonus shares
Situation 2: At the time of sale of bonus shares by shareholders
Situation 3: At the time of redemption of bonus shares
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MF0013
Subject Name – Internal Audit and Control
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1211)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Critically evaluate the qualities of an Auditor in the wake of recent scams
Q.2 What is social audit? Is social audit taken seriously by the corporate world? Give
examples of corporates undertaking social audit.
Q.3 Explain the Code of Ethics for Internal Auditor. Explain them in context with
blacklisting Price Waterhouse Coopers in Satyam Scam.
Q.4 As a senior audit assistant of M/s. Asutosh Associates, you are in charge of internal
audit team of M/s Rajesh Technologies involved in the manufacture of plastic tubes. From
the information you obtained you find the company is facing liquidity problem for the last two
years. You are required to prepare working paper indicating the internal audit problems you
would expect to face and how you plan to overcome them.
Q.5 Explain the use of Sampling technique in Internal audit [SA500]
Q.6 What factors influence the internal control environment? Give examples for each
factor.
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MF0013
Subject Name – Internal Audit and Control
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1211)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Why Internal check in necessary? Choose an organization of your choice and find out
how internal checks are put in place.
Q.2 Detail the specific problems of electronic data process relating to Internal control
Q.3 Explain the principal considerations in internal control on:
a. Purchases and creditors
b. Fixed assets
Q.4 Explain the steps of evaluating internal control system using flow chart
Q.5 Lehman Brothers Holding filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following the
massive exodus of most of its clients, drastic losses in its stock and devaluation of its assets.
In context with this case, examine internal control and risk assessment system.
Q.6 Explain the importance of working papers.
Jan,2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
MU0010 – Manpower Planning and Resourcing - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1228)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What are the obstacles in Manpower Planning [10]
Q.2 Explain demand forecasting techniques. [10]
Q.3 What are the inputs provided by HR for Manpower planning [10]
Q.4 Write a detailed note on competency mapping system and its componenents. [10]
Q.5 Discuss External sourcing in detail [10]
Q.6 List the strategies for managing redundancy. [10]
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
MU0010 – Manpower Planning and Resourcing - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1228)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain different types of scores used to interpret test results.[10]
Q.2 Describe the different types of induction program[10]
Q.3 What are the benefits of setting up an academy for the organizations? [10]
Q.4 Discuss intrapreneurship in detail [10]
Q.5 List the tips for successful career planning. [10]
Q.6 Write a detailed note on E- manpower planning[10]
Jan 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MU0011
Subject Name –Management and Organizational Development
4 Credits
(Book ID:B1229)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1) Explain the levels of Management.
[10 Marks]
Q.2) Discuss the genesis of Organizational Development
[10 Marks]
Q.3) Write a note on techno structural interventions.
[10 Marks]
Q4) Write a note on future trends in OD.
[10 Marks]
Q5) List the different types of organisation culture.
[10 Marks]
Q6) Write a note on designing interventions.
[10 Marks]
Jan 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MU0011
Subject Name –Management and Organizational Development
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1229)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1) Explain the role negotiation technique in detail. [10 Marks]
Q.2) Explain the Johari Window model. [10 Marks]
Q.3) Discuss quality circles. [10 Marks]
Q.4) What is the role of organizational politics? Explain [10 Marks]
Q.5) Discuss OD applications for merged and acquired organizations. [10 Marks]
Q6) Write a note on training for consultation skills. [10 Marks]
Jan 2011
Jan,2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MU0012
Subject Name –Employee Relations Management
4 Credits
(Book ID : B1230)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 List the core issues of employee relations management?
[10 Marks]
Q.2 What is organization culture? What are the elements of organization culture?
[10 Marks]
Q.3 Explain the trait theory of leadership. [10 Marks]
Q.4 Vikram is a trade union leader with fifteen years of experience in a motor parts
manufacturing factory. One of the laborer’s in the factory met with an accident while on duty.
What will be the different means by which he will ensure that the laborer is well
compensated for the work-related injury? [10 Marks]
Q5. List the advantages of collective bargaining [10 Marks]
Q.6.Write a note on common applications of Human Resource Information System (HRIS) ?
[10 Marks]
Jan,2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MU0012
Subject Name – Employee Relations Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1230)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1) Explain the approaches for management of overseas branches. [10 Marks]
Q.2) what is Employee participation? Give examples. [10 Marks]
Q.3 Write note on organizational justice. [ 10 marks]
Q4) Describe the main actors involved in industrial relations. [ 10 marks]
Q5) ‘Explain the steps in formal grievance redressal procedure. [10 Marks]
Q6) What are the different types of disciplinary problems. [10 Marks]
Jan,2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
MU0013 – Human Resource Audit - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1331)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Discuss the conceptualizing of HR Audit. [10]
Q.2 What are the goals of HR Audit.[10]
Q.3 What are the different types of interview?[10]
Q.4 Explain compensation system. [10]
Q.5 Write a note on Audit of HR Function. [10]
Q.6 Write a note on design and implementation of competencies model [10]
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
MU0013 – Human Resource Audit - 2 Credits
(Book ID: B1331)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain staffing in detail. [10]
Q.2 Discuss approaches to HR Audit. [10]
Q.3 Describe How to approach a HR Scorecard. [10]
Q.4 Explain the process of workplace behaviors that support legal compliance. [10]
Q.5 What are the issues in Human Capital Measurement and reporting .Explain [10]
Q.6 Discuss the auditing for HR professionals. [10]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
MK0010 – Sales, Distribution and Supply Chain Management - 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Mr. Suresh Jha is a sales manager of a reputed company. He wants to explain to new
sales recruits about their responsibilities as sales personnel and also make them
aware about the role of sales manager. Assume you are Suresh Jha and carry out this
task. [10 marks]
Q.2 Explain these terms with examples: Sales forecasting, Sales budget, sales quotas and
sales territories. [10 marks]
Q.3 What are the different ways through which sales force of an organisation can be
compensated? Mention their merits and demerits. [10 marks]
Q.4 a) What is direct marketing and relationship marketing? Give examples. [05 marks]
b) Give a short note on value chain analysis. [05 marks]
Q.5 a) Explain the meaning of distribution channels. What are its objectives? [05 marks]
b) Differentiate between pull strategy and push strategy of supply chain. [05 marks]
Q.6 . Discuss the importance of logistics and its role in economy of a country. [10 marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
MK0010 – Sales, Distribution and Supply Chain Management - 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Discuss the types of distribution channels and decisions involving channel strategies.
[10 marks]
Q.2 Classify the various distribution costs in proper categories. How would you allocate an
analyse distribution costs? [10 marks]
Q.3 What are the types of warehousing generally seen and what is their benefits? [10
marks]
Q.4 Explain vertical, horizontal and multi-channel marketing systems with its features and
benefits. [10 marks]
Q.5 Evaluate the various inventory reduction and cycle reduction strategies applicable in
supply chain management. How does JIT help in this case? [10 marks]
Q.6 a) Distinguish wholesaler and retailer. [5 marks]
b) Give a brief note on WCSCM. [05 marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
MK0011 – Consumer Behaviour - 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the consumer decision process stages. [10 marks]
Q.2 In the context of consumer perception, explain briefly the following terms: Differential
threshold, subliminal threshold, absolute threshold, adaptation, perceptual blocking,
perceptual vigilance and defense. [10 marks]
Q.3 What is attitude? What are the various attitudinal models? [10 marks]
Q.4 What similarities and differences do you find in classical conditioning and instrumental
conditioning? [10 marks]
Q.5 Discuss social judgment theory and cognitive response model. [10 marks]
Q.6 Explain the light of perceptual organisation the essential components involved while
dealing with consumer behaviour. [10 marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
MK0011 – Consumer Behaviour - 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the influences of social class and groups on consumer behaviour. [10 marks]
Q.2 Do you think culture plays a role in consumer decision making process or in their
behaviour. Mention some instances where culture influences consume behaviour. [10
marks]
Q.3 Evaluate Howard Sheth model of consumer behaviour. [10 marks]
Q.4 a) Identify the different organisational buying roles with examples. [05 marks]
b) What are the purchase and demand patterns observed in organisation buying
behaviour? [05 marks]
Q.5 Discuss the different personality theories. [10 marks]
Q.6 What is positioning? Explain positioning strategies, approaches and errors. [10 marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
MK0012 – Retail Marketing - 4 Credit
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is Retailing? Explain the retailing management decision process. [10 marks]
Q.2 Mention the types of retailers with examples. [10 marks]
Q.3 Discuss the theories of retailing with your conclusion. [10 marks]
Q.4 Dots Ltd. manufactures variety of packaged food. They are also keen to enter fast-food
sector and want to open up small restaurants in certain regions. What considerations
do you think the company has to keep in mind while maintaining their food retailing
and before entering service retailing? [10 marks]
Q.5 Elaborate on the role played by advertising in retail business. [10 marks]
Q.6 How to develop marketing channel strategies for retail? Explain. [10 marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
MK0012 – Retail Marketing - 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 a. Explain merchandise presentation techniques. [05 marks]
b. Give a note on ABC analysis. [05 marks]
Q.2 Mention the different segmentation dimensions with examples. [10 marks]
Q.3 What new customized retail formats could be seen in retail environment today? Give
examples. [10 marks]
Q.4 Explain the scope of electronic retailing in near future. [10 marks]
Q.5 How does consumerism and ethics influence retailing? [10 marks]
Q.6 Give a note on psychological pricing, mark-up pricing and mark-down pricing. [10
marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
MK0013 – Market Research - 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What’s the nature, scope and features of Marketing Research? [10 marks]
Q.2 Distinguish between product research and new product research. Explain with
examples. [10 marks]
Q.3 Discuss different types of information applicable in market research and mention their
uses. [10 marks]
Q.4 Which are the various types of scales in marketing research and its applications? [10
marks]
Q.5 Give a note on marketing audit. [10 marks]
Q.6 What do you mean by sales forecasting? Explain the steps involved in it. [10 marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
MK0013 – Market Research - 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Considering Indian consumers and Indian market trends, mention the ways through
which a marketing researcher can carry out research? If you were to research a
market segment, how would you go about it? [10 marks]
Q.2 What is client ethics and field service ethics? Explain with example. [10 marks]
Q.3 How to write a marketing report and what quality is to be ensured? [10 marks]
Q.4 What is SPSS? How does SPSS help in marketing research? [10 marks]
Q.5 Explain the types of hypothesis and the steps involved in hypothesis testing. [10
marks]
Q.6 What are the limitations of sampling? What are the indicators for an ideal sample? [10
marks]
Feb Drive 2011
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester III
OM0010 – Operations Management - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1232)
Assignment - Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1.
What are the emerging opportunities and challenges that confront Operations
Management in India? List the important differences between Service and
manufacturing.
Q2. Explain Order Winner, Order Qualifier and Kano Model. List out the Universal
Principles.
Q3. What are Opportunity Costs and Ownership Costs, and how are they relevant
to investment decisions?
Q4. What is Economies of Scale? Illustrate with an example. How is it different
from Economies of Scope?
Q5. Explain the importance of location decisions and the decision-making process
for making location decisions.
Q6. Explain the terms: Operations Mission, Distinctive Competence, Operation
Objectives and Operation Policies.
Feb Drive 2011
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester III
OM0010 – Operations Management - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1232)
Assignment - Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Following table shows figures of weekly demand for a certain brand of toilet
soap at a retail store, in the past eight months.
Period Demand
1 32
2 20
3 47
4 31
5 24
6 50
7 38
8 42
Determine the forecast for the demand of that brand of toilet soap in the 9th
week by the 5-month moving average method.
If the actual demand for the soap in the 9th week turns out to be 56 nos, what
would be the Forecast for the 10th week, calculated on the same basis?
Q2. What do you understand by Line Balancing? Explain Johnson’s rule for
sequencing and how it is different from CDS algorithm.
Q3. List out the seven forms of waste. Explain how 5S’s are used to eliminate
them.
Q4. List various Q C Tools? How does Crosby’s absolute of quality differ from
Deming’s principles?
Q5. Explain two different Independent demand item techniques.
Q6. What is Failure? Explain with an example. Name the mechanisms to detect
failure.
Feb Drive 2011
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester III
OM0011 – Enterprise Resource Planning - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1233)
Assignment - Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1.
Why are ERP systems said to be flexible? Explain with an example.
Q2. Explain with an example the concept of supply chain management?
Q3. Differentiate between Open Source and Commercial ERP. Briefly explain the
key principles to a proper ERP system selection process.
Q4. What is ATO and how is it different from ETO? List the advantages of
CAD/CAM.
Q5. How does the plant maintenance module help in achieving competitiveness?
Write a note of Quality Management.
Q6. Explain the working of Warehouse Management and Purchase department
with an example.
Feb Drive 2011
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester III
OM0011 – Enterprise Resource Planning - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1233)
Assignment - Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. What is web ERP? What are its benefits? List out the different modules under
ERP Inventory management.
Q2. Briefly explain the functionalities of CRM sub modules. List out the benefits of
CRM Systems.
Q3. Illustrate the role of ERP systems in Human Resources. List out the benefits of
Human Resource management systems.
Q4. Describe how you would go about the different phases of the ERP
implementation lifecycle, if it were being done in your company.
Q5. Discuss briefly about JD Edward’s and PeopleSoft’s applications and their
various modules.
Q6. What is BAPI? Why BIAP is considered as commanding tool in the SAP
consultant’s toolkit?
Feb Drive 2011
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester III
OM0013 –Advanced Production & Operations Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1235)
Assignment - Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Explain with an example the impact of product or service life cycle on operation
strategy.
Q2. Explain the types of value added factory services. Explain the major
competitive dimensions of operations strategy.
Q3. What is the meaning of performance measure? Explain with an example. List
the different types of benchmarking?
Q4. What is Flexible Manufacturing System? How does it help in improving the
manufacturing process?
Q5. Name and explain the different types of plant layouts by providing examples
for each.
Q6. Explain the ingredients of a Business Process.
Feb Drive 2011
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester III
OM0013 –Advanced Production & Operations Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1235)
Assignment - Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Differentiate between Product layout and Fixed Position layout with examples.
Q2. What is new product development? Explain the impact of internet on new
product development.
Q3. What does the word TEAM stand for? What are the three essential elements in
team building?
Q4. List out the inventory decision rules for MRP. Explain the basic strategies for
CRP.
Q5. Enumerate the importance of customer population in the waiting lines. Explain
the multi-server model.
Q6. Analyse the difference between Mass Production and Toyota Production
System.
February 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
ML0010 – Warehousing and Supply Chain Management - 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 In retail operations, how does SCM help and what role does it play? [10 marks]
Q.2 Define globalization. What are the driving forces of globalization? [10 marks]
Q.3 What are the 3 basic operating models of SCM? [10 marks]
Q.4 State with its relevance the 9 principles of SCM. [10 marks]
Q.5 Give a note on retail transport and retail warehousing. [10 marks]
Q.6 How is inventory management and vendor management beneficial to warehousing and
SCM? [10 marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
ML0010 – Warehousing and Supply Chain Management - 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is warehouse layout plan and what’s its importance? [10 marks]
Q.2 Explain in detail the various aspects involved in assortment planning. [10 marks]
Q.3 For a retailer, what factors influence stock related decisions? Explain. [10 marks]
Q.4 Discuss the objectives of category management in retail. How is category
management different from brand management? [10 marks]
Q.5 What do you mean by asset management? Explain its importance in supply chain. [10
marks]
Q.6 What is multi-location inventory models? Is it beneficial for retail? Justify your answer.
[10 marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
ML0011 – Buying and Merchandising - 4 Credit
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain merchandise concepts, technologies and systems. [10 marks]
Q.2 Discuss the various buying concepts. [10 marks]
Q.3 How is product lines developed and presented in retail with relevance to buying and
merchandising? [10 marks]
Q.4 Explain the various buying techniques. [10 marks]
Q.5 Differentiate:
a) Installment purchase and loan method of purchasing [5 marks]
b) Asset sales and entity sales [5 marks]
Q.6 Identify the CRM prospects and problems that are seen in retail environment. [10
marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
ML0011 – Buying and Merchandising - 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 How to plan and control merchandise budgets? Mention some merchandising
perspectives on pricing. [10 marks]
Q.2 Saraswathi Merchandisers want to develop and present their product lines in unique
ways that will help them outweigh their competitors. How can they do it? Will global
sourcing will help? [10 marks]
Q.3 Write notes on a) International buying b) Bulk buying. [10 marks]
Q.4 Which are the various competitive buying procedures? Explain. [10 marks]
Q.5 Is it necessary to investigate seller’s business and to know the buyer’s motives
especially in retail sector? Validate your answer. [10 marks]
Q.6 Benjamin is a MBA student. He is interested in retail specialisation subjects. He aspires
to pursue a career in retail especially related with merchandising. Do you see any
career prospects for Benjamin for the areas that he’s interested in? Please advice.
[10 marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
ML0012 –Store Operations- 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 How does store layout and store design contribute in retail business? Explain. [10
marks]
Q.2 What legal procedures are existing to handle customers in retail environment? [10
marks]
Q.3 How can we classify retail stores? What are the different types of retail store
operations? [10 marks]
Q.4 Is strategic planning helpful for a retail store? Justify. What are the steps involved in it?
[10 marks]
Q.5 How does a retailer carry out profit planning in his/her retail stores? What are the key
business ratios that would be available for financial analysis? [10 marks]
Q.6 What tasks does a retailer have to carry out in inventory management? Assess the
importance of various inventory levels. [10 marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
ML0012 – Store Operations - 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Is promotion essential in retail? Explain how retailer can select an appropriate
promotion mix for his/her store. [10 marks]
Q.2 Elaborate on the role played by IT applications in retail stores. [10 marks]
Q.3 What are the pricing objectives in retail stores? What are the elements of retail price?
[10 marks]
Q.4 Explain the HR oriented functions in retail stores. [10 marks]
Q.5 What is the importance of CRM in retail stores? Explain. [10 marks]
Q.6 Give short notes on ethics in retailing and retailers’ corporate social responsibilities.
[10 marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
ML0013 – Retail IT Management - 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Is there any need for IT in retail management? Is yes, what are the benefits of IT in
retail? Justify your answer. [10 marks]
Q.2 What is demand forecasting? Explain. [10 marks]
Q.3 How does security tags and deactivators help in managing retail activities? [10 marks]
Q.4 Explain the functions of recruiting and staffing in retail management. [10 marks]
Q.5 Why is Audit of HR planning and HR development done? Give reasons for your
answer. [10 marks]
Q.6 Explain the meaning of competency management and its framework. [10 marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
ML0013 – Retail IT Management - 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Give a note on employee orientation programme and supervisory training. [10 marks]
Q.2 Explain the last step of interpreting in HR audit and also post audit steps. [10 marks]
Q.3 What’s the future of IT databases and networks in retail? [10 marks]
Q.4 How is system vulnerability and hazards an issue in retail management? [10 marks]
Q.5 Discuss the impact of IT on individuals, their health and safety. [10 marks]
Q.6 What are the preliminary steps and goals while conducting an HR audit? Explain. [10
marks]
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0010 - Foundations of Quality Management
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Differentiate between Quality Control and Quality Assurance. Explain the concept of Total
Quality Management (TQM).
2. Explain “quality economic approach” and “quality environmental approach”.
3. Explain the importance of customer satisfaction with an example. How do you measure
customer satisfaction?
4. Explain Kaizen Approach to Problem Solving, with an example.
5. Describe the various tasks which help to build a healthy association and partnership with
the suppliers.
6. Assume that you are a Quality manager in a large BPO company and you are thinking of
implementing TQM in your Company. What are the various barriers you may face for such
initiative? List out such barriers to Quality. How do you plan to overcome such barriers?
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0010 - Foundations of Quality Management
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. Explain the concept of “Cost of Quality” with examples. Differentiate between external failure
cost and internal failure cost.
2. Write a note on Quality function Deployment.
3. What is meant by Quality Audit? Explain the importance of Quality Audit. List the general
guidelines for carrying out a quality assurance audit.
4. How is the „human relations theory‟ different from „classical theory‟?
5. Mr.X is a manager in a large restaurant in one of the major cities in India. He knows that the
customers expect high overall quality from that restaurant. He wants to know whether his
restaurant‟s services are meeting customer‟s expectations. How can he check this? What are
the ways he can measure quality in his restaurant?
6. Write a note on the ISO 9000 series of Quality Standards and Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for
Business Performance Excellence.
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0011 - Principles and Philosophies of Quality Management
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1241)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Write a note on the following:
a. Cause and effect diagram
b. Control charts and
c. Pareto analysis
2. Write a note on evolution of Quality.
3. Explain briefly the famous “14 points” of Quality management by Edwards Deming.
4. Describe the Philip Crosby‟s “four absolutes of Quality”
5. Describe briefly the „5S‟ principles.
6. What are the objectives and features of MBNQA?
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0011 - Principles and Philosophies of Quality Management
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1241)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. What is meant by “Design of experiments”? What are the salient features of Design of
experiments?
2. Describe briefly the PDCA Cycle and its importance.
3. What is meant by Quality Circle? What are the significant characteristics and features of
Quality circle?
4. Describe the concept of “poka-yoke”.
5. Describe the eight pillars of Total Productive Maintenance.
6. What is meant by Six Sigma? What are the steps in implementing Six Sigma?
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0012 - Statistical Process Control & Process Capability
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1242)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Mention some of the Quality practices used in organizations. What is Statistical Process
Control?
2. Mention the seven basic Quality control tools. Describe briefly the Cause and Effect
Diagram.
3. What are the causes of variation in a process? Differentiate between ‘accuracy’ and
‘precision’?
4. What is a Control chart? Describe the structure and construction of control chart.
5. The following numbers indicates the number of defectives in 20 samples containing 2000
items:
425, 430, 216, 341, 225, 322, 280, 306, 337, 305, 356, 402, 216, 264, 126, 409, 193, 280,
389, 326
Calculate the values for central line and control limits for P chart and construct the control
chart.
6. Write a note on the following:
a. Pareto chart
b. Scatter diagram
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0012 - Statistical Process Control & Process Capability
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1242)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. Explain the concept of process with an example. Write a brief note on SIPOC.
2. What is Normal distribution? What are the properties of Normal distribution?
3. Using data relating to 5 samples of 4 items each, calculate the control limits. Use X-bar & R
chart.
Samples
X1 X2 X3 X4 X5
Items
1 47 32 44 35 20
2 19 37 31 25 34
3 29 11 16 11 44
4 28 29 42 59 38
4. Differentiate between process capability and process stability. Mention some of the major
uses of process capability analysis.
5. What is meant by acceptance sampling? Explain the various quality indices for acceptance
sampling plan.
6. Define process capability index. Differentiate between Cp and Cpk index.
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0013 - Quality Management Tools
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1243)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Differentiate between Quality Control and Quality Assurance.
2. Describe the various methods for gathering information.
3. Define the term „reliability‟. What is its relevance in Quality? Mention the various
mathematical measures of reliability.
4. Write brief note on the following:
a. Quality loss function
b. Robust Design
5. What are check sheets? Illustrate with an example.
6. What is meant by „Voice of Customer‟? How do you capture „voice of customer‟?
Spring 2011(Feb-July)
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0013 - Quality Management Tools
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1243)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. Define “Quality Function Deployment (QFD)”? What are the features of QFD?
2. What is FMEA? Write a brief note on Risk Priority Number.
3. When do you use Quality Control Charts? What are the types of Control charts?
4. Write a brief note on the following:
a. Affinity diagram
b. Tree diagram
5. What is a process? Explain the concept of process mapping with an example.
6. Write brief note on the following:
a. Business Excellence Models
b. Business Process Re-engineering

MB0052 – Strategic Management and Business Policy - February 2011

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Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
MB0052 – Strategic Management and Business Policy - 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What similarities and differences do you find in BCG business portfolio matrix, Ansoff growth matrix and GE growth pyramid. (10 marks)
Q.2 Discuss the investment strategies applicable for businesses and methods to rectify faulty investment strategies. (10 marks)
Q.3. a. Distinguish policy, procedure and programmes with examples. (5 marks)
b. Give a short note on synergy. (5 marks)
Q.4. Select any established Indian company and analyse the different types of strategies taken up by the company over the last few years. (10 marks)
Q. 5 Why do you think it is necessary for organisations to have vision and mission statements and also core competencies? Support your answer with relevant examples. (10 marks)
Q. 6. What is SBU? Explain its features, functions and roles. Mention some of the successful SBU of MNC’s. (10 marks)


February 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
MB0052 – Strategic Management and Business Policy - 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain with respect to policies – steps in framing business policy and stages of policy cycle. Will these help in decision making? (10 marks)
Q.2 Assess the challenges involved in Strategic Management in the near future. (10 marks)
Q.3 Four years back, Pure Ltd. was a newly started company. It deals in designer fabrics. Its top management comprises mainly of young talented persons. They would to know to make the company follow ethical codes and practice CSR as the company moves ahead. They are also interested in meeting its business obligations. Could you suggest to the management on how to go about it? (10 marks)
Q.4. What is BCP? Discuss its importance and influence on strategic management. How contingency planning is related to BCP? (10 marks)
Q. 5 Mention any 5 successful strategic alliances and discuss the key aspects concerned with it. What kinds of problems were faced by companies that were involved in these strategic alliances? (10 marks)
Q. 6 Give a note on strategic evaluation and strategic control. (10 marks)

MB0053 – International Business Management - February 2011

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Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
MB0053 – International Business Management - 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is globalization? What are its benefits? How does globalization help in international business? Give some instances. [10 marks]
Q.2 What is culture and in the context of international business environment how does it impact international business decisions? [10 marks]
Q.3 Cosmos Limited wants to enter international markets. Will country risk analysis help Cosmos Limited to take correct decisions? Substantiate your answer. [10 marks]
Q.4 How can managers in international companies adjust to the ethical factors influencing countries? Is it possible to establish international ethical codes? Briefly explain. [10 marks]
Q.5 Discuss the international marketing strategies. How is it different from domestic marketing strategies? [10 marks]
Q.6 Explain briefly the international financial management components with examples and applicability. [10 marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
MB0053 – International Business Management - 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is WTO? Explain its objectives, functions and structure. [10 marks]
Q.2 Explain briefly the nature of e-business and the challenges involved. [10 marks]
Q.3 Mention the relevance of these terms in International business - Letter of credit, Bill of Lading and Factoring. [10 marks]
Q.4 a) Explain the role played by EXIM bank. [05 marks]
b) What are B2B and C2B business models? [05 marks]
Q.5 What kind of impact will globalization and international business environment create on Indian businesses? [10 marks]
Q.6 Discuss any 3 regional trading agreements and its effect on international business. [10 marks]

MB0037 – International Business Management - February 2011

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
MB0037 – International Business Management - 3 Credits
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks) Answer coming soon...
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is globalization? What are its benefits? How does globalization help in international business? Give some instances. [10 marks]
Q.2 What is culture and in the context of international business environment how does it impact international business decisions? [10 marks]
Q.3 Explain the meaning of the term ‘trade liberalization’ and advantages. Also, identify some commonly observed mistakes in international trade. [10 marks]
Q.4 Explain the product life cycle theory. [10 marks]
Q.5 Discuss the implications of Heckscher-Ohlin theory model. [10 marks]
Q.6 Do you think WTO is helpful for promoting international business? Give reasons for your answer. [10 marks]
February 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
MB0037 – International Business Management - 3 Credits
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is WTO? What is GATT? Explain both. [10 marks]
Q.2 What is MNC? Explain the 3 stages of evolution. [10 marks]
Q.3 Mention the differences between currency markets and exchange rate markets in the context of international business environment. [10 marks]
Q.4 a) Explain the role of privatization in international business. [05 marks]
b) Mention the relevance of these international commercial terms: FCA, EXW, DES, CIF and DDP [05 marks]
Q.5 Give short notes on Letter of credit and Bill of Lading [10 marks]
Q.6 Discuss the entry methods in international business with relevant examples. [10 marks]

MB0036 – Strategic Management and Business Policy -February 2011

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
MB0036 – Strategic Management and Business Policy - 3 Credits
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks) Answer coming soon...
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain how strategies are formulated and implemented. (10 marks)
Q.2 Mr. Nandankumar wants to start a business of his own. He is seeking advice from a consultancy firm on how to go about it. If you were an employee of this consultancy firm, how would you guide him in preparing a business plan that would suit Nandankumar’s business? (10 marks)
Q.3. a. What is the purpose of business continuity plan? (5 marks)
b. Give a short note on mitigation strategies. (5 marks)
Q.4. Distinguish between financial investor and strategic investor. (10 marks)
Q. 5 Give a note on enforcement of intellectual property rights. (10 marks)
Q. 6. Give a note on complex systems behaviour and creativity. (10 marks)
February 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
MB0036 – Strategic Management and Business Policy - 3 Credits
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the importance of licensing and assigning IP rights. (10 marks)
Q.2 Assess the need for Corporate Social Responsibility with supporting instances. (10 marks)
Q.3 What are the obstacles faced by small business units? Explain with examples. (10 marks)
Q.4. Are decision support systems beneficial in strategic management and business policies? Justify your answer. (10 marks)
Q. 5 Mr. Kevin is a CFO of a multinational company. What would be his role and responsibilities in the company? (10 marks)
Q. 6 Give a note on strategies that improve sales. (10 marks)
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