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MS-001

December, 2017

MS-001 : MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS AND

BEHAVIOUR

Time : 3 hours

Maximum Marks : 100

(Weightage 70%)

Note : (i)          There are two Sections : A and B.

(ii) Attempt any three questions from Section-A,

each question carries 20 marks.

(ill) Section-B is compulsory and carries 40 marks.

SECTION - A

1. Explain the need for MBO in an organization and  the process involved in it. Briefly discuss the  benefits of having MBO in an organization.

2. Briefly describe the antecedents of organizational  change and the strategies to cope with the change.

3. Briefly discuss the factors influencing the choice  of organizational structure. Describe any two  types of structures and their advantages and  disadvantages.

4. Discuss the determinants of interpersonal  behaviour. Briefly explain how to develop

interpersonal skills.

 

5.

Write short notes on any three of the following :

(a) Barriers to effective communication

(b) Gamesman model of decision-making

(c) Group cohesiveness

(d) Methods of control

(e) Prerequisites for effective delegation

 

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SECTION  -  B

6.

Read the following case carefully and answer the  questions given at the end :

Modern Bank Limited was established in  1938 by Vasudev Mudaliar as a private bank. The  bank grew to become a 100 crore business by  1944 and a 500 crore business by 1960. Vasudev  Mudaliar was succeeded in the business by his  sons. In 1974, an investor, Sudhakar Gupta,  bought 51% equity in the bank and assumed  charge as chairman.  The bank gradually expanded in the four  southern states and grew to be a business worth

3,200 crore by 1985. In 1987, Sudhakar Gupta  brought in Arvind Jain, a young MBA graduate,  as the MD of the bank. Arvind Jain focused his  energies on building the brand of the bank among  the traditional segments and simultaneously  focused on building brand equity among the  middle class. During this period the bank  recorded continuous business growth and by  1997, the bank's total business stood at 12,000  crore.

Arvind Jain was a fiery young man who  essentially believed in turnaround performance.

His style of leadership was autocratic and he  believed that people around him should be

committed to executing his orders rather than  wasting time on debates and discussions. He  formed a core group of top executives to strategize and monitor the implementation of action plans. Being a traditional bank where hierarchy and authority were respected, it was not long before everyone adjusted to the new style of functioning. Everybody from the branch offices, regional offices, and the head office, religiously followed the orders of the top management. The result was a stupendous success. The bank became a force to reckon with among the private sector banks in southern India. Arvind Jain emphasized the following aspects :

• recruiting top-notch professionals

re-engineering the corporate brand of the bank

emphasizing marketing and business development

• a top-down approach in the decisionmaking process

• adoption of technology for modernizing business operations.

Along with the positive developments were a few negative aspects :

• centralization of the bank's functioning

• formation of a coterie which wielded power in the bank

• emphasis on performance at any cost rather than on means

• frustration and disillusionment of the employees at large

Parallel with these developments, there were other developments too in the bank. Differences arose between the promoter Sudhakar Gupta and the MD Arvind Jain, which eventually led to the  resignation and exit of the latter from the bank.

A few of his faithful followers too exited from the  bank. The chairman, in consultation with the  board, appointed a senior banking professional,  Manoj Pillai, from an established public sector  bank, as the MD of Modern Bank.  On assuming charge, Manoj Pillai  reshuffled the top management and set up a new  team at the corporate office. It was his belief that  systems and procedures should take precedence  over individuals in the bank, and that after goals  are set, executive should be given freedom to

perform.  A few hallmarks of his leadership and  management approach in the bank were as  follows

• emphasis on streamlining systems and  procedures

• nurturing employees to strictly adhere to  laid-down norms/systems.

• training of existing employees in core areas  such as credit, audit, etc.

recruitment of young professionals, i.e.,

MBA, M.Com., etc. as management trainees  and their induction into the bank to bring

in fresh blood and enthusiasm.

• strengthening the training system for  under-taking training and induction

responsibilities.

• posting of successful line personnel as  faculty in Staff Training Colleges to drive

home the importance of training to the  employees of the bank.

• continuing the technology upgradation

processes undertaken during earlier review.

However, the employees of the bank,  especially the top and middle management, who

were used to following the instructions of the  central command and carrying out the decisions  of centralized decision making could not adjust  to the new leadership approach. The top  executives started perceiving the new leader as  weak, due to lack of the charisma and strong drive  that they had seen in the earlier leader. Further,

the emphasis on re-engineering the systems led  to stagnation of product innovation and during

the three years Manoj Pillai was with the bank,  no product could be launched.

The bank slowly lost its market share and  recorded a negative growth during the period

1997-2000. There was an interesting development  in 1999, when the promoter offloaded a minus stake to a multinational bank. The changed  business interest of the promoter led to further  offloading of stake in favour of the multinational  bank. As a result the majority stake in the bank  stood transferred to the multinational bank.

The new management undertook a series  of measures to re-engineer and redefine the brand  and image of the bank. Some of the salient features  of these measures were :

• upgrading the technology of the bank

• gearing up the bank for various technology  initiatives such as core banking solutions,

Internet banking, call centre and help desk,  etc.

• recruitment of a new breed of professionals  at all levels and in all functional areas to

cater to the needs of the bank.

• strict implementation of the performance  planning and measurement approaches.

• implementation of Cost To Company (CTC)  approach for all the middle and top

management officials of the bank.

• voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for employees found to be lacking in the new

set of competence.

• massive exercise of re-branding and  re-engineering the product portfolio of the

bank.

• creation of a core team of young professionals to continuously work on

re-branding and product re-engineering.

• improving the learning infrastructure by networking the IT infrastructure with the

existing training infrastructure to leverage the advantages.

During the initial transformation period, the old genre of employees were frustrated by the higher compensation given to the new recruits as well as the importance accorded to them as against the existing employees. This led to the exodus of a large number of employees through the voluntary retirement scheme. The remaining

employees were in a state of confusion about the direction the bank was heading in.

In the meantime, the new management recruited an MD, Vikrant Advani, a senior

banking professional with over 20 years of experience, to lead the bank, along with a new

set of initiatives. After assuming charge, Vikrant Advani made it a point to personally interact with all senior executives. He communicated with all employees about the transformation process and the steps undertaken by the bank for the purpose.

As a step towards implementing the knowledge management process in the bank, the

training department launched a whole set of initiatives with the help of the IT department as given below :

• setting-up of corporate Intranet for the bank with built-in features such as bulletin

boards, discussion and chat rooms, etc.

• integrating the e-learning software with the Intranet to provide learning inputs to

employees.

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• identifying resource persons area-wise and making them available online to disseminate

learning across the organization.

• collecting the critical experience of employees in various functional areas and

presenting them as case studies for employees to learn.

• providing all the information and circulars

 

related to various systems and procedures of the bank online to empower the

employees with information.

• tying up with learning content providers for continuously updating the learning content.

Questions :

(a) Analyse the case from the learning inputs from organizational perspective.

(b) Examine whether the technology transformation processes will lead to a

change in organizational culture.

(c) Do you feel that the bank is on the right track ? Why ?

(d) Suggest steps for improving the knowledge management processes in the bank.

 

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MS-001 : MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS AND

BEHAVIOUR

Time : 3 hours            Maximum Marks : 100

(Weightage 70%)

Note : (i)         There are two Sections - A and B.

(ii) Attempt any three questions from Section-A,

each question carries 20 marks.

(iii) Section-B is compulsory and carries 40 marks.

SECTION - A

1. Briefly describe different responsibilities of a manager and their relevance citing examples.

2. What is meant by mission, objectives, strategy and policies ? Discuss the relevance of these from organizational context.

3. Discuss and describe different dimensions and determinants of organisational culture.

4. Discuss formal and informal organisation structures and the importance of decentralization in an organization.

5.         Write short notes on  any three  of the following :

(a) Formulating a plan

(b) Johari Window

(c) Types of power

(d) Conflict-defusion strategies

(e) Brain storming

SECTION  -  B

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6.         Read the case carefully and answer the questions

given at the end.

Mr Sondhi, Chief Executive, India Gears, was sent by the Director Mr. Sen to Japan to study the ways the Japanese Industries worked, because he was highly impressed with the findings that the Japanese had stolen a march over other developed countries in the matter of industrialization.

He himself had a mind to apply some of the Japanese Techniques in his company, India Gears. During his visit to Japan, Mr Sondhi was deeply impressed by several techniques used by the Japanese such as Just in Time, Poka Yoke, Kaizen, Quality circles, Total Employee involvement, etc. He specifically noted that a Japanese employee worked for his Nation rather than just

trying to make more money. He ascribed this to homogeneous culture, religion and language which tied tim Japanese in a close emotional bond. One aspect of the Japanese way of doing business which impressed Mr. Sondhi was the way the Japanese companies did outsourcing of several components to outside small companies. According to Sondhi, this permitted the Japanese firms to focus on their core competent areas in a

better manner. In addition the vendors were able to supply the needed materials and components, just-in-time thereby reducing the inventory to manageable levels. Further the size of the plant was reduced which reduced the taxes and effort of managing the in house. Operations became simpler and more effective. One fact observed by

Mr. Sondhi was that the vendors were close relatives of the employees which further increased the ties between the company and its employees. On his return to India, Sondhi was very enthusiastic about the concept of outsourcing. He suggested to his Director about this idea of outsourcing. Mr. Sen, the Director, was also impressed with the idea and told that the sons and daughters of some managers of the company

were young and enterprising engineering and management graduates searching jobs in and around Indore.

Mr. Sen proposed that these young graduates could be helped by India Gears to start

their own ancillary units which could become vendors to their company. The attitude of Mr. Sen was to encourage young talent to start their own ventures. According to Mr. Sen, a part of the initial investment would be done by any manager whose son or daughter started the ancillary. The India Gears would be contributing some percentage of the initial investment. Both Mr. Sen and Mr. Sondhi called a meeting of their trusted Managers. Mr. Mittal from Marketing and supply chain, Mr. Desai from Industrial engineering. Mr. Jain from maintenance. Mr. Nagpal from production and

Mr. Apte from Design and quality. The topic of starting ancillaries was placed on the table, and in the end all the managers unanimously applauded the vision of their bosses. They said in chorus that they would give a thought to this highly magnanimous and collaborative proposal. Soon the ancillaries were started with pomp and show and was hailed as a milestone in the history of India Gears. The managers whose young ones were unit heads were in high spirits. They often used to sing in the praise of Mr. Sen

and Mr. Sondhi about their creative thinking when they used to meet in the afternoons for their executive lunch. They often discussed about the success story of their children with

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great enthusiasm. Mr. Sondhi also expected an increase in the organizational effectiveness of India Gears. Looking at the cheerful faces of his managers

Sondhi thought that the managers were highly motivated with the success of the ancillaries run by their sons and daughters and that this would be helpful to India Gears as well. About one year after the starting of the ancillaries the routine Annual audit of India Gears was done by their trusted Chartered Accountant, Mr. Agrawal, a

brilliant pass out of NITIE, Bombay. Agrawal was known for his honest though brash and highly

objective ways of presenting the Annual Reports. The audit report gave a shock to Mr. Sen and Mr. Sondhi. The report said that the productivity had declined by 20% and the ROI declined from 20% to 12%. The auditor passed strictures saying that

on a number of occasions certain orders were cancelled due to delay in the delivery to the

customer. There were instances of return of consignment from US and UK due to the gears

not meeting International Quality Standards QS9000 laid down by three automobile giants of US, namely, Ford, GM and Chrysler. This had never happened in the past. Seeing this sudden decline in the effectiveness in the Performance of

India Gears, Mr. Sen was in a disturbed mood. He appointed an external Management and Technical Consultant to investigate into the matter.

The consultant demanded certain documents of the company including the personal

records of the managers of the previous year and the current year to investigate into why things had gone wrong. After a detailed study of the records and interview of junior and senior personnel he discovered certain startling facts. He summarized the important points and placed them before Mr. Sondhi and Mr. Sen as under. 1. The absenteeism level of some managers had increased a great deal. These were the managers whose children had started the ancillary. Among the problems discovered

were refusal of Design to change the customer's drawings from DIN standard to

ISO standard, reduced use of the imported Carl Zeiss Measuring machine, increased

machine downtime, high levels of inventory and inventory turnover ratio, increased

scrap percent, poor housekeeping, improved inbound logistics but poor outbound

logistics. This put a question mark on their dedication and loyalty to the organization.

During the interview of the managers, it was discovered that two out of the five

managers whose children owned the ancillary were planning to leave the

organization. They wanted to focus on the growth of the ancillary.

2. One of the managers - the Purchase nager, was found to be at fault in his

record keeping upon a detailed enquiry it was found that he was making certain

purchases to gain personal benefits which were not in the interests of the company.

Because his children did not have any ancillary unit, therefore, he wanted to earn

money by dishonest practices. In a nutshell, the consultant explained

to Mr. Sen that the ancillary development shifted the direction of goals of the

managers away from the organizational goals. He explained to Mr. Sen the

behavioural model of organizational effectiveness in which organizational goals

must be reinforced by group and individual goals. Mr. Sen asked the consultant as to

why certain Japanese concepts which succeed in Japan fail when they are

practiced in some other country. The consultant replied that these concepts can

be applied in other countries after some modifications looking to the cultural

differences between Japan and the country where the change was contemplated.

Action Plan :  To prevent any further damage to India Gears, Mr. Sen decided to

terminate the services of some managers who had lost their loyalty to the company,

retrenched the dishonest Purchase manager and immediately gave an advertisement in

National newspapers for quickly recruiting and selecting new managers. He learnt a

lesson that copying the models of other countries could result in a disaster.

Questions :

(a) Which aspect of the Japanese Companies impress Mr. Sondhi ?

(b) Why did the starting of the ancillaries adversely affect the working of India

Gears ?

(c) What were the findings of the consultant ?

(d) What was the action taken by Mr. Sen ?

 

 

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Annual Exam-2017

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)

 

Paper-I (Financial Decision Making)

 

NEW

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

1.           What are finance funcitons? Explain.

 

2.           Discuss the different types of investment decision.

 

3.           Define leverage. Discuss its types.

 

4.           Define Capital Structure. Discuss its components.

 

5.           Define Dividend. Discuss the different forms of dividend.

 

6.           Explain Walter’s dividend relevance theory.

 

7.           What is Share? Discuss different types of share.

 

8.           Discuss merits and demerits of debenture.

 

9.           Define short term financing. Discuss trade credit as a spontaneous source of financing.

 

10.       Define the concept of bank financing. Discuss the different forms of bank finance.

 

 

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Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.

 

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

25/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -I

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

27/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –II

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

29/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –III

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

01/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –IV

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

03/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –V

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

05/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -VI

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna


 

 

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Paper-I (Working Capital Management)

 

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Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

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1.           What do you mean by prime lending rate? How is it determined?

 

 

2.           What is the differfence between gross working capital and net working capital? Describe the factors affecting determination of working capital.

 

3.           What is working capital? Explain the components of working capital.

4.           Discuss the internal and external factors affecting flow of cash.

 

 

 

5.           Describe different aspects of working capital management.

6.           Delineate the important components of receivable management system.

 

7.           What is meant by 'Liquidity'? What factors affect liquidity? Explain the effects of liquidity.

 

8.           Discuss the effects of inflation on working capital.

9.           How does a bank provide credit to business units? Explain.

10.    Why do firms hold inventory? Describe the components of an inventory system.

 

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017 (Revised)

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.

 

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

25/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -I

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

27/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –II

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

29/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –III

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

01/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –IV

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

03/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –V

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

05/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -VI

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna


 

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Paper-II (Working Capital Management)

 

NEW

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

1.           What is working capital? Discuss its importance.

 

2.           Discuss in brief the different areas of working capital managements.

 

3.           Discuss criterion for estimation working capital of any business firm.

 

4.           Discuss the factors affecting working capital policy.

 

5.           What is the role and need of liquidity in business? Discuss and explain the functions of cash management.

 

6.           Discuss the merits and demerits of ‘too-liberal’ and ‘too-strict’ credit sales policy.

 

7.           What are the main objectives of inventory management? How can a financial manager achieve these objectives?

 

8.           Discuss long term sources of working capital.

 

9.           What is a commercial paper? Discuss its advantages and disadvantages.

 

10.       What is bank financing? Discuss the different forms of bank financing.

 

 

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017 (Revised)

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.

 

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

25/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -I

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

27/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –II

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

29/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –III

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

01/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –IV

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

03/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –V

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

05/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -VI

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

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Annual Exam-2017

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)

 

Paper-II (Capital Investment and Financing)

 

OLD

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

1.           Examine the main principles of financial decisions.

2.           Examine the factors influenceing financial engineering.

3.           Write an essay on the development of banking sector in India.

4.           Write an essay on Corporate governance and investor service.

5.           Discuss the process of estimating cash flow for Capital budgeting.

 

6.           What is dividend? What points should a company consider while determining dividend policy? Explain.

 

 

7.           What is Control? What are its objectives? Throw light on the characteristics of a good control system.

 

8.           What is lease finance? Under what circumstances it is cheaper than other sources of finance?

 

 

9.           Define Company and describe its sources of finance.

10.    Throw light on the importance of Capital market. What are its components? Explain.


 

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Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)

 

Paper-III (Management Control System)

 

NEW

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

1.           What do you understand by management control system? What are tis basic elements? Why management control system is important for an organisation?

 

2.           Expalin the factors that affect design of management control system.

 

3.           What do you mean by responsibility center? What are its nature and purpose?

 

4.           Discuss different types of budgets in details.

 

5.           Discuss in details various types of audits.

 

6.           Describe various methods of project planning and scheduling.

 

7.           What are the advantages of participative management? How the resistance to the participative management process be tackled?

 

8.           Expalin different methods of transfer pricing.

 

9.           Discuss break even analysis in detail.

 

10.       Describe various techniques used in management control of operations.

 

 

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017 (Revised)

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.

 

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

25/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -I

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

27/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –II

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

29/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –III

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

01/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –IV

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

03/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –V

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

05/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -VI

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

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Annual Exam-2017

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)

 

Paper-III (Management Control System)

 

OLD

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

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1.           Describe the features of a successful investment policy.

2.           Discuss different aspects of corporate level strategy.

3.           What do you mean by profit sharing system? Throw light on its objectives and mechanism.

 

 

4.           For what reasons delegation of authority and assignment of responsibility are essential? Explain.

 

 

5.           State the difference between Capital budgeting and revenue budgeting. What factors should be taken into consideration in connection with Capital budgeting?

 

6.           Explain the framework of performance managemetn system.

7.           What is investment centre? Describe its objectives.

8.           Describe the nature, scope and objectives of management control system.

9.           What is flexible budgeting? What are its limitations? Explain.

 

 

10.       What is budgeting? Drow distinction between programme budgeting and performance budgeting.

 

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017 (Revised)

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.

 

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

25/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -I

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

27/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –II

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

29/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –III

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

01/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –IV

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

03/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –V

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

05/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -VI

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

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Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)

 

Paper-IV (Security Analysis and Portfolio Management)

 

NEW

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

1.           What is investment? How it differes from speculation?

 

2.           What is preference share? Throw light on different kinds of preference share.

 

3.           Define secondary market and throw light on its relationship with primary market.

 

4.           Explain various elements of settlement cycle carry forward system.

 

5.           Discuss market inefficiencies of efficient market theory.

 

6.           Explain various demensions of financial analysis.

 

7.           Differential traditional portfolio analysis from modern portfolio analysis.

 

8.           Discuss the significance of Beta in protfolio.

 

9.           What do you understand by Capital Market Theory? Explain its assumptions.

 

10.       Discuss the arbitrage pricing theory.

 

 

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017 (Revised)

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.

 

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

25/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -I

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

27/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –II

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

29/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –III

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

01/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –IV

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

03/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –V

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

05/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -VI

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

 

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Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)

 

Paper-IV (Security Analysis and Portfolio Management)

 

OLD

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

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1.           Discuss any one model of portfolio selection.

2.           Examine critically the concept of mutual fund. How far mutual funds have been successful in India?

 

3.           Wrtie an essay on the origin and growth of Stock Exchange market in India.

4.           What do you mean by market efficiency? What are its different forms?

 

5.           Exmaine the valuation methodologies generally used by investors of preference and equity shares.

 

6.           Discuss various elements of investment environment.

7.           What is meant by security? What are its different types? How security analysis is conducted?

 

 

8.           What are the various concepts of portfolio return? Describe methods of calculating portfolio return.

 

9.           Explain investmetn-decision process.

10.    Discuss ‘DOW’ theory. What are its main features?

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017 (Revised)

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.

 

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

25/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -I

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

27/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –II

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

29/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –III

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

01/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –IV

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

03/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –V

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

05/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -VI

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna


 

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Paper-V (International Financial Management)

 

NEW

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

1.           Discuss the importance of International Financial Management.

 

2.           Critically examine the role of World Bank in providing finance to multinational corporation.

 

3.           Discuss the factors affecting exchange rate.

 

4.           What is foreign exchange market? Discuss the participants of exchange market.

 

5.           What is exchange rate? How is it determined?

 

6.           Write an essay on currency options in India.

 

7.           Discuss the different aspects of swap management.

 

8.           What is the concept of FDI? Discuss the strategy for FDI.

 

9.           Discuss financial and non-financial factors in capital budgeting.

 

10.       Discuss the different aspects of cash management.

 

 

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017 (Revised)

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.

 

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

25/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -I

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

27/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –II

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

29/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –III

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

01/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –IV

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

03/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –V

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

05/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -VI

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna


 

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Paper-V (International Financial Management)

 

OLD

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

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1.           What do you mean by international financial management? Describe its salient features.

 

 

2.           Critically examine the comparative cost theory of international trade.

3.           Discuss the impact of foreign exchange reserve and balance of payments on exchange-rate.

 

 

4.           What is meant by multinational-corporation? Discuss its merits and demerits for a country like India.

 

5.           Explain institutional arrangement of export and import finance in India.

6.           Write an essay on the Debt-Crisis of Developing Countires.

7.           What is 'Letter of Credit'? What is its importance in Financing Export Trade of a Country? Explain.

 

8.           Throw light on the trends in India’s balance of payments in recent years.

9.           Discuss the sources of institutional finance for growth of international trade.

 

 

10.            Write notes on any two of the following:

(a)

International Exchange Market

 

(b)

Foreign Direct Investment

 

(c)

Fixed and floating exchange-rate

 

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017 (Revised)

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.

 

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

25/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -I

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

27/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –II

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

29/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –III

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

01/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –IV

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

03/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –V

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

05/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -VI

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna


 

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Paper-VI (Management of Financial Services)

 

NEW

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

1.           Distinguish between capital market and money market.

 

2.           Explain meaning and concept of derivatives. Discuss trading framework of derivative market.

 

3.           Define SEBI. Discuss its functions.

 

4.           Describe in brief the financial services of financial institutions.

 

5.           Define Marchant Bankers. Discuss the functions of Marchant Bankers.

 

6.           Discuss the roel of Housing Development and Finance Corporation.

 

7.           What is factoring? Discuss the types of factoring.

 

8.           Describe in brief the methods of Venture Capital Financing.

 

9.           What is stock exchange? Discuss the organisation and functions of stock exchange.

 

10.       Discuss the role of international monetary fund.

 

 

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017 (Revised)

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.

 

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

25/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -I

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

27/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –II

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

29/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –III

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

01/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –IV

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

03/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –V

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

05/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -VI

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna


 

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Paper-VI (Management of Financial Services)

 

OLD

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

 

1.           Discuss the impact of information revolution on financial services.

2.           Discuss the role and need of regulations in a free market economy.

 

3.           Throw light on the role of regulations in a free market economy.

 

4.           Write an essay on rapid growth of Mutual Fund in India.

 

5.           What are Financial Services? Describe various types of financial services.

 

6.           Discuss the various strategies of managing risk.

 

7.           Describe various steps in the process of portfolio management.

 

8.           What are the functions of Stock Exchnage Market? Explain.

9.           Define capital market and describe its participants.

10.    What is insurance? Describe its objectives and functions.

 

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017 (Revised)

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.

 

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

25/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -I

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

27/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –II

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

29/4/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –III

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

01/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –IV

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

03/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper –V

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

05/5/2017

 

PGDFM Paper -VI

 

3.30 to 6.30 pm

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna


 

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Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

Paper-I (Fundamentals of Marketing Management)

(NEW)

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

1.           Define Marketing Management ? What are the importance of Marketing Management.

 

2.           Describe the functions of a Marketing Manager.

 

3.           Write an essay on the evolution of Marketing System.

 

4.           Discuss the role of Corporate Sector in Marketing.

 

5.           Define Branding. What are its advantages ?

 

6.           Describe the role of discount, Rebate etc. in price determination.

 

7.           Define retailer. Explain the different types of retailers.

 

8.           What is marketing planning ? Explain the concept of market opportunity.

 

9.           What do you mean by advertising decision and what are the different methods of advertising.

 

10.       Write notes on any Two of the following :–

 

(a)         Marketing Product and market choices

(b)         Marketing Strategies

(c)         Product Mix

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017

 

Post Graduate Diploma Courses

PGDMM

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

01/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-I

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

02/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-II

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

04/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-III

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

06/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-IV

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

08/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-V

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

10/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-VI

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

(c)  Lifestyle Marketing

 

(b)  Cognitive dissonance

 

(a)  Self-Concept

 

 

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Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

Paper-I (Consumer Behaviour)

(OLD)

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

1.           Explain the importance of consumer behaviour in marketing programmes.

 

2.           How does an urban consumer differ from rural consumer in similar buying needs? Explain.

 

3.           Discuss Trait theory of personality in the context of consumer behavior.

 

4.           What is meant by subliminal perception? Explain the techniques of subliminal perception.

 

5.           What is consumer attitude? Explain the inter-relationship among consumer attitude, beliefs and purchase intentions.

 

6.           What do you understand by the term ‘Memory’? Explain its structure and functions.

7.           What is the concept of learning? Describe the operant conditioning theory of learning.

 

8.           Describe various models for study of Consumer behaviour.

9.           What do you mean by buying decision? How does personality of consumer affect buying decision?

 

10.    Write notes on any Two of the following :

 

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017

Post Graduate Diploma Courses

PGDMM

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

01/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-I

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

02/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-II

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

04/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-III

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

06/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-IV

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

08/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-V

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

10/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-VI

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna


 

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Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

 

Paper-II (Consumer Behaviour)

 

(NEW)

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry equal marks.

 

1.           What do you mean by Consumer Behaviour ? Explain the importance of consumer behaviour in marketing programme.

 

2.           What is Market Segmentation ? Explain the process of Segmentation.

 

3.           What is meant by ‘Perception’ ? What factors influence perception ? Explain.

 

4.           What do you understand by the term ‘Personality’ ? Explain the various determinants of personality.

 

5.           How family life-cycle affects the Consumer Behaviour ?

 

6.           What are the psychological factors affecting consumer buying behaviour ?

 

7.           Explain the characteristic of Opinion Leadership.

 

8.           Throw light upon Economic model of consumer behaviour.

 

9.            What is Consumerism and discuss the changing role of women in assessing consumerism.

 

10.       Discuss the main provision of Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

 

 

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017

 

Post Graduate Diploma Courses

PGDMM

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

01/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-I

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

02/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-II

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

04/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-III

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

06/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-IV

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

08/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-V

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

10/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-VI

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna


 

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Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

Paper-II (Sales and Distribution Management)

(OLD)

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

1.                 Describe the qualities of a good sales personnel.

2.               What is meant by 'selection'? Discuss the various tools of selection of salesman.

 

 

3.                 What are the objectives of communication? Explain written and verbal communication. What are the differences between the two?

 

 

4.                 Discuss the importance of training for sales personnel and explain training process in detail.

 

 

5.               What is compensation? Discuss types of direct and indirect compensation.

 

 

6.             Explain different types of sales quota. How quotas are fixed?

 

 

 

7.           “Sales exhibition has become a focal poit in modern retailing.” Discuss.

 

 

8.           What is job analysis? Throw light on the importance of job analysis for better management of sales force.

 

 

9.           What are the components of strategy formulation in sales Management? Explain.

 

 

10.    Write notes on any Two of the following :–

(a)

Sales Management Audit

 

(b)

B.D.I

 

 

 

 

(c)

Compensation Package

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017

 

 

 

 

Post Graduate Diploma Courses

 

 

 

 

 

PGDMM

 

 

 

Date

 

 

Paper

 

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

01/3/2017

 

 

PGDMM, Paper-I

 

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

02/3/2017

 

 

PGDMM, Paper-II

 

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

04/3/2017

 

 

PGDMM, Paper-III

 

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

06/3/2017

 

 

PGDMM, Paper-IV

 

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

08/3/2017

 

 

PGDMM, Paper-V

 

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

10/3/2017

 

 

PGDMM, Paper-VI

 

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

                     



 

 

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Paper-III (Marketing Cimmunication and Advertising)

(NEW)

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

1.           What is advertising? Highlight its importance.

 

2.           What are the different types of corporate advertising?

 

3.           What are the different types of sales promotion?

 

4.           Compare comparative advertising in Australia and Argentina.

 

5.           Discuss the role of creativity in marketing communication.

 

6.           How will you allocate your advertising budget?

 

7.           What are the departments of advertising agency?

 

8.           Describe the process of DAGMAR.

 

9.           Highlight the importance and relevance of marketing information systems.

 

10.       Write notes on any two of the following :–

 

(a)         Logical appeals

(b)         Media planning

(c)         Event marketing

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017

 

Post Graduate Diploma Courses

PGDMM

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

01/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-I

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

02/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-II

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

04/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-III

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

06/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-IV

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

08/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-V

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

10/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-VI

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna


 

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Paper-III (Product Management)

(OLD)

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

1.           Explain the concept of Brand Equity and examine various methods of brand valuation.

 

2.           Explain product obsolescence. What are its causes?

3.           Describe sales forecasting. How can it be used for economic analysis of a new product?

 

 

4.           Explain the term 'product-line' and 'product-mix'. What factors affect product-line decision?

 

5.           What do you mean by product-mix? What factors influence change in product-mix?

 

6.           Explain the concept of product portfolio analysis and throw light on its importance in decision-making.

 

7.           What are the main objectives of price determination? Describe the methods of pricing.

 

8.           What is product planning? Throw light on the traditional view point about product planning.

 

 

9.           What is product life-cycle? Explain what measures can be taken for extending the life-cycle of a product.

 

10.       Write notes on any two of the following :–

(a)         Advertising strategy

(b)         Shopping and speciality

(c)         Test marketing

 

EXAMINATION PROGRAMME-2017

Post Graduate Diploma Courses

PGDMM

Date

 

Paper

 

Time

 

Examination Centre

01/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-I

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

02/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-II

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

04/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-III

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

06/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-IV

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

08/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-V

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna

10/3/2017

 

PGDMM, Paper-VI

 

8 to11 A.M

 

Nalanda Open University, Patna


 

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Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

 

Paper-IV (Sales, Distribution and Retail Management)

 

(NEW)

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

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1.           What do you understand by recruitment and selection ? Discuss the sources of recruitment.

 

2.           Describe various motivational theorics.

 

3.           Discuss the relationship between channel management and the marketing mix.

 

4.           What do you mean by Sales-person and Sales-force ? How these two have become so important in success of firm ?

 

5.           Describe the characteristics of a Compensation plan ?

 

6.           What do you understand by retail management ? What are the various types of retailers ?

 

7.           Describe in detail about the foreign direct investment of retail in India ?

 

8.           What is Store planning ? How it works ?

 

9.           Describe in detail about Store employees evaluation ?

 

10.       Write notes on any two of the following :–

 

(a)         Electronic and non-store retailing

(b)         Merchandise Management

(c)         Store Management


(d)                               

(e)                               (c) Components of Political Risk

(f)                                 

(g)                               (b) International Marketing and Foreign Trade

(h)                                

(i)                                (a) Cultural analysis of foreign market

 

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Annual Exam-2017

Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

 

Paper-IV (International Marketing)

 

(OLD)

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

 

1.           Define International marketing. What are its characteristics?

2.           Write an essay on international advertising scenario.

3.           Explain the main sources of funds available to an exporter.

 

4.           Describe main import and export documents briefly.

5.           Discuss the objectives and functions of International Monetary Fund (IMF).

6.           Draw distinction between the following :

 

(a) Global and Domestic Marketing           

 

(b) Direct and Indirect Distribution Channel      

 

7.           Explain various combinations of Communication Strategies available of global market.

 

 

 

8.           Discuss the impact of export-import policy on international marketing.

9.           What do you understand by international marketing research? Explain its scope.

10.       Write notes on any two of the following:


 

 

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Annual Exam-2017

Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

 

Paper-V (Marketing of Services)

 

(NEW)

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

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1.           Discuss the technological support for effective services marketing.

 

2.           What is the role of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) in delivering a customer relationship strategy?

 

3.           What do you mean by developing services for specific segments? What is the distinction between important and determinant attributes in consumer choice decisions?

 

4.           Explain the basic services package. Discuss its essential elements.

 

5.           Explain criteria for good service quality.

 

6.           Discuss the pricing implications of different cost analysis.

 

7.           Describe the role of personal selling in service communications. Give examples of three situations in which you have encoutered this approach.

 

8.           Explain the importance of e-commerce in the field of service distribution.

 

9.           Explain marketing mix as a tool of marketing strategy.

 

10.       Write notes on any two of the following:

 

(a)  Micro Segmentation

(b)   Objectives of Service Pricing

 

(c)  Location and Time of Delivery


 

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Annual Exam-2017

Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

 

Paper-V (Marketing of Services)

 

(OLD)

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

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1.           What do you understand by international marketing of services? Explain the measures for promoting international marketing of services.

 

2.           Discuss the relevance and role of 'Physical Evidence' in marketing of services.

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3.           Explain the term 'yield management' and discuss the importance of yield management for hotel industry.

 

 

4.           Explain the factors affecting the determination of prices of services. How price determination of services differs from price determination of goods?

 

5.           Discuss the changing scenario of Indian Banking Industry.

6.           Write an essay on the contribution of service sector to India’s international trade.

 

7.           What is the nature of trousim as a service industry? Describe the factors affecting demand and supply of tourism.

 

 

8.           Explain consumer behaviour in the context of financial services. Explain influence of family on buying behaviour.

 

 

9.           "Services have a number of unique characteristics that make them different from product." Discuss this statement.

 

 

10.    Write note an any Two of the following :-

 

(a)        International marketing and Interactive marketing

 

(b)        Core services and Supporting services

(c)         Experience quality and Credence quality


 

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Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

 

Paper-VI (International Marketing)

 

(NEW)

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

1.           Explain the benefit of International Marketing.

 

2.           What is political environment ? Is it country specific, firm specific or both ? What are its major components ?

 

3.           Differentiate between a free trade area and a common market. Explain the marketing implications of the diffeences.

 

4.           Explain the role of analysis of Entry Strategies.

 

5.           What were the purposes for which IMF and world Bank were established ?

 

6.           What do you mean by Market Research ? Discuss its nature and scope of marketing research.

 

7.           Explain in brief the functions of the World Trade Organisation. What are the major principles of multilateral trading system ?

 

8.           Discuss the export-import procedures.

 

9.           What is the role of a service institutions in international trade ? Comment.

 

10.       Write notes on any two of the following :–

 

(a)  European Monetary System

(b)   Research Design

(c)  Import licening procedures


 

 

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Paper-VI (Management of Marketing Communication & Advertising)

 

(OLD)

Time: 3.00 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Full Marks: 80

Answer any Five Questions. All questions carry euqal marks.

 

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1.           Describe the characteristics and advantages of direct marketing.

2.           What are the advantages of print media and television for a hotel proprietor of

 

national repute? Discuss.

3.           What is meant by marketing communication? Throw light on its importance and

 

advantages.

4.           What is the difference between sales promotion and personal selling? Explain the situations under which sales promotion schemes and personal selling are more effective than mass media advertisement.

 

5.           Define innovation and creativity and throw light on their respective features.

 

6.           What do you mean by creative association? Describe various kinds of creative association with examples.

 

7.           Describe the changes taking place on the horizon of Indian media in recent years.

8.           What  is  meant  by  public  relations?  Distinguish  between  public  relations  and

 

advertising.

9.           How does promotion differ from marketing communication? Explain elements of promotion mix.

 

10.       Write shorts notes on any two of the following:

 

(a) Message Design and positioning           

 

(b) Positioning of Advertising Agency       

 

(c) Social Marketing Communication          

 

 

 

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TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : IBO – 01

Course Title : International Business Environment

Assignment Code : IBO – 01/TMA/2018-19

Coverage : All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100

Attempt all the questions.

1. Why is transfer of technology required? Describe various non-equity forms of

technology transfer by TNCs and Small and Medium Enterprises.

(5+15)

2. (a) Describe the problems of developing countries related to the world trade.

(b) Examine the impact of Regional Economic Grouping.

(10+10)

3. a) All contracts are agreements but all agreements are not contracts. Discuss with

examples.

b) A seller can not convey a better title than that at his own. Discuss and describe

the exceptions of this rule.

4. Comment on the following:

(i) There is no relevance of international business environment.

(ii) There has been no effect of globalization on the world economy.

(iii) The Asian Development Bank does not give special attention to the needs of

the smaller or less developed countries.

(iv) There are no difference between ethical dilemmas and ethical lapses.

(10+10)

(5x4)

5. Write short notes on the following:

(i) UNCTAD and Commodities

(ii) Areas of International Trade Disputes

(iii) Business and Social Responsibility

(iv) Convention on International Trade in endangered species of wild Fauna and

Flora (CITES)

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(5×4)TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : IBO – 02

Course Title : International Marketing Management

Assignment Code : IBO – 02/TMA/2018-19

Coverage : All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100

Attempt all the questions.

1) A) Distinguish between the following:

i) International Marketing and Multinational Marketing

ii) Probability Sampling and Non-probability Sampling

(2x5)

B) Write short notes on the following:

iii) EPRG Orientation

iv) International Promotion Mix

(2x5)

2) Explain the various steps involved in the international market selection.

(20)

3) Differentiate between product standardization and adaption in the internal marketing. Evaluate

the various factors of standardization and adaptation, and suggest the conditions under which

each of them is applicable.

(5+15)

4) “Compared with products, marketing of services posses distinctive challenges to international

marketers”. Explain why it is so. Enumerate the barriers to international marketing of services.

(8+12)

5) Explain the key decisions in international marketing communications.

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Course Code : IBO – 03

Course Title : India’s Foreign Trade

Assignment Code : IBO – 03/TMA/2018-19

Coverage : All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100

Attempt all the questions.

1. What is the meant by balance of payments? How is it classified? Explain salient features

of India’s balance of payments?

(4+4+12)

2. Describe various constraints hampering effective export promotion efforts in India.

(20)

3. “The gems and jewellery sector is one of the highest foreign exchange earners for the

country.” Elaborate.

(20)

4. Comment on the following statements;

(a) The chemical industry has recorded an impressive growth in exports during the last

few years.

(b) India can emerge as a major tourist attraction based on its cultural heritage.

(c) In recent years, India and Japan discovered that each offered opportunities to the other

in the realization of its economic growth.

(d) ASEAN region is important to India due to several reasons.

(4×5)

5. Write short notes on the following:

(a) India and world trade

(b) Special Economic Zones (SEZ)

(c) India’s competitive advantages in export of services.

(d) Trade prospects between India and West Asia.

(4×5)TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT

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Course Code : IBO – 04

Course Title : Export Import Procedures and Documentation

Assignment Code : IBO – 04/TMA/2018-19

Coverage : All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100

Attempt all the questions.

1. a) Do you think that from a practical point of view it is easier for an exporter to implement

an FOB contract? Discuss with example and explain the legal implications of FOB and

CIF contracts.

b) Describe the general conditions in export contracts. (10+10)

2. a) What do you mean by letter of credit? Describe the details included in letter of credit.

b) Explain different kinds of letter of credit. (10+10)

3. Why should the export goods be insured? Describe various types of losses under cargo

insurance with examples. (5+15)

4. Comment on the following statements:

a) Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has no role in business.

b) From the exporter’s point of view, advance payment is free from any kind of credit or

transfer risks.

c) Under bare - boat charter the ship owner do not let out the bare ship for a period of

time.

d) In India, government corporations have not been established to supplement the export

effort. (5x4)

5. Write short notes on the following:

i) Port procedures

ii) Exchange control regulations concerning imports

iii) Chartering practice

iv) Duty drawback scheme (5x4)TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT (TMA)

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Course Code : IBO-05

Course Title : International Marketing Logistics

Assignment Code : IBO-05/TMA/2018-19

Coverage : All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100

Attempt all the questions.

1. (a) Discuss the various types of surcharges that are usually levied on the basic freight rates.

(b) How is the time charter different from bare boat charter? (10+10)

2. What is economic exposure? Explain the method of market initiative as a hedging technique of

economic exposure. (20)

3. Differentiate between the following:

(a) Ship Owner’s Lien and Maritime Lien

(b) Air transport and Rail Transport

(c) Heavy Lift Surcharge and Long Lift Surcharge

(d) Re-order Level (ROL) and Re-order Quantity (ROQ) (5x4)

4. Write short notes on the following

(a) ABC Technique

(b) Tank Container

(c) Voyage Charter

(d) International Chamber of Commerce (5x4)

5. Briefly comment on the following:

(a) Cross subsidization is the characteristics feature of the liner freight.

(b) Bill of Lading is a document of title to goods.

(c) Application for registration is made by the ship owner.

(d) Controlling inventories are vital in the logistics activity mix. (5x4)TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT

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Course Code : IBO – 06

Course Title : International Business Finance

Assignment Code : IBO – 06/TMA/2018-19

Coverage : All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100

Attempt all the questions.

1. Discuss the main function of the IMF. Explain and compare the gold standard Bretton

woods systems. (8+12)

2. (a) Discuss the Forex Market structure in India.

(b) Evaluate the developments in the Forex Market in India? (10+10)

3. (a) Explain what kind of risks in Foreign Exchange are faced by the MNCs.

(b) Explain the mechanism of money market hedge for accounts receivables. (10+10)

4. (a) How do you think that cost of capital and capital structure are interrelated?

(b) What factors differentiate the determination of cost of capital and capital for a MNC as

compared to a domestic firm? (10+10)

5. (a) What do you understand by counter trade? Mention few circumstances where counter

trade can be beneficial for a country.

(b) “Letter of Credit makes financing of Receivables easy” – Comment. (10+10

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Ignou meg assignments

 

MEG – 01: BRITISH POETRY

ASSIGNMENT 2018 - 2019

(Based on Blocks (1 - 10)

 

Max. Marks: 100

 

Answer all questions.

 

1. Explain any two of the excerpts of poems given below with reference to their context:

10 X 2 = 20

 

(i) Oh there is blessing in this gentle breeze,

A visitant that while it fans my cheek

Doth seem half conscious of the joy it brings

From the green fields, and from yon azure sky.

 

(ii) We sat grown quiet at the name of love;

We saw the last embers of daylight die,

And in the trembling blue-green of the sky

A moon, worn as if it had been a shell

Washed by time's waters as they rose and fell

About the stars and broke in days and years.

 

(iii) All humane things are subject to decay,

And, when Fate summons, Monarchs must obey:

 

(iv) And thereupon

That beautiful mild woman for whose sake

There's many a one shall find out all heartache

On finding that her voice is sweet and low

Replied, 'To be born woman is to kno,,rr-

Although they do not talk of it at school-

That we must labour to be beautiful.'

 

(v) Tyger! Tyger! burning bright,

In the forests of the night,

What immortal hand or eye,

Dare frame thy fearful symmetry

 

(vi) I wonder by my troth, what thou, and I

Did, till we lov'd? were we not wean'd till

then?

But suck'd on countrey pleasures, childishly?

Or snorted we i' the seaven sleepers den?

 

 

2. What are the main features of metaphysical potery? Give examples from the poets and

the poems in the course. 20

 

 

3. Does the Dejection: An Ode contain any elements of what comprises Romanticism?

Discuss with examples. 20

 

 

4. Write an essay on Dylan Thomas’s use of images in his poetry? 20

 

 

5. Would you consider Sylvia Plath’s Daddy to be an expression against the voice of

patriarchy? Comment critically. 20

  

MEG – 02: BRITISH DRAMA

ASSIGNMENT 2018 - 2019

(Based on Blocks (1 - 09)

 

Course Code: MEG-02

Assignment Code: MEG-02/TMA/2018-19

Max. Marks: 100

Answer any five questions

 

1. Would you call the character of Dr. Faustus ‘heroic’? Give reasons for

your answer. (20)

 

 

2. Discuss the play within the play in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (20)

 

 

3. What is the importance of Hamlet’s soliloquies in the play? (20)

 

 

4. Can The Alchemist be considered an allegory? Give a reasoned answer. (20)

 

 

5. What are the comic strategies used in The Playboy of the Western World? (20)

 

 

6. Can Eliza in Pygmalion be termed as feminist? Elaborate. (20)

 

 

7. Discuss Murder in the Cathedral as a poetic drama. (20)

 

 

8. Comment on the title of Look Back in Anger. (20)

 

 

9. Discuss Waiting for Godot from the perspective of the theatre of the Absurd. (20)

 

MEG – 03: BRITISH NOVEL

ASSIGNMENT 2018 - 2019

(Based on Blocks (1 - 9)

 

Max. Marks: 100

 

Answer all questions.

 

1. Trace the evolution of the British Novel during the nineteenth century. 20

 

 

2. Would it be correct to say that Heathcliff is ‘dark’ and ‘evil’? Discuss in the light of your

understanding and analysis of Wuthering Heights. 20

 

 

3. Would you consider the novel Great Expectations to be the story of Pip’s education in

life? 20

 

 

4. Examine Dorothea’s ideas of marriage in Middlemarch? 20

 

 

5. Would you agree that the major characters of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie reflect

conflicting aspects of morality? 20

 

MEG – 04: ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE

ASSIGNMENT 2018 - 2019

(Based on Blocks (1 - 9)

 

Course Code: MEG-04/TMA/2018-19

Max. Marks: 100

 

1 Write short notes on the following: 20

 

i Sociolinguistics and sociology of language

ii Language as an act of identity

iii The notion of a Speech Community

iv Types of Negation and its interaction with Scope

 

2 Why is language planning essential in any country? What are the factors which

influence language planning? 20

 

3 How is inflectional morphology different from derivational morphology? Discuss,

give examples. 20

 

4 What is the difference between the Generativists and Structuralist? In what way

have the Generative insights into language contributed to linguistic theory?

20

 

5 Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow: 20

 

My Father’s Hands

 

My father’s hands

  

are beautiful, they can

fix this moth’s wing and make

machines

they can mend the fuse when the

world

goes dark

can make light swim and walls jump

in around me again

I can see my mother’s face again.

 

You must take good care of them with

your finest creams

never let the nails break or

skin go dry, only those wise fingers

know how to fix the thing

that makes my doll cry and they make

small animals out of clay.

 

Never let blades or anything sharp

and hurtful near them

don’t let bees or nettles

sting them don’t let fire or burning oil

try them

 

My father’s hands are beautiful, take

good care of them.

 

By Jeni Cowzyn

  

i Pick out the verbs that describe what the father’s hand do. 2

ii What do you usually fix? What is fixed in line 3? What does this tell us about the

father? 3

 

iii What usually ‘goes dark’ (line 6)? What do you think the speaker means when she

says ‘the world goes dark’? How can the father ‘mend the fuse’? 3

 

iv ‘can make light swim and walls jump in around me again’ (lines 7-8). What do

you think this sentence means? What does it tell us about the father in the poem?

3

 

v What does the speaker mean when she says ‘I can see my mother’s face again’

(line 9)? What do you think has happened to the mother? 3

 

 

vi Many capital letters and full stops have not been used. What is the effect of

leaving them out the poem? 2

 

vii What kind of a person is the father in the poem? Write a short passage on him.

How does his daughter feel about him?

 

 

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DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION


M.B.A. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
SECOND YEAR
Academic Year 2017 - 2018
ASSIGNMENT TOPICS
This booklet contains assignment topics. Students are asked to write the
assignments for
SIX papers as per instructions, those who have opted Project and
Viva-Voce.
Students are asked to write the assignments for the EIGHT Papers as per
instruction those who have opted
Two Theory Papers (2.7.1 & 2.7.2) as specialisation.

Last date for submission: 28-02-2018
Last date for submission with late fee ` 300/- : 15-03-2018


NOTE:
1. Assignments sent after 15-03-2018 will not be evaluated.
2. Assignments should be in the own hand writing of the student concerned and
not type-written or printed or photocopied.
3. Assignments should be written on foolscap paper on one side only.
4. All assignments (with Enrolment number marked on the Top right hand corner
on all pages) should be put in an envelop with superscription “
MBA
Assignments
” and sent to The Director, Directorate of Distance Education,
Annamalai University, Annamalainagar – 608 002 by
Registered post.
5. No notice will be taken on assignments which are not properly filled in with
Enrolment Number and the Title of the papers.
6. Students should send full set of assignments for all papers. Partial
assignments will not be considered.
ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Write assignments on any TWO topics in each paper out of the FOUR. For each
topic the answer should not exceed 15–pages. Each assignment carries 25 marks
(2 topics).
DR. M. ARUL
DIRECTOR

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2.1 ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE
1. “OD is the prescription for the process of planned change in organisations”-
Discuss.
2. “A collection of suitable interventions, built on humanistic- democratic values,
that seeks to improve organisational effectiveness and employee well-being”-
Discuss.
3. “Change is easy to devise but difficult to implement and impossible to sustain”-
Examine this statement and offer your comments.
4. “Learning organisations attack fragmentation, competitiveness, and reactiveness”-
Elaborate this statement?
2.2 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
1. A leading FMCG company in India decides to train its entire population of
employees and managers to provide “Legendary Customer Service.” Suggest
and explicate a design for evaluating the impact of such a massive training
effort.
2. Is training transfer an important issue in the automobile manufacturing
companies? How transfer is evaluated in those companies? Design an action
plan sheet that a manager and employee could use to facilitate transfer of
training. Justify each category included in the action plan.
3. In a financial services company where 100 employees are working in
information technology department had a high employee turnover rate. A survey
of employees revealed that the reason most left was dissatisfaction with the level
of training. The average turnover rate was 23 percent per year. The cost to
recruit and train one new employee was Rs. 56,625/-. To address the turnover
problem, the company developed a skills training program that averaged 80
hours per year per employee. The average employee wage was Rs. 35/- per
hour. Instructor, classroom, and other costs were Rs. 170,000/-.
a) What is the total cost of training? The total cost of turnover?
b) If the turnover rate dropped 8 percent (from 23 percent to 15 percent), what
was the financial benefit of the training program?
c) What was the ROI of the training program?
d) How much would the turnover rate have to be reduced (from 23 percent) for
the training program to show a benefit?
4. Assume you are a personnel manager in an service organisation, If you had an
opportunity to choose between adventure learning and action learning for
developing an effective team in your organisation, which would you prefer?
Defend your choice with precise justification.

3
2.3 LABOUR WELFARE
1. Elucidate the objectives scope and need of the voluntary welfare measures.
2. Discuss the various welfare measures available to protect the female labour and
the Agricultural labour mention the social assistance available to them.
3. Write the various statutes enacted by Indian Parliament from time to time and
various schemes implemented by government for the welfare of child, female
and contact labours in India.
4. Explain the psychological issues relating to the employment and measures to be
taken to prevent adverse impact on overall health of employees.
2.4 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
1. Describe the new perspectives of 1990s. Discuss the implications of post
modernism for employment relations. Explain the latest developments in HRM
for industrial relations issues with suitable examples.
2. Explain the historical perspective of Industrial relations in India. Discuss the
issues and challenges facing by the organisations related to industrial relations
in an organisation you are familiar with.
3. Explain the meaning, origin and growth of trade unions in India. Describe the
present trade union scenario of an industrial area with which you are familiar.
What are your suggestions for strengthing the trade unions in India.
4. Define grievance and discuss the role of Human Resource department in
grievance handling. Explain various approaches of grievance resolution, in your
opinion which approach is most effective and why?
2.5 WAGES AND SALARY ADMINISTRATION
1. ‘‘Indian managers are poorly paid compared to their counterparts abroad’’.
Examine this statement and offer your comments on it with suitable evidences.
2. ‘‘Hard workers get poor wage where as the workers hardly work get high wage.’’
Do you agree to this statement? Justify your stand with valid evidences.
3. Do you agree that the objectives of collective bargaining are to reduce the areas
of conflict and to crate work atmosphere geared to productivity? Elucidate.
4. “If selection and placement decisions are done effectively, an individual
performance should not vary a great a deal; therefore, an incentive system is not
necessary”. Dou you agree to this statement? Justify your view.

4
2.6 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
1. If strategic planning is essentially a program, can it display the degree of
adaptiveness that 21
st century enterprises need? Would ‘strategic improvisation’
be a plausible alternative? Explore the practical consequences of strategic
improvisation for enterprise management.
2. Select an Automobile industry in India, and evaluate its competitive
business strategy using Porter’s five force model? What strategies can you
suggest to convert the unattractive forces in to attractive ones?
3. “Complementary mergers may result in each firm filling in the missing
pieces of their firm with pieces from other firm” – Examine the validity of the
statement in the Indian context with necessary examples.
4. ‘Formality is the enemy of creativity and innovation’. ‘Informality is the
enemy of disciplined and reliable performance’. Is it consequently impossible
for an enterprise to be both innovative and disciplined? Investigate how
these qualities can be combined.
2.7.1 E-COMMERCE
1. Describe the current e-commerce scenario in India and explain the future
prospect of e-commerce.
2. Explain the characteristics of large companies that involve B2G and B2C
transactions in their business, which require roboust, capable and scalable
electronic commerce system.
3.
Visit the following sites:
www.olx.com / www.labour.tn.gov.in / www.clicks.co.za / www.digitalplanet.co.za
a. For each site determine whether it is in the exposure stage, interaction stage, ecommerce stage or e-business stage. Provide reasons for your answer.
b. Determine whether each site is B2C, C2C, C2B or B2B and why.
c. Critically discuss the process of setting up a free-standing website and evaluate
the potential of e-commerce for small business development in India.
4. Consider the development of a portal for a Retailer shop. Discuss the various
technologies, tools and components involved in designing the same.
2.7.2 BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS
1. Below is the gist of an article from Business Week. After reading it
(a) identify the broad problem area, (b) define the problem, and
(c) explain how you would proceed further.
“While Chrysler‘s minivans, pickups, and sport utility vehicles take a big share
of the truck market, its cars trail behind those of GM, Ford, Honda, and Toyota.
Quality problems include, among other things, water leaks and defective parts”.
2. It is advantageous to develop a directional hypothesis whenever we are sure of
the predicted direction. How will you justify this statement?
3. If a control group is a part of an experimental design, one need not worry about
controlling other exogenous variables. –Discuss this statement.
4. Whenever possible, it is advisable to use instruments that have already been
developed and repeatedly used in published studies, rather than develop our own
instruments for our studies. Do you agree? Discuss the reasons for your answer.
M.B.A.[H.R.M.] – 2ND YEAR - Assignment C- 1900
ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY PRESS 2017 - 2018

ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY
DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION


M.B.A. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
FIRST YEAR
Academic Year 2017 - 2018
ASSIGNMENT TOPICS
This booklet contains assignment topics. Students are asked to write the
assignments for
EIGHT papers as per instructions.

Last date for submission: 28-02-2018
Last date for submission with late fee ` 300/- : 15-03-2018


NOTE:
1. Assignments sent after 15-03-2018 will not be evaluated.
2. Assignments should be in the own hand writing of the student concerned and
not type-written or printed or photocopied.
3. Assignments should be written on foolscap paper on one side only.
4. All assignments (with Enrolment number marked on the Top right hand corner
on all pages) should be put in an envelop with superscription “
MBA
Assignments
” and sent to The Director, Directorate of Distance Education,
Annamalai University, Annamalainagar – 608 002 by
Registered post.
5. No notice will be taken on assignments which are not properly filled in with
Enrolment Number and the Title of the papers.
6. Students should send full set of assignments for all papers. Partial
assignments will not be considered.
ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Write assignments on any TWO topics in each paper out of the FOUR. For each
topic the answer should not exceed 15–pages. Each assignment carries 25 marks
(2 topics).
DR. M. ARUL
DIRECTOR
2
1.1 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
1. What do you see as the main difference between a successful and an
unsuccessful decision? How much does luck versus skill have to do with it? Give
a detail note on it.
2. Take any two Indian companies and examine how they have succeeded or failed
due to poor strategic planning.
3. Suggest a method of departmentation for a large multi-product Organisation
with a huge market spread over the whole country. Explain the reasons for your
suggestions.
4. ‘Motivation is the core of management’. Comment. What practical suggestions
would you offer to management to motivate its staff in an industrial
Organisation?
1.2 MARKETING MANAGEMENT
1. “Chinese computer and electronic products possess advantages in design,
innovation, rapid response and global market flexibility”- comment.
2. “Legal aspects protect competitors and consumers from many unethical pricing
strategies that unscrupulous marketers may wish to attempt”. Critically analyse
the statement.
3. “Advertising on the internet has changed significantly over the past decade and
some might argue that it is for the worse" Do you agree or disagree? Discuss
with practical illustrations.
4. Examine the challenges encountered by the pharmaceutical wholesale
distributor for surviving and thriving in this new and ever changing environment
1.3 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
1. “The consequences of over- capitalization are far more serious and fatal than
under-capitalization”. Discuss.
2. “An optimal combination of the decisions relating to investment, financing and
dividends will maximize the value of the firm to its shareholders”. Examine
3. “Efficiency inventory management is reflected in the liquidity and profitability of
the firm.” Explain.
4. “A low dividend payout Ratio promotes the welfare of stock holders because
long-term capital gains are treated more favourably than dividend income from
the tax point of view.”

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1.4 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
1. Operations management is the area of creating competitive advantage. Do you
agree? Justify your answer.
2. A manufacturer requires 10,000 items per year. Price discount as follows:
Rs.4 up to 2000 items, Rs. 3.80 between 2000 and 4000 items. Rs.3.70 for
quantities above 4000. Ordering cost = Rs. 50.
Comparative inventory cost=25% per year of average inventory price. Determine
the optimum purchase policy under discount.
3. Explain JIT. Do you think it is practically feasible in India? What is your
suggestion for implementing JIT?
4. Operations personnel usually have a large volume and variety of resources at
their command. They should endeavor to make effective and efficient use of
these resources to achieve the largest outputs. Comment! What are the
approaches for enhancing the utilization of resources?
1.5 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
1. “The field of HRM changes so rapidly that had become necessary for one to
constantly review procedures and laws so that the practices will be effective and
legal”. Critically evaluate this statement.
2. “Majority of the testing techniques for selection do not accurately assess the
characteristics of the job. In fact most of the executives would divulge that the
testing had no impact on future job performance. Do you accept or not?
Discuss with justification.
3. “Identify the paramount barriers to effective training programme in IT field and
how to crush them”. Explain with real life examples.
4. Technological advancements and automation are causing high stress and burn
out among employees, which results negatively and unable to reap the benefit of
automation”. Do you agree or disagree? State your view.
1.6 STATISTICS FOR MANAGERS
1. A random sample of 1000 workers from south India show that their mean wages
are Rs. 47 per week with a standard deviation of Rs. 28. A random sample of
1500 workers from North India gives a mean wage of Rs. 49 per week with a
standard deviation of Rs. 40. Is there any significant difference between their
mean level of wages?
2. Calculate seasonal indices for the data given below by the link relative method

Quarter Years
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
I 45 48 49 52 60
II 54 56 63 65 70
III 72 63 70 75 84
IV 60 56 65 72 66



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3. The following is the summary of a survey on the color of pens purchased by
persons belonging to different age groups. use chi-square test at 5 % level of
significance to find whether the age of the person has any association with the
choice of color.

Color
Age Group
Blue Black Red
Less than 20 8 12 20
20-50 10 15 10
Above 50 10 10 5


4. The following data represents rainfall (x) and yield of paddy per hectare (y) in a
particular area.

x 113 102 95 120 140 130 125
y 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.9 1.1 2.0 1.7


a) Fit the regression equation x on y
b) Estimate y when x = 145
c) Calculate karl pearson’s coefficient of correlation.
d) Calculate regression coefficient x on y and y on x
e) Check whether the regression line is a good fit.
1.7 MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION
1. Communication has its own merits and demerits based on the types? Discuss the
above with an example of your own.
2. It is difficult to study the growth of a firm without proper recordings of the
proceedings – Discuss the essentials of maintaining such activities in detail.
3. Success of an individual is based on the way he communicates with the people
around him – Discuss the above statement in relation with a HR Department.
4. Noise is from both external and internal sources, what are they and how can it be
overcome – Discuss in detail.
1.8 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
1. Some changes in Organisations are unplanned, where as others are the result of
strategic plans. Give examples of each of their verities of change and explain
their implications for Organisational functioning.
2. Once you are established in your careers, what special challenges are you likely
to confront? What can you do to enhance your chance of having a fully satisfying
successful career?
3. Explain how the field of Organisation behaviour stands to benefit by taking a
global perspectives. What would you say are the major challenges associated
with such a perspectives.
4. Do you believe that Organisational politics is inevitable or that it can be
curtailed? Explain your answer with examples.

M.B.A. [HRM] – 1ST YEAR – Assignment / C - 2000
ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY PRESS 2017 -2018

ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY
DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION


M.B.A.
FIRST YEAR
Academic Year : 2017 - 2018
ASSIGNMENT TOPICS
This booklet contains assignment topics. Students are asked to write the
assignments for
EIGHT papers as per instructions.

Last date for submission : 28-02-2018
Last date for submission with late fee ` 300/- : 15-03-2018


NOTE:
1. Assignments sent after 15-03-2018 will not be evaluated.
2. Assignments should be in the own handwriting of the student concerned and
not type-written or printed or photocopied.
3. Assignments should be written on foolscap paper on one side only.
4. All assignments (with Enrolment number marked on the Top right hand corner
on all pages) should be put in an envelop with superscription “
MBA
Assignments
” and sent to The Director, Directorate of Distance Education,
Annamalai University, Annamalainagar – 608 002 by
Registered post.
5. No notice will be taken on assignments which are not properly filled in with
Enrolment Number and the Title of the papers.
6. Students should send full set of assignments for all papers. Partial assignments
will not be considered.
ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Write assignments on any TWO topics in each paper out of the FOUR. For each
Topic the answer should not exceed 15 – pages. Each assignment carries 25 marks
(2 topics).
Dr. M. ARUL
DIRECTOR
2
1.1 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
1. What do you see as the main difference between a successful and an
unsuccessful decision? How much does luck versus skill have to do with it?
Give a detail note on it.
2. Take any two Indian companies and examine how they have succeeded or failed
due to poor strategic planning.
3. Suggest a method of departmentation for a large multi-product organization
with a huge market spread over the whole country. Explain the reasons for your
suggestions.
4. ‘Motivation is the core of management’. Comment. What practical suggestions
would you offer to management to motivate its staff in an industrial organization?
1.2 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS
1. Arun the managing director is surprised that his profit every year is quite
different from what he wants or expects to achieve. Someone advised him to
install a formal system of budgeting. He employs a fresh accountant to do this.
For two years, the accountant faithfully makes all budgets based on previous
year accounts. The problem remains unsolved. Advise Arun the managing
director and the accountant on what steps they should take. Make assumptions
about what is lacking.
2. In a factory, actual fixed cost overheads were different from the standard fixed
overheads because the actual output, actual time consumed, actual rate per hour
and per unit of output differed. Compute the variances taking assumed figures.
3. A company has to decide whether to Make or Buy. Through differential cost
analysis, how will you ascertain the net difference between the two alternatives
so as to assist the management in their decision making? Use hypothetical
figures to illustrate.
4. As a management accountant you are asked to introduce a system of capital
expenditure control for your organization. Explain the important feature you
want to incorporate in the system you propose to introduce with the suitable
example of a project involving capital expenditure.
1.3 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
1. “The objective of Managerial Economics is to provide framework for analysing
business decisions. Instead of presenting detailed list of rules for specific
decision-making, managerial economics addresses the larger economic forces
that shape day-to-day decision-making”. Critically analyse the above statement.
2. “The quantity demanded of any good appears to depend upon utility, price and
income”. Elucidate the above statement with appropriate example.
3. “If the production function is homogeneous with constant returns to scale
everywhere, the returns to a single variable factor will be diminishing”. Comment
4. “If there is active price competition and free entry, the equilibrium output under
monopolistic competition will be very close to the minimum cost-output. However,
if firms avoid price competition and instead enter into non-price competition there
will be excess capacity in each firm”. Comment the above statement.

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1.4 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
1. The Indian contract Act, 1872 is not a complete code dealing with all branches
of the law of contract” .Comment
2.
Mr. Vipin of Delhi engaged Mr. Abhishek as his agent to buy a house in west
extension area. Mr. Abhishek bought a house for Rs. 20 lakhs in the name of a
nominee and then purchased it himself for Rs 35 lakhs. He then sold the same
house to Mr. Vipin for Rs 40 lakhs. Mr. Vipin later comes to know the mischief
of Mr. Abhishek and tries to recover the excess amount paid to Mr. Abhishek. Is
he entitled to recover any amount from Mr. Abhishek? If so, how much can he
recover? Explain.
3. One of the benefits of listing is the easy transferability of the securities listed on
a stock exchange. If so justify this statement.
4. “The memorandum of association is the fundamental law or a charter defining
the objects and limiting the powers of a company” - Explain
1.5 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND STATISTICS
1. “Human Lock” a leading human security force company has planned to know
the employee satisfaction level and the problems faced by employees in their job
at various levels. As a consultant you are requested to complete the task.
Design a suitable questionnaire for this purpose by considering different
dimensions related to human security force, and suggests a suitable sampling
design for the collection of data.
2. You are the R & D Manager of a research consultancy company. You have been
assigned to conduct a customer satisfaction study about cosmetic products of a
leading cosmetic company in India. You conducted the study and you are ready
to submit the report. How will you prepare the research report for your client?
(Use your own data and other relevant information)
3. Mr. Puneeth, the personnel manager of a Textile Mill is recruiting its graduate
trainees through two consultancy agencies. The performance index (0 – 10
scale) of the trainees from each consultancy agency follows normal distribution.
The variance of the performance index of the trainees selected through a
Consultancy Agency X is 12 and that of the trainees selected through another
Consultancy Agency Y is 6. The manager feels that the mean performance index
of the trainees selected through the Consultancy Agency X is less than that of
the trainees selected through the Consultancy Agency Y. To test his intuition,
he has drawn a sample of 64 trainees selected through the Consultancy Agency
X and their mean performance index is found to be 8. Similarly, he has drawn a
sample of 81 trainees selected through the Consultancy Agency Y and their
mean performance index is found to be 6.5. Test the intuition of Mr. Puneeth at
a significant level of 0.01.
4. “The economy of a nation depends on the quantum of research and development
activities” – Comment on the statement and substantiate your views with real
time examples.

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1.6 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
1. “Some argue that WTO is the third pillar of global business. But many argue
that WTO is the wrong grade organization.” – Critically comment.
2. Do you believe that political stability leads to business development and Vice
versa? If yes state your answer with examples.
3. Analyse the steps taken by Indian government to globalize the economy.
4. Do you justify that the working pins would really link the present scenario of
international business with that of the future?
1.7 MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION
1. Communication has its own merits and demerits based on the types? Discuss the
above with an example of your own.
2. It is difficult to study the growth of a firm without proper recordings of the
proceedings – Discuss the essentials of maintaining such activities in detail.
3. Success of an individual is based on the way he communicates with the people
around him – Discuss the above statement in relation with a HR Department.
4. Noise is from both external and internal sources, what are they and how can it be
overcome – Discuss in detail.
1.8 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
1. Some changes in organizations are unplanned, where as others are the result of
strategic plans. Give examples of each of their verities of change and explain
their implications for organizational functioning.
2. Once you are established in your careers, what special challenges are you likely
to confront? What can you do to enhance your chance of having a fully
satisfying successful career?
3. Explain how the field of organization behaviour stands to benefit by taking a
global perspectives. What would you say are the major challenges associated
with such a perspectives.
4. Do you believe that organizational politics is inevitable or that it can be
curtailed? Explain your answer with examples.

M.B.A. - 1ST Year - Assignment C-500
ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY PRESS 2017 - 2018

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TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 01
Course Title : International Business Environment
Assignment Code : IBO – 01/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.

1. Do you think that study of international business environment is relevant for the managers. Give your arguments and explain the economic and financial environment of international business.  

2. (a) Describe the working of Bretton Woods System.

(b) Discuss the financial assistance provided by International Monetory Fund. (10+10)

3. Distinguish between :

(a) GATT and WTO

(b) Unlawful agreement and illegal agreement

(c) Current Account and Capital Account of balance of payments

(d) Utilitarianism and Formalism (4×5)

4. Comment on the following:

(a) Quantitative restrictions do not have the effect of imposing absolute limits on the goods traded.

(b) New technologies do not lead to economies in the use of raw materials.

(c) Quasi contracts do not represent certain relations resembling those created by contracts.

(d) Grey marketing arises when goods are imported and sold through distribution channels authorised by the manufacturer.

5. Write short notes on the following:

(a) Modern theory of trade

 (b) Multilateral Investment Agreement

(c) Role of International Chamber of Commerce in Arbitration and Conciliation

(d) Code of ethics for International Marketing

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 02
Course Title : International Marketing Management
Assignment Code : IBO – 02/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.

1. An Indian company desires to enter into international markets to export garments and fruit juices and spices. What orientation among the EPRG framework should the company follow to achieve best results? Discuss.

2. How is international market segmentation different from international market targeting? Explain the different bases on which an international market can be segmented.

3. Describe the key issues in international marketing communication.

4. How are the services differentiated from products? Describe the challenges in marketing of services.

5. Write short notes on the following:

(a) Local brands vs Global brands

(b) Pricing methods and practices in international marketing

(c) Questionnaire

(d) Qualities of a good report

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 03
Course Title :
India’s Foreign Trade
Assignment Code : IBO – 03/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.

1. Discuss major problems faced by the export sector in India.

2. “Liberalized Foreign Direct Investment Policy of the Indian Government was given a qualitative push to the export promotion measures.” Elaborate and discuss the inflow of FDI in India

3. Discuss various measures taken by the Government of India to enhance exports of the agricultural products.

4. What is meant by “Information Technology”? How has it helped in promotion of export of services of India?

 5. Comment briefly on the following statements:

(a) USA is India’s largest trading partner.

(b) Economic and trade relations between the EU and India have been governed by different agreements signed from time to time.

(c) Manufacturing has been the main strength of the Japanese economy.

(d) The West Asian countries are very important for India’s foreign trade.

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 04
Course Title : Export Import Procedures and Documentation
Assignment Code : IBO – 04/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.

1. You are a manager in an export firm. Enumerate the documents required under CIF contract and discuss their features. 

2. What are the objectives of exchange control? Describe the regulation and management of foreign exchange under exchange control regulations and facilities concerning exports.

3. Distinguish between:

(a) Factoring and Forfaiting

(b) Actual Total Loss and Constructive Total Loss 

4. Comment on the following statements:

(a) Electronic Data Interchange do not provide strategic benefits to the organization.

(b) Documents against Acceptance do not have usance period.

 (c) Under Bareboat charter ship-owner do not let out bare ship for a period of time.

 (d) Under the financial assistance for Agricultural, Horticultural and meat exports, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority do not provide financial assistance. 

5. Write notes on the following:

(a) Import documents

(b) Duty drawback Scheme

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO-05
Course Title : International Marketing Logistics
Assignment Code : IBO-05/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.
1. (a) What do you understand by the institutional arrangements for resolving shipper’s
problem? Explain.
(b) Privatisation of ports is considered necessary for the fast development of port
infrastructure.

2. What are the three important concepts relevant to the logistics management by an
organization? Explain them briefly and state which one you regard as the best approach
and why?

3. Distinguish between the following:
(a) Re-order Level & Re-order Quantity
(b) Ship owner’s lien & Maritime lien
(c) Time Charter & Bareboat Charter
(d) Carriage of goods by Air & Carriage of Goods by Rail

4. Write short notes on the following:
(a) Information Technology
(b) Warehousing
(c) Liner Vessel
(d) Joint Ventures

5. Briefly comment on the following:
(a) Cross subsidization is the characteristics feature of the liner freight.
(b) Bill of Lading is a document of title to goods.
(c) Application for registration is made by the ship owner.
(d) Controlling inventories are vital in the logistics activity mix.

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 06
Course Title : International Business Finance
Assignment Code : IBO – 06/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.

1. (a) Differentiate between gold standard and gold exchange standard.

(b) What was Bretton Woods System? What were its distinctive features?

2. (a) An adverse balance of payments is always a sign of weakness in the economy.” Comment. (b) Compare the advantages and disadvantages of ‘fixed’ and ‘floating’ exchange rate systems.

3. (a) Explain the different kinds of risks in foreign exchange faced by multinational corporations.

(b) What is money market hedge? Explain the mechanism of money market hedge with an example. 

4. Explain the different ways of managing political risks.

5. (a) Cost of capital and capital structure decisions are interrelated. Comment.

(b) What do you understand by counter trade? When counter trade can be beneficial for a country?

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MCO – 01
Course Title : Organization Theory and Behaviour
Assignment Code : MCO - 01 /TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions

1. What are various responsibilities of various level of management in an organisation? Explain various functions and role of managers.  

2. Discuss the Modern Theory of Organisation. How are they relevant in the modern organisation?  

3. What is an individual behavior? Explain the operant conditioning theory of learning. How is it different from the classical conditioning theory of leaning?  

4. Differentiate between the following:

(a) Maslow’s and Herzberg’s Theory

(b) Psychoanalystic Theory and Self Theory

(c) Autocratic or Free-rein style of leadership

(d) Intra Personal Conflict and Inter Personal Conflict

5. Briefly comment on the following statements:

(a) Cross Cultural Management

(b) Objectives of Organisational Development

(c) Overcoming Resistance to change

(d) Culture Person Compatibility

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MCO – 03
Course Title : Research Methodology and Statistical analysis
Assignment Code : MCO - 03 /TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt al questions.
1. (a) Explain various methods of collecting praimary data along with the merits and limitations of each of them.
(b) Describe sampling and non sampling errors that may crop up in conducting a research.
With the help of hypothetical figures, elaborate how would you determine the sample size
for your research study.

2. (a) “The shape of graph offers easy and appropriate answers to several questions.” Comment upon the statement.
(b) Explain the use and importance of measure of skewness in a research study. How would you measure the coefficient of skewness?

3. (a) Explain Spearman’s Rank correlation method with the help of hypothetical figures.
(b) Discuss the uses of index numbers in analysing the data related to business and
economic activity.

4. (a) The employees of AB Co. Ltd. have to elect one out of 5 persons to place them in a
committee. Find the probability of selecting a representative that would be either male or
over the age of 35. Details of the members are as follows:


(b) A random sample of 500 flower stems has an average length of 11cm. Can this be
regarded as a sample from a large population with mean as 10.8cm and standard
deviation as 2.38cm?
(c) The duty hours per week of 10 workers, selected randomly were found to be: 6.6, 7.2,
6.8, 9.2, 6.9, 6.2, 6.7, 7.2, 9.7, 10.4 Compute 95% and 99% Confidence intervals for the
average hours of work per week per worker.

5. Write an explantory note on conclusion and genralisation.

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MCO – 04
Course Title : Business Environment
Assignment Code : MCO - 04 /TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions

1. Distinguish between micro and macro environments of business. How does technological environment affect the external business? Explain giving suitable examples.

2. Highlight the need of Sick Industrial Company (Special Provision) Act, 1985. Explain its objectives and applicability.

 

3. Explain the concept of financial market. Discuss two types of financial markets and distinguish between them.

 

4. What is meant by economic planning? Discuss its long term goals in the Indian context.

 

5. Comment briefly on the following:

(a) The government introduced several measures to improve the balance of payments.

(b) Globalisation as a policy can not have similar implications for all countries.

 (c) FDI helps in accelerating the rate of economic growth of the host country.

(d) Technological change is a dynamic component of business environment.

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MCO – 05
Course Title : Accounting of Managerial Decisions
Assignment Code : MCO– 05/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.

1. “Balance Sheet is a statement of assets and liabilities or sources and uses of capital or both.” Explain this statement.

 

2. How does Cash Flow Statement differ from Fund Flow Statement? Explain the techniques of preparing a cash flow statement.

3. What do you mean by budgeting? Mention different types of budgets that a big industrial concern would normally prepare.

4. The detail about the composition and the weekly wage rate of labour force engaged on a job scheduled to be completed in 30 weeks are as follow:

Category of workers No. of Labourers Standard weekly wage rate Actual no. of Labourers Actual weekly wage rate Skilled 75 60 70 70 Semi-skilled 45 40 30 50 Unskilled 60 30 80 20 The works get completed in 32 weeks. Calculate the labour variances.

5. Comment upon the following statements:

(a) Fixed cost per unit does not remain constant.

(b) P/V ratio can not be improved by reducing the selling price.

(c) Fixed costs are taken into account for differential cost analysis.

(d) Accounting is not concerned only with the recording of transactions

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MCO - 06
Course Title : Marketing Management
Assignment Code : MCO-06/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.

1. What steps are involved in conducting a marketing research? Discuss them with the help of a hypothetical marketing research project.

2. Explain the relationship between market segmentation, targeting and positioning? Discuss various market targeting strategies adopted by companies.

 3. “A series of step by step process is involved in developing a product.” Describe.

4. Why geographical distribution of consumers is important in pricing decision? Explain various methods of geographical pricing.

5. Comment upon the following statements:

a) “No matter how well channels are designed and managed, there will be some conflict.” b) “There is a difference between advertising and publicity.”

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MCO - 07
Course Title : Financial Management
Assignment Code : MCO – 07/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.

1. (a) “Financial Management is more than procurement of funds.” Explain.

(b) How is wealth maximization a better criterion than profit maximization?

 2. (a) What is capital budgeting decision? Why is it significant for a firm?

(b) Explain the features of an appropriate capital structure.

3. (a) Define cost of capital. Explain its relevance in financial decision making of a firm. (b) Explain different approaches to the computation of cost of equity capital.

4. From the following information of Company ‘A’ & Company ‘B’, compute (1) Operating leverage (2) financial leverage and (3) combined leverage.  

 

5. (a) Discuss the factors affecting the dividend policy of a company.

    (b) Explain the methods of monitoring receivables. 

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TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 01
Course Title : International Business Environment
Assignment Code : IBO – 01/TMA/2017-18
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.
1. Critically examine the partial Equilibrium Theory of Trade. How can this theory be applied for instruments of trade policy?
2. (a) Why do Firms become transnational? Discuss with examples.

(b) Explain the issues and controversies related to Transnational Corporations.
3. Distinguish between GATT and WTO. Discuss the Multilateral Trade Agreements related to Agriculture, Textiles and Clothing and Trade Related Investment Measures.
4. Comment on the following:

(a) There is no difference between contract and quasi contract.

(b) In contract of sale, unless there is a contrary intention, there is no implied warranty.

 (c) In the settlement of international disputes, Arbitration is not preferred by business men.

(d) There is no difference between counterfeiting and grey marketing.
5. Write short notes on the following:

(a) Modern Theories of Trade

(b) The Montreal protocol

(c) International Commodity Agreements

(d) Application of Lex Causae to sale of Goods.

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 02
Course Title : International Marketing Management
Assignment Code : IBO – 02/TMA/2017-18
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.

1. Distinguish between the following:

1. Adaption and Standardization in international advertising

2. Product and Services

2. Write short notes on the following:

1. International Product Life Cycle

2. Guidelines for a good international marketing research report

3. You are the Marketing Manager in a domestic pharmaceutical company. Write a note to the CEO of your company explaining the need for the company to enter international markets.

4. You are the Marketing Manager in a computer hardware company, which manufactures laptops. The company decided to enter international markets. It is proposed to produce the laptops in the foreign country and sell them there. But the company is not interested in establishing own manufacturing facilities in the foreign country. Suggest the company any two types of foreign market entry modes suitable in this regard and explain their relative advantages and disadvantages.

5. Distinguish between direct and indirect channels of distribution in international marketing. Would you suggest direct channels or indirect channels for international marketing of cosmetics? Give your reasons for your suggestion.

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 03
Course Title :
India’s Foreign Trade
Assignment Code : IBO – 03/TMA/2017-18
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.

1. What are the main issues in world trade? Discuss these issues briefly along with their solutions.

2. What were the objectives of the industrial policy, 1991? Describe the salient features of this policy.

3. Explain the main factors that contributed to making the garments export the starperformer in the Indian textile exports sector.

4. Comment on the following statements;

(a) High taxes and other disincentives have often choked the expansion of the electronics industry.

(b) Over the past few years the rapidly expanding role of services in the total exports has transformed the growth of Indian economy.

(c) The Indo-US trade and economic cooperation received a significant boost in recent years.

d) India has always enjoyed a favourable trade balance with SAARC countries.

5. Write short notes on the following:

(a) Role of international organizations in world trade

(b) Major markets for Indian handicrafts

(c) Indo-ASEAN trade prospects

(d) SWOT Analysis                             

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 04
Course Title : Export Import Procedures and Documentation
Assignment Code : IBO – 04/TMA/2017-18
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.

1. You are an exporter of engineering products. State the commercial documents required for the export of engineering products and discuss their features.

2. Distinguish between:

) Free on Board (FoB) and Cost Insurance Freight (CIF)

ii) Bill of Exchange and Bill of Entry

iii) Payment credit and Deferred payment credit

iv) Supplier’s credit and Buyer’s credit

3. What are the objectives of exchange control? Explain the regulation and management of foreign exchange under Exchange Control Regulations.

4. Comment on the following statements:

i) There are universally acceptable norms as to the form of export contracts.

 ii) There are no difference between revocable and irrevocable letter of credit and confirmed letter of credit.

iii) Post shipment credit in foreign currency is not provided to Indian exporter.

iv) Under the Bareboat charter, the ship-owners do not let out the bare ship for a period of time.

5. Write short notes on the following:

 i) India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO)

ii) Strengthening Export Marketing Effort

iii) Open Cover

 iv) Export under deferred payments

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT (TMA)
Course Code : IBO-05
Course Title : International Marketing Logistics
Assignment Code : IBO-05/TMA/2017-18
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.
1. Indicate the difference between classification survey, registration survey and underwriter’s survey; and enumerate the important checks performed by the classification society on a ship.
2. What are the three important concepts relevant to the logistics management by an organization? Explain them briefly and state which one you regard as the best approach and why?
3. Distinguish between the following:

(a) Warranty and Guarantee

(b) Export order and Import order
4. Write short notes on the following:

(a) Charter party

(b) Liner Vessel

(c) Joint Ventures

(d) Warehousing
5. Briefly comment on the following statements.

(a) The freight rate had no relationship with the route to be covered.

(b) Tank containers are used for dry bulk cargo.

(c) Bill of lading is a negotiable instrument in the commercial sense.

(d) Overseas cargo in handled at major ports only.

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 06
Course Title : International Business Finance
Assignment Code : IBO – 06/TMA/2017-18
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
Attempt all the questions.

1. (a) Distinguish between ‘Balance of Trade’ and Balance of Payments. Give illustration to support your answer.

(b) Describe the relationship among Current Account, Capital Account and Official Reserve Account with an example.

2. Describe in detail various DCF and non DCF techniques of project appraisal.

3. Discuss in detail various techniques of transaction exposure management.

4. Discuss the rationale of foreign direct investment in an economy. How is it different from portfolio investment?

5. Distinguish between the following:

a) Centralized and decentralized cash management

b) Foreign bonds and Euro bonds 

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Ignou mba assignments 2017

ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MS - 2
Course Title : Management of Human Resources
Assignement Code : MS-2 /TMA/SEM – I/2017
Coverage : All Blocks
Note: Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before
30th April, 2017 to the coordinator of your study center.

1. What are the primary objectives, focus, and purpose of Selection Tests and Interview in the whole process of Hiring in organisational set up? Critically examine their usefulness and importance in the short term and long term functioning and culture of the organisation. Draw from the experiences you are familiar with. Describe the organisation and the situation you are referring to.

2. What are the major „problems/errors‟ which came in the way of „Effective Performance Appraisal Systems‟ of any organization? Describe and explain with the help of your organizational experiences or the ones you are familiar with. Briefly explain the organization, situation and its fall out too support your reply.

3. Critically evaluate the state of workers‟ participation in Management in the present day business scenario. Explain with examples your answer giving due details of the organizations and the sources you are referring to.

4. What are the “Principles of Learning” which are followed in developing „Effective Training Programmes‟? Critically evaluate the „Training Environment‟ you are exposed to vis-à-vis the „Principles of learning‟ followed/not followed or the ones you are aware of. Briefly describe the situation and the organization to logically support your replies.

 

ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MS-03
Course Title : Economic and Social Environment
Assignment Code : MS-03/TMA/SEM-I/2017
Coverage : All Blocks
Note : Attempt all questions and submit this assignment on or before
30th April, 2017 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. a) Explain the reasons why a business manager be concerned with business environment?

b) Discuss how non-economic environment affects business decisions giving examples.

2. What are the major factors of widespread sickness among the SSI units? How can sickness be identified? Suggest measures to enhance economic viability of the segment.

3. Examine the progress of Indian economy towards globalization in the post reform years. Comment on the slow pace of progress of globalization and identify the major reasons.

4. a) What are the major problems of fiscal policy? Describe. a) Is the growth of public expenditure in India justified? Discuss.

5. Explain major trends in volume, composition and direction of India’s foreign trade in recent years. Do you think that these trends portray a favorable trade environment in the country?

6. Write short notes on the following: a) Balance of Payments b) Role of Public Sector c) Economic Development and Economic Growth

 

ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MS-04
Course Title : Accounting and Finance for Managers
Assignment Code : MS-04/TMA/SEM-I/2017
Coverage : All Blocks
Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before
30th April, 2017 to the coordinator of your study center.
1. “ Accountancy is an Information System” do you agree? Substantiate your answer with
reasons. How does an Accountant help in planning and controlling a large commercial
organisation? Explain.
2. Prepare Cash Budget for April-Oct. 2017 from the information relating to Shah Agencies, a
trading concern:-

 

 The other expenses per month are: Rent Rs. 1,000, Depreciation Rs. 1,000, Misc. Expenses Rs. 500 and Commission 1% of sales. Of the sales, 80% is on credit and 20% for cash. 70% of the credit sales are collected in one month and the balance in two months. Debtors on March 31, 2017 represent Rs. 6,000 in respect of sales of February and Rs. 20,000 in respect of sales of March. There are no debt losses. Gross profit on sales on an a