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ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY
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.

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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.

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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.

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2.1 E-COMMERCE
1. Give the skeleton of the design of a virtual library system for the UGC.
2. “E-commerce is a boom to the corporate world” – Comment.
3. Compare the communication system in traditional business and on-line business.
4. Discuss the role of data mining techniques and data visualization in E-Commerce.
2.2 E-COMMERCE: APPLICATION AND SECURITIES
1. Elucidate the management challenges and issues in online Banking.
2. Outline the various needs of security in E-Commerce Industry.
3. Narrate the characteristics of supply chain management in E-Commerce and its
application in software.
4. Elaborate the various forces influencing the growth of E-Commerce.
2.3 INTERNET AND JAVA PROGRAMMING
1. Write a java program for college admission system with AWT packages and
handle its events using their modules.
2. Discuss the java database connectivity. Write an AWT program to explain JDBC
connectivity for employee payroll calculation.
3. Explain in detail the Applet life cycle. Write a program to show the working of
every function in Applet. Discuss how Applets are virus free.
4. What are exceptions? Discuss various types of exceptions in JAVA programming.
How can you handle them? Write JAVA code to handle your own exception.
2.4 ADVANCED WEB DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN TOOLS
1. Design and develop a website using ASP .NET MVC 4, EF, Knockoutis and
Bootstrap for an online trading company.
2. Design a website on your own and discuss the following for developing your
website:
(a) Identify which type of website you will design – personal, organizational or
commercial. Write a brief paragraph describing the website’s overall purpose
and its targeted audience. Create a name for your website.
(b) List at least three general goals for your website. List elements in addition to
text – photos, music, animation, and so forth – that you could include on
your general goals.
(c) Identify the design tools you expect to use to develop your website.
(d) Identify an available domain name and URL for your website. Research to
make sure it is available.
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3. Design and develop a website for a MNC and describe the following:
(a) Identify the element(s) that you could include on your website that would
convey to its audience that the website’s content is current.
(b) Identify the connectivity tools you will use to encourage users to publish or
promote your content and explain how you will use them.
(c) Identify ways you can promote interactivity at your website.
(d) Create an appropriate tag line for your website and describe how you
will use it in the website’s design.
(e) Describe how you plan to use basic design principles to enhance your
website’s usability.
4. Use any one of the search engine to search for websites for network marketing
companies and describe the following process: (a) Open each website in a
different tab; (b) Review the privacy and data security issues and tools discussed
at each website; and (c) Explain how you would use this information to ensure
the privacy of visitors’ information and the security of visitors’ data at your
website.
2.5 ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING
1. Rank the various ERP packages in the order of their market share. Give suitable
suggestions for your ranking.
2. Carry out a study of EPC as adopted by SAP and show how it complements the
Generic Modeling Technique.
3. Is IRP implementation same as ERP packages implementation? Give reasons for
your answer with suitable example.
4. Discuss about the organization with ERP and organization without ERP. Which
type of organization is better? Substantiate your views.
2.6 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
1. Trace the path taken from organizational resources and organizational behavior
to the development of strategic advantage.
2. In what way can timing and competitor reaction be crucial for a strategic choice?
Discuss.
3. Congruence and co-ordination among strategies should take place through
vertical and horizontal fit. Explain.
4. Companies should evaluate performance on the basis of a combination of
quantitative and qualitative criteria. Why? Discuss.
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2.7.1 GLOBAL MARKETING
1. Discuss the euro dollar market with international liquidity and role of SDRS.
2. Explain the different positioning strategies consider any four home appliance
items and discuss the positioning strategies adopted by the global marketers.
3. An international company is planning to introduce an ultra modern luxury car.
How will you develop this new product? Explain.
4. Discuss the cultures and ethical issues that affect the global trade with suitable
example.
2.7.2 STRUCTURED SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
1. How can CASE tools be used to support requirements determination? Which
types of CASE tools are appropriate for use during requirements determination?
Explain.
2. With examples, explain how interfaces and dialogues are designed.
3. Elaborate the essential phases of system development life cycle. For each phase,
describe its purpose, inputs and outputs.
4. What are the various ways of process modeling done to software system design?
Explain with illustration.

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COURSE  I: LIBRARY AND SOCIETY

Answer all questions

(5 x 4 = 20 Marks)

1.           Discuss the impact of five laws of Library science on Information services.

2.           Explain the Extension activities of Public libraries.

3.           “Resource sharing provides means to improve library services”  Explain.

4.           Explain the role of National Library.

5.           Write short notes on the following

a. Madras Public Libraries Act

b. IFLA

c. Functions of ILA

d. School libraries

COURSE  II: LIBRARY MANAGEMENT

Answer all questions

(5 x 4 = 20 Marks)

1.           Discuss briefly the Scientific principles of management.

2.           What is Charging and discharging? Discuss Newark charging system.

3.           Explain the role of Personnel management in libraries.

4.           Discuss the work flow in different sections in a Library.

5.           Write short notes on the following:

a. Library statistics

b. Library committee

c. Zero-Based Budget

d. Circulation Section

COURSE - III: LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION (THEORY)

Answer all questions

(5 x 4 = 20 Marks)

1.           Define library classification. Explain its use in organizing the collection of a

library.

2.           Explain the features of Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme.

3.           Discuss the use of Devices in library classification.

4.           Define Notation and discuss the good qualities of notation.

5.           Write short notes on the following:

a. Rounds and levels

b. Fundamental categories

c. Phase relation

d. Common isolate.


COURSE - V: LIBRARY CATALOGUE THEORY

Answer all questions

(5 x 4 = 20 Marks)

1.           Describe             the various physical forms of Library catalogue and their

advantages and disadvantages.

2.           Discuss the objectives and functions of library catalogue.

3.           Bring out the difference between Centralized cataloguing and Co-operative

cataloguing.

4.           Discuss the Symbiosis between classification and cataloguing.

5.           Write short notes on the following:

a. PRECIS

b. Cross Reference Index Entry

c. Author catalogue

d. Chain Procedure.

COURSE  VI: LIBRARY CATALOGUING

(Written Practice)

1. This Response sheet consists of TWO sections namely section  A and Section

 B. Both the sections are compulsory. Each section carries 10 Marks.

2. Section  A consists of title pages for making catalogue entries according to

Dr. S.R. Ranganathan’s Classified Catalogue Code. (Edition 5, 1964).

3. Section  B consists of title pages for making catalogue entries according to

AACRII.              Supplemented by the Sears List of Subject Headings.  Unit card

method should be followed.

4. All the entries are to be prepared and written consecutively.

COURSE - VII: INFORMATION SOURCES

Answer all questions (5 x 4 = 20 Marks)

1.           What is an ‘Information Source”? Explain various forms of information

sources.

2.           Discuss various kinds of Information Sources with suitable examples.

3.           What are Encyclopedias? Give the salient features of any one General

encyclopedia.

4.           Describe the different types of dictionaries and evaluate any one dictionary.

5.           Write short notes on the following

a. Abstracting Periodical

b. Current contents

c. BNB

d. LISA

COURSE - VIII: INFORMATION SERVICE AND SYSTEM

Answer all questions (5 x 4 = 20 Marks)

1.           What is information service? Briefly explain various information services

rendered by a modern library.

2.           Define reference Service. Explain the nature of Long Range Reference Service.

3.           What is Reprography? Why libraries provide reprographic services?

4.           Explain the activities of NISCAIR

5.           Write short notes on the following:

a. CAS

b. SDI

c. User Education

d. Translation Service

COURSE - IX: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER

Answer all questions (5 x 4 = 20 Marks)

1.           Trace the evolution and genesis of computers.

2.           Define Application Software.

3.           Describe the different types of computers.

4.           Explain the salient features of internet.

5.           Write short notes on the following:

a. Keyboard

b. Monitor

c. CD-ROM

d. Floppy Disc.

 

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2

1.1 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

1. ‘Management is the force which leads, guides and directs an organization in the

accomplishment of pre-determined objectives’. Do you agree or disagree? Justify.

2. Management is regarded as an art by someone, science by others but in reality

science should have many more. The truth seems to be somewhere in between.

In the light of this statement, explain to exact nature of management.

3. ‘The job of the supervisor is many more difficult than that of higher level managers’.

Examine the major responsibilities of a supervisor in an agro based Industry.

4. “A good leader is not necessarily a good manager”. Take one example from service

industry as per your choice and compare the role of leaders and managers.

1.2 MARKETING MANAGEMENT

1. Describe “The evolution of retail in India' in your words, highlighting the latest

trends in Indian retail. Critically examine the future of Indian retailing if global

players are allowed to enter India.

2. Many marketers have tried and failed with "Green marketing" programs. Identify

and describe the main problems with such campaigns. Recommend suitable

remedies to overcome the problems.

3. Identify tope three advertising agencies in India, and describe the main reasons

for their success. List out recent successful campaigns of these agencies.

4. In today’s India the growth of online marketing is going with upward trend.

Discuss the Pros. & Cons. Which segment of consumers and what kind of

products dominates online marketing.

1.3 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

1. Select an organisation of your choice and discuss the cash Management system

in that organization. Give your Views or suggestions on the prevailing system of

cash management in that organization and any suitable changes to be brought

about, to improve the present system.

2. Discuss the critical decisions that you need to take in working capital

management. Emphasize the important ways in which these decisions differ

from those concerned with the management of the fixed capital of a business.

3.    “High dividend payout ratio goes in hand with high price earnings ratio and low

dividend payout ratio goes hand in hand with low price earnings ratio.”

Comment your views on this statement elaborately.

4.    Identify the macro factors which are prevailing in the global economy, leading to

mergers and acquisitions.


3

1.4 PRODUCTION AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

1. Give a specimen of GANTT CHART which is normally used in the production

planning and control department and describe briefly how it could be used for

checking the actual progress of a job against the schedule.

2. Discuss the functions of purchasing department in an Industry. Explain some

methods of purchasing commonly adopted in an Industrial Purchasing. Why

should the purchasing documents be legally sound?

3. In estimating the standard time of a job what different elements are considered?

Elucidate.

4. JIT helps the manufacturing system to improve productivity. Discuss whether

this concept is applicable in Pharma Industry.

1.5 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

1. “HR Managers should have a seat at the Strategic-Management table, but only

when they earn it”. Discuss.

2. Suppose a key employee has just resigned and you are the department

manager. After you have sent your request for replacement, how could you help

the recruiter to find the best replacement?

3. Suppose you are going to design a training programme for newly hired first-line

sales managers results from the needs assessment indicate that they will need

training on company policies and procedures, handling customer complaints,

and motivating sales personnel. What learning principles will you build into the

programme? What training methods would you choose? Explain your choices.

4. A growing number of employees are reluctant to accept overseas assignments.

Why do they refuse? What benefits and services would you offer to them to

accept such transfer?

1.6 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

1. A random sample of 1000 workers from south India shows that their mean wage

is 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 levels of wages?

2. A tea company appoints four salesmen A, B, C, D and observes their sales in

three seasons  summer, winter and monsoon. The figures ( in lakhs ) are given

in the following table:

seasons                                                   Salesmen                                            Season’s

Total

A                     B                   C                D

summer                                       36                  36                21             35                    128

winter                                           28                  29                31             32                    120

monsoon                                     26                  28                29             29                    112

Salesmen’s Total                    90                  93                81             96                    360

Test whether there is any significant difference in the salesman and in the

seasons, so far as sales are concerned.


Year

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Sales

Rs(‘000)

48

55

63

65

72

84

90

87

82

4

3. Fit a straight line trend by the method of least squares to the following data

 

concerning the sales of a certain firm.

 

Make an estimate of sales for the year 2015.

 
4. A sample of 400 students of undergraduate and 400 students of postgraduate

classes is taken to know their opinion about autonomous colleges. 290 of the

undergraduate and 310 of postgraduate students favoured the autonomous

status. Present these facts in the form of a table and test at 5% level, that the

opinion regarding autonomous status of colleges is independent of level of

classes of students.

1.7 MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION

1. Assume that you are working as a Regional Sales Manager in a pharmaceutical

company. In your current position, you need to communicate to Doctors, Pharmacy

Owners and your sub-ordinates. List out the barriers in communicating with these

people and also suggest ways to overcome these barriers.

2. You are the General Manager of a Telecom company. Draw a communication flow

chart in your organization and also discuss the problems in implementing it.

3. As a Chief Executive Officer of an Agro based company, prepare a draft for your

speech in the forthcoming Annual General Body meeting highlighting your

company’s achievements, growth and future plan etc.

4. As a Regional Sales Head of a FMCG company, submit a report for the previous

year’s performance and projection for the next year. Use charts in your report.

1.8 FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

1. Before extending credit, ascertaining and analyzing the credit worthiness of

customers is an important and difficult task. Comment your views.

2. A branch or business segment that shows negative operating income should be

shutdown. Do you agree or not? Justify your views for and against.

3. X is the owner of Cafe at Delhi University, is trying to decide whether to make

pizza or buy them from a supplier Super Narula, in Delhi. X has come to you for

advice. What factors would you tell him to consider in making his choice?

4. You are required to collect the balance sheets of your company or any other

company for past three years and analyze the trends in working capital. What

do these trends indicate?


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ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY

2

1.1 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

1. ‘Management is the force which leads, guides and directs an organization in the

accomplishment of pre-determined objectives’. Do you agree or disagree? Justify.

2. Management is regarded as an art by someone, science by others but in reality

science should have many more. The truth seems to be somewhere in between.

In the light of this statement, explain to exact nature of management.

3. ‘The job of the supervisor is many more difficult than that of higher level managers’.

Explain the major responsibilities of a supervisor in an agro based Industry.

4. “A good leader is not necessarily a good manager”. Take one example from service

industry as per your choice and compare the role of leaders and managers.

1.2 MARKETING MANAGEMENT

1. Describe “The evolution of retail in India' in your words, highlighting the latest

trends in Indian retail. Critically examine the future of Indian retailing if global

players are allowed to enter India.

2. Many marketers have tried and failed with "Green marketing" programs. Identify

and describe the main problems with such campaigns. Recommend suitable

remedies to overcome the problems.

3. Identify top three advertising agencies in India, and describe the main reasons

for their success. List out recent successful campaigns of these agencies.

4. In today’s India the growth of online marketing is going with upward trend.

Discuss the Pros. & Cons. Which segment of consumers and what kind of

products dominates online marketing.

1.3 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

1. Select an organistion of your choice and discuss the cash Management system

in that organization. Give your Views or suggestions on the prevailing system of

cash management in that organization and any suitable changes to be brought

about, to improve the present system.

2. Discuss the critical decisions that you need to take in working capital

management. Emphasize the important ways in which these decisions differ

from those concerned with the management of the fixed capital of a business.

3.    “High dividend payout ratio goes in hand with high price earnings ratio and low

dividend payout ratio goes hand in hand with low price earnings ratio.”

Comment your views on this statement elobrately.

4.    Identify the macro factors which are prevailing in the global economy, leading to

mergers and acquisitions.

1.4 PRODUCTION AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

1. Give a specimen of GANTT CHART which is normally used in the production

planning and control department and describe briefly how it could be used for

checking the actual progress of a job against the schedule.


3

2. Discuss the functions of purchasing department in an Industry. Explain some

methods of purchasing commonly adopted in an Industrial Purchasing. Why

should the purchasing documents be legally sound?

3. In estimating the standard time of a job what different elements are considered?

Elucidate.

4. JIT helps the manufacturing system to improve productivity. Discuss whether

this concept is applicable in Pharma Industry.

1.5 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

1. “HR Managers should have a seat at the Strategic-Management table, but only

when they earn it”. Discuss.

2. Suppose a key employee has just resigned and you are the department

manager. After you have sent your request for replacement, how could you help

the recruiter to find the best replacement?

3. Suppose you are going to design a training programme for newly hired first-line

sales managers results from the needs assessment indicate that they will need

training on company policies and procedures, handling customer complaints,

and motivating sales personnel. What learning principles will you build into the

programme? What training methods would you choose? Explain your choices.

4. A growing number of employees are reluctant to accept overseas assignments.

Why do they refuse? What benefits and services would you offer to them to

accept such transfer.

1.6 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

1. A random sample of 1000 workers from south India shows that their mean wage

is 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 levels of wages?

2. A tea company appoints four salesmen A, B, C, D and observes their sales in

three seasons  summer, winter and monsoon. The figures ( in lakhs ) are given

in the following table:

seasons                                                   Salesmen                                            Season’s

Total

A                     B                   C                D

summer                                      36                  36                21             35                    128

winter                                           28                  29                31             32                    120

monsoon                                    26                  28                29             29                    112

Salesmen’s Total                    90                  93                81             96                    360

Test whether there is any significant difference in the salesman and in the

seasons, so far as sales are concerned.


Year

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Sales

Rs(‘000)

48

55

63

65

72

84

90

87

82

4

3. Fit a straight line trend by the method of least squares to the following data

 

concerning the sales of a certain firm.

 

Make an estimate of sales for the year 2015.

 
4. A sample of 400 students of undergraduate and 400 students of postgraduate

classes is taken to know their opinion about autonomous colleges. 290 of the

undergraduate and 310 of postgraduate students favoured the autonomous

status. Present these facts in the form of a table and test at 5% level, that the

opinion regarding autonomous status of colleges is independent of level of

classes of students.

1.7 MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION

1. Assume that you are working as a Regional Sales Manager in a pharmaceutical

company. In your current position, you need to communicate to Doctors, Pharmacy

Owners and your sub-ordinates. List out the barriers in communicating with these

people and also suggest ways to overcome these barriers.

2. You are the General Manager of a Telecom company. Draw a communication flow

chart in your organization and also discuss the problems in implementing it.

3. As a Chief Executive Officer of a Agro based company, prepare a draft for your

speech in the forthcoming Annual General Body meeting highlighting your

company’s achievements, growth and future plan etc.

4. As a Regional Sales Head of a FMCG company, submit a report for the previous

year’s performance and projection for the next year. Use charts in your report.

1.8 ADVERTISING MANAGEMENT

1. Enumerate the effects of social welfare advertisement. In India enlist it’s merits

and demerits, state some social issues to be considered while creating social

welfare advertisements.

2. Suggest appropriate media while determining advertisement for real estate

segment products in Indian scenario. How will you decide suitable appeal in

creating advertisement?

3. Enlist the needs and advantages of conducting various types of pre test conducted

in advertising research can this pre test are adoptable in paint advertisement and

also broad cast advertisement elaborate your views with appropriate example

compare the benefits of pretest with post test in advertising research.

4. Elaborate     the     components     of     an     effective     advertising      layout     in     print

advertisement while deciding these advertise how advertisers’ consider various

factors involved in it? According to your choice take any two most effective print

advertisements and analyzing combined impacts of various component of

advertising layout


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     ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY

M.B.A. (HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT)

FIRST YEAR

2

1.1 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

1. ‘Management is the force which leads, guides and directs an organization in the

accomplishment of pre-determined objectives’. Do you agree or disagree? Justify.

2. Management is regarded as an art by someone, science by others but in reality

science should have many more. The truth seems to be somewhere in between.

In the light of this statement, explain to exact nature of management.

3. ‘The job of the supervisor is many more difficult than that of higher level managers’.

Examine the major responsibilities of a supervisor in an agro based Industry.

4. “A good leader is not necessarily a good manager”. Take one example from service

industry as per your choice and compare the role of leaders and managers

1.2 MARKETING MANAGEMENT

1. Describe “The evolution of retail in India' in your words, highlighting the latest

trends in Indian retail. Critically examine the future of Indian retailing if global

players are allowed to enter India.

2. Many marketers have tried and failed with "Green marketing" programs. Identify

and describe the main problems with such campaigns. Recommend suitable

remedies to overcome the problems.

3. Identify tope three advertising agencies in India, and describe the main reasons

for their success. List out recent successful campaigns of these agencies.

4. In today’s india the growth of online marketing is going with upward trend.

Discuss the pros. & cons. Which segment of consumers and what kind of

products dominates online marketing

1.3 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

1. Select an organistion of your choice and discuss the cash Management system

in that organization. Give your Views or suggestions on the prevailing system of

cash management in that organization and any suitable changes to be brought

about, to improve the present system.

2. Discuss the critical decisions that you need to take in working capital

management. Emphasize the important ways in which these decisions differ

from those concerned with the management of the fixed capital of a business.

3.    “High dividend payout ratio goes in hand with high price earnings ratio and low

dividend payout ratio goes hand in hand with low price earnings ratio.”

Comment your views on this statement elobrately.

4.    Identify the macro factors which are prevailing in the global economy, leading to

mergers and acquisitions.

1.4 PRODUCTION AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

1. Give a specimen of GANTT CHART which is normally used in the production

planning and control department and describe briefly how it could be used for

checking the actual progress of a job against the schedule.


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2. Discuss the functions of purchasing department in an Industry. Explain some

methods of purchasing commonly adopted in an Industrial Purchasing. Why

should the purchasing documents be legally sound?

3. In estimating the standard time of a job what different elements are considered?

Elucidate.

4. JIT helps the manufacturing system to improve productivity. Discuss whether

this concept is applicable in Pharma Industry.

1.5 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

1. “HR Managers should have a seat at the Strategic-Management table, but only

when they earn it”. Discuss.

2. Suppose a key employee has just resigned and you are the department

manager. After you have sent your request for replacement, how could you help

the recruiter to find the best replacement?

3. Suppose you are going to design a training programme for newly hired first-line

sales managers results from the needs assessment indicate that they will need

training on company policies and procedures, handling customer complaints,

and motivating sales personnel. What learning principles will you build into the

programme? What training methods would you choose? Explain your choices.

4. A growing number of employees are reluctant to accept overseas assignments.

Why do they refuse? What benefits and services would you offer to them to

accept such transfer.

1.6 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

1. A random sample of 1000 workers from south India shows that their mean wage

is 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 levels of wages?

2. A tea company appoints four salesmen A, B, C, D and observes their sales in

three seasons  summer, winter and monsoon. The figures ( in lakhs ) are given

in the following table:

seasons                                                 Salesmen                                            Season’s

Total

A                     B                  C                D

summer                                   36                  36                21             35                    128

winter                                       28                  29                31             32                    120

monsoon                                 26                  28                29             29                    112

Salesmen’s Total                90                  93                81             96                    360

Test whether there is any significant difference in the salesman and in the

seasons, so far as sales are concerned.


Year

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Sales

Rs(‘000)

48

55

63

65

72

84

90

87

82

 

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3. Fit a straight line trend by the method of least squares to the following data

 

concerning the sales of a certain firm.

 

Make an estimate of sales for the year 2015.

 
4. A sample of 400 students of undergraduate and 400 students of postgraduate

classes is taken to know their opinion about autonomous colleges. 290 of the

undergraduate and 310 of postgraduate students favoured the autonomous

status. Present these facts in the form of a table and test at 5% level, that the

opinion regarding autonomous status of colleges is independent of level of

classes of students.

1.7 MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION

1. Assume that you are working as a Regional Sales Manager in a pharmaceutical

company. In your current position, you need to communicate to Doctors, Pharmacy

Owners and your sub-ordinates. List out the barriers in communicating with these

people and also suggest ways to overcome these barriers.

2. You are the General Manager of a Telecom company. Draw a communication flow

chart in your organization and also discuss the problems in implementing it.

3. As a Chief Executive Officer of a Agro based company, prepare a draft for your

speech in the forthcoming Annual General Body meeting highlighting your

company’s achievements, growth and future plan etc.

4. As a Regional Sales Head of a FMCG company, submit a report for the previous

year’s performance and projection for the next year. Use charts in your report.

1.8 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

1. As an IT manager of a medium sized organization, design an information

system for that organization and explain how this system transforms

organization and management to address the end–user needs.

2. “Honesty and Loyalty are so critical in today’s competitive environment of e-

commerce”  Validate the above statement assuming you are a manager in

charge of e-commerce in a large scale organization.

3. You are appointed as a system analyst in a medium sized sugar mill,

conceive and design an HR information system for that company.

4. It is widely perceived that government plays a key role in developing e-

commerce. As an e-commerce strategist of an organization substantiate the

above statement and contribute your ideas and suggestions for furthering e-

commerce development.

 

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DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION

M.B.A. (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS)

FIRST YEAR

Academic Year 2014 - 2015

ASSIGNMENT TOPICS

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1.1 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

1. ‘Management is the force which leads, guides and directs an organization in the

accomplishment of pre-determined objectives’. Do you agree or disagree?

Justify.

2. Management is regarded as an art by someone, science by others but in reality

science should have many more. The truth seems to be somewhere in between.

In the light of this statement, explain to exact nature of management.

3. ‘The job of the supervisor is many more difficult than that of higher level

managers’. Examine the major responsibilities of a supervisor in an agro based

Industry.

4. “A good leader is not necessarily a good manager”. Take one example from

service industry as per your choice and compare the role of leaders and

managers

1.2 INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING

1. Review and comment on the work undertaken for harmonization by various

bodies and explain the details of standard setting process by International

Accounting Standard Board(IASB)

2. “Price differences in different geographic segment make international accounting

a challenging Endeavour” How experts overcome this challenge?

3. “Accounting policies differ so much from country to country that accountants

trained in one country leave difficulty in practicing another, even if there is no

language barrier” Do you agree? Explain

4. Compare and contrast the following proposed approaches for dealing with

international      differences in accounting, disclosure and auditing standards 1.

Reciprocity 2. Reconciliation 3. International Standards

1.3 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

1. Do the IMF and other financial institutions play a vital role in foreign trade

policy? If so elucidate the points with apt examples.

2. Using the Heckscher-ohlin model of trade, show that free trade is better than no

trade. In this context, derive also a graphical measure of gain from trade.

3. ”Free trade promotes a mutually profitable regional division of labour, greatly

enhances the potential real national product of all nations and makes possible

higher standard of living all over the globe.” Explain and critically examine the

statement.

4. Scrutinize the arguments for and against the fixed and flexible exchange rates.

Is fixed or flexible exchange rate suitable for less developed countries? Validate

your answer.


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1.4 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

1. Take an export oriented firm in readymade garments industry of your choice.

What are the different nontrade barriers that it faces? What are your

suggestions to the firm? Explain

2. Analyze the recent data on china  India trade. What are the present major

items of trade? Where is the scope of enhancing the trade? What are the firm

level actions that are necessary? Present in detail

3. One of your friends is willing to export cashew nuts. Explain him in detail about

the activities of organization he should get in touch with

4. A leading multinational company going to establish the business in India.

Prepare a country analysis report of India using the PEST and SWOT

framework, which will be useful for multinations for taking investment

decisions.

1.5 FOREIGN POLICY OF INDIA

1. Bring to light the recent changes in India’s Foreign Policy. In what way, the

changes are instrumental for the promotion of India’ international trade?

2. “India’s export still depending on government sops rather than on competitive

strengths”. In this context, critically analysis the recent changes made in our

foreign trade policy.

3. Are you satisfied with the Indian diplomatic measures with Srilanka? If yes,

bring to light its strengths. If not, suggest measures to strengthen it.

4. Focus on India’s relationship both political and trade with the United States. Do

you agree this relationship is mutually beneficial? Defend your answer

1.6 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND E-COMMERCE

1. How a barcode works when you pay for an item in a retail store? What retail

store managers can do with the information collected by the barcode readers?

Explain the problems of using barcodes?

2. How do internet retailers like flipkart and snapdeal selling goods online? How

sites do attracts and increase trust for online purchasing? Explain the customer

service they are offering to customers.

3. Explain how home users, small office/home office users, mobile users and

enterprise users interact with computers?

4. “Clustering has been popularity recognized as an important data mining task

with broad applications”- Discuss and give one example for each of the following

cases.

(a) An application that takes clustering as a major data mining function.

(b) An application that takes clustering as a preprocessing tool for data

preparation for another data mining task.


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1.7 COMMUNICATION FOR GLOBAL MANAGERS

1. Discuss any situation in which you are involved where the communication went

wrong. Analyze the communication process in that situation, using the term

sender, receiver and other elements. Which element(s) disturbed the situation?

What lesson you learnt?

2. Imagine that you are attending a business seminar. What are the different

barriers that might come in the way of your listening effectively? Suggest the

ways to overcome the barriers

3. Write an agenda for a meeting with the purpose of formulating next year’s

marketing plan for a brand of designer clothing for men/women. Also write a

brief minute of the meeting, imaging and summing-up the proceedings.

4. Prepare a report on the flood or drought situation in your district and send to

the editor of a newspaper.

1.8 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

1. While managing workforce, “Participation is an excellent method for identifying

differences and resolving conflicts.” Do you agree or disagree? Illustrate with

real life examples.

2. Many organizations begun to supplement their traditional pay systems with

“Pay  for  Performance”. Of these plans, discuss the role of individual vs.

group incentives.

3. “Give specific attentions in implementing employee empowerment”  Discuss its

operationalization and implications for effective outcomes.

4. “Learning is involved in almost everything that everyone does”. Substantiate

your views and indentify the applications of learning in positive and negative

reinforcement’s strategy.

 

 

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1.1 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

1. ‘Management is the force which leads, guides and directs an organization in the

accomplishment of pre-determined objectives’. Do you agree or disagree? Justify.

2. Management is regarded as an art by someone, science by others but in reality

science should have many more. The truth seems to be somewhere in between.

In the light of this statement, explain to exact nature of management.

3. ‘The job of the supervisor is many more difficult than that of higher level managers’.

Explain the major responsibilities of a supervisor in an agro based Industry.

4. “A good leader is not necessarily a good manager”. Take one example from service

industry as per your choice and compare the role of leaders and managers.

1.2 MARKETING MANAGEMENT

1. Describe “The evolution of retail in India' in your words, highlighting the latest

trends in Indian retail. Critically examine the future of Indian retailing if global

players are allowed to enter India.

2. Many marketers have tried and failed with "Green marketing" programs. Identify

and describe the main problems with such campaigns. Recommend suitable

remedies to overcome the problems.

3. Identify tope three advertising agencies in India, and describe the main reasons

for their success. List out recent successful campaigns of these agencies.

4. In today’s India the growth of online marketing is going with upward trend.

Discuss the Pros. & Cons. Which segment of consumers and what kind of

products dominates online marketing

1.3 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

1. Select an organistion of your choice and discuss the cash Management system

in that organization. Give your Views or suggestions on the prevailing system of

cash management in that organization and any suitable changes to be brought

about, to improve the present system.

2. Discuss the critical decisions that you need to take in working capital

management. Emphasize the important ways in which these decisions differ

from those concerned with the management of the fixed capital of a business.

3.    “High dividend payout ratio goes in hand with high price earnings ratio and low

dividend payout ratio goes hand in hand with low price earnings ratio.”

Comment your views on this statement elobrately.

4.    Identify the macro factors which are prevailing in the global economy, leading to

mergers and acquisitions.


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1.4 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

1.        An     advertisement      is      issued     giving     essential      qualifications      for     MBA

programmes, the last date for receipt of application, and fee to be enclosed

with the application. A clerk in the admission office checks the received

applications to see if mark sheet and fee are enclosed and sends valid

applications to the concerned academic department. The department checks

the application in detail and decides the applicants to be admitted, those to be

put in the waiting list, and those to be rejected. Appropriate letters are sent to

the admission office which intimates the applicant.

Questions:

A. Design DFDs corresponding to the above problem.

B. Draw the      Enhanced-ER diagram for the admission procedure      in

university showing all entities, relationship, aggregation, generalization,

and specialization)

C. Create normalized tables till 3NF.

2.        What do you mean by PL/SQL . What are the advantages of PL/SQL over SQL.

Explain the functions of control loops with examples.

3.        Consider the following relations:

Employee(Employee-Name, Company-Name, Dept, Salary)

Write SQL for the following:

a) Find the total salary of each company

b) Find the employee name who is getting lowest salary

c) Find the company name which has lowest average salary

d) Find the employee name whose salary is higher than average salary of

XYZ.

e) List all the employees whose name starts with the letter ‘L’

f)     Find the maximum salary given to employees working in ‘accounts’

department

g) Find the second maximum salary from the table

4.        Create a procedure that deletes rows from the employee table. It should accept

1 parameter, job; only delete the employee’s with that job. Display how many

employees were deleted. Write a PL/SQL block to invoke the procedure.

Change the above procedure so that it returns the number of employees

removed via an OUT parameter. Write a PL/SQL block to invoke the procedure

and display how many employees were deleted.

1.5 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

1. “HR Managers should have a seat at the Strategic-Management table, but only

when they earn it”. Discuss.

2. Suppose a key employee has just resigned and you are the department

manager. After you have sent your request for replacement, how could you help

the recruiter to find the best replacement?

3. Suppose you are going to design a training programme for newly hired first-line

sales managers results from the needs assessment indicate that they will need

training on company policies and procedures, handling customer complaints,

and motivating sales personnel. What learning principles will you build into the

programme? What training methods would you choose? Explain your choices.


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4. A growing number of employees are reluctant to accept overseas assignments.

Why do they refuse? What benefits and services would you offer to them to

accept such transfer?

1.6 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

1. “Different models of decision makers have been proposed to explain their

behavior in decision making process; some suggest complete rationality, others

suggest bounded rationality”.       Describe these models and show how they

contribute to arrive at a decision.

2. “In designing structure for information systems, a variety of forms