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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. 

2.1 MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
1. Risks have always been present in the banking system but their management
has gained prominence over the recent years'. Discuss the various risks which
are being faced by banks and how are they being contained by them?
2. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has its prime objective
to protect the interest of policy holders. What regulations have been evolved by it
to attain this objective?
3. "The Stock Exchange is an essential pillar of the private sector corporate
economy". Discuss this statement bringing out the role and functions played by
these exchanges in the process of capital formation and in mobilising resources
for the corporate sector.
4. "Issue managers play a vital role in fund raising through public issue of
securities". Discuss this statement and explain the different pre-issue activities
undertaken by an issue manager.
2.2 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
1. Discuss about the recent trends in foreign private capital flows in India and
evaluate the impact of this foreign investment inflow into Indian economy in
present and future.
2. Illustrate with suitable examples about the organizational characteristics of the
multinational, global, international and transnational corporation in foreign
trade.
3. Give a detailed study about the impact causes of the balance of payments
disequilibrium and the measures you recommend to correct the disequilibrium.
4. Write a detailed note on India’s foreign trade performance in the recent economic
policy regime, and the changes of government policy on foreign trade will have
some impact on export and import performance in India. Justify your answer
with examples.
2.3 FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND INDUSTRIAL FINANCING
1) “Analysing ability of business operations in generating funds flow is one of the
major objectives of fund flow statement”. Do you agree or disagree? Justify your
views how fund flow statement helps the management with appropriate
examples.
2) You are given the following information pertaining to a company.
Current ratio .5
Liquid ratio 1.5
Networking capitalRs. 30000
Stock turnover ratio 6 times
(cost of sales/closing stock)
Gross profit ratio 20%
Fixed asset turnover ratio(on cost of sales) 2 times
Average debt collection period 2 months
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Fixed assets/shareholder’s net worth 0.80
Reserve and surplus/capital 0.50
Draw up the balance sheet of the company
3) a) lower interest rate may reduce the size of the banks
b) banks are at a regulatory disadvantage when competing with other financial
institutions for funds.
Interpret the above statements.
4) ICICI was formed in 1955 to provide medium and long term finance to Indian
businesses. But over the period, it has diversified tremendously. Has this
development helped to achieve its objective. Justify.
2.4 MANAGEMENT OF FUND AND ASSETS
1. As a management accountant you are asked to introduce a system of capital
expenditure control for your organisation. Explain in detail the important
feature you want to incorporate in system you propose to introduce, with a
suitable example of a project involving capital expenditure.
2. “Efficient inventory management is reflected in the liquidity and profitability of
the firm”. Do you agree? Justify your statement.
3. “Lease financing has proved its unique adaptability to various financial
problems”. Explain with suitable examples.
4. If sales forecast is subject to error, then there is no purpose of budgetary. Do
you agree (or)disagree. Give your views with appropriate examples.
2.5 INVESTMENT, SECURITY AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
1. (a) When selecting bonds for a portfolio, what factors should be considered
before choosing specific maturities and quality ratings?
(b) Comment on the following statement: “In evaluating the suitability of a bond
for a portfolio, I don’t care about its maturity. Duration is all that matters.”
2. Build a portfolio oriented towards capital appreciation using round lots only,
costing about Rs.2,50,000 with a target PE ratio of 20, and a target beta of 1.10.
Assign equal weighting to the beta and PE constraints.
3. With 3 suitable examples show how dollar cost averaging makes a profit even in
a flat market, where a security is not trending up or down but fluctuates around
a mean of 0.
4. Select any company of your choice included in Dow Jones Industrial Average,
and calculate its dividend growth rate over the last fifteen years.
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2.6 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
1. Trace the path taken from organizational resources and organizational behaviour
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.
2.7.1 E-BUSINESS
1. Give a detailed presentation on designing, developing and deploying the on-line
business system for textile industry.
2. Discuss the challenges and opportunities of e-commerce in Indian Industry.
3. “EDI is not especially complex or convoluted, but many EDI projects fail when
responsibility is thrust wholly on the IT staff”. Discuss in detail.
4. Globalization has put increased pressure on organizations to operate at entirely
new level of effectiveness. This can be managed through application of BPR tools
to reduce procedures and the use of IT for effective decision-making. Present
your perspectives elaborately.
2.7.2 BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS
1. Consider the following two research questions,
(a) How do the minority groups at a certain university view the students
counseling program?
(b) Examine the relationship between intelligence and creativity among the
students.
Indicate:
(i) The type of research that would best answer the question
(ii) An appropriate sampling method
(iii) The best method of collecting the data.
2. Discuss the role of Regression analysis in business and industry. How are
Regression Coefficient helpful in analysing the Regression lines?
3. The mean weekly sales of soap bars in department stores was 146.3 bars per
store. After an advertising campaign, the mean weekly sales in 22 stores for a
typical week was increased to 153.7 and showed a standard deviation of 17.2.
Was the advertising campaign successful?
4. Prepare questionnaire for the following research problem.
“Identify the factors influencing recently married couples striking a divorce”

1.1 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
1. Choose one academic administrator and another public administrator and
conduct interview and then ask them how their job differs from that of business
managers. How do they know how well their department, institution or
organization is performing, Since profit is probably not one of the criteria for
assessing effectiveness and efficiency?
2. Design a interview schedule and conduct the interview a manager in your
locality and ask him how many subordinates he has. Are different numbers of
subordinates supervised at the top, the middle, and the bottom of the
organizational hierarchy? What really determines the span of management in
the organization.
3. “There are two notions about relationship between job satisfaction and
productivity: a happy worker is a productivity one; a happy worker is not
necessarily a productive one. Critically evaluate this statement and bring out the
situations under which each statement is true”.
4. “Planning is the basis, delegation is the key, information is the guide, and action
is the essence of control of.” Trace the relationship between control and other
functions with real life examples.
1.2 MARKETING MANAGEMENT
1. Examine the suitable demographic segmentation variables other than age and
sex for the following industry
• Two wheeler
• Brewery
• Insurance
2. You have been selected by the ABC pharmaceutical company to be a sales force
for the period of three years. Identify and describe how you would progress
through the steps in effective selling.
3. Select an example of a new product failure in the recent context. Explore and
prepare a report highlighting the causes for its failure. Do you think a better
understanding of consumer behaviour could have contributed to its success in
the market place? Do you accept or not? Justify your stand.
4. Design a questionnaire to determine repeat purchase behaviour and brand
loyalty with respect to
• Fairness cream
• Mobile
• Sports shoe
• Ready-to-wear garments
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1.3 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
1. Design an appropriate capital structure which yields more profitability of a
service industry of your choice. Illustrate your answer with the help of an
EBIT-EPS Analysis.
2. The finance manager should take into account of the time value of money in
order to take a correct financial decision. Elucidate the statement with the help
of suitable illustration.
3. The goal of capital management is the maximisation of long run earning to
present share holders – Comment
4. You are a finance manager in a manufacturing organization. You came to know
the sales are very low when compared to the last year. So you have decided to do
credit sales. Draft a proposal highlighting the decision areas to be concentrated
to avoid non-payment.
1.4 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
1. Selecting a facility location usually involves a sequence of decisions. This sequence
can include a national decision, a regional decision, a community decision and a
site decision. Elucidate your views with reference to the above context.
2. Why is the management of projects a challenge for most of the managers in
production systems? How do these managers meet those challenges? What tasks
must the project team perform before the project begins? What tasks must the
project team perform as the project progresses?
3. Rane is a medium size manufacture of oil field pumps. The firm has developed a
new model of high-pressure, secondary-recovery purge pump which improved
performance. Hemalatha, manager of process engineering, is trying to decide
whether Rane should make or buy the electronically controlled input valve for
the new pump. Her engineers have developed the following estimates:
Make
(Process A)
Make
(Process B) Buy
Annual volume 10000 units 10000 units 10000 units
Fixed cost/year Rs.100,000 Rs.300,000 ---
Variable cost/unit Rs.75 Rs.70 Rs.80
a) Should Rane make the valve using Process A, make the valve using Process
B, or buy the valve?
b) At what annual volume should Rane switch from buying to making the valve
using Process A?
c) At what annual volume should Rane switch from Process A to Process B?
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4. A JIT implementation team is evaluating lot sizes and setup times throughout
the factory. The first machine to be evaluated currently requires about 20
minutes for the machine operator to complete a changeover between different
part types. Each part requires 1.2 minutes for processing. Parts are currently
produced in batches of 60 units. The labor rate is Rs.14.50 per hour.
a) What is the current average labor cost per part, including changeovers?
b) If the changeover time could be reduced to 10 minutes, how much labor cost
per part would be saved using the current batch size of 60 units?
c) If the changeover time could be reduced to 10 minutes, how much could the
batch size be reduced in order to achieve the current average labor cost per
unit?
1.5 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
1. “One reason for implementing global training programmes is the need to avoid
business losses due to cultural insensitivity”. What sort of training programme
would you recommend to avoid such cultural insensitivity?
2. Bring out some real life examples of how to use interest inventories to improve
employee selection. In doing so, suggest some examples of occupational
interests that you believe might predict success in various occupations including
Professor, Accountant and System Analyst.
3. Design a graphic rating scale for the below mentioned professions:
i. Secretary
ii. Engineer
iii.Web Designer
4. Develop an incentive plan for the following positions:
i. Chemical Engineer
ii. Plant Manager
iii. Used car sales force
iv. First-line supervisor
Examine the factors that you have to consider in reaching your conclusions.
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1.6 STATISTICS FOR MANAGERS
1. The personal director of a company wishes to select applicant for advanced
training without regard to sex. Let ‘W’ denote Women and ‘M’ Denotes men and
the pattern of arrival be M WWW MMM WW M WWW MMMM W M W MM WWW
MM W MMMM WW M WW MMMM WW M WWWW MM WW M W M WW. Will
you conclude that the applicants have arrived in a random fashion?
2. The following represent the number of unit of production per day turned out by
four different workers using five different types of machine:
Machine Type
Worker A B C D E Total
1 4 5 3 7 6 25
2 5 7 7 4 5 28
3 7 6 7 8 8 36
4 3 5 4 8 2 22
Total 19 23 21 27 21 111
On the basis of this information, can it be concluded that (1) the Mean
Productivity in the same for different Machine, (II) the worker’s don’t different
with regard to productivity
3. The average monthly sales of 5000 firms are normally distributed, its mean and
standard deviation are 36,000 and 10,000 respectively, Find.
a. The number of firm have sales over 40,000
b. The percentage of firms having sales between Rs. 38,500 and Rs 41,000
c. The number of firm having sales between Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 40,000
The relevant extract of the area table (under normal curve ) is given below
Z 0.25 0.40 0.5 0.6
Area 0.0987 0.1554 0.1915 0.2257
4. Mr. Ramana and Miss. Lalita, Researchers of Management department, Adopted
different sampling techniques while investigating the sample of the students to
know the number of students falling in different intelligence level. The results are:
Researcher Below Average Average Above Average Genius
Ramana 129 90 66 15
Lalita 80 66 50 4
On the basis of the above data, can we say that the two researchers have
adopted significantly different sampling techniques? Test the hypothesis at (a) 0.05
and (b) 0.01 level significance.
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1.7 MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION
1. Compare the barriers to oral and writtern communication. Which is more
challenging? Provide the ways and means of overcoming these challenges.
2. What is the relationship between leadership behaviour and effectiveness of
communication? As a leader draft a letter to your subordinates to propose new
product ideas. (Assume a FMCG company of your choice)
3. What is Blogs can be used to promote business for a company selling designer
leather goods? List out the essential characteristics of a good blog.
4. In what way business and academic reports differ? Draft a business report to be
submitted by a Regional sales manager to Vice President of a company marketing
medical equipments.
1.8 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS
1. How a financial statement helps the investors and creditors for a service based
company and manufacturing company. Give your views by taking any one company
of your choice on both the sector.
2. Identify the financial ratio on which Managerial of retail store should focus.
Further analyse the various importance of those ratio and give your views. How
it will help the retail store.
3. Discuss various applications of the Break Even Chart. Enumerate the various
criticism usually levelled against Break Even Charts. Differentiate how this
Break Even chart helps the service sector and manufacturing sector.
4.From the following particulars, prepare the Balance Sheet of Sri Mohan Ram.
Current Ratio -- 2
Working Capital -- Rs. 4,00,000
Capital block to Current Assets -- 3:2
Fixed Asset to turnover -- 1:3
Sales Cash / Credit -- 1:2
Stock Velocity -- 2 months
Creditor’s velocity -- 2 months
Debtor’s velocity -- 3 months
Capital block Net Profit -- 10% of turnover
Debentures / Share Capital -- 1:2
Gras Profit Ratio -- 25% (to Sales)
Reserve -- 2.5% of turnover

2.1 PRODUCT AND SERVICES MARKETING
1. Service sector has a significant contribution in growth of an economy. Do you
agree or not? Substantiate yours views.
2. Explain in details, how can the product life cycle (PLC) concept be
operationalised in a real life situation.
3. Why do customers switch service provider? Can you do anything as a marketer
to prevent the customers from switching?
Discuss the importance of location decisions for educational services.
4. Discuss pre - test marketing and test marketing with suitable examples. What
are the various steps will you undertake to test market for water filter designed
and targeted for institutions.
2.2 MARKETING RESEARCH
1. “A descriptive research design is formal and rigid whereas exploratory research
design is informal and flexible.” Explain this statement by using Indian examples.
2. Do you agree that data obtained through experiments are more valid and reliable
than through surveys and observations? Why or why not? Explain.
3. Prepare a questionnaire for studying the marketability of a hypothetical consumer
product.
4. “Sampling error is an inherent part of the sampling process; it cannot be
eliminated.” What do you think about this statement? Do you agree or disagree?
Explain.
2.3 CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR
1. Government of India would like to introduce ‘Battery Operated Passenger Car’ in
order to reduce the pollution and global warming but the fare may be high. As a
consumer diagnose the issue and state your attitude towards the fare.
2. As a consumer behaviourist, how do you identify, explore and assess the rural
consumer’s behavior with regard to fashionable products? Critically analyse
this statement.
3. Analyse and assess the consumer decision making process and bring out the
impediments while buying a high priced car like- Mercedes Benz, Rolls Royce,
etc.
4. China is producing and selling low quality products at cheaper rate to India due
to the impact of globalisation. As a consumer, state your pros and cons of above
said issues.
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2.4 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.
Suggest suitable marketing strategies to develop your sales in both Indian and
International Market. .
4. Discuss the cultures and ethical issues that affect the global trade with suitable
example.
2.5 SALES AND DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT
1. “Salesman should be assigned to that particular territory where his relative
contribution to profit is the maximum”. Discuss this statement and describe the
determinants of sales territory.
2. “The job of personal selling is not merely of booking orders” In the light of this
statement, describe the nature of the selling job and the process of selling in this
present competitive world.
3. As a marketing manager for a nondurable manufacturing company, what factors
would you consider and what process would you adopt to select a distribution
channel? Explain.
4. Some people opine that a middleman increases the cost of marketing, while
others praise it as it adds value to the product. How would you reconcile these
two opposite views?
2.6 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
1. Trace the path taken from organizational resources and organizational behaviour
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 E-BUSINESS
1. Give a detailed presentation on designing, developing and deploying the on-line
business system for textile industry.
2. Discuss the challenges and opportunities of e-commerce in Indian Software
Industry.
3. “EDI is not especially complex or convoluted, but many EDI projects fail when
responsibility is thrust wholly on the IT staff”. Discuss in detail.
4. Globalization has put increased pressure on organizations to operate at entirely
new level of effectiveness. This can be managed through application of BPR tools
to reduce procedures and the use of IT for effective decision-making. Present
your perspectives elaborately.
2.7.2 BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS
1. Consider the following research questions,
(a) How do the minority groups at a certain university view the students
counseling program?
(b) Examine the relationship between intelligence and creativity among the
students.
Indicate
(i) The type of research that would best answer the question
(ii) An appropriate sampling method
(iii) The best method of collecting the data.
2. Discuss the role of Regression analysis in business and industry. How are
Regression Coefficients helpful in analysing the Regression lines?
3. The mean weekly sales of soap bars in department stores were 146.3 bars per
store. After an advertising campaign, the mean weekly sales in 22 stores for a
typical week was increased to 153.7 and showed a standard deviation of 17.2.
Was the advertising campaign successful?
4. Prepare questionnaire for the following research problem.
“Identify the factors influencing recently married couples striking a divorce”

1.1 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
1. Choose one academic administrator and another public administrator and
conduct interview and then ask them how their job differs from that of business
managers. How do they know how well their department, institution or
organization is performing, since profit is probably not one of the criteria for
assessing effectiveness and efficiency?
2. Design an interview schedule and conduct the interview a manager in your
locality and ask him how many subordinates he has. Are different numbers of
subordinates supervised at the top, the middle, and the bottom of the
organizational hierarchy? What really determines the span of management in
the organization.
3. “There are two notions about relationship between job satisfaction and
productivity: a happy worker is a productivity one; a happy worker is not
necessarily a productive one. Critically evaluate this statement and bring out the
situations under which each statement is true”.
4. “Planning is the basis, delegation is the key, information is the guide, and action
is the essence of control of.” Trace the relationship between control and other
functions with real life examples.
1.2 MARKETING MANAGEMENT
1. Examine the suitable demographic segmentation variables other than age and
sex for the following industry
• Two wheeler
• Brewery
• Insurance
2. You have been selected by the ABC pharmaceutical company to be a salesforce
for the period of three years. Identify and describe how you would progress
through the steps in effective selling.
3. Select an example of a new product failure in the recent context. Explore and
prepare a report highlighting the causes for its failure. Do you think a better
understanding of consumer behaviour could have contributed to its success in
the market place? Do you accept or not? Justify your stand.
4. Design a questionnaire to determine repeat purchase behaviour and brand
loyalty with respect to
• Fairness cream
• Mobile
• Sports shoe
• Ready-to-wear garments
3
1.3 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
1. Design an appropriate capital structure which yields more profitability of a
service industry of your choice. Illustrate your answer with the help of an
EBIT-EPS analysis.
2. The finance manager should take an account of the time value of money in order
to take a correct financial decision. Elucidate the statement with the help of
suitable illustration.
3. The goal of capital management is the maximisation of long run earning to
present share holders.-Comment
4. You are a finance manager in a manufacturing organization. You came to know
the sales are very low when compared to the last year. So you have decided to do
credit sales. Draft a proposal highlighting the decision areas to be concentrated
to avoid non-payment.
1.4 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
1. Selecting a facility location usually involves a sequence of decisions. This
sequence can include a national decision, a regional decision, a community
decision and a site decision. Elucidate your views with reference to the above
context.
2. Why is the management of projects a challenge for most of the managers in
production systems? How do these managers meet those challenges? What tasks
must the project team perform before the project begins? What tasks must the
project team perform as the project progresses?
3. Rane is a medium size manufacturer of oil field pumps. The firm has developed
a new model of high-pressure, secondary-recovery purge pump which improved
performance. Hemalatha, manager of process engineering, is trying to decide
whether Rane should make or buy the electronically controlled input valve for
the new pump. Her engineers have developed the following estimates:
Make
(Process A)
Make
(Process B) Buy
Annual volume 10000 units 10000 units 10000 units
Fixed cost/year Rs.100,000 Rs.300,000 ---
Variable cost/unit Rs.75 Rs.70 Rs.80
a) Should Rane make the valve using Process A, make the valve using Process
B, or buy the valve?
b) At what annual volume should Rane switch from buying to making the valve
using Process A?
c) At what annual volume should Rane switch from Process A to Process B?
4
4. A JIT implementation team is evaluating lot sizes and setup times throughout
the factory. The first machine to be evaluated currently requires about 20
minutes for the machine operator to complete a changeover between different
part types. Each part requires 1.2 minutes for processing. Parts are currently
produced in batches of 60 units. The labor rate is Rs.14.50 per hour.
a) What is the current average labor cost per part, including changeovers?
b) If the changeover time could be reduced to 10 minutes, how much labor cost
per part would be saved using the current batch size of 60 units?
c) If the changeover time could be reduced to 10 minutes, how much could the
batch size be reduced in order to achieve the current average labor cost per
unit?
1.5 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
1. “One reason for implementing global training programmes is the need to avoid
business losses due to cultural insensitivity”. What sort of training programme
would you recommend to avoid such cultural insensitivity?
2. Bring out some real life examples of how to use interest inventories to improve
employee selection. In doing so, suggest some examples of occupational interests
that you believe might predict success in various occupations including
Professor, Accountant and System Analyst.
3. Design a graphic rating scale for the below mentioned professions:
i. Secretary
ii. Engineer
iii. Web Designer
4. Develop an incentive plan for the following positions:
i. Chemical Engineer
ii. Plant Manager
iii. Used car sales force
iv. First-line supervisor
Examine the factors that you have to consider in reaching your conclusions.
1.6 STATISTICS FOR MANAGERS
1. The personal director of a company wishes to select applicant for advanced
training without regard to sex. Let ‘W’ denote Women and ‘M’ Denotes men and
the pattern of arrival be M WWW MMM WW M WWW MMMM W M W MM WWW
MM W MMMM WW M WW MMMM WW M WWWW MM WW M W M WW. Will
you conclude that the applicants have arrived in a random fashion?
2. The following represent the number of unit of production per day turned out by
four different workers using five different types of machine:
5
Machine Type
Worker A B C D E Total
1 4 5 3 7 6 25
2 5 7 7 4 5 28
3 7 6 7 8 8 36
4 3 5 4 8 2 22
Total 19 23 21 27 21 111
On the basis of this information , can it be concluded that (1) the Mean
Productivity in the same for different Machine, (II) the worker’s don’t different
with regard to productivity
3. The average monthly sales of 5000 firms are normally distributed, its mean and
standard deviation are 36,000 and 10,000 respectively, Find.
a. The number of firm have sales over 40,000
b. The percentage of firms having sales between Rs. 38,500 and Rs 41,000
c. The number of firm having sales between Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 40,000
The relevant extract of the area table (under normal curve ) is given below
Z 0.25 0.40 0.5 0.6
Area 0.0987 0.1554 0.1915 0.2257
4. Mr. Ramana and Miss. Lalita, Researchers of Management department, Adopted
different sampling techniques while investigating the sample of the students to
know the number of students falling in different intelligence level. The results are:
Researcher Below Average Average Above Average Genius
Ramana 129 90 66 15
Lalita 80 66 50 4
On the basis of the above data, can we say that the two researchers have
adopted significantly different sampling techniques? Test the hypothesis at (a)
0.05 and (b) 0.01 level significance.
1.7 MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION
1. Compare the barriers to oral and writtern communication. Which is more
challenging? Provide the ways and means of overcoming these challenges.
2. What is the relationship between leadership behaviour and effectiveness of
communication? As a leader draft a letter to your subordinates to propose new
product ideas. (Assume a FMCG company of your choice)
3. What is Blogs can be used to promote business for a company selling designer
leather goods? List out the essential characteristics of a good blog.
4. In what way business and academic reports differ? Draft a business report to be
submitted by a Regional sales manager to Vice President of a company marketing
medical equipments.
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1.8 ADVERTISING AND SALES PROMOTION
1. Discuss the ethical issues connected with advertising with examples
2. Comment on the methods of post testing of an advertisement copy. For an
effective brand building excessive globally, how will you choose your celebrities?
enlist reasons for it.
3. Mark five advertisement in a magazine identity the message strategy, appeal and
execution. All frameworks for each advertisement did the creative select the right
combination for advertisement? What other message strategies (or) executional
framework could have been used.
4. Select the advertising campaign and develop what you think are the objectives of
the advertisement how has the message design achieved/attempt to achieve
these objectives?

2.1 ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE
1. The issues that arise in consultant-client relationship are preventable? How?
Explain.
2. "Change does not occur in a vacuum" Discuss the factors operating both within
and outside the organisation.
3. Change is a process that can be enabled, not managed. Discuss.
4. T-Groups are probably the oldest OD intervention but still now we are using it
why? Substantiate your views?
2.2 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
1. Devise a development program for the managerial personnel of an MNC
2. Identify the procedures and their pitfalls for the effective implementation of MDP
in organizations and suggest suitable measure to avoid pitfalls.
3. Discuss the training methods available for the development of various skills of
Public Sector employees with suitable illustrations.
4. Examine the training evaluation practices in Indian industries.
2.3 LABOUR WELFARE
1. Discuss the legal provisions governing sanitary and hygiene facilities under the
factories Act.1948.
2. Explain the milestones in the development of labour welfare in India.
3. Discuss "arising out of and in course of employment" as used in Workmen's
Compensation Act.1923.
4. What are the measures that can be taken to improve the working conditions?
Quote an example of a large industrial unit.
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2.4 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
1. Sketch the existing models of Workers Participation in Management followed in
Indian industries? Critically evaluate and identify their limitations and suggest
suitable measures to overcome it.
2. “Trade unions are inevitable for Industrial democracy” – Comment on this
statement with regard to its principles and functions.
3. Critically assess the administrative machinery set up by Central and State
Governments for resolving industrial disputes in India. How far it is effective?
Bring out your suggestions to make them more effective?
4. With recent examples, explicate the collecting bargaining practices followed in
Indian Public sectors. How far it differs from Private Sectors?
2.5 WAGES AND SALARY ADMINISTRATION
1. Is wage paid to the person for the job done by him or for the designation what he
holds? Examine this statement with the help of the evidences from industry.
2. “Equal pay for equal job”. Do you agree with this statement? Justify your stand
by quoting examples from the pay structures of State and Central Governments
for the same job.
3. Why does collective bargaining fail in most of the time? Identify the reasons for
the failure and suggest fruitful measures to make the collective bargaining
success.
4. Do fringe benefits motivate the employees to enhance productivity? If yes, quote
few examples from Government and Private sector companies. If not, identify the
rationale behind offering such fringe benefits.
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.
4
2.7.1 E-BUSINESS
1. Give a detailed presentation on designing, developing and deploying the on-line
business system for textile industry.
2. Discuss the challenges and opportunities of e-commerce in Indian Software
Industry.
3. “EDI is not especially complex or convoluted, but many EDI projects fail when
responsibility is thrust wholly on the IT staff”. Discuss in detail.
4. Globalization has put increased pressure on organizations to operate at entirely
new level of effectiveness. This can be managed through application of BPR tools
to reduce procedures and the use of IT for effective decision-making. Present
your perspectives elaborately.
2.7.2 BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS
1. Consider the following research questions,
(a) How do the minority groups at a certain university view the students
counseling program?
(b) Examine the relationship between intelligence and creativity among the
students.
Indicate:
(i) The type of research that would best answer the question
(ii) An appropriate sampling method
(iii) The best method of collecting the data.
2. Discuss the role of Regression analysis in business and industry. How are
Regression Coefficients helpful in analysing the Regression lines?
3. The mean weekly sales of soap bars in department stores was 146.3 bars per
store. After an advertising campaign, the mean weekly sales in 22 stores for a
typical week was increased to 153.7 and showed a standard deviation of 17.2.
Was the advertising campaign successful?
4. Prepare questionnaire for the following research problem.
“Identify the factors influencing recently married couples striking a divorce”

1.1 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
1. Choose one academic administrator and another public administrator and
conduct interview and then ask them how their job differs from that of business
managers. How do they know how well their department, institution or
organization is performing, Since profit is probably not one of the criteria for
assessing effectiveness and efficiency?
2. Design a interview schedule and conduct the interview a manager in your
locality and ask him how many subordinates he has. Are different numbers of
subordinates supervised at the top, the middle, and the bottom of the
organizational hierarchy? What really determines the span of management in
the organization?
3. “There are two notions about relationship between job satisfaction and
productivity: a happy worker is a productivity one; a happy worker is not
necessarily a productive one. Critically evaluate this statement and bring out the
situations under which each statement is true”.
4. “Planning is the basis, delegation is the key, information is the guide, and action
is the essence of control of.” Trace the relationship between control and other
functions with real life examples.
1.2 MARKETING MANAGEMENT
1. Examine the suitable demographic segmentation variables other than age and
sex for the following industry
• Two wheeler
• Brewery
• Insurance
2. You have been selected by the ABC pharmaceutical company to be a sales force
for the period of three years. Identify and describe how you would progress
through the steps in effective selling.
3. Select an example of a new product failure in the recent context. Explore and
prepare a report highlighting the causes for its failure. Do you think a better
understanding of consumer behaviour could have contributed to its success in
the market place? Do you accept or not? Justify your stand.
4. Design a questionnaire to determine repeat purchase behaviour and brand
loyalty with respect to
• Fairness cream
• Mobile
• Sports shoe
• Ready-to-wear garments
3
1.3 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
1. Design an appropriate capital structure which yields more profitability of a
service industry of your choice. Illustrate your answer with the help of an EBITEPS analysis.
2. The finance manager should take an account of the time value of money in order
to take a correct financial decision. Elucidate the statement with the help of
suitable illustration.
3. The goal of capital management is the maximisation of long run earning to
present share holders.-Comment
4. You are a finance manager in a manufacturing organization. You came to know
the sales are very low when compared to the last year. So you have decided to do
credit sales. Draft a proposal highlighting the decision areas to be concentrated
to avoid non-payment.
1.4 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
1. Selecting a facility location usually involves a sequence of decisions. This
sequence can include a national decision, a regional decision, a community
decision and a site decision. Elucidate your views with reference to the above
context.
2. Why is the management of projects a challenge for most of the managers in
production systems? How do these managers meet those challenges? What tasks
must the project team perform before the project begins? What tasks must the
project team perform as the project progresses?
3. Rane is a medium size manufacture of oil field pumps. The firm has developed a
new model of high-pressure, secondary-recovery purge pump which improved
performance. Hemalatha, manager of process engineering, is trying to decide
whether Rane should make or buy the electronically controlled input valve for
the new pump. Her engineers have developed the following estimates:
Make
(Process A)
Make
(Process B) Buy
Annual volume 10000 units 10000 units 10000 units
Fixed cost/year Rs.100,000 Rs.300,000 ---
Variable cost/unit Rs.75 Rs.70 Rs.80
a) Should Rane make the valve using Process A, make the valve using Process
B, or buy the valve?
b) At what annual volume should Rane switch from buying to making the valve
using Process A?
c) At what annual volume should Rane switch from Process A to Process B?
4
4. A JIT implementation team is evaluating lot sizes and setup times throughout
the factory. The first machine to be evaluated currently requires about 20
minutes for the machine operator to complete a changeover between different
part types. Each part requires 1.2 minutes for processing. Parts are currently
produced in batches of 60 units. The labor rate is Rs.14.50 per hour.
a) What is the current average labor cost per part, including changeovers?
b) If the changeover time could be reduced to 10 minutes, how much labor cost
per part would be saved using the current batch size of 60 units?
c) If the changeover time could be reduced to 10 minutes, how much could the
batch size be reduced in order to achieve the current average labor cost per
unit?
1.5 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
1. “One reason for implementing global training programmes is the need to avoid
business losses due to cultural insensitivity”. What sort of training programme
would you recommend to avoid such cultural insensitivity?
2. Bring out some real life examples of how to use interest inventories to improve
employee selection. In doing so, suggest some examples of occupational
interests that you believe might predict success in various occupations including
Professor, Accountant and System Analyst.
3. Design a graphic rating scale for the below mentioned professions:
i. Secretary
ii. Engineer
iii. Web Designer
4. Develop an incentive plan for the following positions:
i. Chemical Engineer
ii. Plant Manager
iii. Used car sales force
iv. First-line supervisor
Examine the factors that you have to consider in reaching your conclusions.
5
1.6 STATISTICS FOR MANAGERS
1. The personal director of a company wishes to select applicant for advanced
training without regard to sex. Let ‘W’ denote Women and ‘M’ Denotes men and
the pattern of arrival be M WWW MMM WW M WWW MMMM W M W MM WWW
MM W MMMM WW M WW MMMM WW M WWWW MM WW M W M WW. Will
you conclude that the applicants have arrived in a random fashion?
2. The following represent the number of unit of production per day turned out by
four different workers using five different types of machine:
Machine Type
Worker A B C D E Total
1 4 5 3 7 6 25
2 5 7 7 4 5 28
3 7 6 7 8 8 36
4 3 5 4 8 2 22
Total 19 23 21 27 21 111
On the basis of this information , can it be concluded that (1) the Mean
Productivity in the same for different Machine, (II) the worker’s don’t different
with regard to productivity
3. The average monthly sales of 5000 firms are normally distributed, its mean and
standard deviation are 36,000 and 10,000 respectively, Find.
a. The number of firm have sales over 40,000
b. The percentage of firms having sales between Rs. 38,500 and Rs 41,000
c. The number of firm having sales between Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 40,000
The relevant extract of the area table (under normal curve ) is given below
Z 0.25 0.40 0.5 0.6
Area 0.0987 0.1554 0.1915 0.2257
4. Mr. Ramana and Miss. Lalita, Researchers of Management department, Adopted
different sampling techniques while investigating the sample of the students to
know the number of students falling in different intelligence level. The results are:
Researcher Below Average Average Above Average Genius
Ramana 129 90 66 15
Lalita 80 66 50 4
On the basis of the above data, can we say that the two researchers have adopted
significantly different sampling techniques? Test the hypothesis at (a) 0.05 and
(b) 0.01 level significance.
6
1.7 MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION
1. Compare the barriers to oral and writtern communication. Which is more
challenging? Provide the ways and means of overcoming these challenges.
2. What is the relationship between leadership behaviour and effectiveness of
communication? As a leader draft a letter to your subordinates to propose new
product ideas. (Assume a FMCG company of your choice)
3. What is Blogs can be used to promote business for a company selling designer
leather goods? List out the essential characteristics of a good blog.
4. In what way business and academic reports differ? Draft a business report to be
submitted by a Regional sales manager to Vice President of a company marketing
medical equipments.
1.8 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
1. Suggest any suitable motivational theory for IT industry and substantiate
your views.
2. “Attitude determines your Altitude”-Substantiate your views on this quote
with relevant corporate examples.
3. “A happy Worker is a productive worker”- Discuss in a behavioral
perspective.
4. ‘Organisational development involves the development of organization in the
light of its future expansion plan’. Elaborate your views.

2.1 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
1. “One reason for implementing global training programmes is the need to avoid
business losses due to cultural insensitivity”. What sort of training programme
would you recommend to avoid such cultural insensitivity?
2. Bring out some real life examples of how to use interest inventories to improve
employee selection. In doing so, suggest some examples of occupational
interests that you believe might predict success in various occupations including
Professor, Accountant and System Analyst.
3. Design a graphic rating scale for the below mentioned professions:
i) Secretary
ii) Engineer
iii) Web Designer.
4. Develop an incentive plan for the following positions:
i) Chemical Engineer
ii) Plant Manager
iii) Used car sales force
iv) First-line supervisor
Examine the factors that you have to consider in reaching your conclusions.
2.2 MARKETING MANAGEMENT
1. Examine the suitable demographic segmentation variables other than age and
sex for the following industry
• Two wheeler
• Brewery
• Insurance
2. You have been selected by the ABC pharmaceutical company to be a sales force
for the period of three years. Identify and describe how you would progress
through the steps in effective selling.
3. Select an example of a new product failure in the recent context. Explore and
prepare a report highlighting the causes for its failure. Do you think a better
understanding of consumer behaviour could have contributed to its success in
the market place? Do you accept or not? Justify your stand.
4. Design a questionnaire to determine repeat purchase behaviour and brand
loyalty with respect to
• Fairness cream
• Mobile
• Sports shoe
• Ready-to-wear garments
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2.3 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
1. Design an appropriate capital structure which yields more profitability of a
service industry of your choice. Illustrate your answer with the help of an
EBIT-EPS analysis.
2. “The finance manager should take an account of the time value of money in
order to take a correct financial decision.” Elucidate the statement with the
help of suitable illustration.
3. “The goal of capital management is the maximisation of long run earning to
present share holders” – Comment.
4. You are a finance manager in a manufacturing organization. You came to
know the sales are very low when compared to the last year. So you have
decided to do credit sales. Draft a proposal highlighting the decision areas to
be concentrated to avoid non-payment.
2.4 PRODUCTION AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
1. Why are some Industries located near the source of raw materials, whereas some
other Industries are located near the market? Justify your answer with practical
examples.
2. Explain the different types of plant layout? Write the advantages and
disadvantages of each types of layouts with exam.
3. Describe the requirements of effective system of production and planning control
in any steel plant.
4. Describe the method of drawing X and R charts. State the formula you would use
in both cases.
2.5 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
1. “A company that fails to go global is in the danger of losing its domestic
business to competitors with lower costs, greater experience, better and
products and is a nutshell, more value for customer. – Discuss.
2. “IMF and World Bank serve the interests of industrialized nations rather than
that f the developing countries.” – Discuss.
3. Do you justify that the working pins would really link the present scenario of
International Business with that of the future?
4. Do you think that International Financial institution help in competency
building of World nation and thereby enhance the magnitude the diversity of
global business? Explain.
2.6 PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
1. Should we combine debt – related cash flows with project cash flow? Why?
Discuss the issues related to the principle of treating the financing cash flow
separately from the investment cash flow.
2. Demand estimate is an important part of a project feasibility study. What are
the points we should consider is estimating demand?
3. Write a detailed not EON the purpose of post – completion audits and the
strategy employed. Is there any problem faced with the audit of mutually
exclusive projects? Discuss.
4. How can entrepreneurs develop a position of ethical leadership in business
today?
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2.7.1 HRM : (a) LABOUR WELFARE AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
1. Describe “employee – employer relations” in both organized and unorganized
sectors of this economy?
2. Workers education helps a worker to solve his problems not as an individual
but is a member of his social class discuss?
3. Describe various kinds of statutory welfare programmes available to labourers
in India?
4. Describe the different machinery for the prevention and settlements of
industrial disputes in India?
2.7.1 HRM : (b) TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
1. Devise a development program for the managerial personnel of an MNC.
2. Identify the procedures and their pitfalls for the effective implementation of MDP
in organizations and suggest suitable measure to avoid pitfalls.
3. Discuss the training methods available for the development of various skills of
Public Sector employees with suitable illustrations.
4. Examine the training evaluation practices in Indian industries.
2.7.2 MM : (a) SALES AND DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT
1. “Salesman should be assigned to that particular territory where his relative
contribution to profit is the maximum”. Discuss this statement and describe the
determinants of sales territory.
2. “The job of personal selling is not merely of booking orders” In the light of this
statement, describe the nature of the selling job and the process of selling in this
present competitive world.
3. As a marketing manager for a nondurable manufacturing company, what factors
would you consider and what process would you adopt to select a distribution
channel? Explain.
4. Some people opine that a middleman increases the cost of marketing, while
others praise it as it adds value to the product. How would you reconcile these
two opposite views?
2.7.2 MM : (b) MARKETING RESEARCH AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR
1. How are psychographics distinct from demographics? Why would it be
necessary to study psychographics to better understand marketing and
consumer behaviours?
2. In the early stages of development consumer behaviour was known as buyer
behaviour. What important aspect of the exchange process does this change in
name reflect?
3. What is secondary data? What are the various sources available for secondary
data? How will you evaluate the merits of secondary data?
4. Analyze the consumer decision making process and problems in buying a
luxury car with appropriate examples?
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2.7.3 FM : (a) INVESTMENT, SECURITY AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
1. As an individual investor, what aspects of public issues you should be familiar
with? Discuss your views with relevant to the recent trends in primary market.
2. If the market price per share is equal to the book value per share, the following
are equal :
 Return on equity, Earnings price ratio, Total yield.
 Elucidate with few examples.
3. Describe the procedure developed by Markowitz for choosing the optimal
portfolio of risky assets with suitable examples.
4. How and when will you adopt (1) Portfolio Reconstruction (2) Portfolio
Rebalancing and Upgrading and (3) Performance attribution when you are an
efficient portfolio manager?
2.7.3 FM : (b) MANAGEMENT OF FUNDS
1. As a management accountant you are asked to introduce a system of capital
expenditure control for your organisation. Explain in detail the important
feature you want to incorporate in system you propose to introduce, with a
suitable example of a project involving capital expenditure.
2. “Efficient inventory management is reflected in the liquidity and profitability of
the firm”. Do you agree? Justify your statement.
3. “Lease financing has proved its unique adaptability to various financial
problems”. Explain with suitable examples.
4. If sales forecast is subject to error, then there is no purpose of budgetary. Do you
agree (or) disagree. Give your views by appropriate examples.
2.7.4 PM : (a) PRODUCTION, PLANNING, CONTROL AND MAINTENANCE
1. List out the different phases of production planning and control in a MNC and
briefly discuss each.
2. Discuss the need for demand forecasting in planning. As a manager discuss the
benefits in an organization.
3. Discuss the techniques involved in quality control. Point out the advantages
and limitations.
4. Assume that you are a production manager for TATA Steel, How will you deal break
down maintenance cost? What types of maintenance you will adopt for them.
2.7.4 PM : (b) QUALITY MANAGEMENT
1. Discuss the characteristics of an effective leader regarding quality of daily usage
products in the present economic circumstances.
2. List out measures to be taken by a manufacturing organization to handle
customer’s complaints in order to retain them.
3. An acceptance control chart has limits that are based on the specification limits
for the product rather than limits which differentiate between random and
assignable causes. Under which circumstance should a quality manager
consider using an acceptance control chart?
4. According to current quality management thinking, what type of approaches to
quality improvement is least likely to produce positive results?
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2.7.5 SYSTEMS : (a) PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
1. Create a document and write brief notes on applying following operations.
a. Put Bullets and Numbers
b. Apply various Font parameters.
c. Apply Left, Right, and Centre alignments.
d. Apply hyperlinks
e. Insert pictures
f. Insert ClipArt
g. Show the use of WordArt
h. Add Borders and Shading
i. Show the use of Find and Replace.
j. Apply header/footers
2. Compare the cost, overheads and sales figures of a company for last three years
through appropriate chart in MS-Excel.
3. Students will prepare for their upcoming test over mail merge by practicing
three different types of mail merge; from a MS-Access database, an MS-Excel
spreadsheet, and using the Mail-Merge function built into MS-Word.
4. Briefly write the advanced features of the software used in making the
presentation.
2.7.5 (b) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
1. As an Information Technology employee express your opinion about client server
network along with its advantages and disadvantages in any company.
2. As a manager of amazon.com how you handle this model and also explain under
which model do Amazon.com comes.
3. As an info entrepreneur, assess your options for growth in software project.
4. How does an ERP system enforce best practices for an Indian organization?

1.1 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
1. Choose one academic administrator and another public administrator and
conduct interview and then ask them how their job differs from that of business
managers. How do they know how well their department, institution or
organization is performing, Since profit is probably not one of the criteria for
assessing effectiveness and efficiency?
2. Design a interview schedule and conduct the interview a manager in your
locality and ask him how many subordinates he has. Are different numbers of
subordinates supervised at the top, the middle, and the bottom of the
organizational hierarchy? What really determines the span of management in
the organization.
3. “There are two notions about relationship between job satisfaction and
productivity: a happy worker is a productivity one; a happy worker is not
necessarily a productive one. Critically evaluate this statement and bring out the
situations under which each statement is true”.
4. “Planning is the basis, delegation is the key, information is the guide, and action
is the essence of control of.” Trace the relationship between control and other
functions with real life examples.
1.2 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS
1. How a financial statement helps the investors and creditors for a service based
company and manufacturing company. Give your views by taking any of the one
company of your choice on both the sector.
2. Identify the financial ratio on which type of retail stores adopted. Further analyse
the various importance of those ratio and give your views. How it will help the
retail store.
3. Discuss various applications of the Break Even Chart. Enumerate the various
criticism usually levelled against Break Even Charts. Differentiate how this
Break Even chart helps the service sector and manufacturing sector.
4.From the following particulars, prepare the Balance Sheet of Sri Mohan Ram.
Current Ratio -- 2
Working Capital -- Rs. 4,00,000
Capital block to Current Assets -- 3:2
Fixed Asset to turnover -- 1:3
Sales Cash / Credit -- 1:2
Stock Velocity -- 2 months
Creditor’s velocity -- 2 months
Debtor’s velocity -- 3 months
Capital block Net Profit -- 10% of turnover
Debentures / Share Capital -- 1:2
Gras Profit Ratio -- 25% (to Sales)
Reserve -- 2.5% of turnover
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1.3 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
1. Out of your own experience find out the reasons for failure of business
forecasting even in the experienced companies.
2. Take the IT sector as an example for perfect competition and analyse the
character.
3. Prepare an essay to show the growth of National Income in India after
Independence
4. Explicit the empirical production and explain optimum combination of inputs
with diagrams..
1.4 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
1. “A contract which is regular in all respects may still fail if there is no Conesus
ad idem”. Explain
2. “No one can give what he himself has not”. Discuss the exceptions
3. “The property of the company is the property of its members”. Comment
4. “It is compulsory for every company to register articles of association”. Comment
1.5 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND STATISTICS
1. “Creative Management, whether in Public Administration or Private Industry,
depends on Methods of Inquiry that Maintain Objectivity, Clarity, Accuracy and
Consistency.” Examine the significance of research and this statement –Discuss.
2. A random sample of size 70- is taken from an infinite normal population, which
has its mean and variance as 200 and 750, respectively. What is the probability
that the sample mean is greater than 205?
3. Consider any research problem of interest to you. Structure it in terms of an
appropriate hypothesis to be tested. Also, mention the possible errors and
recommendation associated with your hypothesis. Illustrate your answer with
the help of suitable examples.
4. An agricultural officer wants to study the effect of four different fertilizers on the
yield (in tons) of a specific crop. The corresponding data are as shown below.
Fertilizer Plot A B C D 1 100 150 120 70 2 80 70 110 100 3 68 90 85 78 4 125 138 60 124
Check whether there is a significant difference between the yields of different
fertilizers using the Krurkal – Wallis test at a significance level of 0.01.
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1.6 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
1. “A company that fails to go global is in the danger of losing its domestic business
to competitors with lower costs, greater experience, better products and, is a
nutshell, more value for customer. – Discuss.
2. “IMF and World Bank serve the interests of industrialized nations rather than
those of the developing countries.” – Discuss
3. Do you justify that the working pins would really link the present scenario of
International Business with that of the future?
4. Do you think that international financial institution help in competency building
of world nation and thereby enhance the magnitude the diversity of global
business? Explain.
1.7 MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION
1. Compare the barriers to oral and written communication. Which is more
challenging? provide the ways and means of overcoming these challenges.
2. What is the relationship between leadership behaviour and effectiveness of
communication? as a leader draft a letter to your subordinates to propose new
product ideas.(Assume a FMCG company of your choice)
3. What are Blogs? How Blogs can be used to promote business for a company selling
designer leather goods? List out the essential characteristics of a good blog.
4. In what way business and academic reports differ? Draft a business report to be
submitted by a Regional sales manager to Vice President of a company
marketing medical equipments.
1.8 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
1 Suggest any suitable motivational theory for IT industry and substantiate your
views.
2. “Attitude determines your Altitude”-Substantiate your views on this quote with
relevant corporate examples.
3. “A happy Worker is a productive worker”- Discuss in a behavioural perspective.
4. ‘Organisational development involves the development of organization in the
light of its future expansion plan’. Elaborate your views.

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