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Course Code                                      :           MS-01
Course Title                                       :           Management Functions and Behaviour
Assignment Code                               :           MS- 01/TMA/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                            :           All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to   the coordinator of your study center.

1.         “Hiring good people is still a relatively simple task as compared to the task of retaining them. People may join a company because of its favorable image but will stay on only if they find appreciation for, and satisfaction from, their work.”
            Elaborate this statement underlying the role of a manager in the process. Explain with example from you own experience or the one you are familiar with. Briefly describe the organization/s and the situation/s you are referring to.

2.         ‘Policies, Programmes, and Procedures play as main stay of organizational growth and sustainability’. Do you agree?
            Substantiate your answer with suitable examples from your organizational experiences or the ones you have come across. Suitably describe the organizational history and events while supporting your point of view.

3.         Why is socialization an important process both for the individual employee and also for the organization? Enumerate the discuss the significance of its stages and their role in shaping the culture and ethos of the organization.
            Discuss with examples you are aware of. Briefly describe the organization /organizational situations you are referring to.

4.         What are the types of power? Do you see any relationship between ‘Power concept’ and ‘Successful versus effecting leadership’?
            Explain the concepts with the help of experiences you have /had in your organization or the organization you are familiar with.

            Rationally describe the leadership situation and Power type alongwith organizational background to support your response.    


Course Code                                      :           MS-02
Course Title                                       :           Management of Human Resources
Assignment Code                               :           MS-02/TMA/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                            :           All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to   the coordinator of your study center.

1       What are different perspectives of Human Resource Management? How do you see organizations pursuing these perspectives to meet their goals and strategic objectives in the present day business environment?
Discuss underlying concepts with the help of examples you are familiar with. Briefly describe the organizational antecedents to support your answer.

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

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

4       Critically evaluate the state of workers’ participation in Management in the present day business scenario.

Explain with examples your answer giving due details of the organizations and the sources you are referring to.


Course Code                                      :           MS-03
Course Title                                       :           Economic and Social Environment
Assignment Code                               :           MS-03/TMA/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                            :           All Blocks

Note: Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to   the coordinator of your study center.

1.               Suppose you have to set up a new business. What would be the purpose of visiting selected industrial departments in the Ministry of Industry and also indicate their functions.

2.               Explain the growth and structure of the private sector in India.


3.               Identify the industrial policy of India in which industries were classified into three categories. Explain why this industrial policy is called ‘economic constitution’ of the country.   

4.               Discuss the Foreign Trade Regime with special emphasis on analytical phases and changes overtime.


5.               Briefly discuss the financial sector reforms recommended by the Narasimham Committee.

6.               Write Short Notes on the following:
a)     Sick Industrial Companies Act, 1985
b)     Public Accountability
c)     Administered Prices



Course Code                                      :           MS-04
Course Title                                       :           Accounting and Finance for Managers
Assignment Code                               :           MS-04/TMA/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                            :           All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.
1.     a) Distinguish between Revenue expenditure and Capital expenditure. How are they
treated while preparing the final accounts? If by mistake the accountant of a firm treats a capital expenditure as revenue expenditure, how will it affect the final accounts of the firm? Give an example.

b)   Why is depreciation charged? Explain the two methods of charging depreciation. In which method the value of the asset is reduced to zero earlier. Which one is more rational? Explain why?

2.        What is meant by appropriate capital structure? Discuss the determinants and features of an appropriate capital structure for a corporate body.

3.        Explain the important determinants of the Working Capital needs of a firm. Can two firms with different Working Capital achieve the same amount of sales? If so, explain how.

4.  a)  What do you understand by Budgetary Control? How is it exercised? What steps should be taken for installing a Budgetary Control System in an organization? Discuss.

     b)  What is Rolling Budget? How does it differ from flexible Budget? What purpose do these budgets serve?

5.        Following are the balance sheets of a limited company as on 31st December, 2000 and 2001.
          
Liabilities
2000
Rs.
2001
Rs.
Assets
2000
Rs.
2001
Rs.
Share Capital
54,000
74,000
Goodwill
3,000
2,520
Reserves
13,000
15,500
Buildings
50,950
48,000
P. & L. A/c
  8,600
  8,800
Plant
35,000
43,000
Bank Loan (Long-term)
25,000
  -
Stock
25,500
18,800
Creditors
28,000
24,000
Debtors
22,000
16,200
Bills Payable
8,000
  8,500
Cash
150
180



Bank
-
2,100

1,36,600
1,30,800

1,36,600
1,30,800

Taking into account the following additional information, you are required to prepare funds flow statement and statement of change in working capital.

(a)   Dividend paid was Rs. 6,000.
(b)  Rs. 3,600 was written off as depreciation on plant and Rs. 2,950 on buildings.
(c)   Profit on sale of plant was Rs. 3,000.


Course Code                :           MS - 05
Course Title                 :           Management of Machines and Materials   
Assignment Code         :           MS-05/TMA/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                     :           All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.               Explain in detail the framework of planning, organizing and controlling the decisions in production systems.  Give suitable examples to explain the framework.

2.               Explain key issues that govern the selection of process in a manufacturing set up.

3.               What are the major techniques of work measurement? Discuss two important techniques with suitable examples.

4.               Under what circumstances would you use PERT as opposed to CPM in project management? Give some example of projects where each would be more applicable than the other.

5.               Explain the basic concept of value engineering. Choose any product, system or procedure that you are conversant with and apply the value tests to find out if there is a scope for value improvement in it.

6.               Explain the following:
(i)           Wastivity Indices
(ii)         Taxonomy of waste    


Course Code                                      :           MS-6
Course Title                                       :           Marketing for Managers
Assignment Code                               :           MS-6/TMA/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                            :           All Blocks
Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.        (a) Distinguish between the terms “Marketing and Selling” and discuss the various  
     activities carried out in the following situations.
                     i.          Company selling Xerox machines
                   ii.          Multi-specialty hospital services
                 iii.          Space selling by Advertising Agency
 
(b) Why a sound knowledge of consumer behavior in essential for marketer? Discuss.

2.         (a)  Indentify the elements of Marketing Mix for Services. Explain each of these
      elements by taking an example of any service offering of your choice.
(b)  Discuss the significance of Marketing Organization in the light of the firms   
       Marketing objectives.  

3.          (a) “Marketing Research (MR) is the corner store for the success of a company”.
      Discuss the above statement by picking an example of your choice where the role of
     MR has contributed to the firm’s success.

         (b) Elaborate the importance of the stages in the Buyer Decision Process and its impact
              on the business.   

4.          (a)  Why and when firms embark on New Product Development Initiatives? Discuss.
(b)  What is STP Strategy? What are the benefit and their limitations?


Course Code                                      :           MS-07
Course Title                                       :           Information Systems for Managers
Assignment Code                               :           MS-07/TMA/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                            :           All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.        What is the purpose of a computer aided decision support system? What are the major components of such a system? How does it help the decision making process?

2.        What are the determinants of MIS design according to Zani? Explain the following statement, “there is a two way relationship between organization and Information Systems”.

3.        What is computerized maintenance management? Explain the conceptual model through which the maintenance function can achieve its objectives on a sustained

4.        In which phase of system life cycle the following are performed? Defining the problem, indentifying its causes, specifying the solution, and identifying the information requirements.

5.        What are expert systems? Mention the working principles of expert systems. Also discuss how knowledge can be represented in expert systems.
 

Course Code                          :           MS 08
Course Title                           :           Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Applications

Assignment No.                      :           MS-08/TMA/SEM-I/2014

Coverage                                :           All Blocks


Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.             The distribution of Intelligence Quotient (I.Q.) scores measured for 100 students in a test is as follows:
I.Q.*                             
40-50
50-60
60-70
70-80       
  80-90
90-100
Number of Students       
  10
  20
   20            
  15                      
    15
  20

* The data is recorded with origin as 40, i.e. students with I.Q. between 80 and 90 are included in the first interval. The intervals included the upper class value but not the lower.
Find: Arithmetic Mean, Median, First and Third Quartiles, 90th percentile and 6th Decile.        
2.             A candidate is selected for interview for 3 posts. For the first post, there are 3 candidates, for the second, 4 and for the third post there are 2 candidates. What is the probability that the candidate is selected for at least one post?
3.             The lifetimes of a colour TV picture tube is normally distributed, with a mean of 8 yrs and a standard deviation of 2 years.
(i)              What is the probability that a picture tube will last more than 10 yrs?
(ii)            If the firm guarantees the picture tube for 4 yrs, what percentage of the tubes sold will have to be replaced?
4.             Make a list of formulae for all confidence intervals, sample size determination and tests of hypothesis that you have read in your study material.
5.             What is a time – series? Discuss four components of a time – series. Why is it generally assumed that the impact of these components is multiplicative? 


Course Code                                      :           MS-09
Course Title                                       :           Managerial Economics
Assignment Code                               :           MS-09/TMA/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                            :           All Blocks
Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.         What is opportunity cost? Explain with the help of an example, why assumption of constant opportunity cost is very unrealistic?
2.   (a)  Explain law of demand with the help of a demand schedule and demand curve.
         (b) Calculate point elasticity of demand for demand function Q=10-2p for
               decrease in price from Rs 3 to Rs 2

3.   “Cost function expresses the relationship between the cost and its determinants.” Discuss this statement giving examples from any firm of your choice.
 
4.         “A characteristic of oligopolistic market is that, once the general price level is established it tends to remain fixed for an extended period of time.” Discuss the economic rationale underlying this phenomenon.     
5.                In any firm of your choice, try to find the effect of change in demand and change in supply on price and quantity of product.
6.                Write Short Notes on the following:
(a)          Value Maximization
(b)          Envelope  Curve
(c)          Peak Load Pricing       



Course Code              :   MS - 10
Course Title               :   Organisational Design, Development and Change  
Assignment Code       :   MS-10/TMA/SEM-I/2013
Coverage                    :   All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.     Describe the evolutionary process of organization design and different perspectives of organization design and their relevance.

2.     Explain the meaning and purpose of Job design and briefly discuss the impact technology has on Job design.

3.     Discuss the purpose of organizational analysis and briefly describe the tools which could be used for organizational analysis and their effectiveness.

4.     Identify different kinds of change which take place in organization and strategies which are used for change and their effectiveness. Discuss how resistance to change can be handled before implementing it. Give examples.

5.     Discuss the process of institution building and the role of chief executive in institution building with an example.


Course Code              :           MS - 11
Course Title               :           Strategic Management    
Assignment Code       :           MS-11/TMA/SEM – I/2014
Coverage                    :           All Blocks
Note: Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to   the coordinator of your study centre.  


Q1.      Select a company of your choice. Recollect the current events and identify the important macro environmental factors which had an impact on the company. List out the opportunities and the threats posed to the company due to the macro environmental factors.

Q2.      What role do organization’s mission, goals and objectives play in strategic control? Explain with the help of an example.

Q3.      Take a case of a recent merger and explain the reasons which led to the merger.

Q4.      What is ‘survival strategy? Explain different variants of survival strategy giving recent examples.



 Course Code              :           MS - 21
Course Title               :           Social Processes and Behavioral Issues
Assignment Code       :           MS-21/TMA/SEM - 01 /2014
Coverage                    :           All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.     Briefly discuss the challenges faced by organizations because of globalization and the strategies to deal with it. Give examples.

2.     Describe the importance of understanding human behavior in organizations. Describe and discuss the characteristics of type A and B personalities and their impact on organizations performance with relevant examples.

3.     What are the salient features of counseling? Briefly discuss the process of counseling in organizations and its importance.

4.     Describe the growing role of Teams in organizations and how leader plays an important role in Teams. Discuss the effectiveness and sustenance of Teams.

5.     Describe and discuss different attributes of work culture and their significance. Discuss how culture plays on important role in the performance of organization. Give relevant examples.  

Course Code              :           MS - 22
Course Title               :           Human Resource Development
Assignment Code       :           MS-22 /TMA/SEM - I/2014
Coverage                    :           All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.             Explain the concept of Human Resource Development. Describe HRD System and Sub-systems being followed in your organization or any organization you are familiar with. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.

2.             Explain the concept and objectives of coaching and mentoring. Describe the process of coaching and mentoring that have been followed in any organization you are familiar with. Discuss significance of coaching and mentoring in employee development. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.

3.             Explain the objectives of compensation-cum-reward system. Describe the compensation system of any organization you are aware of. Discuss the psychological basis of rewards. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.

4.             Explain basic objectives of HRD in Government Systems. Describe a new approach to an integrated HRD system in government administration. Discuss the current systems of HRD in government with suitable examples.

5.             Explain the concept of HRD Audit. Describe the process of HRD audit being done in any organization you are familiar with. Discuss the multi source feedback system of HRD audit. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.



Course Code              :           MS - 23
Course Title               :           Human Resource Planning
Assignment Code       :           MS-23 /TMA/SEM - I/2014
Coverage                    :           All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.
1.     Explain the meaning and definition of Human Resource Planning. Describe the planning process that has been followed in any organization you are familiar with. Discuss the barriers to Human Resource Planning. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.
2.     What is job analysis? Describe the process and steps in the job analysis process being followed in an organization you are aware of. Discuss the design of job description of any organization you are familiar with. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.
3.     Explain recruitment purpose, recruitment policy, recruitment function and recruitment process. Describe the methods and techniques of recruitment that have been used in any organization you are familiar with. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of them. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to. 
4.     Explain the concept, need and the scope of Human Resource Audit. Describe the essential steps of Auditing process and research techniques in Human Resource Auditing being followed in any organization you are familiar with. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.
5.     Explain the concept of Human Resource forecasting. Describe various techniques used in forecasting human resource planning in your organization or any organization you are familiar with. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.



Course Code              :           MS - 24
Course Title               :           Employment Relations  
Assignment Code       :           MS-24 /TMA/SEM - I/2014
Coverage                    :           All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.     Explain the concept and scope of Industrial relations. Describe the approaches to industrial relations which are being followed in any organization you are familiar with. In your opinion which approach to industrial relations is effective and why? Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.
2.     Explain the evolution of managerial unions in India. Describe the activities of managerial unions in your organization or any organization you are familiar with. Distinguish between the workers trade unions and managerial trade unions. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.
3.     Explain the collective bargaining process. Describe the settlements and agreements which have taken place in any organization you are familiar with. Discuss the conditions for success of collective bargaining. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.
4.     Describe the factors responsible for failure of participative schemes in India. Discuss the strategies for making participative forums effective. Illustrate with reference to an organization you are familiar with. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.
5.     Explain the impact of specialization, centralization and globalization on new employment relations. Describe how power and authority play a role in Industrial relations with examples from an organization you are familiar with. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.


Course Code                          :           MS-41
Course Title                           :           Working Capital Management
Assignment No.                      :           MS-41/TMA /SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                :           All Blocks
Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.     a)   Explain the concepts of Working Capital. Discuss the various factors that affect the  
requirement of Working Capital of a business entity.

 b)  Explain the distinguishing features of matching, conservative and aggressive strategies for financing working capital with the help of illustrations. Under which circumstances each of these are suitable?
2.        Why do firms hold cash and marketable securities? Discuss the critical variables of Cash flow forecasting and the different forecasting approaches of cash flow
3.        Explain the features of different forms of bank credit prevailing in India. Distinguish between pledge and hypothecation.  Discuss the various methods of creating charge over the assets of the borrower in favour of the lender bank. Distinguish between Legal Mortgageand Equitable Mortgage.
4.        What is the significance of Inventory control? Discuss the different models of inventory management.
5.         From the following details you are required to make an assessment of the average amount of working capital requirement of Hindustan Ltd.      
Particulars
Average period of credit
Estimate for the Ist year
Rs.
Purchase of Material
6 weeks
26,00,000
Wages
1 ½ weeks
19,50,000
Overheads:


Rent, Rates, etc.
6 months
1,00,000
Salaries
1 months
8,00,000
Other overheads
2 months
7,50,000
Sales
Cash
2,00,000
Credit Sales
2 months
60,00,000
Average amount of stocks and works-in-progress

4,00,000
Average amount of undrawn profit

3,00,000
It is to be assumed that all expenses and income were made at even rate for the year.


Course Code                          :           MS-42
Course Title                           :           Capital Investment and Financing Decisions
Assignment No.                      :           MS-42/TMA /SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                :           All Blocks
Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.               What is cost of capital ? Explain how is the cost of long term debt, preference capital, equity capital and retained earnings are calculated? Discuss the relationship between EBIT and EPS.

2.     a)   Discuss the concept of project life cycle. Explain the different steps involved in the
process of  designing and using of Work Breakdown  Structure.  Explain in what ways   may the Work Breakdown Structure be used as a key document to monitor and control a project ?

    b)   What is the need for economic appraisal of a project ? Explain process of the economic appraisal of a project.

3.         What is meant by Social Cost Benefit Analysis? Explain how the Social Cost - Benefit  Analysis of a project is undertaken ?

4.   a)   Explain the various financial instruments through which companies can raise funds from capital markets.
     b)    What is financial engineering and explain those factors which contribute towards financial engineering? Discuss the innovations that have taken place in fixed income securities.
5.         Problem: Calculate the cost of capital in the following cases:
            (i) X Ltd. issues 12% debentures of face value Rs. 100 each and realizes Rs. 95 per    debentures. The debentures are redeemable after 10 years at a premium of 10%.
            (ii) Y Ltd. issues preference shares of face value Rs. 100 each carrying 14% dividend and  the realizes Rs. 92 per share. The shares are repayable after 12 years at par.
            Note: Both companies are paying income – tax at 50%. 
           

Course Code                          :           MS-43
Course Title                           :           Management Control Systems
Assignment No.                      :           43/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                :           All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the Coordinator of your study center.

1.             Define the concept of ‘strategy’. Explain the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) model,
 General Electric (GE) planning model and highlight their usefulness in formulating
 business unit level strategies.

2.             Explain the following:
a)     Just In Time (JIT) and Management Control System
b)     Benchmarking and Management Control System

3.             What is ‘Arm’s Length Principle’? Explain the traditional transaction methods used for
 determination of transfer price.

4.             What are the objectives of Reward and Compensation plan? Discuss the various types of
 long term incentive plans.

5.             Discuss the special characteristics of Non Profit Organisations and explain the focus areas
 of Management Control Systems for such Organisations. 



Course Code                :           MS - 51
Course Title                 :           Operations Research     
Assignment Code         :           MS-51/TMA/SEM - I /2014
Coverage                     :           All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.         Explain computational aspect of simplex method for solving Linear Programming Problems (LPP). Take a problem and apply M- method for solving the LPP.
2.         Five employees of a company are to be assigned to five jobs, which can be done by any of them. The workers get different wages per hour. These are: Rs 5 per hour for A, B, and C each, and Rs 3 per hour for D and E each. The amount of time taken by each employee to do a given job is given in the following table. Determine the assignment pattern that (a) minimizes the total time taken, and (b) minimizes the total cost, of getting five units of work done.
3.         What is the importance of integer programming models in supporting managerial decisions? Describe the rationale behind Cutting Plane Method used for solving integer programming models. 
4.   (a)            Minicomputer Company purchases a component for which it has a steady usage of 1,000
units per year. The ordering cost is Rs. 50 per order. The estimated cost of money invested in inventory is 25 per cent per year. The unit cost of the component is Rs 40. Calculate the optimal ordering policy and total cost of the inventory system, including purchase cost of the components.       
(b) If, in this, the component supplier agrees to offer price discounts of minimum lot supplies as per schedule given, reassess the decision on the optimal ordering policy and the total cost as before.  
Lot size (Units)
Price per unit
Up to 149
Rs. 40
150-499
Rs. 39
500 or more
Rs. 38


5.         Explain why simulation may be the only method in situations where it will be extremely difficult to observe actual environment.


Course Code                :           MS - 52
Course Title                 :           Project Management  
Assignment Code         :           MS-52/TMA/SEM - I /2014
Coverage                     :           All Blocks

Note :   Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.     Should ecological analysis be separated from technical analysis of the project? Support your answer with reasoning and logic.

2.     ‘‘Network Analysis of a project highlights interdependence of individuals and functions and leads to better understanding among team members’’ justify.

3.     Comment on, ‘‘MIS is not new but computerization of MIS has added new dimension to it.’’

4.     Explain what do you mean by ‘‘The Performance Analysis Approach’’. How does it constitute an improvement over the “Variance Analysis Approach to cost control”?

5.     Differentiate between Squared Networks and Network based Milestone Charts. Also mention their advantages and disadvantages.


Course Code              :           MS - 53
Course Title               :           Production/Operations Management  
Assignment Code       :           MS-53/TMA/SEM - I /2014
Coverage                    :           All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.               What is the systemic view of operations? Identify the input, process and output for the following production systems.
(i)              Automobile manufacturing
(ii)            Nursing home

2.               How could the Delphi method be used to predict for 5 years into the future, the demand for the hospital beds in a given community? Under what circumstances would you recommend use of Delphi method?

3.               Discuss the relative advantages of product layout and process layout. Mention situations when product layout and/or process layout is used.

4.               What is Just-in-time production? Discuss some characteristics of Just-in-time systems.

5.               Discuss various vendor-rating techniques? Why an organization should try to rate its vendors?
  

Course Code                :           MS - 54
Course Title                 :           Management Information Systems   
Assignment Code         :           MS-54/TMA/SEM - I /2014
Coverage                     :           All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

  1. How the functional areas can be separated from MIS point of view. List down major subsystems and the typical reports generated within the functional area in your organization.

  1. ‘‘Analysis is ‘the what’ of the system whereas design is ‘the how’ of the system’’ Comment!

  1. Differentiate between
    1. Analog Transmission & Digital Transmission
    2. Bits & Baud

  1. Identify and briefly describe some of the terms which should normally be included in a software acquisition contract.

  1. What is a tortuous liability? Discuss them with respect to use of computers. Also explain the major aspects of determination of liability for tort/contract violation.



 Course Code                                      :           MS-91
Course Title                                       :           Advanced Strategic Management
Assignment Code                               :           MS-91/TMA/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                            :           All Blocks
Note: Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

Q1.      What is the role of strategists in Corporate Management? Discuss with the help of some real life examples.
Q2.      Collect the material related to Starbucks. Analyze its strategies for global markets.
Q3.      Discuss the recent development with respect to the code and laws of Corporate Governance in markets other than India.
Q4.      Enlist the steps involved in developing R&D strategy and explain each one of them with the help of examples.
Q5.      ‘The new Companies Act 2013 urges the organizations to actively take up social causes, by making corporate social responsibility (CSR) statutory’. Elucidate the statement and its implications on the business integrated view of CSR.


 Course Code              :           MS - 92
Course Title               :           Management of Public Enterprises   
Assignment Code       :           MS-92/TMA/SEM - I/2014
Coverage                    :           All Blocks
Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.          Briefly explain the rationale for the establishment of Public Enterprises in India with special reference to its development objectives.

2.          Discuss the various heads under which Public Enterprises audit is conducted by the Comptroller and Auditor - General of India.

3.          What are the various causes of industrial sickness faced by public enterprises? Discuss taking example of any sick public enterprise of your choice.

4.          “A successful project requires a thorough control mechanism.” Discuss this statement using illustrations.

5.          List out the strategic issues which arise out of disinvestment of public enterprises.

6.          Write short notes on the following:
a)      Navratna Dispensation
b)     Corporate Governance
c)     Collective Bargaining


Course Code              :           MS - 93
Course Title               :           Management of New and Small Enterprises  
Assignment Code       :           MS-93/TMA/SEM - I /2014
Coverage                    :           All Blocks
Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April,  2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.               How is the Industrial Policy Statement of 1991 different from IPR 1980? Discuss.

2.         Differentiate between selling and marketing orientation using illustrations.

3.       What are the types of loans required by small scale units? Explain the sources of working capital finance and describe the consequences of inadequate working capital.

 
4.         Why are small business owners not able to handle employee relations? Discuss. What are the measures used for handling employee grievances?
      
5.                Describe the positive and negative side of family business. Does family business seem to be a useful system to achieve pace in industrial development?

6.                Write Short Notes on the following:
(a)          Conducive Environment for Small Scale Enterprises
(b)          Hen or Egg Controversy
(c)          Commercial Banks        


Course Code                          :           MS-95
Course Title                           :           Research Methodology for Management Decisions
Assignment No.                      :           MS-95/TMA /SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                :           All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

  1. Make a comparison of Completely Randomized Design (CRD), Randomized complete Block Design (RBD) and Latin Square Design (LSD) in terms of role, the model and the assumptions embodied in the model.

  1. You are given a sample of 100 people and are asked to do an image study of three neighbourhood multiplexes. Assume any average ratings based on people's attitude and construct a Semantic Differential Scale by defining appropriate adjectives.

  1. What is multiple regression? In what ways can multiple regression be used to forecast some industry’s sales?

  1. Describe, in brief, the importance of editing, coding, classification, tabulation & presentation of data in the context of research study.

  1. The values below are the scores (maximum 20) obtained in an aptitude test by a random sample of 11 graduates.  It is known that for the non-graduate population the median score is 12. Is there evidence, at the 10% significance level, that graduates achieve a higher median score than the non-graduate population?

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Course Code              :           MS - 61
Course Title               :           Consumer Behaviour  
Assignment Code       :           MS-61/TMA/SEM - I/2014
Coverage                    :           All Blocks
Note : Attempt any six questions and submit your assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to
     the coordinator of your study centre.            

1.               Briefly explain the VALS – 2 classification. Analyze which VALS type best describes you and then find a print advertisement which, according to you, appeals to this VALS type. 
2.               What is organizational buying behavior? How is it different from individual buying? Taking the example of purchase of stationery for your personal use and for organizational purposes, explain the differences.
3.               (a) Critically analyze the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory. What are its major flaws?
(b) “Understanding how consumers learn is very important to marketers”. Do you agree with the statement? Justify your answer. 
4.                          (a) What is a reference group? Name two reference groups that are important to you. In what ways do they influence you in your purchasing behavior?
(b) How do the family life cycle stages affect the consumption patterns? Give its implication for the marketer of domestic holiday packages.
5.               (a) Explain the term ‘Culture’ and Subculture’.
(b) Explain the need for cross cultural understanding of consumer behavior for marketers.
6.                         (a) Why is information search behavior important to the marketers? Discuss giving     suitable examples. 
(b) What are the components of alternative evaluation in buying decisions? Explain.
7.                   As a marketer of consumer durables like refrigerators, washing machines etc. what strategies would you adopt for responding to post purchase feelings of your customers? Discuss.
8.                  (a) What is the utility of consumer behavior models to a marketer?
(b) Discuss the concept of cognitive dissonance and its implications for marketing
     decisions.


Course Code              :           MS - 62
Course Title               :           Sales Management
Assignment Code       :           MS-62/TMA/SEM – I/2014
Coverage                    :           All Blocks
Note : Attempt all questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to
the coordinator of your study centre.
                                                                       
1.        (a) Explain the Personal Selling Process. Discuss the importance of “Sales  Resistance” in
     the selling process. Take a hypothetical situation of such resistance and suggest suitable
     steps to resolve the same.
(b)What do you understand by the term Negotiation? Discuss.

2.        (a) Why Sales Force monitoring system is essential in an enterprise? Discuss the objectives
    and briefly explain the various criteria used to monitor sales team of a company selling
    industrial products.
(b) Explain the typical structure of a Presentation. 

3.          (a) Discuss the factors influencing design  of compensation schemes of sales force in the
     following situations.

a)     Pharma Sales Personnel – Missionary Selling
b)     OTC Products Sales Men
c)     Technical Sales & Services Personnel

         (b) Discuss the importance of communication in Sales function. 

4.          (a) What is Sales Organization? Describe the process of designing a sales organization. 
(b)What are the basic responsibilities of a sales man? Explain.



Course Code              :           MS - 63
Course Title               :           Product Management
Assignment Code       :           MS-63/TMA/SEM – I/2014
Coverage                    :           All Blocks
Note : Attempt  any six questions and submit your assignment on or before  30th April, 2014 , to
the coordinator of your study centre.              

1.          (a) Distinguish between shopping and specialty goods giving suitable examples.
(b) Explain the various components of ‘product mix’ taking the example of any FMCG company.

2.           (a) Explain the various interpretations of the term ‘new product’ giving suitable examples.
 (b) You are a product manager in a company manufacturing fruit juices. Discuss the
       methods you can use for generating new product ideas for the company.

3.          (a) Discuss the importance of packaging for a marketer of consumer goods.
(b) What social aspects would you keep in mind while deciding your packaging strategy? 

4.          (a) What do you understand by the term ‘product positioning’? Explain the alternative basis
      of positioning that you can apply for a toothpaste.
(b) Explain the objectives of test marketing.

5.          (a) Briefly explain the concept of Product Life Cycle (PLC). Do all products go through the classical bell shaped PLC?
        (b)  Explain how a company’s marketing strategy would vary depending on the different
              stages of PLC.

6.          Discuss the strategic relevance of branding for marketers.

7.          Explain the BCG Matrix. What advice would you give to the chief executive who has chosen to rely solely on BCG Matrix for managing product portfolio?  


Course Code              :           MS - 64
Course Title               :           International Marketing    
Assignment Code       :           MS-64/TMA/SEM - I/2014
Coverage                    :           All Blocks
Note : Attempt  any six questions and submit your assignment on or before  30th April, 2014 to
     the coordinator of your study center.

1.               Distinguish between the following.
(a) Polycentric and Geocentric orientations
(b) Free Trade Area and Customs Union
(c) Commercial Invoice and Proforma Invoice

2.                               (a) What do you understand by the term ‘Political Risk’? In your opinion, is it country specific or firm specific or both? Elaborate giving examples.
(b)  Discuss the strategy for management of political risk at the pre-investment stage.

3.               An Indian hand tools manufacturing company, which has been operating in domestic market only, now wants to go international.
(a)   Advise the company on the options available to it for entering foreign markets, giving advantages & disadvantages of each option.
(b)  Identify the organizations which it can approach to facilitate its exports.

4.               What is the effect of ‘terms of delivery’ on the price to he quoted by an exporter? Explain giving an example.

5.                              (a) With the help of suitable examples discuss the relative advantages of standardization and adaptation of an international advertising programme.
(b)  Explain, giving suitable examples, the various combinations of product/ communication strategies available to global marketers.

6.               Explain the contents and significance of the following documents:
(a)   Letter of Credit
(b)  Bill of Lading
(c)   Packing List

7.               Explain the scope of international marketing research. What are the advantages and limitations of online surveys?

                                                                          

Course Code              :           MS - 65
Course Title               :           Marketing of Services
Assignment Code       :           MS-65/TMA/SEM – I/2014
Coverage                    :           All Blocks
Note : Attempt any six questions and submit your assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to
the coordinator of your study centre.

1.          What are the implications of the services marketing triangle? Explain giving suitable examples.

2.          Give some examples of services that are high in credence qualities. How do high credence qualities affect consumer behavior for these services? Discuss.

3.          Describe the non-monetary costs involved in the following services:
(a)   Health services
(b)  Home loans

4.                                        Select a service organization of your choice
(a)   Identify its patterns of demand. Do demand levels following a predictable cycle or change randomly? What are the underlying causes of these variations?
(b)  What is the nature of this service organization’s approach to capacity and demand management?
(c)   What changes would you recommend in relation to its management of capacity and demand? Why?

5.          Why do customers switch service providers? Can you do anything as a marketer to prevent the customers from switching? Discuss.

6.                       (a) Explain the importance of branding of financial services giving suitable examples.
(b) Explain the importance of physical evidence for an educational institute.

7.      The GATS conceives of services as being traded internationally through four modes. Explain these four modes and give specific examples of each.       
                                                                                                                              

 Course Code                          :                       MS-423
Course Title                           :                     Marketing of Financial Services
Assignment Code                   :                      MS-423/TMA/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                :                      All Blocks
 

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.             Describe the essential characteristics of financial services and explain how the differences between products and services affect the design of financial services?
2.             Explain the Marshallian and the Pavlovian, behavioural models and discuss the marketing applications of these models.
3.   a)   What is the concept of Product Life Cycle ?Discuss the application of this concept
     to marketing of banking products.

      b)   What are unique features related to delivery of banking services? Describe the various distribution channels for banking products.
4.  a)    Explain what do you understand by factoring ?Explain its mechanism and distinguish it from discounting of bills and forfaiting.
b)    Explain in detail the process of project appraisal. What are the new financial instruments used for project financing? Discuss.
5.  a)    Describe the various constituents of a mutual fund. Explain the working mechanism of an Asset Management Company.
    b)     What are pension funds? Explain how is fund management done in pension funds?

Course Code                          :                      MS-424
Course Title                           :                     International Banking Management
Assignment Code                   :                      MS-424/TMA/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                :                      All Blocks
 

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.       Select any two International Financial Institutions and discuss the role and functions of these institutions.

2.       What do you mean by ‘Jurisdiction’ in the context of International Banking? In which cases the court can grant leave as far as international banking transactions are concerned. What are the legal restrictions on Jurisdiction?

3.       Consult any two treasury managers and try to find out the tools used by them for successful management of treasury operations.

4.       Take any Bank of your choice and try to find the types of risks the bank is exposed to and how these risks are being managed.

5.       Discuss the causes and consequences of Financial Innovation? Explain in detail any two products of Financial Innovation.

Course Code                          :                       MS-425
Course Title                           :                     Electronic Banking and IT in Banks   
Assignment Code                   :                      MS-425/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                :                      All Blocks
 

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.             Discuss the role of ‘Internet Banking’ as a strategic necessity for Banks. Explain the different opportunities provided by the Internet Banking to the banks.

2.             “An automated document management system deals with design of documents, document assembly, document storage systems and the document retrieval.” Discuss this statement with the help of examples.

3.             Meet the Bank Manager of your choice and discuss the need for ‘Customer Relationship Management’ (CRM) in a bank and the different performance indicators of a CRM solution.

4.             Why should banks go for convergence of Networks? Discuss the different technologies supporting convergence of networks.

5.             What is a ‘Data Warehouse’? Discuss the major steps involved in the implementation of a data warehouse solution in a Bank.


Course Code                          :                       MS-494
Course Title                           :                     Risk Management in Banks  
Assignment Code                   :                      MS-494/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                :                      All Blocks
 

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.          Discuss the framework of Basel Accord – I and II and explain the changes proposed in the Basel Accord – II for the Basel Accord – III.

2.          What is ‘Credit Risk Derivative’? Explain the various types of Credit Derivatives and discuss their special features.

3.          What do you mean by ‘Market Risk’? Discuss the factors that contribute to this risk. How is market risk managed?

4.          Explain the concept of ‘Internet Rate Risk’ and discuss the reasons for a Bank to use Internet Rate Futures.

5.          Discuss the need for effective operational risk management and explain the process of operational risk management in Banks.    

Course Code                                      :                       MS-495
Course Title                                       :                       Ethics and Corporate Governance      
                                                                                    in Banks                                                                   
Assignment Code                               :                       MS-495/TMA/SEM-I/2014
Coverage                                            :                      All Blocks
 

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to the coordinator of your study center.

1.     a)  What is conflict of interest and how is it different from ethical dilemma?

b) How conflict of interest between customers and service providers can be resolved? Substantiate your answer taking the example of a bank.

2.     a)  What are the challenges for implementing good corporate governance?

b) How banks are different from other institutions in terms of corporate governance? Discuss.

3.     What is Social Audit? Highlight the key principles guiding the social audit practices around the world.

4.     a) How Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and strategy can be integrated?

b) Discuss whether India has taken sufficient steps to insure that financial institutions promote corporate social responsibility.

5.     Suppose you are working in a bank what kind of social audit process should the bank perform and why?


Course Code                          :          MFP – 1
Course Title                           :        Equity Markets
Assignment Code                   :        MFP -1/SEM-I/2014
Assignment Coverage           :        All Blocks

     Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to   the coordinator of your study center.

1.             Meet a Broker of any stock exchange of your choice and discuss the services offered by that Exchange and the transformation & developments that have taken place in the past few years.

2.             Discuss in detail the mechanism and steps involved in Book Building method and final pricing of the issue.

3.             “Effective Surveillance can achieve investor protection, market integrity and Capital Market development” Analyze critically.

4.             What are relative valuations Techniques? Discuss each of them in detail. Explain their relevance.

5.             Discuss Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Arbitrage Pricing Theory. Differentiate between the two.


 Course Code                          :          MFP – 3
Course Title                           :        Commodity Markets
Assignment Code                   :        MFP -3/SEM-I/2014
Assignment Coverage           :        All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to   the coordinator of your study center.


1.         What are ‘Commodity Markets’? Explain the concept of forward trading and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a forward contract in relation to commodities trading.

2.         Meet a Broker who deals in commodities and discuss the delivery and settlement for trades in the commodity markets. Prepare a note on your discussions.

3.         What are the characteristics of Bullion Commodities? Explain the major factors that impact their prices.

4.         What do you understand by ‘Electricity Trading’? Discuss the operational and delivery procedure of Indian Energy Exchange.

5.         Explain why are commodities an effective asset class for diversification of portfolio risk?


Course Code                          :          MFP – 2
Course Title                           :        Equity Derivatives
Assignment Code                   :        MFP -2/SEM-I/2014
Assignment Coverage           :        All Blocks

     Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2014 to   the coordinator of your study center.

1.     What are ‘Derivatives’?  What is the need for Derivatives Markets? Explain the different segments of these markets.

2.     What is ‘Arbitrage’? How can an investor make profits from Arbitrage activity? Explain the concepts of ‘Cash and Carry Arbitrage’ and ‘Reserve Cash and Carry Arbitrage’ with suitable examples.

3.     What is ‘Hedging’? Explain the different types of Hedges and discuss how is hedging done using Equity Futures and Equity Index Futures.

4.     “Total value of an option comprises of its intrinsic value and time value”. Discuss this statement and explain what drives the intrinsic value and the time value.

5.     Explain the settlement mechanism of future contracts and option contracts with the help of examples.

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