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Summer / May 2012
Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1
MB0038 –Management Process and Organizational Behaviour - 4 Credits
(Book ID:B1127)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Define emotional intelligence. Explain Goleman’s model of emotional intelligence.
Q2. What are the hindrances that we face in perception?

Q3. Describe the bases of power.
Q4. Explain sensitivity training.
Q5. Explain the different leadership styles as per Managerial – Leadership Grid Theory.
Q6. Mr. Suresh Kumar is the VP- HR of a leading Financial services company. He is having a meeting with Ms. Rejani Chandran leading HR consultant. Mr. Suresh is concerned about creating an environment that helps in increasing the job satisfaction amongst employees. Assume that you are Ms. Rejani, the HR consultant. What suggestions you will give to Mr. Suresh, for creating an environment that increases job satisfaction?


Summer / May 2012
Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1
MB0038 –Management Process and Organizational Behaviour - 4 Credits
(Book ID:B1127)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. What are the consequences of conflict in organisations?
Q2. State the characteristics of management.
Q3. Explain the four processes of Social Learning Theory.
Q4. What are the 14 principles of management of Henri Fayol?
Q5. Distinguish between internal and external forces of change.
Q6. Ms.Chanchal Das Gupta is a recruitment specialist. For the post of QC Manager, she interviews three candidates. Given below are the physical characteristics of the candidates.
Candidate Physical Characteristics
 Mr.Ravi Muscular, thick skin, rectangular shaped.
 Mr.Gineesh Thin, delicate build,
large brain, tall.
 Mr.Ramgopal Soft, round shaped, underdeveloped muscles.

From the above descriptions, what personality traits can Ms. Chanchal derive out of the candidates as per Sheldon’s theory of personality?


Summer/May 2012
Master of Business Administration
Semester I
MB0039 – Business Communication - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1128)
Assignment
Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Describe a situation that you experienced where communication went wrong because the non-verbal behaviour sent conflicting signals. Which aspect of non-verbal communication was responsible for the communication failure? How would you rectify this?
Q2. Explain why Public Relations is an important part of external business communication
Q3. Select a company of your choice in a sector that you would like to work in. Imagine that you have to make a brief presentation on this company to business school students. Develop – a) A general and specific statement of purpose b) The key idea c) Your style of delivery.
Q4. Discuss the principles of business writing
Q5. Write a short note on the SQ3R technique of reading.
Q6. (a) List the importance of effective communication in the workplace
(b) Explain the advantages of oral communication with the help of suitable example.


Summer/May 2012
Master of Business Administration
Semester I
MB0039 – Business Communication - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1128)
Assignment
Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Explain the purpose of keeping minutes of a meeting. What goes into the contents of minutes of a meeting?
Q2. Prepare a brief notice to be put up on official notice boards, informing employees of your organization about a newly introduced, official bus service.
Q3. Write short notes on (a) Upward communication (b) Downward communication (c) Horizontal communication
Q4. Go through business magazines and daily newspapers and select a situation when a company was facing a crisis (e.g., Coke and Pepsi pesticide controversy). How did the company communicate with its shareholders and other stakeholders to overcome the crisis? Was the communication effective?
Q5. Discuss the different types of business reports
Q6. List the different steps involved in report preparation


May 2012
Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1
MB0040 – Statistics for Management - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1129)
Assignment Set - 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Define “Statistics”. What are the functions of Statistics? Distinguish between Primary data and Secondary data.
Q2. Draw a histogram for the following distribution:
Age 0-10 10-20 20-30 30-40 40-50
No. of people 2 5 10 8 4

Q3. Find the (i) arithmetic mean and (ii) the median value of the following set of values: 40, 32, 24, 36, 42, 18, 10.
Q4. Calculate the standard deviation of the following data:
Marks 78-80 80-82 82-84 84-86 86-88 88-90
No. of students 3 15 26 23 9 4

Q5. Explain the following terms with respect to Statistics: (i) Sample, (ii) Variable, (iii) Population.
Q6. An unbiased coin is tossed six times. What is the probability that the tosses will result in: (i) at least four heads, and (ii) exactly two heads

May 2012
Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1
MB0040 – Statistics for Management - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1129)
Assignment Set - 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Find Karl Pearson’s correlation co-efficient for the data given in the below table:
X 18 16 12 8 4
Y 22 14 12 10 8

Q2. Find the (i) arithmetic mean (ii) range and (iii) median of the following data: 15, 17, 22, 21, 19, 26, 20.
Q3. What is the importance of classification of data? What are the types of classification of data?
Q4. The data given in the below table shows the production in three shifts and the number of defective goods that turned out in three weeks. Test at 5% level of significance whether the weeks and shifts are independent.
Shift 1st Week 2nd Week 3rd Week Total
I 15 5 20 40
II 20 10 20 50
III 25 15 20 60
Total 60 30 60 150

Q5. What is sampling? Explain briefly the types of sampling
Q6. Suppose two houses in a thousand catch fire in a year and there are 2000 houses in a village. What is the probability that: (i) none of the houses catch fire and (ii) At least one house catch fire?

Summer/May 2012
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 1
Subject Code – MB0041
Subject Name – Financial and Management Accounting
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1130)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Assure you have just started a Mobile store. You sell mobile sets and currencies of Airtel, Vodaphone, Reliance and BSNL. Take five transactions and prepare a position statement after every transaction. Did you firm earn profit or incurred loss at the end? Make a small comment on your financial position at the end.
Q2. (a) List the accounting standards issued by ICAI.
(b) Write short notes of IFRS.
Q3. Prepare a Three-column Cash Book of M/s Thuglak & Co. from
The following particulars:
20X1 Jan
1. Cash in hand Rs. 50,000, Bank Overdraft Rs. 20,000


2. Paid into bank Rs. 10,000


3. Bought goods from Hari for Rs, 200 for each


4. Bought goods for Rs. 2,000 paid cheque for them, discount allowed 1%


5. Sold goods to Mohan for each Rs. 1.175


6. Received a cheque from Shyam to whom goods were sold for Rs. 800.Discount allowed 12.5%


7. Shyam’s cheque deposited into bank


8. Purchased an old typewriter for Rs. 200 , Spent Rs. 50 on its repairs


9. Bank notified that Shyam’s cheque has been returned dishonored and debited the account in respect of charges Rs. 10


10. Received a money order Rs. 25 from Hari


11. Shyam settled his account by means of a cheque for Rs. 820, Rs. 20 being for interest charged.


12. Withdrew from the bank Rs. 10,000


18. Discounted a B/E for Rs. 1,000 at 1% through bank

20. Honored our own acceptance by cheque Rs. 5,000


Summer/May 2012
22. Withdrew fir personal use Rs. 1,000
24. Paid tread expenses Rs. 2,000
25. Withdrew from bank for private expenses Rs. 1,500
26. Purchased machinery from Rajiv for 5,000 and paid him by means of a bank draft purchased for Rs. 5,005
27. Issued cheque to Ram Saran for cash purchased of furniture Rs. 1,575
28. Received a cheque for commission Rs. 500 from R.& Co. and deposited into bank
29. Ramesh who owned us Rs. 500 became bankrupt and paid us 50 paise in the rupee
30. Received payment of a loan of Rs. 5,000 and deposited Rs. 3,000 out of into bank
31. Paid rent to landlord “Mohan” by cheque of Rs. 220
31. Interest allowed by bank Rs. 30
31. Half-yearly bank charges Rs. 50

Q4. Choose an Indian Company of your choice that has adopted Balance Score Card and detail on it.
Q5. From the following data of Jagdish Company prepare (a) a statement of source and uses of working capital (funds) (b) a schedule of changes in working capital
Assets 2008 2007
Cash 1,26,000 1,14,000
Short-term investment 42,400 20,000
Debtors 60,000 50,000
Stock 38,000 28,000
Long term Investment 28,000 44,000
Machinery 2,00,000 1,40,000
Building 2,40,000 80,000
Land 14,000 14,000
Total 7,48,400 4,90,000
Liabilities and Equity
Accumulated depreciation 1,10,000 60,000
Creditors 40,000 30,000
Bills Payable 20,000 10,000
Secured loans 2,00,000 1,00,000
Share capital 2,20,000 1,60,000
Share premium 24,000 Nil
Reserves and surplus 1,34,400 1,30,000
Total 7,48,400 4,90,000


Summer/May 2012
Income statement
Sales 2,40,000
Cost of goods sold 1,34,600
Gross Profit 1,05,200
Less Operating expenses:
Depreciation – machinery 20,000
Depreciation – building 32,000
Other expenses 40,000 92,000
Net profit from operation 13,200
Gain on sale on long-term investment 4,800
Total 18,000
Loss on sale of machinery 2,000
Net Profit 16,000

Adjustments:
1) Machinery worth Rs.70000 was purchased and worth Rs.10000 was sold during the year [Accumulated depreciation on machinery is Rs.18000 after adjusting depreciation on machinery sold]. Proceeds from the sale of machinery were Rs.6000
2) Dividends paid during the year Rs.11600
Q6. What is a cash budget? How it is useful in managerial decision making?

Summer/May 2012
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 1
Subject Code – MB0041
Subject Name – Financial and Management Accounting
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1130)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Selected financial information about Vijay merchant company is given below:
2010 2009
Sales 69,000 43,000
Cost of Goods Sold 57,000 32,500
Debtors 7,200 3,000
Inventories 11,400 5,500
Cash 1,500 800
Other current assets 4,000 2,700
Current liabilities 16,000 11,000

Compute the current ratio, quick ratio, average debt collection period and inventory turnover for 2009 and 2010. State whether there is a favorable or unfavorable change in liquidity from 2009 to 2010. At the beginning of 2009, the company had debtors of Rs.2500 and inventory of Rs.3000.
Q2. Explain different methods of costing. Your answer should be studded with examples (preferably firm name and product) for each method of costing.
Q3. State the importance of differentiating between the fixed costs and variable costs in managerial decision.

Summer/May 2012
Q4. Following are the extracts from the trial balance of a firm as at 31st March 2009
Name of the account Dr Cr
Sundry debtors 2,05,000
Bad debts 3,000

Additional Information
1) After preparing the trial balance, it is learnt that Mr.X a debtor has become insolvent and nothing could be recovered from him and, therefore the entire amount of Rs.5,000 due from him was irrecoverable.
2) Create 10% provision for doubtful debt.
Required: Pass the necessary journal entries and show the sundry debtors account, bad debts account, provision for doubtful debts account, P&L a/c and Balance sheet as at 31st March 2009.
Q5. A change in credit policy has caused an increase in sales, an increase in discounts taken, a decrease in the amount of bad debts, and a decrease in investment in accounts receivable. Based upon this information, the company’s (select the best one and give reason)
1) Average collection period has decreased
2) Percentage discount offered has decreased
3) Accounts receivable turnover has decreased
4) Working Capital has increased.
Q6. Identify the users of accounting information.

Summer / May 2012
Master of Business Administration
Semester I
MB0042 – Managerial Economics - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1131)
Assignment
Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Distinguish between a firm and an industry. Explain the equilibrium of a firm and industry under perfect competition.
Q2. Give a brief description of
a. Implicit and explicit cost
b. Actual and opportunity cost

Q3. A firm supplied 3000 pens at the rate of Rs 10. Next month, due to a rise of in the price to 22 rs per pen the supply of the firm increases to 5000 pens. Find the elasticity of supply of the pens.
Q4. What is monetary policy? Explain the general objectives and instruments of monetary policy
Q5. Explain in brief the relationship between TR, AR, and MR under different market condition.
Q6. What is a business cycle? Describe the different phases of a business cycle.

Summer / May 2012
Master of Business Administration
Semester I
MB0042 – Managerial Economics - 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1131)
Assignment
Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Discuss the various measures that may be taken by a firm to counteract the evil effects of a trade cycle.
Q2. Define the term equilibrium. Explain the changes in market equilibrium and effects to shifts in supply and demand.
Q3. What do you mean by pricing policy? Explain the various objective of pricing policy of a firm.
Q4. Critically examine the Marris growth maximising model
Q5. Explain how a product would reach equilibrium position with the help of ISO - Quants and ISO-Cost curve
Q6. Suppose your manufacturing company planning to release a new product into market, Explain the various methods forecasting for a new product.

Summer/ May 2012
Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1
MB0043 –Human Resource Management - 4 Credits
(Book ID:B1132)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. What are the objectives of job evaluation?
Q2. What are the major problems faced in benefits management?
Q3. State the major career development activities found in organizations.
Q4. Explain the need for human resource planning.
Q5. What are the factors that impact recruitment in organizations?
Q6. Assume yourself as an HR Manager. You have been given the responsibility of promoting the rightful employees. For this, performance appraisal of the employees must be carried out. What appraisal method would you choose? Justify.


Summer/ May 2012
Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1
MB0043 –Human Resource Management - 4 Credits
(Book ID:B1132)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. What are the objectives of human relations?
Q2. Why is it important to handle grievances carefully?
Q3. How can we evaluate the effectiveness of training programs conducted in organizations?
Q4. Explain the general procedures followed in the case of a disciplinary action.
Q5. Trace out the growth of Human Resource Management in India.
Q6. Assume yourself as an HR Manager of a publishing house. You find that the morale of the employees is generally low. What steps would you take to improve employee morale?



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