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Sem 1 Summer 2013 SMU MBA

Summer 2013

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1

MB0038 —Management Process and Organizational Behaviour – 4 Credits

(Book ID: B1621)

Assignment (60 Marks)

Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.

Q1.Explain strategy as an organisational process. (10 marks)

Q2.Explain the four processes of Social Learning Theory. (10 marks)

Q3.What are the consequences of conflict in organisations?(10 marks)

Q4.The environmental stressors have a great impact on work performance and adjustment of the individual in an organization. Discuss the different categories of environmental stressors.(10 marks)

Q5.(a) What is meant by emotional intelligence?

(b) What is the impact of emotional intelligence on managers?(5 marks)(5 marks)

Q6.Sudeep fashions is a textile company . it is undergoing a process of change and expanding its usiness. The company is facing several obstacles. There are lot of problems related to different departments. It needs some Intervention that may help the company to diagnose its problems and developing the action plan for problem solving. The company also expects that the intervention should help in improving the relationships amongst group members of different departments.(10 marks)

Summer 2013

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1

MB0039 — Business Communication – 4 Credits

(Book ID: B1622)

Assignment (60 Marks)

Note: Answer all questions (with 300 to 400 words each) must be written within 6-8 pages. Each Question carries 10 marks 6 X 10=60

Q1.Explain the five steps of SQ3R techniques of reading.(10 marks)

Q2.How would you prepare yourself for an oral business presentation?(10 marks)

Q3.Explain some of the approaches for handling customer complaints and listening to customers?(10 marks)

Q4.Explain the different delivery styles that speakers can select for their presentation.(10 marks)

Q5.(a) Explain the different barriers to listening?

(b) List the differences between discriminative listening and comprehension listening?(5 marks)(5 marks)

Q6.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.(10 marks)

Summer 2013

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1

MB0040 — Statistics for Management – 4 Credits

(Book ID: B1731)

Assignment (60 Marks)

Note: Assignment Set -1 must be written within 6-8 pages. Answer all questions.

Q1.Distinguish between primary and secondary data. What are the methods of collecting primary data?

(10 marks)

Q2.List down various measures of central tendency and explain the difference between them?

Q3.The percentage sugar content of Tobacco in two samples was represented in table 1. Test whether their population variances are same.

Table 1. Percentage sugar content of Tobacco in two samples


Q4.Draw a histogram for the following distribution.


Q5.(a) Why do we use a chi-square test?

(b) Why do we use analysis of variance?(5 marks)(5 marks)

Q6.What is the different between correlation and regression? What do you understand by Rank Correlation? When we use rank correlation and when we use Pearsonian Correlation Coefficient? Fit a linear regression line in the following data —

X 12 15 18 20 27 34 28 48

Y 123 150 158 170 180 184 176 130


Summer 2013

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1

MB0041 — Financial and Management Accounting – 4 Credits

(Book ID: B1624)

Assignment (60 Marks)

Note: Answer all questions (with 300 to 400 words each) must be written within 6-8 pages. Each Question carries 10 marks 6 X 10=60

Q1.State the importance of differentiating between the fixed costs and variable costs in managerial decision.(10 marks)

Q2.A business receives capital of Rs. 1,00,000 and a loan is raised for Rs. 50,000. This is represented by cash Rs.15,000; machineryRs. 85,000; furniture Rs. 20,000, and goods Rs. 30,000. Find the total of debits and credits from business point of view. Which accounting principle is involved in this?

Hint : Total = 150000

Q3.The salaries paid in 2004 is Rs. 5,00,000; Salaries outstanding is Rs. 20,000; Salaries paid in advance for 2004 is Rs. 30,000. What is the actual salary expenditure for 2004? Which accounting principle is involved in this and explain that principle.(10 marks)

Q4.On 01-04-2007 Mr. Gundu Rao stated business with Rs. 3, 00,000 cash and opened a bank account with Rs. 1,50,000. He purchased furniture for his business for Rs. 25000. Goods were bought from selvaraj for Rs. 50000 on credit. He sold goods for Rs. 27000 in cash and Rs. 30000 on credit. He paid Rs. 2500 for business expenses during April month. Rs. 10000 was withdrawn for office purpose form the back. Find out the closing balance of cash and bank.(10 marks)

Q5.(a) List the accounting standards issued by ICAI.

(b) Write short notes of IFRS?(5 marks)(5 marks)

Q6.Determine the sales of a firm with the following financial data.

Current Ratio  1.5  
 Acid test ratio  1.2  
 Current Liabilities  8,00,000  
 Inventory Turnover ratio  5 times  


Summer 2013

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1

MB0042 — Managerial Economics – 4 Credits

(Book ID: B1625)

Assignment (60 Marks)

Note: Assignment Set -1 must be written within 6-8 pages. Answer all questions.

Q1.What is Oligopoly? Explain the features of Oligopoly markets.(10 marks)

Q2.What is Monetary policy? Explain the general objectives and instruments of monetary policy.(10 marks)

Q3.What is a business cycle? Describe the different phases of a business cycle.(10 marks)

Q4.Discuss the price output determination using profit maximization under perfect competition in the short run.(10 marks)

Q5.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.(10 marks)

Q6.A company wishes to introduce a new flavour of tea in the market. Discuss how the company can forecast demand for the new flavour of tea.(10 marks)

Summer 2013

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1

MB0043 — Human Resource Management – 4 Credits

(Book ID: B1626)

Assignment (60 Marks)

Note: Assignment Set -1 must be written within 6-8 pages. Answer all questions.

Q1.Discuss four types of interviews used for selection.(10 marks)

Q2.Write a short note on career planning and succession planning.(10 marks)

Q3.Elaborate different theories related to managing compensation.(10 marks)

Q4.How employee morale is measured? Briefly explain different methods used to measure employee morale.(10 marks)

Q5.Hawthorne study has played a critical role in human resource development: Elucidate the Hawthorne study and explain its contribution to human relations movement.(10 marks)

Q6.“Coxen” is a medium size, plastic manufacturing company. In this Company, workers have developed grievances against management. For past 2 years, in spite of making profit, company is not paying bonus to workers. It is expected that, if the grievances are not dealt with, it might lead to severe onsequences. Imagine this situation and explain the grievance handling procedure, list each steps of the procedure. Suggest few measures to avoid grievances.(10 marks)


 SEM 1 SUMMER 2013

 MB0038 – Management Process and Organizational Behaviour

 Q1. Describe the concept of vision in an organisation with an example. How is it different from mission statement? (Meaning -3, example – 2, explanation of parts of vision – 3, difference – 2) 10 marks

 Q2. Define the term ‘management’. Explain the scientific management theory proposed by Taylor (Definition – 2, Brief on evolution of management – 2, Explanation of scientific management theory – 6) 10 marks

 Q3. Give the definition and importance of planning in an organisation and explain the steps in planning. (Definition – 2, importance – 3, List the steps in planning – 1, Explain steps – 4) 10 marks

 Q4. What is meant by leading? Describe the characteristics of leading. (Explain concept of leading – 3, List characteristics- 1, Explanation – 6) 10 marks

 Q5. What are ‘attitudes’? Explain the components and functions of attitude. (Meaning of attitude – 2, Listing the components -1, Explanation of components- 3, List the functions – 1, Explanation of functions- 3) 10 marks

 Q6. Define leadership. Differentiate between authoritarian and democratic leadership style. (Definition of leadership- 2, Meaning & characteristics of authoritarian leadership style- 4, Democratic leadership style- 4)

MB0039 —Business Communication

 Q1. Communication skills are of utmost importance in managing information and technology in any organization. List the characteristics of communication and discuss the seven barriers to effective communication. (characteristics- 3 marks, barriers- 7 marks) 10 marks

 Q2. Non-verbal communication can have a greater impact than verbal communication and is ambiguous. List and explain the various types of non-verbal communication in brief. (Listing- 2 marks, explanation- 8 marks) 10 marks

 Q3. Written messages must be as readable as possible. Discuss the two broad principles of writing. Explain the three stages of writing methodology in detail. (Principles- 3 marks, writing methodology- 7 marks) 10 marks

 Q4. There are various techniques of reading out of which SQ3R is most popular. How will you apply it while reading and research? (SQ3R meaning- 2 marks, Application/explanation- 8 marks) 10 marks

 Q5. Advertisements are used by the organizations to communicate with prospective customers. What is the meaning and objectives of corporate advertising? Discuss with examples. (meaning-2 marks, objectives- 5 marks, examples- 3 marks) 10 marks

 Q6. In order to get a job you need to approach an organization with a resume. How does a resume affect your employability? What are the components of resume? (meaning and purpose of resume- 3 marks, components- 7 marks) 10 marks

MB0040 — Statistics for Management

 Q1. Statistics plays a vital role in almost every facet of human life. Describe the functions of Statistics. Explain the applications of statistics. (Meaning — 2 marks, Functions — 3 marks, Applications – 5 marks) 10 Marks

Q2. a. Explain the various measures of Dispersion. (Explanation — 5 marks) b. Obtain the values of the median and the two Quartiles.











(Formulas-2 Marks, Calculation/solution — 3 Marks)

Q3. a. What is correlation? Distinguish between positive and negative correlation. (Meaning — 2 marks, Differences — 3 marks) b. Calculate coefficient of correlation from the following data.





















(Formulas-1 Marks, Calculation/solution — 3 Marks, Interpretation — 1 Mark)

Q4. Index number acts as a barometer for measuring the value of money. What are the characteristics of an index number? State its utility. (Meaning — 2 marks, Utility — 2 marks, Characteristics — 6 marks)

Q5. Business forecasting acquires an important place in every field of the economy. Explain the objectives and theories of Business forecasting. (Meaning — 2 marks, Objectives — 3 marks, Theories — 5 marks)

Q6. The weekly wages of 1000 workers are normally distributed around a mean of Rs. 70 and a standard deviation of Rs. 5. Estimate the number of workers whose weekly wages will be: a. Between 70 and 72 b. Between 69 and 72 c. More than 75 d. Less than 63 (Formula — 2 marks, Calculation/Solution/Interpretation-8 marks)

MB0041 — Financial and Management Accounting

Q1. Accounting is one of the oldest, structured management information system. Give the meaning of accounting and book keeping? Explain the objectives of accounting? (Meaning of accounting 2 marks; Meaning of book keeping 3 marks; objectives of accounting 5 marks)

 Q2. Explain GAAP and write down the relationship between accounting principles, accounting concepts, and accounting conventions. Explain all the five accounting concepts with an example. (Meaning of GAAP 2 marks; Relationship between accounting principles, accounting concepts, and accounting conventions 3 marks; Explanation of five accounting concepts with examples 5 marks)

 Q3. List down the classification of accounts according to accounting equation approach. Give the meaning and examples for all the types of accounts. (listing 2 marks; meaning of 5 types of accounts 4 marks; examples for all 5 types of accounts 4 marks)

 Q4. What is cash book? Differentiate between other subsidiary books and cash book. (Meaning of cash book 2 marks; Differences of subsidiary book and cash book 4 differences (each difference carries 2 marks) 8 marks)

 Q5. The following items are found in the trial balance of M/s Sharada Enterprise on 31st December, 2000.

 Sundry Debtors Rs.160000

 Bad Debts written off Rs 9000

 Discount allowed to Debtors Rs. 1800

 Reserve for Bad and doubtful Debts 31-12-1999 Rs. 16500

 Reserve for discount on Debtors 31-12-1999 Rs. 3200

 You are required to provide the bad and doubtful debts at 5% and for discount on debtors at 2%. Show the adjustments for bad debts, bad debts reserve, discount account, and provision for discount on debtors. Hint: RBD to be provided = 500 Reserve for discount to be provided now =1640 (Calculation of amount debited to P/L a/c towards RBD 3 marks ; calculation of amount debited to P/L a/c towards reserve for discount on debtors 5 marks; conclusion with summary 2 marks)

 Q6. What is management accounting? Explain the roles of management accounting and write down about any 2 functions of management accounting. (meaning of management accounting 2marks ; explanation on roles of management accounting 4 marks ; functions of any 2 management accounting (any 2 each carries 2 marks) 4 marks) 10 Marks

 MB0042 — Managerial Economics

 Q1. Discuss the practical application of Price elasticity and Income elasticity of demand. (Practical application of price elasticity -5 marks; practical application of income elasticity of demand – 5 marks) 10 marks

 Q2. Explain the profit maximisation model in detail. (Main propositions- 4; Explanation- 3 marks; Assumption- 3 marks) 10 marks

 Q3. Describe the objectives of pricing Policies. [ List of objectives-(any 10 objectives- 1 mark for each objective)-10 marks] 10 marks

 Q4. Define Fiscal Policy and the instruments of Fiscal policy. Definition- 2 marks , Instruments of Fiscal Policy-8 marks) 10 marks

 Q5. Explain the kinds and the basis of Price discrimination under monopoly. (Kinds of Price discrimination-3, Basis Of Price Discrimination-7 Marks) 10 marks

 Q6. Define the term Business Cycle and also explain the phases of business or trade cycle in brief. (Definition of Business cycle — 2 marks, Phases of business or trade cycle- 8 marks) 10 marks

MB0043 — Human Resource Management

 Q1. Define Human resource planning (HRP). Explain the objectives and process of HRP. (Definition of HRP -2, List the objectives -2, Explanation of process -3 Description of steps in HRP -3) 10 marks

 Q2. What are the factors affecting recruitment? What are the sources of recruitment? (Meaning – 3, Description of factors – 3, Explanation of Internal sources- 2, Explanation of external sources – 2) 10 marks

 Q3. What are the main objectives of training? Explain on-the job and off the job training. (Meaning of training – 1, Objectives of training – 3, Explanation of ‘on the job’ training – 3, explanation of ‘off-the job’ training – 3) 10 marks

 Q4. Define performance management. Write a brief note on 360 degree appraisal. (Definition of PM- 2, Meaning of 360 degree appraisal- 3, Feedback from multiple sources – 5) 10 marks

 Q5. What is meant by job analysis? Explain its purpose and methods. (Meaning of job analysis – 2, Explanation of purpose – 3, Explanation of methods of job analysis – 5) 10 marks

Q6. What are the benefits and objectives of employee welfare measures? (Meaning of employee welfare – 2, Explanation of benefits – 4, Objectives – 4)


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