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BBA101 — Communication Skills

1. Communication is the lifeblood of a business organization. Explain the process of Communication. What is the role of Communication in Business?

2. Why are business letters given so much importance in today’s organizations? Bring out the difference between personal letters and business letters. Discuss the different characteristics of a good business letter.

3. Writing effectively is a skill, which can be learnt and perfected. Explain the general principles of Effective writing. What are the various techniques to improve your writing skills?

4. What groundwork does one needs to do to make an effective presentation? How do verbal, vocal and visual components of communication impact a presentation?

5. Explain the contents of a good resume. Distinguish between the different types of resumes.

6. With growing competition and volatile market conditions, jobs are not secured as they ought to be previously. What are the factors looked into by the prospective employers? Identify the techniques, which should be used by an interviewee to get a good job.


BBA102- Organization Behaviour

1. Define the term ‘Organisational Behaviour”. Explain the importance of Organizational Behaviour.

2. Explain the following:

a) Span of Control

b) Centralisation and Decentralisation

3. Describe the personality traits influencing Organizational behaviour.

4. Define the term motivation. Explain Maslow’s need Hierarchy theory.

5. Explain the functions of communication. Mention some of the tips or techniques for effective communication.

6. Write short notes on the following: a) Organization Culture b) Conflict management


BBA103 — Business Environment

1. Monetary policy regulates the money supply in an economy. Analyse how monetary policy play an important role in the credit availability of an economy.

2. Discuss the merits and demerits of Indian economy.

3. Elucidate the key regulations applicable to business in India.

4. Analyse two examples or cases of privatization in India.

5. Differentiate GATT and WTO.

6. Compare and contrast the different forms of Public sector Enterprises.


BBA104—Quantitative Techniques in Business

1. Statistics plays a vital role in almost every facet of human life. Statistics. Discuss the functions of Statistics. Explain the importance of statistics in business and management.

2. a. What do you understand by time series? What are the different types of variation in time series? Briefly describe each with an example. b. Construct a consumer price index for the information given by using Aggregate expenditure method

Commodities Quantity 2007( 0 Q ) Unit 0 P 1 P 2007 2008

A 7 quintal 300 310

B 5 quintal 305 308

C 4 quintal 416 419

D 9 quintal 530 625

E 3 kg 18 23

F 5 quintal 1050 1070

3. What is statistical quality control? Discuss the various control charts.


BBA105 — Computer Fundamentals

1. a. Determine the decimal equivalent of the given number (38.36)8 b. determine the decimal equivalent of the given number (511)16

2. Invite a set of friends for your wedding through email because you do not have enough of time to go and personally invite. How do you invite them with one personal mail?

3. a. What is a Macro? b. How do you create Macro?




1 Briefly describe the different steps involved in a research process. What are the characteristics of good research?

Meaning of Research

Listing the steps of the research process

Explanation of the steps involved in a research process

Characteristics of good research

2 a. Explain the different types of research designs.

b. Differentiate between Probability and Non-probability sampling methods.

Meaning of research design

Types of research designs

Meaning of Probability and Non-probability sampling methods


3 The important task ahead of the researcher is to document the entire work done in the form of a well-structured research report. Describe in brief the components of a Research Report. What are the guidelines for writing the research report?

Meaning of a Research Report

Components of a Research Report

Guidelines for writing the Research Report



1 Define business policy. Explain the importance of business policy. Differentiate between business policy and Strategy.

Definition of business policy

Importance of business policy

Difference between business policy and strategy

2 What are the objectives of Strategic Management? What are the causes for failure of Strategic Management?

Objectives of Strategic Management

Causes for failure of Strategic Management

3 Write a brief note on the following:

a) Core competencies and their importance

b) Strategic leadership.

a) Core competencies and their importance

b) Strategic leadership.



1 Journalize the following transactions in the books of Balu.

2004 Rs.

Jan. 1 Commenced business with 25,000

Jan. 2 Goods purchased for cash 15,000

Jan. 3 Paid freight 500

Jan. 7 Goods sold to Raj Kumar on credit 5,000

Jan. 8 Paid for stationery 2,000

Jan.10 Paid for Rent 1,000

Jan.13 Cash received from Mohan Das 15,400

Allowed him discount 600

Jan.15 Paid Premium 4,000

Jan.20 Paid to postage 1,000

Jan.25 Paid for salaries 500

Jan.30 Commission received 1,000

Preparation of all the journal entries with the correct amount


2 Accountancy refers to a systematic knowledge of accounting. It explains ‘why to do’ and ‘how to do’ of various aspects of accounting. Explain the objectives of accounting and explain the categories of users.

Explanation of accounting objectives

Explanation of categories of users

3 What do you understand by good will? Explain the accounting treatment of goodwill at the time of admission. Give journal entry for the below problem:

T and S are partners in a firm sharing profit in the ratio 5:3. They admitted G as a new partner for 1/4th share in the profit. G brings Rs.45,000 for her share of goodwill and Rs.1,20,000 for capital. They have withdrawn the goodwill from the firm. Make journal entries in the books of the firm after the admission of G. The new profit sharing ratio will be 2:1:1.

Meaning of good will with the formula

Accounting treatment of goodwill at the time of admission

Journal entry in the books of T,S and G

4 Differentiate between trade discount and cash discount.

Enter the following transactions in Sadhana’s simple cash book.

2010 April 1st April Balance of cash in hand Rs.1500

8th April Purchased goods for cash from X for Rs.320

15th April Sold goods for Rs. 480 to Y for cash

20th April Received commission Rs.65

22nd April Paid Commission Rs.55

28th April Paid to Reena on account Rs.715

30th April Paid salary to the office clerk Rs.100 and office rent Rs.60

Differences between trade discount and cash discount

Preparation of cash book

5 Final Accounts are prepared at the end of the accounting year with various adjustments. Explain the features and objectives of final accounts.

Explanation of objectives of final accounts

Explanation of features of final accounts

6 Prepare Trading, Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheet from the following particulars as on 31st March 2012.

Trial Balance

Particulars Dr. (Rs) Cr. (Rs)
Capital / Drawings 1400 10000
Cash in hand 1500
Bank overdraft @ 5% 2000
Purchase and Sales 12000 15000
Returns 1000 2000
Establishments charges 2500
Taxes and Insurance 500
Provision for Doubtful Debts 1000
Bad Debts 500
Sundry Debtors and Creditors 5000 1850
Commission 500
Investments 4000
Stock on 1 April 2010 3000
Furniture 600
Bills Receivable & Bills payable 3000 2500
Collected Sales Tax 150
Total 35000 35000

Further, you are required to take into consideration the following information:

a) Salary Rs.100 and taxes Rs.400 are outstanding but insurance Rs.50 prepaid

b) Commission amounting to Rs.100 has been received in advance for work to be done next year.

c) Interest accrued on investments Rs.210

d) Provision for doubtful Debts is to be maintained at 20%

e) Depreciation on furniture is to be charged at 10% p.a.

f) Stock on 31st March 2012 was valued at Rs.4,500

g) A fire occurred on 25th March 2012 in the godown and stock of the value of Rs.1,000 was destroyed. It was fully insured and the insurance company admitted the claim in full.

Calculation of Trading and P/L a/c

Preparation of balance sheet



1 “Marketing has greater importance for its contribution to society”. Explain.

Explanation of statement

Importance to the society

2 “Every marketing strategy should have adequate control mechanisms to ensure that it is properly implemented”. In the light of this statement, explain the techniques used in marketing control.

Explanation of the statement

Explanation of techniques

3 Assume that you are a marketing manager of a company who wants to manufacture cars that won’t cause any pollution. What process would you adopt to help company in developing this new product?

Explanation of the process

4 “A Brand is developed through diligent market research”. Explain the various steps which are undertaken in the formation of a brand name with the help of examples at every step.

Explanation of the steps


5 What are the various factors that influence the selection of the channel of distribution by a manufacturer?

Explanation of the factors

6 Write short notes on:

a) Advertising

b) Criteria for effective segmentation

a) Meaning and features

b) Explanation of all criteria



1 Define MIS. Describe the characteristics and functions of MIS

Writing the meaning of MIS

Explaining the characteristics of MIS

Describing the functions of MIS

2 What do you mean by Decision Making Process? Describe the steps in Decision Making Process.

Meaning of Decision Making process

Explaining the steps in Decision Making Process

3 Explain the applications and systems used in E-communication.

Application and systems used in E-communication

4 There is an information explosion in today’s society. There are lot of advantages of DBMS like proper maintenance of the data and maintaining security. Explain the process of data transition using diagram and an example of your own.

Writing diagram

Explain with own example other than given in the SLM

Explaining the process

5 A project is composed of 9 activities the three estimates of time in weeks for the activities are given below in the following table.

Activity Immediate predecessors Optimistic time Most like time duration Pessimistic time
A 5 8 10
B 18 20 22
C 26 33 40
D A 16 18 20
E A 15 20 25
F B 6 9 12
G C 7 10 12
H D 7 8 9
I F,E 3 4 5

a. Draw a PERT Network

b. Determine the expected time and variance for each activity

c. Determine earliest and latest occurrence time of each event

d. Determine the critical path for the network

a. For correctly drawing the network diagram

b. For determining the expected time and variance for each activity

c. For determining the earliest and latest occurrence time of each event

d. For identifying the correct critical path

6 Write short notes on the following :

a)Transaction Processing System(TPS)

b)Knowledge Based System(KBS)

Concept of Transaction Processing System

Concept of Knowledge Based System




1 a. eBay is The World’s Online Marketplace®, enabling trade on a local, national and international basis. With a diverse and passionate community of individuals and small businesses, eBay offers an online platform where millions of items are traded each day. Mention and explain the various opportunities offered by ecommerce for businesses.

b. What are the advantages and disadvantages of eCommerce?

a. listing the opportunities and explaining

b. listing the main advantages

listing the disadvantages

2 a. The TCP/IP reference model is the network model used in the current Internet architecture. This model is derived from the OSI model and they are relatively same in nature. Explain the different characteristics of Gateways in the TCP/IP reference model with a neat diagram

b. Write short note on Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) with example

a. Diagram


b. explanation on HTML


3 Hanson websites are built to work for your business and are built on the concept of intelligent website. An intelligent website is more than just a brochure on the web. It allows you to edit the website yourself through a Content Management System (CMS). What is the need for an intelligent website?

listing the steps


4. When a data is sent across the network it is encrypted and arranged in a way that even if there is a diversion in the flow of data should not leak the data. At the reception it is decrypted and actual data is obtained. Explain the different methods of encryption technique.


explanation each of them

Diagram for each of them

5. Explain the different categories of electronic payment system in detail

listing the types and sub types-


6. We know that there are various internet services which help us to make the use of network efficiently. Being a regular user of the various services without probably knowing the technical aspects explain those services in details with an example.

Listing the various services





1 Budgetary control is a strong business tool that helps companies maximizes profits. Explain the characteristics and objectives of a budgetary control system.

Explanation of characteristics of budgetary control system

Explanation of objectives of budgetary control system

2 The success of a business enterprise depends to a great extent on how efficiently and effectively it can control costs. Give the meaning of standard costing. Describe estimated cost and standard cost.

Meaning of standard costing

Explanation on estimated cost and standard cost

3 Marginal costing plays a major role in making certain decisions. It provides information to management regarding the behavior of costs and the incidence of such costs on the profitability of an undertaking. Please explain the advantages of marginal costing.

Advantages of marginal costing (cover all the 13 important points)

4 Variance analysis is a tool for measuring performance and depends on the principle of management by exception. Explain the uses of variance. From the following information, calculate sales margin price variance and sales margin volume variance.

Budgeted Sales Actual Sales
Product Qty.


Sales price per unit (Rs.) Std. cost

per unit

Product Qty.


Sales price per unit


A 600 20 12 A 800 24
B 400 15 9 B 600 12
1000 1400

Uses of variances

Calculation of standard margin price variance and sales margin volume variance

5 Explain the determinants of working capital requirements.

Explanation of all the determinants of working capital requirements

6 From the following information prepare (i) a statement of sources and uses of funds and (ii) a schedule of changes in working capital for M/s. Eshwari & co. Balance sheets as on 31stMarch 2010 and 2011 are:

Liabilities 2010(Rs.) 2011(Rs.) Assets 2010(Rs.) 2011(Rs.)
Equity share Capital 50000 62500 Good will 15000 12500
Redeemable Preference share 25000 20000 Land & Building 37500 55000
General Reserve 7500 8750 Debtors 22500 25000
Profit & Loss A/c 6250 8750 Bills Receivables 8750 1250
Creditors 15000 20000 Stock 18750 20000
Bills Payable 5000 2500 Cash 6250 8750
108750 122500 108750 122500

Additional Information

(i) Depreciation of Rs. 2,500 charged on Land & Buildings

(ii) Building amounting to Rs. 5,000 was sold for Rs. 4,700.

Calculation and preparation of schedule of changes in working capital

Preparation of statement of sources and uses of funds


BBA 403 — International marketing

1 Explain the meaning, need and significance of international marketing.




2 Compare Adam Smith and David Ricardo’s theories of international trade.

Compare the two theories

3 Culture is an invisible barrier to international trade. Discuss.

Discuss the statement

4 Explain the meaning and need of secondary research in international marketing.



5 What is the mode of entry adopted by McDonalds? Discuss the various modes of entry in international business.

Mode of entry by McDonalds

Modes of entry

6 Write short notes on:

a) Modes of transportation in international trade

b) Benefits and risks of Global e marketing

a) Modes of transportation in international trade

b) Benefits and risks of Global e marketing


BBA 404-Small Business Management

1 SWOT Analysis is an effective tool for making internal assessments. Assume that you are have recently joined as an executive in a small company manufacturing spare parts of automobiles. Your company has to avail a loan from bank. Prepare a SWOT Analysis to be presented in bank for your company.

Explanation of SWOT analysis

Report Preparation

2 Explain different types of Manufacturing Process.

Listing each of them


3 Write short notes on:

a) Cost Allocation and Apportionment

b) Assessing Managerial skills

a) Explanation of allocation and apportionment

b) Meaning & steps



1 Write short notes on the following:

a) Functions of retailing

b) Retail marketing

a) Functions of retailing

b) Retail marketing

2 Explain the functions of merchandising manager.

Explanation of the various functions of merchandising manager: Planning, Directing, Coordinating and Controlling

3 What is meant by retail space management? Describe the elements of store design?

Meaning of retail space management

Elements of store design




Q.1 Write a note on Specific Vs Diffused Culture.

Q.2 Explain Eiffel Tower Culture.

Q.3 Discuss business strategy and implications of culture on business strategy.

Q.4 Explain Japanese leadership approaches.

Q.5 Mr Zeeshan is a consultant. One of his clients wants to do business in UAE. What suggestions Mr Zeeshan shall give the client?

Q.6 Visit the site and have a look at the cultural dimensions of India a short note based on the observations.


BB0028 — Entrepreneurship Development

Q.1 Write a note on types of Entrepreneurs as classified by Danhof.

Q.2 What is SIDO? Explain its functions.

Q.3 Discuss MODVAT in detail.

Q.4 Explain New Small Enterprise Policy, 1991.

Q.5 Elaborate the TQM Process in Small Scale Enterprises.

Q.6 DigiTal is a leading laptop manufacturing company. It decides to add some more new products to the existing product line like — digital cameras and MP4 players. Help them to understand the basics for internal growth of business and discuss the advantages and disadvantages as well.


BB0029 —Economic Reforms Process in India

Q1. Explain privatization through disinvestment in India.

Q2. Briefly discuss the reforms in the banking sector during 1992-2001.?

Q3. Discuss the impact of convertibility both in current account and capital account.?

Q4. Write notes on VAT, MODVAT and Service Tax.

Q5. Do you think poverty can be reduced through policies of inclusive growth? Justify

Q6. Has the FDI flows in the current times helped India? Elaborate

BB0030 — Role of International Finance Institutions

Q1. How has India benefited from International Development Association?

Q2. What are the types of assistance given by The International Finance Corporation?

Q3. In what way has the Asian Development Bank assisted India? Give current information also.

BB0031 — Management Development

Q.1 What are the different types of decisions? Explain with examples.

Q.2 Discuss Line organizations in detail.

Q.3 Mr. Narayan is Senior Manager HR with BrightShine Paints. He wants to develop a system which helps in drafting the plans and achieving them. It shall also help in improving the communication between the superior and subordinates. Suggest a technique which may help to achieve this. Explain the technique in detail.

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