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CourseCode                                                      :              MS-01

 

CourseTitle                                                      :                ManagementFunctionsandBehavior

 

AssignmentCode                                             :              MS-01/TMA/SEM-II/2018

 

Coverage                                                             :              AllBlocks

Note:Attemptallthequestionsandsubmitthisassignmentonorbefore31stOctober,2018to

thecoordinatorofyourstudycentre.

 

 

1.Enumeratingvariousroles/tasksofamanagerinanorganization,brieflydescribeand

discussanytworoles/taskswhichaccordingtoyourexperiencearemostimportantand

crucialfortheorganisation.Substantiateyouranswerwithsuitableexamplesdrawing

fromyourownexperienceortheonesyouareawareof.

 

Brieflydescribetheorganization/sandthesituation/syouarereferringto.

 

2.Defineanddescribetenetsandfeaturesof‘decisionmakingundercertainty’,‘decision

makingunder-risk’,and‘decisionmakingunderuncertainty’withsuitableorganizational

examplesdrawingfromyourownorganizationalexperienceortheonesyouareawareof.

 

Brieflydescribetheorganisationyouarereferringto.

 

3.Whatarethecharacteristics,dimensions,anddeterminantsofOrganisationalCultureand

Climate?Howdotheyaffectthelife,values,andethosinanyorganizationalsetup.

 

Explainwithexamplesfromyourownexperienceortheonesyouareawareof.Briefly

describethesituation,andtheorganizationyouarereferringto.

 

4.Whatfactorsadverselyaffectthecommunicationinanorgnisationalsetup?Howto

overcomesuchadverseeffectforenhancingeffectivenessandefficiencyofthe

organization.

 

Explainwithexamplesfromyourownexperienceortheonesyouareawareof.


 

 

 

 

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CourseCode                      :              MS-2

CourseTitle                       :              ManagementofHumanResources

AssignementCode           :              MS-2/TMA/SEMII/2018

Coverage                             :              AllBlocks

 

Note:Attemptallthequestionsandsubmitthisassignmentonorbefore31stOctober,

2018tothecoordinatorofyourstudycenter.Alltheanswersshouldcompriseof

relevantexamples.

 

 

Q1.ExplainhowHumanresourcedevelopmentevolvedfromtraditionalpersonnel

functions.WhyHumanResourcesDepartmenthasanimportantparttoplayin

providingthebackbonefortalentmanagement.

 

Q2.HowCriticalIncidenttechniqueisdifferentfromfunctionaljobanalysis?How

SubculturesRelevanceforGenderandMinorityIssuesinfluencesorganisational

socialisation?

 

Q3.Discussproblemsamanagermayencounterwhiledoingperformanceappraisal.

ExplainhowAssessmentcentersanddevelopmentcentershelpinevaluating

individual’smanagerialpotential.

 

Q4.Explaininyourownwordshoweffectivecoachingandperformancemanagementcan

developconduciveorganisationalculture.

 

Q5.ExplainBenefitsunderSocialSecurityLegislationinIndiaofvariousindustrialActs.

WhyMediationispreferredoverLitigationintherecentdisputeresolution

mechanism.


 

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ASSIGNMENT

 

 

 

CourseCode                                                      :              MS-03

 

CourseTitle                                                      :                EconomicandSocialEnvironment

 

AssignmentCode                                             :              MS-03/TMA/SEM-II/2018

 

Coverage                                                             :              AllBlocks

Note:Attemptallthequestionsandsubmitthisassignmentonorbefore31stOctober,2018to

thecoordinatorofyourstudycentre.

 

 

1.Examinetheinteractionbetweeneconomicenvironmentandbusinessmanagement,

givingexamples.

 

2.Discussthegrowth,problemsandprospectsofSmallScaleIndustryinthepostreform

period.

3.ExplainIndia’seconomicgrowthexperienceanddiscusshoweconomicgrowthhas

broughtaboutastructuralchangeintheeconomy.

4.AnalyzetheimplicationsandshortcomingsofIndia’sforeigntradegrowth.

 

5.Whatarethebasicobjectivesoffiscalpolicy?Highlightthemajorproblemsoffiscal

policy.

 

6.Writeshortnotes

 

a)TheEnvironmentalMovement

 

b)IndustrialSickness

 

c)Globalization

 

d)EconomicReformsandEmployment

 

 

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CourseCode                                                      :              MS-04

 

CourseTitle                                                      :                AccountingandFinanceforManagers

 

AssignmentCode                                             :              MS-04/TMA/SEM-II/2018

 

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Note:Attemptallthequestionsandsubmitthisassignmentonorbefore31stOctober,2018to

thecoordinatorofyourstudycentre.

1.        AsaFinanceManagerwhatarethekindofdecisionsthatyouhavetomakeaboutyour

companyanditsactivities?Howdothesedecisionsdifferformthosewhichinvestors,

regulatoryagenciesandothersmakeaboutyourcompany?Isthesamekindof

informationneededbyYouandtheoutsidersofthecompany?Ifsowhatisthat

information?Ifnot,whataretheessentialdifferences?

 

2.YouarerequiredtopreparetheStatementofSourcesandApplicationofFundsfromthe

givenFinancialStatementsofABCLimitedfortheyears2016&2017.Alsopreparethe

Statementshowingindetailstheitem-wiseincreaseordecreaseintheNetWorking

Capital.

 

31.12.2017                                    31.12.2016

Rs.                                                         Rs.

Assets

CashatBank                                                                                         45,000                                       1,30,000

SundryDebtors                                                                                1,40,000                                           90,700

Stock-in-Trade                                                                                  1,96,000                                       1,42,000

FixedAssetslessDepreciation                                                6,00,000                                       3,60,000

Investments                                                                                           10,000                                           11,250

PrepaidExpenses                                                                                21,000                                           14,000

 

Rs.                             10,12,000                                       7,48,450

 

Liabilities

 

SundryCreditors                                                                                2,98,000                                    2,51,450

ProvisionforTaxation                                                                      1,72,000                                        65,000

SecuredLoanfromBank                                                                      -                                                  87,000

ReservesandSurplus                                                                        3,12,000                                    1,48,000

ShareCapital:

OrdinarySharesofRs.100each                                                2,30,000                                    1,97,000

Rs.     10,12,000                                  7,48,450


Furtheritisinformedthat:

 

ThepositioninrespectofReservesandSurplusis:

Rs.

Balanceason1stJanuary,2017                                                                                                         1,48,000

Netprofitfortheyear                                                                                                                              1,98,500

 

3,46,500

Less:Dividend                                                                                                                                               34,500

3,12,000

 

(i)     On31stDecember2017theaccumulateddepreciationonfixedassetswasRs.

1,80,000andon31stDecember2016Rs1,60,000.MachinerycostingRs.20,000

whichwasone-halfdepreciatedwasdiscardedandwrittenoffin2017.Depreciation

fortheyear2017amountedtoRs.30,000

 

(ii)        InvestmentscostingRs.5,000weresoldduringtheyear2017forRs.4,800and

GovernmentSecuritiesofthefacevalueofRs.4,000werepurchasedduringthe

yearforRs.3,750

 

 

3.      ThedatarelatedtoCompanyX,CompanyYandCompanyZisasgivenbelow.

 

CompanyX           CompanyY         CompanyZ

 

Budgetedsalesinunits                                                    10,000                             10,000                10,000

Budgetedsellingpriceperunit                                  Rs.2.00                         Rs.2.00             Rs.2.00

Budgetedvariablecostsperunit                               Rs.1.50                         Rs.1.25            Rs.1.00

Budgetedfixedexpenses

Total                                                                                       Rs.3,000                       Rs.5,500        Rs.8,000

Budgetedcapacity                                                                   80%                                 80%                    80%

 

Fromtheinformationgivenaboveyouarerequiredtocalculateforeachcompany:

(a)          Thebudgetedprofit.

(b)          Thebudgetedbreak-evenpointinunitsales.

(c)          Thebudgetedmarginbetweenbreak-evenpointandbudgetedsalesexpressed

asapercentageoftotalcapacity.

(d)          Theimpactonprofitsofa±10%deviationinbudgetedsales.

 

Commentbrieflyontheeffectofthisinrelationtothedistributionbetweenthe

companies’fixedandvariableexpenses.

 

 

4.(a)Describethecharacteristicsofaflexiblebudget?

(b)“Forprivatesector”budgetsareimportantinprofitplanning,butbudgetarecostly

fornot-for-profitorganization”Respond.

 

5.DiscussyourRoleasaFinanceManagerofyourcompany.Whatwillbethealternatives

andfactorsthatyouwouldconsiderbeforefinalizingyourviewsondividendpolicy?


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CourseCode                                                      :              MS-05

 

CourseTitle                                                       :               ManagementofMachinesandMaterials

 

AssignmentCode                                             :              MS-05/TMA/SEM-II/2018

 

Coverage                                                             :              AllBlocks

Note:Attemptallthequestionsandsubmitthisassignmentonorbefore31stOctober,2018to

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1.Inthepresentageofmodernmanagementandimprovedtechnology,whatarethemajor

strategicandoperationaldecisionsofproductionandoperationsmanagement?

 

 

 

2.Howcantherelationshipsofdifferentdepartmentsbeconsideredinpreparingalayout?

PrepareaRELchartforthedifferentdepartmentsofatypicalhospital.

 

 

 

3.Whatisworkdesign?Whatareitsconstituents?Explainusingaschematicdiagram.

Whatisjobdesign?Whatarethebehavioralaspectsinjobdesign?

 

 

4.     Serviceorganizationsusuallyhavetobeprovidedwithahighercapacitythanthe

estimatedannualormonthlyrequirement.Why?Elaboratethestatement.

 

 

 

5.WriteShortnotesonthefollowing:

a.ExchangeCurveandaggregateinventoryplanning

b.I-O-W(Input


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ASSIGNMENT

 

CourseCode                      :              MS-06

 

CourseTitle                       :              MarketingforManagers

 

AssignmentCode             :              MS-06/TMA/SEM-II/2018

 

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Note:Attemptallthequestionsandsubmitthisassignmentonorbefore31stOctober,2018to

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1.       (a)Whatdoyouunderstandbythetermmarketing?Takingtwoexamplesofyourchoice

highlighttheimportanceof“Transaction”inthewholeprocessofmarketing.

(b)     CriticallyevaluatethesignificanceofmarketingfunctionintheIndianeconomypost

economicreformsof1990’s.Prepareanessayhighlightingthelevelofeconomicand

socialdevelopment,(youmayaccesssecondarydatafromvarioussources).

 

 

2.(a)         Whataretheconstituentsofmarketingmix?Discusseachoftheminstrategy

formulation.PickupanexampleoneeachfromanFMCGandconsumerdurableof

yourchoiceandexplaintheirroleinstrategyformulation.

(b)        Whyandwhenmarketers,evaluate,andmonitorconsumerbehavior?Elaborateby

takingasuitableexamplewhereconsumerbehaviorhaslargelyplayedakeyrolein

thesuccessoftheproduct/brand.

 

 

3.(a)          Discusssegmentingtargetingandpositioningstrategies.Whataretheadvantagesthat

afirmaccruefromeffectivesegmentation?Discussthebasesofsegmentationforthe

followingproducts.

i)Foodprocessors.

ii)Perfumeforwomen.

(b)         Distinguishaproductfromaserviceoffering.Whatarethedistinguishcharacteristics

ofservicesthatmakethemdifferentfromproduct/goods.Illustratewithanexample.

 

 

4.(a)           DiscusstheconceptofProductLifeCycle(PLC).Developsuitablemarketing

strategiesforthefollowingproductsthatmaybeusedattheintroductionandmaturity

stageofthePLC.

i)AudioMusicSystem

ii)Packagedfruitjuices.


(b)           Discussthemajorpricingmethodsthatareavailableforthemarketerstoeffectively

pricetheirproduct.

 

 

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CourseCode                      :              MS-07

 

CourseTitle                       :              InformationSystemsforManagers

 

AssignmentCode             :              MS-07/TMA/SEM-II/2018

 

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1.HowdotechnologicaladvancesaffectthespreadanduseoftheInternet?Whatindustries

shouldpaycloseattentiontoeffortstoregulatetheInternet?

 

2.Describetheroleoffunctionalinformationsystems.Also,discussthemanagerialand

strategicapplicationsintheAccountingandFinanceareaorHumanResources

ManagementareasthataresupportedbyIT.

 

3.Isinformationtechnologyasvitaltomodernglobalbusinessasmoney?Whyorwhynot?

Describethecapabilitiesexpectedofinformationsystemsinmodernorganizations.

 

4.Definedataminingandlistsomeofitstypicalcharacteristics.Discusssomeethicalissues

relatedtodatamining.

 

5.Whatarethemajorbenefitsofneuralnetworks?Discusssomerecentpopular

applicationsofArtificialNeuralNetworks(ANNs).



 

Markets

Products

A

B

C

I

 

II

8,000

 

10,000

10,000

 

2,000

15,000

 

20,000

Marks

0-10

10-20

20-30

30-40

40-50

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students

5

8

15

16

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CourseCode                      :              MS-8

 

CourseTitle                       :              QuantitativeAnalysisforManagerialApplications

 

AssignmentCode             :              MS-8/SEM-II/2018

 

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1.AmanufacturerproducesthreeproductsA,BandCwhichhesellsinthemarket.Annual

saleestimates(inunits)areindicatedasfollows:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


(i)IfunitsalepricesofA,BandCareRs2.25,Rs1.50andRs.1.75respectively,find

thetotalrevenueineachmarketwiththehelpofmatrices,

(ii)IftheunitcostsoftheabovethreeproductsareRs1.60,Rs.1.20andRe0.90

respectively,findthegrossprofitwiththehelpofmatrices.

 


 

 

 

 

 

2.   Calculatethemeandeviationfrommeanforthefollowingtable:

 
3.Theincidenceofacertaindiseaseissuchthatontheaverage20%ofworkerssufferfrom

 

it.If10workersareselectedatrandom,findtheprobabilitythat(i)exactlytwoworkers

sufferfromthedisease(ii)notmorethantwoworkerssufferfromthedisease.

 

4.Anormalcurvehasμ=20and=10.Findtheareabetweenx1=15andx2=40.

 

5.Explainthefollowingconcepts

 

a)Null&alternativehypothesis

 

b)One&twotailedtest

 

c)Type1&typeIIerror

 

d)Levelofsignificance.


 


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CourseCode                                                      :              MS-9

 

CourseTitle                                                      :                ManagerialEconomics

 

AssignmentCode                                             :              MS-9/TMA/SEM-II/2018

 

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1.WhatisthescopeofManagerialEconomics?            HowdoesthestudyofManagerial

Economicsinvolvestheanalysisofcertainmajorsubjects?Explaincitingexamples.

 

2.WhatistheLawofDemand?Explainincreaseanddecreaseofdemandwiththehelpofany

exampleofyourchoice.

 

3.WhatisShort-RunCostFunctions?ExplainhowTotalCost(TC),TotalFixedCost(TFC)

andTotalVariableCost(TVC)arecalculated?Discusswiththehelpofatableandgraph.

 

4.DifferentiatebetweenFirstDegreeandSecondDegreePriceDiscrimination.WhyisSecond

DegreePriceDiscriminationdescribedasmultipartpricing?

 

5.Examinethekinkdemandcurveforoligopolists?Explainthereasonsforpricerigidity.

 

6.Writeshortnotesonanytwoofthefollowing:-

 

(a)RegressionEquation

 

(b)ExponentialSmoothing

 

(c)FunctionalFormsofCostFunctions


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CourseCode                      :MS-10

CourseTitle                       :OrganisationalDesign,DevelopmentandChange

AssignmentCode             :MS-10/TMA/SEM-II/2018

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2018tothecoordinatorofyourstudycenter.Alltheanswersshouldcompriseof

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Q1.Howorganisationcanbeseenbeseenasapoliticalsystem,explainwiththehelpof

threedifferentframestounderstandpoliticalsystem.Explaintowhatextent

technologycanhaveimpactonorganisationaldesign.

 

Q2.Whyrecentorganisationalstructureisinclinedmoretowardsorganicstructurewhere

thereisnoformalisationandunwrittennormswhichmyleadtochaosinan

organisation?Discussyouranswerstatingwhyorganicstructureisbetterthan

Mechanicorganisation.

 

Q3.WhythereisneedofHumanengineering?Explaintheimportanceofwork

improvementandworkmeasurementinorganisingandanalysingwork.

 

Q4.DiscussunderwhatconditionsQuestionnaireisnotavaliddiagnostictool.How

interviewovercomesthelimitationsofquestionnaire?

 

Q5.WhyT-Grouptrainingisbeneficialfororganisationaswellasindividual?Discussin

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CourseCode                      :              MS-11

 

CourseTitle                       :              StrategicManagement

 

AssignmentCode             :              MS-11/TMA/SEM-II/2018

 

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1.Whatisa‘missionstatement’?Explainwhyisitnecessarytoformulateamission

statementinitiallyintheprocessofformulatingastrategy?

 

2.Writeabriefcase