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ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MS-01
Course Title : Management Functions and Behaviour
Assignment Code : MS- 01/TMA/SEM-I/2016
Coverage : All Blocks
Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30
th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. Explain various tasks of a professional manager. Discuss various survival and growth options which have been adopted in the recent past in your organization or any rganization you are acquainted with. Describe the organization you are referring to.

2. Explain various models of decision making process. Describe a model which is most suitable to your organization or an organization you are familiar with and why? Describe the organization, you are referring to.

3. Explain the process of conflict. Discuss the impact of conflict on the performance of an organization you are working in or any organization you are acquainted with. Describe the organization you are referring to.

4. Describe various leadership styles. Explain the present leadership style in your organization or any organization you are acquainted with. Which leadership style in your opinion will improve efficiency of the organization and why? Discuss with reasons.

Note: Meaningfully describe the organisations, your are referring to, in response to above questions.

 

ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MS-02
Course Title : Management of Human Resources
Assignment Code : MS-02/TMA/SEM-I/2016
Coverage : All Blocks
Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. Discuss the need and objectives of Human Resource Planning (HRP). Describe the salient features and the process of Human Resource Planning undertaken by the organization you are working in or any organization you are familiar with. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.

2. Briefly describe various methods of Job Analysis. Evaluate and identify the method applied in an organization known to you or you are familiar with. Critically analyze the role and importance of Job Analysis on Work Flow in an organizational setup.

3. Discuss the concept of Team. Explain various approaches to team development you have came across with respect to your own organisation or any organization you are familiar with. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.

4. Discuss the changing role of HRM. Explain the challenges associated with effective HRM policies and practices in the context of present business scenario, citing examples from your organization or any other organization you are familiar with. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.

Note: Meaningfully describe the organisations, your are referring to, in response to above questions.

 

 

ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MS-03
Course Title : Economic and Social Environment
Assignment Code : MS-03/TMA/SEM-I/2016
Coverage : All Blocks
Note: Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. a) Examine the interaction between Economic Environment and Business Management. b) Discuss the relationship between economic and non-economic factors with the help of interaction matrix, giving examples.

2. What is the rationale for private sector development? Critically examine the problems and prospects of privatization.

3. Discuss the merits and demerits of currency convertibility for a developing economy. 4. a) Briefly discuss the significance and need for financial reforms.

b) What reforms have taken place in the small scale sector? Discuss with examples.

5. Examine the impact of economic reforms on growth rate of GDP and FDI. 6. Write short notes:

a) Public Sector in the present scenario

b) Economic Development

c) Importance of Balance of Payments

d) Role of Government.

 

ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MS-04
Course Title : Accounting and Finance for Managers
Assignment Code : MS-04/TMA/SEM-I/2016
Coverage : All Blocks
Note: Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30
th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. “Accountancy is an Information System”. Do you agree? Substantiate your answer with reasons. How does an Accountant help in planning and controlling a large commercial organization? Explain.

 

 

Prepare the comparative balance sheet and study its financial position

 

3. ABC Ltd. maintains their books of Cost Accounts under standard costing system in which the work-in-progress is debited with actual costs and credited with standard costs. The standard cost card for product X shows :

                                                                                                                                           Cost per unit (Rs.)

Direct material 1pc @ Rs. 1.50                                                                                           1.5

Direct labour   3hrs @ Re. 1.00                                                                                          3.0

Factory overhead 3 hrs.@ Rs. 2.50                                                                                   7.5

                                                                                                                                              _____

                                                                                                                                                   12

Based on Budgeted Factory overhead Rs. 7,500 and budgeted Labour hours 3,000. The following cost and production data are available for the month of March, 1998 in respect of product X.

Cost data

1. Actual materials used in production 1,100 pcs @ Rs. 1.60

2. Analysis of pay Roll shows direct labour hrs. 2,700pcs @ Rs. 1.20

3. Factory overhead as per Factory O.H control account Rs. 7, 425 (to be charged to product X) Production data

Units completed 950 units

Units in closing WIP 100 units 50% completed

Cost of units remaining work- in- progress Account is transferred to work- in- progress Inventory Account. You are required to compute all possible variances.

4. As a Manager what strategy you will adopt so that you are able to efficiently manage the cash in business?

5. Visit an organization of your choice and find out the investment appraisal methods that the organization follows. Write a note on your visit.

 

ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MS - 05
Course Title : Management of Machines and Materials
Assignment Code : MS-
05/TMA/SEM-I/2016
Coverage : All Blocks
Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. Describe an Intermittent Flow Process. Highlight its characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.

2. What is work sampling? Describe the steps usually required in conducting a work sampling study.

3. Explain Kilbridge and Wester method for obtaining a good balance for an assembly line balancing problem.

4. Why are suppliers sometimes helpful in value analysis programs? How can they help? Does it violate your concept of good business ethics to involve them in your problems?

5. Discuss the major functions of stores in an organization. What are the advantages and disadvantages of centralized store room facilities?

ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MS-07
Course Title : Information Systems for Managers
Assignment Code : MS-07/TMA/SEM-I/2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

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. “Every component of a computer such as software, hardware and network should be protected”. Justify! Why should every organization have a disaster recovery plan to protect itself? What are the main components of a disaster recovery plan?

3. What are the technology related challenges that are invisible? Highlight the pitfalls? How integrated software application can help in this?

4. “Excel is very versatile spreadsheet package. It can do wonder for accountants”. Comment.

5. What do you understand by Artificial Intelligence? What are the factors that highlighted the need of developing AI? What are the goals of AI?

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

Course Code : MS 08

Course Title : Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Applications

Assignment No. : MS-08/TMA/SEM-I/2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the

coordinator of your study centre.

1. Explain the concept of Maxima & Minima and discuss its managerial applications.

2. The average sales of a product for a particular week, excluding Sunday, were reported by the city departmental store as 150 units. Sunday being a national festival, there was heavy rush of sales which inflated average sales for the entire week to 210 units. Find the sales for Sunday.

3. A box contains 2 red, 3 black, and 5 white balls. If 3 balls are drawn at random without

replacement, find the probabilities that a) all 3 are black, b) two are red and one black,

c) at least one is white.

4. A firm is manufacturing two brands, A and B, of battery cells. It claims that the average life of brand A cells is more than that of brand B cells by 100 hrs, the variances of the two brands being the same. To maintain this standard, two independent samples of 12 cells of each brand are selected on the 20th of every month and a t value of the difference of sample means computed. The firm is satisfied with its claim if the computed t value falls between ±t0.025. A sample of 12 cells of brand A gives a mean life of 1200 hrs and variance of 49 hrs, and that of 12 cells of brand B gives a mean life of 1095 hrs and variance of 64 hrs. Comment on the outcome of the sample results.

5. Discuss the stochastic models developed by Box and Jenkins for time series analysis.

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS-09

Course Title : Managerial Economics

Assignment Code : MS-09/TMA/SEM-I/2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016

to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. “Sales- revenue maximization” is the main objective of a firm. Discuss this

statement with the help of an example.

2. “The main determinant of elasticity is the availability of substitutes.” Explain this

statement in the context of price elasticity of demand.

3. Answer the following:-

(a) Explain average cost and marginal cost

(b) Find (i) marginal cost and (ii) the average cost functions for the following total

cost function. Calculate them at Q=4 and Q=6 TC=5Q2 +10Q+12

4. Does Price Discrimination exist in the real world? Discuss with reference to any

particular product or service of your choice.

5. “Classification of markets is based on their characteristics.” Substantiate this

statement taking examples from Monopoly and Oligopoly market structures in real

world.

6. Write short notes on the following:-

(a) The Law of Demand

(b) Peak Load Pricing

(c) Alternative costs.

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS - 10

Course Title : Organisational Design, Development and Change

Assignment Code : MS-10/TMA/SEM-I/2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016

to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. What is organisational design? In your opinion what are the key factors that affect

organisation design? Explain with the help of examples.

2. Enlist the types of organisation structure. Discuss few organisational structure and

identify their type.

3. Explain the concept of workplace and architectural ergonomics with the help of

examples.

4. What is an interview? Discuss how different types of interview methods citing

examples.

5. Explain the meaning of OD intervention. Enlist the type of alternate interventions

that are carried out in an organisation that you are familiar with.

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS - 11

Course Title : Strategic Management

Assignment Code : MS-11/TMA/SEM – I/2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note: Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. How do political-legal forces present an opportunity and threat to a particular

organization? Explain with the help of an illustration.

2. Choose an organization that has multiple business units. Categorize each business unit in the a) BCG framework b) GE framework

3. Select an organization of your choice following differentiation strategy. Now analyze as to how this strategy has helped the organization to develop competitive advantage over

its competitors.

4. Explain the linkage between the corporate-level strategy, business-level strategy and

functional strategies giving examples.

5. How do ethics and values help the organization in developing a sound corporate culture? Discuss with the help of suitable examples.

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS - 21

Course Title : Social Processes and Behavioural Issues

Assignment Code : MS-21/TMA/SEM - 01 /2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016

to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. Describe the emerging scenario of corporate governance and business ethics.

Collect instances of corporate governance and business ethics practices followed

by organisations. Briefly describe the organizations you are referring to.

2. Describe the process of perception. How behaviour is influenced by perception?

Explain with the help of examples

3. What is persuasion? Explain the relevance of persuasion in organizations citing

examples.

4. Roles and norms are control mechanisms of groups. Discuss with the help of

examples.

5. Define political behaviour and enlist the factors that contribute to organisational

politics citing examples.

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS - 22

Course Title : Human Resource Development

Assignment Code : MS-22 /TMA/SEM - I/2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note: Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016

to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. Discuss the process of coaching. What are the basic steps followed in conducting

coaching and mentoring in an organization? Explain with an example.

2. What is compensation system? Explain how reward management is carried out in

an organisation citing relevant examples.

3. What is international theory building in HRD? Explain the HRS trends in multi

national companies.

4. What is 360 degree feedback? Explain how 360 degree appraisal is carried out in

an organisation. Cite examples.

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS - 23

Course Title : Human Resource Planning

Assignment Code : MS-23 /TMA/SEM - I/2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016

to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. Explain the forecasting demand for employees. Describe various issues in demand

forecasting with suitable examples from an organization you are familiar with.

2. What do you mean by job evaluation? Describe the methods of job evaluation being

used in an organization you are familiar with. Discuss advantages and disadvantages

of the job evaluation methods.

3. Explain the meaning of orientation, objectives, policy and contents of orientation.

Describe the orientation programme of any organization you are familiar with.

4. What is career planning? Discuss the aims and objectives of career planning.

Describe the benefits of career planning with suitable examples from any

organization you are familiar with.

5. Explain the concept, need and the scope of the Human Resource audit. Describe the

essential steps being used in the auditing process of any organization you are familiar

with.Depreciation Income Tax Payable in four installments of which one falls in the next financial year Rs.

3,00,000

1,08,000

96,000

1,20,000

30,000

18,000

12,000

60,000

Additional Information is as follows:

- Credit given by suppliers of materials is 2 months

- Credit allowed to customers is 1 month

- Wages are paid half month in arrear

- Manufacturing and administrative expenses are paid one month in arrear

- Selling and distribution expenses are paid quarterly in advance

- The company wishes to keep one month stock of raw material and also of finished

goods

- The company believes in keeping cash of Rs. 50,000 including the overdraft limit of

Rs. 20,000 not yet utilized by the company.

3. (a) Why are the Letters of Credit (LCs) known as non fund based working capital finance and what role do they play in facilitating trade?

(b) Is it right to say that the LCs do not involve any financial obligation or risk on the part

of the issuing banker? Give your comments.

4. What do you mean by ‘Short Term Integrated Funds Planning’? Discuss whether this

planning is really practiced in the corporate world in India.

5. Identify the major players in the Indian Money Market. Discuss the major hurdles they

face in their operations.

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS-41

Course Title : Working Capital Management

Assignment No. : MS-41/TMA /SEM-I/2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. Collect the Financial Statements of any two firms from the same industry for 2014-2015 and calculate their Efficiency, Liquidity and Structural Ratios. Based on these ratios give your views on the working capital management of these firms.

2. The Ratan Corporation sells goods earning a gross profit of 25% on sales. You are required to prepare a Statement showing the Working Capital requirement of the company adding 10% margin for contingencies from the annual figures given below : Sales Materials used Wages Manufacturing Expenses Administrative and other Expenses Selling and Distribution Expenses Depreciation Income Tax Payable in four installments of which one falls in the next financial year

Rs. 3,00,000 1,08,000 96,000 1,20,000 30,000 18,000 12,000 60,000 Additional Information is as follows: - Credit given by suppliers of materials is 2 months - Credit allowed to customers is 1 month - Wages are paid half month in arrear - Manufacturing and administrative expenses are paid one month in arrear - Selling and distribution expenses are paid quarterly in advance - The company wishes to keep one month stock of raw material and also of finished goods - The company believes in keeping cash of Rs. 50,000 including the overdraft limit of Rs. 20,000 not yet utilized by the company.

3. (a) Why are the Letters of Credit (LCs) known as non fund based working capital finance and what role do they play in facilitating trade? (b) Is it right to say that the LCs do not involve any financial obligation or risk on the part of the issuing banker? Give your comments

. 4. What do you mean by ‘Short Term Integrated Funds Planning’? Discuss whether this planning is really practiced in the corporate world in India. 5. Identify the major players in the Indian Money Market. Discuss the major hurdles they face in their operations.

5. Study the Brooke Bond (India) Ltd case given in Block – 5 and answer the questions

given at the end of the case.

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS-42

Course Title : Capital Investment and Financing Decisions

Assignment No. : MS-42/TMA /SEM-I/2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. What is meant by cost of capital? How is cost of long term debt and preference share

capital calculated? How is average weighted cost of capital measured? Explain.

2. Define and explain the term, 'Capital Structure'. Critically examine the Net Income

approach and Net Operating Income approach to capital structure theories.

3. Discuss the various components of project planning. Explain the application of Work

Breakdown structure in monitoring and controlling a project.

4. What are the major global sources of financing? Distinguish between Foreign Direct

Investment and Portfolio Investment.

5. What is Financial Engineering? Explain the factors which motivate the finance manager to undertake financial engineering.

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS-43

Course Title : Management Control Systems

Assignment No. : 43/TMA/SEM-I/2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the Coordinator of your study centre.

1. Discuss the interlinkages between some of the new management techniques such as TQM, JIT and Activity Based Costing, with the conceptual foundations of Management Control Systems.

2. Select any Organization of your choice and study in detail whether Responsibility Centers are essential for that Organization or not? If you think the Responsibility Centers are essential describe how the Organization should go about it.

3. A Fertilizer company has given the following budget expense for the production of 10,000 bags of a particular product. Per unit Direct materials Direct labour Variable overheads Fixed overheads (Rs. 1,50,000) Variable expenses (direct) Selling expenses (10% fixed)   Administrative expenses (Rs. 50,000 rigid for all levels of production)

Distribution expenses (20% fixed) Total cost of sale per unit Rs. 60 30 25 15 05 15

05 05 160 Prepare a budget for production of 6,000; 7,000 and 8,000 bags, showing distinctly marginal cost and total cost.

4. Explain as to how a service organization is different from that of a manufacturing

organization? Do these differences affect the control system design of these organization?

If yes how.

5. Study the Brooke Bond (India) Ltd case given in Block – 5 and answer the questions

given at the end of the case.

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS - 51

Course Title : Operations Research

Assignment Code : MS-51/TMA/SEM - I /2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. Define Operations Research. Also, give a brief historical background of Operations

Research.

2. ABC Company is engaged in manufacturing five brands of packed snacks. It is having

five manufacturing set ups, each capable of manufacturing any of its brands one at a

time. The cost to make a brand on these set ups vary according to the following table:

S1 S2 S3 S4 S5

B1 4 6 7 5 11

B2 7 3 6 9 5

B3 8 5 4 6 9

B4 9 12 7 11 10

B5 7 5 9 8 11

Assuming five set ups are S1 ,S2, S3, S4, and S5 and five brands are B1, B2, B3, B4 and B5, find the optimum assignment of products on these set ups resulting in the minimum cost.

3. What is goal programming? State clearly its assumptions. Identify the major differences between linear programming & goal programming.

4. A company has determined from its analysis of production and accounting data that, for a part number KC-438, the annual demand is equal to 10,000 units, the cost to purchase the item is Rs 36 per order, and the holding cost is Rs 2/unit/year.

(a) What should the economic order quantity be?

(b) What is the number of days’ supply per optimum order? (Assume 300 working days

in a year)

5. “Game theory provides a systematic quantitative approach for analyzing competitive

situations in which the competitors make use of logical process and techniques in order

to determine an optimal strategy for winning”. Comment.

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS - 52

Course Title : Project Management

Assignment Code : MS-52/TMA/SEM - I /2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. What are the phases of a project development cycle? Give the salient tasks under each

phase. What are the outlines of opportunity studies in project management? How do

there impact upon project feasibility studies?

2. Doubled Project Report (DPR) forms the foundation on which the entire superstructure

of the project is built – if it is weak, project cannot weather the turbulent times ahead.

Bring out the do’s and don’ts of a good DPR.

3. What is the concept of “Free Float” (Primary slackness) and “Total Float” (Secondary

slackness)? Bring out their significance in project management.

4. A good team-work speeds up project implementation justify. Developing self directed

projected teams is the key to improving effectiveness in project management. Elucidate.

5. Describe the objectives, planning procedure and organizational structure required for

commissioning of projects. What quality control methods are prevalent in project

management?

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS - 53

Course Title : Production/Operations Management

Assignment Code : MS-53/TMA/SEM - I /2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April,

2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. “We have entered the age of technology; henceforth everything will be knowledge based.” Discuss the above in the context of increasing use of technology-based resources for achieving tasks.

2. Over the years, many variations on classical Delphi have been forwarded. Briefly

discuss these variants.

3. Capacity will be modified in response to demand. Demand will be modified in response to capacity. Which of these two statements is correct? Why?

4. What are the different criteria for scheduling jobshop production system? Give

their justification also.

5. Inventory of material provides operational flexibility. But, many flexible

operational systems need little inventory. Explain this seeming contradiction.

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS - 54

Course Title : Management Information Systems

Assignment Code : MS-54/TMA/SEM - I /2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April,

2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. Define structured and unstructured decisions. Discuss the rational individual

models of decision making. What are the implications of these models to information system analysts?

2. How much importance should be accorded to implementation phase as part of the

total MIS development activity? Explain. Briefly discuss the various

implementation strategies. Under what circumstances are they suitable?

3. What are the various kinds of network topologies? Describe the types of

switching available in networks and describe the various applications to which

networks can be put.

4. Outline the basic sequence of steps to acquiring a DMBS. What steps are the most

important? Why should an organization be careful about placing over reliance on

“benchmark” tests in selecting a DBMS?

5. Write a detailed note on “the impact of computerization on our living style”.

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS - 61

Course Title : Consumer Behaviour

Assignment Code : MS-61/TMA/SEM - I/2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit your assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. Imagine yourself as a retailer for menswear and propose how you would use lifestyle

approach to succeed in your venture.

2. What is meant by subliminal persuasion? Explain the various subliminal techniques.

3. Define personality. What are the differences between the trait theory and the

psychoanalytic theory of personality?

4. What is a reference group? Name two reference groups that are important to you. In what ways do they influence you in your purchasing behaviour?

5. You are a marketing manager of a company that has started manufacturing washing

machines. How will you anticipate, analyse and respond to the post-purchase feelings of

your customers.

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS - 64

Course Title : International Marketing

Assignment Code : MS-64/TMA/SEM - I/2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit your assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. Distinguish between the following:

(a) Free Trade Area and Customs Union

(b) Polycentric and Ethnocentric Orientations

2. Explain the various products – communications strategies available to an international

marketer, giving suitable examples.

3. Briefly explain the components of international advertising strategy. What are the

relative advantages of standardization and adaptation of an international advertising

programme.

4. What do you understand by the term ‘Political Risk’? Explain the strategies available

to international marketers for management of political risk.

5. A manufacturer of handloom products is planning to enter international markets. He

has a well established domestic business and wants to go overseas.

Discuss:

(a) The ways in which he can go international.

(b) What environmental analysis he has to undertake to understand the overseas

markets?

(c) The organizations he can approach which can guide him and facilitate his export

efforts.

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS-91

Course Title : Advanced Strategic Management

Assignment Code : MS-91/TMA/SEM-I/2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note: Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. Describe the concept of corporate planning. Discuss the implementation of corporate

planning in detail.

2. Discuss the nature and scope of corporate management and its role in non-business

organizations, giving examples.

3. “Different market structures have different viewpoints with respect to competition”.

Explain the statement with respect to market structures and sustainable competitive

advantage.

4. Discuss the issues and challenges in knowledge management in the present competitive environment.

5. Select any service organization of you choice and explain how Information Technology has enhanced the quality of service of this organization.

6. Write short notes:

a) Social Audit

b) Innovation and Creativity

c) Dynamic Environment

d) Narayana Murthy Committee

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MS - 92

Course Title : Management of Public Enterprises

Assignment Code : MS-92/TMA/SEM - I/2016

Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April,

2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. “The development of public sector in India can be divided in three phases.”

Briefly discuss.

2. Briefly discuss the government‟s liberalization policy since 1991. Also, discuss

the implications of liberalization in the present context.

3. „Public Enterprises in India function at three levels of administration: Central,

State and Municipal.” Critically examine the statement in the present context.

4. Explain the relevance of marketing mix to public enterprises with special

reference to Product mix and Price mix.

5. Discuss any two major strategic issues arising out of disinvestment.

6. Write short notes on the following:-

(a) Retraining

(b) Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR)

(c) Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)

 

 

ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MS-95
Course Title : Research Methodology for Management Decisions
Assignment No. : MS-95/TMA /SEM-I/2016
Coverage : All Blocks
Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. Explain briefly why data collection and data analysis should not be separated at the planning stage of any research project.

2. What do you understand by stratification of a population? Why is it said that stratified sampling improve precision?

3. Define Dichotomous data. Mention two reasons which make Guttman scale an impractical tool for the measurements of attitudes.

4. Two different varieties of mushroom were grown on 6 and 7 plots of the same size. At the end of the crop run, the following quantities of yield were observed for the two varieties: Variety I 16 12 11 13 15 17 Variety II 11 11 10 15 14 16 10 Using the Mann-Whitney U test, verify at 0.05 level of significance whether the two varieties of mushroom produce the same yield.

5. Yours is a consulting organization which undertakes business research studies. A prospective client visits your organization and wants to know the types of job your organization undertakes. What sort of pre-presentation handouts would you prepare before making a presentation to him?

 

MFP-1: EQUITY MARKETS

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MFP – 1

Course Title : Equity Markets

Assignment Code : MFP -1/TMA/SEM-I/2016

Assignment Coverage : All Blocks

Note: Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April,

2016 to the Coordinator of your Study Centre.

1. Discuss and analyze the major activities in distribution, allocation and listing of a

Public Issue.

2. Explain the Evolution of Indian Financial Markets since the Post Independence era

and comment on their present status.

3. Select any Stock Exchange of your choice and find out the grievances handling

procedure that is being followed in that Exchange. Give a detail report of your

findings.

4. Explain how the stock price can be obtained using the multi-period valuation

model with the help of a suitable example.

5. As a Portfolio Manager if you are asked to advise as to whether the diversification

of portfolio is to be carried out at asset level, industry level or geography level

which diversification strategy you would suggest and Why.

MFP-2: EQUITY DERIVATIVES

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MFP – 2

Course Title : Equity Derivatives

Assignment Code : MFP -2/TMA/SEM-I/2016

Assignment Coverage : All Blocks

Note: Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April,

2016 to the coordinator of your study centre.

1. What are derivatives? Discuss the major types of derivative instruments and

elaborate the uses of derivatives. Discuss the scrip selection criteria for derivatives

segment.

2. List the various corporate actions due to which the prices of derivative contracts

has to be adjusted. How is the future price adjusted for dividends, stock split and

bonus issue?

3. What are ‘Options’? Differentiate between Put and Call options. Explain the

payoffs associated with writing put and call options. Discuss the different

strategies that are applied for using hedging options.

4. What is 'Clearing and Settlement’? Discuss the settlement mechanism of option

contracts.

5. What is meant by 'Mark to Market Margin' ? Explain the concept of Value At Risk

(VAR). Explain the different kinds of margins on Futures positions that are

required to be paid by the clients to the Exchange.

MFP-3: COMMODITY MARKET

ASSIGNMENT

Course Code : MFP – 3

Course Title : Commodity Markets

Assignment Code : MFP -3/TMA/SEM-I/2016

Assignment Coverage : All Blocks

Note : Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 30th April, 2016

to the Coordinator of your Study Centre.

1. Make a detailed study on any two leading Commodity Exchanges in Europe and

prepare a note on how these exchanges are different from the exchanges in India.

2. Discuss the objectives, role and functions of National Bulk Handling Corporation.

3. Discuss the trends in Gold trade during the past 5 years. Also analyze the major

policy changes that have taken place in this.

4. Explain the major events that have led to the volatility in Crude Oil prices during

the last 5 years.

5. Describe the application of long and short Hedge in managing risk using

commodity futures with the help of suitable examples.

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