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TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 01
Course Title : International Business Environment
Assignment Code : IBO – 01/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
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1. Do you think that study of international business environment is relevant for the managers. Give your arguments and explain the economic and financial environment of international business.  

2. (a) Describe the working of Bretton Woods System.

(b) Discuss the financial assistance provided by International Monetory Fund. (10+10)

3. Distinguish between :

(a) GATT and WTO

(b) Unlawful agreement and illegal agreement

(c) Current Account and Capital Account of balance of payments

(d) Utilitarianism and Formalism (4×5)

4. Comment on the following:

(a) Quantitative restrictions do not have the effect of imposing absolute limits on the goods traded.

(b) New technologies do not lead to economies in the use of raw materials.

(c) Quasi contracts do not represent certain relations resembling those created by contracts.

(d) Grey marketing arises when goods are imported and sold through distribution channels authorised by the manufacturer.

5. Write short notes on the following:

(a) Modern theory of trade

 (b) Multilateral Investment Agreement

(c) Role of International Chamber of Commerce in Arbitration and Conciliation

(d) Code of ethics for International Marketing

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 02
Course Title : International Marketing Management
Assignment Code : IBO – 02/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
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1. An Indian company desires to enter into international markets to export garments and fruit juices and spices. What orientation among the EPRG framework should the company follow to achieve best results? Discuss.

2. How is international market segmentation different from international market targeting? Explain the different bases on which an international market can be segmented.

3. Describe the key issues in international marketing communication.

4. How are the services differentiated from products? Describe the challenges in marketing of services.

5. Write short notes on the following:

(a) Local brands vs Global brands

(b) Pricing methods and practices in international marketing

(c) Questionnaire

(d) Qualities of a good report

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 03
Course Title :
India’s Foreign Trade
Assignment Code : IBO – 03/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
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1. Discuss major problems faced by the export sector in India.

2. “Liberalized Foreign Direct Investment Policy of the Indian Government was given a qualitative push to the export promotion measures.” Elaborate and discuss the inflow of FDI in India

3. Discuss various measures taken by the Government of India to enhance exports of the agricultural products.

4. What is meant by “Information Technology”? How has it helped in promotion of export of services of India?

 5. Comment briefly on the following statements:

(a) USA is India’s largest trading partner.

(b) Economic and trade relations between the EU and India have been governed by different agreements signed from time to time.

(c) Manufacturing has been the main strength of the Japanese economy.

(d) The West Asian countries are very important for India’s foreign trade.

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 04
Course Title : Export Import Procedures and Documentation
Assignment Code : IBO – 04/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
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1. You are a manager in an export firm. Enumerate the documents required under CIF contract and discuss their features. 

2. What are the objectives of exchange control? Describe the regulation and management of foreign exchange under exchange control regulations and facilities concerning exports.

3. Distinguish between:

(a) Factoring and Forfaiting

(b) Actual Total Loss and Constructive Total Loss 

4. Comment on the following statements:

(a) Electronic Data Interchange do not provide strategic benefits to the organization.

(b) Documents against Acceptance do not have usance period.

 (c) Under Bareboat charter ship-owner do not let out bare ship for a period of time.

 (d) Under the financial assistance for Agricultural, Horticultural and meat exports, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority do not provide financial assistance. 

5. Write notes on the following:

(a) Import documents

(b) Duty drawback Scheme

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO-05
Course Title : International Marketing Logistics
Assignment Code : IBO-05/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
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1. (a) What do you understand by the institutional arrangements for resolving shipper’s
problem? Explain.
(b) Privatisation of ports is considered necessary for the fast development of port
infrastructure.

2. What are the three important concepts relevant to the logistics management by an
organization? Explain them briefly and state which one you regard as the best approach
and why?

3. Distinguish between the following:
(a) Re-order Level & Re-order Quantity
(b) Ship owner’s lien & Maritime lien
(c) Time Charter & Bareboat Charter
(d) Carriage of goods by Air & Carriage of Goods by Rail

4. Write short notes on the following:
(a) Information Technology
(b) Warehousing
(c) Liner Vessel
(d) Joint Ventures

5. Briefly comment on the following:
(a) Cross subsidization is the characteristics feature of the liner freight.
(b) Bill of Lading is a document of title to goods.
(c) Application for registration is made by the ship owner.
(d) Controlling inventories are vital in the logistics activity mix.

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : IBO – 06
Course Title : International Business Finance
Assignment Code : IBO – 06/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
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1. (a) Differentiate between gold standard and gold exchange standard.

(b) What was Bretton Woods System? What were its distinctive features?

2. (a) An adverse balance of payments is always a sign of weakness in the economy.” Comment. (b) Compare the advantages and disadvantages of ‘fixed’ and ‘floating’ exchange rate systems.

3. (a) Explain the different kinds of risks in foreign exchange faced by multinational corporations.

(b) What is money market hedge? Explain the mechanism of money market hedge with an example. 

4. Explain the different ways of managing political risks.

5. (a) Cost of capital and capital structure decisions are interrelated. Comment.

(b) What do you understand by counter trade? When counter trade can be beneficial for a country?

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MCO – 01
Course Title : Organization Theory and Behaviour
Assignment Code : MCO - 01 /TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
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1. What are various responsibilities of various level of management in an organisation? Explain various functions and role of managers.  

2. Discuss the Modern Theory of Organisation. How are they relevant in the modern organisation?  

3. What is an individual behavior? Explain the operant conditioning theory of learning. How is it different from the classical conditioning theory of leaning?  

4. Differentiate between the following:

(a) Maslow’s and Herzberg’s Theory

(b) Psychoanalystic Theory and Self Theory

(c) Autocratic or Free-rein style of leadership

(d) Intra Personal Conflict and Inter Personal Conflict

5. Briefly comment on the following statements:

(a) Cross Cultural Management

(b) Objectives of Organisational Development

(c) Overcoming Resistance to change

(d) Culture Person Compatibility

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MCO – 03
Course Title : Research Methodology and Statistical analysis
Assignment Code : MCO - 03 /TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
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1. (a) Explain various methods of collecting praimary data along with the merits and limitations of each of them.
(b) Describe sampling and non sampling errors that may crop up in conducting a research.
With the help of hypothetical figures, elaborate how would you determine the sample size
for your research study.

2. (a) “The shape of graph offers easy and appropriate answers to several questions.” Comment upon the statement.
(b) Explain the use and importance of measure of skewness in a research study. How would you measure the coefficient of skewness?

3. (a) Explain Spearman’s Rank correlation method with the help of hypothetical figures.
(b) Discuss the uses of index numbers in analysing the data related to business and
economic activity.

4. (a) The employees of AB Co. Ltd. have to elect one out of 5 persons to place them in a
committee. Find the probability of selecting a representative that would be either male or
over the age of 35. Details of the members are as follows:


(b) A random sample of 500 flower stems has an average length of 11cm. Can this be
regarded as a sample from a large population with mean as 10.8cm and standard
deviation as 2.38cm?
(c) The duty hours per week of 10 workers, selected randomly were found to be: 6.6, 7.2,
6.8, 9.2, 6.9, 6.2, 6.7, 7.2, 9.7, 10.4 Compute 95% and 99% Confidence intervals for the
average hours of work per week per worker.

5. Write an explantory note on conclusion and genralisation.

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MCO – 04
Course Title : Business Environment
Assignment Code : MCO - 04 /TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
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1. Distinguish between micro and macro environments of business. How does technological environment affect the external business? Explain giving suitable examples.

2. Highlight the need of Sick Industrial Company (Special Provision) Act, 1985. Explain its objectives and applicability.

 

3. Explain the concept of financial market. Discuss two types of financial markets and distinguish between them.

 

4. What is meant by economic planning? Discuss its long term goals in the Indian context.

 

5. Comment briefly on the following:

(a) The government introduced several measures to improve the balance of payments.

(b) Globalisation as a policy can not have similar implications for all countries.

 (c) FDI helps in accelerating the rate of economic growth of the host country.

(d) Technological change is a dynamic component of business environment.

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MCO – 05
Course Title : Accounting of Managerial Decisions
Assignment Code : MCO– 05/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
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1. “Balance Sheet is a statement of assets and liabilities or sources and uses of capital or both.” Explain this statement.

 

2. How does Cash Flow Statement differ from Fund Flow Statement? Explain the techniques of preparing a cash flow statement.

3. What do you mean by budgeting? Mention different types of budgets that a big industrial concern would normally prepare.

4. The detail about the composition and the weekly wage rate of labour force engaged on a job scheduled to be completed in 30 weeks are as follow:

Category of workers No. of Labourers Standard weekly wage rate Actual no. of Labourers Actual weekly wage rate Skilled 75 60 70 70 Semi-skilled 45 40 30 50 Unskilled 60 30 80 20 The works get completed in 32 weeks. Calculate the labour variances.

5. Comment upon the following statements:

(a) Fixed cost per unit does not remain constant.

(b) P/V ratio can not be improved by reducing the selling price.

(c) Fixed costs are taken into account for differential cost analysis.

(d) Accounting is not concerned only with the recording of transactions

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MCO - 06
Course Title : Marketing Management
Assignment Code : MCO-06/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
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1. What steps are involved in conducting a marketing research? Discuss them with the help of a hypothetical marketing research project.

2. Explain the relationship between market segmentation, targeting and positioning? Discuss various market targeting strategies adopted by companies.

 3. “A series of step by step process is involved in developing a product.” Describe.

4. Why geographical distribution of consumers is important in pricing decision? Explain various methods of geographical pricing.

5. Comment upon the following statements:

a) “No matter how well channels are designed and managed, there will be some conflict.” b) “There is a difference between advertising and publicity.”

 

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code : MCO - 07
Course Title : Financial Management
Assignment Code : MCO – 07/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100
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1. (a) “Financial Management is more than procurement of funds.” Explain.

(b) How is wealth maximization a better criterion than profit maximization?

 2. (a) What is capital budgeting decision? Why is it significant for a firm?

(b) Explain the features of an appropriate capital structure.

3. (a) Define cost of capital. Explain its relevance in financial decision making of a firm. (b) Explain different approaches to the computation of cost of equity capital.

4. From the following information of Company ‘A’ & Company ‘B’, compute (1) Operating leverage (2) financial leverage and (3) combined leverage.  

 

5. (a) Discuss the factors affecting the dividend policy of a company.

    (b) Explain the methods of monitoring receivables. 

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