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SEM 1 MBA WINTER 2014

MB0038: Management Process and Organisational Behaviour

1 What do you mean by Span of Control? Differentiate between narrow span of control and wide span of control. Describe the factors that influence the span of control.

Meaning of span of control

Difference between narrow and wide span of control

Factors that influence span of control

2 Define the term controlling. What are the pre-requisites of effective control?

Definition of controlling

Pre-requisites of effective control

3 Define the term ‘personality’. Describe Cattell’s Personality Factor Model.

Definition of Personality

Cattell’s Personality Factor Model

4 Discuss the contemporary theories of motivation. 10

Explanation of contemporary theories of motivation

5 What are the factors that affect group behaviour? 10

Explanation of factors that affect group behaviour 10

6 Define the term ‘leadership’. Write a brief note on “Contingency

Theories of Leadership”

Definition of Leadership

Contingency Theories of Leadership

MB0039 –Business Communication

1 As a speaker you are addressing a group of people. Explain the elements involved in this communication.

Key elements of communication

2 What is the importance of Kinesics and Proxemics in communication? Explain with examples.

Kinesics with example

Proxemics with example

3 How does internal business communication affect the organization? Discuss the role of each stakeholder in this.

Importance of internal business communication

Stakeholders role

4 Imagine a new product from food industry. Write a persuasive letter to customers, persuading them to buy your company’s product.

Choosing the product and describing in letter

Persuading the customer to buy it

5 You are going to face a job interview for the post of Manager-operations. Which aspects you will keep in mind while facing the interview?

Aspects to be kept in mind during job interview

6 Write short notes on:

a) SQ3R technique of reading

b) Circulars

a) meaning and benefits of SQ3R

b) Meaning and role of Circulars

MB0040- STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT

1 Distinguish between Classification and Tabulation. Explain the structure and components of a Table with an example.

Meaning of Classification and Tabulation

Differences between Classification and Tabulation

Structure and Components of a Table with an example

2 a) Describe the characteristics of Normal probability distribution.

b) In a sample of 120 workers in a factory, the mean and standard deviation of wages were Rs. 11.35 and Rs.3.03 respectively. Find the percentage of workers getting wages between Rs.9 and Rs.17 in the whole factory assuming that the wages are normally distributed.

Characteristics of Normal probability distribution

Formula/Computation/Solution to the problem

3 a) The procedure of testing hypothesis requires a researcher to adopt several steps. Describe in brief all such steps.

b) Distinguish between:

i. Stratified random sampling and Systematic sampling

ii. Judgement sampling and Convenience sampling

Hypothesis testing procedure

Differences

4 a) What is regression analysis? How does it differ from correlation analysis?

b) Calculate Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation between X series and Y series.

X 110 120 130 120 140 135 155 160 165 155
Y 12 18 20 15 25 30 35 20 25 10

Meaning of Regression and Correlation

Differences

Formula/ Computation/ Solution to the problem

5 Briefly explain the methods and theories of Business forecasting.

Meaning of Business forecasting

Methods of Business forecasting

Theories of Business forecasting

6 Construct Fisher’s Ideal Index for the given information and check whether Fisher’s formula satisfies Time Reversal and Factor Reversal Tests.

Items P0 Q0 P1 Q1
A 16 5 20 6
B 12 10 18 12
C 14 8 16 10
D 20 6 22 10
E 80 3 90 5
F 40 2 50 5

Formula of Fishers Ideal Index

Computation of Fisher’s Ideal Index

Fisher’s formula satisfies Time Reversal Test

Fisher’s formula satisfies Factor Reversal Test

MB0041- FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

1 Give the classification of Accounts according to accounting equation approach with its meaning and examples. Compare the traditional approach with modern approach of accounting equation approach. Analyze the transaction under traditional approach.

a. 20.1.2011 Paid salary Rs. 30,000

b. 20.1.2011 Paid rent by cheque Rs. 8,000

c. 21.1.2011 Goods withdrawn for personal use Rs. 5,000

d. 25.1.2011 Paid an advance to suppliers of goods Rs. 1,00,000

e. 26.1.2011 Received an advance from customers Rs. 3,00,000

f. 31.1.2011 Paid interest on loan Rs. 5,000

g. 31.1.2011 Paid instalment of loan Rs. 25,000

h. 31.1.2011 Interest allowed by bank Rs. 8,000

Classification of accounting equation approach with meaning and examples

Analysis of transaction –with accounts involved-nature of account affects and debit/credit

2 The following trial balance was extracted from the books of Chetan, a small businessman. Do you think it is correct? If not, rewrite it in the correct form.

DEBIT

RS.

CREDIT

RS

Stock

8250

Capital

10000

Purchases

12750

Sales

15900

Returns outwards

700

Returns inwards

1590

Discount received

800

Discount allowed

800

Wages and salaries

2500

Scooty

1750

Rent and rates

1850

Carriage charges

700

Sundry debtors

7600

Sundry creditors

7250

Bank Overdraft

2450

Bills payable

690

Journal entries of all the transactions

Conclusion

3 From the given trial balance draft an Adjusted Trial Balance.

Trial Balance as on 31.03.2011

Debit balances

Rs.

Credit balances

Rs.

Furniture & Fittings

10000

Bank Over Draft

16000

Buildings

500000

Capital Account

400000

Sales Returns

1000

Purchase Returns

4000

Bad Debts

2000

Sundry Creditors

30000

Sundry Debtors

25000

Commission

5000

Purchases

90000

Sales

235000

Advertising

20000

Cash

10000

Taxes & Insurance

5000

General Expenses

7000

Salaries

20000

TOTAL

690000

TOTAL

690000

Adjustments:

1. Charge depreciation at 10% on Buildings and Furniture and fittings.

2. Write off further bad debts 1000

3. Taxes and Insurance prepaid 2000

4. Outstanding salaries 5000

5. Commission received in advance1000

Preparation of ledger accounts

Preparation of trial balance

4 Compute trend ratios and comment on the financial performance of Infosys Technologies Ltd. from the following extract of its income statements of five years. (in Rs. Crore)

Particulars

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

2006-07

Revenue

27501

22742

21693

16692

13893

Operating Profit (PBIDT)

8968

7861

7195

5238

4391

PAT from ordinary activities

6835

6218

5988

4659

3856

(Source: Infosys Technologies Ltd. – Annual Report)

Preparation of trend analysis

Preparation of trend ratios

Conclusion

5 Give the meaning of cash flow analysis and put down the objectives of cash flow analysis. Explain the preparation of cash flow statement.

Meaning of cash flow analysis

Objectives of cash flow analysis

Explanation of preparation of cash flow analysis

6 Write the assumptions of marginal costing. Differentiate between absorption costing and marginal costing.

Assumptions of marginal costing (all 7 points)

Differences of marginal and absorption costing (Includes all 8 points)

MB0042 – Managerial Economics

1 “Most of the firms spend considerable amounts of money on advertisement”.

Explain advertising elasticity of demand and its practical applications in this context.

Explanation of advertising elasticity of demand

Explanation of practical applications

2 Explain production function in detail.

Explanation of production function

Types

Uses

3 Explain Marris’ Growth Maximisation Model in detail.

Explanation of the model

Constraints

Demerits

4 Explain Price –output determination under monopoly.

Explanation

Assumptions

5 “Investment is the second important component of effective demand”. Explain investment function.

Explanation

Types

Determinants

6 Write short notes on:

a) Monetary Policy

b) Physical policy or direct controls

a) Parameters and objectives

b) Instruments and disadvantages

MB0043 –Human Resource Management

1 What do you mean by Human Resource Management? Describe the functions of Human

Resource Management.

Definition of Human Resource Management

Explaining the functions of Human Resource Management

2 Give an overview of the Human Resource Management (HRM) in India. Explain the HRM challenges faced by HR Managers.

Give a brief description of the HRM practices in India

Explaining the HRM challenges faced by HR Managers

3 What do you mean by HRIS? Explain the components of HRIS. Describe the different applications of HRIS in Human Resource Management.

Definition of HRIS

Brief about the components of HRIS

Explain the different applications of HRIS

4 “Discipline in the broad sense means orderliness-the opposite of confusion.” What do you mean by Discipline? Explain the basic guidelines of a Disciplinary policy.

Meaning of Discipline

Explain the basic guidelines of a Disciplinary Policy

5 Suppose you have joined as an HR and you have been assigned a task to carry out the grievance handling procedure in your organization. What according to you are the causes of Grievance? Describe in detail the Grievance handling procedure

Causes of Grievance

Explain the Grievance handling procedure

6 Write short notes on the following :

a)Competency Mapping

b)Flexi Time

Competency Mapping

Flexi Time

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