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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
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
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
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.
Meaning of Regression and Correlation
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.
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.
|Wages and salaries||
|Rent and rates||
Journal entries of all the transactions
3 From the given trial balance draft an Adjusted Trial Balance.
Trial Balance as on 31.03.2011
|Furniture & Fittings||
|Bank Over Draft||
|Taxes & Insurance||
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)
|Operating Profit (PBIDT)||
|PAT from ordinary activities||
(Source: Infosys Technologies Ltd. – Annual Report)
Preparation of trend analysis
Preparation of trend ratios
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
3 Explain Marris’ Growth Maximisation Model in detail.
Explanation of the model
4 Explain Price –output determination under monopoly.
5 “Investment is the second important component of effective demand”. Explain investment function.
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
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 :