Fall 2011-MBA Semester 4

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Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
MB0053 – International Business Management – 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is globalization? What are its benefits? How does globalization help in international business? Give some instances. [10 marks]
Q.2 What is culture and in the context of international business environment how does it
impact international business decisions? [10 marks]
Q.3 Cosmos Limited wants to enter international markets. Will country risk analysis help
Cosmos Limited to take correct decisions? Substantiate your answer. [10 marks]
Q.4 How can managers in international companies adjust to the ethical factors influencing
countries? Is it possible to establish international ethical codes? Briefly explain. [10
marks]
Q.5 Discuss the international marketing strategies. How is it different from domestic
marketing strategies? [10 marks]
Q.6 Explain briefly the international financial management components with examples and
applicability. [10 marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
MB0053 – International Business Management – 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is WTO? Explain its objectives, functions and structure. [10 marks]
Q.2 Explain briefly the nature of e-business and the challenges involved. [10 marks]
Q.3 Mention the relevance of these terms in International business – Letter of credit, Bill of
Lading and Factoring. [10 marks]
Q.4 a) Explain the role played by EXIM bank. [05 marks]
b) What are B2B and C2B business models? [05 marks]
Q.5 What kind of impact will globalization and international business environment create on
Indian businesses? [10 marks]
Q.6 Discuss any 3 regional trading agreements and its effect on international business. [10
marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
MB0052 – Strategic Management and Business Policy – 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What similarities and differences do you find in BCG business portfolio matrix,
Ansoff growth matrix and GE growth pyramid. (10 marks)
Q.2 Discuss the investment strategies applicable for businesses and methods to
rectify faulty investment strategies. (10 marks)
Q.3. a. Distinguish policy, procedure and programmes with examples. (5 marks)
b. Give a short note on synergy. (5 marks)
Q.4. Select any established Indian company and analyse the different types of
strategies taken up by the company over the last few years. (10 marks)
Q. 5 Why do you think it is necessary for organisations to have vision and mission
statements and also core competencies? Support your answer with relevant
examples. (10 marks)
Q. 6. What is SBU? Explain its features, functions and roles. Mention some of the
successful SBU of MNC’s. (10 marks)
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
MB0052 – Strategic Management and Business Policy – 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain with respect to policies – steps in framing business policy and stages
of policy cycle. Will these help in decision making? (10 marks)
Q.2 Assess the challenges involved in Strategic Management in the near future. (10
marks)
Q.3 Four years back, Pure Ltd. was a newly started company. It deals in designer
fabrics. Its top management comprises mainly of young talented persons. They
would to know to make the company follow ethical codes and practice CSR as
the company moves ahead. They are also interested in meeting its business
obligations. Could you suggest to the management on how to go about it? (10
marks)
Q.4. What is BCP? Discuss its importance and influence on strategic management.
How contingency planning is related to BCP? (10 marks)
Q. 5 Mention any 5 successful strategic alliances and discuss the key aspects
concerned with it. What kinds of problems were faced by companies that were
involved in these strategic alliances? (10 marks)
Q. 6 Give a note on strategic evaluation and strategic control. (10 marks)
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
MF0041 – Merchant Banking and Financial Services – 4 Credits
(Book ID: xxxxxxx)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What do you understand by insider trading. What are the SEBI rules and
regulations to prevent insider trading. [10]
Q.2 What is the provision of green shoe option and how is it used by companies to
stabilize prices. [10]
Q.3 Discuss the proportionate allotment procedure followed by the lead banker to
allot shares. [10]
Q.4 What are the advantages of leasing to a company. [10]
Q.5 Discuss Accounting standard 19 for lease based on operating lease. [10]
Q.6 Given the various types of mutual funds, take any two schemes and discuss
the performance of the schemes. [10]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
MF0041 – Merchant Banking and Financial Services – 4 Credits
(Book ID: xxxxxxx)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What are the provisions for prevention of fraudulent and unfair trade practices
by SEBI regulations. [10]
Q.2 Discuss the method of price discovery using the book building process. [10]
Q.3 Discuss the role of a custodian of shares. [10]
Q.4 A company wishes to take machinery on lease. Study the lease options
available to the company. [10]
Q.5 Give examples of various venture capital funds that are present and examples
of some business ventures that have been successful with venture capital financing.
[10]
Q.6 Mutual fund schemes can be identified by investment objective, List one
scheme within each category. [10]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
Subject Code – MA0042
Subject Name – Treasury Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1311)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain how organization structure of commercial bank treasury facilitates in handling
various treasury operations. [10 Marks]
Q.2 Bring out in a table format the features of certificate of deposits and commercial
papers. [10 Marks]
Q.3 Critically evaluate participatory notes. Detail the regulatory aspects on it. [10 Marks]
Q.4 What is capital account convertibility? What are the implications on implementing
CAC? [10 Marks]
Q.5 Detail domestic and international cash management system [10 Marks]
Q.6 Distinguish between CRR and SLR [10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
Subject Code – MA0042
Subject Name – Treasury Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1311)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain any two major risks associated with banking organization. [10Marks]
Q.2 What is liquidity gap and detail the assumptions of it? [10 Marks]
Q.3 Explain loanable fund theory and liquidity preference theory [10 Marks]
Q.4 Explain various sources of interest rate risk [10 Marks]
Q.5 Detail Foreign exchange risk management and control procedure [10 Marks]
Q.6 Describe the three approaches to determine VaR [10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
Subject Code – MA0043
Subject Name – Corporate Banking
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1312)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the terms (a) consortium financing, (b) Structured financing.
Q.2 Renuka Sugar Mills is a leading industrial group in North Karnataka and enjoying
good credit rating. Analysts have rated the company very high on productivity and
profitability parameters. They are intending to set up co-generation plant and in that
connection they have approached SBI for term lona of 10 crore. Assume you are working as
credit manager in SBI. On scrutiny of bank’s exposure to sugar industry you observe that the
prudential exposure norms would be exceeded if you consider the company’s proposal.
Under the circumstances what suggestion you would offer to the sanctioning authority?
Q.3 What is reverse mortgage? Why reverse mortgage has not gained popularity?
Q.4 Explain different types of charges with examples.
Q. 5 Download a balance of a corporate and analyse the balance sheet items from a
banker’s perspective
Q.6 Critically evaluate Corporate debt restructuring system
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
Subject Code – MA0043
Subject Name – Corporate Banking
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1312)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
1. According to you which are important – credit evaluation or credit monitoring?
Substantiate your views.
2. State Vyas Committee recommendations on flow of credit to agriculture sector
3. What are the measures to be taken for monitoring a term loan?
4. Explain the role of consortium financing in infrastructure development.
5. Bring out the differences between cash credit and overdraft facilities
6. Explain in detail external commercial borrowings.
Fall 2010
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
MA0044 – Institutional Banking – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1313)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Distinguish between small, medium and micro enterprises.
Q.2 Discuss role of NABARD for promoting microfinance.
Q.3 What is the role of IFCI venture capital fund.
Q.4 What are the rural housing programmes followed by the Government.
Q.5 What do you understand by reverse mortgage.
Q.6 What are the implications of Non-performing assets for banks. Study the profile of
Indian banks on the RBI website and comment on the NPA levels of Indian banks.
Fall 2010
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
MA0044 – Institutional Banking- 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1313)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What do you understand by Micro finance and how is it disbursed.
Q.2 Describe the lending model of micro finance institutions.
Q.3 What is the role of IFCI factors Ltd.
Q.4 Being in the floriculture business, discuss what are the export financing methods
available.
Q.5 For a manufacturing company that requires finance, how will the financial viability
and managerial competence of the project be checked.
Q.6 Study the profile of a particular bank, and outline the electronic banking services
offered by it.
Fall -2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0047 – Public Relations and Marketing for Healthcare
Organizations
(2 Credits)
(Book ID: B0895)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1. What are the outcomes of the recent happenings in the healthcare industry?.
[10 Marks]
Q.2. Explain SWOT analysis. [10 Marks]
Q.3. a. Write short notes on the four dimensions of public relations. [4 Marks]
b. Write short notes on the types of attitudes. [3 Marks]
c. Write short notes on propaganda. [3 Marks]
Fall -2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0047 – Public Relations and Marketing for Healthcare
Organizations
(2 Credits)
(Book ID: B0895)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 a. Write short notes on the types of Public Relations Research. [5 Marks]
b. Explain any five promotional tools employed by hospitals. [5 Marks]
Q.2 . a. What is medical tourism? [2 Marks]
b. Explain the medical tourism scenario in Thailand and Singapore. [4 Marks]
c. What are the advantages found in India to nurture Medical tourism? [4 Marks]
Q.3. Anugraha hospital is considering promoting good public relations. What do you think
are the methods for promoting good public relations? [10 Marks]
Fall-2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0048 – Management of Healthcare Human Resources (2 Credits)
(Book ID: B0933)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all questions:
Q.1. a. Enumerate the four basic functions of HRM. [4 Marks]
b. Explain Staffing, Training and Development. [6 Marks]
Q.2. a. What are the factors that contributed to the strategic role of human resources in
healthcare organizations? [ 7 Marks]
b. What are the steps involved in designing the organizational structure? [ 3 Marks]
Q.3. a. Write short notes on performance management. [5 Marks]
b. What are the characteristics of industrial relations? [5 Marks]
Fall-2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0048 – Management of Healthcare Human Resources (2 Credits)
(Book ID: B0933)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the methods of performance appraisal. [10 Marks]
Q.2 Explain the reason why training is receiving ever increasing importance recently. [10
Marks]
Q.3. Write short notes on the following:
a. Job Analysis [5 Marks]
b. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) [5 Marks]
Fall-2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0049 – Legal Aspects in Healthcare Administration (2 Credits)
(Book ID: B0896)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks.
Q.1. Draw the interrelationship between the law making bodies and outline their constitution
and functions. [10 Marks]
Q.2. Write short notes on:
a. Allopathy [5 Marks]
b. Homeopathy [5 Marks]
Q.3. Write short notes on:
a. Confidentiality in India [5 Marks]
b. Medical professionals and their accountability to the patients [5 Marks]
Fall-2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0049 – Legal Aspects in Healthcare Administration (2 Credits)
(Book ID: B0896)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain Bolam Test. [10 Marks]
Q.2 Write short notes on the following, with reference to consumer courts:
a. The procedure followed in a District Forum [5 Marks]
b. The procedure followed in National Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum [5 Marks]
Q.3. What is the Indian Scenario on Euthanasia? [10 Marks]
Fall -2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0050 – Quality Management in Healthcare services (2 Credits)
(Book ID: B0897)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks.
Q.1. Explain the principles on which an efficient, effective and adaptable QMS stand.
[10 Marks]
Q.2. Explain Institute of Medicine’s ‘Quality Aims’. [10 Marks]
Q.3. Explain the following:
b. Ishikawa Diagram. [5 Marks]
c. Pareto chart [5 Marks]
Fall -2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0050 – Quality Management in Healthcare services (2 Credits)
(Book ID: B0897)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the steps for process improvement. [10 Marks]
Q.2 Write short notes on:
a. Purpose of accreditation [5 Marks]
b. Six Sigma [3 Marks]
c. Lean [2 Marks]
Q.3. Explain the principles of TQM. [10 Marks]
Fall -2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0056 – Public Relations and Marketing for Healthcare
Organizations
(4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1320)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 60)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1. What are the outcomes of the recent happenings in the healthcare industry?
[10 Marks]
Q.2. Explain SWOT analysis. [10 Marks]
Q.3. a. Write short notes on the four dimensions of public relations. [4 Marks]
b. Write short notes on the types of attitudes. [3 Marks]
c. Write short notes on propaganda. [3 Marks]
Q4. Write short notes on the following: [10 Marks]
(a) E-marketing and four P’s
(b) Brand building on Internet
Q5. Discuss trends and issues in health care marketing [10 marks]
Q6. What are the nine steps involved in healthcare marketing process? [10 marks]
Fall -2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0056– Public Relations and Marketing for Healthcare
Organizations
(4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1320)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 60)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 a. Write short notes on the types of Public Relations Research. [5 Marks]
b. Explain any five promotional tools employed by hospitals. [5 Marks]
Q.2 . a. What is medical tourism? [2 Marks]
b. Explain the medical tourism scenario in Thailand and Singapore. [4 Marks]
c. What are the advantages found in India to nurture Medical tourism? [4 Marks]
Q.3. Anugraha hospital is considering promoting good public relations. What do you
think are the methods for promoting good public relations? [10 Marks]
Q4. Write short notes on Role of quality and Insurance in Medical Tourism [10
marks]
Q5. Discuss about Base of a good public image [10 marks]
Q6. How PR can boost business [10 marks]
Fall -2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester (4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1321)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 60)
MH0057– Management of Healthcare Human Resources
Q.1. a. Enumerate the four basic functions of HRM. [4 Marks]
b. Explain Staffing, Training and Development. [6 Marks]
Q.2. a.What are the factors that contributed to the strategic role of human resources in
healthcare organizations? [7 Marks]
b. What are the steps involved in designing the organizational structure? [ 3 Marks]
Q.3. a. Write short notes on performance management. [5 Marks]
b. What are the characteristics of industrial relations? [5 Marks]
Q.4. You are the manager of Operations department of Amravati hospital located in
Vadodara district of Gujarat, It is the month of April and you are the appraiser for your sub
ordinates ,Explain the Performance appraisal system you would like to follow , Explain what
are the limitations you face in the present appraisal system. [10 Marks]
Q5. (a) What do you mean by Selection, define and explain [5 marks]
(b) What are the procedures for selection [5 marks]
Q6. Write short notes on the following
(a) Challenges in healthcare HRM [5 marks]
(b) Strategies in healthcare HRM [5 marks]
Fall -2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0057 – Management of Healthcare Human Resources (4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1321)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 60)
Q.1. Write short notes on Model of Reward management [10 Marks]
Q.2. Anugraha hospital has a committee for welfare and working condition, what is your
opinion, is there a need for a committee for welfare and working condition, Illustrate
[10 Marks]
Q.3. Write short notes on the following: [10 Marks]
(a) Benefits of CSR
(b) CSR in Indian health care Organization
Q4. (a) Define Collective Bargaining. [5 marks]
(b) Describe the collective bargaining process [5 marks]
Q.5 Explain the methods of performance appraisal. [10 Marks]
Q.6 Write short notes on the following:
a. Job Analysis [5 Marks]
b. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) [5 Marks]
Fall-2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0058 – Legal Aspects in Healthcare Administration (4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1322)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 60)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks.
Q1. Draw the interrelationship between the law making bodies and outline their constitution
and functions. [10 Marks]
Q2. Write short notes on:
a. Confidentiality in India [5 Marks]
b. Medical professionals and their accountability to the patients [5 Marks]
Q3. Write a detailed note on Medical Council of India’s notification on Medical code of
ethics. [10 Marks]
Q.4. Write short notes on professional secrecy and informed consent. [10 Marks]
Q5. Explain vicarious liability and accountability. [10 Marks]
Q6. Write a detailed note on medical negligence. [10 Marks]
Fall-2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0058– Legal Aspects in Healthcare Administration (4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1322)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 60)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Explain PNDT Act. [10 Marks]
Q2. Write in detail about consumer courts. [10 Marks]
Q3. Write short notes on the following, with reference to consumer courts:
a. The procedure followed in a District Forum [5 Marks]
b. The procedure followed in National Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum [5 Marks]
Q4. Explain human organs transplantation act. [10 Marks]
Q5. Explain MTP Act. [10 Marks]
Q6. Explain the landmark cases in medical emergencies. [10 Marks]
Fall -2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0059 – Quality Management in Healthcare services (4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1323)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 60)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks.
Q1. Explain the principles on which an efficient, effective and adaptable QMS stand. [10
Marks]
Q2. Explain in detail W. Edwards Deming philosophy on quality. [10 Marks]
Q3. Explain in detail dimensions of quality management in healthcare. [10 Marks]
Q.4. Explain in detail the seven quality tools. [10 Marks]
Q5. Write a detailed note on the indicators of quality control in healthcare. [10 Marks]
Q6. Arvind Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. is implementing quality assurance program in its 70 bedded
hospital in the suburb of Bangalore. Mr. Kaushik was spear heading the entire quality
assurance implementation program. Kaushik was aware of the challenges set before him.
Write a detailed note on the steps involved in the implementation of quality assurance
program. [10 Marks]
Fall -2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 4
MH0059 – Quality Management in Healthcare services (4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1323)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 60)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Give a detailed note on NABH. [10 Marks]
Q2. Give a brief note on:
a. Functions of six sigma in healthcare. [5 Marks]
b. Bring out the differences between six sigma and TQM. [5 Marks]
Q3. Write a detailed note on the strategic importance of TQM in healthcare. [10 Marks]
Q4. Write a detailed note on the Structure of ISO 9001:2000 standards. [10 Marks]
Q5. Write a detailed note on the importance of teams in healthcare. [10 Marks]
Q6. Mr. Rani Kumar has taken over as the manager of the OPD and accident and
emergency department of Kitty pediatric hospital.
a. What are the quality parameters for OPD?
b. What are the quality parameters for accident and emergency department? [10
Marks]
August 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV
Subject Code – MU0015
Subject Name – Compensation Benefits
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1336)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Discuss the element of compensation
2. Explain the economic theories of wages
3. Write down the characteristics of job design
4. Explain the different job evaluation approaches
5. List and explain the components of CTC
6. Briefly explain the variable compensation
August 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV
Subject Code – MU0014
Subject Name – Compensation Benefits
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1336)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Write a note on objectives of motivation
2. Explain the procedure to develop a pay structure
3. What are retirement benefits? Discuss their administration
4. What is examples non-financial incentives
5. Explain the executive compensation theories
6. What is flexible workforce – explain
August 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV
Subject Code – MU0016
Subject Name – Performance Management and Appraisal
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1337)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Discuss the aims of performance management .
2. Describe the process of defining expectation.
3. List the characteristics of performance appraisal .
4. Explain the methodology in 360 degree apprised.
5. Explain the performance appraisal feedback model.
6. How is data used for human resource decision .
August 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV
Subject Code – MU0016
Subject Name – Performance Management and Appraisal
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1337)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Write a detailed note on the performance management system and appraisal .
2. List and explain the different types of teams in an organization.
3. List the manager’s responsibility in performance planning.
4. Write a note on traditional methods of performance appraisal .
5. What is BARS explain in detail .
6. Discuss the feedback and amendments .
August 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV
Subject Code – MU0017
Subject Name – Talent Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1338)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Write a Note on Scope of Talent Management?
Q.2 What are the key elements of talent Management system. Elaborate.
Q.3 What are the five selection processes in talent management?
Q.4 Discuss some strategies to improve employee retention?
Q.5. Discuss the role of HR in Talent Management.
Q.6 Define the elements of total rewards.?
August 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV
Subject Code – MU0017
Subject Name – Talent Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1338)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the characteristics and categories of competency.
Q.2 Elaborate the concept of talent acquisition in detail.
Q.3 Discuss the benefits of corporate reconstruction.
Q.4 Explain the process of Talent Management.
Q.5 Discuss organisational issues in Talent Management.
Q.6 Discuss the purpose of Talent Management Acquisition System.
August 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV
Subject Code – MU0018
Subject Name –Change Management
4Credits
(Book ID: B1339)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
1. What are the types of organizational change?
2. Explain change management process?
3. Discuss the factors responsible for resistance.
4. Explain challenges in implementing the successful change.
5. Write a note on transformation strategies.
6. Differentiate between effectiveness and efficiency.
August 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV
Subject Code – MU0018
Subject Name –Change Management
4Credits
(Book ID: B1339)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain Organizational structure.
Q.2 Discuss the reasons for Business change
Q.3 Explain Lewin’s model of change.
Q.4 Write a note on leadership framework.
Q.5 Write a note on learning culture.
Q.6 Explain the open system approach to change management.
August 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
MI0038 – Enterprise Resource Planning – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1233)
Assignment – Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1.
Why are ERP systems said to be flexible? Explain with an example.
Q2. Explain with an example the concept of supply chain management?
Q3. Differentiate between Open Source and Commercial ERP. Briefly explain the
key principles to a proper ERP system selection process.
Q4. What is ATO and how is it different from ETO? List the advantages of
CAD/CAM.
Q5. How does the plant maintenance module help in achieving competitiveness?
Write a note of Quality Management.
Q6. Explain the working of Warehouse Management and Purchase department
with an example.
August 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
MI0038 – Enterprise Resource Planning – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1233)
Assignment – Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. What is web ERP? What are its benefits? List out the different modules under
ERP Inventory management.
Q2. Briefly explain the functionalities of CRM sub modules. List out the benefits of
CRM Systems.
Q3. Illustrate the role of ERP systems in Human Resources. List out the benefits of
Human Resource management systems.
Q4. Describe how you would go about the different phases of the ERP
implementation lifecycle, if it were being done in your company.
Q5. Discuss briefly about JD Edward’s and PeopleSoft’s applications and their
various modules.
Q6. What is BAPI? Why BIAP is considered as commanding tool in the SAP
consultant’s toolkit?
August 2011
MBA IS- 4th SEM
MI0039 – eCommerce – 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the framework of eCommerce in detail [10 Marks]
Q. 2 List the advantages and disadvantages of eCommerce [10 Marks]
Q.3 Prepare a scenario on the organization having shopping cart facility showing the
advantages and disadvantages of having shopping cart facility [10 Marks]
Q.4 Give examples for different models of ecommerce and explain what is the benefit of
that model in your example. [10 Marks]
Q.5 Write short notes on
a. False and malicious sites
b. Stealing visitor’s credit card information
c. Stealing customer’s data from selling agent and internet service providers
d. The use of cookies
[10 Marks]
Q.6 Describe the risk management paradigm in brief [10 Marks]
August 2011
MBA IS- 4th SEM
MI0039 – eCommerce – 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Warigon is a retail company and they want to automate the payment system. Assume
that you are the design engineer of that company. What are the factors that you would
consider while designing the electronic payment system? [10 Marks]
Q.2 Discuss the working concepts of EDI [10 Marks]
Q.3 What are the four Ps of marketing? Explain how it is applied to internet marketing
[10 Marks]
Q.4 Analyze the structure of a website [10 Marks]
Q.5 List the benefits of online catalogue [10 Marks]
Q.6 Define Mcommerce. Describe the areas of potential growth and future of mCommerce
[10 Marks]
August Drive 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
MI0040 – Technology Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1343)
Assignment – Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Define the term technology. Write a short note on evolution and growth of
technology.
Q2. Citing an example, state and explain the reasons that compel a company to go
for the new technology.
Q3. Describe some characteristics of technology forecasting. Explain in brief about
the six phases in technology forecasting process.
Q4. Write a short note on technology strategy. Explain in brief about the innovation
management.
Q5. What is the importance of technology diffusion? What are the benefits of
technology absorption?
Q6. Explain the implementation of new technology. Briefly describe the automation
decisions.
August Drive 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
MI0040 – Technology Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1343)
Assignment – Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Explain Technology Generation. Explain Technology Development. Discuss the
importance Technology Generation and Development.
Q2. Explain the dimensions of technology transfer and features of technology
package.
Q3. Briefly describe the concept of technology choice. List and explain the steps
involved in technology assessment process.
Q4. Briefly explain the factors influencing the high performance innovative
technology based organisations.
Q5. What is Research and Development (R&D), and how is it managed? Explain the
different categories of Intellectual Property Management.
Q6. Discuss the technology assessment and environmental impact analysis.
August drive 2011
MBA IS- 4th SEM
MI0041 – Java & Web Design – 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the browser components and its features [10 Marks]
Q. 2 Describe in detail the building of webpage. [10 Marks]
Q.3 How to use forms? Explain with an example [10 Marks]
Q.4 Give an example for cascade style sheets and explain editing with cascade style
sheets in detail . [10 Marks]
Q.5 Describe the working of search engine. What are the different types of search
engine? Explain with its application. [10 Marks]
Q.6 List the benefits and drawbacks of Lamp stack [10 Marks]
August drive 2011
MBA IS- 4th SEM
MI0041 – Java & Web Design – 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Give one example each for the following and explain the use in one/two tine each.
1. Web Design Tools
2. HTML Editors
3. Adobe Photoshop
4. Adobe Flash
5. Firebug Browser
[10 Marks]
Q.2 Write a Java program to demonstrate the use of control statements (all three
statemnts) in Java. [10 Marks]
Q.3 What are the difference types of inheritance in Java? Explain the relationship
between interfaces and inheritances. [10 Marks]
Q.4 How do you handle exceptions in Java [10 Marks]
Q.5 Write a small snippet in which the program uses POST method to accept the
keywords to accomplish the task. Also suggest the alternative method to perform this task
and its benefits [10 Marks]
Q.6 Explain Java web technologies with its types [10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
Subject Code – MF0015
Subject Name – International Financial Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1316)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is meant by BOP? How are capital account convertibility and current account
convertibility different? What is the current scenario in India?
Q.2 What is arbitrage? Explain with the help of suitable example a two-way and a three
way arbitrage.
Q3. You are given the following information:
Spot EUR/USD : 0.7940/0.8007 Spot USD/GBP: 1.8215/1.8240
Three months swap: 25/35
Calculate three month EUR/USD rate.
Q.4 Explain various methods of Capital budgeting of MNCs.
Q.5 a. What are depository receipts?
b. Boeing commercial Airplane Co. manufactures all its planes in United States and
prices them in dollars, even the 50% of its sales destined for overseas markets. Assess
Boeing’s currency risk. How can it cope with this risk?
Q.6 Distinguish between Eurobond and foreign bonds? What are the unique
characteristics of Eurobond markets?
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
Subject Code – MF0015
Subject Name – International Financial Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1316)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What do you mean by optimum capital structure? What factors affect cost of capital
across nations?
Q.2 What is sub-prime lending? Explain the drivers of sub-prime lending? Explain briefly
the different exchange rate regime that is prevalent today.
Q.3 What is covered interest rate arbitrage?
Assume spot rate of £ = $ 1.60
180 day forward rate £ = $ 1.56
180 day interest rate in U.K. = 4%
180 day U.S interest rate = 3%
Is covered interest arbitrage by U.S investor feasible?
Q.4 Explain double taxation avoidance agreement in detail
Q.5 Explain American depository receipt sponsored programme and unsponsored
programme.
Q.6 Explain (a) Parallel Loans (b) Back – to- Back loans
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
Subject Code – MF0016
Subject Name – Treasury Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1311)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain how organization structure of commercial bank treasury facilitates in handling
various treasury operations. [10 Marks]
Q.2 Bring out in a table format the features of certificate of deposits and commercial
papers. [10 marks]
Q.3 Critically evaluate participatory notes. Detail the regulatory aspects on it. [10 Marks]
Q.4 What is capital account convertibility? What are the implications on implementing
CAC? [10 Marks]
Q.5 Detail domestic and international cash management system [10 Marks]
Q.6 Distinguish between CRR and SLR [10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
Subject Code – MF0016
Subject Name – Treasury Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1311)
Assignment Set- 2(60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain any two major risks associated with banking organization. [10Marks]
Q.2 What is liquidity gap and detail the assumptions of it? [10 Marks]
Q.3 Explain loanable fund theory and liquidity preference theory [10 Marks]
Q.4 Explain various sources of interest rate risk [10 Marks]
Q.5 Detail Foreign exchange risk management and control procedure [10 Marks]
Q.6 Describe the three approaches to determine VaR [10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
MF0017 – Merchant Banking and Financial Services – 4 Credits
(Book ID: xxxxxxx)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What do you understand by insider trading. What are the SEBI rules and
regulations to prevent insider trading. [10]
Q.2 What is the provision of green shoe option and how is it used by companies to
stabilize prices. [10]
Q.3 Discuss the proportionate allotment procedure followed by the lead banker to
allot shares. [10]
Q.4 What are the advantages of leasing to a company. [10]
Q.5 Discuss Accounting standard 19 for lease based on operating lease. [10]
Q.6 Given the various types of mutual funds, take any two schemes and discuss
the performance of the schemes. [10]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
MF0017 – Merchant Banking and Financial Services – 4 Credits
(Book ID: xxxxxxx)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What are the provisions for prevention of fraudulent and unfair trade practices
by SEBI regulations. [10]
Q.2 Discuss the method of price discovery using the book building process. [10]
Q.3 Discuss the role of a custodian of shares. [10]
Q.4 A company wishes to take machinery on lease. Study the lease options
available to the company. [10]
Q.5 Give examples of various venture capital funds that are present and examples
of some business ventures that have been successful with venture capital financing.
[10]
Q.6 Mutual fund schemes can be identified by investment objective, List one
scheme within each category. [10]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
Subject Code – MF0018
Subject Name – Insurance and Risk Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1319)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain chance of loss and degree of risk with examples [10 Marks]
Q.2 Explain in detail Malhotra Committee recommendations [10 Marks]
Q.3 What is the procedure to determine the value of various investments?[10 Marks]
Q.4 Discuss the guidelines for settlement of claims by Insurance company [10 Marks]
Q.5 What is facultative reinsurance and treaty reinsurance? [10 Marks]
Q.6 What is the role of information technology in promoting insurance products
[10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
Subject Code – MF0018
Subject Name – Insurance and Risk Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1319)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain risk avoidance, risk reduction and risk retention [10 Marks]
Q.2 What are the challenges faced by Indian Insurance Industry and what measures are
taken to overcome them? [10 Marks]
Q.3 What is premium accounting and claim accounting? [10 Marks]
Q.4 What factors indicate that there is a good potential for growth of insurance services in
rural markets?
[10 Marks]
Q.5 Critically evaluate the role of agents in insurance industry [10 Marks]
Q.6 Explain product design and development process in Insurance Industry [10 Marks]
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
MBA Semester 4
MK0015 – Service Marketing And Customer Relationship
Management
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Explain briefly the differences between services and tangible products
2. List the unique characteristics of services.
3. Describe the challenges during the transition of economics in the services growth sector.
4. Briefly explain the 7P’s of marketing mix.
5. List are the advantages of Rater model of service quality
6. Describe the various positioning strategies for services
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
MBA Semester 4
MK0015 – Service Marketing And Customer Relationship
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. List the importance of advertising and sales promotion.
2. What are the various levels of customer satisfaction?
3. Describe the importantance of a plan or methodology to initiate customer responses?
4. Briefly explain the five factors that influence the level of adequate service
5. Describe the various service quality dimensions with the help of relevant examples.
6. List the differences between flexible services and standard services.
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
MBA Semester 4
MK0016 – Advertising Management And Sales Promotion
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. List the importance of advertising. How does advertising change the perception and
decision of the target?
2. List the factors that affect advertising and marketing .Describe the methods to calculate
poverty line and disposable income
3. Describe the ways to catch the reader or viewer attention List the different theories of
advertising.
4. List the differences between public service advertising and financial advertising?
Write notes on corporate copy and Advertorial copy
6. Explain the elements of advertising execution .Describe the various aspects of media
objectives and execution
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
MBA Semester 4
MK0016 – Advertising Management And Sales Promotion
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. Describe the benefits of Direct Marketing. List all the methods and media used for it.
2. Discuss media options .List the differences between above-the-line below-the-line media.
3. Describe the objectives of media. Discuss the factors which are changing the media choices.
4. What do you understand by “Market Segmentation”? List the advantages of Market
Segmentation
5. Describe the Types and Nature of Markets. Explain the four broad bases for segmentation in
e-marketing
6. What do you understand by Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)? How does SEO work and
what are the objectives of SEO?
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
MBA – Semester 4
MK0017 – e Marketing
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. What do you understand by “e- marketing”? Describe the features of e-marketing.
2. Describe the principles in e – marketing. .Explain e-Business Models
3. Describe 4 P’s in e-Marketing Mix. Discuss the Product Mix Strategies adopted by the
companies
4. List the stages involved in implementing an e- marketing plan and Strategy. What do you
understand by Marketing Performance Measurement and Management (MPM)?
5. Discuss the various types of Data used in e-Marketing. Explain the different classes of
tasks that are included in data mining
6. What do you understand by “e-Mail marketing”? List the features of e-Mail Marketing.
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
PGD Semester 2
“e Marketing” Specialization
MK0017 – Foundations of Quality Management
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. Discuss the scope of e-marketing in B2B markets, its benefits and drawbacks. List the
differences between B2B and B2C markets.
2. Write a note on General Characteristics of Customers in e-Marketing.
3. Explain the most important and frequently used methods of obtaining customer response.
4. What do you understand by “Market Segmentation”? List the advantages of Market
Segmentation
5. Describe the Types and Nature of Markets. Explain the four broad bases for segmentation in
e-marketing
6. What do you understand by Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)? How does SEO work and
what are the objectives of SEO?
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
MBA Semester 4
MK0018 – International Marketing
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. What are the differences between International Marketing and Domestic Marketing?List the
principles of international Marketing
2. Explain the important elements of culture. Differentiate between market allocation system
and command allocation system.
3. Define the term Trade Barrier. List the important differences between Tariff barrier and
protective barrier .
4. Discuss the various entry options available to a business .Explain the basic strategic
decisions that a firm will adopt for foreign expansion.
5. Define the process of international market segmentation. Discuss some widely used bases
of segmentation.
6. Explain the significance of price factors in determining international market prices. Briefly
describe the non price factors
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
MK0018 – International Marketing
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1 Describe the process of communication.
2 Explain the differences between export pricing and export costing. Write a note on major
issues related to exports
3 Mention the significance of export Documentation. List the documents required for processing
the shipping bill
4Discuss the importance of Special Economic Zones (SEZS). List the benefits they provide to
international traders and marketers.
5 List the differences between futures and forwards Markets. Explain the problems in
forecasting Foreign Exchange Rates.
6 Discuss the ethical issues involved in international marketing. Briefly explain the basic types of
arbitration.
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
ML0015 – Services Marketing and Customer Relationship Management – 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the concept of service design and service delivery in services marketing. [10
marks]
Q.2 What do you understand by customer defined service standards? Explain its relevant
in services marketing. [10 marks]
Q.3 Mention the different types of services with few examples and briefly give a note on
service sector. [10 marks]
Q.4 Construct a service gap for an imaginary service based company assuming that there
are several gaps found in its functioning. [10 marks]
Q.5. Examine the recent issues in services marketing. [10 marks]
Q.6 Duress Components Ltd. wants to use technology in its CRM system. Kindly help the
company with suitable suggestions. [10 marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
ML0015 – Services Marketing and Customer Relationship Management – 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 a. What is services marketing? Explain its importance. [5 marks]
b. Is there any need to segment services? Give reasons for your answer. [5 marks]
Q.2 a. What do you mean by CRM? Is it important in services marketing? [5 marks]
b. Give a note on integrated service marketing mix. [5 marks]
Q.3 Mention the 5 engines of e-CRM and explain the process involved. [10 marks]
Q.4 Explain the concepts of customer retention and Customer life time value with its
applicable strategies. [10 marks]
Q.5 Mentor Institute provides educational support services to different colleges and
universities. Now, they want to start consulting services for distance education
programmes and career counseling. Suggest some steps on how to market their
consulting services once it gets initiated. [10 marks]
Q.6 According to you, what are the customer expectations and customer responses if they
don’t receive the desired service quality? If you were the service provider, how would
you address customer complaints and conflicts? [10 marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
ML0016 – Advertising Management and Sales Promotion – 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the advertising theories and its relevance. [10 marks]
Q.2 What is sales promotion? Explain in detail. [10 marks]
Q.3 How does advertising persuade buyers? Explain the role of persuasion in advertising.
[10 marks]
Q.4 Explain the factors that has an affect on Indian advertising. [10 marks]
Q.5 Is it important to have communication objectives in advertising? Why or why not? [10
marks]
Q.6 Examine the role of visual strategies in ad copy design. Give suitable examples. [10
marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
ML0016 – Advertising Management and Sales Promotion – 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Do demographic factors influence advertising strategies? Explain. [10 marks]
Q.2 Which are the evolving consumer segments in the market? How do they affect
advertising? [10 marks]
Q.3 Outline those elements that are considered important in advertising execution. Present
examples. [10 marks]
Q.4 Discuss media planning in detail. [10 marks]
Q.5 How is ad-spend on a particular ad campaign decided? Explain. [10 marks]
Q.6 Supreme Ad agency is thinking about setting up two separate specialised agencies
under it. If they do so, how do you think the working of departments and integration of
services will be? Will it be beneficial to the clients? [10 marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
ML0017 – Mall Management – 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Discuss the importance of mall location and concept development and mall theme. [10
marks]
Q.2 Identify the essential services required in malls. Why is it important to provide essential
services? [10 marks]
Q.3. According to you, what type of facilities and facility team is considered significant in
malls? Substantiate your answer with suitable examples. [10 marks]
Q.4. a. Give a brief account on how Malls have evolved. [6 marks]
b. What are the merits and demerits of malls? [4 marks]
Q.5. Is estimating traffic necessary in the malls? Why or why not? How is competition
scanning done? [10 marks]
Q.6. Present a brief report on Indian consumption patterns. Do you think malls have an
influence on the consumption patterns? Support your answer with examples. [10
marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
ML0017 – Mall Management – 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Why external mall environment plays a major role in generating traffic? Validate your
answer with examples. [10 marks]
Q.2. You are a retailer and you also own a mall. How will you carry out customer profiling?
Mention all the related points. [10 marks]
Q.3. Explain the terms – Build to sell, Build to rent and Tenant mix. [10 marks]
Q.4. Examine the roles and responsibilities of mall marketing director and PR director. [10
marks]
Q.5. What factors constitute the internal mall environment? Explain. [10 marks]
Q.6. a. In retail context, what is permit and license? [4 marks]
b. Give a note on any one of the business models in mall management. [6 marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
ML0018 – Project Management in Retail – 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is retail project management? What is the role of project manager in retail? [10
marks]
Q.2 What is project screening in retail and project decision matrix? [10 marks]
Q.3 Discuss the different types of appraisal in retail operations. [10 marks]
Q.4 Mention the types of retail projects and also give an overview of retail project life
cycle. [10 marks]
Q.5 Analyse the role played by IT in retail project management. [10 marks]
Q.6 Outline the emerging trends in retail sector. What is the scope for expansion of retail
business in India? [10 marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
ML0018 – Project Management in Retail – 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Give a detail note on retail services management. [10 marks]
Q.2 Explain the stages in retail project life cycle. [10 marks]
Q.3 What are the parameters affecting retail management and the factors that influence
retail pricing? [10 marks]
Q.4 Explain the terms project scheduling and project designing. [10 marks]
Q.5 Explain the 4 steps in site selection methodology. [10 marks]
Q.6 Write a brief report on changing retail scenario in the Indian context. [10 marks]
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
OM0015 – Maintenance Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1340)
Assignment – Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Briefly explain the maintenance systems that are practiced in production/service units by
providing few examples.
2. What are the three stages in the lifecycle management of any machinery? Explain in brief
the Life cycle management system
3. Explain briefly the metrics that can be developed by the maintenance department to identify
the gap and take action to achieving the desired level of performance
4. Distinguish between preventive and breakdown maintenance
5. “Organisations normally adopt a combination of one or more of the above methods. And
these options are justified if the resultant savings are more than the total costs associated
with any one of these methods” –Substantiate this statement.
6. A valuable tool for improving maintenance effectiveness is to use fault tree analysis. What
does this tree means and how it is used as a valuable tool for electrical, hydraulic and other
complex systems in isolating physical components using circuits and attends to the
problem?
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
OM0015 – Maintenance Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1340)
Assignment – Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. What are the maintenance planning principles? How they contribute to the success of
planning?
2. Explain briefly the ABC classification and reasons behind recommending ABC and VED
classifications for managing inventory of spare parts for maintenance?
3. Explain briefly how the principles of scheduling, when followed, will improve the effectiveness
and efficiency of the maintenance management?
4. Explain briefly the five levels of data developed in UMS
5. Explain briefly the importance of „Depreciation? and its disposition while calculating the capital
expenditure of the equipment to be replaced. What are the depreciation methods that are
normally used in an organisation?
6. What are the ranges that we can normally expect for each of the OCE factors? Explain how an
improvement in 10 % of wrench time will offer 25% improvement in utilisation of the crew and
hence the OCE.
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
OM0016 – Quality Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1341)
Assignment – Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Elucidate a relationship between strategy and data quality.
2. Explain the historical development of quality in brief. List Deming’s 14 points
philosophy.
3. Elucidate the features of Six Sigma. List the advantages and disadvantages of
Six Sigma in brief.
4. Why do think management responsibility is an essential requirement of QMS?
5. Explain the goals and programs of strategic plan.
6. What are the two Six Sigma models undertaken for Quality improvement?
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
OM0016 – Quality Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1341)
Assignment – Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Explain the two Reliability theories?
2. What are different conditions which a company has to ensure before the
implementation of the Cost of Quality?
3. Explain the principles that can help to develop effective measurements to quality.
4. What is quality function deployment? List the four phases that are involved in QFD.
5. Briefly explain the benchmarking process? What is PDPC?
6. Differentiate any two Quality Control tools. Explain the term “Productivity”.
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
OM0017 – Advanced Production and Planning Control – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1242)
Assignment – Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. To optimise and ensure smooth production, PPC works as an integrated system.
Explain briefly how this integrated working will benefit the manufacturing unit?
2. What are the objectives of MPS and how they are related to MRP, CRP and rough
cut planning? Bring out the difference between mass and batch production system.
3. Explain briefly how the operation planning and control system interacts to give the
desired output.
4. How do you classify forecasts? Explain Time Series Methods.
5. Explain inventory Management and Control. List the benefits of inventory
control.
6. Define deterministic model of inventory control. Explain how economic order
quantity can be calculated by model 1.
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
OM0017 – Advanced Production and Planning Control – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1242)
Assignment – Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Differentiate between forward and backward scheduling. Explain automation and
the drawbacks associated with it.
2. What do you mean by Performance measurement and why is it used in an
organisation? Sketch a GANTT chart.
3. Write a note on Lean Manufacturing, Agile Manufacturing and Group Technology.
4. Bring out the differences between productivity and flexibility. And is productivity
compromised by introducing flexibility in the manufacturing process? Comment
5. Explain in brief the Goldratt’s “Theory of constraint” and the five focussed steps of
TOC recommended for solving the constraints/ problems.
6. Explain make or buy decisions and when it is appropriate to consider each
respectively.
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
OM0018 – Technology Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1326)
Assignment – Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Define the term technology. Write a short note on evolution and growth of
technology.
Q2. Citing an example, state and explain the reasons that compel a company to go
for the new technology.
Q3. Describe some characteristics of technology forecasting. Explain in brief about
the six phases in technology forecasting process.
Q4. Write a short note on technology strategy. Explain in brief about the innovation
management.
Q5. What is the importance of technology diffusion? What are the benefits of
technology absorption?
Q6. Explain the implementation of new technology. Briefly describe the automation
decisions.
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester IV
OM0018 – Technology Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1326)
Assignment – Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Explain Technology Generation. Explain Technology Development. Discuss the
importance Technology Generation and Development.
Q2. Explain the dimensions of technology transfer and features of technology
package.
Q3. Briefly describe the concept of technology choice. List and explain the steps
involved in technology assessment process.
Q4. Briefly explain the factors influencing the high performance innovative
technology based organisations.
Q5. What is Research and Development (R&D), and how is it managed? Explain the
different categories of Intellectual Property Management.
Q6. Discuss the technology assessment and environmental impact analysis.
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
Project Management – PM0015 – 4 Credits
(Book ID:)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Describe the process of setting up of a common resource.
Q.2 Write a short note on MS projects and explain in brief some of the important
terminologies used in MS Project.
Q.3. Describe the time series forecasting with the help of autoregressive modeling. What do
you understand by managing cash flow?
Q.4. Describe how you can display data using Gantt chart and Network Diagram Chart
Q.5. List the steps involved in Steps involved in Autoregressive Model
Q.6. Write a short note on project crashing using network analysis.
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4
Project Management – PM0015 – 4 Credits
(Book ID:)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain Relationship between PERT & CPM. Also describe the framework required
for PERT & CPM
Q.2 Describe Time-Cost optimization Algorithm.
Q.3 Explain the importance of business forecasting. List & explain the steps in the PERT
planning process.
Q.4 What do you understand by a decision tree. Write a short note on project crashing using
network analysis.
Q.5 Describe in brief the various pages of the task information form in the MS Project
software.
Q.6. Describe how you can change the duration of a project task.
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – Semester 4
Subject Code – PM0016
Subject Name – Project Risk Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1345)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question in total carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q 1. Describe the five phases of risk management process [10 Marks]
Q 2. Describe in brief the basic principles followed by the GMP principles [10 Marks]
Q 3. Write short note on the following risk categories: [5×2=10 marks].
a. Operational risks
b. Schedule risks
c. Budget risks
d. Business risks
e. Technical environment risk
Q 4. Describe Risk assessment cycle. [10 marks].
Q.5. Describe in brief the major risk handling strategies. [10 Marks]
Q 6. Define change and the various types of changes [10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – Semester 4
Subject Code – PM0016
Subject Name – Project Risk Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1345)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q 1. Describe the seven step risk management planning process [10 Marks]
Q 2. Write advantages & disadvantages of the following: [5×2=10 marks].
a. Brainstorming
b. Interview
c. Consulting Experts
d. Study project documentation
e. Stakeholder analysis
Q 3.Describe benchmarking, its advantages & limitations [10 Marks]
Q 4. List the steps in risk analysis. [10 Marks]
Q 5. Define the major content of a risk register [10 Marks]
Q 6. Explain the difference between program and project in Business [10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – Semester 4
Subject Code – PM0017
Subject Name – Project Quality Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1346)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question in total carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q 1. Describe the benefits of quality in project performance [10 Marks]
Q 2. List and describe in brief the seven Baldridge criterions [10 marks]
Q 3. List the advantages of an Enterprise Project management system (EPM) [10 marks]
Q 4. Describe the techniques used for Quality planning. [10 marks]
Q.5. Describe the major inputs of Quality Assurance Process [10 marks]
Q 6. Write short note on: [5×2=10 marks]
a. Brainstorming
b. Affinity diagrams
c. Force field analysis
d. Nominal group techniques
e. Matrix diagrams
Fall 2011
PG Diploma – Semester I
Subject Code – PM0017
Subject Name – Project Quality Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1346)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q 1. Describe in brief the three major aspects of business processes. [10 marks]
Q 2. Describe the organizational change model. [10 marks]
Q 3.List and describe in brief the tools and techniques used for quality control. [10 Marks]
Q 4. Define the five elements of the Six Sigma framework. [10 Marks]
Q 5. Write short note on the characteristics of quality. [10 marks]
Q 6. List the benefits of Project Quality Management . [10 marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – Semester 4
Subject Code – PM0018
Subject Name – Contracts Management in Projects
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1347)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question in total carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q 1. Describe the four basic elements of a contract [10 Marks]
Q 2. Describe the characteristics and legal issues of Lump-Sum Turn Key type (LSTK) contract
Q 3. Write short note on the following bidding methods:
a. International/Global Competitive Bidding (ICB).
b. Limited International Competitive Bidding (LIB).
c. National Competitive Bidding (NCB).
Q 4. List the advantages of referring a dispute to arbitration. [10 marks].
Q.5. Write a short note on the following types of mergers: [5×2=10 Marks]
a. Product extension merger.
b. Conglomeration.
c. Horizontal merger
d. Purchase merger
e. Consolidation merger
Q 6. Describe in brief the major components of planning negotiation [10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – Semester 4
Subject Code – PM0018
Subject Name – Contracts Management in Projects
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1347)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q 1. Compare strategic level analysis & Operational level analysis for Make or Buy
decision
Q 2. Write short notes on the following: [5×4=10 marks].
a. Design, Bid, Build (D-B-B) methodology
b. Design and Build ( D-B) methodology
Q 3.List and describe in brief the four types of consultancy contract. [10 Marks]
Q 4. List the advantages & disadvantages of Mergers & Acquisitions. [10 Marks]
Q 5. Explain the following [5×2=10 Marks]
a. Indian Contract Act
b. Indian Constitution .
c. Article 19(1)(g) of the fundamental rights
d. Codes, Manuals for Works and Goods
Q 6. Describe the actions that can be used to minimize the causes of disputes and claims in
contracts
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0015 – ISO/QS 9000 Elements
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1348)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Describe the eight quality management principles on which the quality standards of the ISO
9000 are based.
2. What is QS 9000? Discuss the background of QS 9000.
3. Describe the importance of Quality manual.
4. Write a note on ‘purchasing’ in QS 9000. Explain the importance of ‘purchasing’.
5. What is meant by ‘product identification’ with respect to QS 9000? Explain its importance.
6. Write a note on in-process inspection and testing.
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0015 – ISO/QS 9000 Elements
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1348)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. Discuss the importance of handling of inventory.
2. What is meant by contract review? Explain.
3. What is meant by documentation? What are the main objectives of documentation?
4. Write a note on ‘traceability’ and its importance.
5. How do you evaluate and deal with non-conforming products?
6. Explain the importance of training. What is training needs assessment? What are the activities
performed during and after training?
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0016 – Managing Quality in the Organization
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1349)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Describe the three leadership styles.
2. What is PDCA cycle? How do you implement PDCA cycle?
3. Differentiate between mission statement and vision statement.
4. What do you mean by Strategic Quality Planning? Explain
5. Write a note on customer satisfaction. What is meant by Customer Relationship
Management?
6. What are the major responsibilities of Senior Management?
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0016 – Managing Quality in the Organization
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1349)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. Explain the various theories of motivation.
2. Discuss the qualities of an effective leader. Explain any three leadership theories.
3. Write a note on the following: (a) DMAIC methodology and (b) Measurement system Analysis.
4. Explain the steps in decision making.
5. Explain the stages of team development. What are the various types of teams?
6. Describe the principles of business ethics. Explain the importance of Corporate social
responsibility
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0017 – Quality Management System
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1350)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. What is meant by Quality Management System? What are its benefits?
2. Write a brief note on ISO 9001:2008
3. Explain in brief the clauses of ISO/TS 16949.
4. What is COPC 2000? What are the benefits of COPC 2000?
5. Describe the different CMM levels.
6. Write a brief note on ISO 10002.
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0017 – Quality Management System
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1350)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. Explain the importance of ISO 27001.
2. Explain the importance, features and benefits of ISO 14001.
3. Explain the metrics used in TL 9000
4. What is IT Service Management? Write a brief note on ISO 20000.
5. Describe the importance of OHSAS to manufacturing organization.
6. What is HACCP? Discuss the importance and benefits of ISO 22000.
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0018 – Quality Development Methods
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1351)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Explain Porter’s “Five forces model”.
2. What is meant by Strategic Quality management? Explain the steps in strategic quality
planning.
3. What is meant by performance analysis? Describe the “job performance needs” in an
organization.
4. What are the various concepts and tasks that help you to build a strong partnership with
suppliers?
5. Describe the steps involved in innovation process in an organization.
6. Explain the concept of “Value Engineering”. Mention some of the areas around Value
Engineering.
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0018 – Quality Development Methods
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1351)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. Describe the two main pillars of Toyota Production system.
2. What is SWOT analysis? Illustrate with an example.
3. Write a brief note on Qualitative research method.
4. What is meant by benchmarking? Mention the different types of benchmarking. What are the
barriers to successful benchmarking?
5. Discuss the concept of “Kaizen”. What are its key features?
6. Explain the concept of “Six Sigma”. Who are the key players in Six sigma? How do you
calculate DPMO?

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