Fall-2011 – Semester 3

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Fall-2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 3[ad]
MH0040 – Health Administration (2 Credits)
(Book ID: B0821)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 a. Draw the organizational chart of the health system in India. [5 Marks][ad#l]
b. Write short notes on the planning commission. [5 Marks]
Q.2. Explain the levels of prevention, with suitable examples. [10 Marks]
Q.3. a. If the cost of an effective intervention is more than the comparator, then, using which
ratio will the decision on selecting the treatment be taken?. Give the name of the ratio and
the formula.
[6 Marks]
b. If the benefits of drug A and B are similar, which drug would be chosen for treatment?
Give the name of the analysis chosen for making the decision in this case. [4 Marks]
Fall-2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 3
MH0040 – Health Administration (2 Credits)
(Book ID: B0821)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 a. Identify the reasons that led to the implementation of the Revised National
Tuberculosis Programme. [5 Marks]
b. Explain the need for International Health Regulations. [5 Marks]
Q.2 a. Write short notes on the Executive Board of WHO and UNICEF. [6 marks]
b. How useful is digital imaging in the field of medicine? [4 marks]
Q.3. Outline the impact of:
a. Poverty on health. [5 Marks]
b. Health on economic growth. [5 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 3
MH0041 – Hospital Organization, Operations and Planning
(2 Credits)
(Book ID: B0802)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 a. Explain the planning considerations of an outpatient department. [5 Marks]
b. Identify the essential areas in a blood bank. [5 Marks]
Q.2. Identify the department to which each of the following facilities belong:
a. Haemodialysis machines [1 Mark]
b. General examination room [1 Mark]
c. Ambulance area [1 Mark]
d. Scrub room [1 Mark]
e. Triage space [1 Mark]
f. Bleeding area [1 Mark]
g. Component preparation room [1 Mark]
h. Incubator [1 Mark]
i. Phototherapy unit [1 Mark]
j. SPECT Gamma Camera Room [1 Mark]
Q.3. a. Justify as to why a hospital organization is characterized as interdependent.
[3 Marks]
b. Draw the various ward designs that satisfy the following criteria: [3 Marks]
? General ward
? Increased patient privacy
? Short walking distance for nurses
? Reduced traffic disturbances in the ward
c. Identify the name of the ward design you have drawn. [2 Marks]
d. In which department is the ‘isolation room’ found? Justify as to why this department
needs to have an isolation room. [2 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 3
MH0041 – Hospital Organization, Operations and Planning (2
Credits)
(Book ID: B0802)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1. a. Define Medical records. [3 Marks]
b. Enumerate the functions of the medical records department. [5 Marks]
c. Draw the organizational structure of a medical records department. [2 Marks]
Q.2 a. Draw a flowchart of discharge procedure for inpatients. [5 Marks]
b. Outline the functions of the following: [5 Marks]
? Bin card
? Stores ledger
? Stock identification card
? Materials requisition slip
? Materials transfer note
Q.3 a. Differentiate between single corridor concept, double corridor concept, cluster design
and db concept. [5 Marks]
b. Distinguish between autoclaving and ethylene oxide sterilization. [5 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 3
MH0042 – Hospital and Healthcare Information Management (2
Credits)
(Book ID: B0803)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all questions.
Q.1. a. Differentiate between Quantitative and Qualitative audits. [5 Marks]
b. Explain the evolution of the health system in India. [5 Marks]
Q.2. a. What are the domains of the health management information system? [5 Marks]
b. Write short notes on the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence. [5Marks]
Q.3. Anupam Healthcare is a 50 bedded hospital located in a tier 2 city. It is considering
going paperless, hence, it opts for a hospital information system. Anupam Healthcare is a
cardiac facility with an in-house pharmacy and laboratory.
a. Why do you think Anupam Healthcare should consider a hospital information
system? Give 10 reasons. [5 Marks]
b. What are the factors Anupam Healthcare should consider while purchasing a hospital
information system? [5 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 3
MH0042 – Hospital and Healthcare Information Management (2
Credits)
(Book ID: B0803)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Select the statements from the box below that hold good while purchasing a HIS.
[10 Marks]
1 Buy a complex and comprehensive hospital information system
2 Buy a package that requires modification to specific needs
3 Purchase the costliest software available
4 Instead of buying a HIS, develop an in-house hospital information system which is cost
–effective
5 Check the compatibility of the software system with the hardware
6 Buy a product that allows up gradation
7 The responsibility of IT system implementation may be left to a vendor with proven
competence and commitment than to be done in-house
8 Document hospital policies and workflow to be adopted and give them to the IT vendor
to help customize the HIS to suit the specific requirements of the hospital
9 General purpose programs may be bought for highly specific applications
10 Assess the capability of the vendor in terms of resource commitment to meet the
growing needs of the hospital
Q.2 a. Fill in the blanks with what is included under public and private health expenditures:
[6 Marks]
Public health expenditure Private health expenditure
Recurrent and capital spending from
government budgets
Out-of-pocket spending
_________________________________ ___________________________________
Fall 2011
_________________________________ ___________________________________
_________________________________ ___________________________________
b. Enumerate four mechanisms to finance healthcare and give their meanings. [4 Marks]
Q.3. a. List the types of health insurance plans and explain any one. [5 Marks]
b. Write short notes on PDCA cycle. [5 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 3
MH0043 – Finance, Economics and Materials Management in
Healthcare Services (2 Credits)
(Book ID: B0822)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all questions:
Q.1. Dr. Anil Kumar and M/s Ajay Enterprises are planning to start a joint venture paediatric
50 bedded hospital. What do you think are the advantages of incorporation of the hospital?
[10 Marks]
Q.2. Write short notes on the following:
a. The need for evaluation of internal controls [5 Marks]
b. Internal audit for hospitals [5 Marks]
Q.3. Mata Devi Healthcare is a charitable Trust hospital. Bring out the provisions for
charitable trust hospitals under the Income Tax Act.
[10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 3
MH0043 – Finance, Economics and Materials Management in
Healthcare Services (2 Credits)
(Book ID: B0822)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 30)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1. a. Outline the objectives of a purchase department to make it more efficient and
effective. [5 Marks]
b. Hospital ABC is planning to buy fruits for its diet department. What do you think would be
the purchasing process? [5 Marks]
Q.2 . Explain the objectives of materials management. [10 Marks]
Q.3. What are the reasons for failure of healthcare markets? [10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
ML0010 – Warehousing and Supply Chain Management – 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is warehouse layout plan and what’s its importance? [10 marks]
Q.2 Explain in detail the various aspects involved in assortment planning. [10 marks]
Q.3 For a retailer, what factors influence stock related decisions? Explain. [10 marks]
Q.4 State with its relevance the 9 principles of SCM. [10 marks]
Q.5 Give a note on retail transport and retail warehousing. [10 marks]
Q.6 How is inventory management and vendor management beneficial to warehousing and
SCM? [10 marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
ML0010 – Warehousing and Supply Chain Management – 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 In retail operations, how does SCM help and what role does it play? [10 marks]
Q.2 Define globalization. What are the driving forces of globalization? [10 marks]
Q.3 What are the 3 basic operating models of SCM? [10 marks]
Q.4 Discuss the objectives of category management in retail. How is category
management different from brand management? [10 marks]
Q.5 What do you mean by asset management? Explain its importance in supply chain. [10
marks]
Q.6 What is multi-location inventory models? Is it beneficial for retail? Justify your answer.
[10 marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
ML0011 – Buying and Merchandising – 4 Credit
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Differentiate:
a) Installment purchase and loan method of purchasing [5 marks]
b) Asset sales and entity sales [5 marks]
Q.2 Write notes on a) International buying b) Bulk buying. [10 marks]
Q.3 Explain merchandise concepts, technologies and systems. [10 marks]
Q.4 How is product lines developed and presented in retail with relevance to buying and
merchandising? [10 marks]
Q.5 Explain the various buying techniques. [10 marks]
Q.6 Identify the CRM prospects and problems that are seen in retail environment. [10
marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
ML0011 – Buying and Merchandising – 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Discuss the various buying concepts. [10 marks]
Q.2 How to plan and control merchandise budgets? Mention some merchandising
perspectives on pricing. [10 marks]
Q.3 Saraswathi Merchandisers want to develop and present their product lines in unique
ways that will help them outweigh their competitors. How can they do it? Will global
sourcing will help? [10 marks]
Q.4 Which are the various competitive buying procedures? Explain. [10 marks]
Q.5 Is it necessary to investigate seller’s business and to know the buyer’s motives
especially in retail sector? Validate your answer. [10 marks]
Q.6 Suhas, a MBA student, is interested in retail specialisation subjects. He aspires to
pursue a career in retail especially related with merchandising. Do you see any
career prospects for Suhas for the areas that he’s interested in? Please advice. [10
marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
ML0012 –Store Operations- 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Elaborate on the role played by IT applications in retail stores. [10 marks]
Q.2 What tasks does a retailer have to carry out in inventory management? Assess the
importance of various inventory levels. [10 marks]
Q.3 How does store layout and store design contribute in retail business? Explain. [10
marks]
Q.4 What legal procedures are existing to handle customers in retail environment? [10
marks]
Q.5 How can we classify retail stores? What are the different types of retail store
operations? [10 marks]
Q.6 Is strategic planning helpful for a retail store? Justify. What are the steps involved in it?
[10 marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
ML0012 – Store Operations – 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 How does a retailer carry out profit planning in his/her retail stores? What are the key
business ratios that would be available for financial analysis? [10 marks]
Q.2 Is promotion essential in retail? Explain how retailer can select an appropriate
promotion mix for his/her store. [10 marks]
Q.3 What are the pricing objectives in retail stores? What are the elements of retail price?
[10 marks]
Q.4 Explain the HR oriented functions in retail stores. [10 marks]
Q.5 What is the importance of CRM in retail stores? Explain. [10 marks]
Q.6 Give short notes on ethics in retailing and retailers’ corporate social responsibilities.
[10 marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
ML0013 – Retail IT Management – 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 1
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the functions of recruiting and staffing in retail management. [10 marks]
Q.2 Give a note on employee orientation programme and supervisory training. [10 marks]
Q.3 Explain the last step of interpreting in HR audit and also post audit steps. [10 marks]
Q.4 What’s the future of IT databases and networks in retail? [10 marks]
Q.5 What is demand forecasting? Explain. [10 marks]
Q.6 Why is Audit of HR planning and HR development done? Give reasons for your
answer. [10 marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
ML0013 – Retail IT Management – 4 Credits
Assignment Set – 2
60 Marks
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the meaning of competency management and its framework. [10 marks]
Q.2 Is there any need for IT in retail management? If yes, what are the benefits of IT in
retail? Justify your answer. [10 marks]
Q.3 What are the preliminary steps and goals while conducting an HR audit? Explain. [10
marks]
Q.4 How does security tags and deactivators help in managing retail activities? [10 marks]
Q.5 How is system vulnerability and hazards an issue in retail management? [10 marks]
Q.6 Discuss the impact of IT on individuals, their health and safety. [10 marks]
MBA SEMESTER III
MB0050 –Research Methodology- 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1206 )
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions
1. a. Differentiate between nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio scales, with an
example of each. [ 5marks]
b. What are the purposes of measurement in social science research?
[ 5 marks]
2. a. What are the sources from which one may be able to identify research
problems? [ 5 marks]
b. Why literature survey is important in research? [ 5 marks]
3. a. What are the characteristics of a good research design? [ 5marks]
b. What are the components of a research design? [ 5 marks]
4. a. Distinguish between Doubles sampling and multiphase sampling.
[ 5 marks]
b. What is replicated or interpenetrating sampling? [ 5 marks]
5. a. How is secondary data useful to researcher? [ 5 marks]
b. What are the criteria used for evaluation of secondary data? [ 5 marks]
6. What are the differences between observation and interviewing as
methods of data collection? Give two specific examples of situations where
either observation or interviewing would be more appropriate.
[10 marks].
MBA SEMESTER III
MB0050 –Research Methodology- 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1206)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions
1. a. Explain the General characteristics of observation. [ 5 marks]
b. What is the Utility of Observation in Business Research? [ 5 marks]
2. a. Briefly explain Interviewing techniques in Business Research?
[ 5marks]
b. What are the problems encountered in Interview? [ 5 marks]
3. a. What are the various steps in processing of data? [ 5 marks]
b. How is data editing is done at the Time of Recording of Data?
[ 5 marks]
4. a. What are the fundamental of frequency Distribution? [ 5 marks]
b. What are the types and general rules for graphical representation of
data? [ 5 marks]
5. Strictly speaking, would case studies be considered as scientific research?
Why or why not? [10 marks]
6. a. Analyse the case study and descriptive approach to research. [5 marks].
b. Distinguish between research methods & research Methodology.
[5 Marks]
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Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester III
MB0051 – Legal Aspects of Business – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B0764)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Distinguish between fraud and misrepresentation.
Q.2 What are the remedies for breach of contract.
Q.3 Distinguish between indemnity and guarantee.
Q.4 What is the distinction between cheque and bill of exchange.
Q.5 Distinguish between companies limited by shares and companies limited by guarantee.
Q.6 What is the definition of cyber crime.
[Type text] [Type text] Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester III
MB0051– Legal Aspects of Business – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B0764)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What are the situations which cannot be referred to arbitration.
Q2. What is the role of a Conciliator.
Q3. What are the unfair trade practices under the MRTP Act.
Q4. What are essentials of a valid offer.
Q5. Find out a case where a person appealed under the Consumer protection Act and won.
Q6. What does the Information Technology Act enable.
Fall 2010
Master in Business Administration – Semester 3
MA0036 – Financial Systems and Commercial Banking – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1202)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Discuss the kinds of money market instruments, with emphasis on the prevailing
yield from investing in the instruments.
Q.2 What are the financial services provided by a Merchant banker.
Q.3 Discuss the quantitative tools of Monetary policy by the Reserve Bank of India to
reduce money supply in the economy.
Q.4 What are the functions performed by NABARD.
Q.5 What do you understand by core banking ? Which banks in India offer core banking
solutions.
Q.6 What is the advantage of giving loans via Self Help Groups.
Fall 2010
Master in Business Administration – Semester 3
MA0036 – Financial Systems and Commercial Banking – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1202)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Discuss the three basic types of lease. What is the difference between lease and hire
purchase.
Q.2 Which are the main credit rating agencies in India and the functions performed by
each.
Q.3 What are the functions of the Reserve Bank of India.
Q.4 How is asset liability management done in banks.
Q.5 What are the internet banking facilities provided to corporates.
Q.6 What has been the philosophy behind reforms in the banking sector.
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MA0037
Subject Name – Banking Related Laws and Practices
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1203)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1a Who is a “holder”? How does a holder differ from a “holder in due course”?
Q1b. What precautions should a banker take in making payment of the cheque?
[5 + 5 Marks]
Q.2 Explain the significance of DICDC Act. Highlight the latest amendments to the act.
[10 Marks]
Q.3 When a bank obtains a guarantee of a third party as a collateral security, what
factors will it examine in it? [10 Marks]
Q.4 Highlight the main provisions of SARFAESI [10 Marks]
Q.5 Outsourcing raises a variety of concerns such as operational, reputation and legal risk.
Airtel extended into MOU with IBM for managing its back office operation. Detail the pros
and cons of such array on SBI for offering mobile banking semi in partnership with Airtel.
[10 Marks]
Q.6 You recently were in a tour to South East Asia & made extensive use of credit card for
payments. Upon return of India got SMS message that Rs. 52000 debit has been made to
your account for a transaction you did in Nepal. You are in a shock as you had never visited
Nepal. How will you deal with such situation? [10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MA0037
Subject Name – Banking Related Laws and Practices
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1203)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the pros and cons of extending core banking facility [10 Marks]
Q.2 Distinguish between secured and unsecured advance [10 Marks]
Q.3 Explain the procedure for re-dressal of grievances under Banking Ombudsman Scheme
[10 Marks]
Q.4 You are a customer of State Bank of Mysore. Nearby your house you can have an ATM
of South India Bank [SIB] & you find it convenient to utilize SIB’s ATM. However SBM is
charging service charges for transaction you make through SIB’s ATM. Offer your views
from marketing perspective [10 Marks]
Q.5 Explain the RBI guidelines for advances to priority sector and credit guarantee fund
scheme [10 Marks]
Q.6 Outsourcing raises a variety of concerns such as operational, reputation and legal risk.
Airtel extended into MOU with IBM for managing its back office operation. Detail the pros
and cons of such array on SBI for offering mobile banking semi in partnership with Airtel.
[10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MA0038
Subject Name – Banking Operations
4 Credits
(Book ID:B1204)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1. (a) What are core deposits and why are they so important today?
(b)How has the composition of deposits changed in recent years? [5+5 Marks]
Q.2 How have banking and the financial-service market changed in recent years? What
powerful forces are shaping financial markets and institutions today? [10 Marks]
Q.3 What does securitization of assets mean? What kinds of assets are most amenable
to the securitization process? What advantages does securitization offer lending
institutions? [10 Marks]
Q.4 Download a latest quarterly commercial / private bank balance sheet and prepare the
following ratios:
a. Profitability ratios
b. Assets ratios
c. Asset quality
d. Staff productivity
e. sustenance [10 Marks]
Q.5 Describe the precautions used by banks while issuing guarantee and letter of credit
[10 Marks]
Q.6 Mr. Chellaram has availed Rs.1crore loan for his rice mill. During one of your factory
inspection you find not much activity is taking place in his mill even during post-harvest
season. Your market enquiry reveals that Mr. Chellaram is not taking personal interest in his
mill and he is dependent on his manager to run his business. Unfortunately his manager has
no formal technical background. Assess the attendant risk associated with continuation of
facility to Mr. Chellaram. What risk mitigation measures you would initiate to protect the
interest of the bank? [10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MA0038
Subject Name – Banking Operations
4 Credits
(Book ID:B1204)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What are the principal accounts that appear on a bank’s balance sheet? What are offbalance
sheet items?
[10 Marks]
Q.2 What different regions around the globe today appear to offer the greatest opportunities
for expansion for international banks? Why do you think this is so? [10 Marks]
Q.3 What forces cause interest rates to change? What kinds of risk do financial firms face
when interest rates change? [10 Marks]
Q.4 What is consortium lending? State the latest RBI guidelines on Consortium advances.
[10 Marks]
Q.5 Detail Nayak Committee’s recommendations on SME financing [10 Marks]
Q.6 Explain operational risk management process with suitable examples [10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – Semester 3
MA0039 – Retail Banking – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1205)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What are the financial risks that banks face and how do banks manage them?
Q.2 What is the role of co operative banks and why were they introduced in the Indian
Financial system.
Q.3 Distinguish between credit cards, debit cards, charge cards and smart cards.
Q.4 What are the ways of positioning a banking product, explain through an example.
Q.5 What is the significance of ecommerce and what are the types of e commerce initiatives.
Q.6 Discuss the sales strategy followed by ICICI Bank.
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – Semester 3
MA0039 – Retail Banking – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1205)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 How do you differentiate between retail banking, private banking and priority banking.
[10 Marks]
Q.2 What is the rationale behind setting up Regional Rural Banks. [10 Marks]
Q.3 What are the types of disputes considered by the ombudsman. Write about the
ombudsman scheme followed by any particular bank by visiting the website of the bank.
[15 Marks]
Q.4 Discuss customer segmentation done by ICICI Bank based on the products offered.
[15 Marks]
Q.5 What do you understand by mobile banking and how does it benefit the depositor.
[10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master in Business Administration – Semester 3
MF0010– Security Analysis and Portfolio Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1208)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Frame the investment process for a person of your age group.
Q.2 From the website of BSE India, explain how the BSE Sensex is calculated.
Q.3 Perform an economy analysis on Indian economy in the current situation.
Q.4 Identify some technical indicators and explain how they can be used to decide
purchase of a company’s stock.
Q.5 Compare Arbitrage pricing theory with the Capital asset pricing model.
Q.6 Discuss the different forms of market efficiency.
Fall 2011
Master in Business Administration – Semester 3
MF0010– Security Analysis and Portfolio Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1208)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Differentiate between ADRs and GDRs
Q.2 Using financial ratios, study the financial performance of any particular company of
your interest.
Q.3 As an investor how would you select an equity mutual fund scheme?
Q.4 Show how duration of a bond is calculated and how is it used.
Q.5 Show with the help of an example how portfolio diversification reduces risk.
Q.6 Study the performance of any emerging market of your choice.
Fall 2011
Master in Business Administration – Semester 3
MF0011– Mergers and Acquisitions – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1209)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What are the basic steps in strategic planning for a merger?
Q.2 What are the sources of operating synergy?
Q.3 Explain the process of a leveraged buyout.
Q.4 What are the cultural aspects involved in a merger. Give sufficient examples.
Q.5 Study a recent merger that you have read about and discuss the synergies that
resulted from the merger.
Q.6 What are the motives for a joint venture, explain with an example of a joint venture.
Fall 2011
Master in Business Administration – Semester 3
MF0011– Mergers and Acquisitions – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1209)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 What is the basis for valuation of a target company?
Q.2 Discuss the factors in post-merger integration process.
Q.3 List out the defense strategies in the face of a hostile takeover bid.
Q.4 What are the legal compliance issues a company has to adhere to in case of a
merger. Explain through an example.
Q.5 Take a cross border acquisition by an Indian company and critically evaluate.
Q.6 Choose any firm of your choice and identify suitable acquisition opportunity and give
reasons for the same.
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MF0012
Subject Name – Taxation Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1210)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Tax evasion is a menace to the people, economy and the country. In the wake of
recent Swiss bank account scandal give your views on the following:
a. How does it affect the Indian economy and the growth prospects?
b. Does black money cause Inflation? [5+5 Marks]
Q.2 Detail death cum retirement gratuity under Sec 17(1)iii of IT Act. Is commutation of
pension a viable option in terms of tax planning?
Q.3 Explain the essential conditions to be satisfied by a firm to be assessed as firm under
Section 184.
Q.4 List out the steps to compute total income
Q.5 Detail the important provisions under Wealth tax Act.
Q.6 What is meant by Full value of consideration? How short term capital gains and long
term capital gains are computed using full value of consideration?
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MF0012
Subject Name – Taxation Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1210)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Prepare a ready reckoner of various tax savings investment options covering Section
C to U. According you what are the 5 best investment options under these sections.
Q.2 Write short notes on (a) Profit in lieu of salary (b) Sec 80D
Q.3 Explain the tax provisions for new business in free trade zones
Q.4 Distinguish between amalgamation, merger and demerger. What type of transactions
is not treated as ‘amalgamation’?
Q.5 What are the key factors of dividend policy? How do dividend policy affect financial
decisions?
Q.6 Explain the tax considerations of bonus shares to Equity shares on:
Situation 1: At the time of issue of bonus shares
Situation 2: At the time of sale of bonus shares by shareholders
Situation 3: At the time of redemption of bonus shares
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MF0013
Subject Name – Internal Audit and Control
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1211)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Critically evaluate the qualities of an Auditor in the wake of recent scams
Q.2 What is social audit? Is social audit taken seriously by the corporate world? Give
examples of corporates undertaking social audit.
Q.3 Explain the Code of Ethics for Internal Auditor. Explain them in context with
blacklisting Price Waterhouse Coopers in Satyam Scam.
Q.4 As a senior audit assistant of M/s. Asutosh Associates, you are in charge of internal
audit team of M/s Rajesh Technologies involved in the manufacture of plastic tubes. From
the information you obtained you find the company is facing liquidity problem for the last two
years. You are required to prepare working paper indicating the internal audit problems you
would expect to face and how you plan to overcome them.
Q.5 Explain the use of Sampling technique in Internal audit [SA500]
Q.6 What factors influence the internal control environment? Give examples for each
factor.
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MF0013
Subject Name – Internal Audit and Control
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1211)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Why Internal check in necessary? Choose an organization of your choice and find out
how internal checks are put in place.
Q.2 Detail the specific problems of electronic data process relating to Internal control
Q.3 Explain the principal considerations in internal control on:
a. Purchases and creditors
b. Fixed assets
Q.4 Explain the steps of evaluating internal control system using flow chart
Q.5 Lehman Brothers Holding filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following the
massive exodus of most of its clients, drastic losses in its stock and devaluation of its assets.
In context with this case, examine internal control and risk assessment system.
Q.6 Explain the importance of working papers.
Fall-2011
MBAHCS
Semester 3
MH0051 – Health Administration (4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1212)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 60)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain National Health Planning in detail. [10 Marks]
Q.2.Explain in detail the uses of Epidemiology [10 Marks]
Q.3. Explain in detail the types of epidemiological studies. [10 Marks]
Q4. Write short notes on the following:
i. Levels of health care delivery system in India [5 Marks]
ii. Goals and objectives of National health policy 2002. [5 Marks]
Q5. How useful do you think would be the following programs to people in the rural areas?
i. National Malaria Eradication Program. [5 Marks]
ii. National Rural Health Mission. [5 Marks]
Q6. Ms. Padmashree Sundaram has a BMI of 17.5. Is she suffering from any disease? What
do you think her problem is? Explain in details causes of this condition and methods to
prevention and cure [10 Marks]
Fall-2011
MBAHCS
Semester 3
MH0051 – Health Administration (4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1212)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 60)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. On 09 May, 2011 due a building collapsed at center of the city of Trivandrum where the
causality reported was death of 15 people with 20 major injuries, disaster many people were
admitted in the emergency ward of life care hospital. This was a disaster and could be
avoided if the management of the building would have taken care.
? Explain the steps in disaster management planning and implementation
? Explain the necessities of life care hospitals to tackle these kind of disasters and to
be more alert [10 Marks]
Q2. Write short notes on:
i. Sickness absenteeism. [5 Marks]
ii. Occupational diseases. [5 Marks]
Q3. Explain Epidemiological Triad and levels of Prevention [10 Marks]
Q4. Explain the provisions in National Health Policy of 1983 for Reproductive and Child Health
Programme? [10 Marks]
Q5. Explain the guidelines of International Health Regulations in regard to ports, airports and ground
crossings [10 Marks]
Q6. Explain different types of health insurance policies in India [10 Marks]
Fall 2011
MBAHCS
Semester 3
MH0052 – Hospital Organization, Operations and Planning (4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1213)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 60)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 a. Explain zoning in the Operation Theatre complex. [5 Marks]
b. List out the various functions in hospitals? [5 Marks]
Q2. Classify hospitals. [10 Marks]
Q3. Kunnath enterprises is a construction company would like to open a new hospital at
Yelahanka, Bangalore. They have got a team who constitute the hospital planning
A. Who are the team of experts who constitute the hospital planning? [5 Marks]
B. What are the steps followed in hospital planning? [5 Marks]
Q.4. Explain the various ward designs. Explain them with diagrams. [10 Marks]
Q5. Write short notes on:
i. ICU [5 Marks]
ii. Nuclear medicine [5 Marks]
a. Q6.Write short notes on [10 Marks]
b. ABC analysis
c. Economic Order Quantity
Fall 2011
MBAHCS
Semester 3
MH0052 – Hospital Organization, Operations and Planning (4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1213)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 60)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q1. Explain in detail about Hospital pharmacy. [10 Marks]
Q2. Mr Manoj Kumar has been recruited as material manager in Kethams health care
located in HAL, Bangalore. He has found that there is a huge wastage of drugs and money
in the hospital. He wants to stop this wastage. He called for a meeting and discussed the
same with his colleagues and sub ordinates, they took some decision for solving the issue.
As per the discussions they found out that the staffs need some training in managing drugs
and there are some common causes for these problems [10 Marks]
a. What are the common causes of wasting drugs and money?
b. Do you think is it necessary to educate or train the staff and patients in the use of
drugs?
c. What are the steps for educating the staff and patients in managing drugs?
Q3. Write short notes on
a. Hospital Engineering services [5 Marks]
b. Laundry services [5 Marks]
Q4. Explain Hospital committee in detail. [10 marks]
Q5. Explain planning, staffing and workflow on CSSD [10 Marks]
Q6. Write in note on functioning of reverse osmosis (RO) plant.[10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 3
MH0053 – Hospital and Healthcare Information Management (4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1214)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 60)
Q.1. Explain various modules in HIS. [10 Marks]
Q. 2. Write short notes on the following: [20 marks]
(a) System design
(b) System analysis
(c) System testing
(d) System Implementation
(e) System programming
Q.3. Briefly describe about evolution of HIS [10 Marks]
Q4. Expain E-Health. [10 Marks]
Q. 5. Narayana Hrudyalaya hospital has a Telemedicine department in their hospital.
[10 Marks]
(a) Suggest the technologies they have to use in this department
(b) How telemedicine is benefited to this hospital.
Fall 2010
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 3
MH0053 – Hospital and Healthcare Information Management (4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1214)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 60)
Q. 1. Explain the concepts of ROI and EMR. [10 Marks]
Q.2. Illustrate the role of nurses in HIS [10 Marks]
Q.3. Write about the past, present and future of health insurance industry in India
[10 Marks]
Q.4. Explain different models in health care financing in detail [10 Marks]
Q.5. What do you mean by HIPAA security rules? What are the benefits of implementing
HIPAA security regulations? [10 Marks]
Q.6.You are the IT consultant of a 200 bedded hospital. The administrator asked you to
choose, purchase and install EMR in your hospital. How will you proceed with this,
explain. [10 Marks]
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 3
MH0054 – Finance, Economics and Materials Management in Healthcare
Services (4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1215)
Assignment Set- 1 (Marks 60)
Q.1. Write short notes on significance of financial information in the field of decision making in
healthcare organizations [6 Marks]
Q.2. Write short notes on the following: [4 Marks]
(a) Depreciation (b) Amortization
Q.3. Role of TPA in Health insurance. Discuss [10 Mark]
Q.4. Illustrate different types of costs [10 Marks]
Q.5. Explain types of taxes and methods of managing taxes [10 marks]
Q.6. You are working as a financial executive of XYZ hospital, you are asked to
prepare financial statement for the organization. [20 Marks]
(a) What do you think you need for the preparation of financial statement?
(b) What budgetary control measures you would suggest for the hospital.
Fall 2010
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services
Semester 3
MH0054 – Finance, Economics and Materials Management in Healthcare
Services (4 Credits)
(Book ID: B1215)
Assignment Set- 2 (Marks 60)
Q.1. Write short notes on the following: [10 Marks]
(a) Planning commission in India.
(b) Five year plans
Q.2. List health care expert committees in India and their recommendations.[10 Marks]
Q.3. Discuss role of Primary health care. [10 Marks]
Q.4. Imagine you are the health economist in ABC hospital. [ 20 Marks]
(a) What are the things you should take care while conducting economic evaluation
(b) How do you think economic evaluation helps in decision- making.
Q.5. What are the present market condition of healthcare in India. What do you think
are the competition they are facing and write briefly about which market healthcare
belong to? [10 Marks]
August 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
MU0010 – Manpower Planning and Resourcing – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1228)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Write a detailed note on competency mapping system and its components. [10]
Q.2 Explain demand forecasting techniques. [10]
Q.3 What are the inputs provided by HR for Manpower planning [10]
Q.4 What are the obstacles in Manpower Planning [10]
Q.5 Discuss External sourcing in detail [10]
Q.6 List the strategies for managing redundancy. [10]
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
MU0010 – Manpower Planning and Resourcing – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1228)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Write a detailed note on induction program[10]
Q.2 Explain different types of scores used to interpret test results.[10]
Q.3 What are the benefits of setting up an academy for the organizations? [10]
Q.4 Discuss intrapreneurship in detail [10]
Q.5 List the tips for successful career planning. [10]
Q.6 Write a detailed note on E- manpower planning[10]
August 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MU0011
Subject Name –Management and Organizational Development
4 Credits
(Book ID:B1229)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1) What are the different levels of Management? Elaborate.
[10 Marks]
Q.2) Write a note on genesis of Organizational Development
[10 Marks]
Q.3) Explain techno -structural interventions.
[10 Marks]
Q4) Write a note on future trends in OD.
[10 Marks]
Q5) Write a note on types of organization culture.
[10 Marks]
Q6) Write a note on designing interventions.
[10 Marks]
August 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MU0011
Subject Name –Management and Organizational Development
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1229)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1) What is role negotiation technique ? Explain. [10 Marks]
Q.2) Write a note on Johari Window model. [10 Marks]
Q.3) Discuss quality circles. [10 Marks]
Q.4) What is the role of organizational politics? Explain [10 Marks]
Q.5) Discuss OD applications for merged and acquired organizations. [10 Marks]
Q6) Write a note on training for consultation skills. [10 Marks]
August 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MU0012
Subject Name –Employee Relations Management
4 Credits
(Book ID : B1230)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the trait theory of leadership. [10 Marks]
Q.2) what is Employee participation? Give examples. [10 Marks]
Q.3 Write note on organizational justice. [ 10 marks]
Q.4 Vikram is a trade union leader with fifteen years of experience in a motor parts
manufacturing factory. One of the laborer’s in the factory met with an accident while on duty.
What will be the different means by which he will ensure that the laborer is well
compensated for the work-related injury? [10 Marks]
Q5. List the advantages of collective bargaining [10 Marks]
Q.6.Write a note on common applications of Human Resource Information System (HRIS) ?
[10 Marks]
August 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Subject Code – MU0012
Subject Name – Employee Relations Management
4 Credits
(Book ID: B1230)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the approaches for management of overseas branches. [10 Marks]
Q.2 List the core issues of employee relations management? [10 Marks]
Q.3 What is organization culture? What are the elements of organization culture?
[10 Marks]
Q4 Describe the main actors involved in industrial relations. [ 10 marks]
Q5 ‘Explain the steps in formal grievance redressal procedure. [10 Marks]
Q6)What are the different types of disciplinary problems. [10 Marks]
August ,2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
MU0013 – Human Resource Audit – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1331)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Discuss the approaches to HR Audit. [10]
Q.2 What are the goals of HR Audit.[10]
Q.3 What are the different types of interview?[10]
Q.4 Explain compensation system. [10]
Q.5 Write a note on Audit of HR Function. [10]
Q.6 Write a note on design and implementation of competencies model [10]
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
MU0013 – Human Resource Audit – 2 Credits
(Book ID: B1331)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Write a detailed note on staffing. [10]
Q.2 Discuss conceptualizing of HR Audit. [10]
Q.3 Describe How to approach a HR Scorecard. [10]
Q.4 Explain the process of workplace behaviors that support legal compliance. [10]
Q.5 What are the issues in Human Capital Measurement and reporting .Explain [10]
Q.6 Discuss the auditing for HR professionals. [10]
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
MBA SEM – III
MI0033 – Software Engineering – 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Answer the Following ( 6 * 10 = 60 Marks )
1. Quality and reliability are related concepts but are fundamentally different in a
number of ways. Discuss them.
2. Discuss the Objective & Principles Behind Software Testing.
3. Discuss the CMM 5 Levels for Software Process.
4. Discuss the Water Fall model for Software Development.
5. Explain the Advantages of Prototype Model, & Spiral Model in Contrast to Water
Fall model.
6. Explain the COCOMO Model & Software Estimation Technique.
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
MBA SEM – III
MI0033 – Software Engineering – 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Answer the Following ( 6 * 10 = 60 Marks )
1. Write a note on myths of Software.
2. Explain Version Control & Change Control.
3. Discuss the SCM Process.
4. Explain
i. Software doesn’t Wear Out.
ii. Software is engineered & not manufactured.
5. Explain the Different types of Software Measurement Techniques.
6. Write a Note on Spiral Model.
Master of Business Administration – IS Semester 3
MI0034 – Database Management System– 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Each question carries 10 marks
Attempt all question (10 X 6 = 60 Marks)
1. Differentiate between Traditional File System & Modern Database System? Describe
the properties of Database & the Advantage of Database?
2. What is the disadvantage of sequential file organization? How do you overcome it?
What are the advantages & disadvantages of Dynamic Hashing?
3. What is relationship type? Explain the difference among a relationship instance,
relationship type & a relation set?
4. What is SQL? Discuss.
5. What is Normalization? Discuss various types of Normal Forms?
6. What do you mean by Shared Lock & Exclusive lock? Describe briefly two phase
locking protocol?
Master of Business Administration – IS Semester 3
MI0034 – Database Management System– 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Each question carries 10 marks
Attempt all question (10 X 6 = 60 marks)
1. Define Data Model & discuss the categories of Data Models? What is the difference
between logical data Independence & Physical Data Independence?
2. What is a B+Trees? Describe the structure of both internal and leaf nodes of a
B+Tree?
3. Describe Projection operation, Set theoretic operation & join operation?
4. Discuss Multi Table Queries?
5. Discuss Transaction Processing Concept? 10.2 Describe properties of Transactions?
6. Describe the advantage of Distributed database? What is Client/server Model?
Discuss briefly the security and Internet violation?
Master of Business Administration – IS Semester 3
MI0035 – Computer Network– 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain all design issues for several layers in Computer. What is connection –
oriented and connectionless service? [10 Marks]
Q.2 Discuss OSI Reference model. [10 Marks]
Q.3 Describe different types of Data transmission modes. [10 Marks]
Q.4 Define Switching. What is the difference between circuit switching and Packet
Switching? [10 Marks]
Q.5 Classify Guided medium (wired).Compare fiber optics and copper wire. [10 Marks]
Q.6 What are different types of satellites? [10 Marks]
Master of Business Administration – IS Semester 3
MI0026 – Computer Network– 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Write down the features of Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet. [10 Marks]
Q.2 Differentiate the working between pure ALOHA and slotted ALOHA. [10 Marks]
Q.3 Write down distance vector algorithm. Explain path vector protocol. [10 Marks]
Q.4 State the working principle of TCP segment header and UDP header. [10 Marks]
Q.5 What is IP addressing? Discuss different classes of IP Addressing. [10 Marks]
Q.6 Define Cryptography. Discuss two cryptographic techniques. [10 Marks]
MBA IS- 3rd SEM
MI0036 – BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE TOOLS – 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Define the term business intelligence tools? Briefly explain how the data
from one end gets transformed into information at the other end? [10 Marks]
Q. 2 what do you mean by data ware house? What are the major concepts and
terminology used in the study of data warehouse? [10 Marks]
Q.3 what are the data modeling techniques used in data warehousing
environment? [10 Marks]
Q.4 Discuss the categories in which data is divided before structuring it into
data ware house? [10 Marks]
Q.5 Discuss the purpose of executive information system in an organization?
[10 Marks]
Q.6 Discuss the challenges involved in data integration and coordination
process?
[10 Marks]
MBA IS- 3rd SEM
MI0036 – BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE TOOLS – 4 Credits
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain business development life cycle in detail? [10 Marks]
Q.2 Discuss the various components of data ware house? [10 Marks]
Q.3 Discuss data extraction process? What are the various methods being used
for data extraction? [10 Marks]
Q.4 Discuss the needs of developing OLAP tools in details? [10 Marks]
Q.5 what do you understand by the term statistical analysis? Discuss the most
important statistical techniques? [10 Marks]
Q.6 what are the methods for determining the executive needs? [10 Marks]
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
MBA Semester 3
MK0010 – Sales Distribution And Supply Chain Management
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. List the roles and responsibilities of a sales manager.
2. Compare and contrast the various types of sales organization structures.
3. Critically analyse the role of employment agencies and internal transferring.
4. What are the motivational factors used to motivate sales team?
5. Describe the term “physical distribution management”? Discuss various components of
physical distribution management.
6. Describe the role of distribution channel. List the factors in the selection of distribution
channel.
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
MBA Semester 3
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 various types of retailers and briefly explain the concept of wholesaling
2. What are the factors affecting cost of a warehouse? What are the various types of
warehouses and their uses
3. What are the various modes of transportation available in India? List the advantages and
disadvantages.
4. What are logistical operations? List the major components of logistical operations?
5. Write a note on brand equity.
6. What is brand sponsorship? Explain how organizations maintain their sponsorship positions.
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
MBA Semester 3
MK0011 – Consumer Behaviour
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Why is it important to consider the behaviour of consumers while deciding on the marketing
mix of the company? Elaborate with suitable examples.
2. List the different roles that a consumer plays while making a purchase decision.
3. Distinguish between differentiated, undifferentiated and concentrated marketing. Explain
the concept with the help of suitable examples.
4. Explain the different Positioning approaches used by the companies Give
examples.
5. Briefly explain the four personality types as identified by Carl Jung
6 Explain the concept of ideal and actual self. Give suitable examples..
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
MK0011 – Consumer Behaviour
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. List the important factors that influence consumer perceptions
2. List the differences between absolute threshold and differential threshold? Discuss the
implications of Weber’s Law.
3. Recommend any three marketing situations where the principle of grouping can be
used with advantage.
4. What are attitudes? Discuss three component models of attitudes
5. Discuss the application of multi-attribute model in changing consumer attitudes.
6. Discuss the different types of innovations with examples. Explain the role of communication
and culture in diffusion of innovation.
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
MBA Semester 3
MK0012 – Retail Marketing
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. List the different stages involved in retail environment analysis.
2. Briefly explain GAP model of service quality
3. Discuss are the various types of retail store locations. What are their pros and cons?
4. List the factors influence retail store image. Discuss the elements of an interior
store design
5. Write short note on visual merchandising.
6 Briefly discuss the strategic retail planning process in.
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
MBA Semester 3
MK0012 – Retail Marketing
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. What is positioning? Discuss various positioning approaches
2. Write a short note on- psychographic segmentation.
3. Briefly describe the criteria for effective segmentation.
4. How and when can demographic and benefit segmentation be used to maximum efficiency?
5. Briefly discuss the channel strategies adopted by the retailers.
6. Differentiate between relationship marketing and transactional marketing
7. Discuss the components of CRM
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
MK0013 – Market Research
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. List the problems associated with marketing research.
2. Explain the role of Marketing research in “decision-making” process
3. Describe consumer research process in detail.
4. What is the importance of customer research?
5. Describe data-driven MDSS in detail.
6. List the functions of marketing information system.
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
MK0013 – Market Research
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. Describe the relation between research design and marketing decision process
2. What are the factors affecting cost of a warehouse? What are the various types of
warehouses and their uses
3. Explain research process Differentiate between Causal and Experimental design.
4. List the benefits and limitations of focus group interviews
5. Explain latest techniques of qualitative research..
6. Explain multidimensional scaling
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester III
OM0010 – Operations Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1232)
Assignment – Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Do most of the principles, tools and techniques of Operations Management apply to both
manufacturing and service sectors? Justify with examples.
2. Both Manufacturing, as well as service industries has experienced far-reaching impact on
their operations because of ‘automation’. Explain with an example.
3. Is pay-back period analysis a measure of the investment’s profitability? Comment.
4. Time taken by three machines on five jobs in a factory is tabulated below in table below.
Find out the optimal sequence to be followed to minimise the idle time taken by the jobs on
the machines.
Job Machine 1
(M1)
Machine 2
(M2)
Machine 3
(M3)
A 6 8 7
B 4 5 3
C 5 5 7
D 3 4 6
E 4 3 4
5. Explain the method of work study and method study in the form of a flow chart. Differentiate
between work study and method study.
6. What is Failure? Explain with an example. What are the three main causes of failures?
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester III
OM0010 – Operations Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1232)
Assignment – Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. One of the serious drawbacks of Indian manufacturing organisations compared to their
counterparts in Japan and Korea was the ‘predominant’ domestic focus in their approach to
business. Elucidate. Site an example.
2. The entire world can be perceived today as a ‘Global Village’, wherein economic events in one
country promptly affect other countries. Explain the statement citing an example.
3. List the assumptions on which Break Even Analysis is based. Explain breakeven point with a
sketch.
4. List out the reasons why International companies come to developing countries and locate
their business. Name few such companies and their locations in India.
5. Define Statistical Quality Control and explain the various methods associated with it.
6. An employee’s workplace environment is a key determinant of their level of productivity.
Comment. List the workplace environment factors effecting workforce productivity.
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester III
OM0011 – Enterprise Resource Planning – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1233)
Assignment – Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. ERP system can prove to be an effective tool in unorganised sectors and in small scale
industries. Justify with examples.
2. The Kanban process of production is sometimes incorrectly described as simple just-intime
management technique. Comment
3. How does ERP inventory module maintain inventory items? List out the different modules
under ERP Inventory management.
4. A mobile service provider call centre wants to add a short customer survey at the end of
each customer call. Create a questionnaire for the customers.
5. Explain the three types of CRM. Briefly explain the functionalities of CRM sub modules.
6. Describe how you would go about the different phases of the ERP implementation lifecycle,
if it were being done in your company.
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester III
OM0011 – Enterprise Resource Planning – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1233)
Assignment – Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Explain the ERP selection process. List out the ERP tools and their respective vendors
available in the market.
2. On what basis manufacturing operations are classified. Explain the different categories.
3. List out the various support technology for ERP systems designed by various companies and
their application in various sectors.
4. What is Preventive Maintenance? Explain major subsystems of a Plant Maintenance module.
5. Write short notes on seven major ERP vendors—SAPAG, Baan, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards,
Oracle, QAD and SSA.
6. What is BAPI? Why BIAP is considered as commanding tool in the SAP consultant’s toolkit?
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester III
OM0012 – Supply Chain Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1234)
Assignment – Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Tabulate the events of Supply Chain Management evolution according to chronological dates
starting from Ancient times to 2000 AD.
2. “The utility of forecasts can be enhanced through collaborative forecasting among supply chain
partners.” Explain?
3. Explain the Steps in implementing CPFR and the roles and responsibilities of various
management levels in implementing the model.
4. What is Customer value? How can differential advantage be achieved through Supply Chain
Management?
5. With reference to procurement management, illustrate your own ideas of internal suppliers and
external suppliers by taking example of any commodities like soaps or perfumes.
6. Write short notes on the following w.r.t Supply Chain Management.
a) Bar Code
b) Radio Frequency Identification
c) Electronic Data Interchange
d) Artificial Intelligence or Expert System
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester III
OM0012 – Supply Chain Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1234)
Assignment – Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Logistics Management typically includes different types of activities. Explain each of these
activities briefly with an example.
2. Consider that you are the owner of small firm. You need a transport vendor. How will you build
partnership and trust with a transport vendor using the strategy partnership and trust concept?
3. Elaborate the concept of „Supply Chain Management and its integration with the ‘quality
consciousness movement’.
4. Taking an example of any product, explain the 12 steps involved in procurement process.
5. Explain the different types of product returns. Briefly explain the impact of Reverse Supply
Chain Management on profitability
6. List out six major computer based information systems and explain each of them briefly with
examples.
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester III
OM0013 – Advanced Production and Operations Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1235)
Assignment – Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Devise a Manufacturing Strategy plan for a startup automobile company, Bharath Car Audio,
which specializes in Car Audio Equipment.
2. With examples show how operational strengths can be used effectively as competitive
weapons.
3. Explain with appropriate sketches evolution of production systems starting from guild systems
to current automation stage.
4. Consider that you are a project manager in one of the electrical company. You are responsible
for planning the materials required to develop a mechanical charger for mobiles. Identify the
dependent and independent demands of your project.
5. Analyze the difference between Mass Production and Toyota Production System.
6. Describe Computer Aided Manufacturing. What are the three major challenges faced by
Computer Integrated Manufacturing?
Aug / Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester III
OM0013 – Advanced Production and Operations Management – 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1235)
Assignment – Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Take an example of any product or service industry and explain the factors considered while
taking the decision on plant location.
2. Explain briefly the current trends in Operations Management.
3. Imagine you are a manager of ABC company manufacturing 4 wheelers. Write a small briefing
to management regarding what is benchmarking, why they should benchmark and what can
they benchmark.
4. What is Rapid Prototyping? Explain how concept time to market can be drastically reduced
using this technique.
5. What is Business Process? Explain with an example as to why a business process is to be
modelled.
6. Explain the seven types of wastes w.r.t Just In Time. Explain what is Kanban and its types.
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Project Management – PM0010 – 4 Credits
(Book ID: 1236)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the following
a. Project Vs. Program Vs. Portfolio
b. Project work and Traditional functional work
Q.2 Compare Operation and project procurement. Also list and explain the project
procurement process.
Q.3 Describe the role of project managers in Human resource management and
communication management.
Q.4 If the optimistic estimate of an activity is 12 days & pessimistic estimate is 18 days.
What is the variance of this activity?
Q.5 Describe the following quality control tools:
a. Ishikawa diagram
b. Flow chart
c. Pareto chart
d. Scatter diagram
Q.6 List the benefits of WBS? Need for risk management in an organisation-comment.
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Project Management – PM0010 – 4 Credits
(Book ID: 1236)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Describe the various ways of representing network diagram logic. .
Q.2 Explain the following:
a. Organizational breakdown structure.
b. Cost breakdown structure
Q.3 If optimistic time for an activity is 5 days, estimated time to complete the activity 85
and most likely time 10 days. What is the variance of the activity?
Q.4 Explain the following types of contract:
a. Cost reimbursable and its variation
b. Fixed price and lump sum contract
c. Time & material contract
Q.5 Describe the factors to be considered when feasibility of a project is examined. Also
explain the various qualities that a good project management process encompasses.
Q.6 Describe the following project management approaches:
a. Critical chain project management approach
b. Event chain methodology approach
c. Incremental approach
d. Phased approach
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Project Management – PM0011 – 4 Credits
(Book ID: 1237)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain the following
a. Rolling wave planning
b. Decomposition
c. Precedence diagramming method
d. Dependency determination
Q.2 State and describe process of estimating resource & duration for the activity
Q.3 Describe the basic elements of a project plan.
Q.4 Complete the below mentioned chart :
Activity Pessimist
Most
likely optimist PERT Variance
A 20 12 10
B 30 25 18
C 105 80 56
D 200 145 85
E 145 112 89
Q.5 Describe inputs and outputs for the following processes
a. Determining resource requirement for each activity
b. Calculating time requirement for each activity.
Q.6 Describing the most important components of a project planning tool.
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Project Management – PM0011 – 4 Credits
(Book ID: 1237)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Describe the five process groups and 9 knowledge areas of project management.
Q.2 List the inputs, outputs, tools and techniques for the vendor management process.
Q.3 The below example depicts the preparation of cake. Here, some of the
interdependent activities where some follow a particular order, whereas others are
performed independently.
Activity Preceding Activity
Estimate in
minutes
Start Start 0
D Start 4
Activity D,A 6
F D,A 7
E F,E 8
G F,E 5
B G 5
H H 7
C C,B 8
END 0
In the above mentioned example, a sequence of
events is maintained. Each of the Activity is
interdependent with the other. Using CPA determines
the critical path for the above and draw the CP
diagram.
Q.4 Write a paragraph on each:
a. Non-linear programming formulation
b. Integer programming formulation
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c. Dynamic programming formulation
d. Disjunction programming formulation
e. Linear programming formulation
Q.5 What is a business case? List the business related questions answered using a
business case.
Q.6 What is delay analysis? Explain the various types of delay analysis methodology.
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Project Management – PM0012 – 4 Credits
(Book ID: 1238)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Describe the types of tools and techniques used in cost management
Q.2 Describe various types of financial risks.
Q.3 If there is an initial investment of rupees 2000 and 3 years of positive cash flow of
rupees 700 each. The discount rate is 10%. What is the present value of each cash flow.
Year
Cash
Flow
Y1 2000
Y2 700
Y3 700
Y4 700
Q.4 What is credit risk appraisal? Explain the 5C’s of credit analysis
Q.5 Classify projects based on the ways they influence investment decision process.
Q.6 List the advantages and disadvantage of project finance.
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Project Management – PM0012 – 4 Credits
(Book ID: 1238)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain Break-even analysis?
Q.2 Write short note on:
a. Payback period
b. Discounted cash flow
Q.3 List the various criterions to be considered before identifying a project for investment.
Q.4. A firm’s market value of liability is 400 Rs. And the market value of equity is 600Rs.
Cost of liability is 7% and corporate tax 30% & cost of equity is 15%. What will be the
weighted average cost of capital?
Q.5 Explain & compare Finance & Budget concept.
Q.6 Total cost of project is 250,000Cr. Expected return of project amount is 42,000 Cr.
What is the shortest payback period?
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Project Management – PM0013 – 4 Credits
(Book ID: 1239)
Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Write short notes on
a. McGregor’s theory
b. Maslow’s Theory
c. Precedence diagramming method Staffing Management Plan
d. Dependency determination
Q.2 Describe the following conflict resolution styles
a. Avoidant Approach
b. Accommodating Approach
c. Consensus Approach
d. Collaborative Approach
Q.3 List and explain in brief the key features of a project.
Q.4 Write a note on human resource planning.
Q.5 what do we mean by developing a project team process. Enumerate the 5 stages of
team development.
Q.6 List & explain the 3 major issues related to delegation which need close scrutiny.
Fall 2011
Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3
Project Management – PM0013 – 4 Credits
(Book ID: 1239)
Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)
Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.
Q.1 Explain effect of an individuals of work environment
Q.2 Explain organizational chart and its various types.
Q.3 Describe the elements of enterprise environmental factors-the input to creating HR
plan process.
Q.4 Describe people management skills that a project manager should possess.
Q.5 Explain staffing management plan. Also describe Responsibility Assignment Matrix
Q.6 Why we need HR skills in a project manager-Comment
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0010 – Foundations of Quality Management
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Write a brief note on the concept of Total Quality Management. Differentiate between
Quality Control and Quality Assurance.
2. Explain “quality economic approach” and “quality environmental approach”.
3. Explain the importance of customer satisfaction with an example. How do you measure
customer satisfaction?
4. Explain Kaizen Approach to Problem Solving, with an example.
5. Explain the concept of “Cost of Quality” with examples. Differentiate between external
failure cost and internal failure cost.
6. Write a note on Quality function Deployment.
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0010 – Foundations of Quality Management
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1240)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. What is meant by Quality Audit? Explain the importance of Quality Audit. List the general
guidelines for carrying out a quality assurance audit.
2. How is the „human relations theory? different from „classical theory??
3. Mr.X is a manager in a large restaurant in one of the major cities in India. He knows that the
customers expect high overall quality from that restaurant. He wants to know whether his
restaurant?s services are meeting customer?s expectations. How can he check this? What are
the ways he can measure quality in his restaurant?
4. Write a note on the ISO 9000 series of Quality Standards and Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for
Business Performance Excellence.
5. Describe the various tasks which help to build a healthy association and partnership with the
suppliers.
6. Assume that you are a Quality manager in a large BPO company and you are thinking of
implementing TQM in your Company. What are the various barriers you may face for such
initiative? List out such barriers to Quality. How do you plan to overcome such barriers?
Fall 2011(August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0011 – Principles and Philosophies of Quality Management
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1241)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Write a note on evolution of Quality.
2. Write a note on the following:
a. Cause and effect diagram
b. Control charts and
c. Pareto analysis
3. Describe “14 points” of Quality management given by Dr. Edwards Deming.
4. Describe the Philip Crosby?s “four absolutes of Quality”
5. Describe briefly the „5S? principles.
6. What are the objectives and features of MBNQA?
Fall 2011(August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0011 – Principles and Philosophies of Quality Management
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1241)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. Describe briefly the PDCA Cycle and its importance.
2. What is meant by “Design of experiments”? What are the salient features of Design of
experiments?
3. What is meant by Quality Circle? What are the significant characteristics and features of
Quality circle?
4. Describe the concept of “poka-yoke”.
5. Describe the eight pillars of Total Productive Maintenance.
6. What is meant by Six Sigma? What are the steps in implementing Six Sigma?
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0012 – Statistical Process Control & Process Capability
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1242)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. Write a note on the following:
a. Pareto chart
b. Scatter diagram
2. Mention some of the Quality practices used in organizations. What is Statistical Process
Control?
3. Describe briefly the Cause and Effect Diagram with example.
4. What are the causes of variation in a process? Differentiate between ‘accuracy’ and
‘precision’?
5. What is a Control chart? Describe the structure and construction of control chart.
6. Explain the concept of process with an example. Write a brief note on SIPOC.
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
QM0012 – Statistical Process Control & Process Capability
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1242)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. The following numbers indicates the number of defectives in 20 samples containing 2000
items:
425, 430, 216, 341, 225, 322, 280, 306, 337, 305, 356, 402, 216, 264, 126, 409, 193, 280,
389, 326
Calculate the values for central line and control limits for P chart and construct the control
chart.
2. What is Normal distribution? What are the properties of Normal distribution?
3. Using data relating to 5 samples of 4 items each, calculate the control limits. Use X-bar & R
chart.
Samples
X1 X2 X3 X4 X5
Items
1 47 32 44 35 20
2 19 37 31 25 34
3 29 11 16 11 44
4 28 29 42 59 38
4. Differentiate between process capability and process stability. Mention some of the major
uses of process capability analysis.
5. What is meant by acceptance sampling? Explain the various quality indices for acceptance
sampling plan.
6. Define process capability index. Differentiate between Cp and Cpk index.
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0013 – Quality Management Tools
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1243)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 1
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions.
1. What is meant by Quality Control and Quality Assurance?
2. Describe the various methods for gathering information.
3. What is meant by „Voice of Customer?? How do you capture „voice of customer??
4. Define the term „reliability?. What is its relevance in Quality? Mention the various
mathematical measures of reliability.
5. Write brief note on the following:
a. Quality loss function
b. Robust Design
6. Define “Quality Function Deployment (QFD)”? What are the features of QFD?
Fall 2011 (August 2011)
Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 3
“Total Quality Management” Specialization
QM0013 – Quality Management Tools
(4 credits)
(Book ID: B1243)
ASSIGNMENT- Set 2
Marks 60
Note: Each Question carries 10 marks
1. What are check sheets? Illustrate with an example.
2. What is FMEA? Write a brief note on Risk Priority Number.
3. When do you use Quality Control Charts? What are the types of Control charts?
4. Write a brief note on the following:
a. Affinity diagram
b. Tree diagram
5. What is a process? Explain the concept of process mapping with an example.
6. Write brief note on the following:
a. Business Excellence Models
b. Business Process Re-engineering

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