MBA Semester 1- Spring Drive Assignment-2012

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MB0038 –Management Process and Organizational Behaviour – 4 Credits

(Book ID: B1127)

Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)

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Q1.  State the characteristics of management.

Q2.  What are the 14 principles of management of Henri Fayol?

Q3.  Distinguish between internal and external forces of change.

Q4.  Define emotional intelligence. Explain Goleman’s model of emotional intelligence.

Q5.  Explain the different leadership styles as per Managerial – Leadership Grid Theory.

Q6.  Mr. Suresh Kumar is the VP- HR of a leading Financial services company. He is having a meeting with Ms. Rejani Chandran leading HR consultant. Mr. Suresh is concerned about creating an environment that helps in increasing the job satisfaction amongst employees. Assume that you are Ms.  Rejani, the HR consultant. What suggestions you will give to Mr. Suresh, for creating an environment that increases job satisfaction?

 

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1

MB0038 –Management Process and Organizational Behaviour – 4 Credits

(Book ID:B1127)

Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)

 

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Q1.  Explain sensitivity training.

Q2.  Describe the bases of power.

Q3.  What are the hindrances that we face in perception?

Q4.  What are the consequences of conflict in organisations?

Q5.  Explain the four processes of Social Learning Theory.

Q6.  Ms.Chanchal Das Gupta is a recruitment specialist. For the post of QC Manager, she interviews three candidates. Given below are the physical characteristics of the candidates.

Candidate

Physical Characteristics

 

Mr.Ravi

Muscular, thick skin, rectangular shaped.

 

Mr.Gineesh

Thin, delicate build,

large brain, tall.

 

Mr.Ramgopal

Soft, round shaped, underdeveloped muscles.

 

From the above descriptions, what personality traits can Ms. Chanchal derive out of the candidates as per Sheldon’s theory of personality?

 

 

 

Master of Business Administration

Semester I

MB0039 – Business Communication – 4 Credits

(Book ID: B1128)

Assignment

Set- 1 (60 Marks)

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Q1.List the importance of effective communication in the workplace

Q2. Explain the different aspects of non-verbal communication

Q3. Write short notes on (a) Upward communication (b) Downward communication (c) Horizontal communication

Q4.Explain the different barriers to listening .List the differences between discriminative listening and comprehension listening

Q5.Discuss the principles of business writing

Q6. Explain the advantages of oral communication with the help of suitable example.

 

 

Master of Business Administration

Semester I

MB0039 – Business Communication – 4 Credits

(Book ID: B1128)

Assignment

Set- 2 (60 Marks)

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Q1. List the differences between extensive reading and intensive reading

Q2. Explain the different advantages and disadvantages of intranet.

Q3. List the different principles of business letter writing.

Q4. Write short notes on (a) corporate identity advertising (b) institutional advertising

Q5. Discuss the different types of business reports

Q6. List the different steps involved in report preparation

 

 

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1

MB0040 – Statistics for Management – 4 Credits

(Book ID: B1129)

Assignment Set – 1 (60 Marks)

 

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Q1.  What are the functions of Statistics? Distinguish between Primary data and Secondary data.

Q2. Draw a histogram for the following distribution:

Age

0-10

10-20

20-30

30-40

40-50

 

No. of people

5

10

15

8

2

 

 

 

Q3. Find the median value of the following set of values: 45, 32, 31, 46, 40, 28, 27, 37, 36, 41.

Q4. Calculate the standard deviation of the following data:

Marks

78-80

80-82

82-84

84-86

86-88

88-90

 

No. of students

3

15

26

23

9

4

 

 

 

Q5. An unbiased coin is tossed six times. What is the probability that the tosses will result in: (i) exactly two heads and (ii) at least five heads.

Q6. Explain briefly the types of sampling

 

 

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1

MB0040 – Statistics for Management – 4 Credits

(Book ID: B1129)

Assignment Set – 2 (60 Marks)

 

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Q1. Explain the following terms with respect to Statistics: (i) Sample, (ii) Variable, (iii) Population.

Q2.  What are the types of classification of data?

Q3. Find the (i) arithmetic mean and (ii) range of the following data:  15, 17, 22, 21, 19, 26, 20.

Q4. Suppose two houses in a thousand catch fire in a year and there are 2000 houses in a village. What is the probability that: (i) none of the houses catch fire and (ii) At least one house catch fire?

Q5. (i) What are the characteristics of Chi-square test?

(ii)  The data given in the below table shows the production in three shifts and the number of defective goods that turned out in three weeks. Test at 5% level of significance whether the weeks and shifts are independent.

Shift

1st Week

2nd Week

3rd Week

Total

 

I

15

5

20

40

 

II

20

10

20

50

 

III

25

15

20

60

 

Total

60

30

60

150

 

 

 

Q6. Find Karl Pearson’s correlation co-efficient for the data given in the below table:

X

20

16

12

8

4

 

Y

22

14

4

12

8

 

 

 

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1

MB0041 –Financial and Management Accounting – 4 Credits

(Book ID:B1130)

Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)

 

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Q1.  The Balanced Score Card is a framework for integrating measures derived from strategy. Take an Indian company which has adopted balance score card successfully and explain how it had derived benefits out of this framework.

 

 

Q2.  What is DuPont analysis? Explain all the ratios involved in this analysis. Your answer should be supported with the chart.

 

Q3.  Accounting Principles are the rules based on which accounting takes place and these rules are universally accepted. Explain the principles of materiality and principles of full disclosure. Explain why these two principles are contradicting each other. Your answer should be substantiated with relevant examples.

 

Q4.  Explain any two types of errors that are disclosed by trial balance with examples and rectification entry.

Note – Avoid giving examples given in the self- learning material.

 

Q5.  Distinguish between financial accounting and management accounting

Q6.  XYZ Ltd provides the following information

 

January 1

December 31

 

Sundry Debtors

65,000

1,05,000

 

Cash in hand

13,000

20,000

 

Cash at Bank

15,000

20,000

 

Bills Receivable

16,000

30,000

 

Inventory

90,000

84,000

 

Bills Payables

12,000

8,000

 

Outstanding expenses

6,000

5,000

 

Sundry Creditors

30,000

58,000

 

Bank Overdraft

30,000

42,000

 

Short term Loans

32,000

36,000

 

 

Prepare a schedule of changes in working capital

 

Hint: Net Working capital: Jan 1st 89000 and Dec31st 110000

 

 

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1

MB0041 –Financial and Management Accounting – 4 Credits

(Book ID:B1130)

Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)

 

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Q1.  Illustration 1:  Compute the cash flow from operating activities

Profit and Loss Account

To

 

By

 

 

Cost of goods sold

4,00,000

Sales including cash sales 1,00,000

5,00,000

 

 

Office expenses

12,000

Profit on sale of land

30,000

 

Selling expenses

8,000

Interest on investment

20,000

 

Depreciation

6,000

 

Loss on sale of plant

4,000

 

Goodwill written off

3,000

 

 

Income tax

7,000

 

Net Profit

1,10,000

 

 

 

5,50,000

 

5,50,000

 

 

Balance Sheet as on ……….

MARCH   31

 

 

2006

2007

 

Stock

30,000

28,000

 

Debtors

15,000

12,000

 

Bills Receivable

6,000

8,000

 

Creditors

10,000

12,000

 

Bills Payable

8,000

5,000

 

Outstanding expenses

4,000

5,000

 

 

 

Hint: Net cash from operating activities= 76000

 

Q2.  The following extract refers to a commodity for the half year ending 31st March 2008. Prepare a cost statement.

 

 

Purchase of raw materials

1, 20,000

Direct wages

1, 00,000

 

Rent, rate, insurance and Works expenses

40,000

Opening stock

Raw materials

Finished goods (1000 units)

 

20,000

16,000

 

Work in progress:

opening

closing

 

4, 800

16, 000

Closing stock:

raw material

F. Goods  (2,000 tons)

 

22, 240

 

Carriage inwards

1, 440

Sale of finished goods

3, 00,000

 

Cost of factory

8,000.

 

 

 

 

Advertising, discounts allowed and selling costs Re.1 per ton sold. Production during the year is 16,000 tons. Prepare a cost sheet.

Hint: Total cost or cost of sales= 255000

Profit= 45000

Sales= 300000

 

Q3.   Avon garments Ltd manufactures readymade garments and uses its cut-pieces of cloth to manufacture dolls. The following statement of cost has been prepared.

Particulars

Readymade garments

Dolls

Total

 

Direct material

Rs. 80,000

Rs. 6,000

Rs. 86,000

 

Direct labour

13,000

1,200

14,200

 

Variable overheads

17,000

2,800

19,800

 

Fixed overheads

24,000

3,000

27,000

 

Total cost

1,34,000

13,000

1,47,000

 

Sales

1,70,000

12,000

1,82,000

 

Profit (loss)

36,000

(1,000)

35,000

 

 

 

The cut-pieces used in dolls have a scrap value of Rs 1,000 if sold in the market. As there is a loss of Rs. 1,000 in the manufacturing of dolls, it is suggested to discontinue their manufacture. Advise the management.

Hint : Total cost=Readymade garments 134000; Doll= 13000 and total=147000

 

 

Q4.   Describe the essential features of budgetary control.

Q5.  Briefly describe labor mix variance and yield variance.

Q6.  How is standard costing related to budgetary control?

 

 

Master of Business Administration – Semester 1

 

MB 0042: “Managerial Economics”

(4 credits)

(Book ID: B1131)

 

ASSIGNMENT- Set 1

Marks 60

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1. Define Managerial Economics and explain its main characteristics.

2. State and explain the law of demand.

3. What is Demand Forecasting? Explain in brief various methods of forecasting demand.

 

4. Define the term equilibrium. Explain the changes in market equilibrium and effects of shifts in supply and demand.

5. Explain features of LAC curve with a diagram.

6.  Explain cost output relationship with reference to

a. Total fixed cost and output

b. Total variable cost  and output

c. .Total cost and output

 

 

 

Master of Business Administration – Semester 1

MB 0042: “Managerial Economics”

(4 credits)

(Book ID: B1131)

 

ASSIGNMENT- Set 2

Marks 60

Note: Each Question carries 10 marks

 

1. Explain the relationship between revenue concepts and price elasticity of demand.

2. Explain the emergence of Consumers’ surplus with their practical application.

3. What is Monetary policy? Explain the general objectives of monetary policy.

4. What is a business cycle ? Describe the different phases of a business cycle.

5. What is inflation? Explain the causes of inflation.

6. Write short notes on the following:

a. Monopoly

b. Oligopoly

 

 

 

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1

MB0043 –Human Resource Management – 4 Credits

(Book ID:B1132)

Assignment Set- 1 (60 Marks)

 

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Q1.  Explain the need for human resource planning.

Q2.  What are the objectives of job evaluation?

Q3.  Why is it important to handle grievances carefully?

Q4.  How can we evaluate the effectiveness of training programs conducted in organizations?

Q5.  What are the objectives of human relations?

Q6.  Assume yourself as an HR Manager. You have been given the responsibility of promoting the rightful employees. For this, performance appraisal of the employees must be carried out. What appraisal method would you choose? Justify.

 

 

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1

MB0043 –Human Resource Management – 4 Credits

(Book ID:B1132)

Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)

 

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Q1.  State the major career development activities found in organizations.

Q2.  What are the major problems faced in benefits management?

Q3.  What are the factors that impact recruitment in organizations?

Q4.  Explain the general procedures followed in the case of a disciplinary action.

Q5.  Trace out the growth of Human Resource Management in India.

Q6.  Assume yourself as an HR Manager of a publishing house. You find that the morale of the employees is generally low. What steps would you take to improve employee morale?

 

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6 Responses to “MBA Semester 1- Spring Drive Assignment-2012”

Comment from richa sharma
Time March 29, 2012 at 5:37 pm

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Comment from Madhwa
Time April 4, 2012 at 10:36 am

Required answer for: What are the consequences of conflict in organisations? if any body knows the answer pls get back to me… thank you. Madhwa

Comment from Madhwa
Time April 4, 2012 at 10:44 am

Hi Richa if you get the answers plesase let me know i am not getting some of the answers for MBA first sem

Comment from aparna
Time April 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

What are the consequences of conflict in organizations
Ans : Pg : 240 , 241

Comment from aparna
Time April 16, 2012 at 11:54 am

in text book….

Comment from Laiju
Time May 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

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