BBA Semester 2 Summer 2014

BBA201 – Research Methods
Q1. Briefly describe the different steps involved in a research process. What are the characteristics of good research?
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Q2. a. Explain the different types of research designs.
b. Explain the Probability and Non-probability sampling methods.
Q3. The important task ahead of the researcher is to document the entire work done in the form of a well-structured research report. Describe in brief the components of a Research Report. What are the guidelines for writing the research report?
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BBA202 – Business Strategy
Q1. Define business policy. Explain the importance of business policy. Differentiate between business policy and Strategy. 
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Q2. What are the objectives of Strategic Management? What are the causes for failure of Strategic Management?
Q3. Write a brief note on the following:
a) Core competencies and their importance
b) Strategic leadership.
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BBA203 - Financial Accounting
Q1. Accounting concept refers to the basic assumptions and rules and principles which work as the basis of recording of business transactions and preparing accounts. Explain any 5 concepts of accounting with example. 
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Q2. Differentiate between trade discount and cash discount. 
Enter the following transactions in Sadhana’s simple cash book. 
2010 April 1st April Balance of cash in hand Rs.1500 
8th April Purchased goods for cash from X for Rs.320 
15th April Sold goods for Rs. 480 to Y for cash 
20th April Received commission Rs.65 
22nd April Paid Commission Rs.55 
28th April Paid to Reena on account Rs.715 
30th April Paid salary to the office clerk Rs.100 and office rent Rs.60
Q3. Final Accounts are prepared at the end of the accounting year with various adjustments. Explain the features and objectives of final accounts. 
Q4. Prepare Trading and Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheet from the following particulars as at 31st March 2012. 
Q5. ABC Ltd.’s cashbook showed a bank overdraft of Rs.12,000 as on 30th June 2004. The bank statement as on that date also showed an overdraft but the figure is different. The following are the causes. 
1. Cheques deposited but not yet collected Rs.1,500 
2. Cheques issued but not yet presented for payment Rs.2,000 
3. A cheque of Rs.1,500 deposited on 15th May, 2004 was dishonoured on 19th June, 2004 but not intimated by the bank till 30th June, 2004 
4. Bank charges not recorded in the cash book Rs.1,000 
5. Interest on overdraft not intimated Rs.1,200 
Q6 Mayur, Veer and Prakash are partners sharing profit and losses in the ratio of 2:1:1. Their Balance Sheet was as follows:
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BBA204 - Marketing Management
Q1. Explain the personal, socio-cultural, Psychological determinants of consumer behaviour.
Q2. Describe the methods of environmental analysis-SWOT, PEST.
Q3. Discuss the characteristics of services (any three) and the important strategies which help in marketing of services.
Q4. Define Product mix. Explain the factors determine the decisions of the Product mix.
Q5. The brand is the symbol of the product’s personality. It is developed though diligent market research and is based on the customer’s needs and wants. Explain the various steps which are undertaken in the formation of a brand with examples.
Q6. Define Green Marketing. What are the reasons for which companies adopt green marketing?
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BBA205 – Management Information Systems
Q1. Define MIS. Describe the characteristics and functions of MIS
Q2. What do you mean by ERP? Describe the situations before and after the existence of ERP. Explain the challenges involved in ERP.
Q3. Explain the applications and systems used in E-communication.
Q4. There is an information explosion in today’s society. There are lot of advantages of DBMS like proper maintenance of the data and maintaining security. Explain the process of data transition using diagram and an example of your own.
Q5. There are two investment plans in the market whose details are given below based on which you need to decide which investment plan you need to select. Suggest which investment plan you prefer and why? 
Q6. Write short notes on the following :
a)Transaction Processing System(TPS)
b)Knowledge Based System(KBS)
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Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 2 Summer 2014


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MB0044 - PRODUCTION AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT
Q1. Explain the four basic varieties of layouts for manufacturing facilities.  Get Answer here  
Q2. The major decision areas in supply chain management have both strategic and operational elements . Explain these decision areas in detail. Get Answer here  
Q3. Business process is a total response that a business undertakes utilising the resources and delivering the outputs that create a value for the customer. Business process modelling refers to a set of activities undertaken to optimise the business process. Business process modelling can be categorised into two parts – Logical processing modelling and physical process modeling. Explain in detail of the two processes of modeling.
Q4. Write short notes on: Get Answer here  
a) Dimensions of quality
b) Characteristics of project mindset
Q5. It is possible to work according to the project plan only by careful monitoring of the project progress. There are various steps involved in monitoring and controlling a project from start to end. One of the steps is progress control of a project which can be achieved by completing certain steps. Explain the steps of progress control.
Q6.Write short notes on:
a) Pure strategies employed to assist in aggregate planning 
b) Approaches to scheduling
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MB0045 – Financial Management
Q1. TCS has emerged as India's most admired company ahead of Hindustan Unilever, ITC, and Infosys, says global management consultancy Hay Group. TCS replaced last year's winner group company Tata Steel by scoring highest on parameters such as corporate governance, financial soundness, and talent management. Two criteria in particular, Leadership, and Creating Shareholder Value separated the winners. How do you think effective interaction between HR and finance department of a firm helps in achieving its skills? Do you think that TCS has preferred the profit maximization approach over the wealth maximization approach? Get Answer here  
Q2. A) The current price of an Ashok Leyland share is Rs. 30. The company is expected to pay a dividend of Rs. 2.50 per share which goes up annually at 6%. If an investor’s required rate of return is 11%, should he or she buy this share or not?
B) A bond with a face value of Rs. 100 provides an annual return of 8% and pays Rs. 125 at the time of maturity, which is 10 years from now. If the investor’s required rate of return is 12%, what should be the price of the bond?
Q3. a) How do you think the trend of capital structure across the Indian corporates affect the economy as a whole?
b) What proportion of debt and equity should be taken up in the capital structure of a firm?
c) Discuss the theories that are propounded to understand the relationship between financial leverage and value of the firm.
Q4. HPCL was established in 1952, operates from 500 different locations, including refineries, terminals, LPG plants, aviation service facilities, etc. They developed a Lotus Notes workflow tool and deployed it across the organisation so that any capital investment proposal from any operating location in the country can be routed to relevant reviewers and approving authorities. With the implementation of the new online system, the total cost savings as a result of reduced man-hours amounts to about Rs 25 lakh per annum. 1. What do you think would have been the complexities involved in implementing this new project at HPCL?
2. What are the various phases in the capital budgeting process? To what extent do you believe that automation can ease out the process?
Q5. a) Indicate whether the operating cycle in the following industries is short (less than 30 days), medium (less than 6 months) or long (more than 6 months) Steel, rice, vegetables, fruits, jewelry, processed food, furniture, mining, flowers and textiles
b) Companies with the shortest working capital cycles have current ratios much lower than the firms with longer cycles. What is your view on this statement? How do you think the operating cycle affects operating profit margins?
c) Discuss the relationship between working capital management and market performance of a company? Do you think the kind of relationship varies depending on the type of industry?
Q6. Nirma acquired Core Healthcare Ltd. in FY 2007. To bring about improvement in terms of liquidity in the script of the Company , it has gone for a stock split because it hasn’t had any buyback in the recent past. Nirma paid Interim dividend in 2007 to avoid the higher dividend tax announced in that year’s budget. Henkel, on the other hand, has a very weak Dividend Policy. The major reason being that the company has weak operations and low margins. There is no record of Stock Splits and Buybacks by Henkel India in the past. Discuss the dividend polices of these two companies.
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MB0046 – Marketing Management
Q1. A brand is a composite set of beliefs and associations in the mind of consumers. In brand development, as a part of branding strategy decision, the brand manager can decide to create new brand elements for the new products, apply some of the existing brand elements to the new product, or use a combination of existing and new brand elements to the existing and new products. Explain the different branding strategies used by the companies for their range of products.
Q2. Describe the international market entry strategies in brief.
Q3. Explain the classification of market based on nature of Competition and area.
Q4. Personal selling focuses in on ‘personal’ or ‘one to one’ selling. It involves an individual salesman or a sales team establishing and building a profitable relationship with customers over a period of time through a series of steps. Explain the steps in the personal selling process which helps in the successful sales.
Q5. Discuss about competition based pricing and product mix pricing strategies with examples.
Q6. Do you think the argument of some theorists that the traditional Ps are not enough for services marketing? Give suitable examples to prove your point.
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MB0047 –Management Information System
Q1. In the current e-world any organisation’s massive operations are managed by various types of information systems that help them to achieve their goals of servicing their clients. This can be done by the growth of modern organization. Discuss some of the essential features of modern organisation.
Q2. Marketing managers are keener to look for a least cost route that also allow a sales person to meet all his customers. Identifying a least cost route with this features is slightly complicated. Therefore, managers depend on decision support tools to find the most cost effective routes to cover the market. The travelling salesman problem is one of such tool. Describe the tool with a diagram.
Q3. There are many examples of digital goods. Companies such as Amazon.com are selling digital versions of books over their site. These digital books can be read on special readers that display the pages on a screen. a. List the important properties of information goods b. Explain positive feedback with diagrams
Q4. Decision support systems (DSS) are used extensively across organisations to assist managers with making decisions. Decision making by managers involves the phases of intelligence, design, and choice, and DSS help mainly with the choice part as they support structured and unstructured types of decisions. a. What is it that managers do when they make decisions? b. Explain the different types of decisions
Q5. What is crowdsourcing? How does the site Galaxy Zoo manage crowdsourcing?
Q6. Data and information relating to individuals could be of sensitive nature. Give some examples of such kind of data.
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MB0048 –Operations Research
Q1. Discuss the various stages involved in the methodology of Operations Research. Briefly explain the techniques and tools of Operations Research.
Q2. Explain the steps involved in linear programming problem formulation with an example. Discuss in brief the advantages of linear programming.
Q3. a. What is degeneracy in transportation problem? How it can be resolved?
b. Solve the following transportation problem using Vogel’s approximation method.
Factories Distribution Centres Supply
C1 C2 C3 C4
F1 3 2 7 6 50
F2 7 5 2 3 60
F3 2 5 4 5 25
Requirements 60 40 20 15
Q4. a. Explain the steps in Hungarian method. Differentiate between Transportation and Assignment problem. b. FFind the optimal assignment of four jobs and four machines when the cost of assignment is given by the following table:
J1 J2 J3 J4
M1 10 9 7 7
M2 3 4 5 6
M3 2 1 1 2
M4 4 3 5 6
Q5. Define Simulation. Explain the Simulation procedure. Discuss the use of Simulation with an example.
Q6. Explain the following:
a. Integer programming model
b. PERT and CPM
c. Operating Characteristics of a Queuing System
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MB0049 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Q1. There cannot be a single ideal structure for all organisations as different organisations have different size, environment, resources, technologies, and goals. There are many different ways in which people can be organised to work on projects. Explain in brief the concept of organisational structure.
Q2. Write short notes on: ? Work Breakdown Structure(WBS) ? Rules for network construction ? Risk retention ? Emerging methods of communication
Q3. Purchase cycle is a standard process that corporations and individuals progress through (in order) when purchasing a product or service. It is also known as the 'buying cycle' or 'purchase process'. Explain the elements of the purchase cycle of a project.
Q4. Write a note on Earned Value Method (EVM)
Q5. What are the common features available in PM software packages?
Q6. A project should earn sufficient return on the investment. The very idea of promoting a project by an entrepreneur is to earn attractive returns on investment on the project. If there are many alternative projects, all of which, at first sight, appear to be more or less equal in profit earning capacity, the investor should make a comparative study of the return on the different alternative proposals before choosing one. Such financial analysis broadly falls under two categories. They are: ? No discounted cash flow techniques ? Discounted cash flow techniques Explain the subdivisions within the above two categories.
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BBA Semester 4 Summer 2014

BBA401 – E-Commerce
Q1. a. eBay is The World's Online Marketplace®, enabling trade on a local, national and international basis. With a diverse and passionate community of individuals and small businesses, eBay offers an online platform where millions of items are traded each day. Mention and explain the various opportunities offered by ecommerce for businesses. b. What are the advantages and disadvantages of eCommerce? See Answer here 
Q2. a. The TCP/IP reference model is the network model used in the current Internet architecture. This model is derived from the OSI model and they are relatively same in nature. Explain the different characteristics of Gateways in the TCP/IP reference model with a neat diagram b. Write short note on Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) with example
Q3. Hanson websites are built to work for your business and are built on the concept of intelligent website. An intelligent website is more than just a brochure on the web. It allows you to edit the website yourself through a Content Management System (CMS). What is the need for an intelligent website?
Q4. When a data is sent across the network it is encrypted and arranged in a way that even if there is a diversion in the flow of data should not leak the data. At the reception it is decrypted and actual data is obtained. Explain the different methods of encryption technique.
Q5. Explain the different categories of electronic payment system in detail
Q6. We know that there are various internet services which help us to make the use of network efficiently. Being a regular user of the various services without probably knowing the technical aspects explain those services in details with an example.
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BBA402 – Management Accounting
Q1. Budgetary control is a strong business tool that helps companies maximize profits. Explain the advantages of budgetary control. See Answer here 
Q2. The success of a business enterprise depends to a great extent on how efficiently and effectively it can control costs. Give the meaning of standard costing. Describe estimated cost and standard cost.
Q3. Variance analysis is a tool for measuring performance and depends on the principle of management by exception. Explain the uses of variance. From the following information, calculate sales margin price variance and sales margin volume variance.
Budgeted Sales Actual Sales Product Qty. Sales price per unit Std. cost | Product Qty. Sales price per unit (units) Rs. per unit (units) Rs. Rs. A 600 20 12 A 800 24 B 400 15 9 B 600 12 1,000 1,400
Q4. The following are the summarised trading and profit & loss accounts of Mysore Jewellers for the year ending 31 December 2002 and the balance sheet as on that date.
Trading and profit & loss account To opening stock 76,250 By sales 5,00,000 To purchases 3,22,250 By closing stock 98,500 To gross profit 2,00,000 5,98,500 5,98,500 To selling expenses 22,000 By gross profit b/d 2,00,000 To administrative expenses 98,000 By dividend on shares 9,000 To loss on sale of assets 2,000 By profit on sale of shares 3,000 To net profit 90,000 2,12,000 2,12,000 
You are required to calculate the following ratios: 1. Gross profit ratio 2. Net profit ratio 3. Operating ratio 4. Operating profit ratio 5. Stock turnover ratio 6. Turnover of fixed assets 7. Return on total resources Q5. Explain the determinants of working capital requirements..
Q6. From the following information prepare (i) a statement of sources and uses of funds and (ii) a schedule of changes in working capital for M/s. Eshwari & co. Balance sheets as on 31stMarch 2010 and 2011 are:
Liabilities 2010(Rs.)2011(Rs.)Assets2010(Rs.)2011(Rs.)
Equity share Capital50,00062,500Good will15,00012,500
Redeemable Preference share25,00020,000Land & Building37,50055,000
General Reserve7,5008,750Debtors22,50025,000
Profit & Loss A/c.6,2508,750Bills Receivables87501,250
Creditors15,00020,000Stock18,75020,000
Bills Payable5,0002,500Cash6,2508,750
1,08,7501,22,5001,08,7501,22,500
Additional Information
(i) Depreciation of Rs. 2,500 charged on Land & Buildings
(ii) Building amounting to Rs. 5,000 was sold for Rs. 4,700.
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BBA 403 - International marketing
Q1. Explain the meaning, need and significance of international marketing. See Answer here 
Q2. Compare Adam Smith and David Ricardo’s theories of international trade.
Q3. Culture is an invisible barrier to international trade. Discuss.
Q4. Explain the meaning and need of secondary research in international marketing.
Q5. What is the mode of entry adopted by McDonalds? Discuss the various modes of entry in international business.
Q6.Write short notes on: a) Modes of transportation in international trade b) Benefits and risks of Global e marketing
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BBA404 – Small Business Management
Q1. Write short notes on the following: a) Various forms of organisation b) Competitive strategies See Answer here 
Q2. What is meant by working capital? Explain the various sources of working capital.
Q3. Describe the following: (a) Capacity management (b) Managerial activities
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BBA405 – Retail Management
Q1. Write short notes on the following: a) Functions of retailing b) Retail marketing See Answer here 
Q2. Explain the functions of merchandising manager.
Q3. What is meant by retail space management? Describe the elements of store design?
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BBA Semester 3 Summer 2014

 BBA301 - Legal and Regulatory Framework
Q1. Explain the clause related to the acceptance of proposal and the mandatory conditions attached with it. Get Answer here 
Q2. Define the meaning of a ‘Cheque’.Explain the crossing of a cheque and its types.
Q3. Decisions of the members at general meetings are expressed by way of resolutions. What do you understand by the term resolution here? Explain it with its kinds.
Q4. “CPA provides for the establishment of the central consumer protection council”. Explain the objectives of the central council in the light of the above statement.
Q5. FEMA clearly defines the acts that can be termed as offences under its purview. What are these malpractices which are covered under FEMA act?
Q6. List the features and precautions of Trade mark Act, 1999.
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BBA302- Human Resource Management
Q1. Explain the various emerging concepts of Human Resource Management(HRM)  Get Answer here 
Q2. What do you mean by Human Resource Planning? Explain the importance of Human Resource Planning
Q3. What do you mean by Recruitment? Explain the factors affecting Recruitment.
Q4. Suppose you have joined as an HR Manager in an organization and you are asked to improve the organization’s Induction process. What are the strategies you will consider in order to improve the Induction process?
Q5. Discuss the features of an Incentive plan. Explain the characteristics of an effective Incentive System
Q6. Write a short note on the following: a)Employee Counselling b)Selection
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BBA303 – Quality Management
Q1. Define the term Quality management. What are the dimensions of quality? Differentiate between Quality Control and Quality Assurance. Get Answer here 
Q2. Differentiate between Mission and Vision Statements. Write a brief note on “quality objectives”
Q3. Explain the following: a) Kaizen b) Benchmarking and its importance
Q4. What is meant by Customer Focus? Describe in brief the concept of Customer satisfaction and Customer delight.
Q5. Write Short notes on the following: a) Cost of Quality b) Productivity
Q6. Define Quality Management System. Explain Quality Management Principles.
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BBA304 - Advertising and sales
Q1. Define advertising and discuss the various functions of advertising. Get Answer here 
Q2. Explain the consumer buying decision process.
Q3. Observe any newspaper advertisement of any consumer durable company. What is the target audience and what are benefits of choosing newspaper for advertisement.
Q4. What is media planning and what are the steps in media planning process?
Q5. What do you understand by Public relations? What is the difference between PR and advertising?
Q6. Write short notes on: a) Sales quota b)sales force
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Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1 Summer 2014

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MB0038 - Management Process and Organizational Behaviour
Q1. What do you mean by Span of Control? Differentiate between narrow span of control and wide span of control. Describe the factors that influence the span of control. Get Answer here 
Q2. Define the term controlling. What are the pre-requisites of effective control?
Q3. Define the term ‘personality’. Describe Cattell’s Personality Factor Model.
Q4. Discuss the contemporary theories of motivation.
Q5. What are the factors that affect group behaviour?
Q6. Define the term ‘leadership’. Write a brief note on “Contingency Theories of Leadership”
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MB0039 –Business Communication
Q1. As a speaker you are addressing a group of people. Explain the elements involved in this communication. Get Answer here 
Q2. What is the importance of Kinesics and Proxemics in communication? Explain with examples.
Q3. How does internal business communication affect the organization? Discuss the role of each stakeholder in this.
Q4. Imagine a new product from food industry. Write a persuasive letter to customers, persuading them to buy your company’s product.
Q5. You are going to face a job interview for the post of Manager-operations. Which aspects you will keep in mind while facing the interview?
Q6. Write short notes on:
a) SQ3R technique of reading
b) Circulars
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MB0040 – Statistics for Management
Q1. Distinguish between Classification and Tabulation. Explain the structure and components of a Table with an example. Get Answer here 
Q2. a) Describe the characteristics of Normal probability distribution.
b) In a sample of 120 workers in a factory, the mean and standard deviation of wages were Rs. 11.35 and Rs.3.03 respectively. Find the percentage of workers getting wages between Rs.9 and Rs.17 in the whole factory assuming that the wages are normally distributed.
Q3. a) The procedure of testing hypothesis requires a researcher to adopt several steps. Describe in brief all such steps.
b) Distinguish between: i. Stratified random sampling and Systematic sampling ii. Judgement sampling and Convenience sampling.
Q4. a) What is regression analysis? How does it differ from correlation analysis?
b) Calculate Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation between X series and Y series.
X 110 120 130 120 140 135 155 160 165 155
Y 12 18 20 15 25 30 35 20 25 10
Q5. Briefly explain the methods and theories of Business forecasting.
Q6. Construct Fisher’s Ideal Index for the given information and check whether Fisher’s formula satisfies Time Reversal and Factor Reversal Tests.
Items P0 Q0 P1 Q1
A 16 5 20 6
B 12 10 18 12
C 14 8 16 10
D 20 6 22 10
E 80 3 90 5
F 40 2 50 5
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MB0041 – Financial and Management Accounting
Q1. Inventory in a business is valued at the end of an accounting period, at either cost or market price, whichever is lower. This is accepted convention or a practice in accounting. Give a small introduction on accounting conventions and elucidate all the eight accounting conventions. Get Answer here 
Q2. Analyse the following transactions according to traditional approach.
a. 1.1.2011 Sunitha started his business with cash Rs. 5,00,000
b. 2.1.2011 Borrowed from Malathi Rs. 5,00,000
c. 2.1.2011 Purchased furniture Rs. 1,00,000
d. 4.1.2011 Purchased furniture from Meenal on credit Rs. 1,50,000
e. 5.1.2011 Purchased goods for cash Rs. 50,000
f. 6.1.2011 Purchased goods from Ram on credit Rs. 2,50,000
g. 8.1.2011 Sold goods for cash Rs. 1,25,000
h. 8.1.2011 Sold goods to Shyam on credit Rs. 55,000
i. 9.1.2011 Received cash from Shyam Rs. 25,000
j. 10.1.2011 Paid cash to Ram Rs. 90,000
Q3. The following items are found in the trial balance of M/s Sharada Enterprise on 31st December, 2000.
Sundry Debtors Rs.160000
Bad Debts written off Rs 9000
Discount allowed to Debtors Rs. 1800
Reserve for Bad and doubtful Debts 31-12-1999 Rs. 16500
Reserve for discount on Debtors 31-12-1999 Rs. 3200
You are required to provide the bad and doubtful debts at 5% and for discount on debtors at 2%. Show the adjustments for bad debts, bad debts reserve, discount account, and provision for discount on debtors. 
Q4. The reports prepared in financial accounting are also used in the management accounting. But there are few major differences between financial accounting and management accounting. Explain the differences between financial accounting and management accounting in various dimensions.
Q5. Draw the Balance Sheet for the following information provided by Sandeep Ltd.. a. Current Ratio : 2.50 b. Liquidity Ratio : 1.50 c. Net Working Capital : Rs.300000 d. Stock Turnover Ratio : 6 times e. Ratio of Gross Profit to Sales : 20% f. Fixed Asset Turnover Ratio : 2 times g. Average Debt collection period : 2 months h. Fixed Assets to Net Worth : 0.80 i. Reserve and Surplus to Capital : 0.50 
Q6.Write the main differences between cash flow analysis and fund flow analysis. Following is the balance sheet for the period ending 31st March 2011 and 2012. If the current year’s net loss is Rs.38,000, Calculate the cash flow from operating activities.
31st MARCH
20112012
Short-term loan to employees15,00018,000
Creditors30,0008,000
Provision for doubtful debts1,200-
Bills payable18,00020,000
Stock in trade15,00013,000
Bills receivable10,00022,000
Prepaid expenses800600
Outstanding expenses300500
MB0042 – Managerial Economics
Q1. Define the term Business Cycle and also explain the phases of business or trade cycle in brief.
Q2. Monopoly is the situation there exists a single control over the market producing a commodity having no substitutes with no possibilities for anyone to enter the industry to compete. In that situation, they will not charge a uniform price for all the customers in the market and also the pricing policy followed in that situation.
Q3. Fiscal policy is a package of economic measures of the government regarding public expenditure, public revenue, public debt or borrowings. It is very important since it refers to the budgetary policy of the government. Explain the fiscal policy and its instruments in detail.
Q4. Explain the various methods of forecasting demand.
Q5. Define monopolistic competition and explain its characteristics.
Q6. When should a firm in perfectly competitive market shut down its operation.
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MB0043 – Human Resource Management
Q1. What do you mean by Human Resource Management? Describe the functions of Human Resource Management.
Q2. Discuss the elements of a Career Planning Programme. Explain some of the benefits of a Career Planning program to an organization.
Q3. What do you mean by HRIS? Explain the components of HRIS. Describe the different applications of HRIS in Human Resource Management.
Q4. “Discipline in the broad sense means orderliness-the opposite of confusion.” What do you mean by Discipline? Explain the basic guidelines of a Disciplinary policy.
Q5. Suppose you have joined as an HR and you have been assigned a task to carry out the grievance handling procedure in your organization. What according to you are the causes of Grievance? Describe in detail the Grievance handling procedure.
Q6. Write a short note on the following :
a)Competency Mapping
b)Flexi Time
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Fall 2013 - MB0044 - PRODUCTION AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT

Q1. State the important considerations for locating an automobile plant.
Q2. Explain essentials of Project Management Philosophy.
Q3. Several different strategies have been employed to assist in aggregate planning. Explain these in brief.
Q4. Illustrate the different methods by which quality is sought to be achieved using various tools and techniques.
Q5. Explain the basic competitive priorities considered while formulating operations strategy by a firm?
Q6. Explain briefly the four classification of scheduling strategies.

Fall 2013 MB0045 – Financial Management

Q1. TCS has emerged as India's most admired company ahead of Hindustan Unilever, ITC, and Infosys, says global management consultancy Hay Group. TCS replaced last year's winner group company Tata Steel by scoring highest on parameters such as corporate governance, financial soundness, and talent management. Two criteria in particular, Leadership, and Creating Shareholder Value separated the winners. How do you think effective interaction between HR and finance department of a firm helps in achieving its skills? Do you think that TCS has preferred the profit maximization approach over the wealth maximization approach?
Q2. A) The current price of an Ashok Leyland share is Rs. 30. The company is expected to pay a dividend of Rs. 2.50 per share which goes up annually at 6%. If an investor’s required rate of return is 11%, should he or she buy this share or not? B) A bond with a face value of Rs. 100 provides an annual return of 8% and pays Rs. 125 at the time of maturity, which is 10 years from now. If the investor’s required rate of return is 12%, what should be the price of the bond?
Q3. a) How do you think the trend of capital structure across the Indian corporates affect the economy as a whole? b) What proportion of debt and equity should be taken up in the capital structure of a firm? c) Discuss the theories that are propounded to understand the relationship between financial leverage and value of the firm.
Q4. HPCL was established in 1952, operates from 500 different locations, including refineries, terminals, LPG plants, aviation service facilities, etc. They developed a Lotus Notes workflow tool and deployed it across the organisation so that any capital investment proposal from any operating location in the country can be routed to relevant reviewers and approving authorities. With the implementation of the new online system, the total cost savings as a result of reduced man-hours amounts to about Rs 25 lakh per annum. 1. What do you think would have been the complexities involved in implementing this new project at HPCL? 2. What are the various phases in the capital budgeting process? To what extent do you believe that automation can ease out the process?
Q5. A) Indicate whether the operating cycle in the following industries is short (less than 30 days), medium (less than 6 months) or long (more than 6 months) Steel, rice, vegetables, fruits, jewelry, processed food, furniture, mining, flowers and textiles b) Companies with the shortest working capital cycles have current ratios much lowerthan the firms with longer cycles. What is your view on this statement? How do you think the operating cycle affects operating profit margins? c) Discuss the relationship between working capital management and market performance of a company? Do you think the kind of relationship varies depending on the type of industry?
Q6. Nirma acquired Core Healthcare Ltd. in FY 2007. To bring about improvement in terms of liquidity in the script of the Company , it has gone for a stock split because it hasn’t had any buyback in the recent past. Nirma paid Interim dividend in 2007 to avoid the higher dividend tax announced in that year’s budget. Henkel, on the other hand, has a very weak Dividend Policy. The major reason being that the company has weak operations and low margins. There is no record of Stock Splits and Buybacks by Henkel India in the past. Discuss the dividend polices of these two companies.