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Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1 Spring 2014
MB0038 - Management Process and Organizational Behaviour
Q1. Define the terms ‘strategy’. Explain the following:
a) Corporate strategy
b) Business strategy
c) Functional strategy
Q2. Define the term ‘management’. Explain the Behavioural science theory and Systems theory.
Q3. Give the definition and importance of planning in an organisation and explain the steps in planning.
Q4. What is meant by leading? Describe the characteristics of leading.
Q5. What are ‘attitudes’? Explain the components and functions of attitude.
Q6. Define leadership. Differentiate between ‘Laissez Faire’ and ‘democratic’ leadership style.

MB0039 –Business Communication
Q1. As a speaker you are addressing a group of people. Explain the elements involved in this communication.
Q2. Describe any situation in your own experience where the communication failed because the listening was faulty. Identify the barrier to listening in this situation.
Q3. Describe any 5 types of presentations with examples and their target audience.
Q4. Explain the different types of meetings.
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) Internet
b) Intranet

MB0040 – Statistics for Management
Q1. A statistical survey is a scientific process of collection and analysis of numerical data. Explain the stages of statistical survey. Describe the various methods for collecting data in a statistical survey.
Q2. a) Explain the approaches to define probability. b) In a bolt factory machines A, B, C manufacture 25, 35 and 40 percent of the total output. Of their total output 5, 4 and 2 percent are defective respectively. A bolt is drawn at random and is found to be defective. What are the probabilities that it was manufactured by machines A, B and C?
Q3. a) The procedure of testing hypothesis requires a researcher to adopt several steps. Describe in brief all such steps.
b) A sample of 400 items is taken from a normal population whose mean as well as variance is 4. If the sample mean is 4.5, can the sample be regarded as a truly random sample?
Q4. a) What is a Chi-square test? Point out its applications. Under what conditions is this test applicable?
b) What are the components of time series? Enumerate the methods of determining trend in time series.
Q5. What do you mean by cost of living index? Discuss the methods of construction of cost of living index with an example for each.
Q6. a) What is analysis of variance? What are the assumptions of this technique?
b) Three samples below have been obtained from normal populations with equal variances. Test the hypothesis at 5% level that the population means are equal.
8 7 12
10 5 9
7 10 13
14 9 12
11 9 14

MB0041 – Financial and Management Accounting
Q1. Accounting is an art of recording, classifying and summarizing in a significant manner and in terms of money transactions and events. Explain the accounting process and write the objectives of accounting.
Q2. Journal is a book of original entry and only one journal is maintained if the business is very small in size and the transactions are limited. Give the meaning of a subsidiary book. List and explain all the types of subsidiary books.
Q3. For the following balances extracted from a trial balance, prepare a trading account.
Particulars Amount in Rs.
Stock on 1-1-2004 70700
Returns inwards 3000
Returns outwards 3000
Purchases 102000
Debtors 56000
Creditors 45000
Carriage inwards 5000
Carriage outwards 4000
Import duty on materials received from abroad 6000
Clearing charges 7000
Rent of business shop 12000
Royalty paid to extract materials 10000
Fire insurance on stock 2000
Wages paid to workers 8000
Office salaries 10000
Cash discount 1000
Gas, electricity, and water 4000
Sales 250000
Q4. Write short notes on :
a) Cost Management System(CMS)
b) Value added
Q5. Ajay industries manufactures a product X. On 1st January, 2007, there were 5000 units of finished product in stock. Work-in-progress Rs.57,400 Raw materials Rs.1,16,200 The information available from cost records for the year ended 31st December, 2007 is as follows: Direct material 9,06,900
Direct labour 3 ,26,400
Freight on R M purchased 55,700
Indirect labour 1,21,600
Other factory overhead 3,17,300
Stock of raw materials on 31st Dec 2007 96,400
Work-in-progress on 31st Dec 2007 78,200
Sales (1,50,000 units) 30,00,000
Indirect materials 2,13,900
There are 15000 units of finished stock in hand on 31st December 2007. Prepare a statement of cost and profit assuming that opening stock of finished goods is to be valued at the same cost per unit as the finished stock at the end of the period.
Q6. Assume a company is considering dropping product B from its line because accounting statement shows that product B is being sold at a loss.
Additional information:
a) Factory overhead cost is made up of fixed cost of Rs. 5850 and variable cost of Rs. 3900.
b) Variable cost by products are: A – Rs. 3000, B – Rs. 400, and C – Rs. 500.
c) Fixed costs and expense will not be changed if product B is eliminated.
d) Variable selling and administrative expenses to the extent of Rs. 11000 can be traced to the product: A - Rs.7,500, B - Rs.1500, and C - Rs. 2000.
e) Fixed selling and administration expense are Rs. 10000.

MB0042 – Managerial Economics
Q1. Inflation is a global Phenomenon which is associated with high price causes decline in the value for money. It exists when the amount of money in the country is in excess of the physical volume of goods and services. Explain the reasons for this monetary phenomenon.
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. Define Fiscal Policy and the instruments of Fiscal policy.
Q4. Describe Cost-Output Relationship in brief.
Q5. Discuss the practical application of Price elasticity and Income elasticity of demand.
Q6. Discuss the scope of managerial economics.

MB0043 – Human Resource Management
Q1. Explain the objectives and methods of Training.
Q2. Discuss the elements of a Career Planning Programme. Explain some of the benefits of a Career Planning program to an organization
Q3. Explain the process of Job Analysis. Discuss the methods of Job Analysis
Q4. Discuss the objectives of Discipline. Explain the Action –penalties of Discipline
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)Index /Trend Analysis
b)Delphi Technique


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