4th Semester

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

MB0036 – Strategic Management & Business Policy

3 Credits (60 Marks)

(BKID : B0854)

Assignment Set- 1

60 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. Explain the different circumstances under which a suitable growth strategy

should be selected by any company to improve its performance (i.e., intensive,

integrative or diversification growth). You may select an example of your choice

to substantiate your views (10 marks).

2. What are the components of a good Business Plan and briefly explain the

importance of each.(10 marks).

3. You wish to start a new venture to manufacture auto components. Explain

different stages in the process of starting this new business.(10 marks).

4. Explain the process of due Diligence and why it is necessary.(10 marks).

5. Is Corporate Social Responsibility necessary and how does it benefit a

company and its shareholders? (10 marks).

6. Distinguish between a Financial Investor and a Strategic Investor explaining the

role they play in a Company. (10 marks).

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

MB0036 – Strategic Management & Business Policy

3 Credits (60 Marks)

( BKID: B0854)

Assignment Set- 2

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. What is the purpose of a Business Plan? Explain the features of the

component of the Plan dealing with the Company and its product

description.(10 marks)

2. Write short notes on : a) sales projections b) importance of creativity in

Business. (10 marks).

3. What factors are to be taken into account in a crisis communications

strategy?(10 marks).

4. What elements should be included in a Marketing Plan under Due Diligence

while seeking investment in for your Company? (10 marks).

5. Distinguish between Joint Ventures and Licensing, explaining the relative

advantages and disadvantages of each.(10 marks).

6. You wish to commercialize your invention. What factors would you weigh in

choosing an appropriate course? (10 marks).

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

MB0037 – International Business Management - 3 Credits

(Book ID: B0861)

Assignment Set- 1

60 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 a. How has liberalizing trade helped international business? (6 marks)

b. What are the merits and demerits of international trade? (4 marks)

Q. 2 Discuss the impact of culture on International Business. (10 marks)

Q.3. a. Explain the brief structure of WTO. (5 marks)

b. Highlight the drawbacks of GATT. (5 marks)

Q.4. a. Give a short note on the regional economic integration. (5 marks)

b. Mention the benefits of WTO. (5 marks)

Q. 5 a. Explain five-element product wave model. (7 marks)

b. What do you mean by globalization? (3 marks)

Q. 6. Give some examples of companies doing international business and discuss how

they have they have managed their business in the international markets. (10 marks)

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 4

MB0037 – International Business Management - 3 Credits

(Book ID: B0861)

Assignment Set- 2

60 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Evaluate the monetary system and currency markets in international business

management. (10 marks)

Q.2 a. Mention the different entry strategies to enter international markets. (4 marks)

b. How has E-commerce helped in international marketing? (6 marks)

Q.3 a. Explain Bill of Lading and Letters of credit. (8 marks)

b. What is UNCITRAL and what it does? (2 marks)

Q.4. Explain the importance of STP in international markets. (10 marks)

Q. 5 a. Write a short note on branding and trademarks. (6 marks)

b. What are the features of exchange and currency markets? (4 marks)

Q. 6 Discuss the various International product and pricing decisions. (10 marks)

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester III

MA0032 – Merchant Banking & Financial Services – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. Bring out an overview of Indian financial system post 1950 period

2. Explain latest monetary policy of RBI

3. Explain the recent SEBI guidelines for merchant bankers

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester III

MA0032 – Merchant Banking & Financial Services – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. Explain the listing, trading and settlement issues in industrial securities market

2. Explain the role of credit rating agencies

3. Explain call money market in India

Fall 2010

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester III

MA0033 – Treasury Management – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Describe all the tasks of Treasury Management in large Company.

Q.2 What is Qualified Institutional Placement? Do you think it is injustice on

retail investors of the Company?

Q.3 What is risk involved in investment in debt funds where more than 90%

investment is in Government bonds? Which short term option (90days) you

will choose for your Company for investment of liquid surplus and why

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester III

MA0033 – Treasury Management – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Give any three measures taken by RBI in the recent past (1 year) to

liberalise exchange control?

Q.2 Explain various objectives of liquidity management by Banks. What steps

Banks can take to meet the impending shortage of liquidity?

Q.3 What is operating cycle? How does it affect working capital management?

What are other major factors that influence working capital management?

Fall 2010

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester III

MA0034 – Corporate Banking – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

Q1. Banks play an important role in an economy. Explain the role of banks in Indian

economy ?

Q2. Define the following terms :

• Garnishee

• Right of General Lien

• Telegraphic Transfer

• Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS)

Q3. What are the various primary services, which are provided by a Bank to a Corporate

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester III

MA0034 – Corporate Banking – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-2(30 Marks)

Q1. In the modern Era , every operation has been changed parallel to technology. What

are the New Banking Facilities and Services , a customer enjoys today. Explain in

detail?

Q2. There are three traditional canons of bank lending? What are the Canons of Lending

Explain in detail.

Q3. A bank is not an organization to merely received deposits and provides loans, but a

bank is much more than it. Explain in details what are other services a bank provide

to an economy.

Fall 2010

Fall 2010

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester III

MA0035 – Institutional Banking – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

Q1. Discuss the concept of Universal Banking? What are some advantages and

disadvantages of Universal Banking ? ?

Q2. Discuss the role of Institutional financing Agencies in India in growth in the rural

areas ?

Q3. Explain the functions of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

(NABARD ?

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester III

MA0035 – Institutional Banking – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

Q1. Explain the following :

• EXIM bank

• ECGC

• TFCI

• Retail Banking

Q2. Microfinance has triggered rural development pace . Explain in detail ?

Q3. “Foreign Banks in India always brought an explanation about the prompt services to

customers” . Do you agree with this statement ? Explain with suitable examples

Fall 2010

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester III

MF0006 – International Financial Management – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Give possible reasons by which the companies are encouraged to be an MNC? [10

Marks]

Q.2 What do you mean by International Trade Flows? Also explain various factors affecting

international trade flows. [10 Marks]

Q.3 (a) Define Swaps. Also explain various types of swaps.

(b) Define foreign bonds with their salient features. [10 Marks]

Fall 2010

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester III

MF0006 – International Financial Management – 2 Credits

Assignment Set- 2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 (a) Explain the responsibilities of IMF.

(b) Describe two types of exchange rates. [10 Marks]

Q.2 Illustrate Political Exposure in Foreign Exchange Market? [10 Marks]

Q.3 Explain Trade deficits and Trade surplus in regard to Balance of Payments. [10 Marks]

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester III

MF0007 – Treasury Management – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Describe all the tasks of Treasury Management in large Company.

Q.2 What is Qualified Institutional Placement? Do you think it is injustice on

retail investors of the Company?

Q.3 What is risk involved in investment in debt funds where more than 90%

investment is in Government bonds? Which short term option (90days) you

will choose for your Company for investment of liquid surplus and why

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester III

MF0007 – Treasury Management – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Give any three measures taken by RBI in the recent past (1 year) to

liberalise exchange control?

Q.2 Explain various objectives of liquidity management by Banks. What steps

Banks can take to meet the impending shortage of liquidity?

Q.3 What is operating cycle? How does it affect working capital management?

What are other major factors that influence working capital management?

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester III

MF0008 – Merchant Banking & Financial Services – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. Bring out an overview of Indian financial system post 1950 period

2. Explain latest monetary policy of RBI

3. Explain the recent SEBI guidelines for merchant bankers

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester III

MF0008 – Merchant Banking & Financial Services – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. Explain the listing, trading and settlement issues in industrial securities market

2. Explain the role of credit rating agencies

3. Explain call money market in India

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Semester 4

MF0009 – Insurance & Risk Management – 2 Credits

(Book ID: MF0009)

Assignment Set – 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1) “Risk can be classified into several distinct categories”. Explain.

2) Identify common misconceptions about risk management and explain why these

misconceptions are developed.

3) What are the social values of insurance? What are the social costs? Explain.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Semester 4

MF009 – Insurance & Risk Management – 2 Credits

(Book ID: MF009)

Assignment Set – 2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1) What is the nature of actuarial practice? Discuss the actuarial modeling principles.

2) Discuss the various methods of reinsurance. Explain with suitable examples.

3) What are the critical issues in bancassurance.

FALL 2010

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

MK0006 – Services Marketing and Customer Relationship Management - 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0862)

Assignment Set- 1

30 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 a. Point out the distinctive characteristics of services with examples. (6 marks)

b. Discuss briefly the significance of process and physical evidence in services

marketing. (4 marks)

Q.2 Briefly explain the gaps model in service marketing. (10 marks)

Q.3 What are the bases for segmenting in services marketing? Explain with examples. (10

marks)

FALL 2010

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

ML0006 – Services Marketing and Customer Relationship Management - 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0862)

Assignment Set- 2

30 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 a. Explain briefly the six categories of service innovation. (8 marks)

b. What is relationship marketing? (2 marks)

Q.2 Give a detail note on customer relationship marketing. (10 marks)

Q.3 Advise a newly started tourism agency to expand its business at the same time

develop its service marketing expertise. (10 marks)

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

MK0007 – Advertising Management & Sales Promotion

2 Credits BKID B0860

Assignment Set- 1

30 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. What is the difference between media planning and media buying? Briefly

describe the various tasks of media planners and buyers.(10 marks)

2. Compare the different approaches to setting advertising budgets, in terms of

their relative advantages and disadvantages.(10 marks)

3. What are the differences between advertising objectives and sales promotion

objectives? Give five examples of consumer sales promotion techniques, with

a specific example of each.(10 marks)

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

MK0007 – Advertising Management & Sales Promotion

2 Credits BKID B0860

Assignment Set- 1

30 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. Distinguish between five different forms of advertising, giving a specific

example of each.(10 marks).

2. Discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of sales promotion, as

compared to advertising.(10 marks).

3. Select an advertisement for any product of your choice from a newspaper or

magazine and analyze the advertising strategy in terms of a) Objective b)

Target audience c) Consumer benefit and product attributes d) Proof e) Tone

and manner. Attach the ad with your response. (10 marks).



FALL 2010

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

MK0008 – E-Marketing - 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0922)

Assignment Set- 1

30 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 a. What is e-marketing? What are its benefits? (6 marks)

b. List the key features of the web. (4 marks)

Q.2 a. Give a note on internet privacy. (3 marks)

b. Discuss the challenges of e-marketing in future? (7 marks)

Q.3 Explain the following terms used in e-marketing: Intellectual property, Safe

Harbor principles and Click-wrap agreement. (10 marks)

FALL 2010

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

MK0008 – E-Marketing - 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0922)

Assignment Set- 2

30 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Give an account of customer behaviour in a B2B e-marketing. (10 marks)

Q.2 a. What are the targeting strategies involved for e-marketing? (7 marks)

b. What do you mean by e-CRM? (3 marks)

Q.3 Analyse the distribution function in e-marketing. (10 marks)

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

MK0009– International Marketing- 2 Credits

Assignment Set- 1

30 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q 1. International marketing is basically an extension of domestic marketing. Do you

agree or disagree with this statement? Justify your answer. (10 marks).

Q 2. Discuss the factors which need to be considered in making product related

decisions in international markets. (10 marks).

Q 3. Write short notes on – a) International distribution objectives b) e-commerce

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

MK0009– International Marketing- 2 Credits

Assignment Set- 2

30 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q 1. Discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of standardization

vs.localization of advertising, with suitable examples. (10 marks).

Q 2. What are some of the obstacles that come in the way of charging a uniform

price across different markets? (10 marks).

Q 3. You have just taken over as General Manager of a Company that is planning to

launch a chain of Indian fast food restaurants in the US market. Which aspects of the

marketing strategy are impacted by cultural differences and how would you deal with

them? (10 marks).

Fall 2010

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

OM0006 – Maintenance Management – 2 Credits

Book ID: B1148

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. Preventive Maintenance is an approach developed to reduce the likelihood of the failure of

critical equipment to the minimum possible. Elaborate with an example.

2. Explain briefly with examples, six maintenance scheduling principles.

3. Write a note on:

a) Productive Maintenance.

b) Predictive Maintenance.

c) Condition Based Maintenance.

Fall 2010

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

OM0006 – Maintenance Management – 2 Credits

Book ID: B1148

Assignment Set-2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

1. Explain Master Production Schedule. Take any product around you and prepare a detailed Bill

of materials for the same.

2. Describe Close Work in Work Management Process. Explain components of work execution.

3. Explain in detail by taking an example the difference between Preventive and Breakdown

Maintenance. Which of them is preferred? Justify your choice.

Fall 2010

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

OM0007 – Quality Management – 2 Credits

Book ID: B1155

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. Elucidate a relationship between strategy and data quality.

2. Write a note on the evolution of quality. Briefly explain the philosophies of Joseph Juran and

Philip Crosby.

3. Take any product, currently in the market and describe how DMAIC problem solving

techniques can be used to improve quality.

Fall 2010

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

OM0007 – Quality Management – 2 Credits

Book ID: B1155

Assignment Set-2(30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. With relevant examples, discuss frequently used types of measurement of reliability by

industries.

2. List out different quality standards used in industries. Briefly explain the need to use these

quality standards.

3. With examples, explain Cause and Effect diagram and Pareto Analysis.

Fall 2010

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

OM0008 – Advanced Production Planning & Control – 2 Credits

Book ID: B1162

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. To optimize and ensure smooth production, Production Planning and Control works as an

integrated system. Explain briefly how this integrated working will benefit the manufacturing

unit.

2. List the various elements of Flexible Manufacturing System and explain each of them briefly.

3. Explain briefly production processes and characteristics that facilitates achieve set goals that

are to be analysed by planners for synchronous production.

Fall 2010

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

OM0008 – Advanced Production Planning & Control – 2 Credits

Book ID: B1162

Assignment Set-2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. From the supply data given below develop a linear regression equation with the help of a least

square method and calculate the constants a’ and ‘b’ in the regression equation. Also forecast

a trend value for the year 2009 and 2015 (Hint: Refer Unit 4 section 4.13)

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Supply 4 5 8 12 10 9 14 16 16 20 22

2. What is meant by Economic Order Quantity? Explain with the help of a sketch the relationship

matrix of EOQ with annual inventory cost, annual inventory carrying cost, and annual ordering

costs?

3. Explain with an example how Production cost could be minimized through proper scheduling.

Fall 2010

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

OM0009 – Technology Management – 2 Credits

Book ID: B0893

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. Discuss various Technology Acquisition alternatives. List the important points to be

kept in mind while managing an acquisition of technology.

2. What are the ten tenets? Discuss. With the help of examples, show how we have

become /are becoming servants of technology.

3. Explain the five stages of innovation process which is based on the pioneering

work of Edward B. Roberts. What are the steps involved in measuring innovative

performance?

Fall 2010

Masters in Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

OM0009 – Technology Management – 2 Credits

Book ID: B0893

Assignment Set-2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. What is Technology Strategy and what is its importance at the corporate level?

What are the steps involved in planning Technology Strategies?

2. What is Technology Forecasting? Explain its role at national and enterprise level.

What purpose does a technology forecast serve?

3. How does technology affect business plan of an organization? Explain with

examples. Do you agree that technology and technology management are part of

the total business activity or business plan of an enterprise?

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4

Project Risk Management – PM0007 - 2 Credits

(Book ID: 1153)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Explain risk management process and its each steps in details.

Q.2 List the various categories of risk. Explain in brief seven risk identification methods

with its advantages and disadvantages.

Q.3. What is Risk Analysis? Mention the types of Risk Analysis. Draw a flow chart for Risk

Assessment Cycle and explain each step.

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4

Project Risk Management – PM0007 - 2 Credits

(Book ID: 1153)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Explain the seven stages of the risk assessment cycle.

Q.2 Describe Time-Cost optimization Algorithm.

Q.3 Write short notes on :

a. Risk monitoring/tracking

b. Vulnerability Analysis

c. Risk abatement

d. Quality control tools

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3

Quantitative Methods in Project Management – PM0006 - 2 Credits

(Book ID: 1140)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Explain the importance of business forecasting. List & explain the steps in the PERT

planning process.

Q.2 Write a short note on MS projects and explain in brief some of the important

terminologies used in MS Project.

Q.3. Describe the time series forecasting with the help of autoregressive modeling. What do

you understand by managing cash flow?

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 3

Quantitative Methods in Project Management – PM0006 - 2 Credits

(Book ID: 1140)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Explain Relationship between PERT & CPM. Also describe the framework required

for PERT & CPM

Q.2 Describe Time-Cost optimization Algorithm.

Q.3 What do you understand by a decision tree. Write a short note on project crashing using

network analysis.

2010(July)

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

Subject Code – MU0006

Subject Name – Compensation Benefits

2 Credits

(Book ID: B0859)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Explain the objective of a sound compensation planning. [10 Marks]

Q.2 Apex is an ITES service provider Company. It is startup (new) company, which is

trying to woo talent from the market. Being a new company it might face difficulty in hiring

highly talented candidates. As remuneration plays an important role, what will be the

strategic incentives plans organization can offer to persuade talented employees besides

providing good salary? [10 Marks]

Q.3 Explain the steps involved in designing a Remuneration Plan. [10 Marks]

2010(July)

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

Subject Code – MU0006

Subject Name – Compensation Benefits

2 Credits

(Book ID: B0859)

Assignment Set- 2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1) Fringe benefits are the important components of remuneration, though most of the

organizations face confusion when it comes to administering fringe benefits program. Design

the steps needed to administer Fringe Benefits to avoid problem in administering indirect

remuneration plan. [10 Marks]

Q.2) Explain the different types of incentive plan offered by organisations. [10 Marks]

Q.3) Write short notes on: [10 Marks]

 The Minimum Wages Act, 1948

 Payment of Wages Act, 1936

2010(July)

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

Subject Code – MU0007

Subject Name – Performance Management and Appraisal

2 Credits

(Book ID: B0934)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Define Performance Management? Explain the principles of developing a

performance management plan. [10 Marks]

Q.2 Let, Ryan and Grossman suggested four key capacities for organizational

effectiveness.-Elucidate. [10 Marks]

Q.3 Explain the process of performance management [10 Marks]

2010(July)

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

Subject Code – MU0007

Subject Name – Performance Management and Appraisal

2 Credits

(Book ID: B0934)

Assignment Set- 2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Explain the role of ethics in performance appraisal. [10 Marks]

Q.2 Mr. Sunil is a manager in a manufacturing company. He thinks that his subordinates

are inherently lazy, avoid work and they needs supervision to perform tasks and therefore he

shows authority over his subordinates’. According to McGregor theory, what assumptions

Mr. Sunil is having of his subordinates. And also elucidate McGregor both the theories.

[10 Marks]

Q.3 Write notes on:

 Management by Objectives

 Behavioral Anchored Rating Scales

 Graphic Rating scale

 Behavioral checklist [10 Marks]

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

Subject Code – MU0008 - 2 Credits

Talent Management and Employee Retention

(Book ID: B0935)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Explain the talent Management imperative.

Q.2 Describe Pre -Employment testing

Q.3 Apex is a firm facing high attrition rate. The Management is highly concerned about the

attrition. They are investing on the candidates by training them and after some time

employees are leaving the organization. There are costs associated with hiring besides

talent crunch. Mr. Ravi the HR Manager has given the responsibility to design strategies for

retention.

Suggest few components and strategies to achieve retention

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

Subject Code – MU0008 - 2 Credits

Talent Management and Employee Retention

(Book ID: B0935)

Assignment Set- 2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Write down the steps for compensation based talent management.

Q.2 What are the 5 steps to strategic talent planning? Elaborate

Q.3 Think of a situation in which you as team leader have to explain why HRIS or IT is

important in talent management and how it helps an organization. Supplement your answer

with suitable examples. ?

Fall2010

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

Subject Code – MU0009

Subject Name –Change Management

2 Credits

(Book ID: B0936)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Discuss culture driven change .

Q.2 Write the techniques for managing change effectively.

Q.3 Discuss the employee involvement in change management.

Fall2010

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester IV

Subject Code – MU0009

Subject Name –Change Management

2 Credits

(Book ID: B0936)

Assignment Set- 2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Discuss types of organizational teams

Q.2 Mr. Ram is working in ‘United India’ a public sector company for last 15 years. The

organization is facing competition from various private and Multinational companies. To meet

the challenges, management has decided to update their information system by integrating

information technology in every sphere of functioning. Mr. Ram is accustomed to manual

working system. He finds the new technology and its working difficult to cope up with. To him

the new technology is a threat for his job performance. His professional and personal life is

badly affecting due to his new found job stress. After listening to his problem his friend

suggest him to develop self mastery.

 What nature of problem Mr. Ram is facing?

 What is self mastery?

 Explain the various spheres of self mastery that Ram should follow to cope up the

situation?

Q.3 Explain stages of organizational change.

Master of Business Administration in Information System

MBA- Semester IV

MI0029- Enterprise Resource Planning – 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0899)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 What do you mean by Enterprise Resource Planning? Also Discuss the advantages of

ERP? [10 Marks]

Q.2 Discuss the Concept of Quality Management in concept with Module Function ? [10

Marks]

Q.3 Explain SAP’s ERP Packages in detail? [10 Marks]

Master of Business Administration in Information System

MBA- Semester IV

MI0029- Enterprise Resource Planning – 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0899)

Assignment Set- 2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 What are the different phases of ERP implementation lifecycle? [10 Marks]

Q.2 what is CAD/CAM and what are its advantages? [10 Marks]

Q.3 what are the major steps towards total quality Management? [10 Marks]

Master of Business Administration in Information System

MBA- Semester IV

MI0030-e-Commerce – 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0899)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

1. What are the developments that have contributed to the emergence of the

internet as an electronic commerce infrastructure? [10 marks]

2. Explain the various E-commerce applications in industry. [10 marks ]

3. Describe the rules of thumb for designing good websites? [10 marks ]

Master of Business Administration in Information System

MBA- Semester IV

MI0030-e-Commerce – 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0899 )

Assignment Set- 2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of E-commerce? [10 marks]

2. What do you understand by solicited targeted mail and unsolicited targeted mail?

[10 marks]

3. Compare and contrast the website of P&G and HUL. [10 marks]

Master of Business Administration in Information System

MBA- Semester IV

MI0031- Technology Management – 2 Credits

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

1. What is Technology Management? What are the role & Importance of Technology

Management? What is appropriate & Disrupted Technology? How Technology

Management is being inherited by India?

2. Discuss various Technology Acquisition alternatives. List the important points to be kept

in mind while managing an acquisition of technology. With regard to the integrated

framework for technology choice, explain the three stages used for carrying out the

study.

3. Discuss the role of Technology Transfer and its key factors as applicable to an

organization? What do you understand by a technology package and what are its

features? List the initiatives of India Government in improving technology absorption?

Master of Business Administration in Information System

MBA- Semester IV

MI0031- Technology Management – 2 Credits

Assignment Set- 2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

1. What is Technology Forecasting? Classify the Technology Forecasting Approaches in

brief? Discuss in detail the Product Development Process Phase in Technology

Management?

2. Describe in detail the Technology Life Cycle? What is the influence of IT revolution on

technological changes? Explain what is meant by Generation & Development of

Technologies? What is Technology Strategy and what is its importance at the corporate

level?

3. What is value chain & what are the activities? List & explain the factors that influence the

successful management of innovation process. Explain the five stages of innovation

process which is based on the pioneering work of Edward B. Roberts.

Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 4

MI0032 –Java and Web Designing– 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0938 )

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Explain different types of control statements. [10 Marks]

Q.2 a. What is the difference between errors and exceptions? [5 Marks]

b. Explain different types of error handling techniques

with a suitable example. [5 Marks]

Q.3 What is InterThread communication in Java? Explain with an example.

[10 Marks]

Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 4

MI0032 –Java and Web Designing– 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0938 )

Assignment Set- 2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 What are various parameters of an applet tag. [10 Marks]

Q.2 Write a short note on following topic:

a. Knock Knock Protocol [5 Marks]

b. Datagram [5 Marks]

Q.3 What are the different access specifiers in Java? How can we call a superclass

constructor? Explain with a suitable example. [10 Marks]

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4

Contracts Management in Projects – PM0009 - 2 Credits

(Book ID: 1149)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 List and explain in brief the methods of selection of consultants.

Q.2 Describe six channels that can be used for communication, giving the salient

advantages/disadvantages of each and the situation each is best suited for.

Q.3. Explain International competitive Bidding, its requirements and steps followed for ICB

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4

Contracts Management in Projects – PM0009 - 2 Credits

(Book ID: 1149)

Assignment Set- 2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Write short notes on:

a. Lump-sum contract

b. Cost reimbursable contract

c. E-procurement

Q.2 Explain contracting and the benefits of contracting.

Q.3 Write short notes on the following bringing out their essential features and their

applicability in procurement for works and goods:

(a) Pre and Post qualification of bidders;

(b) Single and Two stage bidding;

(c) Single cover and two or more cover bidding systems;

(d) E-procurement for government requirements

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4

Project Quality Management – PM0008 - 2 Credits

(Book ID: 1142)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 List the 10 important considerations for data collection by Juran institute.

Q.2 Write a short note on:

a. Stakeholder value

b. Project value

c. Customer value.

Q.3. Discuss Five Elements of the Six Sigma Framework. Explain DMAIC Process

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration-MBA Semester 4

Project Quality Management – PM0008 - 2 Credits

(Book ID: 1142)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 Write short notes on:

a. Quality control tools

b. Quality audits

c. Quality

d. Project triple constraints

Q.2 Explain Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Briefly explain Wheel of Quality.

Q.3 Good quality practice in building project management capability-Comment.

FALL 2010

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

ML0006 – Services Marketing and Customer Relationship Management - 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0862)

Assignment Set- 1

30 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 a. Point out the distinctive characteristics of services with examples. (6 marks)

b. Discuss briefly the significance of process and physical evidence in services

marketing. (4 marks)

Q.2 Briefly explain the gaps model in service marketing. (10 marks)

Q.3 What are the bases for segmenting in services marketing? Explain with examples. (10

marks)

FALL 2010

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

ML0006 – Services Marketing and Customer Relationship Management - 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0862)

Assignment Set- 2

30 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

Q.1 a. Explain briefly the six categories of service innovation. (8 marks)

b. What is relationship marketing? (2 marks)

Q.2 Give a detail note on customer relationship marketing. (10 marks)

Q.3 Advise a newly started tourism agency to expand its business at the same time

develop its service marketing expertise. (10 marks)

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

ML0007 – Advertising Management & Sales Promotion

2 Credits BKID B0860

Assignment Set- 1

30 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. What is the difference between media planning and media buying? Briefly

describe the various tasks of media planners and buyers.(10 marks)

2. Compare the different approaches to setting advertising budgets, in terms of

their relative advantages and disadvantages.(10 marks)

3. What are the differences between advertising objectives and sales promotion

objectives? Give five examples of consumer sales promotion techniques, with

a specific example of each.(10 marks)

Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

ML0007 – Advertising Management & Sales Promotion

2 Credits BKID B0860

Assignment Set- 1

30 Marks

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. Distinguish between five different forms of advertising, giving a specific

example of each.(10 marks).

2. Discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of sales promotion, as

compared to advertising.(10 marks).

3. Select an advertisement for any product of your choice from a newspaper or

magazine and analyze the advertising strategy in terms of a) Objective b)

Target audience c) Consumer benefit and product attributes d) Proof e) Tone

and manner. Attach the ad with your response. (10 marks).



Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 4

ML0008– Mall Management - 2 Credits

(Book ID: B0921)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. Discuss the favorable factors and the challenges of retail penetration in India?

2. What do you mean by Mall management? Describe the mall management

functionality?

3. Write a short note on (a) strategy in retail management (b) good supplychain

practices.

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 4

ML0008– Mall Management - 2 Credits

(Book ID : B0921)

Assignment Set- 2 (60 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. Discuss the importance of mall location & mall Layout in mall management. Write

a brief note on Plant location methodology & basic layout formats.

2. Write a brief note on Precision Mall Management-Transaction cost economics &

Bull whip effect.

3. Explain the latest trends in technology in mall management

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 4

ML0009 – Project Management in Retail - 2 Credits

(Book ID : B0863)

Assignment Set- 1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. What do you mean by retail project management? Explain the project life cycle

in a retail store?

2. Describe the roles and responsibilities of a retail project manager.

3. Write a brief note on project environment in retail

Fall 2010

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 4

ML0009 – Project Management in Retail - 2 Credits

(Book ID : B0863)

Assignment Set- 2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

1. Write a brief note on stages in project formulation in retail and preparing the project

report in Retail environment.

2. Discuss the five types of appraisals followed by a retailer in a retail store.

3. List out the planning components in retail operations and describe the project designing

process in retail project management.

Fall 2010

Master’s in Business Administration-MBA Semester 4th Specialization

QM0006 – ISO / QS Elements – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

1. Write a note on “Contract Review”

2. What is the Purpose of Documentation? Mention the features and benefits of

Documentation.

3. Suppose say you have started a new Manufacturing Company & you are following the legal

rules and considering all the ethical issues. Now that you want to conduct Internal Quality

Audit. How do go about it? What are the factors you consider?

Fall 2010

Master’s in Business Administration-MBA Semester 4th Specialization

QM0006 – ISO / QS Elements – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

1. Write a note on ISO 9000 series of Standards.

2. Describe Design and Development Planning as per ISO 9001.

3. Write a note on process control, inspection and testing covered under ISO 9001 – 2000.

Fall 2010

Master’s in Business Administration-MBA Semester 4th Specialization

QM0007 – Managing Quality in the Organization – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

1. (a) Write a note on Leadership vs Management.

(b) If you were supposed to judge an Employee on his Leadership Qualities, what

parameters and competencies would you look at?

2. Explain the role of Senior Management in improving the overall Quality in an Organization.

3. Explain the importance of Teamwork in an Organization

Fall 2010

Master’s in Business Administration-MBA Semester 4th Specialization

QM0007 – Managing Quality in the Organization – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-2 (30 Marks)

1. Explain the Necessity of Quality Statements. What are Vision and Mission Statements?

2. Write a note on Decision making in Organization.

3. Explain the various steps to determine the customer satisfaction.

Master’s in Business Administration-MBA Semester 4th Specialization

QM0008 – Quality Management Systems – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

1. Briefly discuss ISO 9000:2000 standards.

2. Write a brief note on COPC 2000.

3. What is the need for Environment Management System? What are the benefits of ISO

14001?

Master’s in Business Administration-MBA Semester 4th Specialization

QM0008 – Quality Management Systems – 2 Credits

Assignment Set- 2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

1. Explain AS9100 Family of Standards. What are the benefits of AS9100?

2. Discuss the importance and benefits of TS16949 Standard.

3. Discuss briefly the I.T Service Management. What are its benefits?

Fall 2010

Master’s in Business Administration-MBA Semester 4th Specialization

QM0009 – Quality Development Methods – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-1 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

1. (a) What is Strategic Quality Management? What are its Objectives?

(b) Describe the stages of Strategic Quality Management process.

2. Assume that you are working in a private run Airlines Company. Perform a SWOT analysis

for your organisation and prepare a report.

3. With an example illustrate the importance of Supplier Development.

Fall 2010

Master’s in Business Administration-MBA Semester 4th Specialization

QM0009 – Quality Development Methods – 2 Credits

Assignment Set-2 (30 Marks)

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions

1. What do you mean by Participative Management?

2. Who is a “Stakeholder”? Describe the importance and issues in Stakeholder Participation.

3. What is meant by Performance Analysis? What are the advantages of Performance

Analysis?