1 DE DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A (LM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 01. First Semester MANAGEMENT CONCEPT (011 Academic Year Onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks SECTION A (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. All questions carry equal marks. 1. Management is Science or Art. Discuss.. Distinguish between Administration and Management. 3. Briefly explain about Standing Plan and its advantages. 4. Analyse the essentials of a good plan. 5. Write a note on line organization. 6. Explain the different types of interviews. 7. Briefly analyze the need for control. 8. Explain the concept of Strategic Alliances.
2 SECTION B (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. All question carry equal marks. 9. Discuss the principles of management. 10. Explain the advantages and limitations of planning. 11. Selection process starts, where Recruitment process ends. Discuss. 1. Explain the advantages and disadvantages functional organizations. 13. Explain the features and principles and direction. 14. Explain PERT and CPM as control devices. 15. Discuss the importance of Business Processing Reengineering. DE 467
3 DE DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 01. First Semester Logistics Management ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (011 academic year onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks SECTION A (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. All questions carry equal marks. 1. Explain the different foundations of OB.. Why do individuals differ in their behaviour? 3. Explain the concept of Locus of Control. 4. Discuss the major determinants of personality. 5. What do you understand by attitudes? What are its functions? 6. What is job satisfaction? Explain its relationship with productivity. 7. Discuss the merits and demerits of ERG theory of motivation. 8. What is stress? State its effects.
4 SECTION B (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 9. Explain the following statement: People influence organizations, and organizations influence people. 10. Define personality, and critically examine the Freudian stages of personality development. 11. Explain the steps involved in perceptual process. 1. Describe how various principles of learning might be used in training programme. 13. Do you think it is possible to change attitudes? If yes, what are the ways? 14. Critically examine the need hierarchy theory of motivation. 15. List out the stress coping strategies. DE 468
5 DE DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (Logistics Management ) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 01. First Semester MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (011 Academic year onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. "Managerial economics is prescriptive rather than descriptive in character." Discuss.. Why the demand curve slopes downward? Give the exceptions of law of demand? 3. Explain in detail the various measures of price elasticity of demand. 4. What are economies of scale? What are the factors determining economies of scale? 5. Explain Cobb Douglas production function. 6. Explain with illustration pricing under monopolistic situation. 7. What is price discrimination? 8. What are the factors affecting national income?
6 PART B (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. "Managerial economics consists of the use of economic modes of thought to do business" Discuss. 10. What are the objectives of pricing policy? Also explain the method of price skimming and penetration pricing with examples. 11. Explain graphically short run equilibrium conditions and long run equilibrium conditions under perfect competition. 1. What is production function? Explain its managerial uses. 13. Explain the managerial applications of cost volume profit analysis. 14. Project X initially costs Rs. 5,000. It generates the following cash flows : Year Cash inflows (Rs.) Present Value of Re. 10% 1 9, , , , , Taking the cut-off rate as 10% suggest whether the project should be accepted or not. 15. What is business cycle? Explain the various phases of business cycle. DE 469
7 DE DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (Logistics Management) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 01. First Semester FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (011 Academic Year onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks SECTION A (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Give the comparisons between Financial and Management Accounting.. Explain the term: Convention of Conservations. 3. Explain the term Accounting Cycle. 4. What is a Funds Flow Statement? Examine its managerial uses. 5. Explain the Imprest System of Petty Cash Book. 6. What is a master budget? How it is prepared? 7. State the objectives of managerial reporting. 8. Explain the various methods of capital budgeting under NDCF method.
8 SECTION B (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. What do you consider by the objectives of management accounting? Support your answer with suitable illustrations. 10. What do you understand by Budgeting? Mention the types of budget that man-agreement of a big industrial concern would normally prepare. 11. Explain the major sources of fund. Also state the differences between Funds From Operation and Cash From Operation. 1. The following information is given about M/s. S.P.Ltd. For the year ending Dec.31, 010 (a) (b) Stock turnover ratio = 6 times Gross profit ratio = 0% on sales (c) Sales for 010 = Rs. 3,00,000 (d) Closing stock is Rs. 10,000more than the opening stock (e) Opening creditors = Rs. 0,000 (f) Closing creditors = Rs. 30,000 (g) Trade debtors at the end = Rs. 60,000 (h) Net working Capital = Rs. 50,000. Find out : (i) Average Stock (ii) Purchase (iii) Creditors Turnover ratio (iv) Average Payment Period (v) Average Collection Period (vi) Working Capital Turnover ratio DE 470
9 13. From the following particulars, prepare the Funds Flow Statement Liabilities 1 Jan. 31 Dec. Assets 1 Jan. 31 Dec. Rs. Rs. Rs. Rs. Creditors 36,000 41,000 Cash 4,000 3,600 Profit & Loss a/c 30,000 45,000 Debtors 35,000 38,400 Capital 1,48,000 1,49,000 Stock 5,000,000 3 Land 0,000 30,000 Building 50,000 55,000 Machinery 80,000 86,000,14,000,35,000,14,000,35,000 Depreciation charged on machinery during the year Rs. 10, From the following balances draw up a Training and Profit and Loss Account and Balance Particulars Amount Rs. P. Prakash Capital 0,000 Bank Overdraft 5,000 Machinery 13,400 Cash in Hand 1,000 Fixtures and Fittings 5,500 Opening Stock 45,000 Bills Payable 7,000 Creditors 40,000 Debtors 63,000 Bills Receivable 5,000 Purchases 50,000 Sales 1,9,000 Returns from Customers 1,000 Returns to Creditors 1,100 DE 470
10 Particulars Amount Rs. Salaries 9,000 Manufacturing Wages 4,000 Commission and T.A 5,500 Trade Expenses 1,500 Discount (Cr.) 4,000 Rent,00 The Closing Stock amounted to Rs. 5, ABC Co. wishes to arrange overdraft facilities with its bankers during the period April to June when it will be manufacturing mostly for stock. Prepare a Cash Budget for the above period from the following data including the extent to bank facilities the company. (a) Sales Purchases Wages (b) Rs. Rs. Rs. February 1,80,000 1,4,800 1,000 March 1,9,000 1,44,000 14,000 April 1,08,000,43,000 11,000 May 1,74,000,46,000 10,000 June 1,6,000,68,000 15, per cent of credit sales is realized in the month following the sale and the remaining 50 per cent in the second month following. Creditors are paid in the month following the month of purchase. (c) Cash at bank on 1 st April (estimated), Rs. 5, DE 470
11 DE DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (Logistic Management) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 01. First Semester PRINCIPLES OF LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT (011 Academic Year Onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Explain the barriers to internal logistics integration.. Describe customization. 3. Explain integrated logistics service providers. 4. Explain contract carriers. 5. Describe manufacturing postponement. 6. Explain the echeleon structure logistical system. 7. Describe inventory analysis. 8. Explain 3PL and 4PL. PART B (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Explain the work of logistics. 10. Describe the role of logistics during different product life cycle stages.
12 11. Describe the operational objectives of logistics. 1. Explain the basic transportation modes. 13. Describe the reengineering procedure. 14. Explain the warehouse location patterns. 15. Describe the stages of functional aggregation in logistical organizations. DE 471
13 DE 47 1 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (Logistic Management) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 01. Second Semester QUANTITATIVE METHODS (011 academic year onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Describe Binomial distribution.. List the steps in the least cost cell method. 3. Find the best alternative using expected value criterion. Alternative 1 Alternative Revenue Probability Revenue Probability 1,00, ,00, ,00, ,00, ,00, ,00, Explain the process of simulation. 5. What are the assumptions of the linear programming model? 6. Explain the general structure of a queuing system. 7. Describe the relative frequency approach of probability.
14 8. Monthly income of two persons is in the ratio 4 : 5 and their monthly expenditure is in the ratio of 7 : 9. If each saves Rs. 50 per month, find the monthly income of both the persons. PART B (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Use the graphical method to solve the following problem. Maximize z = 15x1 + 10x Subject to the constraints : 4x 1 + 6x 3x 5x 1 1 x, x Find the initial basic feasible solution for the following transportation problem using Vogel s approximation method. The cell entries represent the cost of transportation per unit. Destination Supply Source Demand A harbour has single dock to unload the containers from the incoming ships. The arrival rate of ships at the harbour follows Poisson distribution and the unloading time for the ships follows exponential (negative) distribution and hence, the service rate also follows Poisson distribution. The arrival rate and the service rate DE 47
15 are 8 ships per week and 14 ships per week respectively. Find the following : (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Utilization of the dock Average number of waiting ships in the queue Average number of waiting ships in the system Average waiting time per ship in the queue Average waiting time per ship in the system. 1. The data for promotion and academic qualification for a company is given below : Promotional status Academic qualification Total MBA Non-MBA Promoted Non- promoted Total (a) (b) (c) Calculate the conditional probability of promotion after an MBA has been identified. Calculate the conditional probability that it is an MBA when a promoted employee has been chosen. Find the probability that employee promoted is an MBA. 13. Solve the following assignment problem. The matrix entries represent the processing time in hours. Find the optimum total processing time. Operator Job DE 47
16 14. Solve the following using simplex method. Maximize z = 6x1 + 8x Subject to 5x 4x x x 1 + 4x and x The incidence of occupational disease in an industry is such that the workers have 0% chance of suffering from it. What is the probability that out of 6 workers 4 or more will come in contact with the disease? 4 DE 47
17 DE 473 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (LM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 01. Second Semester BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT (011 academic year onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Explain the aspects of privatization and their impact on business development.. Explain the facets of liberalisation and their impact on business development. 3. Briefly explain the legal frame work relating to environmental protection in India. 4. Explain the impact of information technology on business. 5. How do businesses tap foreign capital? 6. Explain the impact of fiscal system on business. 7. Explain the role of political system and political stability as conditions of business growth. 8. Briefly outline the dynamic factors of business environment.
18 PART B (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Discuss the role of world back in global economic development. 10. Explain the importance of consumer protection and the legal framework for it. 11. What is meant by fiscal deficits? What is the relationship between fiscal deficits and inflation? 1. Discuss the role of government and business. 13. Explain the fundamental issues captured in PESTLE. 14. Explain the role of legal environment as a factor that envelops all the phases of a business. 15. Discuss the role of RBI. DE 473
19 DE DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (LM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 01. Second Semester BUSINESS RESEARCH (011 Academic Year Onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. What do you mean by research? Explain its significance in modern times.. Explain the meaning and significance of a research design. 3. Clearly explain the differences between collection of data through questionnaires and schedules. 4. State the reasons why sampling is used in the context of research studies. 5. What is a hypothesis? What characteristics it must possess in order to be a good research hypothesis? 6. Find the value of χ for the following information. Class : A B C D E Observed frequency : Expected frequency :
20 7. Briefly explain the important characteristics of distribution free or non parametric lists. 8. What do you mean by multivariate techniques? Explain their significance in the context of research studies. PART B (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Briefly describe the different steps involved in a research process. 10. Describe the different methods of scale construction pointing out the merits and demerits of each. 11. Discuss interview as a technique of data collection. 1. Write short notes on : (a) (b) (c) Sampling frame Central limit theorem Point estimate and interval estimation. 13. Answer using F-test whether the following two samples have come from the same population. Sample 1 : Sample : Use 5% level of significance. 14. Write a brief essay on factor analysis particularly pointing out its merits and limitations. 15. Describe, in brief, the layout of a research report, covering all relevant points. DE 474
21 DE DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (LM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 01. Second Semester GLOBAL BUSINESS AND MNCs (011 Academic Year Onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Distinguish between foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment.. What is meant by global meltdown? How can its contagion effect be dealt with? 3. What is a bill of leading? What its role in international trade? 4. Discuss the Indian efforts to attract FDI. 5. Discuss the services of Export Credit and Guarantee Corporation in export credit insurance. 6. Explain the argument infavour of level playing field. 7. Briefly explain UN code of conduct of transfer of technology. 8. Write brief note on NAFTA.
22 PART B (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Discuss the role of International Development Association in development of less developed nations. 10. Explain the functions of world bank and its contributions to global businesses. 11. Explain the provisions for dispute settlement under WTO. 1. What is meant by strategic alliances? Explain how their success can be ensured. 13. Explain the concept of APV and international IRR in evaluating global investment projects. 14. Explain the procedures for availing credit insurance and the documents necessary for this. 15. Explain the factors influencing international business. DE 475
23 DE DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (LM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 01. Second Semester MODERN LOGISTICS OPERATIONS (011 Academic Year Onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks 1. What is 4PL? PART A (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions.. Describe logistics postponement. 3. Explain inventory analysis. 4. What should logistics focus on during the growth stage of the product? 5. Describe common carriers. 6. What is reverse logistics? 7. Explain integrated logistics service provider. 8. Describe transport functionality. PART B (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Describe the basic transportation modes. 10. Explain the warehouse location patterns.
24 11. Explain the work of logistics. 1. Describe 3PL and it's advantages and disadvantages. 13. Explain E-procurement. 14. Describe radio frequency identification and it's applications. 15. Explain vendor managed inventory and it's advantages and disadvantages. DE 476