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IGNOU MBA 1ST SEMESTER ASSIGNMENT 2016

Management Functions and Behavior

1. Planning and controlling go hand in hand. There can be no control without a plan and plans cannot be successfully
implemented in the absence of controls. Controls provide a means of checking the progress of the plans and
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Elaborate this statement and discuss the underlying concept referring to the experience you have in organizations you
have worked in or familiar with. Briefly describe the organization, you are referring to.

2. What are various models of Decision making? Briefly discuss. Referring to your prior experience, discuss what
model has been prevalent in the organization/s you have worked for or familiar with. Briefly describe the organizations
you are referring to.

3. Discuss some of the syndromes of organizational maladjustment. Relate them with the experience you have had in
the organizations you have worked for or familiar with. Briefly describe the organizations you are referring to.

4. What are the characteristics of effective work groups and role of a manager in managing group productivity?
Substantiate the response with your organizational experience or the ones you are aware of. Briefly describe the
organization you are referring to.

MS-02: Management of Human Resources


1. Explain the process of human resource planning. Describe how HR forecast is
carried out in the organisation you are working with or an organisation you are
familiar with.
2. Discuss the concept of competency mapping. Explain any two methods of
competency mapping that you are familiar with citing suitable organisational
examples.

3. Define training and distinguish it from learning. Assume you are responsible for
training of employees in a large organisation. Discuss how you will make training a
strategic function. Illustrate.
4. Discuss the motivational aspects of reward system in an organisation. Analyse
the recent trends in reward system in Indian organisations and suggest measures to
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MS-03: Economic and Social Environment


1. Discuss socio-cultural environment of business and its importance to business giving examples.
2. What are the objectives of public sector and how far these objectives have been achieved?
Critically analyse.
3. What reforms have taken place in the small scale sector and what is their contribution? Discuss
with examples.
4. In what way trade policy reforms contribute to enhancing Indias competitiveness in the
International Market? Explain in detail.
5. Discuss in detail various measures involved in the process of privatisation.
6. Neglect of agriculture is the major sin of economic reforms. Examine the statement in detail.
MS-04: Accounting and Finance for Managers
1. Take an organization of your choice & find out how the Accounting Reports are
prepared by them and how these reports are useful for managers while making
decisions relating to the activities of a Business.
2. Prepare the Cash Flow Statement for XYZ Ltd. for the year 2015-16 and analyze
its cash flow position.
Balance sheet of XYZ Ltd. on 31st March

P & L Accounts for the year 2006-07 (as on 31st March, 2016)

The following additional information has been provided regarding the firm:
(i) Current liabilities denote amount that is payable to suppliers.
(ii) Raw materials constitute 80% of the inventory balance of the firm.
(iii)Loans and advance include income tax paid Rs. 240 lakh (previous year Rs. 150
lakh)
(iv) During 2015-16 10 lakh of equity shares of Rs. 10 each were issued at par.
Long-term loans raised during the year amounted to Rs. 160 lakh.
(v) The interest shown in the P&L account has actually been paid for in cash and
other income is realized in cash.
3. With the help of a suitable illustration, explain how the costs and volume
influence profit of a business.

4. A Company is considering to replace an existing machine for which two suppliers


have given quotation. Supplier A has proposed a machine costing Rs. 180 lakh that
uses the existing boiler while supplier B has quoted for the machine Rs. 110 lakh
but that requires modification in the existing energy supply system costing Rs. 30
lakh. The machines have a life of 10 years and can be sold for 5% and 10% of the
original cost respectively for Suppliers A and B. The additional working capital
requirement expressed as % of revenue are 20% and 25% respectively because of
larger requirement of fuel for the machine from Supplier B. The details are
condensed below:

The firm charges depreciation on SLM basis with zero book value and has a tax rate
of 35% for all kinds of income. The cost of capital for the firm is 12%
Which of the suppliers should the company prefer?
(a) as per NPV rule
(b) as per IRR rule.
5. How would you judge the efficiency of the management of working capital in a
business enterprise? Explain with the help of hypothetical data.