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ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY

DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION


M.B.A. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
SECOND YEAR
Academic Year 2018 - 2019
ASSIGNMENT TOPICS
This booklet contains assignment topics. Students are asked to write the
assignments for SIX papers as per instructions, those who have opted project and
Viva-Voce.
Students are asked to write the assignments for the EIGHT Papers as per
instruction those who have opted Two Theory Papers (2.7.1 & 2.7.2) as
specialisation.
Last date for submission : 28-02-2019
Last date for submission : with late fee `300/- 15-03-2019

NOTE:

1. Assignments sent after 15-03-2019 will not be evaluated.


2. Assignments should be in the own hand writing of the student concerned and
not type-written or printed or photocopied.
3. Assignments should be written on A4 paper on one side only.
4. All assignments (with Enrolment number marked on the Top right hand corner
on all pages) should be put in an envelope with superscription “MBA
Assignments” and sent to The Director, Directorate of Distance Education,
Annamalai University, Annamalainagar – 608 002 by Registered post.
5. No notice will be taken on assignments which are not properly filled in with
Enrolment Number and the Title of the papers.
6. Students should send full set of assignments for all papers. Partial
assignments will not be considered.

ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Write assignments on any TWO topics in each paper out of the FOUR. For each
topic the answer should not exceed 15–pages. Each assignment carries 25 marks
(2 topics).

DR. M. ARUL
DIRECTOR
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2.1 MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
1. Outline the features of the framework of regulation of the credit information
companies in India. What are the regulatory and supervisory objectives of the
RBI in relation to the NBFCs? Discuss the main elements of the RBI framework
of NBFC regulation.

2. I like to invest Rs 2 lakhs for long term in share market. Will you suggest
investing it right now or should I wait for further correction. Justify your views
in detail.

3. Discuss the process of selecting an investment in venture capital financing.


Explain briefly the framework of the scheme of regulation of venture capital
funds by the SEBI.

4. Discuss the structure and working of Indian banking industry. What


suggestions would you offer for improvement of their performance?

2.2 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

1. Discuss the foreign exchange market, procedure for quotation and arbitrage.
Narrate current situation of Euro currency and Euro Credit.

3. Critically evaluate the International Financial Market Instruments. Discuss the


internal and external techniques of risk involved in the International Business.

3. “A non- financial firm should always completely hedge all its exposures to
environmental risk factors such as exchange rates and interest rates.” Critically
discuss this recommendation.

4. Real exchange rate changes are measured by adjusting nominal exchange rate
changes by inflation differentials, the latter in turn being measured by some
price index such as WPI or CPI. It is said that a firm faces operating exposure
only if real exchange rates change. Is this strictly true? Why or why not?

2.3 DERIVATIVES MANAGEMENT


1. “Derivatives are considered as risk management tools used by organizations/
investors/individuals”. Critically evaluate the statement.
2. “The basic purpose of derivatives instruments is to provide commitments to price
for future dates for giving against adverse movement in future prices”. Discuss
and critically evaluate the statement.
3. “Forward contracts acts as fore-runners of futures market”. Critically evaluate
the statement in light of growth of forward market Worldwide.
4. “Options are the safest instrument for investors for the investment purpose.
Options writer has limited profit and unlimited losses whereas option buyer has
limited losses and unlimited profits”. Critically evaluate the above statement
with suitable examples.
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2.4 RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE

1. Elaborate the loss control measures of any manufacturing company of your


choice.

2. Risk cannot be avoided but can be minimised- Discuss.

3. Risk avoidance is a negative treatment of risk rather than a positive technique –


Elaborate.

4. Discuss the major types of risk that are associated with great financial
insecurity.

2.5 INVESTMENT, SECURITY AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT


1. “The most important index in financial market is the stock index, which uses a
set of stock that is representation of the whole market, or a specified sector, to
measure the change in the overall behaviour of the market or sector over a
period of time”. Do you agree or disagree? Give your views by taking the present
situation.
2. The technical analyst places a great deal of importance on supply and demand in
stock pricing. Presumably the fundamental analyst also believe that supply and
demand are important. In what ways do the two groups disagree on the subject?
Give your comments with suitable examples.
3. The efficient market theory has major implications for the practice of portfolio
management. One obvious implication is the determination of superior analyst.
Another is how to carry out the management of portfolios, assuming no success
to superior analysts. Assume that none of the analysts to whom you have
access is superior, what specific investment practices you would implement for
your clients?
4. Reported earnings typically differ, sometimes considerably from economic
earnings. Nevertheless, it is often argued that reported earnings are intended
simply to provide source information to investors about the value of the firm. If
so, might there not be alternative accounting procedures of equal use to
investors? How might one go about evaluating the usefulness of such
procedures?

2.6 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

1. Do a SWOT Analysis for Reliance Jio 4G services in Indian market and


analyse the strategic approach of reliance communication in this regard.

2. What were the major strategic drawbacks of Kingfisher Airlines? What was
the vital reason for its dropdown? Consider the strategic issues and justify
it.
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3. Illustrate with examples of hyper competition and competitive dynamic
approaches in strategic marketing.

4. Why would management adopt a stability strategy? Can stability strategies


be viable over a lengthy period of time? Why or Why not?

2.7.1 E-COMMERCE
1. Enumerate Security of Internet hosts and networks, Public key infrastructure,
Safety of E-Commerce applications, Electronic payment systems, Trust and
reputation in E-Commerce.

2. Discuss about the prevention procedures of the firewall to avoid the attack of
Hackers.

3. “Online Shopping generate new economy”- Comment your opinion with proper
Justification.

4. Discuss the role played by E-commerce in providing customer service at the


various stages (product selection to post purchase) in an online buying
transaction.

2.7.2 BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS


1. “Empirical research in India creates so many problems for the researchers”
State the problems that are usually faced by young researchers.

2. Using the different measurement scales, prepare a questionnaire, on a topic of


your choice and indicate the statistical tools can be used for analysis of the
questionnaire.

3. Critically examine the following statements.

(a) Interviews cause more bias than the use of questionnaire while collecting
data.

(b) Projective technique is reliable and authentic method of data collection.

4. “Majority of the researches makes use of primary sources of data and secondary
data sources do not really contribute to a scientific enquiry”. Do you agree or
disagree with the statement? Explain.

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