Annamalai Assignments – 1st Year MBA
Each Subject – Two Answer through Email
1. Principles of Management
Q1. What do you see as the main difference between a successful and an unsuccessful decision? How much does luck versus skill have to do with it? Give a detail note on it.
Q2. Take any two Indian companies and examine how they have succeeded or failed due to poor strategic planning.
Q3. Suggest a method of departmentation for a large multi-product organization with a huge market spread over the whole country. Explain the reasons for your suggestions.
Q4. ‘Motivation is the core of management’. Comment. What practical suggestions would you offer to management to motivate its staff in an industrial organization?
2. Accounting for Managers
Q1. Arun the managing director is surprised that his profit every year is quite different from what he wants or expects to achieve. someone advised him to install a formal system of budgeting. He employs a fresh accountant to do this. For two years, the accountant faithfully makes all budgets based on previous year accounts. The problem remains unsolved. Advise Arun the managing director and the accountant on what steps they should take. Make assumptions about what is lacking.
Q2. In a factory, actual fixed cost overheads were different from the standard fixed overheads because the actual output, actual time consumed, actual rate per hour and per unit of output differed. Compute the variances taking assumed figures.
Q3. A company has to decide whether to Make or Buy. Through differential cost analysis, how will you ascertain the net difference between the two alternatives so as to assist the management in their decision making? Use hypothetical figures to illustrate.
Q4. As a management accountant you were asked to introduce a system of capital expenditure control for your organization. Explain the important feature you want to incorporate in the system you propose to introduce with the suitable example of a project involving capital expenditure.
3. Managerial Economics
Q1. “The objective of Managerial Economics is to provide framework for analysing business decisions. Instead of presenting detailed list of rules for specific decision-making, managerial economics addresses the larger economic forces that shape day-to-day decision-making”. Critically analyse the above statement.
2. “The quantity demanded of any good appears to depend upon utility, price and income”. Elucidate the above statement with appropriate example.
3. “If the production function is homogeneous with constant returns to scale everywhere, the returns to a single variable factor will be diminishing”. Comment
4. “If there is active price competition and free entry, the equilibrium output under monopolistic competition will be very close to the minimum cost-output. However, if firms avoid price competition and instead enter into non-price competition there will be excess capacity in each firm”. Comment the above statement.
4. Legal Environment of Business
Q1. The Indian contract Act, 1872 is not a complete code dealing with all branches of the law of contract” .Comment
Q2. Mr. Vipin of Delhi engaged Mr. Abhishek as his agent to buy a house in west extension area. Mr. Abhishek bought a house for Rs. 20 lakhs in the name of a nominee and then purchased it himself for Rs 35 lakhs. He then sold the same house to Mr. Vipin for Rs 40 lakhs. Mr. Vipin later comes to know the mischief of Mr. Abhishek and tries to recover the excess amount paid to Mr. Abhishek. Is he entitled to recover any amount from Mr. Abhishek? If so, how much can he recover? Explain.
Q3. One of the benefits of listing is the easy transferability of the securities listed on a stock exchange. If so justify this statement.
Q4. “The memorandum of association is the fundamental law or a charter defining the objects and limiting the powers of a company” – Explain
5. Research Methodology and Statistics
Q1. “Human Lock” a leading human security force company has planned to know the employee satisfaction level and the problems faced by employees in their job at various levels. As a consultant you are requested to complete the task. Design a suitable questionnaire for this purpose by considering different dimensions related to human security force, and suggests a suitable sampling design for the collection of data.
Q2. You are the R & D Manager of a research consultancy company. You have been assigned to conduct a customer satisfaction study about cosmetic products of a leading cosmetic company in India. You conducted the study and you are ready to submit the report. How will you prepare the research report for your client? (Use your own data and other relevant information)
Q3. Mr. Puneeth, the personnel manager of a Textile Mill is recruiting its graduate trainees through two consultancy agencies. The performance index (0 – 10 scale) of the trainees from each consultancy agency follows normal distribution. The variance of the performance index of the trainees selected through a Consultancy Agency X is 12 and that of the trainees selected through another Consultancy Agency Y is 6. The manager feels that the mean performance index of the trainees selected through the Consultancy Agency X is less than that of the trainees selected through the Consultancy Agency Y. To test his intuition, he has drawn a sample of 64 trainees selected through the Consultancy Agency X and their mean performance index is found to be 8. Similarly, he has drawn a sample of 81 trainees selected through the Consultancy Agency Y and their mean performance index is found to be 6.5. Test the intuition of Mr. Puneeth at a significant level of 0.01.
Q4. “The economy of a nation depends on the quantum of research and development activities” – Comment on the statement and substantiate your views with real time examples
6. International Business
Q1. “Some argue that WTO is the third pillar of global business. But many argue that WTO is the wrong grade organization.” – Critically comment.
Q2. Do you believe that political stability leads to business development and Vice
versa? If yes state your answer with examples.
Q3. Analyse the steps taken by Indian government to globalize the economy.
Q4. Do you justify that the working pins would really link the present scenario of
international business with that of the future?
7. Managerial Communication
Q1. Communication has its own merits and demerits based on the types? Discuss the above with an example of your own.
Q2. It is difficult to study the growth of a firm without proper recordings of the proceedings – Discuss the essentials of maintaining such activities in detail.
Q3. Success of an individual is based on the way he communicates with the people around him – Discuss the above statement in relation with a HR Department.
Q4. Noise is from both external and internal sources, what are they and how it can be overcome – Discuss in detail.
8 Organisational Behaviour
Q1. Some changes in Organisations are unplanned, where as others are the result of strategic plans. Give examples of each of their verities of change and explain their implications for Organisational functioning.
Q2. Once you are established in your careers, what special challenges are you likely to confront? What can you do to enhance your chance of having a fully satisfying successful career?
Q3. Explain how the field of Organisation behaviour stands to benefit by taking a global perspectives. What would you say are the major challenges associated with such a perspectives.
Q4. Do you believe that Organisational politics is inevitable or that it can be curtailed? Explain your answer with examples.