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1 QP CODE Page No..1 First Semester M.B.A Degree Examinations December 2015/January 2016 (Directorate of Distance Education) (New /Old Scheme, before 2012 Batch) PAPER MBA 110: PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT Time: 3hrs.] [Max. Marks: 75/80 SECTION A Answer the following, each question carries TWO marks: 1. a) Define the terms Efficiency and Effectiveness b) What do you mean by Esprit de corps? c) Explain Mckinsey s 7 S approach. d) What do you mean by span of control? e) What is Feed forward control? 5 x 2 = 10 Marks SECTION B Answer any FIVE of the following, Each question carries SIX marks: 2. Discuss different functions of management. How do the functions differ in the organizational hierarchy? 3. Discuss the qualities of tomorrow managers, with few examples. 4. What do you mean by Bureaucracy? Discuss its features with limitations. 5 x 6 = 30 Marks 5. Discuss in details the merits and limitations of Group Decision making Name the difference techniques of Group decision making. 6. Define Delegation. Discuss the variables which influence the Delegation process. 7. Define Control. Explain the process of control. Name the three methods of control with their merits and limitations. SECTION C ( = 35) Answer the following question. Question No.8 and 9 carries TEN marks each. Question No.10 carries FIFTEEN marks: 8. a) Discuss the contributions of Henri Fayal in detail. Comment on its current relavence. Contd 2

2 QP CODE Page No..2 b) Explain the roles performed by managers with suitable examples. 9. a) Define Planning. Explain its features and process with a neat diagram. b) Write short notes on any two of the following, i) Peter Drucker ii) F.W. Taylor iii) T.J. Watson. 10. Case Study: Akio Morita Chairman of the Sony Corporation writes the Sony Story in the book mace in Japan (Fonta Paperbacks, 1967). It all started with the nuclear invasion on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which brought Japan on her knees. At the same time: it generated a reaction of defiance and rebelliousness. The genesis of Sony and other operations of Japan can be traced back to this feeling getting even. Morila had his leanings towards electronics during student days. He barely scraped through a science degree, but self-taught himself electronics. During the Second World War, he served as a naval technical officer. It was in 1946 that the Tokyo Tushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (the Tokyo Tele communications Engg. Corporation) was founded in a dilapidated, charred warravaged department store building by Masaru Ibuka and Morita along with 18 other people. They produced short-wave radio adapters to enhance the MW sets. Ibuka and Marita did lot of running around. For some equipments they developed, they won an order from the Japan Broadcasting Corporation. Ibuka changed upon an American tape recorder, and liked this product. He convinced others for the need to diversity. Morita later added the magnetic tape to the product mix, since recorders sold without tapes meant giving competitors and opportunity to enter the readymade tape market. Market development was the most crucial exercise for them, since the product a recorder was innovative. The buyer must accept its potential value. Its market was to be created. The company then entered a virgin field of transistors, and developed its miniature product form. It revolutionized the electronics industry. The company in 1953 was rechristened as Totsuko abbreviation of its former name, Even this name was a bit tedious. Mortia and his friends then evolved Sony based on Sonny American slang extensively used in Japan in those days for bright and cute kids. The Sony Corporation became a multimillion dollar enterprise operating across the glove. Morita then launched the Walkman project, a treamendous market success which belied the estimationed about its viability by his colleagues. Sony does not believe in wastages it is considered sacrilegious. A Japanese worker is hired first and then suitably placed. Morita advises paternalistic foremanship. Japanese corporation and government treat each other as partners in a venture of nation building. All these operations spend a lot on R & D. In Japan, bigness of size, operations, turnover is not a crime. Contd 3

3 QP CODE Page No..3 We in Indian must give forth our own Moritas. Poser: What managerial lessons do you draw from the Sony phenomenon? SECTION D (Compulsory for New Scheme Students) Answer the following question, which carries FIVE marks: 11. a) Enumerate then problems in control process. b) Write a note on Planning premises. 1 x 5 = 05 Marks * * * * * * *

4 QP CODE Page No..1 First Semester M.B.A Degree Examinations December 2015/January 2016 (Directorate of Distance Education) (New Scheme/ Old Scheme) (Before 2012 Batch) PAPER MBA DP 120: ACCOUNTING F MANAGERS Time: 3hrs.] [Max. Marks: 75/80 SECTION A Answer the following, each question carries TWO marks: 1. a) Define Financial Accounting. b) What do you mean by Depreciation? c) What is Cash flow statement? d) Define Fund flow statement. e) What do you mean by process costing? 5 x 2 = 10 Marks SECTION B Answer any FIVE of the following, each question carries SIX marks: 5 x 6 = 30 Marks 2. What do you mean by Final Accounts? Explain briefly their nature & objectives. 3. Briefly describe the form and importance of journal. When and how compound entries are journalized. 4. What is breakeven point? Explain the different approaches to the computation of breakeven point. 5. Record the following transactions in a two column cash book (discount & cash columns) Feb.01. Commenced business with cash 10, Received a cheque for 5,000 for goods sold 07. Issued a cheque for 500 for furniture purchased 08. Purchased goods for 3,000 and paid by cheque 10. Paid into Bank of India 5, Paid wages in cash Drew a cheque for personal use Drew for office use Paid electric charges in cash Paid salaries by cheque 1,000 Contd 2

5 QP CODE Page No Normal waste of material in a production process is 6% of input. During a particular year, 10,000 Kgs of material was introduced to the production process and obtained 9,000 Kgs of output. Cost per Kg of Material is 10 and the entire quantity of waste is on stock at the end of the accounting year. Discuss the accounting treatment of waste while determining the cost of the accounting year. Discuss the accounting treatment of waste while determining the cost of inventory 7. a) Gross profit ratio of a firm is 25%. Gross profit is 1,00,000. Calculate the sales. b) Average stock of a firm is 50,000. Its opening stock is 10,000 less than its closing stock. Find out the opening stock and closing stock. SECTION C ( = 35) Answer the following question. Question No.8 and 9 carries TEN marks each. Question No.10 carries FIFTEEN marks: 8. a) What are the important limitations of conventional Financial Accounting? Explain clearly how there limitations can be overcome by Introducing cost Accounting in Business undertakings? b) Prepare a statement of changes in working capital form the following Balance Sheet of Sri Vardhaman & Company Ltd. Liabilities Assets Equity share capital 10,00,000 10,00,000 Fixed Assets 12,00,000 14,00,000 Debentures 7,40,000 9,00,000 Long term Investment 4,00,000 2,00,000 Tax payable 1,54,000 86,000 Work in Progress 1,60,000 1,80,000 Accounts payable 1,92,000 3,84,000 Stock in trade 3,00,000 4,50,000 Interest Payable 74,000 90,000 Accounts Receivable 1,40,000 2,80,000 Dividend payable 1,00,000 70,000 Cash 60,000 20,000 22,60,000 25,30,000 22,60,000 25,30, a) Marginal costing is a valuable tool to the managerial personnel. Elucidale b) Prepare a production Budget for each month and a summarized Production Cost Budget for the six months period ending December 31, 2005 from the following data of product x. a) The units to be sold for different months are as follows: 2005 July: 1,100 November: 2,500 August: 1,100 December: 2,300 September: 1, January: 2,000 October: 1,900 Contd 3

6 QP CODE Page No..3 b) There will be no work in progress at the end of any month. c) Finished units equal to half the sales for the next month will be in stock at the end of each month (including June 2005). d) Budgeted production and production cost for the year ending December 31, 2005 are as follows production (units): 22,000; Direct Materials per unit: 10,000: Direct wages per unit: 400 and Total Factory overhead apportioned to product: 88, Mr. A maintains his accounts on mercantile basis. The following trial balance has been prepared from his books as at March 31, Prepare Trading, and profit and Loss Account for the year ended March 31, 2007 and Balance Sheet as on the date after Making necessary adjustments. Particulars Amount Debit Credit Capital 2,50,000 Drawings 45,000 Mortgage Loan 75,000 Sundry Debtors & Creditors 2,00,000 1,25,000 Motor vehicles 50,000 Land 60,000 Buildings 1,20,000 Cash at bank 10,000 Bills Receivable & Payable 30,000 20,000 Rent Received 1,200 General Expenses 6,000 Discount 2,400 Advertising and Sales promotion 14,000 Rent & Insurance 18,000 Salaries & Wages 45,000 Carriage inwards 4,000 Carriage outwards 6,000 Purchases & Sales 3,50,000 5,75,000 Purchases & Sales Returns 47,800 12,200 Bad debts 2,500 Provisions for bad debts 5,000 Stock on April 1, ,000 Interest on loan 7,500 Adjustments: a) Provide depreciation at 2.5% on building & at 10% on motor vehicles. b) Stock in hand on March 31, 2007 was valued at 30,000. c) Prepaid insurance 1,200 and outstanding salaries 5,600 d) Maintain provision for bad debts at 4% on Sundry debtors. Contd 4

7 QP CODE Page No..4 SECTION D (Compulsory for New Scheme Students) Answer the following question, which carries FIVE marks: 11. a) Write a note on a) P/V Ratio b) Margin of safety b) Define Budget and distinguish if from Budgetary control. 1 x 5 = 05 Marks * * * * * * *

8 QP CODE Page No.1 First Semester M.B.A Degree Examinations December 2015/January 2016 (Directorate of Distance Education) (Old Scheme/New Scheme) PAPER MBA 130: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION Time: 3hrs.] [Max. Marks: 75/80 SECTION A Answer the following, each question carries TWO marks: 1. a) What is instant messaging system? b) Differentiate between internet and intranet. 5 x 2 = 10 Marks c) State the important factors that contribute towards effectiveness of electronic messages. d) What are integrated digital networks? e) Define functional reports. SECTION B Answer any FIVE of the following, each question carries SIX marks: 5 x 6 = 30 Marks 2. What are purchase correspondences? Explain the critical components that are to be considered while drafting the same. 3. What do you mean by Hoarding? Explain its utilities and drawbacks. 4. What are official memorandums? Provide a brief structure of an official memorandum. 5. Draft a recruitment notification inviting applications for the post of Management Trainees. 6. Info media s plays a very vital role in positioning. Explain. 7. Barriers to communication is not significantly influenced by the environment. Discuss SECTION C ( = 35) Answer the following question. Question No.8 and 9 carries TEN marks each. Question No.10 carries FIFTEEN marks: 8. a) A leader is always a transformer of individual behavior. Explain his role in moderating the flow of communication in modern day business. Contd 2

9 QP CODE Page No.2 b) Explain the role of IT infrastructure for effecting an efficient communication process, what are the hindrances the organization faces in implementing the same. 9. a) Draft a report on the proceedings of a board meeting, where various critical decisions were taken regarding the restricting of an enterprise. b) State and explain the process of recruitment with the help of schematic diagram. 10. Explain the importance of web enabled communication to the organizations highlighting important factors taken into consideration to protect the credibility of such information? SECTION D (Compulsory for New Scheme Students) Answer the following question, which carries FIVE marks: 11. a) Explain different types of visual aids used by the communicator. 1 x 5 = 05 Marks b) What are the important factors that the communicator has to keep in mind while he corresponds any hostile information? * * * * * * *

10 QP CODE Page No..1 First Semester M.B.A Degree Examinations December 2015/January 2016 (Directorate of Distance Education) (Old Scheme/New Scheme) PAPER MBA 140: QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES Time: 3hrs.] [Max. Marks: 75/80 SECTION A Answer the following, each question carries TWO marks: 1. a) What is a liner function? b) Define median. c) What do you mean by positive correlation? d) What is cluster sampling? e) Define adjoint of matrix. 5 x 2 = 10 Marks SECTION B Answer any FIVE of the following, Each question carries SIX marks: 2. Explain the role of mathematics and statistics in business decision. 3. Explain Poison Distribution with an example. dy y, find dx If = ( 3x 2) ( 3x 1) 5 x 6 = 30 Marks 5. Compute Karl Pearson s correlation coefficient and interpret the answer. Supply: Price: The following table gives the distribution of 100 accidents during seven days of the week if a given month. During the particular month there are 5 Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays and only 4 each of the other days. Calculate the average number of accidents per day. Days No of Accidents Days No of Accidents Sunday 26 Thursday 8 Monday 16 Friday 10 Tuesday 12 Saturday 12 Wednesday 10 Contd 2

11 QP CODE The profit as a function of the selling price x is given what price, is the profit a maximum? b p Page No..2 2 = 36000x 6000x. At SECTION C ( = 35) Answer the following question. Question No.8 and 9 carries TEN marks each. Question No.10 carries FIFTEEN marks: 8. a) Discuss normal distribution in detail. b) From the following data given below, find i) The two regression coefficients ii) The two regression equations iii) The most likely marks in statistics when marks in economics are 30. Marks in Economics Marks in Statistics a) Elaborate the need for sampling and differentiate between probabilistic and nonprobabilistic sampling techniques. b) If A = 4 2 3, find A A I Calculate Fisher s price index from the following data and check whether time reverse test and factor reverse test are satisfied: Commodity Price ( ) Quantity ( ) Price ( ) Quantity ( ) A B C SECTION D (Compulsory for New Scheme Students) Answer the following question, which carries FIVE marks: 11. a) List out and explain the components of time series. 1 x 5 = 05 Marks b) The mean weight of 15 wrestlers is 110 kgs. The mean weight of 5 of them is 100 kgs and another 5 is 125 kgs, what is the mean weight of the remainder? * * * * * * *

12 QP CODE Page No..1 First Semester M.B.A Degree Examinations December 2015/January 2016 (Directorate of Distance Education) (Old Scheme/New Scheme) PAPER MBA 150: GANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR Time: 3hrs.] [Max. Marks: 75/80 SECTION A Answer the following, each question carries TWO marks: 1. a) Give the meaning of group cohensiveness. b) Define motivation. c) State the meaning of participative management. d) What do you mean by Life Positions? e) State the meaning of Employee counseling. 5 x 2 = 10 Marks SECTION B Answer any FIVE of the following, each question carries SIX marks: 2. Personality is not a mere physical makeup Describe. 3. Discuss the various Conflict management techniques. 4. Explain the types and functions of organizational culture. 5. Elucidate the Organization Development process. 6. Write a note on sources and measurement of Attitudes. 7. Discuss the significance of Transactional Analysis in Employee counselling. SECTION C 5 x 6 = 30 Marks ( = 35) Answer the following question. Question No.8 and 9 carries TEN marks each. Question No.10 carries FIFTEEN marks: 8. a) Explain different types of Leadership theories with suitable examples. b) Define Perception and explain the process of Perception. Contd 2

13 QP CODE Page No a) What is Group Development? Explain its types and stages. b) Elucidate the theories of Motivation. 10. Define Personality and explain the various Personality theories and Determinants of Personality. SECTION D (Compulsory for New Scheme Students) Answer the following question, which carries FIVE marks: 11. a) Discuss the significance of participative management. b) Explain the change implementation process in the organization. 1 x 5 = 05 Marks * * * * * * *

14 QP CODE Page No..1 First Semester M.B.A Degree Examinations December 2015/ January 2016 (Directorate of Distance Education) (Old Scheme/New Scheme) PAPER MBA 160: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS Time: 3hrs.] [Max. Marks: 75/80 SECTION A Answer the following, each question carries TWO marks: 1. a) Define Managerial Economics. b) What do you mean by Economies of Scale? c) Define Equimarginal Principle. d) What is Price Elasticity of Demand? e) What is Differentiated Oligopoly? Give example. 5 x 2 = 10 Marks SECTION B Answer any FIVE of the following, each question carries SIX marks: 2. Explain the purpose of demand forecasting. 3. What is Elasticity of Demand? Explain the types of Elasticity of Demand. 4. Explain the significance of Economies of Scale. 5. Describe the Cost Based Pricing methods. 5 x 6 = 30 Marks 6. From the following information calculate, a) PV Ratio b) BEP & c) If the selling price is reduced to 80/- calculate the BEP. Total sales 5,00,000/-, Selling Price per unit 100/-, Variable Cost per unit - 60/-, Fixed Cost 1,20,000/- 7. Discuss the methods for measuring profit. SECTION C ( = 35) Answer the following question. Question No.8 and 9 carries TEN marks each. Question No.10 carries FIFTEEN marks: 8. a) Discuss the nature and scope of Managerial Economics. b) Describe the factors influence on managerial decisions. Contd 2

15 QP CODE Page No a) What is Demand Analysis? Explain the types of demand and how to determine demand. b) Explain the merits and demerits of qualitative demand forecasting methods. 10. Show the three stages of production in short run production function and explain, how variable input level is determined in short run production function. SECTION D (Compulsory for New Scheme Students) Answer the following question, which carries FIVE marks: 1 x 5 = 05 Marks 11. a) What are exception to the law of demand? State the characteristics of short run cost curve. b) Discuss the Cost Output relationship in long run. * * * * * * *

16 QP CODE Page No..1 First Semester M.B.A Degree Examinations December 2015/ January 2016 (Directorate of Distance Education) (Old Scheme/New Scheme) PAPER MBA DP 107: PRODUCTION AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT Time: 3hrs.] [Max. Marks: 75/80 SECTION A Answer the following, each question carries TWO marks: 1. a) What do you mean by Product Layout? b) Define the term Operation Management. c) What is Bill of Material? d) State the meaning of ABC Analysis. e) What is Aggregate Planning? 5 x 2 = 10 Marks SECTION B Answer any FIVE of the following, each question carries SIX marks: 2. Discuss the characteristics of modern production and operation function. 5 x 6 = 30 Marks 3. Location A would result in fixed costs of 5,00,000 variable cost of 83 per unit and Revenue of 88 per unit. Annual fixed costs at location B are 10,00,000 with variable costs of 52 per unit and revenue of 88 per unit. Sales volume is estimated to be 25,000/year. Which location is most attractive? 4. Explain the functions of store keeping manufacturing unit. 5. Discuss the purchasing cycle in detail. 6. Describe the benefits of implementing JIT system. 7. Calculate the standard production per shift of 8 hours duration, with the following data. Observed time per unit = 5 minutes, Rating Factor = 120%, Total Allowances = 331 3% of normal time. Contd 2

17 QP CODE Page No..2 SECTION C ( = 35) Answer the following question. Question No.8 and 9 carries TEN marks each. Question No.10 carries FIFTEEN marks: 8. a) A factory uses annually 24,000 units of a raw material which costs 1.25 per unit. Placing each order costs 25 and carrying cost is 65 per year of the average inventory. i) Find the EOQ and the total inventory cost including the cost of material. ii) The factory works for 320 days a year. If the procurement time is 10 days and safety stock is 450 units, find the re-order point, the minimum, maximum and average inventories. b) Discuss the various functions carried out under production planning and control and state their purpose in brief. 9. a) For the following data, construct a fraction of defective chart. Group No. Sample Size No. of Defectives b) Briefly describe the various steps involved in method study procedure. 10. Explain the different types of Layout with suitable illustration. SECTION D (Compulsory for New Scheme Students) Answer the following question, which carries FIVE marks: 1 x 5 = 05 Marks 11. a) Write a note on ISO 9000 Requirement. b) Explain the Six Sigma implementation steps. * * * * * * *