IGNOU MBA Solved Assignments Jan June 2018
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Internal Assignment Applicable for June 2018 Examination
MS- 01: Management Functions and Behaviour
1. Briefly describe the Management processes. Explain any one of them with respect to its significance
and importance in organisational performance and efficiency. Explain with your organisational
experience. Briefly describe the organisation, you are referring to.
2. What are the techniques used in different steps of Decision-making? Based on your organisational
experience, discuss the importance and rules of Brainstorming in the process. Briefly describe the
organisation and the situation, you are referring to.
3. What are the major antecedent conditions for change? Based on your organisational experience,
discuss the necessity or otherwise of why all organisations must change in the background of how an
organisation grows . Explain the situation and organisational settings you are referring to.
4. Base on your organisational experience/exposure critically discuss the role and impact of formal and
informal groups on Management . Briefly describe the organsational setting, you are referring to.
MS 2: 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 performance appraisal . Explain any two methods of performance appraisal
that you are familiar with citing suitable organisational examples.
3. Define mentoring and distinguish it from performance coaching. Assume you are responsible for
mentoring of employees in a large organisation. Discuss how you will make mentoring a strategic
function. Illustrate.
4. Discuss the laws covering wages. Analyse the recent amendments and trends in laws covering wages
in India.
5. Critically evaluate the state of workers participation in Management in the present day business
scenario. Explain with examples your answer giving due details of the organizations and the sources you
are referring to.
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MS - 03: Economic and Social Environment
1. Discuss the critical elements of macro-economic policies. How economic environment gives a
direction to the changes in the economic planning?
2. Differentiate between Economic Growth and Economic Development. Why is growth and
development synonymously used in economic discussion?
3. Discuss the genesis of mixed economy framework in India.
4. An important factor which influences the Balance of Payment of an economy is the exchange rate of
its currency vis- -vis other major currencies . Explain the statement given above.
5. How the twin objective of equity and justice was met by the economic reforms of 1991? Explain.
6. Write short notes on the following:
(i) Trade Union Movement
(ii) Public Accountability
(iii) Administered prices
MS - 04: Accounting and Finance for Managers
1. How is Financial Accounting different form Management Accounting ? Discuss the role and activities
of an Accountant.
2. The Balance Sheets of XYZ Ltd as on 31st December, 2016 and 2017 are as given below:
Liabilities 2016 2017 Assets 2016 2017
Share Capital 2,00,000 2,00,000 Goodwill 24,000 24,000
General Reserve 28,000 36,000 Buildings 80,000 72,000
Profit and Loss Account 32,000 26,000 Plant 74,000 72,000
Creditors 16,000 10,800 Investments 20,000 22,000
Bills Payable 2,400 1,600 Stock 60,000 46,800
Provision for Taxation 32,000 36,000 Bills Receivable 4,000 6,400
Provision for doubtful debts 800 1,200 Debtors 36,000 38,000
Cash and bank balances 13,200 30,400
3,11,200 3,11,600 3,11,200 3,11,600
Additional Information:-
(i) Depreciation provided on plant was 8,000 and on building was Rs. 8,000.
(ii) Provision for taxation made during the year is Rs. 38,000.
(iii) Interim dividend paid during the year is Rs. 16,000.
From the above information, you are required to prepare Schedule of changes in Working Capital and
Funds Flow Statement.
3. What do you understand by CVP Analysis. Explain the effect of Price and Volume on the Net Profit,
with the help of a suitable illustration.
4. The Management of ABC Ltd. is considering a proposal to purchase an improved model of a machine
which gives increased output. Its existing machine which has been in operation for 2 years has current
market value of Rs. 1,00,000, its remaining estimated useful life is 10 years, with no salvage value at the
end. The relevant particulars are as follows:
Existing Machine New Machine
Purchase price Rs. 2,40,000 Rs. 4,00,000
Estimated life 12 years 10 years
Salvage value - Annual Operating hours 2,000 2,000
Selling price per unit Rs. 10 Rs. 10
Output per hour 15 units 20 units
Material cost per unit Rs. 2 Rs. 2
Labour cost per unit 20 40
Consumable stores per year 2,000 5,000
Repairs and Maintenance per year 9,000 6,000
Working Capital 25,000 40,000
The company follows the straight-line method of depreciation and is subject to 50% tax. Should the
existing machine be replaced? Assume that the company s required rate of return is 15% and that the
loss on sale of Assets is tax deductible.
5. As a Finance Manager how would you determine the Optimal Cash balance that would be required by
your Organisation? What measures you would take to ensure the smooth and efficient Management of
Cashflows in the Orgnisation?
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MS - 05: Management of Machines and Materials
1. It is generally felt that rural areas are good for locating large plant, semi-urban areas for locating
medium-sized plants, and urban areas for small-scale plants . Comment.
2. (a) Define job design. How has management viewed job design since the industrial revolution?
(b) List the important factors that must be addressed in job design and briefly discuss the importance of
each one.
3. Under what circumstances would you use PERT as opposed to CPM in project management? Give
some example of projects where each would be more applicable than the other.
4. What do you understand by acceptance sampling? In what situations it is used? Briefly discuss the
sampling plans.
5. Inventory management for slow moving expensive items should focus more on lead time reduction
than anything else . Critically examine the statement.
6. Write short notes on any three of the following:
(a) Intermittent flow processes
(b) Uses of work sampling
(c) Helgeson and Birnie Method of line balancing
(d) Benefits of value engineering
(e) Objectives of codification.
MS - 06: Marketing for Managers
1. (a) Define the term Marketing with suitable examples. Discuss the scope and significance of marketing
function in a developing and fast emerging economy like India.
(b) What are the various components/ elements of marketing mix in case of products and services
marketing. Discuss with suitable examples of your choice.
2. (a) Explain the concept of Product Life Cycle by taking an example one each from a consumer durable
and any service offering of your choice.
(b) Distinguish the concept of market vs the concept of a segment and their relationship in marketing,
with suitable illustration.
3. (a) Discuss the various steps involved in the marketing research process that help in decision making
process. Briefly discuss a few application areas of marketing research in the current business
(b) Distinguish a Product from a Brand with suitable examples. Explain packaging as a market
development tool.
4. (a) Why pricing and promotional elements of marketing mix primarily decide the success of any
brand? Explain. Discuss the strategic and tactical decisions that a manager should consider in pricing and
promoting the firms offering. Take one product and one service offering and discuss their success story.
(b) Consumer is the king does this statement still holds good in the era of online/digital marketing? If yes
or no substantiate and justify accordingly.
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MS - 07: Information Systems for Managers
1. Why is the Central Processing Unit (CPU) is called the Brain of the Computer? What are the
components of a CPU? What factors affects the speed of a computer?
2. Define data and information. What is the difference between the two? What are the main
characteristics of information?
3. What are the types of inventory management systems? Define them and partition them into further
classes. Also, briefly explain each subdivision.
4. How can you use the Web as a data source for your data warehouse? What types of information can
you get from the Web? Explain briefly the steps needed to ensure that only good quality, reliable data is
loaded into the data warehouse from the Web.
5. What are expert systems? Mention the working principles of expert systems. Also discuss how
knowledge can be represented in expert systems.
6. Write short notes on any three of following:
(a) Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)
(b) Polymorphic viruses
(c) Business software solutions firm Microsoft
(d) Features of JAVA.
(e) Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)
MS - 08: Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Applications
1. A sample survey of 100 families belonging to the middle income group revealed the following
distribution according to their annual savings. Find a) average annual sayings, using the efficient
method, b) 5th decile, and c) 90th percentile.
Savings (Rs 000) 05-09 09-13 13-17 17-21 21-25 25-30 30-35
Number of Families 07 10 15 23 25 14 06
2. It is known that the number of heavy trucks arriving at a railway station follows the Poisson
distribution. If the average number of truck arrivals during a specified period of half an hour is 2, find the
probabilities that during a given half an hour a) no heavy truck will arrive, b) at least two heavy trucks
will arrive, c) at the most 3 heavy trucks will arrive, and d) between 1 and 3 heavy trucks will arrive.
3. A sample survey of tax-payers belonging to business class and professional class yielded the following
Business class Professional class
Sample size n1 = 400 n2 = 420
Defaulters in tax payment x1 = 80 x2 = 65
Test the hypothesis at = 0.01 level of significance that
a) defaulter rate is the same for the two classes of tax-payers, and
b) defaulter rate is higher in the business class than in the professional class by 0.03.
4. A set of paired data on X and Y has mean of X as 36, mean of Y as 85, standard deviation of X as 11,
standard deviation of Y as 8, and coefficient of correlation between X and Y as 0.66. Obtain a) the two
regression equations, and b) value of X when Y= 75.
5. Write short notes on any three of the following:
(a) Absolute value function
(b) Baye s Theorem
(c) Multistage Sampling
(d) Delphi method of forecasting
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