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Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1 Winter 2013
MB0038 - Management Process and Organizational Behaviour
Q1. What do you mean by Span of Control? Differentiate between narrow span of control and wide span
of control. Describe the factors that influence the span of control.
Q2. Define the term controlling. What are the pre-requisites of effective control?
Q3. Define the term „personality‟. Describe Cattell‟s Personality Factor Model.
Q4. Discuss the contemporary theories of motivation.
Q5. What are the factors that affect group behaviour?
Q6. Define the term „leadership‟. Write a brief note on “Contingency Theories of Leadership”
MB0039 –Business Communication Answers available on www.smuHelp.com
Q1. As a speaker you are addressing a group of people. Explain the elements involved in this
Q2. What is the importance of Kinesics and Proxemics in communication? Explain with examples.
Q3. How does internal business communication affect the organization? Discuss the role of each
stakeholder in this.
Q4. Imagine a new product from food industry. Write a persuasive letter to customers, persuading them to
buy your company‟s product.
Q5. You are going to face a job interview for the post of Manager-operations. Which aspects you will keep
in mind while facing the interview?
Q6. Write short notes on:
a) SQ3R technique of reading
MB0040 – Statistics for ManagementAnswers available on www.smuHelp.com
Q1. Distinguish between Classification and Tabulation. Explain the structure and components of a Table
with an example.
Q2. a) Describe the characteristics of Normal probability distribution.
b) In a sample of 120 workers in a factory, the mean and standard deviation of wages were Rs. 11.35 and
Rs.3.03 respectively. Find the percentage of workers getting wages between Rs.9 and Rs.17 in the whole
factory assuming that the wages are normally distributed.
Q3. a) The procedure of testing hypothesis requires a researcher to adopt several steps. Describe in brief
all such steps.
b) Distinguish between:
i. Stratified random sampling and Systematic sampling
ii. Judgement sampling and Convenience sampling
Q4. a) What is regression analysis? How does it differ from correlation analysis?
b) Calculate Karl Pearson‟s coefficient of correlation between X series and Y series.
Q5. Briefly explain the methods and theories of Business forecasting.
Q6. Construct Fisher‟s Ideal Index for the given information and check whether Fisher‟s formula satisfies
Time Reversal and Factor Reversal Tests.
MB0041 – Financial and Management AccountingAnswers available on www.smuHelp.com
Q1. Give the classification of Accounts according to accounting equation approach with its meaning and
examples. Compare the traditional approach with modern approach of accounting equation approach.
Analyze the transaction under traditional approach.
a. 20.1.2011 Paid salary Rs. 30,000
b. 20.1.2011 Paid rent by chequeRs. 8,000
c. 21.1.2011 Goods withdrawn for personal use Rs. 5,000
d. 25.1.2011 Paid an advance to suppliers of goods Rs. 1,00,000
e. 26.1.2011 Received an advance from customers Rs. 3,00,000
f. 31.1.2011 Paid interest on loan Rs. 5,000
g. 31.1.2011 Paid instalment of loan Rs. 25,000
h. 31.1.2011 Interest allowed by bank Rs. 8,000
Q2. The following trial balance was extracted from the books of Chetan, a small businessman. Do you
think it is correct? If not, rewrite it in the correct form.
Wages and salaries
Rent and rates
Q3. From the given trial balance draft an Adjusted Trial Balance.
Trial Balance as on 31.03.2011
Trial Balance as on 31.03.2011
Bank Over Draft
Purchase Returns 4000
Sundry Creditors 30000
Taxes and Insurance 5000
General Expenses 7000
1. Charge depreciation at 10% on Buildings and Furniture and fittings.
2. Write off further bad debts 1000
3. Taxes and Insurance prepaid 2000
4. Outstanding salaries 5000
5. Commission received in advance1000
Q4. Compute trend ratios and comment on the financial performance of Infosys
Technologies Ltd. from the following extract of its income statements of five years.
(Source: Infosys Technologies Ltd. – Annual Report)
Q5. Give the meaning of cash flow analysis and put down the objectives of cash flow analysis. Explain
the preparation of cash flow statement.
Q6. Write the assumptions of marginal costing. Differentiate between absorption costing and marginal
MB0042 – Managerial EconomicsAnswers available on www.smuHelp.com
Q1. “Most of the firms spend considerable amounts of money on advertisement”. Explain advertising
elasticity of demand and its practical applications in this context.
Q2. Explain production function in detail.
Q3. Explain Marris‟ Growth Maximisation Model in detail.
Q4. Explain Price –output determination under monopoly.
Q5. “Investment is the second important component of effective demand”. Explain investment function.
Q6. Write short notes on:
a) Monetary Policy
b) Physical policy or direct controls
MB0043 – Human Resource ManagementAnswers available on www.smuHelp.com
Q1. What do you mean by Human Resource Management? Describe the functions of Human Resource
Q2. Give an overview of the Human Resource Management (HRM) in India. Explain the HRM challenges
faced by HR Managers.
Q3. What do you mean by HRIS? Explain the components of HRIS. Describe the different applications of
HRIS in Human Resource Management.
Q4. “Discipline in the broad sense means orderliness-the opposite of confusion.” What do you mean by
Discipline? Explain the basic guidelines of a Disciplinary policy
Q5. Suppose you have joined as an HR and you have been assigned a task to carry out the grievance
handling procedure in your organization. What according to you are the causes of Grievance? Describe in
detail the Grievance handling procedure
Q6. Write short notes on the following :
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