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Master of Business Administration in Logistics & SCM 1

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Course Curriculum

Master of Business Administration


in
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Session 2019-20

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Institute of Business Management


ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Today's business environment is characterized by dynamic uncertainties and complexities, which
makes the work of managers and organizational leaders extremely challenging. Thus, those who
aspire to become organizational managers in today's business environment need to acquire
specialized knowledge, skills and attitude along with multi-tasking ability in order to understand
and analyze complex business situations. In pursuit of this goal, the MBA in Logistics and SCM
programme of GLA University, nurtures leaders capable of making a difference in the corporate
and service sectors especially all the keys areas of Logistics Industry.

The MBA in Logistics and SCM course employs various modes of teaching, learning and
assessment including industry experts from especially logistics will provide insights to the
students that reflect in its interdisciplinary approach. This integrated teaching allows
understanding of the overlap and interaction between the different business areas. This approach
also allows the students to develop multiple skills such as critical analysis, independent research,
report writing, numerical ability, working with real-life case studies, presentation skills and
interpersonal skills through group tasks. These skills further enable the students to take a full,
active and responsible role within the business community, whether this is through
entrepreneurship, further study, or in managerial role.

The general purpose of this course is to facilitate industry and research cooperation. For this
purpose, GLA University had joined hands with Safeducate Learning Pvt Ltd and drafted the
course curriculum in such a way so that practical aspects of logistics Industry can be developed
among students which directly will increase his/ her employability as well will facilitate the
industry with well-groomed professionals. For accomplishment of the objective of course this
strategic association will include the following areas;

 Joint industry and Academia initiatives in learning associated with logistics & supply
chain management
 Exchange of visiting experts for the purpose of conducting learning sessions
 Discussion for the exchange of facilities and equipment for collaborative or independent
research based on the policies of both entities
 Exchange scholarly information including research papers, indices to these, books and
magazines on relevant subjects and potential joint projects where possible and
appropriate

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INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT


MBA In Logistics and SCM (Session 2019-20)
S. no. Trimester Code Subject Credits
1 MLSC0001 Business Policy and Environment 3
2 MLSC0002 Accounting For Managers 3

3 MLSC0003 Managerial Economics 3

4 MLSC0004 Management Concepts and Applications 3

5 I
MLSC0005 Managerial Communication 3

6 MLSC0006 Workshop on basics of Supply Chain Management 3

7 MLSC0007 Computer Applications in Business Management 3

8 MLSC0008 Managerial Aptitude – I 1

Total 22
1 MLSC0009 Legal Aspects of Business 3

2 MLSC0010 Workshop on recent trends in Logistics and SCM 3

3 MLSC0011 Cost and Managerial Accounting 3

4 MLSC0012 Individual and Group Behavior in Organization 3

5 II MLSC0013 Business Research Methods 3

6 MLSC0014 Statistical Analysis for Supply Chain Management 3

7 MLSC0015 Management Information Systems and Applications 3

8 MLSC0016 Managerial Aptitude – II 1

Total 22

1 MLSC0017 Finance for Manager 3

2 MLSC0018 Management of Human Resource 3


III
3 MLSC0019 Core Concepts of SCM 3

4 MLSC0020 Optimization in Operations Research 3

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5 MLSC0021 Fundamentals of Marketing Management 3

6 MLSC0022 Production and Operations Management 3

7 MLSC0023 Logistics in Business Efficiency 3

8 MLSC0024 Managerial Aptitude – III 1

Total 22
INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
MBA In Logistics and SCM (Session 2018-19)
S. no. Trimester Code Subject Credits

1 MLSC0025 Ethics and Governance in Business# 3

2 MLSC0026 Corporate Strategic Management# 3

3 MLSC0027 International Business# 3

4 MLSO0001 Recent Trends in SCM 3


IV
5 MLSO0002 Strategic and Operational issues in SCM 3

6 MLSO0003 Supply Chain Performance Metrics & Modeling 3

7 MLSO0004 Global Trade Operations & Forwarding 3

8 MLSO0005 Liner Shipping Business 3

9 MLSJ0001 Summer Internship Report# 6

10 MLSC0028 Managerial Aptitude – IV# 1

Total 25
* Any six papers
1 Term assignment-I (evaluated by Industry mentor) 6
V
(OJT)
2 MLSJ0003 On-going Project presentation 6

Total 12
1 VI MLSJ0004 Comprehensive Viva Voce 9
(OJT)
2 MLSJ0005 Dissertation Report and Viva 6

3 MLSJ0006 Term assignment –II 6

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(evaluated by Industry mentor)

4 Total 21

Gross Total 124

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Course Outline
Business Policy and Environment
Course Code: MLSC0001 Year: I Trimester: I Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: The present course aims at familiarizing the participants with various aspects of
economic, social, political and cultural environment of India. This will help them in gaining a
deeper understanding of the environmental factors influencing Indian business organizations

Objectives of the Course:


 To develop the concept of the business organization operating within the parameters of the
internal and external environment.
 To understand the place of business within the economic system and present some
important economic principles relevant to the behavior of business in response to changes
in the environment.
 To impart knowledge about, and encourage awareness of, current issues, facts and events
in the local national and international business world.
Introduction to Business Environment: Concept, Significance,
Framework for internal / external environment. Social
UNIT – I Responsibly of business enterprises (5 Sessions)
Environmental analysis: Meaning, Methods of environmental
scanning: SWOT, ETOP, PESTL. Five force analysis
Financial System & legal Environment: Recent financial
UNIT –II system; Money & Capital market, EXIM Policy, FEMA, and (6 Sessions)
Role of FII & FDI.
RBI-Role and functions, Financial Sector reforms/banking
UNIT – III structure reforms: Narasimhan committee recommendations, (4 Sessions)
Monetary and Fiscal Policy.

MID-TERM EXAMINATION

Economic & Political Environment: Economic Systems, NITI


Aayog: Roles and responsibilities, Industrial Policy 1991,
UNIT – IV Policy for Small Scale Industry (MSME Act), Competition Act
(5 Sessions)
2002,
Technological Environment: Overview, Technology S Curve
UNIT – V and Technology transfer, Policy for research and development in (5 Sessions)
India, intellectual property right.

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International Environment: Introduction to balance of


payment and balance of trade, Liberalization and Privatization in
UNIT – VI India, Impact of Globalization in India, Multinational enterprises (5 Sessions)
in India, Impact of WTO in Indian Business, NGO sector in
India

* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions


** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:
 Aswathappa, K. (2016). Essentials of Business Environment. Himalaya Publishing
House.
 Cherunilam, F. (2010). Business Environment. 18th edition. Himalaya Publishing House.
 Paul, J. (2008). Business Environment. 3rd Edition. Tata McGraw-Hill Publication.

Reference Books:
 Goyal, Dr. A. (2010). Environment For Managers. 1st edition. V.K (India) Enterprises.
 Neelamegam, V. (2010). Business Environment. Vrinda Publications

Learning Outcomes
The students will be able to:
 Understand the concept of the business organization operating within the parameters of
the internal and external environment.
 The awareness about current business practices lasted emerging opportunities and issues.
 Have the ease in doing SWOT analysis of business.
 Understanding about financial market functioning.
 Students will be able to understand the factors affecting business.
 Understanding about economic systems will be developed.
 The learning about the economic and non-economic aspects related to business will be
acquired

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Course Outline
Accounting for Managers
Course Code: MLSC0002 Year: I Trimester: I Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: The basic motive of this course is to provide a basic understanding of financial
accounting to students and make them enable to understand, analyze and interpret financial
statements for better decision making. The course is expected to make the students financially
literate so that effective financial planning can be executed for organizations.

Objectives of the Course:

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:


 Understand the role and relevance of financial accounting in sound positioning of a
corporate entity.
 Explore the various dimensions of financial accounting and their implications in financial
spectrum of a business entity.
 Analyze the financial statements for an organization for effective financial decisions

Overview of Financial Accounting: Concepts & Conventions of


Accounting, Accounting Cycle
UNIT – I Brief overview of Accounting Standards, GAAP & IFRS (5 Sessions)
Original Book of Entry, Journal, Ledger and Trial Balance.
Preparation of Income Statement and Position Statement:
- Manufacturing Account, Trading Account, Profit & Loss
UNIT –II Account, Profit & Loss Appropriation Account (5 Sessions)
- Balance Sheet (With Basic Adjustment).
Financial statements: Overviews of Income statements and
Balance Sheet as per Companies Act 2013
UNIT – III Ratio Analysis: Computation & Analysis of Profitability Ratios, (5 Sessions)
Liquidity Ratios, Solvency Ratios, Turnover Ratios,

MID-TERM EXAMINATION

Financial Statements Analysis:


UNIT – IV Common Size Statements Comparative Statement & Trend (4 Sessions)
Analysis
Preparation and Interpretation of Fund Flow Statement:
UNIT – V Concept of fund flow, Statement of Change in Working Capital, (6 Sessions)
Fund from Operation, Fund Flow Statement
Preparation of Cash Flow Statement (As per AS 3)
UNIT – VI Cash flow from Operating / Investing / Financing Activities
(5 Sessions)

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Direct or Indirect Method of preparation of Cash Flow


Statement.
Triple Bottom Line Reporting.
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:
 Tulsian, P. C. (2008). Financial Accounting. New Delhi: Pearson Education.

Reference Books:
 Narayanaswami, R. (2009). Financial Accounting: Managerial Perspective. New Delhi:
Prentice Hall of India Private Limited.
 Maheshwari, S. N., & Maheshwari, S. K. (2006). 4th Edition. An Introduction to
Accountancy. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
 Neelakantan, Ramchandran & Kakani (2008). 2nd Edition. Financial Accounting for
Management. Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi.

Journals:
 Indian Journal of Finance
 The IUP Journal of Accounting Research and Audit Practices

Learning outcomes
 Students will be able to understand the role and relevance of financial accounting in
management.
 Explore the various dimensions of financial accounting and their implications in financial
spectrum of a business entity

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Course Outline
Managerial Economics
Course Code: MLSC0003 Year: I Trimester: I Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: The paper intends to make the students familiarize about the modern economic
theories and the managerial implications in to the business practices. This is also
conceptualizing to develop the macroscopic and microscopic vision of the students related to
economic practices in the economy. The paper will also help the student to use their resources
optimally and arrive at sound decision making on operational grounds.

Objectives of the Course:

 To analyze & interpret fundamentals of economics.


 To study the interrelationship in an open economic system.
 To master a range of methods and techniques of strategic analysis and have a clear
appreciation of their theoretical and empirical foundations, range of applicability,
qualifications and limitations.
Overview: Economics background to management, Nature and
scope of Managerial Economics, Its relationship with other
UNIT – I Disciplines, (4 Sessions)
Significance in Decision-Making and Fundamental Concepts,
Theory of Firm, Objectives of a Firm
Demand Analysis: Demand Theory, Law of demand and
Determinants of demand, Cardinal Utility Analysis
Indifference Curve: Indifference Curve Analysis, Revealed
UNIT –II Preference Theory of Demand, Elasticity of Demand and its (6 Sessions)
Measurement Methods,
Demand Forecasting Demand Forecasting methods, Supply
Theory
Production: Production Concepts and Analysis, Production
Function,
UNIT – III Characteristics of various Factors of Production; Laws of (5 Sessions)
Production, Short-Run, Long –Run
MID-TERM EXAMINATION
Cost Analysis: Cost Concepts and Analysis, Empirical estimates
UNIT – IV of Production and Costs, Short-run and Long-run Average Costs (4 Sessions)
Curves and its Analysis
Pricing Decisions: Pricing under different Market Structure,
Perfect and Imperfect (monopoly, monopolistic and oligopoly)
UNIT – V markets, (5 Sessions)
Pricing strategies: Collusive and Non-Collusive Oligopoly
Baumol and Marris’ Models

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Macroeconomics: Science of Macroeconomics, Circular Flow


of Income & Products, National Income, Concept
Measurement of National Income: National Income
aggregates (GDP, GNP, NNP, NDP etc.) at Factor and Market
UNIT – VI Prices, GDP-Changing trends in composition and the future, (6 Sessions)
Money and Inflation
Consumption Function: Consumption function and Multiplier
& Accelerator Investment Function, Inflation, Unemployment &
Philips Curve
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:
 Geetika, Ghosh P., Choudhary R. P. (2009). Managerial Economics. Tata McGraw Hill
Publication.
 Petersen, C. (2006). Managerial Economics. Pearson Education

Reference Books:
 Ahuja H.L. Managerial Economics. S. Chand
 Dornbusch, R. and Fischer, S. (2008). Macro Economics. 5th Edition. Tata McGraw Hill
Publication.
 Thomas, R. C., Maurice, C. S., & Sarkar, S. (2010). Managerial Economics. 9th Edition.
Tata McGraw Hill Publication.
 Dwevedi, D. N. (2009). Principles of Economics. Vikas Publication.
 Patnaik, P. (1997). Macro Economics. Oxford University Press,
 Rangarajan C. & Dholakia B.H. (2006). Principles of Macroeconomics. Tata McGraw
Hill Publication.
Learning Outcomes
 Will be able to understand the basic concepts in Managerial Economics relevant to
Consumer, producer and wealth-owner.
 Analyze and forecast demand for consumers’ goods, capital goods, labour and other
factors of production.
 Determine and estimate supply of goods and resources using production and cost
functions.

 Will be able to evaluate pricing decisions

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Course Outline
Management Concepts and Applications
Course Code: MLSC0004 Year: I Trimester: I Max. Hours: 30
Preamble: The course is aimed at equipping the students with necessary management and
skills and techniques so as to inspire and channelize their energy and willing cooperation in
the advancement of their professional development. The goal of this course is to gain greater
skill and confidence to communicate effectively as a manager.

Objectives of the Course:


 To explore the basics of management and various dimensions of management.
 To analyze communication situations and develop effective communication strategies
and Communicate persuasively
 Use visuals/graphics for impact and Make successful formal and informal presentations

Management: Concept, Nature, Importance; Management: Art


and Science, Management As a Profession, Management Vs.
Administration, Management Skills, And Levels of Management.
Evolution of Management thoughts : Early contributions,
UNIT – I Taylor and Scientific Management, Fayol’s functional (7 Sessions)
Management Approach , Bureaucracy, Hawthorne Experiments
and Human Relations movements , Chester I Barnard and Social
System Approach, Decision Theory Approach.
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Planning: Concept, Types, Process, and Barriers to Effective
Planning and key principles of Planning. Concept of planning
UNIT –II premises, Models of Decision Making and Decision Making (4 Sessions)
techniques.
Organizing: Concept, Dimensions of Organizational Structure,
UNIT – III Departmentation, Span of Control, Delegation of Authority, (4 Sessions)
Authority, Responsibility and Accountability.
MID-TERM EXAMINATION
Staffing: Concept, objectives and process.
Elements of Staffing: Concepts of Manpower Planning, Job
UNIT – IV Analysis , Recruitment & Selection, Training & Development, (5 Sessions)
Performance Appraisal
Directing: Concept of Direction and Supervision. Functions &
qualities of supervisor.
UNIT – V Motivation: Concept, Maslow’s Theory, Herzberg’s two factor (5 Sessions)
theory, Theory X , Theory Y and Theory Z , Relationship b/w
Morale and Productivity
Leadership: Concept and Functions, Leadership style,
UNIT – VI Leadership traits, Managerial Grid (5 Sessions)

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Controlling: Concept, Types of Control, Principles and Process


of Control
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:

 Stoner, Freeman, & Gilbert, Jr. (2008).6th Edition. Management. Prentice Hall of India.
 Harold, K. & Heinz, W. (2008). Essentials of Management. 5th Edition. Tata McGraw
Hill.
Reference Books:
 Robbins & Coulter. (2007). Management. 9th Edition. Prentice Hall of India..
 Robbins, S. P., & Decenzo, D. A. (2007). Fundamentals of Management: Essential
Concepts and Applications.6th Edition. Pearson Education.
 Weihrich Heinz and Koontz Harold - Management: A Global and Entrepreneurial
Perspective (McGraw Hill, 12 Edition 2008)
Learning Outcomes
 Develop the understanding about basic management principles and concepts.
 Apply management theories in practical business set-up.
 Develop the practical skills of decision making and leadership in context to present
Business scenario.

 Learn basic business presentation skills and enhance their communication skills

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Managerial Communication
Course Code: MLSC0005 Year: I Trimester: I Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: The course is aimed at equipping the students with necessary techniques and
skills of communication to inform inspire and enlist their activity and willing cooperation in
the performance of their jobs. This course’s goal is to help you gain greater skill and
confidence to communicate effectively as a manager.

Objectives of the Course:

 To enable students analyze communication situations and develop effective


communication strategies
 To develop skills for communicate professionally and persuasively
 To make students learn skills for successful formal and informal presentations
Communication at workplace: Understanding Corporate
communication, Objectives and Role of Communication, Process
UNIT – I of Communication, Channels and Types of Communication, (5 Sessions)
Communication Network, The C’s of Good Communication,
Barriers of Communication
Verbal communication: Introduction, Oral and Written
communication- letter writing and report writing, Technology
enabled Communication
UNIT –II (5 Sessions)
Business Presentations: Elements of Business Presentation,
Visual & Audio aids in Presentation. Designing a Presentation,
Effective listening, Types and Process
Non- Verbal Communication:
Body language: concept, importance, kinesics and its various
elements: Eye Contact, Facial Expression, Gestures, Postures,
Chronemics. Oculesics. Color as Non- verbal Communication,
UNIT – III Haptics, Proxemics (5 Sessions)
Paralanguage: Concept, Importance, Elements/Parts of
Paralanguage: Voice, Word Stress, Pitch, Pause, Rate, Volume,
And Articulation.

MID-TERM EXAMINATION

Employment Communication
Group Discussions: Introduction, Concept, Purpose, Types of
Group Discussion Strategies to Succeed, Dos and Don’ts
UNIT – IV (5 Sessions)
Interview Skills: Introduction, Concept, Purpose, Types of
Interview, Tips for Success in Interviews, Employer’s
Preparation, Dos and Don’ts.

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Business Etiquettes: Introduction, Concept, Significance,


Golden Rule of Etiquettes, Exchanging Business Cards, Dinning
UNIT – V Etiquettes, Telephonic Etiquettes, netiquettes, Interacting with
(5 Sessions)
foreign clients (Japanese, American Arabic Clients).
Group Communication
Media Management: Press Release, Press Report, Press
UNIT – VI Conferences, Public Speaking. Meetings, Negotiation, Nature (5 Sessions)
and Factors affecting Negotiation, Process of Negotiation,
Managerial Importance of Negotiations, Negotiation Strategies
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:

 Lesikar, R. V., & Petitt, J. D. Jr. (2005). Business Communication: Skills for Empowering
the Internet Generation. 10th Edition. Tata McGraw-Hill Publication.

Reference Books:

 Mohan, Krishna & Banerji M. (2008). Developing Communication Skills. Macmillan


Publishers India Ltd.

 Sharma, R. C. & Mohan, K. (2002). Business Report Writing and Correspondence:


Practical Approach to Business and Technical Communication. 3rd Edition. Tata
McGraw-Hill Publication.

 Chaturvedi, P. D., & Chaturvedi, M. (2007). Business Communication: Concepts, Cases


and Applications. Pearson Education

Learning Outcomes
 The students will be able to understand the communication situation.
 The effective and persuasive communication skills will be developed.
 Budding managers will be able to give presentation both formal and informal.

 Fair understanding about Interview, G.D will be developed.

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Course Outline
Computer Applications in Business Management
Course Code: MLSC0007 Year: I Trimester: I Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: Computer applications are one of the important part in business studies.
Computer and softwares play an important role in data analysis in various business domains.
This subject focuses on technical and practical knowledge of computer and various softwares
so that students will be technically sound to solve various business problems.

Objectives of the Course:

 To provide knowledge to students in using computers for organization and analysis of


data for business needs.

 To familiarize students with the computer hardware and software and applications of
software in various business domain needs.

Introduction to Computer System: Basic Computer


Organization: Introduction, features and capabilities, components
of computer system, classification of computers; Applications of
Computers in Business.
MS Word: Features, Creating, Saving and Opening Documents in
Word Advanced Features of MS Word, Find & Replace, Using
Thesaurus, Using Auto- Multiple Functions, Mail Merge,
Handling Graphics, Tables & Charts.
MS-Excel: Worksheet basics, creating worksheet, heading
UNIT I. 6
information, data, text, dates, alphanumeric values, Opening and
Sessions
moving around in an existing worksheet, Toolbars and Menus,
Working with single and multiple workbook. Working with
formulae & cell referencing, Auto sum, Coping formulae,
Absolute & relative addressing, Worksheet with ranges, formatting
of worksheet, Previewing & Printing worksheet, Graphs and
charts, Database Creating and Using macros,
MS Power Point: Creating slide show with animations.
Software’s: MS Word, MS power Point, MS Excel, Outlook,
Internet

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Computer Languages: Low level Machine, Assembly and high


level languages, Compiler, Assembler and interpreter, Generation
UNIT II. languages. 5
Number System: Decimal, Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal and their Sessions
Conversions
Operating systems: Definition, Characteristics, and Classification
Computer Networks: Definition and data communication
methods, Computer topology LAN, MAN, WAN
Wired Media of Data communication: STP, UTP, Coaxial, Fiber
UNIT III. Optic wires 4
Internet: Introduction of Internet, Functioning of Internet, Sessions
Applications of Internet like WWW, FTP, Telnet, etc. ISP, Web
server, Web Browser, Domain names, Email, Mail server, search
engine, web portal, other internet common terms
Database Management System: Overview of DBMS;
Components of DBMS. Concept, Characteristics, Objectives,
Advantage & limitations, entity, attribute, schema, subschema,
4
UNIT IV RDBMS, MS Access.
Sessions
E-commerce: Introduction, Comparison between Traditional
commerce and E-commerce, Advantages & Disadvantages of e-
commerce, Issues in Implementing Electronic Commerce.
Accounting Information System :- Introduction to Accounting
Packages:
Preparation of vouchers, invoice and salary statements; 5
UNIT V
maintenance of inventory records; maintenance of Accounting Sessions
books and final accounts; financial reports generation. Software –
Wave Accounting
Human Resource Information System :-Use of various HR
application – 360 Degree Feedback, Applicant Tracking,
Attendance Tracking Marketing Information System:- Brand 6
UNIT VI
Management, Campaign Management, Email Marketing, Sessions
Mailroom Management, Contact Management
Software’s – QuickBase, HRIS

Text Books:
 Bharihoke, D. (2009). Fundamentals of Information Technology. New Delhi: Excel
Books
 Norton, P. (2006). Introduction to Computers. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill
Publications
 Ritendra Goel & D.N. Kakkar (2004). Computer Applications in Management. New
Delhi: New Age International (P) Ltd.

Reference Books:
 Basandra, S. K. (2003). Computers Today. Greater Noida: Galgotia Publication Pvt. Ltd.

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 Leon, A., & Leon, M. (1989). Introduction to Computers. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing
House
 Pvt. Ltd.
Suggested Journals:
 Information Technology and Management

Suggested Link:
 http://www.capterra.com/accounting-and-finance-software

Learning Outcomes:

 Identify the current software programs available to assist managers in accomplishing


their jobs.
 Develop basic understanding of technology in order to make use of them in business.
 Explain how to make a professional looking and effective presence on the Internet.
 Develop reports to assist managers in recognizing problems and opportunities.
 Create a presentation to use in a sales meeting.
 Explain fundamental concepts of data communications, computer networking, and the
related hardware.
 Demonstrate technical knowledge of computer networks and various information
systems

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Course Outline

Legal Aspects of Business


Course Code: MLS0009 Year: I Trimester: II Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: For running any enterprise there is a immense need of understanding the various
dynamics. It is not limited to understanding the surroundings of supplies, customers etc. but
also the law related to the every happening around in context of business. Because it is well
settled rule that “Ignorance of Law is no excuse”

Objectives of the Course:


 To make the student aware about the basic act The Contract Act 1872 so that the fair
level of understanding can be developed.
 Getting them acquainted with the other mercantile laws like Sales of good, Company Act
and IT Act.
 That how it will be like a package for all the aspirants to understand at least the entry
level complexities in Law by own.
Introduction:-Meaning of Law.
Contract: Concepts and essentials, Valid Contract - Offer and
Acceptance, Consideration and its exceptions, Capacity to
UNIT – I (8 Sessions)
Contract, Free consent and its types, Breach of a Contract,
Remedies for breach of contract, Quasi contracts, Contract Act,
1872
UNIT –II Consumer Protection Act, 1986. (3 Sessions)
Contract of Sale and its essentials, Express and implied
UNIT –III Conditions and Warranties, Delivery, Right of Unpaid Seller (4 Sessions)
against the Goods- Sale of Good Act, 1930

MID-TERM EXAMINATION

LLP: Meaning, Salient features and Advantage.


Nature and Definition of a Company, Registration and
UNIT – IV Incorporation, Memorandum of Association, Articles of
(4 Sessions)
Association.
Prospectus, Kinds of Companies, Directors: Powers and duties,
UNIT – V Meetings, Winding up- Companies Act, 2013
(8 Sessions)
Definition, Digital Signature, Electronic Governance,
Attribution, Acknowledgment and Dispatch of Electronic
UNIT – VI Records, Secure Electronic Records and Secure Digital
(3 Sessions)
Signatures, Regulation of Certifying Authorities, Digital

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Signature Certificates, Duties of Subscribers, Penalties and


Offences- I.T. Act, 2000
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes
Text Books:
 Porwal,L.M. & Kumar, S.(2010) Business Law. N. Delhi, Virnda Publication Ltd
 Kapoor,N.D. (2009). Elements of Merchantile Law. New Delhi: Sultan Chand & Sons.
 Tulsian, P.C.(2006).Business law.New Delhi:Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company
Ltd.

Reference books:
 ICFAI University Press Hyderabad.(2005) ,Business Law .
 Kuchhal, M.C.(2005). Business Law.New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd.
 Gulshan, S.S.(2007).Business law.New Delhi: New Age International Pvt Ltd.
 Related Bare Acts
Websites:
 http://www.caclubindia.com
 http://indiacode.nic.in
 https://www.pwc.in
 http://www.mca.gov.in
Learning Outcome:
After completion of course, student will be able to:
 Understand the contract Act 1872 with the Essential of Valid contract along with
classifications of special contract.
 Get exposure with the special mercantile laws like ‘Partnership Act , Sales of good Act,
Company Act and IT Act.
 Able to understand the applicability of laws and rules as per the today’s scenario.
 Understand and able to solve the basics complexities of situations that arose in business
world pertaining to legal regulatory framework

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Course Outline
Cost and Managerial Accounting
Course Code: MLSC0011 Year: I Trimester: II Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: Managerial accounting is concerned with providing information to managers-


that is, people inside an organization who direct and control its operation. Managerial
accounting is managers oriented therefore its study must be preceded by some understanding
of what managers do, the information managers need, and the general business environment.
This course introduces student to the fundamentals of management accounting. For better
managerial decision making its important for the student to understand these management cost
concept and their practical implications which can bring significant difference in their
managerial decision.

Objectives of the Course:


 To familiarize the students with cost records/statements and principles underlying them
and to develop their skills in understanding and appreciating cost information.
 To acquaint them in brief with cost and management accounting mechanics, process and
system, but emphasis is laid on sound concepts and their managerial implications.
 To develop an appreciation about the utility of cost information as a vital input for
management information and decision making process.
Cost Accounting: Scope, Nature and Functions, Difference
Unit -I (4 Sessions)
between financial accounting and cost accounting, Types of Cost.
Allocation and apportionment of different elements of cost,
Unit- II (5 Sessions)
Preparation of Cost Sheet, Costing methods.
Management Accounting: Scope, Nature, Functions, Role of
Management Accounting in Managerial Decision Making.
Break Even Analysis: Marginal Costing versus Absorption
UNIT- III Costing, Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis and P/V Ratio Analysis and (6 Sessions)
their implications, Concept and uses of Contribution and
Breakeven Point and their analysis, Margin of Safety, Angle of
Incidence.
MID-TERM EXAMINATION

Concept of Budget and Budgetary Control, Types of Budgets,


Static and Flexible Budgeting, Preparation of Budgets-Cash
Unit- IV Budget, Materials Budget, Sales Budget, Production Budget, (6 Sessions)
Capital Expenditure Budget and Master Budget, Advantages and
Limitations of Budgetary Control. Zero Base Budgeting
Standard Costing and Variance Analysis: Concept of Standard
Unit- V Costs, Establishing various Cost Standards, Calculation of (4 Sessions)
Material Variance, Labour Variance. Overhead variance.

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Recent Developments in Accounting:


Responsibility Accounting: Definition and Role, Centers of
Control,
Unit -VI Accounting for Price Level Changes: Inflation Accounting. (5 Sessions)
Methods of Accounting for Changing Prices.
Concept of Transfer Pricing, Concept of Social Cost Benefit
Analysis.
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes
Text Books:
 Kishore, R. M. (2006). Advanced Management Accounting. New Delhi: Taxman.
 Khan & Jain. (2004). Management Accounting. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill.

Reference Books:
 Horngrene, Datar, & Foster. (2002). Introduction to Management Accounting. New
Delhi: Pearson Education.
 Pandey, I. M. (2005).Management Accounting. New Delhi: Vikas Publication.

Suggested Journals:
 The IUP Journal of Accounting Research & Audit Practices, IUP Publications,
Hyderabad.
 Indian Journal of Finance, Satya Gilani Publication, New Delhi.
Learning outcomes:
 Students will be able to understand with cost records/statements and principles
underlying them and to develop their skills in understanding and appreciating cost
information.
 Students will know the cost and management accounting mechanics, process and system,
but emphasis is laid on sound concepts and their managerial implications.
 Know the utility of cost information as a vital input for management information and
decision making process.

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Course Outline
Individual and Group Behavior in Organization
Course Code: MLSC0012 Year: I Trimester: II Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: Organizational behavior is a relatively young field of inquiry that studies what
people think, feel, and do in and around organizations. Organizations are groups of people
who work interdependently toward some purpose. OB concepts help us to predict and
understand organizational events, adopt more accurate theories of reality, and influence
organizational events.

Objectives of the Course:


 Understand the various approaches of OB as applied in the organization.
 Develop fundamental skills which they will need for understanding, diagnosing and
managing the organization, i.e., the human aspects of work organizations.
 Able to get the theoretical and practical knowledge of various dimensions of individual
behavior.
 It will help the students to recognize the differences and helps to see the value of
workforce diversity in present scenario.
Concept, Determinants, Meaning and Importance of OB, Levels of
analysis. Evolution of OB: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology,
UNIT I (5 Sessions)
Political Science, Economics. Autocratic, Custodial, Supportive,
and Collegial models. Recent trends and developments in OB
Concept, nature and determinants of Personality and Individual
UNIT II Differences. Major personality attributes. Big Five Model, MBTI (6 Sessions)
Theory. Psychoanalytical, Trait and Type Theory.
Nature, Importance and Process of Perception, Attribution Theory.
Perception error: Halo effect, Selective Perception, Stereotyping,
First impression Error, Projection, Contrast Error, Personal
Effectiveness. Applications of Perception in Organizational.
UNIT III Learning: Concept, Nature and Factors affecting Learning (4Sessions)
Theories: Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning, Cognitive
Learning Theory & Social Learning Theory.
Behavior Modification: Learning through reinforcement,
Reinforcement Strategies

MID-TERM EXAMINATION
Motivation: Concept, Nature and Importance.
Individual Motivation Theories: Alderfer’s ERG Theory,
UNIT IV McClellands Achievement Motivation Theory, Vroom’s (6 Sessions)
Expectancy Theory, Porter & Lawler’s Model
Organizational Motivation

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Concept, Group Motivation Theories – Adam’s Equity Theory,


Goal Theory
Attitudes
Components of Attitude: Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral,
UNIT V Functions of Attitude. (4 Sessions)
Cognitive Dissonance Theory
Job Satisfaction: Factors and outcomes affecting Job Satisfaction
Organizational Power and politics: concept, basis of power, power
tactics, Factors contributing to organizational political behavior.
UNIT VI (5 Sessions)
Organizational change: Importance, types of change, the change
process, Resistance to change, Managing change.
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes
Text Book:

 Robbins, S.P. (2009). Organizational Behavior. New Delhi: Pearson Education.

\ Reference Books:

 Newstorm, J. & David, K. (2007). Organizational Behavior, Human Behavior at Work.


New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill Publication.
 Greenberg, J. & Baron, R.A. (2005). Behavior in Organizations. New Delhi: Pearson
Education.
 Singh, K. (2010). Organizational Behavior: Text and Cases. New Delhi: Pearson
Education
 Luthans, F. (2005). Organizational Behavior. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill Publication

Suggested Journals:

 The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior- IUP Publications, Hyderabad


 Abhigyan: Quest for Excellence; The Quest for Excellence- Foundation for
Organizational Research and Education, New Delhi

 Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers; Publication of the Indian Institute of
Management, Ahmedabad

Learning Outcomes
 After the completion of the course the student will be able to:
 Understand the various approaches of OB as applied in organization.
 Develop fundamental skills of understanding, diagnosing and managing the

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 organization that is helpful for understanding the human aspect of work


organization.
 Develop theoretical and practical knowledge of various dimensions of individual
behavior.
 Recognize the differences and will understand the value of workforce diversity in
present scenario.

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Course Outline

Business Research Methods


Course Code: MLSC0013 Year: I Trimester: II Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: Business Research Methods helps in realizing business objectives. In today’s


competitive environment, doing good job is not enough, organizations need to excel in every
area to satisfy customer’s needs and wants. Organizations need to know even hidden needs of
the customers. Their tastes, preferences and attitudes are always changing, what they want
today, they may not want tomorrow. Thus, organizations should be well informed and they
should be always with the latest information. Business Research Methods keeps them updated
with these information required for making relevant decisions.

Objectives of the Course:


 To create scientific attitude towards solving a management problem and impart
knowledge about tools available for carrying out research
 To introduce the basic concepts and need of research methodology that will help in data
analysis and preparation of reports.
 To understand the use of research design and software in research.
Introduction to research, Motivation in research, Different types
UNIT I and approaches of Research, Research Process, Relevance of (4 Sessions)
research
Concepts of research design and classification, Exploratory-
qualitative techniques, secondary data analysis, experience survey,
UNIT II (6 Sessions)
focus groups, two stage design; Descriptive - cross sectional &
longitudinal and Causal research design.
Measurement and Scaling Techniques-Errors in Measurement,
Tests of Sound Measurement; Scaling and Scale Construction
UNIT III Techniques (5 Sessions)
Sampling and sampling design, Complete Enumeration or Census,
Sampling Errors; Sampling Distributions.
MID-TERM EXAMINATION
Types of data; Methods of Data collection- Questionnaire,
UNIT IV Interviews, Cases and Schedules.
(4 Sessions)

Validity and Reliability in research; Hypotheses testing;


UNIT V introduction to multivariate analysis
(5 Sessions)

(6 Sessions)
UNIT VI Interpretation of Data and Report Writing- Precautions in report

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writing, Creating a Database and its Use for Statistical Analysis,


Styles of Referencing, Plagiarism. Applications through SPSS.

* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions


** 1 Session = 60 Minutes
Text Books:
 Copper, Donald R. (2004). Business Research Method. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill
Publishing Company New Delhi.
 Sekaran, U. (2008). Research Methods for Business: A Skill Building Approach. New
Delhi: John Wiley & Sons Inc. New Delhi.

Reference Books:
 Zikmund, W. G. (2009). Business Research Method. Cengage Learning. New Delhi.
 Collis, J., & Hussey, R. (2003). Business Research. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire.
 Beri, G. C. (2005). Marketing Research. Tata McGraw-Hill Publication. New Delhi.
 Bhattacharyya, D. K. (2004). Research Methodology. 1st Edition. Excel Book
Publication.
 Kothari, C. R. (2004). Research Methodology. New Age International Publication. New
Delhi.
Learning Outcomes
 Develop scientific thinking for critically analyzing management problems and develop
basic knowledge on qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research, as well as
relevant ethical and philosophical considerations.
 Skill to assess the appropriateness of different kinds of research designs and
methodology, for instance in terms of their appropriateness, transparency and quality.
 Have knowledge and skill on various kinds
 of research designs and software in research.

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Course Outline
Statistical Analysis for Supply Chain Management
Course Code: MLSC0014 Year: I Trimester: II Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: Statistical thinking enhances our understanding of how life works, allows control
over societal & business issues and helps individuals make informed decisions. Studying the
subject enhances the skills in understanding the business & industry problems and finding out
their solutions.

Objectives of the Course:


 To provide students with the understanding of role of statistical techniques in business
research analysis.
 To familiarize the students with various statistical and analytical tools so that they can
benefit from use of appropriate statistical techniques to Decision-Making situations.
Introduction
Introduction of statistics, types of statistical methods, importance,
UNIT – I scope and limitations, Data classification, tabulation and (5 Sessions)
representation ( Graph and Chart)
Measures of Central Tendency: Arithmetic Mean, Geometric
Mean, Harmonic Mean and Weighted Average, Median and
Mode
UNIT –II Measures of Dispersion: Range, Average Deviations, Standard (5 Sessions)
Deviation, Combined Standard Deviation, variance and the
Coefficient of Variation
Correlation and Regression: Introduction, Correlation Analysis
– Coefficient of Correlation, Regression, Estimation using,
UNIT – III regression lines, Multiple Regression and Partial and Multiple (5 Sessions)
Correlation (overview)

MID-TERM EXAMINATION
Analysis of Time series: Meaning, Utility, Components,
UNIT – IV Models, Methods of Measuring Trend, how to Calculate and (5 Sessions)
Eliminate Trend , measurement of seasonal effects
Probability: Basic concept
Tests of Hypotheses: meaning of hypothesis, test statistics and
their types, Significance Level, Hypothesis Testing of
Proportions and Means and Differences between Means and (5 Sessions)
UNIT – V Proportions (Large and Small Samples), Test based on Z- test, t
– test and F -test

UNIT – VI Chi – Square and Non-parametric Tests : Introduction, (5 Sessions)

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advantages and limitations of non-parametric tests, chi-square


test, Run test for randomness, Mann-Whitney U test, Wilcoxon
test and Kruskal –Wallis test
Introduction of SPSS and MS Excel

Text Books:
 Sharma, J. K. (2010). Business Statistics. New Delhi: Pearson Education (P) Ltd.
 Bali, N. P., Gupta, P. N., & Gandhi, C. P. (2008). Text Book of Quantitative Techniques.
New Delhi: Laxmi Publications (P) Ltd.

Reference Books:
 Bajpai, N. (2001). Business Statistics. New Delhi: Pearson Education (P) Ltd.
 Levin, R. I. (1997). Statistics for Management. New Delhi: Pearson Education (P) Ltd.
 Hooda, R. P. (2003). Statistics for Business and Economics. New Delhi: Macmillan
Publication.
 Beri, G. C. (2010). Business Statistics. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill Publishing
Company Ltd.
 Gupta, S.C. (2006). Fundamentals of Statistics. New Delhi: Himalaya Publishing House.
 Elhance, D.N. (2008). Fundamentals of Statistics. New Delhi: Kitab Mahal Distributors
New Delhi.

Suggested Journals:
 Journal of Business and Economic & Economic Statistics
 Journal of Statistical Software
 Journal of American Statistical Association

Learning outcomes:
 Students will be able to apply different statistical methods to solve various statistical and
decision making problems with the help of software’s.
 Students will be able to understand role of statistical techniques in business research
analysis.
 Students will be able to analyze and interpret managerial, scientific, health , engineering
statistical problems.

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Management Information Systems and applications

Course Code: MLSC0015 Year: I Trimester: II Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: MIS are business concepts in which the influence of information technology has
caused change. Management Information Systems aims to give students a practical and
theoretical background to the use of IT in the business world. It covers various business
initiatives and how technology supports these initiatives.

Objectives of the Course:

 Provide the fundamentals associated with the management of information technology in a


business enterprise.
 Provides an understanding of the Information Systems (IS) management framework of E
business.
 Provides insight on how to develop and implement enterprise-wide IT strategies,
initiatives and programs.
Module Teaching
Content
No. Hours
Definition, Components and types of system, Concept of Data and
Information
UNIT I. 6
Concept and Classification of Information System, Operation
Sessions
support system, Management Support System, Importance of
Management Information System
Concept and applications of Management and operation support
UNIT II. systems: Management Information System, Decision Support 4
Systems, Executive Information System, Knowledge Management Sessions
Systems and Expert System
Competitive Strategies and MIS using Porter approach, Strategic
UNIT III. 5
information system, Business Process Reengineering, Difference
Sessions
between Business Improvement and BPR
Developing MIS System (Part 1): System Development Life
5
UNIT IV Cycle- Traditional approach and Prototyping approach, Feasibility
Sessions
Analysis, System Analysis, System Design
Developing MIS System (Part 2): System Implementation, 5
UNIT V
Testing, Documentation, Training, Conversion & Maintenance Sessions
Applications of MIS: Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer
5
UNIT VI Relationship Management. Security & Ethical challenges of IT.
Sessions
Ethical Responsibilities –Business Ethics, Technology Ethics

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Text Books:
 O’Brien, J. (2007). Management Information System. 8th Edition; Tata McGraw-Hill
Publication.
Reference Books:
 Laudon & Laudon. (2007). Business Information System. 9th Edition. Tata McGraw-Hill
Publication.
 Behl, R. (2006). Information Technology for Management. Tata McGraw-Hill
Publication.
 Jawedkar, S. (2007). Management Information System. 3rd Edition. Tata McGraw-Hill
Publication.
 David, W. (2008). Business Data Analysis using Excel. Oxford Publications.
Suggested Journals:
 Journal of Information Systems
 Journal of Cost Management
 International Journal of Technology Management
 International Journal of Management Information System

Learning Outcomes:
 Demonstrate effective analytical and critical thinking skills to make an appropriate
business related decisions
 Distinguish and analyze ethical problems that occur in business and society
 Apply leadership skills and competencies in business situations
 Illustrate how current technologies and decision-support tools can be utilized to the
advantage of business operations.
 Demonstrate an understanding of the major functional areas of Business
 Explain the role and significance of effective management information systems, and
describe how they contribute to optimizing organizational performance.
 Explain fundamental database concepts and apply these concepts to the design and
development of relational databases.
 Demonstrate the major steps in the design and implementation phases of the system
development life cycle (SDLC).

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Course Outline
Finance for Managers
Course Code:MLSC0017 Year: I Trimester: III Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: Financial management entails planning for the future of a person or a business
enterprise to ensure a positive cash flow. It includes the administration and maintenance of
financial assets. Besides, financial management covers the process of identifying and
managing risks. From an organizational point of view, the process of financial management is
associated with financial planning and financial control.

Objectives of the Course:


 To learn the financial tools needed to make business decisions.
 To get a basic insight of corporate finance theory, but emphasizes the application of
theory to business decisions.

Overview of Financial Management:


Traditional and Modern Approach of Financial Management;
UNIT I Objective: Profit vs. Wealth Maximization and Shareholders value- (5 Sessions)
EPS Maximization; Managerial role and responsibilities in modern
financial management. Risk and Return; Time Value of Money
Investment Decisions
Capital Budgeting Decisions in a Business Firm -Traditional
Approach: Payback Period Method, Average Rate of Return
UNIT II Method, Time-Adjusted Methods: Net Present Value, Internal Rate (6 Sessions)
of Return Method, Profitability Index Method, Discounted Payback
Period Method. Investment Decision criteria for Managers
Cost of Capital
Components of Cost of Capital, Debt vs. Equity. Cost of
Equity, Cost of Preference shares, Cost of Debt ,Cost of Retained
UNIT III Earnings. (4 Sessions)
Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) and Marginal Cost of
Capital.

MID-TERM EXAMINATION

Capital Structure Decisions:


UNIT IV Capital Structure vs. Financial structure – Capitalization. (5 Sessions)
Leverages: Financial Leverage, Operating Leverage and Composite

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Leverage. EBIT-EPS Analysis, Indifference of Financial Leverage.


Theories –NI, NOI approach, The Modigliani Miller theory.
Dividend Decisions:
Dividends and Value of the Firm - Relevance of Dividends; Factors
UNIT V (6 Sessions)
determining Dividend Policy. Dividend & Valuation of the firm-
The Basic Models: Walter Model and Gordon Model.
International Financial Management:
UNIT VI Foreign exchange market and its functions, Foreign exchange rate, (4 Sessions)
PPP theory, interest rate parity theory, International Fischer effect
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:
 Kishore, R. M. (2008). Financial Management. 6th Edition. New Delhi: Taxmann
Publication.
 Pandey, I. M. (2009). Financial Management. 9th Edition. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing
House.

Reference Books:
 Khan, M. Y., & Jain, P. K. (2009). Financial Management. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-
Hill Publication.
 Chandra, P. (2009). Financial management. 7th Edition. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill
Publication.
 Brealey, M. (2002). Principle of Corporate Finance. 7th Edition. New Delhi: Tata
McGraw-Hill Publication.
 Maheswari, S. N. (2007). Financial Management. New Delhi: Vikas Publishers.
Journals:
 The Quarterly Journal of Indian Institute of Finance
(http://www.financeindia.org/fi.htm)
Learning Outcome
 Understanding the basic finance concepts like cash-flow, time value of money, return,
and risk as the building blocks of finance theory.
 Identify factors that have a bearing on the investment, financing and dividend decisions.
 Evaluate the financial viability of a capital budgeting exercise in various situations.

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 Able to discuss the issues involved in value based management and corporate
governance.
 Will be able to analyze relevant factors that have bearing on the management of working
capital.

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Course Outline

Management of Human Resource


Course Code: MLSC 0018 Year: I Trimester: III Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: Human Resource Management has wide application in industry. As human


beings are the most important asset of the organization, HRM guides us in their optimum
utilization. Right from the entry till the exit of human resource in the organization, they need to
be properly taken care of, guided and controlled if the organization is to get the best out of
them. This objective can be achieved with the knowledge of the subject. In fact, this subject
provides immense career opportunities in any type of industry as human being are the part &
parcel of each & every industry. The knowledge of this subject is the essential requirement of
every manager.

Objectives of the Course:


 To develop a holistic understanding of Management of HR starting from procurement to
separation in an Organization.
Emergence of concept of Personnel Management, HRM–concept,
objectives, Functions. Difference between Personnel Management and
UNIT I (4 Sessions)
Human resource Management. Concept of Human resource
Development, Recent Trends in HRM.
Concept and process of Planning Human Recourse requirement.
Job Description, Job Specification, Introduction of HRIS, HR (5 Sessions)
UNIT II
Accounting and Audit.
Talent Management: Recruitment procedure, Methods and Sources of
recruitment, Selection Procedure and various selection tests.
Training and Development: Training issues and challenges, Training
(6 Sessions)
Vs Development, different phases of Training: Assessment Phase,
UNIT III Implementation Phase and Evaluation Phase, Methods of Training and
Management Development.
MID-TERM EXAMINATION
Performance Management: concept, significance and techniques,
Identification of Key Performance Areas (KPA) and Key Result
UNIT IV (6 Sessions)
Areas(KRA)–Ethical issues in performance appraisal. Concept of
Potential appraisal, Feedback mechanisms
Concept of Compensation Management and various Components of
UNIT V compensation. (5 Sessions)
Job Evaluation- Incentives, Benefits and employee welfare facilities.
Overview of Industrial relations, Grievance Procedure, Collective
Bargaining and its types, Worker’s participation in Management,
UNIT VI (4 Sessions)
Separation-Concept: Superannuation, Voluntary Retirement Schemes,
Resignation, Discharge, Dismissal, Suspension, Layoff.

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* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions


** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Book:
 Rao, V.S.P. (2010). Human Resources Management. Excel Books. New Delhi.

Reference Books:
 Flippo, E. B. (2008). Personnel Management. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill
International Series.
 Gomez, M. & Balkin. (2008). Managing Human Resources. Pearson Education. New
Delhi.
 Rao, P. (2007). Essentials of Human Resources Management & IR. (3rd Edition).
Himalaya Publishing House. New Delhi.
 Aswathappa, K. (2008). Human Resource management / Text & Cases. Tata McGraw-
Hill Publication. New Delhi.
 Aquinas, P.G. (2009). Human Resource Management. Vikas Publishing. New Delhi.
 Ivancevich, John M. (2005). Human Resource Management. Tata McGraw-Hill
Publication. New Delhi.
 Monappa, A., & Saiyadain, M. S. (2006). Personnel Management. Tata McGraw Hill
Publication. New Delhi.
 Snell & Bholander. (2007). Human Resource Management. Cengage Learning. New
Delhi.

Journals:
 Advances in Developing Human Resources, Sage Publication
 Human Resource Development Review, Sage Publication
 HBR (Harvard Business Review)
Learning Outcome:
 After completion of course student will be able to:
 Students were able to develop the main HR functions viz. acquisition, development, and
Maintenance functions.
 Able to understand Compensation administration, transfers discipline, redressal which
brought under the title Maintenance function.
 Able to Analysis and develop the Meticulous planning in orchestrating whole functions
of HRM the will obviate the future problems and accelerate the progress of the organization.

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Course Outline
Core Concepts of SCM
Course Code: MLSC0019 Year: I Trimester: III Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: Supply Chain as a management discipline originated after use of logistics in the
military and later branched into the commercial sector as business logistics. Now, the hottest
topic in the commercial sector is supply chain management. It is concerned with the efficient
integration of suppliers, factories, warehouses and stores so that merchandise is produced and
distributed: – In the right quantities – To the right locations – At the right time. This course
examines the historical evolution of management thought to its newest frontier—supply chain
management, reviews the emerging practices that define supply chain management in business
applications, and demonstrates that supply chain management is more than integrated
logistics.

Objectives of the Course:

 Understand the framework and fundamentals of Supply Chain Management as the


foundation for building and sustaining high performance and effectiveness in the
organization.

 Develop an understanding of the significance of Supply Chain Management to achieve


cost effective supply and distribution of goods & services to meet varying customer
demand.

 Demonstrate the ability to analyze and apply critical thinking and learning skills related
to "real life" problems and situations

Introduction and Dynamics of SCM : Concept of SCM ,SCM


Cycle, SCM Flows, Types of SCM SC Network Processes &
Players in SCM, Supply Chain planning Framework, Supply
UNIT – I chain Market in India (5 Sessions)
Supply Chain Performance: Competitive and Supply Chain
Strategies, Achieving Strategic Fit, Supply Chain Decision
Phases., Benefits of managing effective Supply chain System
Designing Distribution Network: Role of Distribution in Supply
Chain, Factors influencing Distribution Network Design, Design
UNIT –II Options for a Distribution Network, Role of Network Design in
(5 Sessions)
Supply Chain, Risk Management and Network Design,

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Distribution and SC Strategy


Customer Service Goals : Supply chain Product, Product
characteristics, Incentive pricing arrangement ,Modeling sales
UNIT – III Service Relationship, Determining optimum Services Levels , (5 Sessions)
Service Contingencies Supply Chain customer service , order
processing and information system

MID-TERM EXAMINATION

Forecasting in Supply Chain: Forecasting in Supply Chain,


Characteristics of Forecast, Methods of Forecasting
Forecasting errors, Measures of Forecasting errors, Tracking
Signal, Planning Supply and Demand in a Supply Chain.
UNIT – IV Procurement and outsourcing strategies: Make or buy (5 Sessions)
decision, Sourcing & Purchasing and SC Strategy, Supplier
selection process , Strategic Sourcing decisions , Continuous
Improvement of Supplier , Supplier Quality Assurance

Supply Chain Best Practices: Cross Docking system , Concept


UNIT – V of 3PL&4PL, Bullwhip effect ,Reverse Logistics ,Tierization of (5 Sessions)
Suppliers
IT in SCM: Role of IT in SCM, Strategic Management
Framework for IT Adaptation in Supply Chain Management
UNIT – VI Supply Chain Information system ‘s Applications and software, (5 Sessions)
Recent Development in SCM: Supply Chain Integration Supply
Chain Restructuring, Demand Chain Management, Agile Supply chain
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:
 Chopra, S., & Meindel, P. (2007). Supply Chain Management –Strategy, Planning and
Operation. 3rd Edition. Pearson/PHI.

Reference Books:
 Levi, S. D. et al. (2003). Second Edition. Designing and Managing the Supply Chain:
Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies. Tata McGraw-Hill.
 Christopher, M. (2000). Second Edition. Logistics & Supply Chain Management:
Strategies for Reducing Cost & Improving Service. Pearson, India.
 Shapiro, J. F. (2001). Modeling the Supply Chain. Duxbury.
 Sople, Logistics Management. Pearson, India.

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 Agrawal, D. K. Supply Chain Management-Strategy, Cases & Best Practices. Macmillan.


 Shah, J. Supply Chain Management- Text and Cases. Pearson, India.

Suggested Journals:
 International Journal of Decision Making in Supply Chain & Logistics, Serials
Publications, New Delhi.
 Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Emerald.
 Journal of Supply Chain Management, Wiley-Blackwell.
 Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, BEM – ISLI.
Learning Outcomes
 Will be able to understand the basic frame work of supply chain working and its
significant in achieving firm’s objectives.

 Will be able to solve real business life issues related to forecasting and inventory
management.

 Will be able to design and develop suitable distribution network.

 Will be able to make decisions about purchasing policies, vendor selection and material
handling issues.

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Course Outline
Optimization in Operations Research
Course Code: MLSC0020 Year: I Trimester: III Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: The Decision Making Body of any organization constitutes of Managers, who
work at different levels. Their ultimate goal is maximization wealth for the organization
through the optimum utilization of resources.

Objectives of the Course:


 To enable in understanding the role and relevance of operations research in management.
 To enable them to use these techniques optimizing the profitability and solving the
business problems of the organization.
Operations research and its Applications in decision making.
UNIT I Decisions under certainty, uncertainty and risk environment. (5 Sessions)
Decision tree
Linear programming: Mathematical Formulations of LP Models for
UNIT II Product-Mix Problems; Standard form of LPP, Graphical method, (6 Sessions)
Simplex Method and Big M method for Solving LP Problems
Transportation problem: Various Method of finding Initial Basic
Feasible Solution; N-W Method, Least Cost Method, VAM Method,
UNIT III (4 Sessions)
and MODI Optimality Method.
Assignment model: Algorithm and its Applications.
MID-TERM EXAMINATION
Game Theory: Concept of Game; Two-Person Zero-Sum Game; Pure
and Mixed Strategy Games; Saddle Point; Odds Method; Dominance
Method and Graphical Method for solving Mixed Strategy Game
UNIT IV (7 Sessions)
Sequencing Problem: Johnsons Algorithm for n - Jobs and Two -
machines, n - Jobs and Three - Machines, Two - jobs and m -
Machines Problems.
Queuing Theory: Characteristics of M/M/I Queue model;
Application of Poisson and Exponential Distribution in Estimating
UNIT V (4 Sessions)
Arrival Rate and Service Rate; Applications of Queue Model for
Better Service to the Customers.
Project Management: Introduction, Rules for Drawing the Network
UNIT VI Diagrams, Application of CPM and PERT Techniques in Project (4 Sessions)
Planning and Control.
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:

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 Vohra, N. D. (2010). Quantitative Techniques in Management. New Delhi: Tata


McGraw-Hill Publication.

Reference Books:
 Sharma, J. K. (2006). Operations Research. New Delhi: Macmillan Publication.
 Taha, H.A. (2008). Operations Research: An Introduction. New Delhi: Pearson
Education.
 Swarup, K. (2008). Operations Research. New Delhi: Sultan Chand & Sons.
 Sharma, S.D. (2005. Operations Research. Meerut: Kedar Nath Ram Nath.
 Gupta, P. K., & Hira, D.S. (2008). Operations Research. New Delhi: S. Chand &
Company Ltd.

Suggested Journals:
 Journal of Operations Research Society
 European Journal of Operations Research
 Asia Pacific Journal of Operations Research
 International Journal of Operations Research
Learning outcomes:
 Students will be able to design, solve and improve mathematical model of different type
of scientific and managerial problems.
 Students will be able to find optimal solution of various mathematical models of
different decision making physical problems with various mathematical and
computational tools.
 Students will be able to define and apply different type’s quantitative techniques to solve
managerial, scientific, engineering and social problems

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Course Outline
Fundamentals of Marketing Management
Course Code: MLSC0021 Year: I Trimester: III Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: It is an introductory course designed to give students in business and other


disciplines an overview and understanding of the important role of marketing in
organizational success. Students will be introduced to all the significant uses and functions of
marketing. In addition to learning basic marketing techniques, students will learn to
appreciate why small, medium, and large organizations must develop a market and consumer
oriented focus if they are to succeed in the emerging competitive environment in India and
abroad.

Objectives of the Course:

 To introduce students to the basics of marketing, dealing competition and familiarize


students with marketing mix decision.

 To create awareness about the latest trends and developments in marketing and enhance
their problem-solving and decision-making abilities in strategic areas of marketing.

 To get students to think as business & marketing professionals involved in the effort of a
modern day business organization.
Introduction of Marketing, Marketing Philosophies, Elements of
UNIT – I Marketing, Difference between Marketing and Selling, B2B Vs. (5 Sessions)
B2C. Marketing Mix, Marketing Information System.
Concept of Consumer Buying Behaviour, its Types, Process and
determinants.
Market segmentation, Targeting and Positioning: Segmenting
UNIT –II Consumer and Business Markets–Bases, Purpose and Process, (5 Sessions)
Market Targeting, Positioning – Nature and Importance,
Differentiating the Product
New Product Development: Planning and Process, Failure of New
Products.
UNIT – III Concept, Stages & Strategies of Product Life Cycle. (5 Sessions)
Competitive strategies for Leaders, Challengers, Followers and
Nichers.

MID-TERM EXAMINATION

Product-Mix: Product Characteristics and Classification, Product


Differentiation, Product Hierarchy, Product System & Mixes,
UNIT – IV Product line and length analysis, Packaging, Labeling,
(5 Sessions)
Warrantees & Guarantees

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Pricing Decisions: Understanding Price, Setting the Price,


Adapting the Price, Initiating & Responding to Price Changes.
Promotion Mix: Advertising, Sales Promotion, Sales Promotion
UNIT – V techniques, Personal Selling, Public Relations, Direct Marketing, (4 Sessions)
and Publicity, Factors in setting Promotion mix.
Channels of Distribution: Channel of Distribution for Consumer/
Industrial Products, Functions Performed by Channel Members,
Channel design decisions.
Channel dynamics: Vertical Marketing Channel, Horizontal
UNIT – VI Marketing Channel, Factors Affecting Channel Distribution, (6 Sessions)
Channel conflict Retailing/wholesaling: Functions and
Classifications.
New trends in Marketing Management
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:
 Kotler, P. (2007). Marketing Management, Analysis Planning, Implementation and
Control. 12th Edition. Pearson Education.
 Kotler, P., & Keller, K. L. (2007). Marketing Management. 12th Edition. Pearson
Education.
 Kotler, P., & Armstrong, G. (1999). Principles of Marketing. 12th Edition. Pearson
Education.
Reference Books:
 Ramaswamy, V. S., & Namakumari, S. (2002). Marketing Management: Planning,
Implementation and Control: Global Perspective Indian Context. 3rd Edition. McMillan
Publication.
 Kumar, A. & Meenakshi, N. (2008). Marketing Management. Vikas Publishing House
 Czinkota & Kotabe. (2001). Marketing Management. 2nd Edition; Australia : Thomson
Learning
 Saxena, R. (2003). Marketing Management. 3rd Edition. Tata McGraw-Hill Publication.
Journals:
 Journals of Marketing Management by Westburn Publishers
 Indian Journal of Marketing (www.indianjournalofmarketing.com)
 Marketing Management JOURNAL (www.mmaglobal.org)

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Learning Outcomes
 Understand the concepts, tools and techniques relevant to marketing management
 Develop an insight into basic marketing mix issues
 Go through the complexities of buying Behavior
 Solve the strategic marketing problems faced by marketing managers
 Design marketing strategies

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Course Outline
Production and Operations Management
Course Code: MLSC0022 Year: I Trimester: III Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: This course is designed to meet the requirements of students regarding


operations management, its emerging issues and practice applications in corporate world.

Objectives of the Course:


 To enable in understanding the role and relevance of operations management.

 To enable them to use these techniques for optimizing the manufacturing process of the
organization.
Introduction to Operation Management: Introduction,
Historical Evolution, Scope of Operation Management, Operating
System – Classification,
UNIT – I (5 Sessions)
Plant Location and Layout: Introduction, Factors influencing
Plant Location, Selecting a Suitable Location, Location Models,
Plant Layout and its Classification of Layout
Material Handling: Introduction and Meaning, Objectives and
Principles of Material Handling, Selection of Material Handling
Equipments, Evaluation of Material Handling System, Material
Handling Equipments, Guidelines for Effective Utilization of
Material Handling Equipments,
UNIT–II (4 Sessions)
Material Management: Introduction and Meaning of Material
Management, Scope of Material Management, Material Planning
and Control, Purchasing, Store management, Inventory Control,
Standardization, Simplification, Value Analysis, Ergonomics, JIT
Manufacturing.
Production Planning and Control: Introduction and Meaning,
Need for Production Planning and Control, Objective of
Production Planning and Control, Phase of Production Planning
and Control, Operation Planning and Schedule System, Aggregate (6 Sessions)
UNIT –III
Planning, Master Production Schedule, Material Requirement
Planning, Capacity Planning, Routing, Scheduling.

MID-TERM EXAMINATION
Quality Control: Introduction, Quality, Inspection, Quality
Control, Statistical Quality Control, Quality Circle.
Work Study: Introduction, Productivity, Work Study, Method
UNIT – IV (6 Sessions)
Study: Motion Study, Work Measurement, Time Study
Quality Assurance and Certification: ISO 9000, ISO 9004,
ISO 14000 Series
UNIT – V Maintenance Management: Introduction and Meaning, (4 Sessions)

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Objectives of Maintenance, Types of Maintenance, Maintenance


Planning, Maintenance Scheduling, Total Quality Maintenance,
Total Productive Maintenance
Waste Management: Introduction and Meaning, Identification
and Control of Waste, Disposal of Scrap.
UNIT – VI Automation: Introduction, Types of Automation, Computer (5 Sessions)
Integrated Manufacturing, Reason of Automation, Advantages of
Automation, Automation Strategies.
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:

 Everett, A. Ronald, J. & Ebert, J. (2007). Production and Operations Management:


Concepts, Models and Behavior. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India Private Limited.
 Bedi, K. (2010). Production and Operation Management. New Delhi: Oxford University
Press.

Reference Books:
 Chary, S. N. (2010). Production and Operations Management. New Delhi: Tata
McGraw-Hill Publication.
 Chunawala & Patel. (2009). Production and Operation Management. Mumbai: Himalaya
Publishing House.
 Goel, B. S. (2010). Production Operations Management. Meerut: Pragati Prakashan.

Suggested Journals:
 International Journal of Operations and Productions Management
 International Journal of Production Economics
 International Journal of Production Research
Learning Outcomes

 Understand the basic frame work and significance of plant location and layout decisions.
 Understand various tools and techniques of, necessary for running the production
process like, Capacity planning, Master production schedule, Routing and scheduling
decisions.

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 Analyze the processes involved in production, a scientific manner by utilizing the


concepts like work study and method study.
 Understand the importance of Quality control tools and their implementation, in order to
maintain the quality of product/services

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Course Outline
Logistics in Business Efficiency
Course Code: MLSC0023 Year: I Trimester: III Max. Hours:
30Preamble: Logistics as a management discipline originated after use of logistics in the
military and later branched into the commercial sector as business logistics. Now, the hottest
topic in the commercial sector is supply chain management. It is concerned with the efficient
integration of suppliers, factories, warehouses and stores so that merchandise is produced and
distributed: – In the right quantities – To the right locations – At the right time. This course
examines the historical evolution of management thought to its newest frontier—supply chain
management, reviews the emerging practices that define supply chain management in business
applications, and demonstrates that supply chain management is more than integrated
logistics.

Objectives of the Course:

 Understand the framework and fundamentals of Supply Chain Management especially


logistics related activities as the foundation for building and sustaining high performance
and effectiveness in the organization.

 Develop an understanding of the significance of Supply Chain Management to achieve


cost effective supply and distribution of goods & services to meet varying customer
demand.

 Demonstrate the ability to analyze and apply critical thinking and learning skills related
to "real life" problems and situations

Introduction to Logistics : Concept of Logistics and Logistics


Management , Logistics Activities, Logistics for Economy :
Macro Prospective , Logistics Interfaces with other areas,
UNIT – I Logistics in the firm : Factors affecting Cost and importance of
(5 Sessions)
logistics , Techniques for Logistics System Analysis ,
Approaches to analyzing logistics systems .
The Logistics of Business – The Logistical Value Proposition – The
UNIT –II Work of Logistics – Logistical Operating Arrangements – Flexible (5 Sessions)
Structure – Supply Chain Synchronization.
Transport Management : Role of transportation in SCM ,
Transportation Planning and Strategy , Transportation execution
UNIT – III and control , Transportation Technology ,Transport Functionality, (5 Sessions)
Principles and Participants – Transportation Service –

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Transportation Economics and Pricing – Transport


Administration – Documentation, Concept of Multi- Modalisation

International Logistics and Supply Chain Management:


Meaning and objectives, importance in global economy,
Characteristics of global supply chains,: Global Supply Chain
UNIT – IV Integration – Supply Chain Security – International Sourcing – (5 Sessions)
Role of Government in controlling international trade and its
impact on Logistics and Supply Chain.
Port System and International Arrangements : Introduction
of Port System , Ports in India , Ports as Catalyst to Indian
UNIT – V Foreign Trade, Port capacity and Traffic throughput , (5 Sessions)
Productivity of Indian Ports and Problems encountered by Ports ,
Government Policy Initiatives for Development of Ports in India
International Insurance – Cargo movements – water damage – Theft
– Privacy– pilferage – Other risk – perils with air shipments – Risk
Retention – Risk Transfer – Marine Cargo Insurance – Coverage
UNIT – VI A,B,C classes – Elements of air freight Policy – Commercial Credit (5 Sessions)
Insurance – Size of Vessels, Tonnage, Types of vessels- Container,
Combination ships – Non vessel operating carriers
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:
 Coyle, J. John et al. (2013). Managing Supply Chain – A Logistics Approach. 9th
Edition. Cengage Learning .

Reference Books:
 Levi, S. D. et al. (2003). Second Edition. Designing and Managing the Supply Chain:
Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies. Tata McGraw-Hill.
 Christopher, M. (2000). Second Edition. Logistics & Supply Chain Management:
Strategies for Reducing Cost & Improving Service. Pearson, India.
 Shapiro, J. F. (2001). Modeling the Supply Chain. Duxbury.
 Sople, Logistics Management. Pearson, India.
 Agrawal, D. K. Supply Chain Management-Strategy, Cases & Best Practices. Macmillan.
 Shah, J. Supply Chain Management- Text and Cases. Pearson, India.
Suggested Journals:

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 International Journal of Decision Making in Supply Chain & Logistics, Serials


Publications, New Delhi.
 Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Emerald.
 Journal of Supply Chain Management, Wiley-Blackwell.
 Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, BEM – ISLI.
Learning Outcomes
 Will be able to understand the basic frame work of Logistics system and its significant
in achieving firm’s objectives.

 Will be able to solve real business life issues related to International Ports systems and
its various issues during practical implementation

 Will be able to design and develop Transportation system for logistics companies which
is the backbone for whole logistics industry..

 Will be able to make decisions about purchasing policies, vendor selection and material
handling issues for logistics industry .

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Course Outline
Ethics and Governance in Business
Course Code: MLSC0025 Year: II Trimester: IV Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: Corporate governance is a system of making Management accountable towards


the stakeholders for effective management of the companies. It is also concerned with the
morals, ethics, values, parameters, conduct and behavior of the company and its management.
The importance of corporate governance lies in its contribution both to business prosperity
and to accountability. Good corporate governance is not just a matter of prescribing
particular corporate structures and complying with a number of hard and fast rules - there is a
need for broad principles, which can be applied to the varying circumstances of individual
companies. Understanding of Business Ethics provides a framework to maintain fair practices,
which build trust in the industry and help in long term growth of a company.
Objectives of the Course:
 To provide an overview of current thinking and developments in the field of corporate
governance
 To enable students critically examine the ethical dilemmas and to understand the
importance of ethical principles and governance in globalised economy.
 To develop an understanding of ethics and values in the business community and their
relationship to corporate governance.

Business Ethics: Introduction to Ethics &Business Ethics, Nature and


evolution of Business ethics, Sources of Business Ethics, Ethical
UNIT I Decision Making, and Tucker’s 5 –Question Model, Ancient ethics (6 Sessions)
and culture in India, Ethics and Vedas and its application in business
organizations.
Ethics tools and techniques of Ethics Management: Various
Tools& techniques for managing ethics , Share holders &ethics ,
(5 Sessions)
UNIT II Application of Ethics in Marketing ,finance ,HRM and SCM

Framing Ethics- Corporate Social Responsibility: Concept,


Definitions, Ethics and CSR, Approaches to Social responsibilities ,
CSR & Corporate behavior , Corporate Social responsibility in Indian (4 Sessions)
and Global Context, Environmental Issues and Sustainable
UNIT III
Development
MID-TERM EXAMINATION
Conceptual framework of corporate governance: Concept, principles
& need of Corporate Governance, Benefits of good Corporate
UNIT IV governance. (6 Sessions)
Theories of Corporate Governance – Agency Theory, Stewardship
Theory, Stakeholder Theory

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Models of Corporate governance – the outsider & insider model, US


& UK ,Japanese and Indian model, Mechanism of Corporate
governance
Corporate Governance Committees- Cadbury Committee on CG1992,
Hampel Committee 1995, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) 1996,
UNIT V Narayana Murthy Committee Report2003, Dr. J.J.Irani Report on (5 Sessions)
company Law 2005

Agents & Institutions in Corporate Governance -Role of Board Of


Directors (BOD), Roles, duties & Responsibilities of Auditors, Auditors
UNIT VI failures leading to corporate scams- The Enron Debacle, (4 Sessions)
Investors Protection in India.

* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions


** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Book:

 Fernando, A.C. (2006). Corporate Governance: Principles Policies & Practices, Pearson
Education.
 Aswathappa.K; Rani.J; Gundavajhala.S(2017). Business Ethics :Concepts ,Applications
,Framework and Cu;tural Impact , HPH

Reference Books:

Christine,A.Mallin,(2008),Corporate Governance, Oxford.


Velasquez,(2007 ),Business Ethics: Concept & Cases, Prentice Hall.
Ferrel, L. and Ferrel, O.C.(2009), Business Ethics: A case perspective, Cengage learning.
Journals:
 Indian Journal on Corporate Governance , Sage Publication
 International Journal of Corporate Governance , Inderscience Publishers
 HBR (Harvard Business Review)
Learning Outcome:
After completion of course student will be able to:

 Promote understanding of the importance, for business and the community, of ethical
conduct;
 Provide the skills with which to recognize and resolve ethical issues in business;

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 Enhance awareness and critical self-examination of one's own values, and to appreciate
the relevance of personal values in the business/workplace setting; and
 Encourage reflection on the ethical dimension of your own decision-making in workplace
and other settings.
 Demonstrate a solid understanding of the purpose and nature of corporations.
 Evaluate different stakeholders’ roles and significance in relation to corporate
governance.
 Explain the importance of regulation, markets and information in corporate governance.
 International differences and similarities in relevant institutions and developments.
 Critically assess governance concerns for individual corporations and their stakeholde

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Course Outline
Corporate Strategic Management
Course Code: MLSC0026 Year: II Trimester: IV Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: A strategic management course will help to gain the skills and know-how to
effectively develop and implement corporate strategies. This is not only about setting up
realistic business objectives, but also about performing daily tasks efficiently and leading
effectively. Organizations should see positive impact on its capacities for strategic thinking as
well as its impact on business outcomes. Yes, it's a commitment in terms of time and resources.
It instills the habit of reaching an identified goal by developing the necessary competence and
seizing available opportunities. In short, an understanding of strategy enhances performance
and improves career prospects

Objectives of the Course:

 Analyze the main structural features of an industry and develop strategies that
position the firm most favorably in relation to competition and influence industry
structure to enhance industry attractiveness.
 Recognize the different stages of industry evolution and recommend strategies
appropriate to each stage.
 Appraise the resources and capabilities of the firm in terms of their ability to confer
sustainable competitive advantage and formulate strategies that leverage a firm’s core
competencies.
 Demonstrate understanding of the concept of competitive advantage and its sources and
the ability to recognize it in real-world scenarios

Introduction to Strategic Management: The Characteristics of


strategic decisions , Definition and importance of Strategic
Management, Strategic Management Process, Strategic
UNIT – I Management for small, multinational , manufacturing &service (6 Sessions)
organizations, public sector and nonprofit sectors
Strategic Intent: Hierarchy of Strategic Intent
Internal Environmental Analysis
The Resource Based View Of The Firm, VRIO Framework &
UNIT –II Application, SWOT Analysis, Value chain analysis, (4 Sessions)
Evaluating Firm’s Internal Capabilities, Strategic Audit for
internal analysis
External Environmental Analysis
UNIT – III Macro Environment, Industry analysis, Porter’s 5 Forces Model, (5 Sessions)

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Strategic Groups and Strategic Types, Competitive Intelligence


,Strategic Audit for external analysis Strategy Formulation-
Environment And Positioning School
MID-TERM EXAMINATION
Corporate Level Strategies: Expansion strategies,
Internationalization Strategies, Digitalization strategies ,
UNIT – IV Stability & Retrenchment strategies ,emergent, Mintzberg (6 Sessions)
realized and intended strategies The Corporate Parenting
Portfolio Analysis – BCG and GE models,
Business Level Strategy: Porter’s Generic strategy model,
Strategic Choice, ‘Blue-Ocean’ Strategy
Strategy Implementation
UNIT – V Strategy Implementation and challenges, Structural, Cultural and (5 Sessions)
Functional aspects of Implementation - Strategic Management in
HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations, etc., McKinsey 7S’ Frame
work, Corporate Restructuring
Strategy Evaluation
Strategy Evaluation and Control, Developing Performance
UNIT – VI Indicator-Balance Score Card, Delta Model, Porter’s Diamond (4 Sessions)
Model, Managing Strategic Change
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:
 Thompson, Strickland, Gamble & Jain. (2005). Crafting and Executing Strategy. 14th
Edition. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill Publication
 Azhar, K. (2008). Business Policy and Strategic Management. New Delhi: Tata McGraw
Hill Publication.
 Hamel, G. & Prahalad, C. K. (2003). Competing for the Future. Harvard Business
School.
Reference Books:
 Johnson, & Scholes. (2006). Exploring Corporate Strategy. Prentice Hall India.
 Hunger and Wheelen, (2004). Strategic Management. New Delhi: Pearson Education.
 Galbraith, J.R. (2006). Strategy Implementation: The Role of Structure and Process. West
Publishing Company.
 Macmillan, H. & Tampoe, M. (2005). Strategic Management. Oxford University Press.
 Pearce II, Robinson Jr., & Mittal. (1999). Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation
and Control. Tata McGraw Hill.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

 Identify and demonstrate the key components of the strategic management process and
how it can be applied in organizations in order to increase value propositions for all the
organization’s stakeholders.
 Appraise and judge strategic inputs, including the external and internal environment,
strategic mission and strategic intent.

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Outline
International Business
Course Code: MLSC0027 Year: II Trimester: IV Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: The Primary objective of this course is to acquaint the students to emerging
global trends,concepts and baic differences involved in international business and introducing
learners to the framework of International Business. This course introduces students to the
world of international business and management by studying and understanding cultural
influences, government and business structures in our global economy.

Objectives of the Course:


 To achieve a real understanding of the complexities, opportunities & creative challenges
of international business across time, space & cultures and recognize those factors which
distinguish the marketing mix for overseas markets as opposed to domestic markets.
 To learn how to track & evaluate changes in world markets that effects the consumers
demand & shape of marketers’ strategies.
 To identify & analyze ethical issues in international marketing affecting sustainable
development (“green-marketing”) & social justice in business and to create awareness
about the various bodies working on the international level for the promotional of
international trade & business.
Conceptual Framework of International Business
History , Nature & Scope of International Business, Comparison
of Domestic Business and International Business, Reasons for
UNIT – I Growth of International Business, Stages of Internationalization, (4 Sessions)
EPRG Framework, Globalization , Multinational Corporations,
India and International Business, Effect of Environment on
International Business
International Business Theories
International Trade Theories : Mercantilism, Adam Smith’s
Absolute Cost Advantage Theory, Ricardo’s Comparative Cost
Advantage Theory, Haberler’s Opportunity Cost Theory, Hecksher-
UNIT –II (6 Sessions)
Ohlin Theory.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Theories: Market Imperfection
Approach, International Product Life Cycle Theory, Transaction
Cost Approach, The Eclectic Paradigm.
International Business Organization Structure
Importance of Organization Structure, Different forms of
Organization Structure- Vertical Organization Structure, Horizontal
Organization Structure, Matrix Structure.
UNIT-III (5 Sessions)
International Business Risk: Country Risk Analysis,
Classification of Risk Involved- Political Risk, Socio-cultural Risk,
Economic Risk, Importance of Risk Analysis for International
Business, role of world bodies in International business- WTO,

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IMF, World Bank


MID-TERM EXAMINATION
INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Entry Decisions for International Business- Timing & Scale of
Entry, Mode of entry in Foreign Market- Exporting, Turnkey
Projects, Licensing, Franchising, , Joint Venture, Wholly Owned
UNIT – IV (6 Sessions)
Subsidiary by Green-Field Venture or Acquisition,
Competitive Strategies for International Business- International
Strategy, Multidomestic Strategy, Global Strategy, Transnational
Strategy, Role of Strategic Management in International Business,
International Financial Management
An Overview of International Financial Management- Emergence
of International Finance; Difference between Domestic Finance and
International Finance; International Monetary System, International
UNIT – V (5 Sessions)
Banking Services
International Marketing Management
Overview of International Marketing-Nature & Scope of
International Marketing, International Marketing Mix Elements.
International Human Resource
Importance of HR in International Business, Recruitment &
Selection in International Business,
Training & Development in International business,Managing
UNIT – VI (4 Sessions)
Expatriates
Ethics and International Business
Importance of ethics in international business, Social Responsibility
of International Business.
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:
 Hill, C.W. (2014). International Business. 5th Edition. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill.
 Keegan, J. W. (2007). Global Marketing Management. 7th Edition. New Delhi: Pearson
Education.

Reference Books:
 Daniel, J., & Lee, H. (2009). International Business Environment. 11th Edition. New
Delhi: Pearson Education.
 Onkvisit, S., & Shaw, J. (2004). International Marketing. 3rd Edition. New Delhi:
Pearson Education.

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 Derskey, H. (2008). International Management. 4th Edition. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of
India.
 Aswattapa, K. (2003). International Business. 3rd Edition. New Delhi: Tata McGraw
Hill.

Suggested Journals:
 Global Business Review; International Management Institute, India.
 Journal of World Economic Review; Serial Publications, India.
 IUP journal o Intellectual Property rights; IUP, India.
 Foreign Trade review; IIFT, India.

Learning Outcomes

 Students will be able to describe the foundation of international business.

 Students will be able to describe international organizations and multinational corporations.

 Students will be able to understand the dimensions of international marketers’ strategies.

 Students will understand the ethical implication of business decision making and recognize

ethical dilemmas. Students will have awareness about international trade promotion

bodies.

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Course Outline
Recent trends in Supply Chain Management
Course Code: MLSO0001 Year: II Trimester: IV Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: Companies, retailers, and suppliers are now expected to comply and come up
with creative ways to meet consumer demands. Due to the ever-changing dynamics of today’s
global market place, it is necessary to examine upcoming future trends that may impact
businesses. Supply chains are a valuable component of all business planning, and hence, they
must be continuously monitored and updated. Technological advancements such as the
Internet of Things, automated transportation and similar futuristic innovations, have been
offering the agile and collaborated supply chain for sustainable businesses.

Objectives of the Course:


 The objective of the course is to familiarize students with the recent advancements in the
field of supply chain management.
 To make students understand the value of managing the supply chain of a business
enterprise by new approach & techniques.
 To understand the impact of recent trends on supply chain dynamics such as
globalization, industry consolidation, technology developments & innovation.

 Bullwhip Effect: Concept of Bullwhip effect, Know how it


originated, Various factors which contribute to this problem,
UNIT I possible solution to the problem (4 Sessions)

 Vendor Managed Inventory: Know about Vendor Managed


Inventory, Need of VMI, Benefits of VMI, Limitations of VMI (4 Sessions)
UNIT II

 3PL & Cross docking: Concept of 3PL, need of 3PL, Tips for
implementation of 3PL’s, 4PL’s Know about Cross Dock, Why (4 Sessions)
Cross Dock, Benefits of Cross Dock
UNIT III
MID-TERM EXAMINATION
 IT enabled SCM: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP),
Warehouse Management System (WMS), Transportation
UNIT IV Management System (TMS), Fleet Management System (FMS), (6 Sessions)
Global Positioning System (GPS), Radio Frequency Identification
(RFID), Order Management System (OMS)

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 E-procurement and e-commerce: Know about E-Commerce ,


Business model of E-commerce, E-Commerce industry in India,
UNIT V IT enablement , Limitation of E-Commerce , Different Players E- (6 Sessions)
Commerce

Green Supply Chain Management: Concept of Green Supply Chain,


UNIT VI Barriers in implementation of Green Supply Chain, Benefit of Green (6 Sessions)
Supply chain
* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions
** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:
 D.K Aggarwal (2014); Textbook of Logistics & Supply Chain Management By Mac Millian
Publishers
 G Raghuram & N Rangaraj (2016), Logistics & Supply Chain Management - Cases &
Concepts. Mac Millian Publishers

Reference Books:
 Janat Shah (2012), Supply Chain Management: Text and Cases, 1st Edition, Pearson
 Martin Christopher (2010), Logistics & Supply Chain Management; Creating Value -
Adding Networks, FT Press

Learning Outcome:
After the completion of this course student will be able to:
 Understand the reasons for uncertainties in supply chain and also able to mitigate the
consequences.
 Recognize the purpose of asset-less model in supply chain management.
 Encourage the application of lean practices in logistics & supply chain management.
 Demonstrate knowledge of information technology like LMS, TMS & WMS etc

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Course Outline
Strategic and Operational issues in SCM
Course Code: MLSO0002 Year: II Trimester: IV Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: The supply chain is a critical piece in organization’s success. One can often find
the senior level managers finding it difficult to deal with strategic issues, which is the reason
why they have to first try and understand the concept and then try and exploit the strengths
of the organization to produce better results. One of the key roles in developing a strategy for
a manager is to be aware of the competitiveness and put their capabilities in order to meet
such a requirement. The results could be in terms of getting more efficient supply chain
network which will further lead to value creation for the customers.

Objectives of the Course:


 To familiarize students about implementation & strategic issues in supply chain
management.
 To have in depth understanding of strategy formulation, identification of areas for
improvements and identification of issues in supply chain areas.
 To impart knowledge related to performance evaluation in order to determine how well
the supply chain initiative has been implemented.
 The course explains step by step the process to identify the issues likely to arise in the
process of SCM implementation as well as solution to handle these issues.

 Sourcing & Purchasing, SCM Strategy: Purchasing


Organization, Purchasing Procedure & Systems,Purchasing
UNIT I Parameters/Principles, Buyer-Seller Relations and it's Importance, (5 Sessions)
Negotiation - Phases & Factors of Negotiation

 Production and Supply Chain Strategy: Role of distribution in


Supply Chain, Factors influencing distribution network design,
Design options for a distribution network, Online sales and (5 Sessions)
UNIT II
Distribution network, Distribution network in practice

 Master Scheduling & Aggregate Planning:Manufacturing


execution Systems, The Nature and Importance of Work Centres,
Priority rules and Techniques, Shop-Floor Control, Personnel
Scheduling in Services, Role of Aggregate Planning in S.C., The (7 Sessions)
A.P Problem, A.P Strategies, Role of IT in A.P, A.P using linear
UNIT III programming, A.P. in Excel, Building a rough Master production
schedule.

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MID-TERM EXAMINATION
 Material Requirement Planning: History of MRP, The scope of
MRP in Manufacturing, Implementation issues in MRP, Problems
UNIT IV with MRP, Total Quality Management, Quality inspections and (6 Sessions)
Quality costs, Six-Sigma Quality, The Shingo System, ISO 9000
and ISO 14000, External Bench Marking for QI

 Data Mining & Warehousing: Know about data warehousing


and data mining, Look into the importance of data warehousing
UNIT V and mining , Emphasis on key issues in data warehousing and (4 Sessions)
mining, Hands on the new methods of data warehousing and
mining,

Data Mining & Warehousing:Know about decision support


system, Look into the importance of decision support system,
UNIT VI Know about Data Base Management System, Look into the (3 Sessions )
importance of Data Base Management System

* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions


** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:
 Sunil Chopra, Peter Meindl. (2008); Supply Chain Management by Prentice Hall.
 Shoshanah Cohen, Josep Roussel (2010); The five core disciplines for Top Performance,
Mac Graw Hill Professional.

Reference Books:
 Welch, Jack, Byrne, John A (2003) Jack: Straight from the Gut, Paperback.
 Paul Hyland, Maree Storer (2014); Strategic Supply Chain Management, Pearson.

Journals:
 International Journal of Supply Chain Management
 HBR (Harvard Business Review)

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Learning Outcome:
After completion of course student will be able to:

 Carry out strategic implementation of SCM in an organization.


 Implement tools and techniques related to Decision Support Systems using DBMS and
data mining.
 Implement the analytical methods used in scheduling, planning and inspection.

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Course Outline
Supply Chain Performance-Metrics & Modeling
Course Code: MLSO0003 Year: II Trimester: IV Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: Performance measurement is generally defined as regular measurement of


outcomes and results, which generates reliable data on the effectiveness and efficiency of
programs.SCOR) is a widely employed model for SC performance assessment, regardless its
generic nature. Nowadays supply chain (SC) evaluation is one of the critical problems in most
of industries. Various frameworks and systems have been proposed to tackle the problem.

Objectives of the Course:


 To provide students with analytical skills that are necessary for the understanding of
inventory management.
 This subject emphasizes the importance of the roles and functions of warehousing
operations in logistics and supply chain management.
 This subject also provides students with the basic knowledge and skills regarding supply
chain optimization & review techniques.

Introduction : Highlight strengths and limitations of existing


frameworks of SCPM, framework for classification and analysis,
UNIT I Overview of SCPM, evolution of supply chain performance (5 Sessions)
measurement

Performance Management in SCM: Concept of Performance


Measurement, Performance Measurement Framework , Reason for
Performance Measurement Framework, Common Features
(4 Sessions)
UNIT II Performance Measurement Framework, An Example of framework on
a cost leadership strategy, Implementation plan,

Inventory Management Applications : Cycle Inventory, Role of


Cycle Inventory in Supply Chain, Estimating Cycle Inventory and
UNIT III (3 Sessions )
Related cost, Managing Multi-Echelon Inventory

MID-TERM EXAMINATION
Managing Uncertainty in Supply Chain: Safety Inventory, Role and
impact of Safety Inventory, Managing Safety Inventory in Multi -
UNIT IV (7 Sessions)
Echelon Inventory Model, Estimating and Managing Safety Inventory
in Practice, Introduction to Forecasting, Qualitative forecasting tools,

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and Quantitative forecasting tools.

Reverse Logistics :Introduction to Reverse Logistics, Objectives of


Reverse Logistics, Different types of returns categories, Performance
UNIT IV (5 Sessions)
measurement in reverse logistics

Simulations in SCM :Need and Importance of Simulation in SCM,


Various Alogorithms, SCOR Model, Use sales and operations
UNIT V planning to maximize profitability when faced with predictable (6 Sessions)
variability

* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions


** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:
 Siham Vakery, Yuves Dallery (2014); Measurement & management of supply chain
performance by Pearson.
 Stella Okoroafod (2008); Inventory procurement & control system by Prentice Hall
Publisher.

Journals:
 Gunasekaran, A., Williams, H.J., McGaughey, R.E.: Performance measurement and
costing system in new enterprise.
 Quayle, M.: A study of supply chain management practice in UK industrial SMEs.
Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
 Tan, K.C.: Supply Chain Management: Practices, Concerns, and Performance Issues.
Journal of Supply Chain Management
Learning Outcome:
After completion of course student will be able to:
 Demonstrate the importance of optimum inventory and efficient warehousing
management in business.
 Categories cargo storage and materials handling systems which provide a good
academic and vocational foundation for a career in related fields.

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 Identify inventory and warehousing issues in an integrated logistics flow which reflects
sound business practices.

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Course Outline
Global Trade Operations and Forwarding
Course Code: MLSO0004 Year: II Trimester: IV Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: All Logistics and supply chain professionals must have a clear understanding of
the Global Trade operations and documentations involved in Trade. This will not only enable
them to do analytical thinking to maximize the efficiency of the firm, but also make them
understand the significance of 3 PLs in International Trade.

Objectives of the Course:


 To familiarize students about Global Trade operations.
 To make students aware about the role of Forwarders in International Trade.
 To help in understanding the integrates of International trade.

Introduction to International Business: Global Business


Environment, Importance of Int. Business, problems and risks
UNIT I involved in Int. business & solutions, International marketing sales (5 Sessions)
channel.

EXIM Process: Elements of export & import contract, Procedure &


Documents required for shipment of cargo, Multimodal Transport, (3 Sessions)
UNIT II
EXIM Process:Letter of Credit & other payment terms, Methods of
payment & risks, Bill of Lading & its types, INCOTERMS, Sea freight
(4 Sessions)
Export & Import Documentation / Cargo Flow
UNIT III
MID-TERM EXAMINATION
Containerization: Containerization and multimodal transport , Feeders
/Hub & Spoke Operations, Types of containers & dimensions, Container
UNIT IV (6 Sessions)
stuffing.

Different Service providers: Services offered by various service providers in


international business-Freight Forwarders, CHA, NVOCC, PERT, Crashing of
UNIT V project Network, Freight rates and basis of calculation, Freight Surcharges (7 Sessions)
and Role of FMC

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Trade Barriers: Various factors affecting international trade, Tariff & Non-
Tariff Barriers, Regulatory Authorities & Government Policies, Role of
UNIT VI (5 Sessions )
Department Of Commerce & Finance Ministry

* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions


** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:
 Global Supply Chain Management and International Logistics- Alan Branch (2008)
 Logistical Management - The integrated supply chain process - D. J, Bowersox & D.J.
Gloss, Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Reference Books:
 The competitive dynamics of Container Shipping, Gilman, S., Publisher: Gower
Publishing Company World.

Journals:
 International Maritime Report.

Learning Outcome:
After completion of course student will be able to:

 Understand the need of International trade globally.


 Understand the significance of 3PLs.
 Analyse and prepare the trade documents.
 Develop understanding of barriers of Trade.
 Learn about Regulatory authorities and Government policies related to trade.
 Understand significance of Multi-modal transportation.
 Learn about different types of Ships and their importance in Trade.

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Course Outline
Liner Shipping Business
Course Code: MLSO0005 Year: II Trimester: IV Max. Hours: 30

Preamble: All Logistics and supply chain professionals must have a clear understanding of
the strategies adopted by Liners to achieve economies of scale and market share. This will also
enable them to understand ways of acquiring and leasing Ships and containers. The students
will also get an insight about the agreement between Liners and their agents.

Objectives of the Course:


 To familiarize students about Liner Industry.
 To make students aware about different types of liner services and shipping services.
 To help in understanding the methods of leasing containers.
 To make students aware about significance of liner agencies.

Introduction to Liners: Characteristics of Liner Services, Advantages &


Disadvantages - Break Bulk Liner services – Roll on / off Liner services -
Container Liner services – Passenger / Cruise Liner services, Types of
shipping services (Liner and Tramp), Types of Liner services (Independent,
UNIT I (7 Sessions)
Consortium), Services offered by Liners(RTW, pendulum, hub & spoke
and end-to-end service), Direct vs Transshipment services – Short sea
feeder services

Organizational Structure: Organizational structure of a containerized


Liner Shipping company – Operations, Technical & Commercial functions,
Factors affecting Liner freight structure - Basic freight and surcharges -
(5 Sessions)
UNIT II Freighting for FCL, LCL, Cargo consolidation services, Electronic Data
Interchange and Documentation aspects, Economics of a typical liner voyage

Stevedoring and Container leasing: Handling of Liner cargo – Liner


cargo stevedoring - Types of cranes used for handling liner cargo –
Unitization of cargo & evolution of containerization –Advantages and
Disadvantages of Containerization, Ports, Multi modal transportation – (7 Sessions)
Modal interfaces – Intermodal systems – Inland Container Depot (ICD) and
UNIT III
Container Freight Station (CFS) Terminals - Types of containers & their
features, applications, Methods of container acquisition viz.,purchase,

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leasing-container interchange services

MID-TERM EXAMINATION
Liner Agencies: Appointment & management of Liner Agencies - Standard
Liner Agency Agreement, Port Agency functions and practices. Carriers’ and
UNIT IV Merchants’ responsibilities and limitations of liability, Procedure for cargo (5 Sessions)
claims including the role and responsibilities of the parties. ISPS Code

Liner Industry: Liner industry structure – balancing supply and demand,


capacity management options, Rationale for liner conferences, alliances,
UNIT V consortia, capacity management agreements, their similarities and (3 Sessions)
differences ,

Regulatory System for Liner Industry: Statutory control and regulation


including Federal Maritime Commission (USA), Competition Directorate
UNIT VI (3 Sessions)
(Europe). An introduction to QMS and TQM

* Provision for presentations / assignments / case analysis in additional sessions


** 1 Session = 60 Minutes

Text Books:
 International Ocean Shipping: Current concepts and Principles, Abrahamsson.B.J.,
Publisher: Westview Press
 The competitive dynamics of Container Shipping, Gilman, S.,
Publisher: Gower Publishing Company World.

Journals:
 International Maritime Report.

Learning Outcome:
After completion of course student will be able to:

 Develop understanding about liner industry.


 Understand different types of shipping services and liner services
 Understand methods of container leasing
 Understand significance of liner agencies
 Understand economies of liner industry

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