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KARNATAKA STATE

KARNATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY MANASAGANGOTHRI MYSORE-570006 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND MANAGEMENT

OPEN UNIVERSITY

MANASAGANGOTHRI MYSORE-570006

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND MANAGEMENT

KSOU/MBA-PCP/1-YEAR:1-SEM

18.02.2011

CIRCULAR

COMPULSORY PERSONAL CONTACT PROGRAMME (PCP) FOR MBA-I SEMESTER-2011

Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Approval Dated:15.02.2011

Dear Student,

Sub: First Semester MBA Personal Contact Programme 2010-11.

The Department will conduct compulsory contact programme for the benefit of the students who have been admitted to MBA course during the academic year 2010-2011. The PCP will be held at following centres.

Sl.No.

Centre

Venue

Dates

Contact Numbers

     

12-03-2011 to

 

1.

Udupi

M.G.M. College, Udupi-575001

19-03-2011

0820-2520359

   

Aishwarya Institute of Management Studies & Research Mysore Magadi Ring Road. Opp to Bangalore University Quarters Gnanabharathi, Ullal Circle Bangalore

25-03-2011 to

 

2.

Bangalore

02-04-2011

080-23212188

   

Karnataka State Open University,

   

3.

Mysore

Manasagangotri, Mysore-570024

12-04-2011 to

20-04-2011

0821-2519948

The students of First Semester MBA shall compulsorily attend PCP at any one of the said places

without fail. If the students fail to attend at any one of the said places, they will lose the marks set

apart for the IA marks. During the programme the Department will arrange lectures on the Syllabi by

the renowned professors working in reputed institutions and Universities. Besides, special lectures /

case study discussions by Management Consultants / Industrialists / Professionals will also be

arranged. Further the activities such as Seminar, Test, Group Discussions etc., will also be conducted

as part of IA.

Classes will be held from 9.00AM to 5 PM on all the days.

The Students concerned are hereby directed to attend the programme to avail of the benefits.

The Assignment questions & Seminar topics are also hosted on the University website. (www.ksoumysore.edu.in ).

Students are required to bring the identity card and study materials that have been sent by the

University for reference. If the students fail to attend the Personal Contact Programme in toto, they

shall not submit the assignment as the same will not be considered for IA.

Assignment questions and Seminar topics have been enclosed herewith. You are requested to submit the assignment, on or before 20-04-2011 without fail. The faculty look forward to meet you in the contact programme.

Dean (Study Centre)

KSOU, Mysore

Dean (Academic) and Chairman

DOS in Commerce & Management Email-Id: mbaksou@yahoo.co.in.

DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT, KSOU MBA I-SEMESTER: 2010-2011

ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS: 2010-11

Instructions:

NOTE: You are required to read the following instructions carefully before you answer.

1. Write your Roll Number, Name and Title of the course at the beginning of your answer of each subject.

2. You should answer any one question under each paper.

3. You should write the assignment separately with regard to each paper.

4. You should not reproduce the answer as given in the study material or from any website / textbook.

5. Assignments without Roll No. and Name will be rejected.

6. After writing the assignments separately, you should tag all the assignments together, put them in a cover and sent it to the address given below.

7. Assignment cover should be superscribed by “Assignment for MBA-I Semester-2011” and write your roll number.

8. Your assignment should reach to:

The Chairman, DOS in Management, (MBA Department) Karnataka State Open University, Manasagangotri, Mysore-570006

9. Assignments should reach us on or before 20 th APRIL 2011. The assignments

received after the last date will be summarily rejected. No further extension is allowed.

10. Assignment sent to any other address of the University will not be valued.

11. The students are adviced to keep a copy of the Assignments with them and submit it in

case the University demands the same.

PAPER-I Management Theory and Practice

1. Explain the significance of core competence and strategic initiative in Modern Business World.

2. Decision making is a intellectual process – Elucidate.

PAPER-II Managerial Economics

1. Explain the practical implication of various elasticity of demand.

2. Discuss the general and specific factors influencing the pricing decision of a two wheeler and computer manufacturer.

PAPER-III Accounting for Managers.

1. The following data are extracted from the financial statements of a company.

Sales (1,00,000 units @ Rs.10/-)

10,00,000

Variable costs

5,00,000

Contribution

5,00,000

Fixed costs

3,00,000

Net Profit

2,00,000

Your are required to calculate the P/V ratio, break-even point and the margin of safety ratio. If the price increases by 10%, what shall be the new P/V ratio and break-even point? If the price increases by 10% is accompanied by a reduction in volume by 12%, what shall be the effect on break-even point and profit? Schedule setting out changes in working capital.

2.

The following are the summaries of the balance sheets of ANU Limited as on 31st December 2009 and 31 st December 2010.

ANU LIMITED Balance Sheet

Liabilities

2009

2010

Assets

2009

2010

Study Creditors

39,500

41,135

Cash at Bank

2,500

2,700

Bills Payable

33,780

11,525

Sundry Debtors

87,490

73,360

Bank over draft

59,510

-

Stock

1,11,060

97,370

Provision for taxation

40,000

50,000

Land and Building

1,48,500

1,44,250

Resources

50,000

50,000

Plant and Machinery

1,12,950

1,16,200

Profit and Loss Account

39,690

41,220

Goodwill

-

20,000

Share Capital

2,00,000

2,60,000

     

Total

4,62,480

4,53,880

Total

4,62,480

4,53,880

The following additional information is obtained from the general ledger: (a) During the year ended December 2010 an interim dividend of Rs.26,000 was paid. (b) The assets of another company were purchased for Rs.60,000 payable in fully paid shares of the company. These assets consisted of stock Rs. 22,000, Machinery Rs.18,000 and Goodwill Rs.21,000. In addition sundry purchases of plant were made totaling Rs.5,600. (c) Income Tax paid during the year amounted to Rs.25,000. (d) The net profit for the year before tax was Rs.65,530.

You are required to prepare a statement showing the sources and application of funds for the year 2010 and a schedule setting out changes in working capital.

PAPER-IV Organizational Behavior

1. “Organization Behavior plays determined role for the success of an organization” – Discuss.

2. Critically assess the role of change agents in implementation of change management.

PAPER-V Quantitative Techniques

1. On an average there are 2 defects in each set of Television produced by a company. What is the probability there in exactly 1 defect in a randomly selected page out of 1000 sets? How many would be free of defects.

2. Find out co-efficient of variation for following data:

X:

42

45

35

38

50

55

48

50

36

40

Y:

15

10

18

22

25

18

17

20

18

12

PAPER-VI Business Ethics and Values

1. Discuss the Ethics in procurement of human resources.

2. Discuss the unethical practices you might encounter in IT field.

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KARNATAKA STATE

KARNATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY MANASAGANGOTHRI MYSORE-570006 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND MANAGEMENT

OPEN UNIVERSITY

MANASAGANGOTHRI MYSORE-570006

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND MANAGEMENT

KSOU/MBA-PCP/1-YEAR:1-SEM

18.02.2011

MBA I-SEMESTER SEMINAR CIRCULAR: 2011

Dear Student,

The Department will conduct compulsory personal contact programme at Bangalore,

Mysore, and Udupi centers. During the Programme, lectures will be delivered and Internal

Assessment activities like Assignments, Seminar and Test will be conducted.

Seminar will be conducted by the Department. The candidates of MBA FIRST

SEMESTER are required to prepare seminar paper on any one of the topics per course.

The topics of seminar are appended herewith for your reference. Candidates are required to

present paper before the group of participants, faculties and the resource persons. At the end,

proper conclusion will be drawn based on discussion. The candidates are required to prepare

the seminar paper in tune with the following guidelines.

Guidelines:

1. Seminar paper should be at least 3 pages in hand written only.

Typed/Photo copies etc will not be entertained.

2. Proper conclusion should be given at the end.

3. It should be prepared referring books, journals, and reports of both national and

international standards.

4. It should not be the replica of the guidelines or the study material sent by the University

or the materials of any website or any other student’s seminar paper.

5. It should cover the critical evaluation on the area.

6. Students are requested to focus on cases (Examples).

7. The register number and name of the candidates should be written legibly.

8. After presenting the paper, it should be handed over to the resource person.

9. Every candidate of M.B.A.- I semester, should compulsorily present 2 papers per day.

10. The details regarding timing of the seminar and test will be notified on the first day of the PCP.

11. The candidates are required to take part in the PCP compulsorily. Those who fail to

attend the programme will lose internal assessment marks.

12. Further no chance would be given to such candidates under any circumstances.

13. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

14. The students should submit papers and present it compulsorily, failing which they will

not get marks.

15. An objective type test will be conducted on the last day of the PCP on all the six subjects.

The department will be eagerly looking forward for your active participation in PCP. With best wishes,

Dean (Academic) & Chairman

DOS and Research in Management

MBA I SEMESTER SEMINAR TOPICS-2011

C1 Management Theory and Practice

1. Latest Trends in Management

2. Innovative leadership practices

3. Forecasting: A critical element of planning

C2 : Managerial Economics

1. Accelerated GDP growth and its implications

2. Dis-investment – Its impact on monopoly markets

3. Market Administered Pricing - Impediments

C3: Accounting for Managers

1. Ethics and Accountability in Auditing

2. Corporate Disclosures – Pros and Cons

3. Responsibility Accounting - Issues and Challenges

C4: Organizational Behaviour

1. Employee Empowerment – Myths and Realities.

2. Culture, Competencies and Composition – Impact on organizational success.

3. Quality of work life V/s Organizational effectiveness

C5: Quantitative Techniques

1. Application of statistical tools to business problems.

2. Derivatives – A tool to logistics cost control.

3. Role of SPSS package in Research.

C6: Business Ethics and Values

1. Role of ethics and values in corporate culture.

2. Whistle Blowers – Pros and Cons.

3. Ethical issues in Marketing.

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