Friday, January 16, 2009

Syllabus for MBA IInd Semester

MBA 021 : BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Max. Hours : 40
UNIT- I (8 Sessions)
The concept of Business Environment, significance and nature. Environment Scanning: meaning, nature and scope, the process of environmental scanning, Interaction between internal and external environments, basic philosophies of Capitalism and Socialism with their variants. Concepts of Mixed Economy.
UNIT-II (8 Sessions)
Overview of Political, Socio-cultural, Legal, Technological and Global environment. An introduction to MRTP, FEMA, SEBI Act, Consumer Protection Act; The changing dimensions of these laws and their impact on business.
UNIT-III (12 Sessions)
Philosophy and strategy of planning in India; Industrial Policy in recent years; Policy with regard to small scale industries; the monetary policy and fiscal policy, Stock Exchange-BSE-NSE. Depository system in India (Options, Futures and Derivatives)
RBI-Role and functions, banking structure reforms; Narasimhan Committee Recommendations, Financial Sector reforms.
UNIT-IV (12 Sessions)
E-Banking in India-objectives, trends and practical uses-Recent technological developments in Indian Banking (ATM, Debit and Credit Cards, EMI, EFT)
Consumerism, Social Responsibility of business enterprises, New Economic Policy, Globalisation, EXIM policy, FDI policy, Multinational Corporation (MNCs) and Transnational Corporations (TNCs), Global Competitiveness.
Suggested Readings:
1. Mishra S K & Puri V K - Economic Environment of Business (Himalaya Publishing House, 3rd Edition).
2. Paul Justin - Business Environment Text and Cases (Tata Mc Graw Hill).
3. Shaikh & Saleem - Business Environment (Pearson, 1st Edition)
4. Suresh Bedi - Business Environment (Excel Books, 1st Edition).
5. Francis Cherunilam – Business Environment, Text and Cases (Himalaya Publishing House, 8th Edition).
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MBA 022 : BUSINESS LAWS
Max. Hours : 40
UNIT 1 (10 SESSIONS)
Contract Act, 1872
Definition of a Contract and its essentials, Formation of a valid Contract - Offer and Acceptance, Consideration, Capacity to Contract, Free consent, Legality of object, Discharge of a Contract by performance, Impossibility and Frustration, Breach, Damages for breach of a contract, Quasi contracts, Contract of Indemnity and Guarantee, Bailment and Pledge, Agency.
UNIT II (12 SESSIONS)
Partnership Act, 1932
Definition of Partnership and its essentials, Rights and Duties of Partners : Types of Partners, Minor as a partner, Doctrine of Implied Authority, Registration of Firms, Dissolution of firms.
Sale of Good Act, 1930
Definition of a Contract of Sale, Conditions and Warranties, Passing of Property, Right of Unpaid Seller against the Goods, Remedies for Breach.
UNIT III (10 SESSIONS)
Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881
Definition and characteristics, Kinds of negotiable instruments, Promissory Note, Bill of Exchange and Cheques, Holder and Holder in due course, Negotiation, Presentment, Discharge from Liability, Noting and Protest, Presumption, Crossing of Cheques, Bouncing of Cheques.
Companies Act, 1956
Nature and Definition of a Company, Registration and Incorporation, Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association, Prospectus, Kinds of Companies, Directors: Their powers and duties, Meetings, Winding up.
UNIT IV (8 SESSIONS)
Consumer Protection Act, 1956
Aims and Objects of the Act, Redressal Machinery under the act, Procedure for complaints under the act, Remedies, Appeals, Enforcement of orders and Penalties.
The Information Technology Act, 2000
Definition, Digital Signature, Electronic Governance, Attribution, Acknowledgment and Dispatch of Electronic Records, Sense Electronic Records and Sense Digital Signatures, Regulation of Certifying Authorities, Digital Signature Certificates, Duties of Subscribers, Penalties and Offences.
Suggested Readings -
1. Gulshan J.J. - Business Law Including Company Law (New Age International Publisher, 13th Edition)
2. Kuchhal M.C. - Business Law (Vikas Publication, 4th Edition)
3. Avtar Singh - Principles of Mercantile Law (Eastern Book Company, 7th Edition).
4. Relevant Acts
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MBA 023 : RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Max. Hours : 40
UNIT I (16 Sessions)
Introduction: Concept of Research and Its Application in Various Functions of Management, Types of Research, Types of Business Problems Encountered by the Researcher, Problems and Precautions to the Researchers.
Process of Research: Steps Involved in Research Process. Research Design : Various Methods of Research Design.
UNIT II (8 Sessions)
Collection of Data: Concept of Sample, Sample Size and Sampling Procedure, Various Types of Sampling Techniques, Determination and Selection of Sample Member,
Types of Data: Secondary and Primary, Various Methods of Collection and Data, Preparation of Questionnaire and Schedule, Types of Questions, Sequencing of Questions, Check Questions, Length of Questionnaire, Precautions in Preparation of Questionnaire and Collection of Data.
UNIT III (10 Sessions)
Analysis of Data: Coding, Editing and Tabulation of Data, Various Kinds of Charts and Diagrams Used in Data Analysis: Bar and Pie Diagrams and their Significance, Use of SPSS in Data Analysis, Application and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Measurement and Central Tendency, Measure of Dispersion and their Advantages.
UNIT IV (6 Sessions)
Report Preparation: Types and Layout of Research Report, Precautions in Preparing the Research Report.
Bibliography and Annexure in the Report : Their Significance, Drawing Conclusions, Suggestions and Recommendations to the Concerned Persons.
Suggested Readings:
1. Cooper and Schindler - Business Research Methods (Tata Mc Graw Hill, 9th Edition)
2. Saunders - Research Methods for Business students (Pearson Education, 2nd Edition, 2007)
3. Panneer Selvam - Research Methodology (Prentice Hall of India, Edition 2008)
4. Gravetter - Research Method for Behavourial Sciences (Cengage Learning)
5. Beri G.C - Marketing Research (Tata Mc Graw Hill, 4th Edition)
6. Kothari C R – Research Methodology Methods & Techniques (New Age International Publishers, 2nd Edition, 2004)
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MBA 024 : OPERATIONS RESEARCH
Max. Hours : 40
Unit I (6 Sessions)
Operations Research:- Uses, Scope and Applications of Operation Research in managerial decision-making.
Decision-making environments:- Decision-making under certainty, uncertainty and risk situations; Decision tree approach and its applications.
Unit II (16 Sessions)
Linear programming: Mathematical formulations of LP Models for product-mix problems; graphical and simplex method of solving LP problems; sensitivity analysis; duality.
Transportation problem: Various methods of finding Initial basic feasible solution and optimal solution.
Assignment model: Algorithm and its applications.
Unit III (6 Sessions)
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.
Sequencing Problem: Johnsons Algorithm for n Jobs and Two machines, n Jobs and Three Machines, Two jobs and m - Machines Problems.
Unit IV (12 Sessions)
Queuing Theory: Characteristics of M/M/I Queue model; Application of Poisson and Exponential distribution in estimating arrival rate and service rate; Applications of Queue model for better service to the customers.
Replacement Problem: Replacement of assets that deteriorate with time, replacement of assets which fail suddenly.
Project Management: Rules for drawing the network diagram, Applications of CPM and PERT techniques in Project planning and control; Crashing of operations.
SUGGESTED READINGS:
1) Vohra - Quantitative Techniques in Management (Tata McGraw-Hill, 2nd edition), 2003.
2) Kothari - Quantitative Techniques (Vikas 1996, 3rd Edition).
3) Taha Hamdy - Operations Research - An Introduction (Prentice-Hall, 7th edition)
4) Sharma J K - Operations Research (Pearson, 3rd Edition)
5) Kapoor V.K. - Operations Research (S. Chand, 4th Edition)
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MBA 025 : PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Max. Hours : 40
Unit –I (10 sessions)
Operations Management – An overview, Definition of production and operations management, Production Cycle, Classification of operations, Responsibilities of Operations Manager, New Product Development, Product Design, Plant Location, Layout Planning.
Unit –II (10 sessions)
Forecasting as a planning tool, Forecasting types and methods, Exponential smoothening, Measurement of errors, Monitoring and Controlling forecasting models, Box- Jenkins Method. Productivity and Work study, Method study, Work Measurement.
Unit-III (10 sessions)
Production Planning techniques, Routing Decisions, Line of Balance, Scheduling types & principles, master production schedule, Inventory Management – Objectives, Factors, Process, Inventory control techniques- ABC, VED, EOQ, SED,FSN analysis.
Unit-IV (10 sessions)
Basic concepts of quality, dimensions of quality, Juran’s quality trilogy, Deming’s 14 principles, PDCA cycle, Quality circles, Quality improvement and cost reduction- 7QC tools and 7 new QC tools, ISO 9000-2000 clauses, coverage QS 9000 clauses, coverage. Six Sigma, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).
SUGGESTED READINGS
1) Adam Jr Everetl E. R J – Production and Operations Management (Prentice-Hall, 2000, 5th Edition)
2) Chary - Production and Operations Management (Tata McGraw-Hill, 1997, 9th Edition)
3) Hill T- Operations Management (Palgrave, 2000)
4) Johnston R et al – Cases in Operations Management (Pitman, 1993)
5) McGregor D – Operations Management (McGraw-Hill, 1960)
6) Morton - Production and Operations Management (Vikas)
7) Haleem A- Production and Operations Management (Galgotia books, 2004)
8) Bedi Kanishka - Production & Operations Management (Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition)
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MBA 026 : COST & MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
Max. Hours : 40
Unit I (8 Sessions)
Introduction: Accounting for Management, Role of Cost in decision making, Comparison of Management Accounting and Cost Accounting, types of cost, cost concepts, Elements of cost - Materials, Labour and overheads and their Allocation and Apportionment, preparation of Cost Sheet, Methods of Costing, Reconciliation of Cost and Financial Accounting.
Unit II (10 Sessions)
Marginal Costing: Marginal Costing versus Absorption Costing, Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis and P/V Ratio Analysis and their implications, Concept and uses of Contribution & Breakeven Point and their analysis for various types of decision-making like single product pricing, multi product pricing, replacement, sales etc. Differential Costing and Incremental Costing: Concept, uses and applications, Methods of calculation of these costs and their role in management decision making like sales, replacement, buying etc.
Unit III (10 Sessions)
Budgeting: Concept of Budget, Budgeting and Budgetary Control, Types of Budget, Static and Flexible Budgeting, Preparation of Cash Budget, Sales Budget, Production Budget, Materials Budget, Capital Expenditure Budget and Master Budget, Advantages and Limitations of Budgetary Control. Standard Costing: Concept of standard costs, establishing various cost standards, calculation of Material Variance, Labour Variance, and Overhead Variance, and its applications and implications.
Unit IV (12 Sessions)
Responsibility Accounting & Transfer Pricing: Concept and various approaches to Responsibility Accounting, concept of investment center, cost center, profit center and responsibility center and its managerial implications, Transfer Pricing : concept, types & importance ; Neo Concepts for Decision Making: Activity Based Costing, Cost Management, Value Chain Analysis, Target Costing & Life Cycle Costing : concept, strategies and applications of each.
SUGGESTED READINGS:
1) Horngren et al - Introduction to Management Accounting (Pearson, 2002, 12th edition)
2) Khan and Jain - Management Accounting (Tata McGraw-Hill, 2000, 3rd Ed.)
3) Pandey I M - Management Accounting (Vikas, 2004, 3rd Ed.)
4) Bhattacharyya S K and Dearden J - Accounting for Management (Vikas, 1987, 8th Ed.)
5) Sahaf M A - Management Accounting: Principles and Practice (Vikas, 2000, 1st Ed.)
6) Ravi M. Kishor – Cost & Management Accounting (Taxmann, 1st Ed.)
7) Ravi M. Kishor – Advanced Management Accounting (Taxmann, 1st Ed.)
8) Arora M N – Cost and Management Accounting (Vikas, 8th Ed.)
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MBA 027 : FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Max. Hours : 40
Unit I (10 Sessions)
Introduction: Concept of Finance, scope and objectives of finance, Profit maximization vs. Wealth maximization, Functions of Finance Manager in Modern Age, Financial decision areas, Time Value of Money, Risk and Return Analysis.
Unit II (8 Sessions)
Investment Decision: Appraisal of project; Concept, Process & Techniques of Capital Budgeting and its applications; Risk and Uncertainty in Capital Budgeting; Leverage Analysis – financial, operating and combined leverage alongwith implications; EBIT-EPS Analysis & Indifference Points.
Unit III (10 Sessions)
Financing Decision: Long-term sources of finance, potentiality of equity shares, preference shares, debentures and bonds as sources of long-term finance; Concept and Approaches of capital structure decision : NI, NOI, Traditional and Modigliani Miller Approach; Cost of Capital : Cost of equity, preference shares, debentures and retained earnings, weighted average cost of capital and implications.
Unit IV (12 Sessions)
Dividend Decision: Concept of retained earnings and plough back of profits, Relevance and Irrelevance Theories of dividend decision : Walter’s Model, Gordon’s Model and Modigliani Miller Model; Factors affecting dividend decision. Overview of Working Capital Decision: Concept, components, factors affecting working capital requirement, Working Capital Management: Management of cash, inventory and receivables; Introduction to Working Capital Financing.
SUGGESTED READINGS:
1) Pandey I M - Financial Management (Vikas, 2004, 9th Ed.)
2) Van Horne - Financial Management and Policy (Pearson Education, 2003, 12th Ed.)
3) Knott G - Financial Management (Palgrave, 2004)
4) Khan and Jain - Financial Management (Tata McGraw Hill, 3rd Ed.)
5) Prasanna Chandra - Fundamentals of Financial Management (TMH, 2004)
6) R P Rustagi - Financial Management (Galgotia, 2000, 2nd revised ed.)
7) Lawrence J. Gitman - Principles of Managerial Finance (Pearson Education, 2004)
8) Ravi M. Kishor - Financial Management (Taxmann, 1st Ed.).
9) Damodaran – Corporate Finance –Theory & Practice (Wiley, 1st Ed.)
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MBA 028 : MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES
Max. Hours : 40
UNIT I (12 Sessions)
Human Resources Management (HRM) : Meaning, Nature and Scope, Difference between HRM and Personnel Management, HRM functions and objectives, Evolution of HRM environment – external and internal.
Human Resources Development in India: evolution and principles of HRD, HRD Vs. Personnel functions, Role of HR managers.
Strategic Human Resource Management : Nature of Strategies and Strategic Management, Strategic Management Process – Environmental Scanning, Strategy Formulation, implementation and evaluation.
UNIT II (8 Sessions)
Human Resources planning: Definition, purposes, processes and limiting factors; Human Resources Information system (HRIS): HR accounting and audit, Job Analysis – Job Description, Job Specification.
The systematic approach to recruitment: recruitment policy, recruitment procedures, recruitment methods and evaluation.
The systematic approach to selection: the selection procedure, the design of application form, selection methods, the offer of employment, and evaluation of process.
UNIT III (10 Sessions)
Training and Development: Purpose, Methods and issues of training and management development programmes.
Performance Appraisal: Definition, Purpose of appraisal, Procedures and Techniques including 360 degree Performance Appraisal, Job Evaluation.
Compensation Administration: Nature and Objectives of compensation, components of pay structure in India, Wage Policy in India – Minimum Wage, Fair Wage and Living Wage.
Incentive Payments : Meaning and Definition, Prerequisites for an effective incentive system, Types and Scope of incentive scheme, Incentive Schemes in Indian Industries, Fringe Benefits.
UNIT IV (10 Sessions)
Discipline and Grievance Procedures: Definition, Disciplinary Procedure, Grievance Handling Procedure.
Industrial Relations: Nature, importance and approaches of Industrial Relations.
Promotion, Transfer and Separation: Promotion – purpose, principles and types; Transfer – reason, principles and types; Separation – lay-off, resignation, dismissal, retrenchment, Voluntary Retirement Scheme.
Suggestion Readings :
1. Aswathappa K - Human Resource and Personnel Management (Tata McGraw Hill, 5th Ed.).
2. Rao VSP – Human Resource Management, Text and Cases (Excel Books, 2nd Ed.),
3. Ivansevich – Human Resource Management (Tata McGraw Hill, 10th Ed.)
4. Dessler – Human Resource Management (Prentice Hall, 10th Ed.)
5. Bernardi – Human Resource Management (Tata McGraw Hill, 4th Ed.)