"100 Marks Project on Fdi in Insurance in India"
ws16 DE-7326 11 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. First Semester MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. What are the major contributions of Henry Fayol? 2. What do you understand by objectives and policies? 3. Explain the relationship between planning and decision making. 4. How does structure confluence the working of an organization? 5. Explain the concept of delegation. 6. Why staffing is important? 7. Explain the concept of co-ordination. 8. What do you understand by benchmarking? PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Explain the evolution of management thought. 10. Discuss about the various components of planning and how they are related to each other. 11. ‗‗There cannot be no responsibility without authority‘‘-Elaborate in detail. 12. Explain the different techniques of staffing. 13. Discuss the different special control techniques with suitable examples. 14. How strategic alliances can help the organization? Explain with examples. 15. Has the perspectives of management changed due to recession? Explain with examples. 1 DE-7326 ws16 ——————— DE–7327 12 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. First Semester MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 × 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. How does Managerial Economics differ from Economics? 2. Explain the law of demand using demand schedule and demand curve. 3. Bring out the various types of Internal Economics. 4. State the objectives of price discrimination and explain the same. 5. Categorize price discounts and price differentials. 6. Differentiate accounting profit from economic profit and also illustrate a method for measuring economic profits. 7. How will you minimize the effect of Business Cycle? 8. Describe the implications of Inflation and Deflation in managerial decisions. PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. ‗Economic theory offers a variety of concepts and tools to manager in his decision making process‘ – Elucidate. 10. Analyse the factors determining the price elasticity of demand. 11. Discuss the cost – output relationship in short run and long run. 12. Illustrate the production function with one variable input. 13. Describe the methods for measuring accounting profit. 14. Discuss the concept of national income inline with the managerial decisions. 2 DE-7326 ws16 15. Critically examine the phases of business cycle. ———————— DE–7328 13 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A.(IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. First Semester INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. State the regulations on international business. 2. What is international socio cultural environment? 3. How does technology influence the MNCs? 4. Explain the concept of Economic Integration. 5. State the restrictive clauses in the foreign collaborations. 6. State the objectives of SAPTA. 7. State the similarities and dissimilarities between GATT and WTO. 8. How are disputes settled under WTO? PART B — (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 3 DE-7326 ws16 9. Describe the various factors influencing international business. 10. Explain the UN code of conduct of MNCs. 11. Discuss the procedure and impact on the trading activities of the NAFTA. 12. Explain the different kinds of collaborations and joint ventures. 13. Explain the functions and areas of operations of WTO. 14. Describe in detail ‗drafting of arbitration agreements‘. 15. Examine the effects of the recent global financial crises and its impact on India. ——————— DE–7329 14 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. First Semester INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Explain environmental scanning. 2. What do you understand by liberalization? 3. Explain FDI. 4. Is WTO necessary? Give reasons. 4 DE-7326 ws16 5. How political environment influence International business. 6. What do you know about current economic trends? 7. Explain the features of developing economies. 8. Explain bio diversity. PART B — (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Explain the impact of LPG on Indian business. 10. Explain the impact of BPO to Indian culture and vice versa. 11. Critically evaluate MNC‘s role in a developing country. 12. Evaluate the influence of environmental factors on International business. 13. How does social and cultural factors impact business? Explain with examples. 14. How can BRIC countries change world trade? 15. ‗‗World has become a global village. Soon we will have only International business‘‘ – Comment. ——————— DE–7330 15 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. First Semester QUANTITATIVE METHODS 5 DE-7326 ws16 (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Explain the different aspects of costs in decision making process. 2. Define the following : (a) Alternate optimum solution (b) Unbounded solution (c) Slack variable (d) Criterion value. 3. Write a linear programming model of the transportation problem. 4. The daily demand for unleaded gasoline is uniformly distributed between 750 and 1250 gallons. The gasoline tank, with a capacity of 1100 gallons, is refilled daily at midnight. What is the probability that the tank will be empty just before a refill? 5. Define simulation and state its advantages. Also, discuss various application areas of simulation. 6. What is a decision tree? Illustrate with an example. 7. State and explain Kuhn-Tucker conditions. 8. A machine costing Rs. 9,000 which annual operating costs were Rs. 250 for the first year and then increased by Rs. 2,000 every year. Determine the best age at which to replace the machine. If the optimum policy was followed, what would be the yearly average cost of owning and operating the machine? PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. List and explain different types of costs in inventory system. 10. ‗A company produces two products, A and B. The unit revenues are $2 and $3 respectively. Two raw materials, M1 and M2 used in the manufacture of the two products have respective daily availabilities of 8 and 18 units. One unit of 6 DE-7326 ws16 A uses 2 units of M1 and 2 units of M2 and 1 unit of B uses 3 units of M1 and 6 units of M2. (a) Determine the dual prices of M1 and M2 and their feasibility ranges. (b) Suppose that 4 additional units of M1 can be acquired at the cost of 30 cents per unit. Would you recommend the additional purchase? (c) What is the most, the company should pay per unit of M2? (d) If M2 availability is increased by 5 units, determine the associated optimum revenue. 11. Solve graphically the following LPP. Maximize Z 10x1 6x 2 Subject to the constraints 5x1 3x 2 30 x1 2x 2 18and x1 ,x 2 0 12. Define probability and explain the importance of this concept in statistics. 13. Define simulation and state its advantages. Also, discuss various application areas of simulation. 14. A company owns a lease on a certain property. It may sell the lease for Rs. 75,000 or may drill the said property for oil. Various possible drilling results are as under along with the probabilities of happening and rupee consequences. Possible results Probability Rupee consequences Drywell 0.10 –100000 Gas well only 0.40 45000 Oil and gas combination 0.30 98000 Oil well 0.20 199000 Suggest a suitable decision to the company. 7 DE-7326 ws16 15. Obtain an optimal solution to the following transportation problem. Warehouses Factory W1 W2 W3 W4 Factory Capacity F1 19 30 50 10 7 F2 70 30 40 60 9 F3 40 8 70 20 18 Warehouse 5 8 7 14 34 Requirement ——————— DE–7331 21 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. Second Semester FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks SECTION A — (5 × 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE of the following. 1. Explain any four accounting concepts. 2. Explain the limitations of Management Accounting. 3. Define budgetary control system. Bring out the uses of budgetary control. 4. What is capital budgeting? List out its importance. 5. Enter the following transactions in purchases book, sales book, return inward book and return outward book of Mr. Thangaraj. 8 DE-7326 ws16 2000 Rs. Jan. 1 Bought goods from Arunkumar 6,000 2 Sold goods to Balu 3,000 6 Sakila sold goods to us 3,000 10 Bharathi bought goods from us 3,000 11 Received goods returned by Balu 240 Jan. 13 We returned goods to Arunkumar 200 15 Dharani returned goods 300 18 Sold goods to Velu 1,400 23 Purchased goods from Madan 1,600 25 Returned goods to Sakila 200 31 Sold goods to Anwer 2,400 6. The following balances are extracted from the books of Thiru. Chinnappan as an 30.6.2000 Rs. Rs. Capital 20,000 Salaries 5,000 Drawings 5,000 Rent 2,000 Purchases 90,000 Taxes 300 Sales 1,30,000 Insurance 600 Returns inwards 700 Sundry debtors 8,000 Returns outwards 900 Sundry creditors 6,000 Carriage inwards 1,100 Cash on hand 500 Carriage outwards 800 Cash at Bank 2,500 Duty on purchases 2,000 Furniture 1,000 Stock on 1.7.2002 11,000 Land 20,400 Motor van 6,000 Prepare a Trial balance as at 30.6.2000. 7. From the following Balance sheets of B Ltd., prepare a sources and uses of funds statement for 1998. 9 DE-7326 ws16 31st Dec. 1998 31st Dec. 1997 Rs. Rs. Cash 75,000 35,000 Accounts receivable 90,000 98,000 Merchandise inventory 1,20,000 87,000 Long term investments 10,000 15,000 Land 30,000 20,000 3,25,000 2,55,000 Liabilities and stock holders : 31st Dec. 31st Dec. Equity Accounts payable 45,000 50,000 Notes payable (short term) 35,000 20,000 Notes payable (due Dec. 1998) 20,000 – Capital stock 1,50,000 1,25,000 Retained earnings 75,000 60,000 3,25,000 2,55,000 8. Following are the ratios of the trading activities of National Traders Ltd. Debtors velocity 3 months Stock velocity 8 months Creditors velocity 2 months Gross profit ratio 25% Gross profit for the year ended 31st Dec. 1998 amounts to Rs. 4,00,000. Closing stock of the year is Rs. 10,000 above the opening stock. Bills receivable amount to Rs. 25,000 and bills payable to Rs. 10,000. Find out : (a) Sales (b) Sundry Debtors (c) Closing stock (d) Sundry creditors. SECTION B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR of the following. 10 DE-7326 ws16 9. Discuss about the techniques of financial statement analysis. 10. Bring out the advantages and limitations of ratio analysis. 11. Bring out the managerial uses of cash flow statement and its limitations. 12. The Trial Balance of Mr. X as on 31st Dec. 2000 was as follows : Dr. Cr. Rs. Rs. Purchases 1,62,505 Sales 2,52,400 Reserve for doubtful debts 5,200 Sundry debtors 50,200 Sundry creditors 30,526 Bills payable 3,950 Opening stock 26,725 Wages 23,137 Salaries 5,575 Furniture 7,250 Postage 4,226 Power and fuel 1,350 Trade expenses 5,831 Bad debts 525 Loan at 10% p.a. to Ram 1st Sep. 2000 3,000 Cash on hand and at bank 10,000 Outstanding wages 2,000 Trade expenses accrued but not paid 700 Drawings account 4,452 Capital 10,000 3,04,776 3,04,776 Prepare the Trading and P & L a/c for the year ended 31st Dec. 2000 and the balance sheet as on date taking into account the following information. (a) Depreciation on furniture is to be charged at 10% p.a. (b) Sundry debtors include an item of Rs. 500 due from a customer who has become insolvent. (c) Reserve for doubtful debts is to be maintained at 5% on Sundry debtors. 11 DE-7326 ws16 (d) Goods of the value of Rs. 1,500 have been destroyed by fire and insurance company has admitted the claim for Rs. 1,000. (e) Stock as at 31st Dec. 2000 was Rs. 12,550. 13. With the help of the following ratios regarding Indu films draw the Balance sheet of the company for the year 1998. Current ratio 2.5 Liquidity ratio 1.5 Networking capital Rs. 3,00,000 Stock turnover ratio (cost of sales/closing stock) 6 times Gross profit ratio 20% Fixed assets turnover ratio (on cost of sales) 2 times Debt collection period 2 months Fixed assets to shareholders networth 0.80 Reserves and surplus to capital 0.50 14. Prepare a cash budget for the three month ending 30th June 1986 from the following informations. (a) Rs. Month Sales Materials Wages Overheads February 14,000 9,600 3,000 1,700 March 15,000 9,000 3,000 1,900 April 16,000 9,200 3,200 2,000 May 17,000 10,000 3,600 2,200 June 18,000 10,400 4,000 2,300 (b) Credit terms are : Sales/debtors – 10% sales are on cash, 50% of the credit sales are collected next month and the balance is the following month : Creditors : Materials 2 months Wages 1/4 month Overheads 1/2 month (c) Cash and bank balance on 1st April 1986 is expected to be Rs. 6,000. (d) Other relevant informations are : (i) Plant and Machinery will be installed in Feb. 1986 at a cost of Rs. 96,000. The monthly instalments of Rs. 2,000 is payable from April onwards. 12 DE-7326 ws16 (ii) Dividend @ 5% on preference share capital of Rs. 2,00,000 will be paid on 1st June. (iii) Advance to be received for sale of vehicles Rs. 9,000 in June. (iv) Dividends from investment amounting to Rs. 1,000 are expected to be received in June. (v) Income tax (advance) to be paid in June is Rs. 2,000. 15. An Engineering Company is considering the purchase of a new machine for its immediate expansion programme. There are three possible machine suitable for the purpose. Their details are as follows : Machines (Rs.) I II III Capital cost 3,00,000 3,00,000 3,00,000 Sales (at std. prices) 5,00,000 4,00,000 4,50,000 Net cost of production : Direct material 40,000 50,000 48,000 Direct labour 50,000 30,000 36,000 Factory overheads 60,000 50,000 58,000 Administration costs 20,000 10,000 15,000 Selling and distribution costs 10,000 10,000 10,000 The economic life of machine No. 1 is 2 years, while it is 3 years for the other two. The scrap values are Rs. 40,000, Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 30,000 respectively. Sales are expected to be at the rates shown for each year during the full economic life of the machines. The costs relate to annual expenditure resulting from each machine. Tax to be paid is expected at 50% of the net earnings of each year. It may be assumed that all payables and receivables will be settled promptly, strictly on cash basis with no outstanding from one accounting year to another. Interest on capital has to be paid at 8% p.a. You are requested to show which machine would be the most profitable investment on the principle of ‗‗pay-back method‘‘. ———————— DE–7332 22 13 DE-7326 ws16 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (I.B) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. Second Semester INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks SECTION A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Mention the scope of International Economics. 2. List down the various theories of International Trade. 3. Discuss the Samuelson model of International Trade theory. 4. Explain Free Trade Vs protection. 5. Briefly explain the role of NAFTA. 6. How the disequilibrium in balance of payments arises? 7. Write the uses of exchange rate in the International Trade. 8. Is it mandatory for technology transfer? Why? SECTION B — (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. "Under the modern set-up International Trade is vital". Do you agree? Why? 10. Narrate the role of comparative cost theory. 11. Discuss the various barriers of International Trade. 12. Evaluate the role of floating rate of exchange system in the International Trade. 13. Explain the International Monetary system. 14 DE-7326 ws16 14. How the FDI helps a country in the industrial sector's development? 15. Differentiate the modern theory from classical theories of International Trade. ———————— DE–7333 23 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. Second Semester ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. What are the determinants of personality? 2. Distinguish between classical conditioning and operant conditioning. 3. Define power. Explain Mulder‘s theory of power distance. 4. What do you mean by Leadership? How is it different from Managership? 5. Discuss the dilemma of change and explain how to resolve this dilemma. 6. What do you mean by sensitivity training? Could you identify O.D with sensitivity training? 7. Discuss the means of achieving or improving organisational effectiveness. 8. Explain the process of socialisation in organisation. PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 15 DE-7326 ws16 9. Elaborately explain organisational behaviour models. 10. Explain various theories of personality. 11. Discuss the nature of group dynamics that prevail in informal organisation and its impact on organisation. 12. What do you understand by Leadership style? Explain Leadership style of continuum. 13. Discuss how a manager manages changes effectively. 14. Analyse the factors affecting morale of employees. 15. Critically examine MBO programme in light of Modern Organisation. —————— DE–7334 24 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. Second Semester INTERNATIONAL MARKETING (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks SECTION A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE of the following. 1. Distinguish between domestic marketing and export marketing. 2. Give a brief note on the environment of international marketing. 3. What are the psychological factors that influence consumer decisions? 4. State the relevance of Maslow‘s hierarchy of needs in understanding buyer behaviour. 5. What do you understand by marketing mix? What are its elements? 6. Bring out the advantages of market segmentation. 7. Explain the factors influencing price determination. 8. Define retailer. Explain their functions and types. SECTION B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks) 16 DE-7326 ws16 Answer any FOUR of the following. 9. Briefly explain the functions of marketing. 10. Discuss the major problems and difficulties when a firm wants to go for international marketing. 11. Enumerate the various factors that determine buyer behaviour. 12. Describe the various methods of segmenting the market with suitable example. 13. Explain the various stages involved in the introduction of a new product. 14. ―Salesman are born and not made‖. Discuss. 15. One of the major assets of a firm is its ―Channel of Distribution‖. Discuss. –––––––––––––– DE–7335 25 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. Second Semester LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks SECTION A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. What are the obligations of the seller under the article 18 of uniform law on International Sale of goods? 2. Discuss the main provisions of Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992. 3. Explain the procedures after filling application. 4. What are the roles of DGFT? 5. Write the registration procedures for trade and merchandise marks. 6. Explain the arbitral proceedings. 17 DE-7326 ws16 7. What are the rules for derivative contracts in foreign exchange? 8. State the provisions relate to export of goods and services. SECTION B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. What are the general provision concerning damages under the article 87 of uniform law on International Sale of goods? 10. What are the exemptions FTDR Act? 11. Explain the provisions relating to secrecy direction, application for patent out of India. 12. Explain the foreign trade mark privileges to nationals and non- nationals. 13. What are the difficulties in India by domestic arbitration? Give reasons. 14. State the regulations over transactions in foreign exchange and securities. 15. Discuss the provisions of the FEMA 1999. ––––––––––– DE–7336 31 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A.(IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. Third Semester EXPORT MANAGEMENT AND DOCUMENTATION (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Write short notes on Indian Council of Arbitration. 2. Explain the documents procedure against payment. 3. Mention the risks covered under standard policies of E.C.G.C. 18 DE-7326 ws16 4. What is Value – Based Advance Licence (VBAL)? Explain. 5. Write short notes on Bill of Lading. 6. Mention the documents related to exchange control. 7. Explain Red-Clause letter of Credit & Green Clause letter of Credit. 8. Differentiate Open Policy and Specific Policy. PART B — (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Mention the various kinds of Export Processing Zones and explain the rationale for establishing the EPZ‘s. 10. Critically evaluate the role played by assistance and incentives in increasing exports. 11. List out the different kinds of Letter of Credit and Explain the advantages of a Letter of Credit. 12. Give the importance of the following : (a) Commercial Invoice (b) Consular Invoice (c) Shipping Bill (d) Certificate of Origin. 13. Discuss about the establishment, objectives and functions of EXIM Bank of India. 14. What is Bill of Lading? Explain its purposes and types. Also compare with bill of exchange. 15. What are the various types of credit available to Indian exporters to finance their Exports? Do you think that these credits are adequate to take care of the current situation? ——————— DE–7337 32 19 DE-7326 ws16 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. Third Semester INTERNATIONAL MARKETING LOGISTICS (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks SECTION A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Explain the objectives of marketing logistics system. 2. Explain the characteristics of shipping transport. 3. What are the functions of clearing agents? 4. What are the cargo handling facilities available at an international port? 5. Explain the chartering principles. 6. Explain the problems in international air transportation. 7. What do you know by Hiuse stuffing and Terminal stuffing? 8. Explain the importance of warehousing in international marketing. SECTION B — (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Explain the importance of supply chain management in the globalised environment. 10. Evaluate the various forms of shipping operations. 11. Discuss the importance of intermediaries in international marketing. 12. Discuss the various types of ports and the facilities they possess. 13. Explain the organisation and functions of Tranchart. 14. Explain the recent technological developments in ocean transportation. 20 DE-7326 ws16 15. Write short notes on : (a) Demurrage. (b) Multi-model transport. (c) TACT rules. ——————— DE–7338 33 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. Third Semester INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RESEARCH AND INFORMATION SYSTEM (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. All questions carry equal marks. 1. Explain the scope of international business research. 2. Write short notes on strategic management research. 3. How can marketing research benefit marketing management? 4. What do you mean by primary data? Bring out the differences between primary and secondary data. 5. What are the guiding considerations in the construction of questionnaire? Explain. 6. Explain the meaning and significance of the concept of ‗Standard error‘ in sampling. 7. Explain the steps involved in designing a business information system. 8. Write a brief note on global personnel. PART B — (4 15 = 60 marks) 21 DE-7326 ws16 Answer any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 9. Describe fully the technique of defining a research problem. 10. Discuss in detail about financial market research. 11. Describe the present status of marketing research in India. What are the prospects of its growth in the near future? 12. Describe the following methods of ranking used in ranking scales : (a) Simple ranking. (b) Paired comparison method. (c) Method of successive categories. 13. Write short notes on : (a) Simple random sampling. (b) Stratified random sampling. (c) Systematic random sampling. 14. Discuss the use of computers and Internet in business information system. 15. Explain about business information system for global marketing. ———————— DE–7339 34 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. Third Semester FOREIGN EXCHANGE MANAGEMENT (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks SECTION A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Define foreign exchange and explain its significance. 22 DE-7326 ws16 2. Describe the spot rates and forward rates. 3. Discuss the Interest rate parity theory in detail. 4. What is meant by flow model and asset market model? 5. Explain different types of Foreign exchange contracts. 6. What do you mean by economic exposure risk? 7. Write short notes on : (a) NOSTRO (b) VOSTRO (c) LORO 8. Explain various methods of foreign exchange control. SECTION B — (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Explain the foreign exchange markets and its organisation. 10. How will you determine the exchange rate? 11. Explain the factors affecting forward rates. 12. Explain the extension and cancellation of forward contracts in detail. 13. Explain the internal strategies and external strategies of foreign exchange risk management. 14. Briefly explain the economic consequences of exchange rate changes. 15. Discuss the monetary and fiscal policy initiatives for exchange rate management. ———————— DE–7340 35 DISTANCE EDUCATION 23 DE-7326 ws16 M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. Third Semester MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES OF MNCs (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Briefly explain the term ‗Internationalisation‘ and its process. 2. How does SWOT analysis help to MNCs? 3. Explain the prospects and pattern of international strategic alliance. 4. Define environmental scanning and planning. 5. What do you understand by MNC culture? 6. Explain the American organisational design of MNCs. 7. Briefly explain the types of MNCs. 8. How would you design the appropriate organizational strategy? PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Explain the special problems of MNCs. How they can be solved? 10. Enumerate the various levels of strategies. 11. Point out the problems of different types of ownership strategy with suitable case study. 12. ‗‗Strategic planning is highly essential in order to get the leadership position in the International market‘‘ – Discuss. 13. Explain the business ethics and social responsibilities of MNCs. 24 DE-7326 ws16 14. Describe the organisational theories applicable to MNCs. 15. Explain the steps involved in strategy formulation. ———————— DE-7341 36 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (I.B.) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. Third Semester WORLD RESOURCES (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Explain briefly the interlink between resources and trade. 2. Explain the features of Mediterranean regions in the world. 3. Discuss in detail the different physical environment in the world. 4. Critically examine the role of MNCs in energy project in developing countries. 5. Discuss the direct and indirect benefits of forests. 6. ‗‗Entrepreneurial resources‘‘ are emerging area in the line of providing mass employment opportunities‘‘ - Discuss. 7. Describe the world distribution and trade in important minerals with reference to copper and manganese. 8. Critically examine the theories of industrial location. PART B — (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 25 DE-7326 ws16 9. Explain the Dynamic character of World Resources. Also explain the usefulness of the study of resources. 10. ‗‗World economy is depending upon the human environment and technological environment‘‘ - Discuss. 11. Discuss the role of Animal resources in the development of African Countries in the world. 12. Explain the ‗‗importance of strategies followed in the resource allocation and identification for a successful trade‘‘. 13. Explain the importance of minerals. Also explain the role of aluminium for the success of developing countries like India in the globe. 14. Discuss the need for non-conventional energy in the developing countries in Asia. 15. Discuss the various factors must be kept in mind while selecting the location for industries. —————————— DE–7342 41 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. Fourth Semester WTO – CONSTITUTION AND OPERATIONS (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Explain the important principles of WTO training system. 2. What do you mean by DSS? Explain basic elements of it. 3. Explain the rules relating to customs valuation for shipment. 4. What is IPR? Explain the scope of TRIPS. 26 DE-7326 ws16 5. Explain the effects of WTO on Indian Agriculture sector. 6. What do you mean by GATT? Distinguish it from WTO. 7. Explain the modes of supplying services set by GATS. 8. Explain the scope of TRIMS. PART B — (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Explain, with suitable examples, the trade related aspects of IPR. 10. Explain the procedures for settlement of International Commercial disputes. 11. Explain the various types of subsidies and findout the subsidies given by Government of India that could be placed under non – actionable category. 12. Explain how the environment is different for domestic and International trade. 13. Explain India‘s commitments on bound tariffs. What are the country‘s bound tariffs on coffee, tea and edible oil? 14. Explain the impact of UR agreement on India. 15. Though it is said that the world has become a global village, in reality it is not so critically examine this statement with regard to (a) Products and Services. (b) WTO and regional economic blocks. ——————— DE–7343 42 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A.(IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. 27 DE-7326 ws16 Fourth Semester IMPORT MANAGEMENT (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. What do you mean by EXIM policy? Explain the objectives of new EXIM policy. 2. Explain the factors to be considered before selecting an overseas supplier. 3. Explain the various procedures for registration as importer. 4. Explain the various customs formalies to release imported goods. 5. Explain the fixed and flexible exchange rates. 6. What do you mean by Bill of Lading? Distinguish it from charter party. 7. What are the aims and features of India‘s import policy? 8. Discuss the importance of marine insurance policy. PART B — (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. What do you mean by Letter of credit? Explain the different types of it. 10. Explain the various factors affecting Import price quotations. 11. Evaluate the functioning of new EXIM policy with reference to imports. 12. What do you mean by BOP disequilibrium? Explain the causes and remedies of it in India. 13. Explain the various procedures for obtaining payment through bank, for imports. 14. Explain the various sources of import finance. 15. Analyse the future of India‘s imports. 28 DE-7326 ws16 ––––––––––––– DE–7344 43 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. MULTINATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 × 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Explain the concept of multinational financial management. 2. Discuss the operating policies to deal with risk. 3. Analyse the significance of computing net present value. 4. What are the objectives of international cash management? 5. Explain the features of good credit policy. 6. What is Euro Commercial Paper? Explain its features. 7. Explain the cost of capital structure. 8. Compare off shore production Vs local purchase. PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Briefly explain the various aspects of multinational financial environment. 10. What are the need and opportunities of FDI by MNCs? 11. Explain the various project appraisal methods in capital budgeting. 12. Discuss the various techniques of international cash management. 13. Write an essay on inventory management. 14. Explain the determinants of capital structure. 15. Explain the sources of equity and debt. 29 DE-7326 ws16 ———————— DE–7345 441 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. Fourth Semester GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. All questions carry equal marks. 1. Explain the concept of Global entrepreneurship. 2. What is Project Report? Why is it necessary to prepare it before setting up a unit? 3. What is Project Formulation? Describe its significance. 4. Explain the various qualities of Entrepreneurs. 5. Describe the available institutional support for Global entrepreneurs. 6. What do you mean by the term project? Explain. 7. What are the advantages and limitations of CPM? 8. Explain the procedure to be followed to receive finance from the Institutions for Project Exports. PART B — (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 9. Discuss the pricing terms and estimation under Joint Bidding Method. 30 DE-7326 ws16 10. Describe the applicability and usage of discounting cash flow method of evaluation of a project. 11. What is meant by PERT? Explain the advantages and disadvantages of PERT. 12. ‗‗Innovation is a Hallmark of an entrepreneurship‘‘ — Discuss. 13. How will you classify project? Which criterion seems to be more rational and acceptable for classification of projects? 14. Explain the factors influencing Global entrepreneurship. 15. Discuss the essential features of Resource Leveling and Work Scheduling. ———————— DE–7346 442 DISTANCE EDUCATION M.B.A. (IB) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009. Fourth Semester GLOBAL INVESTMENTS, INSTRUMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks PART A — (5 8 = 40 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Briefly explain process of investment. 2. What are all the opportunities for global investments? 3. Explain the nature of global equity investments. 4. What are all the varieties of instruments on Global Debt investment? 5. What are the various types of Foreign Direct Investment? 31 DE-7326 ws16 6. Explain the need for Foreign Portfolio Investment. 7. Elucidate the role of World Bank in India‘s GDP. 8. Discuss the guidelines for Indian Investment Abroad in joint ventures. PART B — (4 15 = 60 marks) Answer any FOUR of the following. 9. ‗‗Global investment is an extended portfolio diversification‘‘ – Discuss. 10. Explain in detail the instruments used in Global Equity Investment 11. Discuss the functions of IMF. 12. List out the products offered by IFC. 13. What are major global investment markets and explain its functions with special reference to London and Tokyo markets. 14. Explain in detail the depository system in India. 15. Discuss about the Markowitz model on portfolio construction. ———————— 32 DE-7326