1st Year M.

Com

Master of Commerce (M.Com.)

1st Year ASSIGNMENTS 2010-11

School of Management Studies Indira Gandhi National Open University Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110 068

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you must submit assignments to the Coordinator of your study centre latest by 30th April. 1st Year ASSIGNMENT − 2010-11 Dear Students. For appearing in June Term-end Examination. you must submit assignments to the Coordinator of your study centre latest by 31st October. You have to submit the assignments of all the courses to The Coordinator of your Study Centre. you should carefully read the instructions given in the Programme Guide. it it vaild upto December 2011. Those who are enrolled in July 2010. Those who are enrolled in January 2011. Assignment is given 30% weightage in the final assessment. Before attempting the assignments. 2011). 2.Master of Commerce M. We are sending the assignments of all the six courses together in this booklet. As explained in the Programme Guide. This assignment is valid for two admission cycles (July 2010 and January. To be eligible to appear in the Term-end examination. you can submit the assignment responses within one month after receiving the study material.Com.. Note : In case you receive the study material and assignment late. 1. Similarly for appearing in December Term-end Examination. it is compulsory for you to submit the assignment as per the schedule. 2 . you have to do one Tutor Marked Assignment in each Course. The Validity is given below. it it vaild upto June 2011.

(5+15) 2. Discuss the recent trends in world FDI flows. (10+10) 5. All questions carry equal marks. (5 x 4) 3 . Explain various plurilateral trade agreements. Formulate a detailed standardized export sales contract for your firm. a) b) Distinguish between GATT and WTO. (10+10) 3.TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT Course Code Course Title Assignment Code Coverage : : : : IBO-01 International Business Environment IBO-01/TMA/2010-11 All Blocks Maximum Marks: 100 Attempt all questions. Do you think that analysis of foreign environment is essential for the international business? Give your arguments? Discuss the economic and financial environment related to the international business. (20) a) b) “FDI helps in accelerating the rate of economic growth of host country”. You are an export manager of a firm. Discuss giving suitable examples. Write notes on the following: i) ii) iii) iv) The Montreal Protocol India’s trade in Commercial Services Global Trade Point Network International Finance Corporation. 1. Describe the functions of WTO. 4.

All questions carry equal marks.” Do you agree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer. Convenience sampling method is not a random sampling. marketing of services poses distinctive challenges to marketers. “In the present scenario. Write short notes on the following: (a) (b) Counter Trade Export Agency Agreement (2 X 10) 5. (20) 2. Vertical trade shows are useful for all commodities. 1. A seller can not assure homogeneity and consistency in the service provided.” Explain why it is so and enumerate the challenges particularly in international marketing. but even for the survival of the business. (20) 3.TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT Course Code Course Title Assignment Code Coverage : : : : IBO-02 International Marketing Management IBO-02/TMA/2010-11 All Blocks Maximum Marks: 100 Attempt all questions. Distinguish between the following: (a) (b) International Marketing and Global Marketing Licensing and Franchising (2 X 10) 4. international marketing is essential not only for the realization of the full potential of a business. (5 X 4) 4 . Trade blocks do not import from member countries. Comment very briefly on the following statements: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Publicity will always have positive influence on sales of the company. “Compared with products.

Describe briefly the most important items in India’s export basket at present. All questions carry equal marks. Write short notes on the following: a) b) c) d) Globalization of world trade FDI inflow in India India’s trade relations with CIS countries Objectives of ASEAN (5x4) 5 . 1.TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT Course Code Course Title Assignment Code Coverage : : : : IBO-03 India’s Foreign Trade IBO-03/TMA/2010-11 All Blocks Maximum Marks: 100 Attempt all questions. 5. (10+10) (20) (20) (20) Discuss the important measures initiated by the government of India for the promotion of exports. Explain the competitive advantages & disadvantages faced by India in the export of the services. 3. Explain the major problems faced by the export sector in India. Outline the steps taken by the government of India to increase exports of the agricultural products. a) b) 2. 4.

a) b) Explain various types of losses under cargo insurance with suitable examples. Discuss various Value Added Network Services (VANS) under EDI. Write notes on: i) ii) Duty Draw Back Scheme Tax exemption schemes for exports. Describe various legal documents required in importing countries.TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT Course Code Course Title Assignment Code Coverage : : : : IBO-04 Export Import Procedures and Documentation IBO-04/TMA/2010-11 All Blocks Maximum Marks: 100 Attempt all questions. (10+10) (5+15) 2. 1. a) b) 3. What are the objectives of Foreign Trade Policy of Government of India? Discuss the general provisions related to exports. (10+10) 5. Describe the steps involved in the customs clearance of import cargo. All questions carry equal marks. What is Post-Shipment finance? Discuss various schemes of Post-Shipment finance available to Indian Exporters. (20) 4. (10+10) 6 .

Write short notes on the following i) ii) iii) iv) ABC Technique Tank Container Voyage Charter International Chamber of Commerce (5x4) 4. Bill of Lading is a document of title to goods. (20) Enumerate the common areas where frauds and disputes normally take place in internationally marine transaction and commercial shipping. Distinguish between the following: a) b) c) d) Domestic logistics and International Logistics Carriage of goods by land & Carriage of goods by Rail Export-Import Traffic and Freight Traffic Advalorem Rates Vs. Briefly comment on the following: i) ii) iii) iv) Cross subsidization is the characteristics feature of the liner freight. 1. (20) 3. All questions carry equal marks. Arbitrary Rates (5x4) 5. registration survey and under writer’s survey and enumerate the important checks the classification society does on a ship. Controlling inventories are vital in the logistics activity mix.TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT Course Code Course Title Assignment Code Coverage : : : : IBO-05 International Marketing Logistics IBO-05/TMA/2010-11 All Blocks Maximum Marks: 100 Attempt all questions. Application for registration is made by the ship owner. Discuss the difference between classification survey. and state the common precautions to be taken by international buyer and sellers to prevent the possibilities of maritime frauds. (5x4) 7 . 2.

Discuss. 1. All questions carry equal marks. Why have Euro markets grown over the years. What are the major risks involved in the Euro markets. 5. (12) (8) (20) What is economic exposure? Explain the method of market initiative as a hedging technique of economic exposure. (5x4) 8 . a) b) 2. What is letter of credit? What are its types? How does it protect the interests of buyer and seller? a) b) Discuss the five basic criteria for a Multinational Company. What is transfer pricing? Discuss the transfer pricing technique with an example. Write short notes on 1) 2) 3) 4) SWIFT Capital Adequacy requirement Euro Bonds Forward Market Hedge. 3. (20) (8) (12) 4.TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT Course Code Course Title Assignment Code Coverage : : : : IBO-06 International Business Finance IBO-06/TMA/2010-11 All Blocks Maximum Marks: 100 Attempt all questions.

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