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MBA

(Materials Management)

Distance Learning Programme

Ist Year
2006-2007

NDIAN INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
N H Q EDUCATION WING
Plot No 102 & 104, Sector 15, Institutional Area,
CBD, Belapur, Navi Mumbai - 400 614
Phone : 022-27571022 Fax : 022-27561754
E-mail : iimmed@blr.vsnl.net.in
In Association with

MADHYA PRADESH BHOJ (OPEN) UNIVERSITY
ITI Gas Rahat Building, Govindpura, Bhopal, M.P.
Ph.: 0755-2600 649, 0755 - 2600 645
Fax : 0755-2600 649, 2600 704
Sub: Management Functions & Behaviour
Code: MMM- 01

Session : 2006-2007

MBA (MM) Max. Marks =30
Ist Year Weightage =12

Assignment No-1
Q. No.1 Clearly explain the concept and significance of management ? Distinguish
between Management and Administraion ?

Q. No.2 Write Short notes on :
a) Qualities of a Good Manager
b) Zero Base Budgeting
c) PERT and CPM

Assignment No-2
Q. No.1 Whay do you mean by management by Exception ? Discuss the main
benefits of management by Exception ?

Q. No.2 Write short notes on :
a) Management Audit
b) Informal Communication
c) Principles of Organisation
Sub: Human Resource Management
Code: MMM- 02

Session : 2006-2007

MBA (MM) Max. Marks =30
Ist Year Weightage =12

Assignment No-1
Q. No.1 What factors influence personnel environment in India? Discuss their
implications ?

Q. No.2 Outline the steps involved in the Human Resource Planning Process ?

Assignment No-2
Q. No.1 Distinguish between :-
a) Transfer and Promotion
b) Discharge and Dismissal
c) Placement and Induction

Q. No.2 Define HRP, Describe its characteristics and objectives. Explain the
reasons for growing interest in HRP in recent years ?
Sub: Quantitative Methods
Code: MMM- 03

Session : 2006-2007

MBA (MM) Max. Marks =30
Ist Year Weightage =12

Assignment No-1
Q. No.1 a) Define Quantitative Model ?
b) A small water pump cost Rs. 6200/- and is expected to last for 14 years and
then have a scrap Value of Rs. 740/. If depreciation is to be calculated at a fixed
percentage of the current book value at the end of each year, what should the
percentage be ?

Q. No.2 Explain Theory of sampling? What are various methods of sampling ?

Assignment No-2
Q. No.1 Explain the requirements of data in an organisation ? What are the problems and
limitation of Data Collection ?

Q. No.2 What are the transportation problems ? Explain Linear programming problem and
the ways to minimize the combined production and transportation cost ?
Sub: Managerial Economics
Code: MMM- 04

Session : 2006-2007

MBA (MM) Max. Marks =30
Ist Year Weightage =12

Assignment No-1
Q. No.1 Write short notes on :
a) Factor Elasticity
b) Technological Change
c) Production and Productivity
d) Fixed Inputs and Variable inputs

Q. No.2 Distinguish between :-
a) Fixed and Variable Costs
b) Explicit and Implicit Cost
c) Marginal and Incremental Cost

Assignment No-2
Q. No.1 What general guidelines should a firm follow in properly estimating profit
maximization for a multi product firm ?

Q. No.2 a) What are oppertunity Costs ?
b) Explain with the help of Examples what problems are faced in
measuring these costs ?
Sub: Accounting and Finance for Managers
Code: MMM- 05

Session : 2006-2007

MBA (MM) Max. Marks =30
Ist Year Weightage =12

Assignment No-1
Q. No.1 What are the basic Concepts of “Investment Appraisal” ? How different
methods can be used for Investment Appraisal ?

Q. No.2 What is the difference between NPV (Net Present Value) and IRR (Internal
Rate of Reform) ? Why NPV is the most reliable method ?

Assignment No-2
Q. No.1 What do you mean by “Working Capital Cycle”? What are the factors
influencing “Working capital”? Explain benefits the importance of “Short
Term Funds Management”?

Q. No.2 a) Explain the need to do Budgeting and the process being followed ?
b) What are the Budgeting Phases ? Explain programme planning
and Budgetry Slack ?
Sub: Information Technology
Code: MMM- 06

Session : 2006-2007

MBA (MM) Max. Marks =30
Ist Year Weightage =12

Assignment No-1
Q. No.1 Write short Notes on :
a) Function of CPU
b) RAM and ROM
c) MICR
d) Scanning Devices

Q. No.2 What are the advantages and Disadvantages of using a Computer?
Explain the difference between data and information ?

Assignment No-2
Q. No.1 Write briefly on :-
a) History of LINUX
b) MS-DOS
c) Window System
d) Network and Net Surfing

Q. No.2 a) What roles does Internet play in any organization ?
b) Define the following terms in detail :
i) Client & Server
ii) Host and Terminals
iii) TCP / IP
Sub: Business Law
Code: MMM- 07

Session : 2006-2007

MBA (MM) Max. Marks =30
Ist Year Weightage =12

Assignment No-1
Q. No.1 Define the following terms under the MRTP Act 1969.
a) Restricting Trade Practices
b) Unfair Trade Practices
c) Monopolistic Trade Practices

Q. No.2 What is a Contract? Why must you, as a managers know as to what
constitute a contract? Enumerate some of the contracts which are
expressly declared to be void on the Indian Contract Act 1872.

Assignment No-2
Q. No.1 Explain the doctrine of “Coveat Emptor”? What is the modern approach to
this rule ?

Q. No.2 What do you understand by “Sale warranty”? Express “Warranty” and
Inplied Warranty”?.