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Dr. S. Muthumani MCS., MBA., M.Phil., Ph.D.

GUIDELINES TO DO MBA PROJECT

PROJECT REPORT FORMAT

1. TITLE PAGE
2. BONAFIDE CERTIFICATE [ FOLLOW AS PER UNIVERSITY NORMS]
3. DECLARATION BY THE STUDENT
4. GUIDE’S CERTIFICATE
5. COMPANY CERTIFICATE
6. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
7. TABLE OF CONTENTS [ CHAPTERS AS GIVEN BELOW]
8. LIST OF TABLES USED
9. LIST OF GRAPHS USED
10. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

CHAPTER 1 : INTRODUCTION [ 1-20 Pages]

1] Why you have chosen this study/ area / concept ?
2] Importance of the study / area / problem.
Note: This chapter should deal only with the project title & not about the company.

CHAPTER 2 : PROFILE OF THE COMPANY [ 1-15 Pages ]

1] History & Background of the Industry , Company .
2] Company’s Organisation Structure
3] Company’s Mission , Vision , Goals
4] Quality policy of the Company
5] Any Safety Standards utilized in the company
6] Details of the product / development + process flow chart of the product [ if required ]

CHAPTER 3 : REVIEW OF LITERATURE [ 1-15 Pages ]

This study comprises about the opinion of the different research scholar’s based on the
topic that you have chosen. You should find the gap that is created by the research
scholars and try to fulfil the gap using your project.

CHAPTER 4 : RESEARCH METHODOLOGY [ 1-10 Pages ]

THIS COMPRISES THE FOLLOWING :

1. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
2. NEED FOR THE STUDY
3. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
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– PRIMARY[MAIN] OBJECTIVES [2]
– SECOND OBJECTIVES [4]
4. TYPE OF RESEARCH
5. SOURCE OF DATA
6. SAMPLING METHOD & PROCEDURE
7. SAMPLE SIZE
8. DATA COLLECTION METHOD [ QUESTIONAIRE / INTERVIEW /IF ANY ]
9. TOOLS FOR DATA ANALYSIS
10. SCOPE OF THE STUDY
11. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
12. CHAPTER-WISE EXPLANATION

CHAPTER 5 : ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION [ 1-40 Pages ]

FOR MARKETING / HRD PROJECTS:

First draft a questionnaire based on the objective of the project. Get the approval from
your project guide & then start collecting the samples by filling the questionnaire.

How to carry out the analysis part based on questionnaire ?

Type one question-underline it –write one or two general lines about why the question
was asked in the questionnaire-mark a table based on the data collected – mention few
lines as inference. Then next question and so on. At the end of the chapter put charts &
figures and not be inserted near the tables. Give cross reference to graphs / charts while
writing analysis.

Note : ALL THE TABLES & GRAPHS SHOULD CONTAIN INFERENCE.

FOR FINANCE PROJECTS:

This portion should contain the income sheet & balance sheet of the company for the past
6 years. Based on the available data , tables are created using different tools . Based on
the figures/data , try to interpret it [use ratio analysis & and necessary financial tools ]and
then confirm the decisions with your project guide.

IMPORTANT & COMPULSORY
Each Table/ Graph should contain
1. Table/ graph number
2. description for the table
3. source: data collected & compiled from……..
4. inference should written for every table.

CHAPTER 6 : SUMMARY OF FINDINGS , SUGGESTIONS,
RECOMMENDATIONS & CONCLUSION
Dr. S. Muthumani MCS., MBA., M.Phil., Ph.D.

FINDINGS OF THE STUDY:

1. State point by point.
2. Trends and patterns from the questionnaire and tables & graphs.
3. what you infer from the study.
4. There should be cross reference with questionnaire as well as analysis chapter. If
there are 10 findings –atleast 5 should be cross referenced with questionnaire.

SUGGESTIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS

First give suggestions which should be very specific to your problem. Then you may
give general suggestions.

CONCLUSION

It should definitely match with your objectives of the project.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

It should contain the following 4 sections [ compulsory for all projects ]

1. JOURNALS
2. WEB SITES
3. REPORTS
4. BOOKS

[ please confirm the format to write the above portion with your
project guide ]

ANNEXURES

1. Enclose your questionnaire
2. Balance sheet of your company for the past 5 years
3. work out the all possible ratios [ analysis]
4. Any reference figures for the calculation of beta / market risk etc., for projects
based on STOCK MARKET / FOREX/EVA / ABC
[ For other clarifications , please contact your project Guide ]

PROJECT WORK – SOME TENTATIVE TITLES
GENERAL MANAGEMENT :
1. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
2. BUSINESS RESEARCH DIMENSIONS
3. DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM
4. BUSINESS STRATEGIES-COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
5. STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
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6. REORGANISATION
7. BUSINESS PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING
8. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
9. BUSINESS ETHICS
1O SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY
11 TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT – KAIZEN , JIT /KANBAN
12 CONTROL CHARTS & ACCEPTANCE SAMPLING
13 ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING
14 ERGONOMICS
15 SIX SIGMA CONCEPT
16 COMPETITIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM
17 INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT
18 MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEM
19 MATERIALS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
20 WORLD CLASS MANUFACTURING PRACTICES
21 SECTOR-WISE ANALYSIS
22 IMPACT OF WTO ON SSI

MARKETING :

1. MARKETING RESEARCH-CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
2. NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
3. BRAND EQUITY & PREFERENCES
4. PRICING STRATEGIES
5. DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS
6. SALESMANSHIP QUALITIES & EFFECTIVENESS
7. ADVERTISEMENT COPY & RESEARCH
8. MEDIA EFFECTIVENESS
9. CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR
10. MARKET SEGMENTATION
11. EXPORT MARKETING
12. MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM
13. LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
14. RELATIONSHIP MARKETING
15. E-commerce
16. BUILDING MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR SERVICES SECTOR
17. RETAIL MARKETING & RURAL MARKETING
18. BRAND BUILDING
19. SHAKING COMPETITION THROUGH CRM

HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT :

1. MANAGEMENT OF MANAGERIAL EFFECTIVENESS
2. TRAINING & ITS EFFECTIVENESS
3. LEADERSHIP – TRAITS , STYLES , EFFECTIVENESS
4. EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION
5. EMPLOYEE ABSENTEEISM
6. JOB SATISFACTION
7. LABOUR WELFARE MEASURES
8. QUALITY OF WORK LIFE [ QWL ]
9. WORKERS PARTICIPATION IN MANAGEMENT
10. PERSONNEL INFORMATION SYSTEM
11. ORGANISATION CLIMATE
12. ORGANISATION CULTURE
13. CREATIVITY
14. ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE & DEVELOPMENT
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15. ORGANISATIONAL EXCELLENCE
16. INDUSTRIAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT
17. PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
18. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
19. STRESS MANAGEMENT
20. TIME MANAGEMENT
21. SELF & MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT
22. MAN POWER PLANNING
23. VALUE ANALYSIS
24. HUMAN RESOURCE OUTSOURCING

FINANCE & ACCOUNTS :

1. PRIMARY CAPITAL MARKET
2. SECONDARY CAPITAL MARKET
3. MUTUAL FUNDS
4. INVESTOR BEHAVIOUR & PROTECTION
5. GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKET INSTRUMENTS
6. CAPITAL MARKET INFORMATION SYSTEMS
7. ACCOUNTING STANDARDS – US GAAP
8. COST OF CAPITAL
9. CAPITAL STRUCTURE
10. RISK MANAGEMENT & RETURN
11. STRATEGIC INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
12. WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
13. CREDIT MANAGEMENT
14. FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM
15. VENTURE CAPITAL
16. MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
17. JOINT VENTURES
18. EXPORT FINANCING
19. IMPORT FINANCING
20. FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
21. BALANCE OF PAYMENT
22. FINANCE FOR REHABILITATION OF SICK UNITS
23. FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATE MECHANISM
24. DERIVATIVES MARKET – OPTIONS & FUTURES
25. FINANCIAL ENGINEERING
26. ECONOMIC VALUE ADDED CONCEPT
27. ACTIVITY BASED COSTING
28. STRATEGIC COST MANAGEMENT
29. ONLINE TRADING – INDIAN STOCK MARKET
30. INSURANCE
31. SHIPPING TONNAGE TAX
32. PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT SERVICES
33. DISINVESTMENT
34. VALUE ADDED TAX
35. OPERATING PERFORMANCE
36. DETERMINANTS OF CORPORATE VALUE
37. LEASE FINANCING
38. HIRE PURCHASE FINANCING
39. RETAIL BANKING
40. CONSUMER FINANCE
41. REAL ESTATE FINANCING
42. CREDIT RATING
43. FACTORING & FORFAITING
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44. DIVIDEND DECISION
45. EQUITY RESEARCH
46. ESOP- EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTIONS
47. CYBER BANKING / e-BANKING
48. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS