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Discuss the approaches to study the project management. 3. What is matrix organization?Explain the cash flow projections in Project Management.

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    DISTANCE EDUCATION

    M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2009.

    First Semester

    MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS

    (2005 onwards)

    Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

    SECTION A (5 ? 8 = 40 marks)

    Answer any FIVE questions. 1. Define the term management. How does it differ from

    administration?

    2. Describe the evolution of management thought.

    3. Explain the process involved in making decisions.

    4. What are the differences between delegation of authority

    and decentralization of authority?

    5. What is meant by Span of Control? What factors that

    decide the Span of control?

    6. What is leadership? Explain the qualities of a good

    leadership.

    7. Discuss the important requisites for making any control

    system effective in application.

8. Elucidate the needs and importance of Business Process

    Reengineering.

    SECTION B (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

    Answer any FOUR questions.

    9. Explain the functions of management.

    10. Explain the various steps to be followed in planning.

    11. Describe the principles of a sound organization structure.

    12. Define Motivation. Explain Maslow‘s theory of Motivation.

    13. Describe the principles of good coordination. What

    techniques to be used to have effective coordination?

    14. Discuss the recent trend and new prospective in

    management.

    15. Elucidate briefly the barriers of communication.

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    DISTANCE EDUCATION

    M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2009.

    First Semester

    ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

    (2005 onwards)

    Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

    PART A (5 ? 8 = 40 marks)

    Answer any FIVE questions.

    1. Explain briefly the essential management skills of

    managers.

    2. List out the major factors that determine Individual

    Behaviour.

    3. What is Personality? What are its determinants?

    4. Explain the principles of Learning.

    5. Bring out the roles of groups in an organisation.

    6. What are the power indicators? Give some realistic

    examples for each indicators.

    7. Define the term ‗change‘. Why is it important?

    8. How does performance appraisal differ from job

    evaluation?

    PART B (4 ? 15 = 60 marks)

    Answer any FOUR questions.

    9. Explain the different approaches to the study of

    Organizational Behaviour.

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    10. How do organizational systems influence employee performance?

    11. Mention the qualities of the successful manager towards perception.

    12. What is job satisfaction? What is its relationship with productivity absenteeism, turnover and accidents? 13. Describe the advantages and limitations of each of the communication networks :

     (a) Wheel

     (b) Circle

     (c) Chain

     (d) All channel.

    14. Define organizational culture. What are its functional and dysfunctional consequences?

    15. Mention the objectives of performance assessment and explain the various methods of appraisal.

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    DISTANCE EDUCATION

    M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2009.

    First Semester

    Business Administration

    MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

    (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

    PART A (5 ? 8 = 40 marks)

    Answer any FIVE questions.

    1. Define Managerial Economics and explain its scope.

    2. Explain the various types of demand.

    3. What is long run cost analysis? For What type of decision

    is it useful?

    4. Define production function. Explain the nature and

    managerial uses of production function.

    5. Explain the concept of Break Even in profit planning.

    6. Explain the various phases of business cycle.

    7. What are the different types of pricing? Explain.

    8. Explain the factors influencing individual demand.

    PART B (4 ? 15 = 60 marks)

    Answer any FOUR questions.

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9. ―Managerial Economics is the discipline, which deals with

    the application of economic theory to business management‖. Discuss.

    10. Explain the Cost-Output relationship in the short run

    and long run.

    11. With the help of a diagram, explain the concept of

    production function and its importance in the theory of

    production.

    12. ―Profit is the reward for successful innovation‖. Explain.

    13. What are the different methods of measuring national

    income? Which methods have been followed in India?

    14. Explain perfect competitive market and its impact on the

    firm‘s supply curve.

    15. Define Oligopoly. Explain how price and output decisions

    are taken under conditions of oligopoly.

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    DISTANCE EDUCATION

    M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2009.

    First Semester

    QUANTITATIVE METHODS

    (2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

    PART A (5 ? 8 = 40 marks)

    Answer any FIVE questions.

    1. Solve the following simultaneous equation by Gauss

    Jordon method.

    2x?3x?1312 3x?2x?1212

    2. Explain marginal cost, average cost and total cost.

    3. A furniture shop sells tables and chairs. Formulate the

    following details as a LPP so as to maximize profit.

     (a) The shop get Rs. 40/- as profit from Table and Rs. 15

    as profit from Chair.

     (b) 7 units of Wood are required for making a table

    while 3 units of Wood are required for making a chair. The

    shop has stock of 200 units of wood per month.

     (c) 8 man hours are required for making a table while 5

    man hours are required for making a chair. The shop has a

    maximum capacity of 300 man hours in a month.

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4. What are the limitations of Graphical method?

    5. What is the probability of choosing any ‗‗King‘‘ or any ‗‗Clubs‘‘ or both from a pack of playing cards? 6. Explain the uses of simulation models.

    7. Explain Mini Max and Maxi max criteria of Decision

    Making.

    8. What is Sensitivity Analysis? Bring out its importance.

    PART B (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

    Answer any FOUR questions.

    9. Explain the use of Mathematical models and Simulation

    models in business with their advantages and limitations.

    10. Solve using Graphical method

     Max Z?50x?60x 12

    Subjected to2x?x?30012

    3x?4x?50912 4x?7x?81212

    x,x?012

    11. XYZ Company has 3 factories and 3 outlets. The details of

    the products produced in the factories requirement of the

    outlets and transportation cost per unit in Rupees are given

    below. Work out the Optimal Cost of transportation.

    Outlets

    Factories A B C Supply

    F1 6 8 4 14 Units

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    F2 4 9 8 12 Units

    F3 1 2 6 5 Units

    Requirements 6 Units 10 Units 15 Units 12. Explain the use of Monte Carlo technique of simulation.

    Give suitable examples.

    13. A farmer wants to decide the crop, he want to plant in his

    farm of 100 acres. The profit from each is dependent on

    rainfall during the season. He has categorised the rainfall as

    high, medium and low. His estimated profit is given as under

    Rainfall Estimated Conditional Profit

     Crop 1 Crop 2 Crop 3

    High 8000 3500 5000

    Medium 4500 4500 5000

    Low 2000 5000 4000

     If the farmer wants only one crop, decide the best crop

    using Maxi-min and Mini-max criteria.

    14. A newspaper boy has found the following probability

    distribution for the number of newspapers demand from his

    experience.

    No.of Copies 15 16 17 18 19 20

    Probability 0.04 0.19 0.33 0.26 0.11 0.07

     A Newspaper cost Rs.3/- which the boy gets for Rs.2.50.

    Any unsold newspaper is a loss as it cannot be returned. How

    many copies he should order so that his profit is maximum.

    15. Explain the principle of duality with suitable example

    and its uses.

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