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ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY
DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
M.B.A. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
FIRST YEAR
Academic Year 2018 – 2019
ASSIGNMENT TOPICS
This booklet contains assignment topics. Students are asked to write the
assignments for EIGHT papers as per instructions.
Last date for submission: 28-02-2019
Last date for submission with late fee ` 300/- : 15-03-2019
NOTE:
1. Assignments sent after 15-03-2019 will not be evaluated.
2. Assignments should be in the own hand writing of the student concerned and
not type-written or printed or photocopied.
3. Assignments should be written on A4 paper on one side only.
4. All assignments (with Enrolment number marked on the Top right hand corner
on all pages) should be put in an envelop with superscription “MBA
Assignments” and sent to The Director, Directorate of Distance Education,
Annamalai University, Annamalainagar – 608 002 by Registered post.
5. No notice will be taken on assignments which are not properly filled in with
Enrolment Number and the Title of the papers.
6. Students should send full set of assignments for all papers. Partial
assignments will not be considered.
ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Write assignments on any TWO topics in each paper out of the FOUR. For each
topic the answer should not exceed 15–pages. Each assignment carries 25 marks
(2 topics).
DR. M. ARUL
DIRECTOR
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1.1 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
1. Management can be defined as ” A process of bringing about improvement in
knowledge, skill, habit and attitudes of the employees in an organization”.
Discuss.
2. “Decision making is the most critical managerial task.” Discuss the above
statement in light of decision-making process.
3. Select a business or political leader whom you admire, and identify his or her
style of leading by applying the managerial grid or the continuum-of-behaviour
model of Tannenbaum and Schmidt.
4. ‟The only planning tool we need in the company is the budget. If everyone meets
his or her budget, we need nothing else, and management by objectives would
be an unnecessary frill”. Comment.
1.2 MARKETING MANAGEMENT
1. Explain the recent trends in marketing concepts, also discuss the factors that a
marketing manager must take into account while developing the marketing mix
for the below mentioned products. I. Female cosmetics, II. Children health
drinks and III. Adult bike.
2. ‘Every change in the political and legal environment creates an adjustment
problem for the marketers’ – as a budding manager what is your opinion about
this statement and suggest a suitable strategy to adopt successful and smooth
running of your business.
3. In designing an advertising campaign for a soft drink, which would you find
more useful; information about consumer demographics or information about
consumer life style? Give an example of how would you use each type of
information.
4. Suggest a successful way to segment the market for the following products
a) Detergent soap b) Designer Jewellery c) Breakfast Cereals.
1.3 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
1. It is usual to declare good dividends when the company is making good
profit. It is profitable for companies not to declare any dividend even when
they are making good profits? What will be the reaction of the shareholder?
Discuss.
2. If you are working as a financial manager in an organization, what are your
policies to make profit for the organization?
3. Assume that you are new entrepreneur to start the business, which financial
resources you opt? Justify with your views.
4. “The success of a business concern depends upon the way in which it
earnings are computed, distributed and retained”- Comment on this
statement.
1.4 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
1. Prepare step by step Supply Chain network layout for any manufacturing
company.
2. List the various factors to be considered for locating Atomic Power plant.
3. Prepare PERT network for assembling a Motor Bike.
4. Visit any production plant and list various Material Handling devices with
photographs. Explain its advantages and disadvantages.
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1.5 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
1.”HR outsourcing has become a common practice throughout the world”-Discuss
the implications of HR outsourcing functions.
2. Identify the Paramount barriers for effective training programme in IT field and
how to crush them”. Explain with real life examples.
3. What type of interview techniques do you adopt for selecting an Executive in a
FMCG company for the post of Marketing Manager?
4. Assume that you are responsible for evaluating the employees’ performance in
the public sector manufacturing company. Discuss the appraisal process. Also
explain techniques you apply for various levels and give reasons.
1.6 STATISTICS FOR MANAGERS
1. Which measure of central tendency would be most useful in each of the
following instances?
(a) The production manager for a manufacturer of glass jars, who is concerned
about the proper jar size to manufacture, has sample data on jar sizes
ordered by customers. Would the mean, median, or modal jar size be of
most value to the manager?
(b) The sales manager for a quality furniture manufacturer is interested in
selecting the region’s most likely to purchase his firm’s products. Would he
be most interested in the mean or median of family income in prospective
sales areas?
(c) A security analyst is interested in describing the daily market price change of
the common stock of a manufacturing company. Rarely the market price of
the stock changes by more than one point, but occasionally the price will
change by as many as four points in one day. Should the security analyst
describe the daily price change of the stock in terms of mean, median, or
mode of the daily market price change?
2. Late payment of medical claims can add to the cost of health care. An article
reported that the mean time from the date of service to the date of payment for
one insurance company was 41.4 days during a recent period. Suppose that a
sample of 100 medical claims is selected during the latest time period. The
sample mean time from the date of service to the date of payment was 39.6
days, and the sample standard deviation was 7.4 days.
a. Using the 0.05 level of significance, is there evidence that the population
mean has changed from 41.4 days?
b. What is your answer in (a) if you use the 0.01 level of significance?
c. What is your answer in (a) if the sample mean is 38.2 days and the sample
standard deviation is 10.7 days?
3. La Quinta Motor Inns developed a computer model to predict the profitability of
sites that are being considered as locations for new hotels. If the computer
model predicts large profits, La Quinta buys the proposed site and builds a new
hotel. If the computer model predicts small or moderate profits, La Quinta
chooses not to proceed. This decision-making procedure can be expressed in the
hypothesis-testing framework. The null hypothesis is that the site is not a
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profitable location. The alternative hypothesis is that the site is a profitable
location.
a. Explain the risks associated with committing a Type I error in this case.
b. Explain the risks associated with committing a Type II error in this case.
c. Which type of error do you think the executives at La Quinta Motor Inns are
trying hard to avoid? Explain.
4. The chair of the accounting department wants to develop a regression model to
predict the grade point average in accounting for graduating accounting majors,
based on the students’ SAT score and whether the student received a grade of B
or higher in the introductory statistics course (0 = no and 1 = yes).
a. Explain the steps involved in developing a regression model for these data.
Be sure to indicate the particular models you need to evaluate and
compare.
b. Suppose the regression coefficient for the variable of whether the student
received a grade of B or higher in the introductory statistics course
is +0.30, how do you interpret this result?
1.7 MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION
1. Assuming you are a Chief Personnel Manager of a leading MNC, draft a letter
calling a candidate for an interview in reply to his application for the position of
Chief Financial Executive.
2. Assume yourself as a Customer Relationship Manager of a bank. You have received
a letter from your customers who have complained to you about the rude
behaviour of a computer clerk. Since the customer is an important person, write a
letter to convince the customer.
3. Communication is lifeblood of an organization and without it organization cannot
exists. Discuss this statement.
4. The problem of communication arises because there are various obstacles which
may entirely prevent a communication or filter part of it, or present it incorrect.
Comment and discuss.
1.8 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
1. Understanding the basic concepts of Organizational Behaviour prepare a
Behavioural frame work for a newly established IT company in Chennai. –
Student can imagine the size and turnover of the industry.
2. To understand the importance of the concepts personality, perception, and
attitude of employees in an organization, prepare an interview schedule, conduct
an interview with 2-3 executives of any one organization and present the results.
3. After listing out the qualities and theories of leadership, have a discussion with
one or two real world leaders of your choice and present the outcome.
4. Identify a suitable case to understand Organizational Culture, analyze the case
and present it with issues and strategies.

M.B.A. [HRM] – 1ST YEAR – Assignment – UAP/551/C-2000
ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY PRESS 2018 -2019

ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY
DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
M.B.A. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
SECOND YEAR
Academic Year 2018 – 2019
ASSIGNMENT TOPICS
This booklet contains assignment topics. Students are asked to write the
assignments for SIX papers as per instructions, those who have opted Project and
Viva-Voce.
Students are asked to write the assignments for the EIGHT Papers as per
instruction those who have opted Two Theory Papers (2.7.1 & 2.7.2) as specialisation.
Last date for submission: 28-02-2019
Last date for submission with late fee ` 300/-: 15-03-2019
NOTE:
1. Assignments sent after 15-03-2019 will not be evaluated.
2. Assignments should be in the own hand writing of the student concerned
and not type-written or printed or photocopied.
3. Assignments should be written on A4 paper on one side only.
4. All assignments (with Enrolment number marked on the Top right hand
corner on all pages) should be put in an envelop with superscription “MBA
Assignments” and sent to The Director, Directorate of Distance Education,
Annamalai University, Annamalainagar – 608 002 by Registered post.
5. No notice will be taken on assignments which are not properly filled in with
Enrolment Number and the Title of the papers.
6. Students should send full set of assignments for all papers. Partial
assignments will not be considered.
ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Write assignments on any TWO topics in each paper out of the FOUR. For
each topic the answer should not exceed 15–pages. Each assignment carries
25 marks (2 topics).
DR. M. ARUL
DIRECTOR
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2.1 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
1. How does the environment concerning human resource management in India
vary from that of developed countries? Elaborate.
2. Manpower planning is considered as the most primary and important task of HR
department internationally. Why is it not so in India? Also discuss the
consequences of not planning manpower requirements.
3. Your Organisation is a multinational company based at India. Simultaneously
three executives looking after three geographical area decides to quit. The top
Management is asking you to conduct the exit interview for those tendered their
resignation. How would you organize the exit interview? Will you impress upon
them to continue? If “Yes” why? If “No” Why Not?
4. Oil Refinery Company in Riyadh is recruiting supervisory staff for its refinery
operation. Suggest suitable recruiting process for the company.
2.2 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING MANAGEMENT
1. “Major environmental influences always have an impact on International
marketing” – Discuss the above statement with recent live examples.
2. Discuss briefly, modes to enter international market and recommend mode of
entry and its implications for success of a new product across multiple markets.
3. “Modern marketing concept is applicable to all business organisations
irrespective of their size or nature of the goods or services marketed”- Do you
agree or disagree? Give your justification.
4. Branding is hot topic in board rooms around the world because most CEOs
recognise that the strong brand is a powerful driver in shareholder value. In this
connection, what are the key elements that contribute to brand equity? Is it
possible to quantify brand equity? If so How? Give recent examples.
2.3 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
1. Discuss the foreign exchange market, procedure for quotation and arbitrage.
Narrate current situation of Euro currency and Euro Credit.
2. Elaborate the different criteria and difficulties in evaluating foreign projects
while making international investment decision for developing countries
investors.
3. Critically evaluate the International Financial Market Instruments. Discuss the
internal and external techniques of risk involved in the International Business.
4. What do you understand by International Portfolio Investment? Critically
evaluate the key elements of taxation with suitable examples.
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2.4 LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
1. Mr. Sarath, CEO of a Multinational company has decided to construct a
warehouse in the central part of the India. He approaches you for designing the
warehouse. Counsel Mr. Sarath in designing the warehouse with different sizes
and shapes and explain its relationship with material-handling system. Suggest
the reason for constructing different designs of warehouses by explaining its
advantages and disadvantages.
2. Mr. Puneeth has recently opened a logistical service agency. When he enters into
the business, many agencies face different legal problems related to logistical
operations. Mr. Puneeth does not know how to run the business without any
legal problem. As a logistical legal consultant, advise Mr. Puneeth about various
transport regulations to overcome legal problems.
3. You are assigned the position of Chief Manager in a logistics company located at
Mumbai. You have customers across globe. Your responsibility is to collect the
goods from various sources and export it from the nearest port. How do you do
the operation, and explain the problems you may face during the logistical
operations?
4. “Supply chain management is need of the hour for current business scenario” –
Substantiate your views for the above statement by explaining the real time
success stories of any three business firms of your choice.
2.5 GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
1. AMUL is the India’s largest food products organization and the market
leader in whole milk, condensed milk, milk powder, butter, cheese, ice
cream, dairy whitener and sweets. “Amul-Diversifying for Growth” looks at
how the co-operative integrated approach adopted by Amul has been
successfully used to dominate the dairy products market and how it is
utilizing its strong brand name to diversify into non-dairy products,
processed foods, and other products. Discuss.
2. India’s strict regulations against allowing FDI in retail sector prevent the
entry of the foreign retailers to our country. Discuss the attempt of foreign
retailers to enter the land of opportunities through different strategies.
3. Explain the Leadership Re-organization. Discuss about Wipro’s Co-CEO
model. Will Wipro achieve what it set out to do by appointing Co-CEOs?
4. Transformation of an Indian Family Business into a globally competitive
Firm: Illustrate how companies from emerging market like Mahindra &
Mahindra (M&M) from India are competing globally by leveraging on their
core competencies.
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2.6 INTERNATIONAL TRADE POLICIES AND DOCUMENTATION
1. Briefly explain the Export and Import policy (2002-2017) of India. Identify the
gains and losses of those policies.
2. Enumerate the procedures to establish a new Export Oriented Units and explain
the terms of shipment and processing of export order.
3. Elucidate the risks involved in export and also discuss about the export
incentives and Duty exemption schemes for importing capital goods.
4. Elaborate the impact of current monetary policies on India’s International trade.
2.7.1 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING RESEARCH AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR
1. A company manufacturing electronic goods wants to know how best it can
satisfy its potential buyers in the Asian market. Give your suggestions for
formulating an appropriate marketing research proposal.
2. According to your understanding, is the process of product research is
important in International marketing? Justify.
3. Discuss the major ethical issues in International marketing with three
examples.
4. Assume you are appointed as a marketing head in a leading FMCG company in
India. As part of the development process the company wants to expand its
business operations internationally to its neighboring countries. You are given
the task as following. a) Identifying the market and its segmentation b) Studying
the consumer behavior c) Do product research d) Examining the market
opportunities. Narrate your role to carry out the above task by doing market
research.
2.7.2 EXPORT AND IMPORT FINANCE
1. Line of Credit is a short term sources of finance for exporter & importer – will
you accept? Explain with examples.
2. Inflation rate as well as interest rates will affect the value of currency rates –
Discuss and also explain the reasons for variation of the inflation rate.
3. “Export incentives are major factors to encourage the EXIM business”- Do you
agree? Explain with suitable examples.
4. “Credit Insurance agencies will help the exporter & importer in financial
payments” – Prove it.

M.B.A. [I.B.] – 2ND YEAR – Assignment – AUP/551/C-350
ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY PRESS – 2018 -2019

ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY
DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
M.B.A. INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SECOND YEAR
Academic Year 2018 – 2019
ASSIGNMENT TOPICS
This booklet contains assignment topics. Students are asked to write the
assignments for SIX papers as per instructions, those who have opted Project and
Viva-Voce.
Students are asked to write the assignments for the EIGHT Papers as per
instruction those who have opted Two Theory Papers (2.7.1 & 2.7.2) as specialization.
Last date for submission: 28-02-2019
Last date for submission with late fee ` 300/- : 15-03-2019
NOTE:
1. Assignments sent after 15-03-2019 will not be evaluated.
2. Assignments should be in the own hand writing of the student concerned and
not type-written or printed or photocopied.
3. Assignments should be written on A4 paper on one side only.
4. All assignments (with Enrolment number marked on the Top right hand corner
on all pages) should be put in an envelop with superscription “MBA
Assignments” and sent to The Director, Directorate of Distance Education,
Annamalai University, Annamalainagar – 608 002 by Registered post.
5. No notice will be taken on assignments which are not properly filled in with
Enrolment Number and the Title of the papers.
6. Students should send full set of assignments for all papers. Partial
assignments will not be considered.
ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Write assignments on any TWO topics Questions in each paper out of the
FOUR. For each topic the answer should not exceed 15–pages. Each assignment
carries 25 marks (2 topics).
DR. M.ARUL
DIRECTOR
2
2.1 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
1. Understanding the basic concepts of Organizational Behaviour prepare a
Behavioural frame work for a newly established IT company in Chennai. –
Student can imagine the size and turnover of the industry.
2. To understand the importance of the concepts personality, perception, and
attitude of employees in an organization, prepare an interview schedule,
conduct an interview with 2-3 executives of any one organization and present
the results.
3. After listing out the qualities and theories of leadership, have a discussion with
one or two real world leaders of your choice and present the outcome.
4. Identify a suitable case to understand Organizational Culture, analyze the case
and present it with issues and strategies
2.2 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
1. How can information Technology support a company’s business processes and
Decision Making, and give it a Competitive Advantage? Give examples to
illustrate your answer.
2. Why do you think there have been so many business failures among “dot-com”
companies that were devoted only to retail e-commerce?
3. Explain the management information system in various marketing strategy
which are adopted by various company. Explain with examples.
4. Discuss the executive information system and executive support system in
various marketing organisation.
2.3 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
1. What are the ACID properties? Define atomicity, Consistency, isolation, and
durability and illustrate them through examples?
2. How to write programs that manipulate a network database—including such
tasks as searching for and retrieving records from the database; inserting,
deleting, and modifying records; and connecting and disconnecting records from
set occurrences.
3. Consider the following relations: BRANCH (branch _name, branch _city, assets),
ACCOUNT(accno, branch _ name , balance), DEPOSITOR (customer _ name.
accno, customer_ street, customer city). Write the SQL statements for the
following :
a) List all the customers who have at least two accounts at the branch.
b) List all the accno whose accounts are in a branch _name where an asset is
maximum
c) List all the customers whose account balance is minimum.
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d) List all the customers who have an account at all the branches located in a
specific city.
e) Demonstrate how you delete all account tuples at every branch located in
specific city.
4. Draw the various schemes of baking system and explain the involvement of view
levels of data abstraction.
2.4 E-COMMERCE
1. Enumerate Security of Internet hosts and networks, Public key infrastructure,
Safety of E-Commerce applications, Electronic payment systems, Trust and
reputation in E-Commerce.
2. Discuss about the prevention procedures of the firewall to avoid the attack of
Hackers.
3. “Online Shopping generate new economy”- Comment your opinion with proper
Justification.
4. Discuss the role played by E-commerce in providing customer service at the
various stages (product selection to post purchase) in an online buying
transaction.
2.5 ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING
1. How will you execute the Gap Analysis phase of ERP implementation for a very
large manufacturing industry? Discuss the steps involved in this scenario.
2. Explain the Planning and Execution Model based on integrated process for a
service industry.
3. Discuss the common myths about ERP and find practical solutions for
dispelling them in your organization.
4. Most companies today have made significant investments in information
technology systems. Write a case study of Integrating ERP, CRM and SCM
creates a single view of organizational profitability.
2.6 DATA WAREHOUSING AND DATA MINING
1. Explain the schemas which are used in a data warehouse design with suitable
examples. Which schema design is more popular? Draw a schema design for a
university admission system. Consider appropriate dimensions and fact table as
required.
2. How can business dimensions be useful for defining requirements in a business
data warehouse? in which situation jad methodology may be useful for
collecting requirements?
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3. Compare rolap with molap servers. Which one do you consider more appropriate
for data warehouse applications and why?
4. Develop an algorithm for classification using decision trees. illustrate the
algorithm with a relevant example.
2.7.1 SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
1. Company has the plan to implant software applications to manage its inverting
function.
a) Identify the options available towards providing inverting solutions. Narrate
the comparative advantage and disadvantages of each option.
2. Identify the organization providing software solutions for retail applications
a) Develop the project network diagram that can support the implementation
scheme for such retail solutions.
3. Bring out the organization involved in implementing software solutions.
a) Narrate the role of project support office for such organizations.
4. Identify the key deliverables in core banking solutions.
2.7.2 ADVANCED WEB DESIGN
1. Web Programming HTML Elements with Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)- Discuss
2. Enumerate the role of DOM (Document Object Model) in website Development
3. Illustrate your views on the data types supported by VB Script, and conditional
statements in VB Script
4. On click, on mouse over, on mouse out, on change and on submit event types in
JavaScript with example programs.

M.B.A.[I.S.] Assignment – 2ND YEAR – AUP/551/C-200
ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY PRESS 2018 -2019