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M.B.A. (5 Years Integrated) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Non-Semester

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

(2009 Onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Discuss layout of a business letter with an example.

2. What are the points which should be kept in mind while drafting collection letter.

3. What is a trade reference? Mention the points which should be kept in mind while giving reference.

4. Write a circular letter announcing about the changes in the HR policies in your organization.

5. Write a note on the minutes of meetings.

6. What is the process of making a public speech?

7. How do you prepare an attractive resume?

8. What are the components of report?

SECTION B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Explain the needs to have a business letters in a business.

10. Write a complaint letter to your banker regarding the dissatisfaction of a service.

11. The grinder bought by you is not working in a satisfactory manner. Write a letter of complaint
highlighting the problem and seeking appropriate belief.

12. Write a reply letter to an insurance company.

14. Prepare an agenda for a board meeting to be held on 10th January in the office conference hall.

15. Describe the different parts of an application letter.

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M.B.A. (P & OM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

(2013-14 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A -- (5 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Explain about 6 sigma concept in Quality Management.

2. What do you mean by Zero Defect Manufacturing?

3. Write a detailed note on "Competition Quality".

4. What is Total Quality Control System?

5. What do you mean by Business Process Reengineering?

6. Write short note on "Quality Awards".

7. "Quality as meeting standards of a product" -- Discuss.

8. What are the elements of Total Quality Control?

PART B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Explain the concepts of Total Quality Management.

10. List out and discuss the fundamental of Statistical Quality Control.

11. Point out and discuss the role of MNCs in emergence of global quality standards.

12. State the difference between total quality control system and total quality management system.

13. Bring out and explain the various elements of Total Quality Management.

14. How will you meeting consumers' requirements through Total Quality Management?

15. What is the role of leadership in successfully implementing TQM as a part of maintaining Competitive advantages?

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M.B.A. (P & OM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

GROWTH MANAGEMENT

(Upto 2013-2014 Academic Year & 2014 Calendar Year Onwards)

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. How are growth opportunities identified by organizations?

2. Examine the importance of growth management as a subject of study for management students.

3. Explain the steps involved in implementation of proper growth plan for an organization.

4. Prepare a high growth road map for an organization in the software industry.

5. Examine the role played by a marketing manager in ensuring development in the brand domain.

6. How can you create passion for growth among the middle level managers?

7. Give an overview of growth management.

8. What are the methods to be adopted to handle resistance to change?

PART B -- (4 x 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Explain the Six-S process relating to growth management.

10. Discuss in detail the concept of blue ocean strategy.

11. How can you use communication as an aid to growth management?

12. Suggest measures to manage growth fatigue among employees.

13. Critically evaluate Greiner's model of crisis induced growth.

14. Explain the different ways in which risks can be converted into opportunities.

15. How can the management ensure continuous improvement of the organization?

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M.B.A. (P & OM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

WAREHOUSING MANAGEMENT

(2013-14 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A -- (5 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. What are the importance of warehousing in the present business?

2. List out the problems in warehouse activities.

3. State the difference between own house and hired warehouse.

4. Explain about unloading and loading equipment.

5. Write a detailed note on "Material Handling Equipment".

6. Write a short note on :
 (a) ABC Analysis
 (b) VED Analysis.

7. What do you mean by storage bin?

8. Bring out the principles of material storage system.

PART B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. State and discuss the various utility of warehouses for overseas markets.

10. What are the functions of private warehouse?

11. Bring out and discuss the characteristics of ideal warehouse.

12. Discuss the principle for location of materials in a warehouse.

13. Explain the problems and issues in shipment process.

14. What are the methods of inventory issue pricing?

15. List out the warehouse document. Bring out the procedure for various documentation processes.

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M.B.A. (P & OM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION AND R & D

(2013 - 2014 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year Onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5  8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Discuss the role of R and D in economic and social progress.

2. What are the distinctive characteristics of innovating persons?

3. State the role of teamwork in R and D in business enterprise.

4. Discuss about in-house R & D units in the private sector.

5. List the stages of the creative process.

6. What is Mother licensing concept of partnership?

7. Discuss the objectives and purpose of corporate R and D.

8. Write a Critical note on the availability of relevant resources for R and D in India.

SECTION B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Explain Jennifer Goddard's six focus areas for innovation.

10. Explain the innovative features of Microsoft and Samsung.

11. Enumerate the role of consultants in R and D.

12. How will you create a productive team culture? Explain.

13. Discuss the techniques of transforming creativity into invention.

14. Write in detail about the role of MNCs in R and D.

15. Describe reverse engineering with an example.

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M.B.A. (P & OM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND ABSORPTION

(2013-14 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar year onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Examine the need for technology transfer.

2. Analyse the rules laid down for transfer of environmentally sound technologies.

3. How can local innovation substitute technology transfer?

4. How can you enable technology transfer through Joint venture agreements?

5. Distinguish between adoption and adaptation.

6. Discuss the ways to create superior technology.

7. Explain the problems faced in implementation of technology transfer.

8. Study the relationship between reverse engineering and technology transfer.

PART B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Explain in detail the technology transfer process.

10. How can IPR protect the national inventions and innovations?

11. Describe the different ways to calculate price and return for technology transfer.

12. Outsourcing is the best alternative for technology tansferJustify with reasons.

13. Explain in detail the concept of technology diffusion with Indian examples.

14. Evaluate the impact of quality of education on the technology transfer.

15. Write short notes on
 (a) Patent citations
 (b) International co-invention
 (c) MNCs.

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M.B.A. (P & OM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Third Semester

MANUFACTURING, MAINTENANCE AND WASTE MANAGEMENT

(2013 - 14 Academic year and 2014 calendar year onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Explain the concept of engineering and Re-engineering.

2. What is quality assurance? What are its limitations?

3. What are the functions of manufacturing?

4. What do you mean by preventive maintenance? What are its merits?

5. What are the trends in e-waste?

6. What are the techniques that support record keeping?

7. What is meant by lean production? Write its procedure.

8. Describe the organic and inorganic treatment process of waste.

PART B -- (4 x 15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions.
9. Discuss the need and importance of CAD and CAM.

10. What are the various types of maintenance systems? Explain.

11. Write down the planning and scheduling plant shutdowns.

12. Enumerate the industrial and hazards solid waste management.

13. What are the functions of work measurement and material handling?

14. Write the guidelines for matching procedures to items explain universal maintenance procedures.

15. What are the factors affecting waste management?

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M.B.A. (P & OM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Third Semester

RE-ENGINEERING AND FLEXI SYSTEMS

(2013 - 2014 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year Onwards)

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks
PART A -- (5 8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE questions.

1. List and explain the significance of BPR.

2. What are the benefits of Flexible system?

3. Elaborate the principles of BPR.

4. Explain reconstruction and redesign stage in BPR.

5. Write an explanatory note on Continuous improvement.

6. Examine the competitive edge of flexibility in technology.

7. Discuss the critics of BPR.

8. Describe the flexi system in context to Supply chain.

PART B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. How far the flexible system is differing from fixed system. Enumerate your answer with example.

10. Evaluate BPR with industrial engineering.

11. Briefly discuss any three functional flexi systems.

12. Discuss the relationship between competitive edge and flexi system.

13. Describe the need for business process diagnosis in order to redesign a process.

14. Discuss the business process re-engineering design.

15. Explain the role of change management while implementing BPR.

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M.B.A. (P & OM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Third Semester

PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

(2013-14 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Explain the concept of Industrial Engineering.

2. What are the techniques of facility design process?

3. Write a detailed note on "Process Simulation Tools"

4. Bring out the objective of plant layout.

5. Discuss about Material Requirement Control.

6. State the concept of Zero Defect manufacturing for maintenance of quality.

7. What are the advantages of mass production systems?

8. Point out the factors considering selection of location for a factory.

PART B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Bring out the functions of production management in the modern business enterprises.

10. What are the importances of Capacity planning?

11. Explain the characteristics of Production Process System.

12. Discuss the factors for good layout design.

13. Point out the various process of material requirement planning.

14. Describe the various cost involved in Inventory System.

15. Critically examine the importance of Total Quality Management.

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M.B.A. (SM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

(2013 - 14 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year Onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Explain the quality factors of software engineering.

2. Explain about spiral model with diagram.

3. Explain the software project estimation.

4. What is the relationship between people and effort?

5. Explain the concept of software risks.

6. Describe specification, Validation, Negotiation and Requirements management.

7. What is meant by black box texting?

8. Describe control structure testing.

SECTION B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Briefly explain the development process models.

10. Explain in detail about project structure and programming team structure.

11. What are the software risks? Explain about risk identification.

12. Explain in detail about requirements and requirements process.

13. Explain module level concepts in detail.

14. Explain in detail about the software testing methods.

15. Discuss about the architectural design in detail.

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M.B.A. (SM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

DATA MINING AND WAREHOUSING

(2013-14 Academic year and 2014 Calendar year onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5  8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. What is the difference between data mining and query tools?

2. Write in brief about concept learning.

3. Discuss about the importance of data cleaning operation.

4. Write a note on Association rules.

5. Explain in detail about partitioning strategy in data ware house architecture.

6. Discuss about Data backup and recovery in data ware housing.

7. Discuss the importance of meta data in data marting.

8. Discuss about service level agreements in operating a data warehouse.

SECTION B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Discuss in detail about the advantages of data mining in marketing with real time examples.

10. Explain in detail about the self learning computer systems.

11. Explain in detail about KDD environment.

12. Describe about hardware architecture of data warehouse.

13. Explain in detail about data warehouse process managers.

14. Discuss in detail about testing the data warehouse.

15. Explain in detail about data ware house layout.

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M.B.A. (SM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

RELATIONAL DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

(2013-14 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year Onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Discuss briefly the basic features of a database management system.

2. Explain about manipulative capabilities in database management system.

3. Write in brief about navigation efficiency in relational database management system.

4. How do you handle null values? Explain with an example.

5. Explain briefly about Client/Server System.

6. What are sub queries and multiple part queries in Oracle?

7. Explain with examples about data access using SQL commands.

8. Discuss the languages supported by Oracle Pre-compiler.

SECTION B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Discuss in detail about the user interfaces in a DBMS.

10. Explain in detail about data definition and data control facilities.

11. Explain in detail about relational model for database management.

12. Discuss in detail about the logical structure of Oracle database.

13. Discuss on basic SQL queries using expressions with your own examples.

14. What is Embedded SQL? Discuss the same with an example.

15. Discuss the privileges required during table related operations.

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M.B.A. (SM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

RE -- ENGINEERING AND FLEXI SYSTEM

(Upto 2013-14 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year Onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. What do you mean by fundamental rethinking in the context of business process reengineering (BPR)?

2. Distinguish between fixed and flexible systems.

3. Discuss the role of IT in re-engineering process.

4. Write in brief about BPR cycle.

5. Discuss in brief about bottom-up participation process.

6. Explain the concept of change management.

7. Distinguish between BPR and TQM.

8. Briefly explain flexibility in strategic alliances.

SECTION B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Discuss in detail about the success factors of Reengineering.

10. Explain in detail the re-engineering enabling process.

11. Write in detail about business process interoperability.

12. What are the usual criticisms levelled against BPR? How would you answer to these criticisms?

13. Discuss in detail about manufacturing system flexibility with real time examples.

14. Describe the procedure for implementing BPR.

15. Write short notes on the following:
 (a) Re-engineering leader
 (b) Contours in BPR
 (c) BPR Vs CQI.

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M.B.A. (SM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEMS

(2013-14 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. What is Strategic planning? Distinguish it from management control.

2. What are the characteristics of management control?

3. Distinguish between Goals and Objectives.

4. Distinguish between cost centre and expense centre.

5. Explain briefly the various issues involved in transfer pricing.

6. Explain briefly about performance evaluation.

7. Distinguish between structured and unstructured decision making.

8. Explain the characteristics of non profit organisations.

SECTION B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Explain the nature and components of management control reports.

10. What are the principles of management control? Explain in detail.

11. How will you formulate and evaluate the strategy of a FMCG firm?

12. Discuss in detail about transfer pricing and its benefits.

13. What is budgeting? Explain in detail with an illustration of your own.

14. Explain the value of information in business planning and control decisions.

15. Suggest a suitable management control system to
 (a) IT Company
 (b) Educational Institute.

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M.B.A. (SM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Third Semester

MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS

(Upto 2013-14 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5  8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Discuss about the problems in developing a multimedia application.

2. Write short notes on graphics.

3. Expand JPEG, MPEG and DVI.

4. With a multimedia developing example explain the objects and classes in object oriented multimedia.

5. Give an overview of the different types of media formats.

6. Briefly explain VR operating system.

7. Multimedia is essential in the front - end development. Comment.

8. Discuss about animation.

SECTION B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Write short notes on.
 (a) Development tools.
 (b) Commercial tools.
 (c) Cross platform compatibility.

10. Discuss about the non-temporal media types.

11. Discuss about the redundancy and visibility involved in compression.

12. Explain multimedia framework in detail.

13. Explain the different stages in creating video making.

14. Discuss in detail about virtual environment display and orientation making.

15. "Multimedia is a curse to social media in the contemporary environment" -- Elucidate.

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M.B.A. (SM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Third Semester

INTERNET PROGRAMMING AND WEB DESIGN

(Upto 2013 - 2014 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year Onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Explain Shockwave and Lingo.

2. Explain lexical issues in JAVA.

3. Write a program using nested if function in JAVA.

4. Write short notes on the design issues of World Wide Web.

5. What is PERL?

6. What is meant by remote method invocation?

7. What is SGML?

8. What is plugin?

SECTION B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Explain exceptions handling in JAVA with an example.

10. Write short notes on.
 (a) WHILE
 (b) DO - WHILE
 (c) CONTINUE

11. Write short notes on.
 (a) Constructors
 (b) Overloading methods
 (c) Argument passing

12. Explain in detail about security and encryption in JAVA.

13. How would you add graphics to web pages? Explain with an example.

14. Explain the phenomenon of creation a custom integrated application with multiple protocols.

15. Write short notes on.
 (a) Inheritance
 (b) Multithreading
 (c) Deadlock situation

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M.B.A (SM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Third Semester

OFFICE AUTOMATION

(2013-14 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A -- (5 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Differentiate between Operating Systems and Application Software.

2. Briefly explain the usage of Search engines and Portals.

3. Describe about E-Payment and Electronic Fund Transfer.

4. Explain the role of Enterprise Resource Planning in Organizations.

5. How has E banking and net banking changed the business in India?

6. Describe the process of creating and modifying Data Bases in MS-Access.

7. What is a Virtual Team? How it works in enterprises? And list its benefits and disadvantages.

8. Write a short note on 'Smartcards and Plastic Money'.

PART B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. State the differences between PERT and CPM and in which situation will both used give example.

10. What are the Basic models of E-Business? Explain.

11. Discuss the Basics and Evolution of Computing.

12. Explain the role of Internet and Intranet in Organizations.

13. Write a note on 'E-mail Etiquette'.

14. What are the steps to creating a Power Point Presentation (PPT) using Slide Master?

15. Discuss the important Formulas and Functions in 'Ms Excel'. (Any ten)

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M.B.A. (FM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

GROWTH MANAGEMENT

(2013 - 14 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE questions.
All questions carry equal marks.
1. What is the significance of six 'S' process?

2. Compare and contrast the features and advantages of vertical growth and horizontal growth.

3. What is employee development plans? how can it lead to growth?

4. What is 'High growth road map'?

5. Illustrate with an example of turning risk into opportunities.

6. Distinguish between kaizen and radical innovation.

7. Enumerate the activities involved in succession planning.

8. Distinguish between red ocean strategy and blue ocean strategy.

SECTION B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.
All questions carry equal marks.

9. How will you identify the prospects of growth and develop a growth plan?

10. Explain three venture strategies for growth.

11. What are the signs of an organization slowing down in growth? What are the preventive steps you would take to ward off such signs of slowing and losing consequently?

12. Explain Greiner's growth model.

13. Discuss the activities that would secure growth in assets and capacity domain.

14. Discuss different strategies for rapid growth.

15. Explain the generic competitive strategies propagated by Porter.

                                       
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M.B.A. (FM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

INVESTMENT AND DERIVATIVES MARKET

(2013-2014 Academic Year & 2014 Calendar Year Onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.
All questions carry equal marks.

1. What is convexity? What is its relationship withduration?

2. What are horizon analysis and riding the yield curve?

3. What is the significance of secondary market?

4. What are the advantages of investing in government securities?

5. What are the features of 'option'?

6. Describe the types of 'futures contract'.

7. How is yield related to the price?

8. What is immunization? How to accomplish immunization?

SECTION B -- (4 x 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.
All questions carry equal marks.

9. Explain the key features of debt market in India.

10. What is bond swap and what are the advantages of bond swaping?

11. Describe the features of fixed income securities.

12. Explain the factors influencing the Price-to-Earnings Ratio.

13. What do you know by profit diagrams? How profit diagram can he useful in making strategies of option trading?

14. Explain the role of various participants in 'futures market'.

15. Discuss the different types of government securities.

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M.B.A. (FM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

PROJECT FINANCE

(2013 - 2014 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year Onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.
All questions carry equal marks.

1. Describe any five characteristics of a project.

2. Is it possible to get funds from venture capitalist for all kinds of projects? Explain.

3. What do you understand from the term, 'judicious financing plan'?

4. Explain the need to verify safeguards against pollution.Provide example.

5. What is the significance of break even analysis to project appraisal?

6. What are the results of social cost benefit analysis?

7. What are the causes for industrial sickness?

8. Explain economies of scale and its relevance to project appraisal.

SECTION B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.
All questions carry equal marks.

9. Discuss the various sources of project identification.

10. Explain the essential requirements of raising funds through GDR.

11. Explain the methods of estimating fixed and working capital requirements.

12. Identify the managerial aspects you would verify before financing a project. How will you evaluate such aspects?

13. Discuss the elements of distribution channels and selling that would have impact on project appraisal.

14. Critically evaluate the role of BIFR in rehabilitating sick industrial units.

15. Explain the role of consultants in project management.

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M.B.A. (FM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

MULTINATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

(2013-2014 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year Onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.
All questions carry equal marks.

1. Distinguish between domestic and offshore market.

2. What is the rationale behind investment decisions by MNCs?

3. What is the impact of FDI on transfer pricing?

4. What are the goal and steps to international cash management?

5. Describe the factors responsible for choice between offshore production and local purchase.

6. What are the characteristics of an MNC that might cause its cash flow to be more volatile than a purely domestic firm?

7. How does multinational working capital management differ from domestic working capital management?

8. Why would a company wish to hold some of its assets in the form of cash or cash equivalents?

SECTION B -- (4 x 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.
All questions carry equal marks.

9. Explain the basic functions of global financial markets.

10. Explain the factors responsible to political risk.

11. Critically evaluate whether the principles of CAPM be applied to all countries where MNCs are established.

12. Discuss the strategies adopted by MNCs to manage short term investment portfolio.

13. Briefly explain the three important decision variables of credit policy adopted by MNCs.

14. What is loan syndication? Explain the features of syndicated loan.

15. What are the major points of differences between the total and incremental cash flows?


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M.B.A. (FM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Fourth Semester

FOREIGN EXCHANGE MANAGEMENT

(2013 - 2014 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year Onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. What is foreign exchange market? Explain the organizations of forex market.

2. Differentiate:
 (a) Spot rate and forward rate.
 (b) T. T. rates and cross rates.

3. Explain purchasing power parity theory.

4. Evaluate Flow model in determination of exchange rate.

5. Discuss about the extension and cancellation of forward contract.

6. How foreign exchange risks are managed by companies? Explain.

7. Distinguish fixed and fling rates, also explain its significance in exchange management in India.

8. Explain the need and relevance for exchange control measures.

SECTION B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Explain Foreign exchange concept and process elaborately.

10. Discuss briefly on exchange rate forecasting methods.

11. Briefly explain option contracts: types and mechanism.

12. Enumerate and explain internal and external strategies foe exchange risk management.

13. Discuss about the economic consequences on exchange rate.

14. What are the various accounts associated with foreign exchange? Explain.

15. Write an essay on monetary and fiscal policy of India for foreign exchange rate management.

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M.B.A. (FM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Third Semester

FINANCIAL SERVICES AND INSTITUTIONS

(2013 - 14 Academic year and 2014 calendar year onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Briefly explain the concept of financial services.

2. What are the duties and responsibilities of lead manager?

3. Write short notes on :

 (a) ICRA and
 (b) CARE.

4. What are the guidelines for exercising green shoe option?

5. Explain the role of NSE in the stock market.

6. Write a descriptive note on "Portfolio Management Services".

7. Discuss the role of stock exchange in security pricing and trading.

8. Distinguish between 'futures' and 'options'.

SECTION B -- (4 x 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.
9. Describe the importance of financial services.

10. Critically examine the CRISIL's credit rating methodology.

11. Enumerate the different schemes of Mutual Funds in India.

12. Discuss the steps involved in book building process.

13. Describe the main function of a stock exchange.

14. Highlight the guidelines of SEBI relating to Mutual Funds.

15. What is foreign exchange market? Discuss its functions and kinds.

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M.B.A. (FM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Third Semester

INVESTMENT ANALYSIS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

(2013 - 14 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year Onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. What are the various types of financial investments?

2. Briefly explain the primary and secondary market investment instruments.

3. Mutual funds offer best form of investment - Discuss.

4. Discuss the role of Investment rating services.

5. State and explain the various measures of risks.

6. Describe the method of valuation of equity.

7. Explain Dew theory.

8. How will you identify efficient portfolios?

SECTION B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Outline the reasons for the emerging popularity of investment in today world.

10. Distinguish between speculation and gambling.

11. What are the functions of portfolio managers?

12. What are the different goals of invester?

13. What are the various tools in technical analysis?

14. What are the forms of market efficiency?

15. Illustrate the differences between European and American call options.

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M.B.A. (FM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2018.
Third Semester

MANAGEMENT OF FUNDS

(2013-14 Academic Year and 2014 Calendar Year onwards)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

SECTION A -- (5 x 8 = 40 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.

1. "Management of funds is interdisciplinary in nature" -Elucidate.

2. What are the factors to be considered for effective allocation of funds?

3. "Profit maximization is a goal of fund management" - Discuss.

4. Explain the significance of cost of capital.

5. Define leverage. Explain its types.

6. What are the different methods of venture capital financing?

7. Discuss the factors influencing foreign investment decisions.

8. Write a descriptive note on 'Foreign currency risk management'.

SECTION B -- (4 15 = 60 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Discuss the nature and significance of relationship between funds management and other functional areas of an enterprise.

10. Describe about the inflation effect on capital budgeting decisions.

11. What is meant by optimum capital structure? Explain the essentials of an optimum capital structure.

12. What are the different types of cost of capital?

13. Explain the followings :
(a) Global Depository Receipts (GDR)
(b) Americal Depository Receipts (ADR)
(c) Foreign currency Convertible Bonds (FCCB)

14. Explain the pros and cons of lease financing.

15. Enumerate the problems and prospects of financing Multinational Organisations.

                 
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