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Master of Business Administration

(Two- Year Course)

This programme is designed to train students to become excellent general managers and entrepreneurs with a broad strategic vision. It would strive to combine academic rigour and social relevance and maintain plurality and diversity in form, content and methodology. This full-time two year programme views management and entrepreneurship as integrated processes and helps students develop a holistic view and respond effectively to changes in the economic, technological, cultural and political environments. The programme would teach students not only to see the many sides of a given problem, but also to appreciate the importance of including voices different from their own in every conversation and decision making process.

 

The programme has a two-tier structure: it consists of a core curriculum (compulsory credit courses), a summer internship (compulsory industry training between first and second year) and elective courses (optional courses in the second year). The first year is committed to developing business fundamentals through compulsory courses spanning the areas of management, entrepreneurship, economics, finance, marketing, operations, systems and organizational behaviour. The second year offers a few core courses and a variety of electives. Each student is required to choose electives in consultation with his/her faculty advisor.

 

For successful completion of the programme, a student must earn a minimum of 112-credit points during the course of the programme at ABVSME, JNU. It may be noted that this is consistent with UGC regulations.

 

Course-Structure

 

Semester I

Course Nos.

Title of Papers

Credits

MBA 1101

Principles of Management and Organizational Behaviour

4

MBA 1102

Managerial Economics

4

MBA 1103

Accounting for Managers

4

MBA 1104

Marketing Management

4

MBA 1105

Quantitative Methods

4

MBA 1106

Business Communication

4

MBA 1107

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

4

 

Total

28

 

 

 

Semester II

Course Nos.

Title of Papers

Credits

MBA 1201

Human Resource Management

4

MBA 1202

Financial Management

4

MBA 1203

Production and Operations Management

4

MBA 1204

Management Information System (MIS)

4

MBA 1205

Research Methods for Management

4

MBA 1206

Legal Aspects of Business

4

MBA 1207

Project Selection,  Formulation and Appraisal

4

 

Total

28

 

 

 

Summer Training

 

At the completion of the first two semesters of the first year and before the commencement of the third semester in the second year, the student is required to undergo summer training in an organisation.  A report based on the summer training shall be submitted within six-eight weeks from the commencement of the third semester. After this each student has to make a presentation and the final grade in this course (MBA 1303 in Semester-III which has 4 credits) will be based on both the written report and the presentation.

 

 

Semester III

Course Nos.

Title of Papers

Credits

MBA 1301

Strategic Management

4

MBA 1302

Creativity  and Innovation in Entrepreneurship

4

MBA 1303

Evaluation of Summer Training Report

4

MBA 1304

Research Project on Business Ideas

4

Course number will depend on the elective chosen

Elective I

03 papers to be chosen as electives

4

Course number will depend on the elective chosen

Elective II

4

Course number will depend on the elective chosen

Elective III

4

 

Total

28

 

 

 

Semester IV

Course Nos.

Title of Papers

Credits

MBA 1401

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

4

MBA 1402

Environmental Management and Green Marketing

4

MBA 1403

Corporate Tax Planning and Management

4

MBA 1404

Managing a Growing Business

4

Course number will depend on the elective chosen

Elective I

03 papers to be chosen as electives

4

Course number will depend on the elective chosen

Elective II

4

Course number will depend on the elective chosen

Elective III

4

 

Total

28

 

 

 

Elective Courses

Course Nos.

Title of Papers

Credits

MBA El-1001 Information Technology for Managers 4
MBA El-1002 Management Accounting 4
MBA El-1003 Statistics and Data Analysis 4
MBA El-1004 Business and Law 4
MBA El-1005 Basics of Macroeconomics Analysis and Policy 4
MBA El-1006 Introduction to International Economics 4
MBA El-1007 Oligopoly, Markets and Public Policy 4
MBA El-1008 Environmental Economics 4
MBA El-1009 Introduction to Business Finance 4
MBA El-1010 Basic Econometrics 4
MBA El-1011 Leadership and Organisational Behaviour 4
MBA El-1012 Themes on Business, Government and Society 4
MBA El-1013 Introduction to International Financial System 4
MBA El-1014 Indian Economy: Key Issues 4
MBA El-1015 Issues in Strategic Management 4
MBA El-1016 Simulation in Business Management 4
MBA El-1017 Aspects of Strategic Marketing 4
MBA El-1018 Topics in Marketing Research 4
MBA El-1019 Supply Chain Management 4
MBA El-1020 Topics in International Marketing 4
MBA El-1021 Customer Relationship Management 4
MBA El-1022 Aspects of Financial Derivatives 4
MBA El-1023 Portfolio Theory and Management 4
MBA El-1024 Topics in Mergers & Acquistions 4
MBA El-1025 Topics in Credit and Risk Management 4
MBA El-1026 Business and Entrepreneurship within the Indian Economic Environment 4
MBA El-1027 Project Appraisal and Finance 4

 

 

CORE COURSES: SYLLABI

Semester I

 

MBA 1101: PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

Objectives:

To make the student understand the principles followed and functions performed by management in a business organization and also to understand why employees / people behave as they behave at work place.

Unit I

Management: Meaning and Definition, Scope, Importance, Process, Principles, Functions of Management, Evolution of Management Thought, Social Responsibility of Management.

Unit II

Organizational Behaviour (O.B.): Definition, Nature and Scope of O.B., Contributing Disciplines to O.B., O.B. Process, Models of O.B.

Unit III

Individual Perspective: Personality; Attitudes, Values and Job Satisfaction; Learning; Motivation

Unit IV

Group Dynamics: Group Behaviour; Organizational Conflicts; Job Stress; Communication; Leadership; Power and Politics. 

Unit V

Organizational Perspective: Organizational Structure; Organizational Culture; Organizational Change and Development, Quality of Working Life (QWL); International Organizational Behaviour.

Suggested Readings

  1. Stoner, Freeman & Gilbert, Jr.: Management, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, New Delhi.
  2. Tripathy & Reddy: Principles of Management, Tata McGraw-Hill Publications, New Delhi.
  3. Stephen P. Robbins: Organizational Behaviour, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, New Delhi.
  4. Udai Pareek: Understanding Organizational Behaviour, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  5. S. S. Khanka: Organizational Behaviour: Text and Cases, S. Chand & Company Limited, New Delhi.

 

 

MBA 1102: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

Objectives

To familiarize the students with the fundamental concept and theories of managerial economics and their relevance in day-to-day business decision making

Unit I

Theoretical Perspective: Fundamental Concepts; Significance; Micro versus Macro Economics; Consumer Behaviour: Utility Analysis; Equi-marginal Utility; Indifference Curve; Consumer Equilibrium; Demand Decision: Meaning and Types of Demand; Determinants of Demand; Demand Function; Demand Elasticity; Demand forecasting: Methods of Demand Forecasting; Types of Demand Forecasting

Unit II

Production Decisions: Firm's behaviour in Short and Long Run; Cost: Concepts; Theory; Short-Run and Long-Run Costs; Revenue Functions: Total, Average and Marginal Revenue; Break-Even Analysis

Unit III

Pricing Decisions: Determinants of Price; Pricing under Different Market Conditions; Objectives of Pricing under Different Market Structures: Perfect Competition; Monopoly; Monopolistic Competition; Oligopoly; Equilibrium Determination and Pricing Under Different Market Structures

Unit IV

Pricing Practices and Strategies: Cost-Based Pricing: Cost-plus/Make-up Pricing, Break-even Pricing, Marginal Pricing; Value-Based Pricing; Competition-Based Pricing; Demand-Based Pricing; Pricing Strategies: Price Skimming, Penetration Pricing, Differential Pricing, Promotional Pricing

Unit V

National Indicators: National Income Aggregates and their Measurement; Inflation: Nature and Causes; Fiscal Policy: Taxes and Transfer of Payments, Role of Fiscal Policy; Monetary Policy: Role of Monetary Policy in India, Instruments of Monetary Control; Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization; Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Balance of Payments

Suggested Readings

  1. M. Baye: Managerial Economics and Business Strategy, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing

Company Limited, Noida, 2015

  1. I. Png and D. Lehman: Managerial Economics, Wiley-Blackwell 2007.
  2. H. L. Ahuja: Managerial Economics: Analysis of Managerial Decision Making, S. Chand  and Company Ltd., New Delhi, 2014.
  3. S. Damodaran: Managerial Economics, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2016.
  4. Ahluwalia, Montek S.: Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy: Issues for a Reforming Economy, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2003.
  5. Joshi, Vijay; Little, I.M.D: India's Economic Reforms 1991-2001, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1996.

 

 

MBA 1103: ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS

Objectives

To make the students understand the basic concepts of Financial Accounting and preparation of Financial Statements with their analysis.

Unit I

Conceptual Framework of Accounting:  Users of Financial Statements; Capital of a Firm; Structure of Business Firms; Objectives of Corporate Financial Reporting; Components of Financial Statements; Accounting Conventions; Qualitative Characteristics of Financial Statements; True and Fair View; and Accounting Policy and Accounting Standards;

Unit II

Accounting Records and Systems: Journal, Cash Book, General Ledger, Trial Balance and Bank Reconciliation Statement;  Balance Sheet: Accounting Equation; Balance Sheet Structure; Assets; Current Assets; Non-Current Assets; Classification of Assets; Liabilities; Current Liabilities; Non-Current Liabilities; Secured and Unsecured Liabilities; Classification of Liabilities; Accounting Standards Contingencies and Events Occurring after the Balance Sheet Date (AS-4).

Unit  III

Structure of Profit and Loss Account: Nature of Profit and Loss Account; Expenditure and Expenses; Income; Accrual Basis of Accounting; Structure of Profit and Loss Account; Extraordinary Items; Prior-Period Items; Accounting Standards; Net Profit or Loss for the period, prior period items and changes in Accounting Policies (AS 5);

Unit IV

Cash Flow Statements: Preparation of Cash Flow Statement; Presentation of Cash Flow Statement; Operating Activities; Investing Activities; Financing Activities; Foreign Currency Cash Flows; and Analysis; Accounting Standards Cash Flow Statement (AS 3); Inventory Valuation: Definition; General Principles; Inventory Costs; Use of Standard Cost Method and Retail Method; Cost Formulas; and Net Realizable Value (NRV); Accounting Standards; Valuation of Inventories (AS 2)

Unit V

Financial Statements and their Analysis: Legal Requirement relating to preparation of Financial Statements of Companies (including Schedule VI of the Companies Act); Note to the Accounts and Significant Account Policies and other Financial Reports and the contents of Annual Report; Analysis of Financial Statements: Introduction; Accounting Policy and Quality of Earning; Earnings Management; Potential Red Flags; Common-size Financial Statement; Ratio Analysis: Measurement of Overall Performance of a Firm; Solvency and Liquidity; Ratios at a Glance; Uses of Ratios for Internal Management

Suggested Readings

  1. R. N. Anthony: Essentials of Financial Accounting, PHI Learning, Delhi, 2013
  2. Robert N. Anthony, David F. Hawkins, Kenneth A. Merchant : Accounting Text & Cases,  Tata Mc Graw Hill Publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi, 2003
  3. G. Foster: Financial Statements Analysis, PHI Learning, Delhi, 2013
  4. Ashish K. Bhattacharya: Financial Accounting for Business Managers, Prentice-Hall of India Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, 2006
  5. R. Narayanaswamy: Financial Accounting : A Managerial Perspective, Prentice-Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2002
  6. Ambrish Gupta: Financial Accounting for Management, Pearson Education, Noida, 2005

 

 

MBA 1104: MARKETING MANAGEMENT

Objective

To develop an understanding of the underlying concepts, strategies and issues involved in managing the marketing efforts of a business organization.

Unit I

Introduction to Marketing: Nature and Scope of Marketing, Marketing Concepts, Marketing Philosophies, Customer Value, Holistic Marketing;  Marketing Environment: Environmental monitoring, Understanding the impact of Macro and Micro environment on Marketing, Global Marketing; Emerging Fields of Marketing: Green Marketing,  Digital Marketing, Viral Marketing, Neuro Marketing

Unit II

Identifying and Selecting Markets: Consumer Buying Behaviour, Organizational Buying Behaviour, Market Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning, Marketing Research and Market Information; Strategic Marketing Planning Process: Competitor Analysis, Marketing Warfare Strategies, Marketing Planning Process

Unit III

Product Mix Strategies: Product, Planning and Development, Product Life Cycle, New Product Development, Brands, Packaging and Labelling.

Unit IV

 Pricing Strategies: Setting Price, Factors influencing Price Determination;  Channels of Distribution: Designing Distribution Channels, Managing Conflicts and Controls in Channels, Retailing, Wholesaling and Logistics, Impact of Technology and Internet on Distribution

Unit V

Promotion Decisions: Role of Promotion in Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communication, Determining Promotional Mix, Advertising, Sales Promotion, Public Relations, Personal Selling and Sales Management, Impact of Technology and Internet on Promotion

Suggested Readings

  1. Etzel, M. J., Bruce, J., W., Stanton, W. J., & Pandit, A.:     Marketing (14th ed.), Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi,  2010
  2. Kotler, P., Keller, K., Koshy, L., & Jha, M.: Marketing Management:     A South Asian Perspective (13th ed.), New Delhi: Pearson, Noida, 2009
  3. 3. Perrault. W.D (Jr.), Cannon, J.P., & McCarthy, E.J.: Basic     Marketing, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 2010
  4. 4. Ramaswamy, V. S., & Namakumari, S.. Marketing Management:     Global Perspective Indian Context (4th ed.). New Delhi: Macmillan. New Delhi, 2009
  5. 5. Saxena, R.: Marketing Management (4th ed.). Tata     McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 2009

 

 

MBA 1105: QUANTITATIVE METHODS

Objectives

To make the students familiar with the basic statistical and linear programming techniques and enable them to apply relevant quantitative tools in business decision making.

Unit I

Probability Theory:  Discrete Probability Distributions, Binomial, Poisson and Hyper geometric distribution; Continuous Probability Distributions: Normal, Lognormal and Exponential distribution;

Unit II

Sampling: Sampling and Sampling distribution; Statistical inference: Estimation for single population parameters, Hypothesis testing for single population, Hypothesis testing for two population;

Unit III

Variance: Analysis of variance and Design of experiments, Hypothesis testing for Categorical data; Correlation and Regression Analysis, Non-parametric Tests. Business Forecasting.  

Unit IV

Linear Programming: Basic concepts, Model formulation, Solution methods, Duality, Sensitivity analysis; Integer linear Programming: Different types of integer programming problems (Pure integer, Mixed integer and 0-1 integer problems), Formulating integer programming problems, Solution through Branch and Bound algorithm.   

Unit V

Software Packages: Students will be exposed to relevant software packages as part of the curriculum.  

Suggested Readings

  1. K. Black: Business Statistics for Contemporary Decision Making (5th ed.), Wiley India, New Delhi, 2008.  
  2. R. L. Levin and D. S. Rubin:. Statistics for Management (7th ed.). New Delhi: Prentice HalI of India, New Delhi, 1999.  
  3. Webster: Applied Statistics for Business and Economics (3rd ed.), McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 2006..  
  4. S. P. Gupta and M. P. Gupta:. Business Statistics, Delhi: Sultan Chand & Sons, New Delhi, 2015.
  5. H. A. Taha: Operations Research: An Introduction (8th ed.),  Delhi: Pearson Education, Delhi, 2007.

 

 

MBA 1106: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Objectives

To develop skills and competencies in students to enable them to effectively communicate through the written and oral medium with others to seek their willing cooperation.

Unit  I

Introduction: Conceptual Issues in Communication, Communication Process, S-R Model of Communication; Facilitators and Barriers to Effective Communication, Principles of Effective Communication, 7 C’s of Communication, Role of Communication in Business

Unit II

 Media of Communication: Verbal and Non-verbal Communication, Oral Communication, Face of Face Communication, Visual Communication, Audio-Visual Communication Skills, Formal Communication and Informal Communication, Intra and Inter-Personal Communication,

Unit III

Formal Communication:  Making Effective Presentations, Meeting, Interview, Listening; Negotiating for Business: Strategy and Tactics, Legal Aspects of Business Communication, Global Business Etiquette and Cross Cultural Communication. 

Unit IV

Business Writing Skills: The Importance of Skilful Business Writing, Deductive, Inductive and AIDA Approach to Writing Business Letters, Writing for Inquiries, Claims, Invitations, Reservations and Orders, Refusal and Collection Letters, Inter-Office Memos, Resume Writing and Recommendations, Essentials of Good Reports, Classification of Reports, 

Unit V

Report Writing: Meaning and Significance; Structure of Reports: Negative, Persuasive and Special Reporting; Informal Reports: Proposals; Formal Reports; Organization of Press Report.

Suggested Readings

  1. Meenakshi Raman:  Business Communication, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2014
  2. Bovee Thill and Schatzman: Business Communication Today, Pearson Education, Noida, 2015
  3. Mohan: Developing Communication Skills, McMillan, New Delhi, 2012
  4. H. A. Murphy and W. Hildebrandt: Effective Business Communications, McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 2007  
  5. P. Post and P. P. Collins: The Etiquette Advantage in Business (2nd     ed.), Harper Resource, New York, 2005
  6. J. Thill and C. L. Bovee: Excellence in Business Communication  (9th ed.), Prentice Hall, Michigan, 2010

 

MBA 1107: ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE

Objectives

To familiarize the students with the prerequisites to become an entrepreneur and start a business enterprise.

Unit 1

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship:

Meaning and Definitions of Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Development, Theories of Entrepreneurship, Evolution of Entrepreneurship in India, Role of Entrepreneurship in Indian Economy, Factors   Influencing Entrepreneurship Development, Problems in Entrepreneurship Development in India

Unit II

Entrepreneur: Entrepreneurial Characteristics, Entrepreneurial Competencies,   Entrepreneurial Motivation,  Entrepreneurial Mobility, Concept of Intrapreneur, Difference between Entrepreneur and Intrapreneur, Difference between Entrepreneur and Manager

Unit III

Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs): EDP: Its Meaning, Need, and Objectives; EDPs in India in Historical Perspective,; Course Contents and Curriculum of EDPs; Phases of EDPs;  Evaluation of EDPs; Problems of EDPs

Unit IV

Start Up: Definition of Small Enterprise, Rationale behind Developing Small Enterprises, Ownership Forms, Project Identification and Selection, Preparation of Business Plan / Project, Project Appraisal

Unit V

Institutional Support: Institutional Finance to Entrepreneurs,  Lease Financing and Hire-Purchase,  Institutional Support to Entrepreneurs, Taxation Benefits to Small-Scale Enterprises, Government Policy for Small-Scale Enterprises 

 Suggested Readings 

  1. Marc Dollinger: Entrepreneurship: Strategies and Resources, Pearson Education, Noida, 2016
  2. Robert D. Hishrich and Michael P. Peters: Entrepreneurship, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing , 2009
  3. D. F. Kuratko and T. V. Rao: Entrepreneurship: A South-Asian Perspective, Cengage Learning, Delhi, 2016
  4. Thomas W. Zimmerer and Norman M. Scarborough: Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, PHI Learning, Delhi, 2015
  5. Rajeev Roy: Entrepreneurship, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2011
  6. S. S. Khanka: Entrepreneurial Development, S. Chand & Company Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2016.

 

 

Semester II

MBA 1201: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Objectives

To make the students understand the issues involved in ensuring the availability of required type and quantity of employees at required time to extract the best and maximum from  the employees to achieve the organizational goals effectively.

Unit I

Introduction: Meaning of HRM, Difference between HRM and Personnel Management (PM); Evolution and Development of the Field of HRM; Role of Human Resource Management in a Competitive Business Environment; Strategic Human Resource Management.

Unit II

Acquisition: Human Resource Planning; Job Analysis and Design; Recruitment, Selection, and Induction.

Unit III

Development: Career Planning and Development; Employee Training, Executive Development; Internal Mobility and Separation.

Unit IV

Maintenance: Job Evaluation, Wage and Salary Administration; Incentives; Motivation; Workers’ Participation in Management; Employee Discipline and Grievance; Industrial Disputes; Industrial Relations; Trade Unions; Collective Bargaining; Performance and Potential Appraisal.

Unit V

Control: Personnel Research and Audit; Human Resource Accounting; Human Resource Information System; Managing Generation – Y Employees; International Human Resource Management.

Suggested Readings

  1. G. Dessler and B. Varkkey: Human Resource Management, Pearson Education, Delhi, 2016.
  2. John M. Ivancevich: Human Resource Management, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi, 2014
  3. D. Torrington: Human Resource Management,  Pearson Education, Delhi, 2014.

 

 

MBA 1202: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Objectives

To help the students in developing skills related to basic principles, tools and techniques of financial management.

Unit I

Concept of Finance: Scope and Objectives of Finance, Functions of Financial Management, Role of Finance Manager, Financial Planning and Strategies, Shareholders Value and its Calculation, EVA/VAR, Financial Reengineering, Derivatives

Unit II

Concept and Principles of Capital Structure: Leverage Analysis – Operating, Financial and Combined Leverage and its Implications, Long-term Sources of Fund: Equity Share, Preference Shares, Debentures, Bonds, Warrants, Venture Capital and Ploughing Back of Profits.  Short-term Sources of Funds: Commercial Paper, Certificate of Deposit, Treasury Bills.  

Unit III

Financial Markets: Nature and Significance of Primary and Secondary Markets, Objectives and Functions., Indices of BSE, NSE and OTCEI and its Calculation.  Financial Institutions: Nature, Types and Functions, Investment Bank, Investment Companies, Commercial Banks. 

Unit IV

Time Value of Money: Risk and Return Analysis, Concept and Significance of Cost  of Capital and its Computation, Concept and Significance of Capital Budgeting, Appraisal Techniques for Risk Free Projects.  

Unit V

Working Capital Management: Meaning, Significance and Factors Influencing the Level of working Capital Management, Management of Cash, Receivables and Inventory, Credit Management, Working Capital Financing.  

Suggested Readings

  1. V. Horne: Fundamentals of Financial Management, Pearson Education, New Delhi, 20015
  2. E. F. Brigham and J. F. Houston: Fundamentals of Financial Management, Thomson, USA, 2014 
  3. E. F. Brigham:  Financial Management: Theory and Practice, Cengage  Publication, Delhi, 2017
  4. V. K. Bhalla: Financial Management, Anmol Publications, New Delhi, 2016.
  5. P. Chandra: Financial Management, Mc-Graw Hill Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2016
  6. I. M. Pandey: Financial Management, Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, 2016

 

 

MBA 1203: PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Objectives

To familiarize the students with decision making in planning, scheduling, control and productivity improvement in production function of a manufactories organization.

Unit 1

Fundamentals: Nature, Evolution and Scope of Production and Operations Management, Interface with Marketing, Finance, Strategy; Production Management Vs Operations Management

Unit II

Plant Location and Design: Factors Governing the Location of a Plant, Different Types of Plant Layout, Principles of Materials Handling, Materials Handling Equipment Selection and the Uses, Flow Strategies and Process Design.

Unit III

Operations Planning and Control: Aggregate Production Planning, Master Production Scheduling (MPS), Materials Requirement Planning (MRP), Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP), Distribution Resource Planning (DRP), Emerging Power of ERP; Loading, Sequencing, Routing, Scheduling, Dispatching and Expediting, Line Balancing. Cycle-Time Management (CTM),  Just-in-Time Delivery (JIT)

Unit IV

Operations Process and Process System Designs:  Operations Strategy and Decisions; Quality Assurance; Total Quality Management; Statistical Quality Control, Statistical Process Control; Six Sigma Methodology, ISO-Certification.

Unit V

Inventory Management: Models and Applications, Introduction to Contemporary Productivity Improvement Techniques/systems like TPM, MRP, JIT, Scheduling

Suggested Readings

  1. M. M. Davis, N. J. Acquilano and R. B. Chase: Fundamentals of Operations Management, McGraw- Hill, New York, 2011
  2. N. Gaither and G. Frazier: Operations Management, Thomson South –Western, USA, 2009

 C. C. Bozarth and R. B. Handfield: Introduction to Operation and Supply Chain Management, Pearson Education, Delhi, 2015

  1. S. N.    Chary: Production and Operations Management, Tata McGraw Hill   Publishing Company: New Delhi , 5th Edition, 2012.

 

 

MBA 1204: MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

Objectives

To help students understand the importance of information technology in creating sustainable competitive advantage in the competitive business environment.

Unit I

Fundamentals: Data Organization Issues; Database Management System and SQL; Emerging Technology Issues and Data Processing in Organizations; Fundamentals of Data Warehouse and Data Mining for Decision Support; Decision Making and Management Information System (MIS). 

Unit II

IT for Competitive Advantage: Role of Internet and Emerging Technologies; IT Enabled Services; Seamless Organizations; Virtual Corporations; Web Enabled Computing as a Strategic Tool; Outsourcing as a Strategic Alternative; International Information Systems.  

Unit III

Computer Based Information Systems: Office Automation Systems; Transaction Processing Systems; Management Information Systems; Decision Support Systems; Group Decision Support Systems; Executive Information Systems. Artificial Intelligence Based Systems such as Expert Systems; End User Computing; Distributed Data Processing.   

Unit IV

IT Architecture: Information Infrastructure; Legal Issues and National Information Infrastructure.;  Structured Systems Analysis; System Development; System Development Life Cycle; Prototyping, Quality Assurance and Evaluation of Information Systems

Unit V

Applications of MIS: Cases on Strategic Use of MIS in Different Industries; ERP; CRM and SCM; MIS for Leadership and Strategic Planning; Re-engineering Work Processes for MIS Application.  

Suggested Readings  

  1. G. B. Davis and M. H. Olson: Management Information System, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi,   2011. 
  2. W. S. Jawadekar: Management Information System: Text and Cases, Tata McGraw   Hill, New Delhi, 2008.
  3. O. Z.  Effy: Management Information Systems, Cengage Learning, USA. 2009
  4. K. C. Laudon and J. P. Laudon: Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm,  Pearson Education, Delhi, 2014
  5. C. S. V. Murty: Management Information System: Text, Cases and Applications, Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai, 2014. 
  6. S. Mohapatra:. Cases in Management Information System, PHI Learning Private Limited, New   Delhi, 2009. 

 

 

MBA 1205: RESEARCH METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT

Objectives

To make students conversant with the procedure, techniques, and tools to conduct research to facilitate management in decision making activity.

Unit I

Introduction to Research: Introduction to Research and Statistics: Role of Research in Business, Value of Information, Cost of Information,  Decision to Conduct Research, Research Design, Types of Research, Research Process

Unit II

Sources of Data: Sources of Secondary Data, Scales of Measurement, Validity and Reliability.

Unit III

Primary Data Collection: Observation and Its  Different Types, Selection of Method of Data Collection,  Qualitative Research Methods: Focus Group, Behaviour Mapping, Consumer Journey, Delphi Study, Extreme Users’ Interview,  Quantitative Research Methods: Various Types of Interviews: Mail Interview, Person to Person Interviews, Telephonic Interviews.  Data collection using Electronic Interface like the Internet,  Pilot Survey and Its Conduct , Components and Design of Questionnaire, Open ended question Vs. Multiple choice questions

Unit IV

Sampling: Population Defined, Sampling Frame, Sampling Vs. Census, Steps in Selecting a Sample. Types of Sampling Methods: Probabilistic: Simple Random Sampling Stratified Random Sampling, Cluster Sampling.  Non-Probabilistic: Convenience Sampling, Judgment Sampling and Quota Sampling,  Determination of Sample Size,.  Concepts of Errors in Research - Sampling and Non-Sampling Errors and Measures to Reduce Errors. 

Unit V

Data Analysis and Reporting: Introduction to Data Analysis, Introduction to SPSS Package.  Data Processing: Editing, Coding, Decoding, and Data Entry  Hypothesis Formulation. Hypothesis Testing, Type I Error, Type II Error  Univariate Data Analysis Techniques: t-Test (independent sample t- Test, One Sample t-Test)  Bivariate Data Analysis Techniques: Chi Square, Z- Test for Difference between Means, Paired Sample, Introduction to Multivariate Data Analysis Techniques, Research Report Writing, The Format, Bibliography. 

Suggested Readings

  1. N. K. Malhotra: Marketing Research: An Applied Orientation,  Prentice Hall, Delhi, 2007. 
  2. R. I. Levin and D. S. Rubin: Statistics for Management, Pearson Education, Delhi,  1994
  3. C. Donald, P. Schindler and J. K. Sharma:. Business Research Methods, (12th Ed.), McGraw     Hill Education, New Delhi, 2014
  4. K. N. Malhotra, and D. Satyabhushan: Marketing Research, Pearson Education, Delhi, 2015
  5. Alan Bryman, Bell Emma (2015), Business Research Methods, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 2015
  6. S. Mark, L. Philip, and T. Adrian: Research Method for Business Student, Pearson Education, Delhi, 2011.
  7. H. F. Joseph, B. C. William, B. J. Babin and A. E. Rolph:. Multivariate      Data  Analysis,, Pearson Education, Delhi, 2015.

 

 

MBA 1206: LEGAL ASPECTS OF BUSINESS

Objectives

To familiarize the students about the legal framework under which a business has to operate.

Unit I

Business Legislation: Meaning and Nature of Law, Sources of Indian Law, Legal Environment of Business, Mercantile Law, Some Basic Legal Concepts, Essentials of Law, Indian Legal System, Introduction of Indian Legal Framework.

Unit II

Indian Contract Act, 1872 and Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881: Concept of Agreement, Contract, Formation of a Contract, Essential of a Valid Contract, Offer and Acceptance, Consideration, Discharge of Contract, Remedies for Breach of Contract, Special Contracts, Cases on Indian Contract Act, 1872. Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881: Meaning and Essential Features, Types, Discharge and Liabilities, Dishonor of Negotiable Instruments.

Unit III

 Companies Act 2013: Meaning and Essential Features of Company, Types of Companies, Formation of Company, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Prospectus; Company Meetings; Company Management: Directors and Independent Directors, Responsibilities, Appointment and Liabilities of Directors; One Person Company.

Unit IV

Sales of Goods Act and Competition Law: Sales of Goods Act, 1930-Meaning and Essential Elements of Contract of Sale, Meaning of Goods, Conditions and Warranties, Implied Conditions and Warranties, Rights of unpaid seller. Competition Act 2002: Objective, Anti Competitive Agreements, Abuse of Dominant Position, Regulation of Combinations, Competition Commission of India.

Unit V

Consumer Protection Act, 1986 and Information Technology Act, 2000: The Consumer Protection Act, 1986, Definitions of Consumer, Complainant, Goods, Service - Meaning of Consumer Dispute, Complaint - Unfair Trade Practices - Restrictive Trade Practices, Rights of Consumers, Consumer Disputes Redressal Agencies, The Information Technology Act, 2000, Digital Signature, Digital Signature Certificate, Electronic Governance, Electronic Records, Certifying Authorities, Penalty & Adjudication.

Suggested Readings

  1. M. C. Khuchhal and V. Khuchhal:. Business and Corporate Law, Vikas Publishing, New Delhi, 2014
  2. N. D. Kapoor: Business Laws, Sultan Chand and Sons, New Delhi, 2015
  3. L. Thomas-Mobley: Legal Concepts for Facility Managers, Wiley Publications, 2014
  4. S. S. Gulshan: Business Law, Excel books, New Delhi, 2015
  5. P. K. Padhi: Labour and Industrial Laws, PHI Learning, Delhi, 2015

 

 

MBA 1207: PROJECT SELECTION, FORMULATION AND APPRAISAL

Objectives

To familiarize the students with procedure involved in selection of a business idea / project, preparation of business project and its appraisal.

Unit I

Business Idea Generation: Need for Business Idea Generation, Sources of Idea Generation: Consumers, Existing Products and Services, Distribution Channels, Government, Research and Development; Methods of Generating Ideas: Focus Groups, Brainstorming, Problem Inventory Analysis

Unit II

Opportunity Selection: Methods of Opportunity Selection: Cost-Benefit Analysis, SWOT Analysis,

Unit III

Project Formulation: Meaning of a Business Project, Need for Formulation of Business Project, Contents of Business Project: General Information, Project Description. Market Potential, Capital Costs and Sources of Finance Assessment of Working Capital requirements, Other Financial Aspects, Economic and Social Variables, Project Implementation.

Unit IV

Project Appraisal: Concept of Project Appraisal, Need for and Significance of Project Appraisal, Methods of Project Appraisal: Economic Analysis, Financial Analysis, Market Analysis, Technical Feasibility,  Managerial Competence.

Unit V

Ownership Form: Meaning of Ownership Form, Need for Selecting Ownership Form, Forms of Ownership Forms with Their Relative Merits and Demerits: Sole Proprietorship,  Partnership, Company, Co-operative; Selection of an Appropriate Form of Ownership; Ownership Pattern in Micro and Small-Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in India

Suggested Readings

A. Bhide: The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses, USA: Oxford University Press, USA, 1999.

R. D. Hisrich, M. P. Peters and D. A. Shepherd:  Entrepreneurship,  McGraw-Hill / Irwin, New York, 2013.

D. F. Kuratko and R. M. Hodgetts: Entrepreneurship: Theory, Process, Practice, South Western/ Thomson Learning, USA, 2007.

J.  Kaplan: Patterns of Entrepreneurship, Wiley, India, 2015.

S. S. Khanka: Entrepreneurial Development, S. Chand and Company Ltd, New Delhi, 2016.

Rajeev Roy: Entrepreneurship, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2011.

 

 

Summer Training

At the completion of the first two semesters of the first year and before the commencement of the third semester in the second year the student is required to undergo summer training in an organisation.  A report based on the summer training shall be submitted within six weeks from the commencement of the third semester. After this each student has to make a presentation and the final grade in this course (MBA 1303 in Semester-III which has 4 credits) will be based on both the written report and the presentation

 

 

Semester III

MBA 1301: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Objectives

To make the students understand the key aspects relating to the process involved in preparation and the manner of implementation of a business strategy.

Unit I

Introduction: Concept of Strategy; The Link between Strategic Analysis and Strategic Management, Interdependence of Strategic Analysis, Strategic Choice and Strategy Implementation, Feedback Lops, Strategic Management Process; Strategic Decision Making.

Unit II

Strategy Identification: Vision Mission, Goals and Objectives, External Environmental Analysis; Analysing Companies Resource in Competitive Position; Strategy Models, SWOT Analysis. Competitive Analysis, PESTEL Analysis. Strategies for competing in Global Markets; Strategic Analysis and Choice – BCG, GE, Directional Policy and Hofer’s Matrices;

Unit III

Strategy Formulation: Porter’s Generic Strategies, Grand Strategies. Strategic Alliances, External Environment, Scenario of Competition and Niche Market. Value Chain Analysis: Market Competition, IncuMBAncy Advantage, Creating and Capturing Value in the Chain.

Unit IV

Strategy Implementation: Resource Allocation; Structural Considerations and Organisational Design,  Aligning Strategy, Structure and Process, Culture and Values, Management of Strategic Change,

Unit V

Strategy Evaluation: Need for and Importance of Strategic Evaluation; Evaluation Methods, Reasons for and Popularity of Acquisitions and Mergers, Problems Involved in Acquisition Process, Essentials for Successful Acquisition

Suggested Readings

  1. M. A. Hitt, R. D. Ireland and R. E. Hoskisson: Strategic Management: Concepts, Competitiveness and Globalization, Cengage Learning, 2015
  2. F. David: Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2011
  3. A. A. Thomson A. J. Strickland: Strategic Management – Concept and Cases, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company, New Delhi, 2002
  4. Azhar Kazmi: Business Policy and Strategic Management, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company, New Delhi, 2014
  5. R.  M. Srivastava  : Business Policy and Strategic Management, Himalaya Publishing House, Bombay, 2015

 

 

MBA 1302: CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Objectives

To make the student familiar with the need for and significance of creativity and innovation in entrepreneurship development.

Unit I

Creativity: Meaning, Process, Roles and Importance; Creative Thinking, Prerequisites of Creative Thinking:  Having a vision Setting the right attitude Avoiding mindsets Risk taking Individual and team work, Valuing Diversity in Thinking, Creativity Styles

Unit II

Innovation: Meaning and Importance of Innovation,  Difference between Invention and Innovation, Core Innovation Concepts: Incremental, Modular; Discontinuous, Sources of Innovation:  New Markets; New Technologies; New Political Rules; Change in Sentiments or Behaviours;  Changes in the Business Models.

Unit III

Types of Innovation: Radical or Disruptive, Incremental and Open Innovation, Difference between Radical and Incremental Innovation; Effect of Disruptive and Incremental Innovations on the Entrepreneurial Process; Concept of Open Innovation, Dynamics of Open Innovation, Impact of Open Innovation.

Unit IV

Nurturing and Managing Innovation: Conditions for Effective Innovation: At Micro/Organisational Level – (i) Incentives for Innovating; (ii) Internal Policy; (iii) Organisational Culture; At   Macro/National Level -  Policy Development for Social, Political, Economic, Environmental, Cultural and Ethical Aspects of Business

Unit V

Methods of Protecting Innovation and Creativity: Intellectual Property Rights, Branding, Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, Registered Design Protection, Trade Secrets.

Suggested Readings

  1. S. Mariotti and Towle Toni:  Entrepreneurship: How to Start and Operate a Small Business, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2011.  
  2. N. M. Scarborough:  Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management,  Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2011.
  3. E. Lumsdaine and M. Lumsdaine: Creative Problem Solving, McGraw Hill, 1995.
  4. Dyer, Gregersen and Christensen: The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skulls of Disruptive Innovators.
  5. Carmine Gallo: The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, McGraw-Hill, 2010.
  6. D. F. Kuratko and T, V, Rao: Entrepreneurship: A South-Asian Perspective, Cengage Learning, Delhi, 2016.

 

 

MBA 1303: EVALUATION OF SUMMER TRAINING REPORT

As noted before, at the completion of the first two semesters of the first year and before the commencement of the third semester in the second year the student is required to undergo summer training in an organisation.  A report based on the summer training shall be submitted within six weeks from the commencement of the third semester. After this each student has to make a presentation and the final grade in this course will be based on both the written report and the presentation. It may be noted that this course carries 4 credits.

 

 

MBA 1304: RESEARCH PROJECT ON BUSINESS IDEAS

Apart from the summer training report during this period each student is required to start work on research project on new Business Ideas. This can be based on the summer training or it can be something entirely different. Each student is expected to work on this research project under the supervision of a faculty member throughout the third semester. After this, during the end-semester examination each student has to make a presentation and the final grade in this course (MBA 1304 in Semester-III which has 4 credits) will be based on both the written project report and the presentation.

 

 

Semester IV

 

MBA 1401: BUSINESS ETHICS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Objectives To make the students convinced that business conducted following righteous or ethical manners survives, thrives and sustains in the long-run to benefit it’s all stakeholders.

Unit I

Business Ethics:    Meaning of Ethics, Ethics and Morality, Moral Standards, Meaning of Business Ethics, Objectives of Business Ethics, Rationale to Study Business Ethics, Scope of Business Ethics, Arguments For and Against Business Ethics The Separatist View, The Unitarian View, The Integration View, Code of Ethics, Principles of Business Ethic: Standardization, Workable, Driven from the Top

Unit II

Theories of Business Ethics: Meaning of Theory of Business Ethics, Relevance of Theory of Business Ethics, Foundation of Theories of Business Ethics, Theories of Business Ethics:    Teleological Theories, Deontological Theories

Unit III

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Meaning of CSR, Corporate Philanthropy, Corporate Citizenship, CSR Strategy, Evolution and Development of CSR, Arguments in Favour of CSR, Arguments against CSR, Drivers of CSR, Dimensions of CSR, Stakeholder Theory of Corporation, Forms of Stakeholder Theory

Unit IV

Models and Theories of CSR: Forms of CSR, Models of CSR: Philanthropic Model, Ethical Model,  Statist Model,  Liberal Model, Stakeholder Model; Theories of CSR: Fiduciary Capitalism Theory, Stakeholder Theory, Social Contract Theory, Feminist or Care Theory

Unit V

Corporate Governance: Its Concept and Objectives of Corporate Governance,  Reasons for Recent Increasing Interest in Corporate Governance, Features of Good Corporate Governance,  Advantages of Good Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Code, Principles of Corporate Governance, Theories of Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance in India,  Corporate Governance and Its Obligations to Stakeholders

Suggested Readings

  1. D. Albuquerque: Business Ethics: Principles and Practices, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2011.
  2. Manuel G. Velasquez: Business Ethics (Concepts and Cases), PHI Learning, Delhi, 2014
  3. A. Robert: Business Ethics and Ethical Business, Oxford University Press, USA, 2009
  4. R. C. Sekhar :Ethical Choice in Business, Response Books: New Delhi, 2010
  5. S. S. Khanka: Business Ethics and Corporate Governance: Text and Cases, S. Chand and Company Limited, New Delhi, 2014
  6. AIMA:  Corporate Governance & business Ethics. New Delhi: Excel Books, New Delhi, 2007

 

 

MBA 1402: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND GREEN MARKETING

Objectives

To  provide the students a critical overview business implications and opportunities arising from social and environmental issues

Unit I

Basic Elements of Environment: Meaning,  Constituents, Importance, Types of Environment: Internal and External, Micro and Macro, Major Environment Issues and Challenges

Unit II

Aspects of Environmental Management: Aspects Relating to Environmental Management: Environmental Degradation and Environmental Pollution, Causes of Environmental Pollution, Types of Environmental Pollution: Noise Pollution, Water Pollution, Air Pollution, Radioactive Pollution, Soil Pollution,  Plastic Pollution: Green House Gas Effects

Unit III

Sustainability: Meaning, Triple Bottom Line: 3 Ps - People, Planet, and Profit, Principles of Sustainable Development, Strategies for Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development and Corporate Sustainability

Unit IV

Basics of Green Marketing: Meaning, Rationale, Importance, Evolution and Development of Concept of Green Marketing, Forms of Green Marketing,

Unit V

Green Marketing Practices: Real Life Cases on Green Marketing with Special Reference to India

Suggested Readings

  1. Google’s Way – The Challenges of Simultaneously Meeting Financial and Social Goals.
  2. Philip Kotler and Gary Armstrong: Principles of Marketing, PHI Learning, Delhi, 2016.
  3. Philip Kotler, Gary Armstrong, Prafulla Y. Agnihotri and Ehsan ul Haque: Principles of Marketing: A South Asian Perspective, Pearson Education, Delhi, 2016
  4. V. S. Ramaswamy and S. Namakumari: Marketing Management, Macmillan Publishers India Ltd., New Delhi, 2017

 

 

MBA 1403: CORPORATE TAX PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

Objectives

To provide the students understanding of rules and application of direct tax including GST and VAT.

Unit I

Tax Assessment: Assessment of Various Entities: Assessment of Sole Proprietorship, Assessment of Firms and their Partners, Assessment of Companies, Assessment of Co-operative Societies, Assessment of Local Authority, Assessment of Mutual Concerns, Assessment of Charitable Trusts

Unit II

Tax Authorities: Miscellaneous-Income Tax Authorities, Return of Income, Procedure for Assessment –Types of Assessment, Appeals and Revision, Deduction of Tax at Source – Advance payment of Tax – Deduction and Collection of Tax at Source, Interest and Penalties, Offences and Prosecutions – Refund of Tax.

Unit III

Tax Planning: Meaning of Tax Planning and Management, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance-Nature and Scope of Tax Planning and Management in the Corporate Sector-Justification of Corporate Tax Planning and Management. Tax Planning Considerations in Relation to Business.

Unit IV

Wealth Tax: Scheme of Wealth Tax, Incidence of Wealth Tax, Assets to be included in Net Wealth-Exempted, Assets-Valuation and Wealth Tax Liability, Assessment and Penalties.

Unit V

Service Tax: Service Tax: Applicability and Services covered, Valuation of Taxable Services for Service Tax, Payment of Service Tax, Registration, Furnishing of Return, Maintenance of Record, Other Obligations, VAT:  Basic Concept of VAT, Application of VAT, Merits & Demerits of VAT

Suggested Readings

  1. Vinod Singhania: Direct Taxes, Law and Practice, Taxman Publications, New Delhi, 2017
  2. Bhagawati Prasad: Direct Taxes, New Age International Publication Ltd., New Delhi, 2017
  3. Girish Ahuja and Ravi Gupt: Direct Taxes, Bharat Law House, New Delhi, 2017
  4. T. N. Manoharan: Hand Book of Income Tax Laws, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Delhi, 2017
  5. B. B. Lal and N. Vashisht: Direct Taxes, Pearson Education , Delhi, 2017, 
  6. S. S. Gupta: Service Tax,  Taxman Publications, New Delhi, 2017
  7. Mohan Lavis: Service Tax, Bharat Publishers, New Delhi, 2017

 

 

MBA 1404: MANAGING A GROWING BUSINESS

Objectives

To present students an insight into what involves in running and managing a growing small business in terms of its expansion and diversification.

Unit I

Introduction: Meaning of Growth, Need for Growth, Objectives of Growth, Stages of Growth: Introduction, Growth, Maturity, Decline

Unit II

Growth Strategies: Meaning of Strategy, Strategy Relating to: Product, Price, Distribution. Advertising, Sales Promotion, Types of Growth Strategies: Internal and External Strategies

Unit III

Internal Growth Strategies: Expansion: Meaning, Forms, Advantages and Disadvantages of Enterprise Expansion; Diversification: Meaning, Types, Advantages and Disadvantages of Diversification

Unit IV

External Growth Strategies I: Joint Ventures: Meaning, Conditions for Effective Joint Ventures, Types of Joint Ventures, Advantages and Disadvantages of Joint Ventures, Reasons for Failure of Joint ventures

Unit V

External Growth Strategies II: Mergers and Acquisitions: Reasons for Mergers and Acquisitions, Types, Advantages and Disadvantages of Mergers and Acquisitions, Issues Involved in Mergers and Acquisitions

Suggested Readings

  1. R. Hisrich and M. Peters: Entrepreneurship, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd., New Delhi, 2010
  2. P. Burns: Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Palgrave, New Jersey, 2013
  3. J. Kaplan: Patterns of Entrepreneurship, Wiley, 2009
  4. J. Mullins: New Business Road Test, PHI Learning, Delhi, 2012
  5. H. Stevenson:. Perspective on Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business   Press, Boston, 2007
  6. S. S. Khanka: Entrepreneurial Development, S. Chand & Company Limited, New Delhi, 2015

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES: SYLLABI

 

MBA El-1001: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR MANAGERS

Objectives

 To develop micro-level individual expertise amongst the students with regard to contemporary Information Technology Tools and also to develop an understanding of the data processing systems existing in organizations.  

Unit I

Computers: An Introduction; Computers in Business Organizations; Components of a Computer System; Generations of Computers and Computer Languages; Personal Computers in Business; Configuration of a Personal System; Elements of Information Technology: Hardware, Software, Data, Telecommunications and People; Planning an Information Technology set up for an organization.   

Unit II

Indian Computing Environment: Growth of IT Sector in India; Trends in IT and ITEs sectors; Applications of information technology in business, government and service organizations. E-Commerce and E-Governance. Latest developments in IT applications.  

Unit III

Modes of Data Processing: Computer Software Systems; Software Development Process; Data Design & Report Design; Data Files - Types/Organizations; Master & Transaction Files; Relevance of Data Base Management Systems and Integration of Applications. Application Portfolio Development;  Internet: Intranets and Extranets; Application of Internet technology in organizations. Data Communications. Networking: LAN & WANs. Applications Service Providers and Internet Service Providers.

Unit IV

PC-Software Packages: An Introduction - Operating System and Windows; Text Processing Software. Introduction to spreadsheet software; Creation of spreadsheet applications; Range, Formulas, Functions, Data Base Functions in spreadsheet; Graphics on Spreadsheet. Introduction to a micro data base manager. Presentation Graphics - Creating a Presentation on a PC.  

Unit V

Software/Program Development Cycle: Flow Charting; Input-Process-Output Analysis; Report Generation; Programming Concepts; Use of Data Files in Programming.   Management of  Data Processing Systems in Organizations.   

Suggested Readings  

  1. H.  Bill and B. D. Jaffe: IT Manager’s Handbook, Morgan       Kauffman, New York, 2001.
  2. T.  Efraim and J. Wetherbe:  Information Technology for     Management: Transforming Organizations in the Digital Economy Introduction to Information Technology (2nd ed.), John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2009. 
  3. P. Norton: Introduction to Computers (6th ed.), Tata     McGraw Hill Education, New Delhi, 2014.
  4. G. Westerman, D. Bonnet and A. McCafe: Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business, Harvard Business Review, October 2014.

 

 

MBA EL-1002: MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

Objectives

To help the students understand the use of basic concepts of costing for decision-making by management of an organization.

Unit I

Cost concepts in Accounting: Evolution of Management Accounting & Current Issues, Overview of Management Accounting, Classification of costs, Methods of costing, Reconciliation and Integration between Financial and Cost Accounts; Material Cost and Control, Labour Cost and Control, Overhead Cost and Control, Job Batch and Contract Costing, Process Costing, By Products and Joint Product Cost. 

Unit II

Cost concepts in Decision Making: Cost concepts in decision-making; Relevant cost, Differential cost, Incremental cost and Opportunity cost, Objectives of a Costing System, Marginal Costing, Distinction between Marginal Costing and Absorption Costing, Break-Even Analysis, Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis, Various decision-making problems, Standard Costing and Variance Analysis,

Unit III

Budgetary Control and Performance Measurement: Flexible Budgets; Performance Budgets, Zero based Budgets. 

Unit IV

Standard Costing: Meaning, Types of Standard and their revision, Difference between budgeting and standard costing.  Kinds of Variances, Their use in making appraisal and fixing responsibility,    Procedure of setting standard cost - Material, Labour and Overhead.

Unit V

Cost Management: Activity based approaches to management and cost analysis, Analysis of common costs in manufacturing and service industry, Techniques for profit improvement, cost reduction, and value analysis, Throughput accounting, Target costing, cost ascertainment and pricing of products and services, Life cycle costing, Impact of just in time, Backflush costing.   Suggested Readings

  1. A. A. Atkinson: Management Accounting, Pearson Education, New Delhi, 2004
  2. A. Atkinson, R. S. Kaplan, E. M. Matsumura and S. M. Young: Management Accounting,  Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2007 
  3. A. K. Bhattacharyya: Cost Accounting for Business Managers,   Vikas Publication, New Delhi, 2008
  4. L. Burke and  C. Wilks: CIMA Official Learning System Management Accounting Decision Management, CIMA, USA, 2010 
  5. M. Y.  Khan and P. K. Jain: Management Accounting, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 2015
  6. I. M. Pandey: Management Accounting, Vikas Publications, New Delhi, 2010
  7. M. Vij: Management Accounting, MacMillan India, New Delhi, 2009

 

MBA EL-1003: STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS

 

Course Objective :The objective of this course is to develop essential data handling skills and to equip students with basic statistical tools for analyzing cross-section and time-series datasets using EXCEL and STATA. It also seeks to provide a strong foundation in probability theory and statistical inference.

Syllabus

  1. Descriptive Statistics and Exploratory Data Analysis : Measures of Location, Variability, Distribution and Association between two variables (including Stem and Leaf Displays, Box Plots, Cross-tabulation, Cumulative Distribution, Percentiles, Quartiles, Coefficient of Variation, Skewness, Kurtosis, Lorenz Curve, z-scores, Chebyshev’s Theorem, Covariance and Correlation, Index Numbers)
  2. Basic probability theory : Axioms of probability; Conditional probability; Bayes’ Theorem
  3. Discrete and Continuous Probability Distributions : Features of univariate and joint probability distributions (Expected values and their properties; Properties of Conditional Expectation; Law of Iterated Expectations), Binomial, Poisson, Hypergeometric, Uniform, Normal, Standard Normal, Exponential distributions.
  4. Statistical Inference (Sampling and Estimation) : Random Sampling, Point Estimation, Properties of Estimators (unbiasedness, efficiency, consistency, asymptotic normality), Sampling Distribution of Sample Mean and Proportion, Chi-square, t and F distributions, Convergence in Probability, Law of Large Numbers, Convergence in Distribution, Central Limit Theorem;  Interval Estimation and Confidence Intervals for population parameters.
  5. Statistical Inference (Hypotheses Testing): Null and Alternate Hypotheses; One-tailed and two-tailed Tests; Type I and Type II errors; Power of a Test; p-values;

Parametric Tests : Tests about population mean, proportions and variances (from a single and from two populations); Tests of Goodness of Fit and Independence.

Nonparametric Tests : Sign Test; Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test; Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon Test; Kruskal-Wallis Test; Test for Significant Rank Correlation

  1. Analysis of Variance : One-way and Two-way; Testing for Equality of k Population Means; F-test
  2. Simple Linear Regression : The 2-variable OLS Model, Assumptions, Estimation, Interpretation of Coefficients, Hypotheses Testing, Prediction and Residual Analysis.
  3. Time Series Analysis : Components of Time series (Trend, Cyclical, Seasonal, Irregular components); Smoothing Methods (Moving Averages, Exponential Smoothing); Trend and Seasonality Analysis (Linear trend; Deseasonalizing Time series)

 

Readings

Anderson, D., D.Sweeney and T.Williams (2013): “Statistics for Business and Economics”, Cengage Learning : New Delhi.

Clare, Morris, (2007): Quantitative approaches in business studies, U.K Great Britain, Pearson Education Ltd.

Freund, J.E. : “Mathematical Statistics”, (Latest Edition), Prentice Hall : India.

Goon, A.M.   Gupta and Das Gupta B (2002):  Fundamentals of Statistics (Vol I &Vol II), World Press

Levin,R.D.  and Rubin D.S, (2005) : Statistics for management , India , Pearson Education

Mood, A.M., F.A.Graybill and D.C.Boes (1974) : “Introduction to the Theory of Statistics”, McGraw Hill : New York.

Woolridge, J. : “Introductory Econometrics : A Modern Approach”, (Latest Edition), Cengage Learning : New Delhi (Appendix B (‘Fundamentals of Probability’) and C (‘Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics’).

 

MBA EL-1004: BUSINESS AND LAW

 

Course Objective: The objective of this course is to learn the legal framework of the business in which enterprises operate. This includes the basics of contract act, companies act and other new legislations which have been enacted with the changing business environment.

Syllabus

1. Indian Contract Act, Law of contract, meaning of contract, agreement, essential elements of a valid contract, classification of contracts, proposal and acceptance, free consent, void agreement

2. The Indian Companies Act, 1956: Meaning and types, incorporation, memorandum & articles of association, prospectus, issue of shares and bonus shares, rights issue, sweat equity, role of directors, share qualification, company meetings and management. The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008: meaning and nature of limited partnership, formation, partners & their relations, extent and limitation of liability.                                                                                    

3. Information Technology Act, 2000: Scheme of the act, definitions, digital signature, electronic governance. 

4. Competition Act, 2002: objectives, definitions, competition policy, prohibition of certain agreements and abuse of dominant position.

5. Consumer Protection Act 1986: Objectives and machinery for consumer protection, defects and deficiency removal, rights of consumers.                                                                       

6. Intellectual Property Rights: The Patents Act, 1970,The Copyright Act, 1957, The Trade Mark Act, 1999. 

7. Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999

8. The Right to Information Act, 2005: Salient features of the act and its redressal mechanism

 

Readings:

Ahuja, V K (Latest Edition): Law Relating to Intellectual Property Rights, Lexis Nexis

Chawla, Alka (Latest Edition), Law of Copyright Comparative Perspectives, Lexis Nexis

Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999

Kamath, Nandan (Latest Edition), Law Relating to Computers, Internet and E-Commerce, Universal Law Publishing Co.

Lal, Rattan &Lal, Dhiraj (Latest Edition), Law of Torts, Lexis Nexis

Sharma, Vakul (Latest Edition), Information Technology Law and Practice, Universal Law Publishing

Singh, Avtar (Latest Edition), Company Law, Eastern Book Company

Singh, Avtar (Latest Edition), Competition Law, Eastern Book Company

Singh, Avtar (Latest Edition), Contract and Specific Relief, Eastern Book Company

Verma, R.K., (Latest Edition), Right to Information Law & Practice, Taxmann

 

MBA EL-1005:  BASICS OF MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND POLICY

 

Course Objective: The Course seeks to provide grounding in basic macroeconomic theory and policy in a globalized world, with a focus on applications, especially in context of emerging economies like India

Syllabus

  1. Basic Accounting Concepts and Tools in Closed and Open Economies: National Income Accounting, Exchange Rates and Balance of Payments Accounts.
  2. Keynesian Theory of the Short-run: Determination of equilibrium output and interest rate (Simple Keynesian and IS-LM models); Monetary and Fiscal Policies in Closed Economies; Government Debt; Channels of Monetary Transmission
  3. Open Economy IS-LM Framework : Monetary and Fiscal Policies in Open Economies (with Fixed and Flexible Exchange rates); Interest rates and Exchange rates in open economies (Interest-parity condition)
  4. The Labour Market and Policy analysis in AS-AD Framework
  5. Analysis of Inflation and Unemployment : The Phillips Curve and theories of unemployment
  6. Theories of Economic Growth : Harrod-Domar Model; Solow Model; Evidence on Convergence and Conditional Convergence;  Theories of Endogenous Growth
  7. Macroeconomic Crises : Causes, implications and policy response associated with the Global Financial crisis; the role of banks (including shadow banks), asset price bubbles and conventional and unconventional monetary and fiscal policy

 

Readings

Barro, R. and X. Sala-i-Martin (2005) : “Economic Growth”,  Prentice Hall : India.

Blanchard, O. (2013) : “Macroeconomics”, (6th Edition), Pearson Education : New Jersey, USA. 

Blanchard, O. J., Faruqee, H., Das, M., Forbes, K. J., &Tesar, L. L. (2010).The Initial Impact of the Crisis on Emerging Market Countries [with Comments and Discussion]. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 263-323.

De Souza, E. (2008) : “Macroeconomics”, Pearson Education : New Delhi.

Jones, C. : (2007) : “Introduction to Economic Growth”, W.W. Norton : :New York.

Mankiw, N. G., and Romer D. Weil. ND (1992) : “A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth." Quarterly Journal of Economics: 407-438.

Mishkin, Frederic S. (1995) : "Symposisum on the Monetary Transmission Mechanism." Journal of Economic Perspectives 9.4: 3-10.

Ray, D. (1998) : “Development Economics” , selected chapters, Princeton University Press : New Jersey.

Romer, D. (1996) : “Advanced Macroeconomics”, McGraw-Hill : New Delhi.

Sikdar, S. (2006) : “Principles of Macroeconomics”, Oxford University Press : New Delhi.

Periodicals and Databases : Economist (Latest issues); Economic Survey, Govt. of India (Various Issues); “Database on Indian Economy” (Reserve Bank of India website); “World Development Indicators” (World Bank); “United Nations National Accounts Statistics” (United Nations)

 

 

MBA EL-1006: INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

 

Course Objective: This course seeks to equip students with a basic understanding of theories of international trade. It also provides an introduction to trade policy issues and to the role of the WTO.

Syllabus

  1. Theories of International Trade : Theories of Absolute Advantage, Comparative Advantage and Opportunity Costs. Heckscher Ohlin Theory of Trade (Factor Price Equalization, Stolper-Samuelson theory); Empirical evidence onHeckscher-OhlinTheory.
  2. General equilibrium model of trade: Offer curve, Terms of trade;Trade and welfare; Immiserizinggrowth; Policy analysis in the standard trade model.
  3. Modern trade theories: Imperfect competition and economies of scale; Intra-industry trade.
  4. Theory of Tariff and Non-tariff Barriers: Partial equilibrium Analysis of Tariff; Effects of Tariff on Consumer’s and Producer’s Surplus; Various Non-tariff Barriers
  5. Regionalism: Various Forms of Economic Integration; Theory of Customs Union. Dependencytheories.
  6. Political economy of Trade policy: Controversies in trade policy; Multilateral trading arrangements; Introduction to WTO and an overview of its functioning

 

Readings

Appleyard, Denis R. and J,Alfred Field,(1998):  International economics, London, McGraw Hill

Bhagwati, J (1987) : International economics, selected readings, USA, M.I.T. Press.

Bhagwati, J. and Srinivasan,T.N.(1972), lectures on  international trade, Cambridge Mass., M I T Press.

Salvotore, Dominick(2011) :International Economics: Trade and Finance, John Wiley International Student Edition, 10th edition.

Sikdar, S. (2002) : Contemporary Issues in Globalization : An Introduction to Theory and Policy in India, Oxford University Press : New Delhi.

Krugman,Paul, Maurice Obstfeld, and Marc Melitz (2012) :, International Economics: Theory and Policy, Addison- Wesley (Pearson education indian Edition), 9th edition.

 

 

MBA EL-1007: OLIGOPOLY, MARKETS AND PUBLIC POLICY

Course Objective: The objective of this course is to give students an insight into the relationship between firms, markets and public policy using the theory of industrial organization, and game theory.

Syllabus

  1. The relationship between firms, markets and policy.
  2. Oligopoly and Strategic Interaction: Introduction to Game Theory, Static Models of Oligopoly—Cournot model, Price competition—Bertrand model, Strategic complements and substitutes, Dynamic Games (First and Second Movers)—Stackelberg Model
  3. Structure-Conduct-Performance Paradigm:  Market Structure—measures, barriers to entry, relationship between market structure and entry barriers; Market Conduct--Pricing behavior, Product strategy, Research and innovation, Advertising, Legal Tactics; Market Performance--Production and allocative efficiency, Progress, Full employment, Equity
  4. Theory and Growth of the Firm:  Characteristics, Boundaries of the firm, Transaction cost theory of the firm, Separation of ownership and control—Agency problem, Size and growth, Vertical Organization, Product diversification, Mergers and Acquisitions, Horizontal and Vertical Differentiation
  5. Non-Price Competition: R&D and innovation, market structure and R&D, Dynamics of R&D Competition, Patents and Patent Policy, Advertising: Market Power and Information, Competition and Brand Names 
  6. Performance Indicators: Production and allocative efficiency, Progress, Full employment, Equity
  7. Networks and Auctions: Networks, Competition and Complementary services, Network goods and Public Policy, Auctions and Auction markets
  8. Public Policy: Law and Economics, Antitrust legislation, Regulation and Deregulation

Readings:

  • Cabral Luis M.B. (2000) Introduction to Industrial Organization.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
  • Pepall, Lynne, Dan Richards and George Norman (2008) Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Empirical Applications 4thEdn. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing
  • Tirole, Jean (1988)  Theory of Industrial Organization. Cambridge MA: MIT Press
  • Tremblay, Victor J., and Carol Horton Tremblay. (2012) New Perspectives on Industrial Organization.  New York: Springer.
  • Journal articles where required

 

MBA EL-1008: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS


Course Objective: This course aims to provide exposure to the students about the basic concepts and importance of natural resource management. The students would be able to appreciate the urgency for protection, nurturing and management of Natural Resources.

 

Syllabus

  1. The Economy and the Environment: Neo Classical perspective, Ecological perspective.
  2. Sustainable Development: Concepts, Theories and Principles of Sustainable Development.
  3. Externalities: Public Goods, Market Failure, Property rights.
  4. Economic incentives for Environmental Protection: Market Based Instruments, Command and Control, Marketable permits, Alternative approaches.
  5. Environment Impact Assessment Valuation Techniques: Stated Preference approaches, Surrogate Market approaches, Conventional market approach, Household production function approach.
  6. Climate Change &Ecosystem services: Ecosystem function, Kyoto Protocol and other International Agreements
  7. Environment Policy of India: Objectives and Implementation
  8. Environment Management in Business Firm: Life Cycle assessment, measuring environmental performance, Strategic Environmental Management as Competitive Strategy.

Reading list

  1. Brady, John (2006). Environmental Management  in organizations, Earthscan Pub.
  2. Bromely, Daniel E The Handbook of Environmental Economics
  3. Connor, Robin and Stephen, Dovers (2004). Edward Institutional Change for Sustainable Development, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  4. Folmer, Henk, Hlandis Gabel and Hans Opschoor (1997). Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics, Edward Elgar Pub
  5. Hanley, Nick, Jason F Shogren& Ben White, (2008).  Environmental Economics, Macmillan.
  6. Hart, Staurt L (1997).  Strategies for Sustainable World, Harvard  Business Review.
  7. Hussan, Ahmed M (2004).  Principles of Environmental Economics, Routledge Publication.
  8. James, David. Application of Economic Techniques in Impact Assessment.
  9. Kerr John, M, Marothia, Dinesh K, Singh, Katar, Ramaswamy, C and Bentaly, William R (1997). Natural Resource Economics, Oxford & IBH Publication.
  10. Pearce, David, Giles Atkinson and Susana Mourato (2006). Cost –Benefit Analysis and Environment, Earthscan Pub.
  11. Roger, Perman (1995). Natural Resources  and Environmental Economics, Longman Publication.
  12. Richard, Welford The Context of Corporate Environment Management.
  13. Therivel, Riki (2004). Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action, Earthscan Publication.

 

 

MBA EL-1009: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS Finance

 

Course Objective: This course aims at equipping the participants with the basic tools, techniques, and theories necessary for corporate financial decision-making especially while investing, raising funds, and rewarding the shareholders of a business organization.

Syllabus

  1. Introduction: What is Finance? Introduction to corporate finance decisions; Objectives of Finance function; Agency Problem and Corporate Governance; Relationship of Finance with Economics & Accounting; Emerging role of Finance Manager in India; Introduction to Financial Markets & System;   Overview of Indian Financial System.
  2. Time Value of Money:  Concept of Time Value of Money; Compound Value; Present Value; Annuity; Perpetuity; Applications of concepts; Valuation of securities; Use of MS Excel functions.
  3. Investment Decisions:  Nature of Investment Decisions; Capital Budgeting Process; Techniques of Capital Budgeting -  Payback Period, Accounting Rate of Return, Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, Profitability Index, Discounted Payback Method; Modified IRR; NPV vs. IRR; Multiple IRRs and its resolution; Choice between projects with unequal life; Capital Budgeting under constraints; Risk Analysis in Capital Budgeting.
  4. Estimation of Cash Flows: Meaning of Cash Flows - Profits vs. Cash Flows; Cash Flow estimation Process; Basic principles of Cash Flows estimation; Biases in cash flow estimation.
  5. Cost of Capital: Concept of Cost of Capital; Cost of Debt; Cost of Equity – DDM & CAPM, beta estimation, Levered and Unlevered beta; Weighted Average Cost of Capital; Floatation Costs.
  6. Market Efficiency:  Concept of Market efficiency, Forms of market efficiency, efficient markets and implications of efficient markets.
  7. Financing Decisions:  Concept of Operating, Financial, and Total Leverage; Theories of Capital Structure - Net Income Approach, Traditional Approach; Net Operating Income Approach, MM Hypothesis, Pecking Order of Financing; Designing Capital Structure; EBIT-EPS Analysis.
  8. Sources of Long-Term Funds: Features of Equity funding; Distinguishing features of Debt, Hybrid Securities – Convertible Debentures, Zero Coupon Bonds,