Does JNU offer an MBA in 2018

Business environment is changing rapidly and at the same time, technology is also witnessing unprecedented evolution. They together have immense impact on various aspects of our life including education. Hence a curriculum must be evaluated and amended periodically to reflect the changing times. Management education being closely linked with the business and economy and MBA program being the flagship product of management education, it is necessary to keep updating its curriculum periodically to accommodate changing scenario and to remain relevant. Therefore, the MBA curriculum of ABV-SME also needs to be suitably modified. The most essential learning outcomes of MBA programmes have been identified in this revised curriculum. The core courses of MBA are mapped with the key learning outcomes that every employer today seeks in a management graduate. Emphasising on Indian business models and recognizing the co-existence of business and non-business sectors, the newly revised curriculum is offering a range of innovative courses. Multi-disciplinary management knowledge can be studied in depth through a number of electives in the functional and non-functional areas in the business and non-business sectors. Students can customize their learning not just through a selection of electives as major and minor specialization from a large pool of electives. 

For successful completion of MBA Programme of ABV-SME a student must earn a minimum of 80 credits during the 4 semester.  This is consistent with the UGC regulations.

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 (MB 22001 in Semester-III which has 2 credits) will be based on both the written report and the presentation.

*The title of some of the course have been slightly changed from the previous one and assigned 2 credits.

Course Nos.

Title of Papers

Credits

Compulsory Papers

MB23002

MBA Project

3

MB13401

Entrepreneurship Management

3

Major

Elective-1

3

Elective-2

3

Elective-3

3

Minor

Elective-4

3

Total

18

MB 13301: Management Process and Organizational Behaviour (3 Credits)

Objective: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.

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

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

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

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

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

Readings

  • Khanka S. S., 2016. Organizational Behaviour: Text and Cases. S. Chand & Company Limited.
  • Stephen P. Robbins, 2013. Organizational Behaviour. Prentice Hall of India Private Limited.
  • Stoner, Freeman & Gilbert, Jr. 2009. Management. Prentice Hall of India Private Limited.
  • Tripathy& Reddy, 2011. Principles of Management. Tata McGraw-Hill Publications.
  • UdaiPareek., 2014. Understanding Organizational Behaviour. Oxford University Press.  

MB 13801: Managerial Economics (3 Credits)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Readings:

  • Ahluwalia, Montek S., 2003. Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy: Issues for a Reforming Economy. Oxford University Press.
  • H. L. Ahuja. 2014. Managerial Economics: Analysis of Managerial Decision Making.  S. Chand and Company Ltd.
  • I. Png and D. Lehman. 2007. Managerial Economics. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Joshi, Vijay., Little, I.M.D. 1996. India's Economic Reforms 1991-2001. Oxford University Press.
  • M. Baye., 2015. Managerial Economics and Business Strategy. Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing
  • S. Damodaran., 2016. Managerial Economics. Oxford University Press.

MB 13101:Accounting for Managers (3 Credits)

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

Introduction to Accounting: Introduction of financial accounting, Importance, Objectives and Principles of Accounting, Concepts and conventions, and The Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Introduction of Accounting Process- Journal and ledger, Trial Balance, Classification of capital and revenue expenses, preparation of subsidiary books and cash book. Reconciliation between bank pass book and cash book.

Final Accounts of Joint Stock Companies - Final Accounts of Joint Stock Companies – contents, and preparation of Trading and Manufacturing, Profit and Loss Account, Profit and Loss Appropriation Account and Balance sheet with adjustments as per Schedule III of the Companies Act, 2013, Provisions for Statutory Audit.

Interpretation of Financial Statements: Cash Flow Analysis – Meaning and Purpose of Cash Flow Statement, Format of Cash Flow Statement (AS3), Cash Flow from Operating Activities, Uses and Limitations of Cash Flow Analysis – Ratio Analysis – Meaning, Need, Advantages and Limitations of Ratio Analysis, Classification of Ratios: Profitability Ratios, Liquidity Ratios and Activity Ratios, Projections through Ratios.

Budgeting and Budgetary Control – Concept of Budgeting and Budgetary Control, Types of Budgets, Static and Flexible Budgeting, Preparation of Cash Budget, Sales Budget, Production Budget and Master Budget, Essential features, Merits and Limitations of Budgetary Control.

Readings:

  • Hanif & Mukherjee., 2016. Financial Accounting. Tata McGraw Hill. 
  • Maheshwari S.N., 2016. Financial Accounting. Vikas Publishing.
  • S.P. Gupta., 20017. Management Accounting. Sahitya Bhavan 
  • Sinha Gokul., 2019. Financial Statement Analysis. PHI.
  • Stice&Stice., 2013. Financial Accounting Reporting & Analysis. Cengage.

MB 13201: Marketing Management (3 Credits)

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Readings:

  • Etzel, M. J., Bruce, J., W., 2010. Marketing (14th ed.), Tata McGraw-Hill.
  • Kotler, P., Keller, K., Koshy, L., & Jha, M. 2009. Marketing Management:A South Asian Perspective (13th ed.).Pearson.
  • Perrault. W.D (Jr.), Cannon, J.P., 2010. BasicMarketing, Tata McGraw-Hill.
  • Ramaswamy, V. S., &Namakumari, S. 2009. Marketing Management:Global Perspective Indian Context (4th ed.). Macmillan.
  • Saxena, R., 2009. Marketing Management (4th ed.). Tata McGraw Hill

MB 13601: Quantitative Methods (3 Credits)

Objective: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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Readings:

  • Gupta S. P., 2015. Business Statistics, Delhi: Sultan Chand & Sons,
  • K. Black., 2008. Business Statistics for Contemporary Decision Making. Wiley India,
  • R. L. Levin and D. S. Rubin., 1999. Statistics for Management (7th ed.). Prentice HalI of India.
  • Taha. H. A., 2007. Operations Research: An Introduction. Pearson Education.

MB 13901: Legal Aspects of Business (3 Credits)

Objective: to provide the overall legal framework which business activities are carried out.

Indian Contract Act – 1872-General Principles of Contract Act- Sections 1 TO 75 of the act Introduction, Essentials of a valid contract, performance and discharge of a contract, remedies on breach of a contract, Quasi contracts, etc.

Companies Act, 1956 & 2013 and Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (i) Companies act, 1956 & 2013 Introduction, Formation of a company (M/A & A/A), Prospectus, Meetings, Appointment and removal of directors, etc. (ii) Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 Negotiable Instruments Act – 1881 – Instruments, Types of Negotiable instruments and their essential features, Parties to negotiable instruments, Discharge of parties from liabilities, Dishonour of Cheques due to insufficiency of funds, etc.

Intellectual Property Rights(IPRs) & Environmental Laws (i) Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Introduction, their major types like Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Industrial designs, etc. Important provisions. With respect to registration, renewal, revocation, remedies in case of infringement, etc. (ii) Environmental Laws Introduction, Major laws like Air pollution, Water pollution, Environment protection, Powers of Central & State Governments, various offences & penalties, Role of Judiciary, Environment Impact Assessment(EIA), etc.

Consumer Protection Act, 1986 – Introduction, Consumer & consumer disputes, Consumer protection councils, various consumer disputes redressal agencies.  Information Technology act,2000 Introduction, Digital Signature, Electronic Governance, cybercrimes and remedies. Electronic records, Controlling and certifying authority, cyber regulation appellate tribunals.

Readings:

  • K. R. Bulchandani., 2017. Business Laws for management. Himalaya
  • L Bently& B Sherman., 2009. Intellectual Property Law. Oxford.
  • Pollock & Mulla. 2017. Indian Contract Act-Vol I & II. Lexis Nexis Latest Edition
  • S S Gulshan., 2013. Company law. Excel Books.

MB 12302: Business Communication (2 Credits)

Objective:The course aims at developing the understanding of participants regarding the role of communication in the organizational and Global Context. The course will enable the participants to the basics of effective written and verbal communication. It will also help the participants to develop understanding of the theoretical models of communication and development in communication research. The participants will also get an exposure and training of technical writing, responsibilities of a communicator and be more aware of ethical and legal issues in communication.

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.

Media of Communication: Verbal and Non-verbal Communication, Formal Communication and Informal Communication, Making Effective Presentations, Meeting, Interview, Listening.

Legal Aspects of Business Communication, Global Business Etiquette and Cross Cultural Communication, Meaning and Significance, Structure of Reports, Negative, Persuasive and Special Reporting, Informal Reports, Proposals, Formal Reports, Organization of Press Report.

Readings:

  • Bovée, C.L., Thill, J.V. and Schatzman, B.E., 2003. Business communication today. Upper Saddle, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Mohan, A., Merle, D., Jackson, C., Lannin, J. and Nair, S.S., 2009. Professional skills in the engineering curriculum. IEEE Transactions on Education, 53(4), pp.562-571.
  • Murphy, H.A., Hildebrandt, H.W. and Thomas, J.P., 1997. Effective business communications (Doctoral dissertation, Univerza v Mariboru, Ekonomsko-poslovnafakulteta).  
  • Raman, M. and Sharma, S., 2015. Technical communication: Principles and practice. Oxford University Press.
  • Walrand, J. and Varaiya, P.P., 2000. High-performance communication networks. Morgan Kaufmann.

MB 13303: Human Resource Management (3 Credits)

Objective:To make the participants 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Readings:

  • Budhwar, P.S. and Debrah, Y.A. eds., 2013. Human resource management in developing countries. Routledge.
  • Dessler, G. and Varrkey, B., 2005. Human Resource Management, 15e. Pearson Education India.
  • Ivancevich, J.M., 2014. Human resource management: Foundations of personnel. McGraw-Hill.
  • John M. Ivancevich: Human Resource Management, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi, 2014.
  • Noe, R.A., Hollenbeck, J.R., Gerhart, B. and Wright, P.M., 2017. Human resource management: Gaining a competitive advantage. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

MB 13102: Financial Management (3 Credits)

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

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.

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.

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. 

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

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.

Readings:

  • Bhalla.V. K., 2016. Financial Management, Anmol Publications, New Delhi.
  • E. F. Brigham and J. F. Houston., 2014. Fundamentals of Financial Management, Thomson.
  • E. F. Brigham., 2017. Financial Management: Theory and Practice, Cengage Publication.
  • I. M. Pandey., 2016. Financial Management, Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi.
  • P. Chandra., 2016. Financial Management, Mc-Graw Hill Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.
  • V. Horne., 2015.Fundamentals of Financial Management, Pearson Education, New Delhi.

MB 13602: Production and Operations Management (3 Credits)

Objective: The course is designed to enable students appreciate the strategic significance of operations management in highly competitive global economy and to introduce various principles, concepts, tools and techniques developed in the area of operations management over the years.

Introduction to Operations Management

Nature & Scope of Operations Management, Historical Evolution of Operations Management, Systems Perspectives of Operations Management, and Relationship of Operations Management with Other Functional Areas, Operations Strategy, Recent Trends in the Field of Operations Management.

Product Development

Product Development Process, Concurrent Engineering, Tools and Approaches in Product Development viz: Quality Function Deployment, Design for Manufacturability, Design for Assembly, Design for Quality, Mass Customization, Process Selection and Facilities Layout-  Determinant of Process Selection, Process-Product Matrix, Types of Layouts, Line Balancing, Facilities Location, Work Measurement and Job Design.

Resource Planning

Demand Forecasting, Capacity Planning, Aggregate Production Planning Materials Requirement Planning, Scheduling, theory of constraints and Synchronous Manufacturing, Lean Management and Just in Time Production, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Planning and Control.

Quality Management

Quality: Definition, Dimension, Cost of Quality, Continuous Improvement (Kaizen), ISO (9000&14000 Series), Quality Awards, Statistical Quality Control: Variable & Attribute, Process Control, Control Chart (X , R , p , np and C chart ), Acceptance Sampling Operating Characteristic Curve (AQL , LTPD, a & b risk ), Total Quality Management (TQM).

Readings:

  • Chary, S.N., 2009. Production and operations management. Nueva Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Crawford, C.M., 2008. New products management. Tata McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Gaither, N. and Frazier, G., 2002. Operations management. Cincinnati, Ohio: South-Western/Thomson Learning.
  • Jacobs, F.R., Chase, R.B. and Aquilano, N., 2004. Operations management for competitive advantage. Boston: Mc-Graw Hill.
  • Mahadevan, B., 2015. Operations management: Theory and practice. Pearson Education India.

MB 13602: Information Technology for Business (3 Credits)

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

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). 

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.

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.

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

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.

Readings:

  • C. S. V. Murty., 2014. Management Information System: Text, Cases and Applications, Himalaya Publishing House.
  • G. B. Davis and M. H. Olson., 2011. Management Information System, Tata McGraw Hill.
  • K. C. Laudon and J. P. Laudon., 2014. Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, Pearson Education.
  • O. Z. Effy., 2009. Management Information Systems, Cengage Learning.
  • S. Mohapatra,. 2009. Cases in Management Information System, PHI Learning Private Limited,

MB 13603: Business Research Methods (3 Credits)

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

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.

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

Primary Data Collection: Observation and ItsDifferent 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.

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. 

Data Analysis and Reporting: Introduction to Data Analysis, Introduction to SPSS Package.Data Processing: Editing, Coding, Decoding, and Data EntryHypothesis Formulation. Hypothesis Testing, Type I Error, Type II ErrorUnivariate 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. 

Readings:

  • Alan Bryman, Bell Emma., 2015. Business Research Methods, Oxford University Press.
  • C. Donald, P. Schindler and J. K. Sharma. 2014. Business Research Methods, (12th Ed.), McGraw Hill Education.
  • H. F. Joseph, B. C. William. 2015. Multivariate Data Analysis,, Pearson Education.
  • K. N. Malhotra, and D. Satyabhushan., 2015. Marketing Research, Pearson Education.
  • N. K. Malhotra., 2007. Marketing Research: An Applied Orientation,Prentice Hall.

MB 13604: Project Management (3 Credits)

Objective:The aim is to provide a suitable framework for gaining insight in the process of preparation, appraisal, monitoring and control of a project. The role project management techniques and how to mobilize finance for domestic and international projects shall be highlighted.

Introduction to Project Management

Meaning and importance of Project, Types of project, Project life cycle, Project planning & implementation, Management action, Investment returns, Corporate strategy, Objectives of Project Planning, monitoring and control of investment projects, identification of investment opportunities, Pre -feasibility Studies,

Project Preparation

Technical feasibility, estimation of costs, demand analysis and commercial viability, risk analysis, collaboration arrangements, Planning Overview Strategy and Resource Allocation Generation and Screening of Project Ideas, financial planning, Estimation of fund requirements, sources of funds, Loan syndication for the projects, Tax considerations in project preparation and the legal aspects, Project management tools, process, plans and project planning tips, balanced scorecard, design project management, Project Management Templates.

History of project management

Project management approaches: Traditional Approach, Critical Chain Project Management, Extreme Project Management, Event Chain Methodology, Process-based management, Project development stages, Project control systems, Project Management Framework, International Project Management Standards, Project Planning Strategies and Tools, Project Management Frameworks, Project Phases and Milestones, Project Goals, Project Processes.

Project Appraisal

Business criterion of growth, liquidity and profitability, social cost benefit analysis in public and private sectors, investment criterion and choice of techniques: Estimation of shadow prices and social discount rate. Financial evaluation: Project rating index, Time Value of Money, Investment Criteria, Project Cash Flows, Cost of Capital, Project Risk Analysis, Project Rate of Return, Special Decisions Situations. Mathematically modelling for multiple projects: Mathematical techniques for project evaluation, Network technique, project management, multiple projects and constraints Project Appraisal for financial institution,

Project Financing and Implementation

Judgmental, Behavioural, Strategic and Organizational Considerations, Financing of Project: Raising finance in domestic market and international market, Infrastructure financing, Tax planning while financing for projects, Implementation.

Network Techniques for Project Management

Project Review and Administrative aspects. Contemporary issues in project appraisal: Project evaluation in non-profit sector, mergers and acquisitions, Project management principles by project management institute USA, Project management software.

Readings:

  • Chandra, P., 2009. Projects 7/E. Tata McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Grey, S., 1995. Practical risk assessment for project management (Vol. 1). Chichester, UK: Wiley.
  • Larson, E. and Gray, C., 2013. Project management: The managerial process with MS project. McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Machiraju, H.R., 2001. Introduction to Project Finance: An Analytical Perspective. Vikas Publishing House.
  • Patel, B.M., 2000. Project Management: Strategic financial planning, evaluation and control. Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd.
  • Scherr, F.C., 1989. Modern working capital management: text and cases. Prentice Hall.
  • Van Horne James, C., 2002. Financial Management & Policy, 12/E. Pearson Education India.

MB 12802:Business Environment (3 Credits)

Objective:to provide an in-depth understanding of the various elements of business environment.

Introduction: Concept of Business Environment-Definition-Characteristics-Environmental factors affecting decision making of the business Firm-Environmental Scanning: importance, process of scanning.

Economic and Technological Environment: Concept-definition of Economic Environment-Economic Systems Relative merits and demerits of each Systems-Economic Policies-Monetary-Fiscal-Industrial Policy (1991)-Exim (Latest policy) - Economic Planning: Objectives, Merit, Limitations-Technological Environment: Features, Its impact on Business, Restraints on Technological Growth.

Political and Social Environment: Concept and Meaning of Political Environment-Political Institutions: Legislature, Executive, Judiciary, And Its Impact on Business-Social Environment: Meaning-Business and Ethics-Social Responsibility of Business-Its impact on Business Decisions.

Business Law: Meaning, scope and need for Business Law- Source of Business Law-Indian Contract Act-Essentials of Valid Contract-Void Contract and Voidable Contract-Breach of Contract and remedies.

Miscellaneous Acts: Sales of Goods Act-Sale- agreement to Sale – Implied Conditions and Warranties- Consumer Protection Act 1986- Competition Act- Environment (Protection) Act 1986- Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

Readings:

  • Dhar, P.K., 2015. Indian Economy Growing Dimensions. Kalyani Publishers
  • fernando., 2011. Business Environment. Pearson Education India
  • Francis Cherunillam., 2017. Business Environment. Himalaya Publishers.
  • Justin, Paul., 2016. Business Environment: Text and cases. Tata McGraw Hill.
  • Kapoor, N.D., 2016.Mercantile Law. Sultan Chand Publishers.
  • Mittal, Vivek., 2013. Business Environment, Excel Books.

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

MB13701: Strategic Management (3 Credits)

Objective:to provide various perspectives and concepts in the field of Strategic Management

Strategy: Introduction - Strategic planning and strategic management: Levels of strategic planning - Process of strategic planning - dimensions of strategic decisions - Strategic management process.

Environmental analysis: environmental scanning - Industry analysis - Competitive analysis -Internal analysis: Resource Based view, SWOT / PEST / ETOP analysis, Value Analysis. Strategy formulation / alternatives: Corporate strategies: grand strategies - stability, expansion, retrenchment and combination.

Business level strategies: - acquiring core competencies – Porter’s Generic Strategies Model – Functional level strategies: Production and Operations – Finance – HR – Marketing and R & D Strategies.

Strategic analysis and choice: Portfolio Analysis-BCG Growth Share Matrix, GE Business Screen, Shell’s Directional Policy Matrix, Hofer’s Product – Market Matrix Strategic implementation: Steps- structural issues- behavioural issues- strategic leadership.

Strategic evaluation and control: Balanced Score Card approach – EVA and MVA - ERP– Stake holder analysis – Systems thinking approach, Strategic control - operational control - process and techniques.

Readings:

  • A. A. Thomson A. J. Strickland. 2002. Strategic Management – Concept and Cases, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company.
  • F. David. 2011. Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases, Prentice Hall.
  • KazmiAzhar., 2017. Strategic Management and Business Policy.Tata McGraw-Hill.
  • Krishnamurti,Chandrashekar and Vishwanath,S.R. 2018, Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring: Text and Cases. SAGE Publications.
  • M. A. Hitt, R. D. Ireland and R. E. Hoskisson. 2015. Strategic Management: Concepts, Competitiveness and Globalization, Cengage Learning.
  • McCarthy. 2011, Business Policy and Strategy: Concepts and Readings, Richard d Irwin Publishing.
  • R. M. Srivastava. 2015. Business Policy and Strategic Management, Himalaya Publishing House.
  • Sudarsanam, S. 2016, “Creating Value from Mergers and Acquisitions”, Pearson Education.

MB12702: Business Ethics and Corporate Governance (2 Credits)

Objective:The course seeks to bridge the gap between the ethical behavior of the individual and the challenges posed by organized business activity in the global marketplace. It further seeks to educate participants about legal, social and ethical matters in business, and make them sensitive to the consequences of their decisions. The course does not provide solutions to ethical dilemmas, but encourages critical ethical thinking and decision making.

Conceptual Framework of Ethics: ethical considerations in everyday business, Business ethics as corporate governance tool, the costs of being unethical, profit maximization versus corporate social responsibility, capitalism and free economy, Corporate Governance- Concept, Theories associated with CG.

Philosophical Frameworks for Ethical Decisions: Normative theories of ethics-Utilitarianism & Kant’s ethos, Distributive Justice and Economic wealth, Islam and Business ethics, Asian spiritual philosophies of Vedanta, Taoism & Buddhism.

Ethical Issues:Ethical issues in mergers & acquisitions, insider trading, Job discrimination: gender & caste issues, insider trading & proprietary data, bribes & kickbacks, gifts & entertainment, whistle blowing, Issues before consumers, product safety, price packaging labeling, deception and unfit advertising.

Readings:

  • AIMA. (2007). Corporate governance & business ethics. New Delhi: Excel. 
  • Chakraborty, S. K. (2001). The Management and ethics omnibus. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Flynn, G. (2008). Leadership and business ethics. U K: Springer.
  • Robert, A. (2009). Business ethics and ethical business. USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Valasquez, M. G. (2006). Business ethics: Concepts and cases (6th ed.). USA: Prentice Hall.

MB 13401:Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (3 Credits)

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

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, FactorsInfluencing Entrepreneurship Development, Problems in Entrepreneurship Development in India.

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

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.

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

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.

Readings:

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

Accounting and Finance:

Course Nos.

Title of Papers

Credits

MB 33101

Behavioural Finance

3

MB 33102

Banking Laws and Practices

3

MB 33103

Business Finance

3

MB 33104

Commodity Markets

3

MB 33105

Corporate Tax

3

MB 33106

Cost Accounting

3

MB 33107

Derivatives Management

3

MB 33108

Financial Accounting

3

MB 33109

International Financial Management

3

MB 33110

Management Accounting

3

MB 33111

Management of Banking and Insurance Companies

3

MB 33112

Personal Finance

3

MB 33113

Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

3

MB 33114

Working Capital Management

3

MB 33115

Business Analysis and Valuation 

3

MB 33101:Behavioural Finance (3 Credits)

Objective: The primary objective of the course is to make the students understand how behavioural bias affects the classical financial theory. The course covers detail of rational and other behavioural aspects of market participants which influence the return from market to investors.

Meaning, features and scope of behavioural finance. Rational Expectations Paradigm and the Behavioural Challenge Theories of Behavioural Finance: Agency theory, Prospect theory, Reasoned emotions; Overreaction and optimism, Rationality to psychology, Neo-classical finance and Efficient Market Hypothesis.

Heuristics and Biases, Self-deception, Emotional Factors and Social Forces and Neuro-scientific and Biological Perspective, Small / Medium / Large firm effect, Momentum Vs Reversal, Noise trader risk in financial market.

Attitude to risk, expected utility, Mental accounting, over confidence, Emotion and reasoning, Excessive risk taking, Behavioural explanation for anomalies, Excessive volatility, Loss aversion, Gamblers’ fallacy. 

Types of Investors – on the basis of risk appetite and investment exposure, Conformity, Contrarian investing, Social forces selfishness or altruism, Group psychology on Board, Resistance to recognising failure, Conflict of interest. Value investing and growth investing. Stock market bubbles.

Model of Investor Sentiment Market Efficiency and Biases in Brokerage Recommendations Evidence on the Characteristics of Cross-sectional Variation in Stock Returns Behavioural Corporate Finance and Wisdom from Other Sources.

Readings:

  • Ackert, L. F. and Deaves, R., 2012.‘Understanding Behavioural Finance’, Cengage Learning.
  • Chandra, P., 2017. ‘Behavioural Finance’, McGraw Hill. 
  • Davies, G. B. and Servigny, A. D., 2010.‘Behavioural Investment Management: An Efficient Alternative to Modern Portfolio Theory’, McGraw Hill.
  • Forbes, W., 2011.‘Behavioural Finance’, John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
  • Parikh, P., 2017.‘Value Investing and Behavioural Finance: Insights into Indian Stock Market Realities’, Tata McGraw Hill.
  • Sulphey, M. M., 2014.‘Behavioural Finance’, PHI Learning.

MB 33102: Banking Laws and Practices (3 Credits)

Objective: The main objective of this paper is to make the student aware about the various laws applicable to banks and the various practices prevalent in the banking industry.

Structure of Indian Financial System-constituents-RBI; Commercial Banks; Rural Banks; Cooperative Banks; Land Development Banks; Development Banks Changes in the role and functions of commercial Banks; Role of RBI, functions of RBI.

RBI Act, 1934; Banking Regulation Act, 1949, Governments and RBI’s Powers in respect of – opening of new banks and branch licensing – Constitution of the Board of Directors and their rights- Bank’s Shareholders and their rights – Maintenance of Liquid Assets/Reserve funds/cash reserves/Statutory reserves; CRR/SLR concepts, guidelines and impact on Banks; Cash/Currency chest management.

Winding up and amalgamation of Banks; Powers to control advances; Monetary and Credit Policies; Selective credit controls; Interest rate policies and directives; Statutory Audit and Inspections; Supervision and control functions; Board of financial supervision and its scope and role; Disclosure of accounts and Balance sheets; Submission of returns etc. to RBI; Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970 and 1980-Amendment to the Act- power of the central government to acquire shares and disinvest shares of Banking companies.

Law of limitation Provisions of Bankers Book Evidence Act Special features of Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993 TDS Banking Cash Transaction

Tax Service, Tax Asset Reconstruction Companies the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 Banking Ombudsman Lok Adalats Lender’s Liability Act.

Readings:

  • Desai V. J., 2016.  Indian Banking Law and Practice, PHI.
  • S. N.Gupta., 2013.The Banking Law in Theory and Practice, Universal Publishing.
  • Varshney P.M.., 2017.  Banking Law & Practice, Sultan Chand & Sons.

MB 33103: Business Finance (3 Credits)

Objective:This course is designed to help the students in understanding role of finance in a business.

Introduction: Business Finance Defined-Traditional and Modern Views; Scope and Functions of Finance; Finance Function vs. Accounting Function; Objectives of Financial Management-Profit Maximization vs. Wealth Maximization.

Financial Planning: Concept of Financial Planning; Process of Financial Planning; Characteristics of Sound Financial Plans; Factors Affecting Financial Plan.

Capitalization and Capital Structure: Concept, Nature and Scope of Capitalization; Earnings Theory and Cost Theory of Capitalization; Over-Capitalization; Under-Capitalization; Capital Structure Theories and Factors Determining Capital Structure.

Financial Forecasting and Time Value of Money: Concept of Financial Forecasting; Sales Forecast; Income Forecast; Financial Position Forecast; Forecasting for Growth and External Funds Requirements; Time Value of Money-Discounting and Compounding.

Pattern of Capital Requirements: Long-Term and Medium-Term Financing – Purpose, Sources and Instruments; Short-Term Financing-Purpose, Sources and Instruments.

Readings:

  • Brealey Richard A., 2017. Corporate Finance, McGraw Hill, Int.Ed.
  • Chandra, Prasanna., 2011. Financial management, Tata Mc Graw Hil.
  • Hampton, John., 2016. Financial Decision Making, Prentice Hall.
  • Khan MY, Jain PK., 2018. Financial Management, Tata McGraw Hill.
  • Pandey, I.M., 2018. Financial Management, Vikas Publishing House.
  • Pinches, George E., 2014.Essentials of Financial Management, Harper and Row.

MB 33104: Commodity Markets (3 Credits)

Objective: This course is designed to help the students in understanding of commodities market, products, financial derivatives, pricing mechanism etc.

Introduction to Commodity Derivatives Introduction to derivatives, products, participants and functions, derivatives markets, difference between commodity and financial derivatives. Evolution of commodity exchanges, global commodity derivatives exchanges, latest developments.

The NCDEX platform – Structure, exchange membership, risk management, clearing and settlement system and commodities traded on the NCDEX platform.

Application of Commodity Futures Instruments available for trading - Forward contracts, Introduction to futures and options, Payoff for F&O, using futures versus options; Pricing commodity futures - Investment assets versus consumption assets, cost of carry model, Futures basis; Using commodity futures for hedging, Speculation and arbitrage.

Trading, Clearing and Settlement Trading - Futures trading system, Entities in the trading system, Commodity futures trading cycle, Order types and trading, Parameters, Margins for trading in futures, Charges, Hedge limits; Clearing and settlement - Clearing, Settlement, Risk management, Margining at NCDEX and Standard Portfolio Analysis of Risk (SPAN).

Regulatory Framework of Commodity Derivatives Rules governing Commodity Derivatives Exchanges, Participants, Investor grievances and Arbitration; Implications of Value Added Tax (VAT) and obligations; Electronic Spot Exchange - NCDEX Spot Exchange Ltd. (NSPOT). Market Simulation Lab Market simulation lab sessions on internet based software to develop trading skills for commodity market.

Readings:

  • Chatnani, 2010.Commodity Markets, 1st edition, Tata McGraw Hill.
  • Hirschey, 2010.Investments: Analysis and Behaviour, 1st edition, Tata McGraw Hill.
  • Indian Institute of Banking & Finance, 2007.Commodity Derivatives, Macmillan India Ltd.
  • Kleinman, George., 2011.Commodity Futures & Options, 2nd (revised, illustrated edition), Prentice Hall.
  • Stephens, John., 2012.Managing Commodity Risk, John Wiley & Sons.

MB 33105: Corporate Tax (3 Credits)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Readings:

  • GuptaS. S., 2019. Service Tax, Taxman Publications.
  • Lal B. B., 2017. Direct Taxes, Pearson Education.
  • Manoharan T. N., 2018. Hand Book of Income Tax Laws, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
  • Singhania Vinod., 2019. Direct Taxes, Law and Practice, Taxman Publications.

MB 33106: Cost Accounting (3 Credits)

Objective:This course is designed to help the students in understanding of Cost Accounting.

Introduction, Terminology (Cost, costing, cost unit, cost centre, profit centre, cost object), Objectives of Cost Accounting, Cost Accounting Vs Financial Accounting, Methods of costing & types of costing, Classification of costs (by nature, by activities, by behaviour, by time, in relation to managerial decision making).

Preparation of cost sheet, Job costing, Contract Costing, Process Costing, Joint products and by‐products, Reconciliation of cost and financial accounts.Marginal Costing and Decision Making: Introduction, Application of Marginal costing in terms of cost control, profit planning, closing down a plant, dropping a product line, charging general and specific fixed costs, fixation of selling price, make or buy decisions, break-even-analysis: Application of BEP for various business problems.

Standard Costing and Variance Analysis: Introduction, Meaning and limitations of Standard Costing, Standard costing as a management Tool, Historical costing, Estimated Costing and Standard Costing, Standard Cost and Budgeted Cost, Determination of Standard Cost for Direct Material, Direct Labour and Overhead Cost. Variance Analysis: Cost Variance, Direct Material Variance, Direct labour Variance, Overhead Variance, Sales Variance, Variance with reference to Profit. Practical Problems on Variance.

Contract and Operating Costing: Salient clauses and accounting features of Contract costing, Retention money clause and Escalation clause, Profit of incomplete Contract, WIP in balance sheet. Features of operating costing: Transport costing (Standing charge, Repair and Maintenance Charge and Running charges and log sheet), Canteen, Hospital and hotels costing.

Readings:

  • Bhagwati & Pillai., 2019, Management Accounting, S. Chand &. Company ltd.
  • Kishore Ravi M., 2017.Cost & Management Accounting.Taxmann Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Saxena V. K., 2018. Cost and Management Accounting. Sultan Chand & Sons Publication. 

MB 33107: Derivatives Management (3 Credits)

Objective:To acquaint with the nature of Derivatives Market and familiarize the determination of futures price and options price etc. 

Derivatives Markets - Derivatives: Meaning, History & functions of derivatives market, participants in Derivative market, Derivatives, Types – Forward Contracts – Futures Contracts – Options – Swaps – Differences between Cash and Future Markets – Types of Traders – OTC and Exchange Traded Securities – Types of Settlement – Uses and Advantages of Derivatives – Risks in Derivatives.

Specifications of Futures Contract - Margin Requirements – Marking to Market – Hedging using Futures – Types of Futures Contracts – Securities, Stock Index Futures, Currencies and Commodities – Delivery Options – Relationship between Future Prices, Forward Prices and Spot Prices.

Definition – Exchange Traded Options, OTC Options – Specifications of Options – Call and Put Options – American and European Options – Intrinsic Value and Time Value of Options – Option payoff, options on Securities, Stock Indices, Currencies and Futures – Options pricing models – Differences between future and Option contracts.

Swaps: Swaps-Evolution, Types, Interest rate swap, Designing and valuation, Currency swaps: designing and valuation, Swap pricing, Credit risk and swap market, Swap variations. Interest rate futures: Hedging interest rate risk using interest rate futures.

Evolution of Derivatives Market in India – Regulations - Framework – Exchange Trading in Derivatives – Commodity Futures – Contract Terminology and Specifications for Stock Options and Index Options in NSE – Contract Terminology and specifications for stock futures and Index futures in NSE – Contract Terminology and Specifications for Interest Rate Derivatives.

Reading:

  • David Dubofsky., 2013. Option and Financial Futures – Valuation and Uses, McGraw Hill International.
  • Gupta. S.L., 2018. Financial Derivatives'- Theory. Concepts and Practice. Prentice Hall of India.
  • John.C.Hull., 2017.Options, Futures and other Derivative Securities. PHI Learning.
  • Keith Redhead., 2014 ‘Financial Derivatives – An Introduction to Futures, Forwards, Options and Risk Management and Derivatives. Cengage Learning.

MB 33108: Financial Accounting (3 Credits)

Objective: This course aims to familiarize the students with various Financial Accounting concepts, tools and techniques and its application in managerial decision making.

Basic Principles of Accounting – Recording, Classifying and Summarizing Business Transactions; Bank Reconciliation Statement; Preparation of Financial Statements of Proprietary and Partnership Firms.

Accounting for Issue of Shares; Issue and Redemption of Debentures; Redemption of Preference Shares.

Special Features of Company’s Financial Statements; Preparation of Financial Statements of Companies as per the Provisions of Companies Act, 1956.

Concept and Methods of Valuation of Goodwill; Concept, Need and Methods of Valuation of Shares.

Impact of Inflation on Financial Statements; Methods of Inflation Accounting; Value Added Statement; Human Resource Accounting; Environmental Accounting; Amalgamations, Absorption and Reconstruction of Companies (Theoretical Details only).

Readings:

  • Gupta R.L., M. Radhaswamy., 2019.Advanced Accountancy. Sultan Chand & Sons.
  • Jain S.P., Narang K.L., 2017.Advanced Accountancy. Kalyani Publishers.
  • Sehgal Ashok, Sehgal Deepak., 2018.Advanced Accounting. Taxman Allied Services (P) Ltd.
  • Shukla M.C., Grewal T.S., 2018. Advanced Accounts. S. Chand & Company Ltd.

MB 33109: Financial Market Operations (3 Credits)

Objective:to acquaint students with the nature of Indian financial markets.

Concept of Financial System; Economic Development and Financial System; Growth of Indian Financial System – Pre-1951 Scenario, 1951 to Mid-Eighties, Post Mid-Eighties and Present Position.

Emerging Structure of Indian Money Market; Instruments of Money Market; Money Market Mutual Funds – An Overview and RBI’s Regulatory Guidelines; Guilt – Edged (Govt.) Securities Market-An Overview; Commercial Banks – Role in Industrial Finance and Working Capital Finance.

Concept; Structure and Functions of Capital Market; Primary Market – Concept, Instruments of Issue and Methods of Floatation; Secondary Market – Concept, Market Players, Trading System and Settlement.

Company Law Regulations – Share Capital and Issue of Shares, Prospectus and its Form; Securities Contract (Regulation) Act-Stipulations Relating to Constitution of Recognised Stock Exchanges and Listing of Securities; Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) – Introduction and an Overview of its Powers and Functions.

Credit Rating: The concept and objective of credit rating, various credit rating agencies in India, Credit Rating Agencies –Importance, Issue, Difference in credit rating, Rating methodology and benchmarks, Merchant Banking: Origin and development of merchant banking in India scope, organizational aspects and importance of merchant bankers. Latest guidelines of SEBI, Merchant bankers. Venture Capital: Concepts and characteristics of venture capital, venture capital in India, guidelines for venture capital.

Readings:

  • Chandra, Prasanna., 2011. Financial management. Tata Mc Graw Hil.
  • Rose, Hudgins., 2018. Bank Management & Financial Services. McGraw Hill.
  • Sahoo S.C. &S.C.Das., 2017. Bank Management.  HPH.

MB 33110: International Financial Management (3 Credits)

Objective:This course is designed to help the students in understanding of Financial Management.

International Monetary System: Nature and Scope of International Financial Management; Evolution of International Monetary System; Bretton Wood Conference; International Monetary Fund; Role of IMF; Funding Facilities; European Monetary System (EMS); Mechanisms and European Monetary Union; International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Foreign Exchange Market: Structure and Participants; Types of Transactions; Arbitrage; Covered Interest Parity; Option Forwards; Forward Swaps; Computation of Foreign Exchange Rate - Exchange Rate Quotations; Methods of Forecasting Exchange Rate; Forward Quotations; Foreign Exchange Market in India; Inter Bank Forward Dealing.

Exposure and Risk: Nature of Exposure and Risk; Evaluation Exchange Rate Exposure; Foreign Exchange Exposure; Measuring Foreign Exchange Exposure; Transaction Exposure; Hedging of Transaction Exposure; Operating Exposure; Hedging of Real Operating Exposure.

International Capital Markets: Development of International Capital Market; Euro Credit Markets; Euro-Currency Loan; ADR and GDR Issues; Domestic vs. Foreign Equity Investment; Cross Border Diversification; International CAPM.

International Projects and Multinational Groups:  Strategies and Objective of Multinational Groups; Organizations of Multinational Groups; Criteria used in Evaluation of Multinational Groups; Different Types of Project; Importance and Participants of International Project Financing; Risk in International Projects.

Readings:

  • Apte, P.G., 2017. International Financial Management. Tata McGraw Hill.
  • Buckley, Adrian., 2015. Multinational Finance. Prentice Hall.
  • Eitman, D.K. and A.I. Stenehill., 2016. Multinational Business Cash Finance. Addison Wesley.
  • Henning, C.N., W.H. Scott., 2013. International Financial Management. McGraw Hill, International Edition.
  • Levi, Maurice D., 2017.  International Finance. McGraw-Hill, International Edition.

MB 33111: Management Accounting (3 Credits)

Objective:This course is designed to help the students in understanding of Management Accounting.

Introduction: Nature, Scope and Functions of Managerial Accounting; Difference between Managerial Accounting and Financial Accounting; Functions of Management Accountant.

Analysis of Financial Statements: Nature, Objectives and Viewpoints of Financial Statements Analysis; Horizontal and Vertical Analysis; Ratio Analysis – Capital Structure Ratios, Profitability Ratios, Turnover Ratios and Liquidity Ratios.

Budgetary Control: Concepts of Budget and Budgetary Control; Essentials for an Effective Budgeting; Types of Budget; Preparation of Sales Budget, Production Budget, Cash Budget and Flexible Budget.

Standard Costing and Variance Analysis: Concept of Standard Costing; Setting of Standards; Analysis of Material Variances, Labour Variances and Overhead Variances.

Marginal Costing, Break-even Analysis and Reporting: Break-even Analysis and its uses; Marginal Costing and its Applications; Reporting to Management-Objectives, Essentials and Types of Managerial Reports.

Readings:

  • Homgren, C.T., Walliam O. Stratton., 2014. Introduction to Management Accounting. Prentice Hall of India.
  • Lal Jawahar., 2018. Managerial Accounting. Himalya Publishing House.
  • Sharma R.K. and Gupta S.K., 2017.  Management Accounting, Kalyani Publishers.  Ludhiyana.

MB 33112: Management of Banking and Insurance Companies (3 Credits)

Objective: This course aims at honing the skills of students with a special aptitude in Financial sector dealing with banking and Insurance.

Management of Banking Companies: Principles of Banking, Digitization of Bank, Creation of Money, Present Structure of Commercial Banking System in India, Transaction in Working during 1947 to 1991 and thereafter. Structure of Indian Financial System, SWOT analysis of commercial Banks and challenges before commercial Banks, Principles of Insurance: Definition of Insurance, Meaning and Definition of Risks.

Management Principles in Banks: Nature of Insurance Business, Nature of Insurance contract, Insurance Contract vs. Wage sing contract, Importance of Insurance, Uses of Insurance Business.

Management of Deposit and Advances: Role of Development Officer, Meaning, Importance of Development Officer, Duties of Development Officer.

Investment Report: Nature of Bank Investment, Role of Insurance Agents, Meaning and Definition of Agents, Recruitment and Selection of Agents, Training of Agents, Duties of Agents, Code of Conduct for Agents, Rights of Agents, Essential Qualifications for Successful Agents, Termination of Agents.

Management of Finance: Bank Accounts, Records, Reports, Statement of Advances, Profit and Loss Accounts, Balance Sheet and Reports. Management Principles in Insurance: Management Function in Insurance, Hierarchy, Individual and Group Behavior, Management of Personnel of Manager, Management Process of Selection, Training, Promotion etc.

Readings:

  • Gordon Natrajan., 2017. Banking Theory, Law & Practice. HPH
  • Mohapatra and Acharya., 2018. Banking and Insurance. Pearson
  • Rose, Hudgins., 2015. Bank Management & Financial Services. McGraw Hill

MB 33113: Personal Finance (3 Credits)

Objective:  The course contains establishing client, gathering client data and determining goals and expectations, developing appropriate strategies, implementing the financial Plan, and monitoring the financial plan.

Personal Financial Planning: Introduction, features, objectives and scope of personal financial planning. Environmental Analysis: Screening and analysis of environmental factors affecting personal financial planning.

Time Value of Money and Personal Financial Statements: Meaning and calculation of present value and future value of money. Factors affecting the time value of money and its impact on the personal financial statements.

Investment Planning: Meaning and process of investment planning. Investment Planning objectives – Retirement planning, tax saving, capital growth, liquidity and safety Investment

Module V Monitoring the financial Plan – Review the progress of the plan with the client – Discuss and evaluate changes in client’s personal circumstances – Module VI Review and evaluate changing tax law and economic circumstances – Make recommendations to accommodate new or changing circumstances.

Instruments for Personal Financial Management: Tax saving instruments (all investments covered u/s 80C like, Provident fund, PPF, ELSS, NPS etc.), Mutual fund schemes (open ended and closed ended; growth and dividend schemes), Fixed income securities (Government bonds, corporate debt securities, bank deposits, fixed income plans by mutual funds, post office saving schemes etc.).

Readings:

  • Arthur J. Keown., 2016. Personal Finance: Turing Money into Wealth.Prentice Hall.
  • Kapoor R, Robert J Hughes., 2017. Personal finance.McGraw Hill.

MB 33114: Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3 Credits)

Objective:This course aims at honing the skills of students with a special aptitude inSecurity Analysis and Portfolio Management.

Security Investment Decisions: Nature and Scope of Investment Decisions; Investment vs. Speculation; Investment Process; Salient Features of Corporate Securities and Derivatives; Bank Deposits; Mutual Fund Schemes; Life Insurance Policies and other Investment Opportunities.

Fundamental Analysis and Chemistry of Earnings: Economic Analysis and Economic Forecasting; Industry Analysis-Industrial Classification, Analysis of Industry Life Cycle and Industrial Indicators; Company Analysis-Analysis of Financial Statements; Estimation of Intrinsic Value of Shares-Traditional and Modern Methods.

Technical Analysis: Meaning and its Components; Technical Analysis vs. Fundamental Analysis; Tools of Technical Analysis-Point and Figures, Bar and Line Charts, Moving Averages and other Modern Tools; Limitations of Technical Analysis; Meaning and Form of Efficient Market Hypothesis.

Risk Analysis: Risk-Return Characteristics of Individual Asset and of a Portfolio; Various Components of Risks-Interest Rate Risk, Market Risk, Inflation Risk, Management Risk, Liquidity Risk and Systematic and Unsystematic Risks; Diversification of Risks.

Portfolio Management: Traditional and Modern Theory; Selection of Optimum Portfolio-Markowitz Model, Sharpe Model and Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM).

Readings:

  • Barua, Raghunathan and Verma., 2017. Portfolio Management. Tata McGraw Hill.
  • Clark, James Francis., 2018. Investment – Analysis and Management, McGraw Hill, International Edition.
  • Fabozzi, Frank J., 2014. Investment Management, Prentice hall, International Edition.

MB 33115: Working Capital Management (3 Credits)

Objective:This course is designed to help the students in understanding of Working Capital Management.

Introduction: Concepts of Workings Capital - Gross and Net Working Capital; Nature, Scope and Objectives of Working Capital Management; Factors Influencing Working Capital Requirements; Estimating Working Capital Needs.

Financing Working Capital: Determining Financing Mix –Matching, Conservative and Aggressive Approaches; Costs and Risks of Financing Working Capital; Sources of Working Capital Finance - Accruals, Trade Credit, Provisions, Short-term Bank Finance, Public Deposits, Commercial Paper and Factoring; Working Capital Analysis – Funds Flow Statement.

Management of Cash: Motives for Holding Cash; Need and Objectives of Cash Management; Cash Forecasting and Budgets; Cash Models; Marketable Securities – Concept and Need; Investment in Marketable Securities - Strategies.

Management of Receivables: Concept of Receivables; Cost and Benefits of Receivables; Managing Accounts Receivable – Optimum-size Determination; Sound Credit Policy – Credit Standard, Credit Period, Cash Discounts and Collections.

Management of Inventory: Major Determinants of the Volume of Inventory; Objectives of Inventory Management; Costs and Benefits of Inventory; Inventory Control and Planning; Inventory Control Techniques.

Readings:

  • Pandey I.M., 2017. Financial Management. Vikas Publication.
  • Prasanna Chandra., 2018. Financial Management-Theory and Practice, Tata Mcgraw Hill. New Delhi.
  • Bechler, Pant, J., 2018. Contemporary Cash Management, Principles, Practices and Perspectives. John Wiley& Sons.

MB 33116: Business Analysis and Valuation (3 Credits)

Objective: to provide hands-on experience in valuation especially using financial analysis.

Financial Statement of Analysis and Statement of Cash Flows.

Approaches to Valuation & Identifying Value Drivers. Approaches to Valuation & Identifying Value Drivers

Estimating the Discount Rates, Growth Rates, Cash Flows and Dividend Discount Models.

FCFE Models, FCFF Models and Valuation Using Multiples.

Strategy-Finance-Valuation Trilogy, Real Options & Brand Valuation, which is the appropriate method to use?

Readings:

  • Erik Peek., 2018. Business Analysis & Valuation: Text and Cases. Cengage Learning EMEA.
  • Krishna G. Palepu., 2017. Business Analysis and Valuation: Using Financial Statements.Cengage Publications.  

Marketing:

Course Nos.

Title of Papers

Credits

MB 33201

Sales and Distribution Management

3

MB 33202

Consumer Behaviour

3

MB 33203

Rural Marketing

3

MB 33204

Marketing of Consumer Financial Products

3

MB 33205

Business Marketing

3

MB 33206

Brand Management

3

MB 33207

Customer Relationship Management

3

MB 33208

International Marketing

3

MB 33209