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Master of Business Administration I SEMESTER:

Management & Organizational Behavior

Part A- Principles of Management:
Module 1: Introduction:
  • Introduction,
  • definition of management,
  • nature,
  • purpose and
  • functions,
  • levels and types of managers,
  • managerial roles,
  • skills for managers,
  • evolution of management thought,
  • Fayol’s fourteen principles of management
  • recent trends in management

Module 2: Planning and Organizing-
  • Nature of planning,
  • planning process,
  • objectives,
  • MBO,
  • strategies,
  • level of strategies, policies,
  • methods and programs,
  • planning premises,
  • decision making,
  • process of decision making,
  • Types of decisions,
  • techniques in decision making

  • Organization structure,
  • formal and informal organizations,
  • principles of organizations-chain of command,
  • span of control,
  • delegation,
  • Decentralization and empowerment. Functional,
  • divisional, geographical,
  • customer based and matrix organizations,
  • tram based structures,
  • virtual organizations,
  • boundary less organizations

Module 3: Controlling:
  • Controlling,
  • importance of controlling,
  • controlling process,
  • types of control,
  • factors influencing control effectiveness

Part B- Organizational Behaviour:
Module 4: Introduction-
Organizational Behaviour:
  • Introduction,
  • definition,
  • historical development,
  • fundamental principles of OB,
  • contributing disciplines,
  • challenges and opportunities

Module 5:
Foundations of Individual Behaviour:
  • Individual behaviour
  • Foundations of individual behaviour. Ability
  • Intellectual abilities,
  • Physical ability,
  • The role of disabilities.

  • Meaning,
  • formation,
  • determinants,
  • traits of personality,
  • big five and MBTI,
  • personality attributes influencing OB.

  • Formation,
  • components of attitudes,
  • relation between attitude and behavior

  • Process of perception,
  • factors influencing perception,
  • link between perception and individual decision making

  • Affect,
  • mood and emotion and their significance,
  • basic emotions,
  • emotional intelligence,
  • self-awareness,
  • self-management,
  • social awareness,
  • relationship management

Module 6: Motivation and Leadership:
  • Meaning,
  • theories of motivation-needs theory,
  • two factor theory,
  • Theory X and Y,
  • Application of motivational theories.

  • Meaning,
  • styles of leadership,
  • leadership theories,
  • trait theory,
  • behavioural theories,
  • managerial grid,
  • situational theories-Fiedler’s model,
  • SLT,
  • transactional and transformation leadership

Module 7:
Group Behaviour:
  • Definition,
  • types,
  • formation of groups,
  • Building effective teams.
  • Conflict: Meaning,
  • nature,
  • types,
  • process of conflict,
  • Conflict resolution.

Power and Politics:
  • Basis of power,
  • Effectiveness of power tactics.
  • The ethics of behaving politically

Economics For Managers-
Module 1: Managerial Economics-
  • Meaning, Nature,
  • Scope. & Significance,
  • Uses of Managerial Economics,
  • Law of Demand,
  • Exception to Law of Demand,
  • Elasticity of Demand- Price,
  • Income and Cross Elasticity,
  • Uses of Elasticity of Demand for Managerial Decision Making,
  • Advertising and Promotional Elasticity of Demand- Demand Forecasting: Meaning and Significance.
  • Problems on elasticity of demand.

Module 2: Production Analysis-
  • Concept,
  • Production Function: Single Variable –Law of Variable Proportions & Two Variable Function,
  • ISO-Quants & ISO Costs & Equilibrium,
  • Total,
  • Average, & Marginal Product,
  • Return to Scale,
  • Technological Progress & Production Function.

Module 3:
Cost and Revenue Profit Functions:
  • Cost Concepts,
  • Total Cost,
  • Average Cost,
  • Marginal Cost,
  • Opportunity Cost etc.
  • Short-run and Long-run Cost Curves,
  • Combination,
  • Economies and Diseconomies of Scale.
  • Cost Analysis with Mathematical Problems.

  • Determinants of Short-Term & Long Term Profits,
  • Measurement of Profit

Break Even Analysis:
  • Meaning,
  • Assumptions,
  • Determination of BEA,
  • Limitations and Uses of BEA in Managerial Economics.
  • (Problems on BEP)

Module 4: Market Structure-
Perfect Competition: Features,
  • Determination of Price under Perfect Competition – Monopoly: Features,
  • Pricing under Monopoly,
  • Price Discrimination – Oligopoly: Features,
  • Kinked Demand Curve, Cartel,
  • Price Leadership – Monopolistic Competition: Features,
  • Pricing under Monopolistic Competition,
  • Product Differentiation Pricing – Descriptive Pricing- Price Skimming,
  • Price Penetration

Module 5:
Indian Economic Environment:
  • Overview of Indian Economy,
  • Recent Changes in Indian Economy

Measurement of National Income:
  • Basic Concepts,
  • Components of GDP- Measuring GDP and GNP,
  • Measurement Problems in National Income,
  • Growth Rate.

Business Cycle:
  • Features,
  • Phases,
  • Economic Indicator,
  • Inflation : Types,
  • Measurement ,
  • Kinds of Price Indices,
  • Primary,
  • Secondary and Tertiary Sector and their contribution to the Economy,
  • SWOT Analysis of Indian Economy

Module 6:
Industrial Policies and Structure:
  • Classification of Industries based on Ownership,
  • Industrial Policies,
  • New Industrial Policy 1991;
  • Private Sector- Growth,
  • Problems and Prospects,
  • SSI- Role in Indian Economy.

Industry Analysis:
  • Textiles, Electronics,
  • Automobile, FMCG, Telecom,
  • Pharm. FDI in Retail,
  • Infrastructure,
  • Pharma, Insurance,
  • Banking & Finance and Automobile.

Globalization and Indian Business Environment:
  • Meaning and Implications,
  • Phases,
  • Impact of Globalization on Indian Economy across Sectors

Foreign Trade:
  • Trends in India’s Foreign Trade,
  • Impact of WTO on India’s Foreign Trade

Module 7:
Economic Policies: Fiscal Policy:
  • Objectives,
  • Instruments,
  • Union Budget

Monetary Policy:
  • functions of money,
  • Measures of Money Supply,
  • Monetary Policy in India– objectives,
  • Tools for Credit Control.
  • Role and functions of Planning Commission

Accounting For Managers-
Module 1: Introduction to Accounting-
  • Need and Types of Accounting,
  • Users of Accounting,
  • concepts and conventions of Accounting,
  • Accounting Equation (problems on accounting equation).

Module 2: Preparation of books of Accounts-
  • Journals,
  • Subsidiary books,
  • three column cash book,
  • Ledgers and trial balance. Depreciation- Straight line
  • Written down Value Methods.

Module 3: Preparation of Financial Statements-
  • Preparation of final accounts of sole traders.
  • Preparation of final accounts / statement of companies-both horizontal & vertical form of financial statements.
  • (Basic problems on Final accounts of companies)

Module 4: Analysis of Financial Statements-
  • Comparative,
  • common size and trend analysis,
  • Ratio Analysis,
  • Preparation of financial statements using ratios,
  • Preparation of Cash flow Statement (only indirect method).

Module 5: Accounting Standards and IFRS-
  • Need for accounting standards.
  • IFRS and proposed changes in Indian Accounting Standards.

Module 6: Emerging issues in Accounting-
  • Corporate Governance and clause 49 of the listing agreement,
  • Human Resource Accounting,
  • Forensic Accounting,
  • Window Dressing Sustainability Reporting

Module 7: Fundamentals of Taxation-
  • Overview of Heads of Income,
  • deductions u/s 80C,
  • Income Tax Rates and Returns – For Individuals only (Only Theory)

Business, Government And Society-
Module 1: The Study of Business, Government and Society (BGS)-
  • Importance of BGS to Managers –Models of BGS relationships – Market Capitalism Model,
  • Dominance Model,
  • Countervailing Forces Model and Stakeholder Model – Global perspective – Historical Perspective.

Module 2: Corporate Governance-
  • Introduction,
  • Definition,
  • Market model and control model,
  • OECD on corporate governance,
  • A historical perspective of corporate governance,
  • Issues in corporate governance,
  • relevance of corporate governance,
  • need and importance of corporate governance,
  • benefits of good corporate governance,
  • the concept of corporate,
  • the concept of governance,
  • theoretical basis for corporate governance,
  • obligation to society,
  • obligation to investors,
  • obligation to employees,
  • obligation to customers,
  • managerial obligation,
  • Indian cases

Module 3: Public Policies-
  • The role of public policies in governing business,
  • Government and public policy,
  • classification of public policy,
  • areas of public policy,
  • Need for public policy in business and levels of public policy.

Module 4: Environmental concerns and corporations-
  • History of environmentalism,
  • environmental preservation-role of stakeholders,
  • international issues,
  • sustainable development,
  • costs and benefits of environmental regulation,
  • industrial pollution,
  • role of corporate in environmental management,
  • waste management and pollution control,
  • key strategies for prevention of pollution,
  • environmental audit,
  • Laws governing environment.

Module 5: Business Ethics-
  • Meaning of ethics,
  • business ethics,
  • relation between ethics and business ethics,
  • evolution of business ethics,
  • nature of business ethics,
  • scope, need and purpose,
  • importance,
  • approaches to business ethics,
  • sources of ethical knowledge for business roots of 16 unethical behaviour,
  • ethical decision making, some unethical issues,
  • benefits from managing ethics at workplace,
  • ethical organizations

Module 7:
Business Law:
  • Law of contract – meaning of contract,
  • agreement,
  • Essential elements of a valid contract.
  • Law of agency- meaning,
  • Creation and termination of agency. Bailment and Pledge – meaning,
  • Rights and duties of bailor and bailee.

Negotiable Instruments Act 1881:
  • Nature and Characteristics of Negotiable instruments,
  • Kinds of Negotiable Instruments – Promissory Notes,
  • Bills of Exchange and Cheques.
  • Discharge and Dishonour of Negotiable Instruments

Sale of Goods Act 1930:
  • Definition of Sale,
  • Sale v/s Agreement to Sell,
  • Goods,
  • Condition and Warranties,
  • Express and Implied Condition,
  • Doctrine of Caveat Emptor”,
  • Right and duties of Unpaid Seller. Meaning,
  • scope and objectives of – Intellectual property law,
  • law relating to patents,
  • law relating to copyrights,
  • Law relating to trade mark.

Marketing Management-
Module 1: Introduction to Marketing-
  • Introduction,
  • Definitions of market and marketing,
  • The Exchange Process,
  • Elements of Marketing Concept,
  • Functions of Marketing,
  • Old Concept or Product- oriented Concept,
  • New or Modern or Customer- oriented Concept,
  • Marketing Environment,
  • Techniques used in environment analysis,
  • Characteristics (Micro and Macro),
  • Marketing to the 21st century customer

Module 2: Consumer Behaviour Analysis-
  • Meaning and Characteristics,
  • Importance,
  • Factors Influencing Consumer Behaviour,
  • Consumer Purchase Decision Process,
  • Buying Roles,
  • Buying Motives,
  • Buyer Behaviour Models

Module 3: Market Segmentation, Targeting & Positioning-
  • Concept of Market Segmentation,
  • Benefits,
  • Requisites of Effective Segmentation,
  • Bases for Segmenting Consumer Markets,
  • Market Segmentation Strategies.
  • Targeting – Bases for identifying target Customer target Marketing strategies,
  • Positioning – Meaning,
  • Product Differentiation Strategies,
  • Tasks involved in Positioning.
  • Branding – Concept of Branding,
  • Types, Brand Equity,
  • Branding strategies.

Module 4: Managing the Product-
  • Concept,
  • product hierarchy,
  • product line,
  • product mix,
  • product mix
  • strategies,
  • Product life cycle and its strategies,
  • New Product Development,
  • packing as a marketing tool,
  • Role of labelling in packing.

Pricing decisions-
  • Significance of pricing,
  • factor influencing pricing (Internal factor and External factor),
  • objectives,
  • Pricing Strategies-Value based,
  • Cost based,
  • Market based,
  • Competitor based,
  • Pricing Procedure.

Marketing Channels-
  • Meaning,
  • Purpose,
  • Factors Affecting Channel Choice,
  • Channel Design,
  • Channel Management Decision,
  • Channel Conflict,
  • Designing a physical Distribution
  • System,
  • Network Marketing,

Module 6: Integrated Marketing communication-
  • Meaning and Importance of Marketing
  • Communication,
  • Communication Objectives,
  • Steps in Developing Effective Communication
  • Advertising – Objectives,
  • Ad Budget,
  • AIDA Model,
  • Advertising Copy Deciding Media,
  • Evaluating Advertising Effectiveness,
  • Sales Promotion – Kinds of Promotion,
  • Tools and Techniques of Sales Promotion,
  • Push and Pull Strategies
  • Personnel Selling – Concept,
  • Features, Functions,
  • and Steps involved in personal Selling.
  • Publicity – Meaning, Objectives,
  • Types,
  • Functions of Public relations,
  • Direct Marketing – Meaning,
  • Features, Functions,
  • Basic Concepts of E-Commerce,
  • E-Business

Module 7: Marketing Planning-
  • Meaning,
  • Concepts,
  • Steps involved in Marketing planning,
  • Marketing Audit- Meaning,
  • Feature,
  • Various components of Marketing Audit
  • Marketing Strategy-Analysis of Industry and Competition,
  • Strategic Planning Process,

Managerial Communication-
Module 1: Introduction
  • Meaning & Definition, Role,
  • Classification
  • Purpose of communication
  • Communication Process
  • Characteristics of successful communication
  • Importance of communication in management
  • Communication structure in organization
  • Communication in conflict resolution
  • Communication in crisis.
  • Communication and negotiation.
  • Communication in a cross-cultural setting

Module 2: Oral Communication-
  • Meaning
  • Principles of successful oral communication
  • Barriers to communication
  • Conversation control
  • Reflection and Empathy: two sides of effective oral communication.
  • Modes of Oral Communication
  • Listening as a Communication Skill,
  • Nonverbal communication.

Module 3: Written Communication-
  • Purpose of writing
  • Clarity in writing
  • Principles of effective
  • writing
  • Approaching the writing process systematically:
  • The 3X3 writing process for
  • business communication:
  • Pre writing – Writing – Revising
  • Specific writing features – Coherence
  • Electronic writing process.

Module 4: Business Letters and Reports-
  • Introduction to business letters
  • Types of Business Letters
  • Writing routine and persuasive letters
  • Positive and Negative messages Writing Reports: Purpose,
  • Kinds and Objectives of reports
  • Organization & Preparing reports,
  • short and long reports Writing Proposals: Structure & preparation
  • Writing memos Media management: The press release
  • Press conference – Media interviews Group Communication: Meetings
  • Planning meetings
  • objectives
  • participants
  • timing
  • Venue of meetings. Meeting Documentation: Notice,
  • Agenda, and Resolution & Minutes

Module 5: Case Method of Learning-
  • Understanding the case method of learning
  • Different types of cases
  • Difficulties and overcoming the difficulties of the case method
  • Reading a case properly (previewing, skimming, reading, scanning)
  • Case analysis approaches (Systems, Behavioural,
  • Decision, Strategy)
  • Analyzing the case
  • Dos and don’ts for case preparation
  • Discussing and Presenting a Case Study

Module 6:
Presentation skills:
  • What is a presentation
  • Elements of presentation
  • Designing & Delivering Business Presentations
  • Advanced Visual Support for Managers

Negotiation skills:
  • What is negotiation
  • Nature and need for negotiation
  • Factors affecting negotiation
  • Stages of negotiation process
  • Negotiation strategies

Module 7:
Employment communication:
  • Introduction
  • Composing Application Messages
  • Writing
  • CVs – Group discussions
  • Interview skills
  • Impact of Technological Advancement on Business Communication
  • Technology enabled Communication

Communication networks:
  • Intranet – Internet – e mails – SMS –
  • Teleconferencing
  • Videoconferencing

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