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1SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIESCOCHIN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYSYLLABUS REVISED AND APPROVED BY THE FACULTY OFSOCIAL SCIENCES IN ITS MEETING HELD ON 20TH SEPTEMBER2016SCHEME OF STUDY FOR MBA (FULL-TIME) PROGRAMMECoursecodeSMS 2101SMS 2102SMS 2103SMS 2104SMS 2105SMS 2106SMS 2107CoursecodeSMS 2201SMS 2202SMS 2203SMS 2204SMS 2205SMS 2206SMS 2207SMS 2208FIRST SEMESTERName of CourseC/E Credits Internal U/E* TotalMarks Marks MarksManagement Concepts andC35050100Organizational BehaviourQuantitative TechniquesC35050100Managerial EconomicsC35050100Business CommunicationC35050100Financial AccountingC35050100Business EnvironmentC35050100Indian Ethos and Business EthicsC35050100Managerial Skill Development -INCNil3 hrs / week. Non creditSECOND SEMESTERName of CourseC/E Credits Internal U/E* TotalMarks Marks MarksFinancial ManagementC35050100Marketing ManagementC35050100Operations ManagementC35050100Human Resource ManagementC35050100Management AccountingC35050100Research MethodologyC35050100Business LawC35050100Information Technology forC35050100Managers

2CoursecodeSMS 2301SMS 2302SMS 2303CoursecodeSMS 2401SMS 2402SMS 2403*THIRD SEMESTERName of CourseC/E Credits Internal U/E* TotalMarks Marks MarksManagement ScienceC35050100Organisational Analysis andC35050100ProcessesEntrepreneurial DevelopmentC35050100Elective – 1E35050100Elective – 2E35050100Elective – 3E35050100Elective – 4E35050100Managerial Skill Development –IINCNilNon-credit courseReport Based summerNilNon-credit courseInternship/Organizational study**FOURTH SEMESTERC/E Credits Internal U/E* TotalMarks Marks MarksBusiness Policy and StrategicC35050100ManagementEnvironment ManagementC35050100Project Work ***C30100100Elective – 5E35050100Elective – 6E35050100Elective – 7E35050100Comprehensive Viva-Voce withC30100100external examinersName of CourseU/E - University/External Examination**Report based on summer Internship/Organizational study to be carried out by thestudents for a period not less than 30 days and the same has to be treated as a non –credit course, during the summer break after the second semester examination underthe guidance of a Teacher. A pass/successful completion of the same is a must. Itcarries no marks in the mark list.*** Each student should carry out a project work during the final year and submit areport at the end of the fourth semester based on an organization basedproject/industry related project/research study under the supervision of a guideassigned by the Department. The project work need not be attached to anorganization.Note: For all courses the list of cases and specific references including recent articles and reportswill be announced in the class at the time of launching of the course by the teacher teaching thecourse.

3SMS 2101 MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS AND ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOURObjective:The course is intended to help students understand the conceptual framework ofmanagement and organisational behaviour and discover the facts and the relationshipsamong them in organisations for developing a more accurate appreciation of the managerialrealities.Module I:Management: Concept, roles and challenges; Schools of Management Thought: Scientific,Process, Human Relations, Systems, Quantitative and Contingency approaches towardsmanagement; Managerial Functions: Planning, Organising, Staffing, Directing, Coordinating and Controlling. Organisational behaviour: Concept and eclectic nature; OB as aperspective for management.Module II:Individual Behaviour: Individual differences among managers and work force –Perception- processes, distortions, factors influencing perception, Personality-Concept,personality and OB, Learning – Concepts and approaches–. Motivation of employees:motivational process, content and process theories. Values and attitudes. Emotionalintelligence and its applications in OBModule III:Group Behaviour: Groups and teams – basic characteristics – group formation anddevelopment, factors affecting group and team performance; Decision making – types andinfluences – rational decision making – techniques for improving decision making.Module IV:Leadership: Theories of leadership-traits, behavioural, situational and contingency; leadingmulti-cultural work force; Leadership Power and organisational politics: sources, bases ofpower and power styles; meaning, nature of organisational politics and managing politics.Module V:Organisational Perspectives: Organisational culture – concept – creating and sustainingculture. Concept of organisational climate, Impact of organisational climate, Developingsound organizational climate; Organisational change: concept and techniques for plannedchange, Emerging concepts and trendsSuggested Readings:1. Margie Parikh and Rajen Gupta: Organisational Behaviour , Mc Graww Hill,20102. Debra L. Nelson and James Campbell Quick: Organisational Behaviou 5th edn.,Cengage, 20083. Learning Udai Pareek’s Understanding Organisational Behaviour, Revised andupdated by Sushama Khanna (3rd), Oxford, 20114. Jim Grieves: Organisational Change: Themes & Issues, Oxford, 20105. Koontz, H. and Wechrich, H.: Management (10e), New York, McGraw Hill, 1995.6. Fred Luthans: Organizational Behavior (9e), New York, McGraw Hill, 2002.7. Stephen P. Robins: Organizational Behavior (10e), Singapore, Pearson EducationJames A.F. Stoner and Charles Wankel:, Management (6e), New Delhi, Prentice Hallof India,8. Sukla Madhukar: Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice in India, NewDelhi, Prentice Hall of India, 1996.

4SMS 2102 QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUESObjective:The objective of the course is to make the students familiar with some basic statistical andmathematical applications in business decision-making.Module I: Introduction to Statistics:Descriptive statistic. Data collection and analysis an overview . Measures of centraltendency - Geometric mean, Harmonic mean, Measures of dispersion. Skewnes and KurtosisIntroduction to statistical packages.Module II : Correlation Analysis:Types of Correlation, Karl Pearson’s Co-efficient of correlation, Rank Correlation, SimpleregressionModule III : Index numbers and introduction to Time SeriesIndex Numbers: Types of index numbers, Methods of constructing index numbers. Timeseries Analysis – Trend analysis, Moving average, method of least squaresModule IV : Probability Theory:Probability – classical, relative, subjective and axiomatic approach to probability; Additionand multiplication probability models; Conditional probability and Baye’s theorem.Probability Distributions: Binomial, Poisson and Normal Distribution.Module V: Matrices:Basic concepts, addition, multiplication, inverse solutions of linear equations. New toolsand concepts in data analysis.Suggested Readings:1. Levin Richard and Rubin David S.- Statistics for Management , Prentice Hall2. J K Sharma “Business Statistics “ Pearson3. Burton V.Dean,MauriceW. Sasieni & Shiv K. Gupta,Wiley - Mathematics for ModernManagement.4. V.Sunderasan and S.D. Jayaseelan – An introduction to Business Mathematics5. Croxton & Cowden – Practical Business Statistics6. Leonard J Kazmies, Theory and Policy of Business Statistics, Mc Graw Hill, 20107. Edward T Dowling, Mathematical Methods for Businesss and Economics, Mc GrawHill, 2010.

5SMS 2103 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICSObjective:The objective of this course is to highlight the significance of economic concepts, principlesand conditions to business decision making from a managerial perspective and to empowerthe students to use economic tools in analysing business situations.Module I :Definition of managerial economics. Decision making and the fundamental concepts affectingbusiness decisions – the incremental concept, marginalism, equi- marginal concept, the timeperspective, discounting principle, opportunity cost principle.Module II :Utility analysis and the demand curve- Elasticity of demand – Demand forecasting.Module III :The production function – Production with one variable input –Law of variable proportionsProduction with two variable inputs –Production Isoquant- Iso cost Lines EstimatingProduction functions – Cost concepts and Break Even Analysis.Module IV :Market structure- Perfect and Imperfect competition-Monopoly, Duopoly Monopolisticcompetition – Oligopoly models. Introduction to game theory. Pricing Methods.Module V :National Income – Concepts-Gross Domestic Product , Gross National Product, NetNational Product- Measurement of National Income, Business Cycles and Contra cyclicalpolicies. Factors influencing International trade. Balance of payments –disequilibrium,methods to correct disequilibriumSuggested Readings: Paul, Mote and Gupta: Managerial Economics.Paul Samuelson: Economics.Sankaranarayanan K. C.: Managerial Economics, CBS Publishers, New Delhi, 2011Craig Petersen & Cris Lewis: Managerial Economics.Adhikary, M.: Business EconomicsChopra O.P.: Managerial EconomicsDwivedi D.N.: Managerial EconomicsFrancis Cherunilam: International Economics, TMH, New Delhi, 2006Pushpangadan K. and Shanta N.: The Dynamics of Competition - Understanding India’sManufacturing Sector, Oxford University Press, 2009

6SMS 2104 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONObjectives:Objectives of the courses are to make students familiar with the premises, principles andpractices of different forms and types of communication in a business context and sharpentheir communication skills.Module: IIntroduction: Nature, scope and features of communication – need for and significance ofeffective communication – process and components of communication – different forms andtypes of communication – factors affecting effectiveness of communication - barriers tocommunication and tips to overcome the barriers - significance of listening incommunication – barriers to listening – ways and means to overcome the barriers.Module: IIOral/ verbal communication: Differing perceptions - forms and fora – public speaking –business presentations - interviewing – telephoning – reporting - tone of courtesy – seminars– conferences – workshops - Suitability conditions of and barriers to different forms andfora – role of non- verbal components in verbal communication.Module: IIIWritten communication: Need for and principles of persuasive writing – types of writtencommunication –letters and circulars- essential and desirable components – matching ofsalutations and complimentary clauses – memos, notices, minutes etc. with reference tostatutory meetings – designing and drafting of letters, circulars, notices, memos etc.Module: IVReports and reporting: Essentials, features and types of reports – short, horizontal,upward, formal and informal reports – drafting of short reports.Important factors affecting Effectiveness of communication: Need for and methods ofaudience analyses – cognitive and aesthetic factors in symbolizing - linguistic factors incommunication - techniques of emphasizing in verbal and written communication – etiquetteand manners in communication – selection of medium or channel.Module: VTechnology and communication: Traditional vs. information technology enabledcommunication – relative merits and defects of traditional and information technologyenabled communication - visual and visual aids in communication.Suggested Readings: A. Murphy and others: Effective Business CommunicationSinha K. K: Business CommunicationLouis E. Boone and others: Contemporary Business CommunicationBovee C. L., Thill J. V. & Barbara E. S: Business Communication TodayRaymond V. L.& John D. Petit Jr.: Business Communication – Theory and applicationFrancis Soundararaj: Speaking and Writing for Effective Business CommunicationKitty O. Locke: Business and Administrative CommunicationHatch Richard: Communicating in BusinessBowman J. P. & Bran chaw B. P: Business Communication: From process to Product.Meenakshi Raman & Sangeeta Sharma: Technical Communication- Principles and PracticeLesikar & Flately: Basic Business Communication- Skills for empowering the Internet GenerationPenrose/ Rasberry/ Myers: Advanced Business CommunicationShirley Taylor: Communication for BusinessShirley Taylor: Model Business Letters & other business documents

7SMS 2105 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTINGObjective:The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge on recording of business transactions,preparation of financial accounts of business enterprises and to analyze the financialstatements.Module I : Meaning and Scope of Accounting:Meaning and definition of accounting, Need for accounting, Branches of Accounting,Objectives of accounting, Systems of book-keeping, Systems of accounting, Accountingprinciples, Indian Accounting Standards,Module II : Financial books:Journal, Subsidiary books and Ledgers: Recording of transactions in journal, Posting entriesin ledger accounts, balancing of ledger accounts; Preparation of Trial Balance; Rectificationof errors; Preparation of bank reconciliation statement.Module III : Preparation of final accounts:Forms of Business organizations, Preparation of trading accounts, profit and loss accountsand balance sheets of sole trading organizations and partnership firms; Preparation ofManufacturing accountsModule IV : Preparation of final accounts of companies:Legal requirements, Preparation of Trading account, Profit and loss account, Profit and Lossappropriation account, and Balance sheetModule V: Analysis of Financial Statements:Meaning of Financial Statements, Need and objectives of Financial analysis, Limitations offinancial accounting and financial statements, Types of financial analysis, financialstatements, Ratio Analysis.Suggested Readings:1. Shukla M. C., Grewal T. S.: Advanced Accounts, S. Chand & Company Ltd., NewDelhi.2. Asish K. Bhattacharyya: Essentials of Financial Accounting, Prentice Hall of IndiaPrivate Ltd., New Delhi.3. Jain. S. P. & Narang. K. L.: Advanced Accountancy, Kalyani Pjublishers, New Delhi4. Gupta R. L., Radhaswamy M.: Advanced Accountancy, Sultan Chand & Sons, NewDelhi.5. Sarngadharan M. and Rajitha Kumar S., Financial Analysis for Management Decisions,PHI Learning Private Ltd., New Delhi, 20116. Maheshwari S. N., Maheshwari S. K.: Financial Accounting, Vikas Publishing HousePvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

8SMS 2106 BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTObjectives:The primary objective of this course is to enable the student to understand and scan thebusiness environment so as to be in a position to take appropriate decisions in the context ofa dynamic economy. This course lays emphasis on themajor aspects of industrial,economic, financial and institutional environment and critically examines some of theimportant government regulations and policies which affect business organizations in India.Module I:Theoretical framework of business environment: Systems approach to business—Natureand types of business environment—internal, external, micro and macro environment—Environmental scanning and Monitoring -- State and Economic Activities –Role of PublicSector.Module II:Economic Environment of business in India: Nature of the Indian Economy— EconomicReforms . Internal and External Sources of Finance for business in India –. Analysis ofselected industries of India: Textile Industry - Sugar industry- Rubber industry- Iron andSteel industry- Engineering industry- Chemical industry- New and emerging industries.Module III:Industrial Policy of the Govt.of India: Regulation & Licensing — An over view of industrialpolicies during the post liberalization period. Policy towards Small Scale Industry -Industry–specific Policy of the Govt.of India with respect to: Infrastructure – Power –Telecom – Information technology – Automobile industry– Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Insurance .Module IV:Policy with respect to economic concentration, monopolies, and restrictive trade practices –Competition Law -- Government policy towards Foreign Capital and Foreign Collaborations-- Globalisation and its impact -- FERA and FEMA. Foreign Direct InvestmentModule V:International Economic Environment: international economic institutions and agreements—Cross national co-operation and agreements—Regional Blocks—International OperationsManagement: international production and global sourcing-- Competitive advantage ofnations.Suggested Readings:1. Sengupta, N.K. : Government and Business in India, Vikas Publications, New Delhi.2. Cherunilam, Francis: Business Environment, Himalaya Publishing House, New Delhi.3. Bhalla, V.K. and S. Shivaramu: International Business Environment and Business, Anmol, NewDelhi.4. Sivayya and Das, Indian Industrial Economy, S.Chand & Co Ltd, New Delhi.5. Cherunilam, Francis: International Business, Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi.6. Dutt and Sundharam, Indian Economy, S.Chand & Co Ltd, New Delhi.

9SMS 2107 INDIAN ETHOS AND BUSINESS ETHICSObjective:The objective of this course is to help the students of business studies in acquiring a clearknowledge of what is right and wrong and to analyse situations from ethical point of view inorder to make sound ethical decisions using inputs from Indian Ethos and values.Module I: Indian Ethos and Values:Values of Indian Culture and Society - Model of Management in the Indian Socio-PoliticalEnvironment – Indian Work Ethos – Indian Heritage in Production and Consumption –Indian Mythologies and Values/culture – Western Culture vs. Indian culture.Module II: Introduction to Business Ethics:Definition of Ethics and Business Ethics – Law vs. Ethics – Ethical Principles in Business –Approaches to Business Ethics: Teleology, Deontology and Utilitarianism - Importance ofBusiness Ethics – Debate For and Against Business EthicsModule III: Ethical Decision-Making in Business:Ethical Dilemmas in Business – Ethical Universalism and Relativism in Business Factors affecting the Business Ethics - Process of Ethical Decision-making in Business –Individual Differences in Managers and Ethical Judgment - Whistle BlowingModule IV: Ethics in Functional Areas:Ethical Issues in Functional Areas: Marketing, HR, Production, IT/Systems and Finance –Environmental Ethics – Gender Ethics – CSR as Business Ethics – Ethics in InternationalBusiness.Module V: Ethics ManagementRole of Organizational Culture in Ethics – Structure of Ethics Management: EthicsProgrammes, Code of Conduct, Ethics Committee, Ethics Officers, and the CEO –Communicating Ethics: Communication Principles, Channels, Training Programmes, andEvaluation – Ethics Audit – Corporate Governance and Ethical Responsibility –Transparency International and other Ethical Bodies - Recent Trends, Issues and CasesSuggested Readings1. Chakraborty, S.K.(1995), Ethics in Management, Oxford University Press.2. Chakraborty, S.K.(2003), Management and Ethics Omnibus, Oxford University Press.3. Ghosh, P.K. (2010), Business Ethics, Vrinda Publications.4. John R. Boatright (2008), Ethics and the Conduct of Business, Pearson Education.5. Daniel Albuquerque (2010), Business Ethics, Oxford University Press.6. Manuel G. Velasquez (2008),Business Ethics, Pearson Prentice-Hall.7. Linda K. Trevino and Katherine A. Nelson (1995), Managing Business Ethics, JohnWiley & Sons.8. Sekhar, R.C.(1997), Ethical Choices in Business, Response Books.9. Fernando, A.C.(2009), Business Ethics, Pearson Education.

10MANAGERIAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT-I(Non-Credit Course)Objective:To equip the students with the needed attitudinal and practice skills required to function asand eloquently as possible in their professional and personal lives, in the constantlychanging life situation.1.Creating Self Identification2.Need Identification3.Designing the training content4.Communication5.Inter Personnel Effectiveness6.Leadership Skills7.Personality Development and Soft skill Development

11SMS 2201 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENTObjective:The purpose of this course is to acquaint the students with the broad framework of financialdecision-making in business units.Module I : Nature and Scope of Financial Management:Meaning and Definition of Business Finance and Financial Management; FinanceFunctions; Ai

communication – relative merits and defects of traditional and information technology enabled communication - visual and visual aids in communication. Suggested Readings: 1. Herta A. Murphy and others: Effective Business Communication 2. Sinha K. K: Business Communication 3. Louis E. Boone and others: Contemporary Business Communication 4.

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