Management Principles and Applications Important Questions, B.Com CBCS Pattern, Dibrugarh University

Management Principles and Application Important Question
B.Com CBCS Pattern
Dibrugarh University

Unit 1: Introduction to Management and Development of Management Thoughts

Q. What is management? Discuss the nature (2015) and significance of management.      2016, 2018, 2019

Q. Write a brief note on various functions of management (POSDCORB).  2021

Q. What is co-ordination? Why co-ordination is called essence of management? Distinguish between co-ordination and co-operation.    2021, 2022

Q. Discuss the classical and neo-classical theories of management. Make a comparative study between classical and neo-classical theory. (Evolution of management thoughts)                            2017, 2021, 2022

Q. Discuss the contribution made by F.W. Taylor (2013, 2016) and Henry Fayol (2014) to the growth of management thoughts.                             2015, 2021

Q. Define Scientific Management. Discuss about the Taylor’s Scientific Management.       2021

Q. Describe the fundamental differences between the contribution of Henry Fayol and F. W. Taylor.         

Q. Critically discuss the “System Approach (2017, 2016SN, 2019)” and “Contingency approach (2013, 2018)” of Management.

Q. What do you mean by Management by Objectives (2013SN)? What are its features? Explain its process. 2012, 2018

Q. What are the essential conditions for successful implementation of Management by objective?

Q. Explain the objectives, advantages and disadvantages of Management by Objectives. 2015, 2017

Q. Write short notes on:

Ø Levels of Management               2022

Ø Hawthorne experiment             2021, 2022

Ø Scope of Management                2014

Ø Social responsibility of management                    2017

Ø Objectives of Management                      2014, 2015

Ø Ethics of a manager

Ø Features and importance of bureaucratic management approach of Max Weber 2022

Unit 2: Planning, Strategic Planning and Decision Making

Q. Explain the Concept of Planning. What is its importance (2016SN, 2017, 2018SN)? Mention the essential features of a good plan.       2019, 2021, 2022

Q. Discuss the advantages (2014) and limitations (2015SN) of planning.     2021

Q. “Planning is an intellectual process, the conscious determination of course of action, the basis of decisions on purpose, facts and considered estimates.” Discuss.  2020

Q. What are various types of plan? Distinguish between them.

Q. What are various tools and techniques of plan? Explain them briefly.  2021

Q. What is Business environment? Explain it components.             2022

Q. Explain various techniques of environmental analysis with their merits and demerits. (SWOT/TOWS/WOTS-UP) 2022

Q. What is strategic planning (2012)? Describe the essential steps to formulate strategic planning.              2022

Q. Explain the objectives, advantages and disadvantages of strategic planning.     2015, 2017

Q. Explain in brief the Concept of Decision making (2017SN). Explain its role in business management.     2012, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021

Q. What are the various techniques of decision making (Qualitative and Quantitative, MIS, DSS)? Explain them.2016

Q. Write short notes on:

Ø Process of Planning                      2013, 2022

Ø Planning premises                        2014SN, 2017SN, 2022

Ø Principles of Planning  2016

Ø Steps in decision making process           2013, 2021

Ø Perfect rationality and bounded rationality

Ø Committee and Group Decision-making

Ø Internal and external environmental analysis    2022

Unit 3: Organisation and Organising structure

Q. Explain the concept of organisation and organising (2017SN). Explain its importance.   2019

Q. Discuss about the nature and process of organising.                    2016, 2018

Q. What are various principles of organising?

Q. Define span of management (2013SN, 2015SN). Discuss the factors determining the span of management. 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018

Q. What is organisation and Organising? Write a brief note on various types of organisation structure with their respective merits and demerits. 2015

Ø Line/Military Organisation                         2014

Ø Line and Staff organisation                        2018 (SN), 2017

Ø Formal and Informal Organisation with their difference               2013, 2022(SN), 2022

Ø Functional Organisation (2012SN, 2022SN)

Ø Network Organisational structure                          2021

Q. What do you mean by decentralization and delegation? Distinguish between them?

Q. Explain the merits and demerits of delegation and decentralization.

Q. What do you mean by the term ‘authority’ and ‘responsibility’? Describe the main characteristics of authority and responsibility. Differentiate between authority and responsibility.             2022

Q. What is delegation of authority? How delegation of authority is responsible for organizing the activity of working in organization?                     2021


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Unit – 4: Staffing, Motivation, Motivation, Leadership and communication

Q. What is staffing? Explain various steps in staffing. What are its importance?    2022

Q. What is motivation? Explain its nature and importance.            2017, 2019, 2021, 2022

Q. Explain the following theory of motivation:

Ø Maslow theory of Motivation                  2015, 2016, 2021

Ø Herzberg theory of Motivation                2015

Ø McGregor theory of Motivation                              2019

Ø Maslow Vs Herzberg theory of motivation

Ø Vroom’s expectancy theory

Ø Extrinsic and intrinsic motivation            2021

Q. Define Leadership. Mention essential qualities for Leadership.                               2018, 2022

Q. Explain the concept of leadership. Discuss its significance in the management of a large manufacturing enterprise.2014, 2017

Q. Explain various Leadership styles with their difference. (Transactional leadership, Transformational Leadership, Transforming Leadership.) 2019, 2022

Q. What is communication? Explain its need and importance.

Q. Explain various leadership theories.

(Likert’s scale theory, Blake and Mouten’s Managerial Grid theory, House’s Path Goal theory, Fred Fielder’s situational Leadership) ONE QUESTION EXPECTED FROM LEADERSHIP THEORIES 2020

Q. What are various steps involved in communication? Explain.

Q. What are various types of communication? Distinguish between formal and informal communication. 2022

Q. What are various barriers to communication? How these barriers can be overcome?

Unit 5: Controlling in Management

Q. Explain the meaning of Controlling. Explain its steps or process.                            2016, 2021

Q. Discuss the Traditional (2015) and Modern (2014) techniques of Managerial Control.                  2015, 2021, 2022 (Two short notes from techniques of controlling are expected. So study in detail)

Q. Mention essential characteristics of controlling. What are its advantages (2013) and disadvantages?    2014

Q. Justify the Relationship between Planning and Controlling. Also distinguish between Planning and Controlling. 2018, 2021, 2022

Q. “Control is the process of bringing about conformity of performance with planned action.” Discuss.       2021

Q. Write short notes on:

Ø Essentials of effective control system   2013, 2018SN

Ø Emerging challenges in management

Ø Process of controlling


Ø Major areas which require managerial control in an undertaking

Ø ZBB     2021

Ø Management Audit      2021


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