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. Discuss the classical and neo-classical theories of management. Make a comparative study between classical and neo-classical theory.                                2017

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

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 is co-ordination? Why co-ordination is called essence of management? Distinguish between co-ordination and co-operation.

Q. Write short notes on:

Ø Levels of Management

Ø Scope of Management                               2014

Ø Social responsibility of management                    2017

Ø Objectives of Management                     2014, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Q. What are the various techniques of decision making? Explain them.   2016

Q. Write short notes on:

Ø Process of Planning                      2013

Ø Planning premises                        2014SN, 2017SN

Ø Principles of Planning  2016

Ø Steps in decision making process           2013

Ø Perfect rationality and bounded rationality

Ø Committee and Group Decision-making

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. 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

Ø Functional Organisation (2012SN)

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

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

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

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

Q. What is staffing? Explain various steps in staffing.

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

Q. Explain the following theory of motivation:

Ø Maslow theory of Motivation                  2015, 2016

Ø Herzberg theory of Motivation                               2015

Ø McGregor theory of Motivation                             2019

Ø Maslow Vs Herzberg theory of motivation

Ø Vroom’s expectancy theory

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

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

Q. Explain various Leadership styles. 2019

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

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

Q. What are various types of communication?

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

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

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


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