MBA assignments

Typical MBA Assignments completed

Sl No Title Subject No. of words Style References/Appendices Summary Price ($)
1 Cultural dimensions of managementChina vs France International Management 4630 Harvard 47 / 4 Law of culture respects the sovereignty of communities. Culture encompasses several elements that holistically touch upon the ways of the society, their art, literature, conduct, thinking, priorities, what they stand for and believe in, time tested practices and thinking, distinguishing one society from another, holding its members together (Barsoux and Schneider 2002).Cultural awareness, sensitivity, recognition, respect, adaptation and alignment are critical to conducting business successfully in a multicultural global environment (Malmo 2012). One need not renounce own culture and marry another, but recognise multicultural environment and judiciously incorporate it in strategy, decision making and operations 20
2 A critique on Mc Donaldisation Management 2487 Harvard 18 With the IT revolution post 1970s, Management became data driven to meet rising need for clarity, measurability, predictability, speed and evidence based decisions. Remote operations from centralized control of multi-locational businesses became order of the day.  McDonaldization: is the unbridled focus on efficiency, metric driven management, predictability and control of outcome. Mcdonaldisation goes against the grain of adventure, variety, experience, uniqueness, and surprise expected by certain customer groups, who desire to differentiate and innovate, expect special treatment, when the individual is confronted with a faceless electronic interface …….. 15
3 Investment Analysis Corporate Finance 3424 Harvard 19/5 Three investment options: Buy To Let Property In Major City In UK, Investing on UK Gilt and Investing in Burberry stock are evaluated using data from research. Concepts of NPV, IRR, Security Market Line, Capital asset Pricing Model, Bond pricing, discounts, maturity value have been used. Detailed calculations available on an Excel model 30
4 Investment analysis for Apple and DELL for a three year period Corporate Finance 4080 APA 9 Nine financial ratios analysed for a three year period for two companies in the technology sector and arrived at their comparative performance 20
5 China Market Entry Study for Corporate Training Services Market research 31063 Harvard 75 This study on evaluation of entry strategy for Andec Communications limited, an Irish Training company of more than 20 years standing in the industry, in China, has thrown up multidimensional challenges for the study team. An entry strategy for business expansion in a foreign country is more complex than a decision in either expansion in a related field or even lateral diversification in the home country.  This is because a foreign country brings with it challenges that are non-existent in the home country such as cultural alignment, discriminatory treatment for aliens by a host government, the complex competitive scenario, the long set up time and the uncertainties, to add.However, the opportunity that a foreign country offers for businesses are also unique in that, one can cash in on the competency gained over time in one’s own country, and gain from the advantages of premium value to foreign customers….. 20
6 Business plan for Culb NIA Business Management 8760 Harvard 1 As a pioneer in the youth entertainment and grooming industry, Club “Club NIA” will serve as the premiere venue for youth aged 12 to 25 to experience, enjoy and develop positive socialization skills and build on one’s potential. The concept is to identify, nurture and support individual attributes of enterprise, youthfulness, responsibility, fun loving, intellect, diversity and collaboration through avenues for responsible self-expression utilizing multiple forms (debate, written, spoken-word, poetry, painting, song/rap, dance, and instrument). To entertain while learning, the Club will offer a video arcade and food and beverage service.Club NIA’s dream is to be recognized as a  brand operating through multiple locations,  helping to realize the integration of entertainment, education, grooming and earning of youth.Club NIA will be a financially viable entity through a variety of revenue generating  services complimenting its visible objective of entertaining and educating the youth. Club NIA will demonstrate that enjoying good things in life need not be necessarily bad….. project cost $616k, breakeven in year 3, and exciting financial ratios thereafter …. The report is supported by extensive data analysis using financial models in excel 20
7 What It Means For Organizations To Be Strategic In Their Approach To Human Resource Management. Human Resources Management 3389 APA 11 Strategy is a set of coordinated choices and actions. From a Human Resource Management perspective, there are two types of strategy: competitive business strategy: choices and actions about how to serve the needs of customers; and human resource strategy: choices and actions concerning the management of people within the organization (1). Two basic approaches to human resource strategy areThe contingency approach that seeks to match human resource practices with competitive business strategies. This approach focuses on cost leadership versus a focus on differentiation.  In contrast, the universalistic approach seeks to identify a set of human resource practices that is beneficial for all organizations…….. 15
8 India – Mauritius Income Tax Treaty (1982) – Double taxation avoidance and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital gains International Business 2206 APA 1 The principal purpose of double taxation conventions is to promote, by eliminating international double taxation, exchanges of goods and services, and the movement of capital and persons. It is also a purpose of tax conventions to prevent tax avoidance and evasion. This report is a clause by clause critical review and appreciation of the DTAT
9 Perceptions on Performance Management of Knowledge Workers and Human Resources Personnel in the Indian IT/ITES Arm of an MNC in the High Technology Space Business Management dissertation 21065 Harvard 42/2 This research was carried out as a Management Challenge assignment to meet the partial requirements of the MBA programme of Henley Business School.The choice of topic of the study was motivated by the explosive and expected growth of the IT and ITES industry globally, and the challenges of managing the knowledge workforce in this knowledge-driven industry. KWs differ from conventional workers in the brick and mortar manufacturing sector. KWs carry out creative tasks as against repetitive mass production in the traditional industry. This makes the KWs unique in terms of their profile, expectations, performance measures, and measurement, as well as in terms of the factors contributing to their productivity, motivation, acquisition, and retention and, in turn, the competitiveness of the organization employing them.The Indian arm of an MNC was chosen for the study as India has, since the early nineties, acquired the sobriquet of the world’s back office.The growth of the industry was accompanied by the pains of managing that growth. Managing the KWs itself became a challenge that led to the need for better understanding of the KWs, the evolution of management processes, and research and innovation in HR practices, with organizational success becoming synonymous with success in managing HR.This study was thus prompted by the realization of the importance of perceptional alignment between the KWs and HR. This study based on a limited sample of 65 respondents has brought to light some interesting findings which provide pointers for HR management. The study has unearthed some of the perceptional alignments and gaps between the KWs and HR, and we believe that both management and HR will take cues from these. The study has been an exercise on design, data collection, methodological challenges in data analysis and interpretation  50
10 Talent Management / Learning & Development Business management –Human Resources 2371 Harvard 19 Human Resources (HR) called labor in the post industrialization era of the early 20th century were considered as avoidable costs of business since (a) HR were used for low level tasks needing physical activity without intellectual contribution and (b) HR were easily replaceable with another set of limbs available in plenty at a lower cost, as change of personnel didn’t translate into loss of talent to carry out the task.TM is not L&D, but a super set of L&D and carries multiple definitions. TM is corporate strategy transforming HR practices and work environments, and not merely an HR function. TM has to do with preserving talent through addressing higher order needs of HR through mentoring, recruiting, training, providing growth opportunities, flexibility, meeting their rational, emotional and personal needs, even treating employees as partners, now called as associates. Employees needs to be carried along, recognized and trusted (Chemical Week 2007) ……… 10
11 Discussion on budgetary control Business Management 2922 Harvard 37 Budgetary control is part of overall organization control and is concerned primarily with the control of performance. The use of budgetary control in performance management has of late taken on greater importance especially as a more integrative control mechanism for the organisation.Budgets are accounting functions, used for strategic planning and metric driven performance monitoring, through comparison of actual achievements against statement of expectations, during a future period. Budgets are forward looking, provide direction, enable rational planning, resource allocation, performance monitoring and executive accountability; binding organizational units for integrated operations.The impact of budgetary control on organizations is multi-dimensional.Budgetary process and  its implementation for control, influence managers to build budgetary slack. Managers with high need for achievement tend to create less of slack (Vincent and Irdam 2012). Managers’ perceived effectiveness of budgetary control, ethical work climate and procedural justice, negatively correlate with creation of budgetary slack (Gökhan and Emine 2011) …….
12 Success Rates of Projects in UAE: Success Criteria,Delivery to Committed Schedule and Benefits Project management 1831 Harvard 31 Project Management (PM) is a complex task with interplay of contextual variables adding to the complexity. PM encompasses Planning and Implementation. Planning is the process of deciding on the what and the how; whereas implementation deals with the doing.  The plan itself is dynamic and keeps rolling as the project unfolds.Uncertainty and surprises are the only constants in PM that essentially deals with open systems subject to environmental influences, uncertainties and impacts; contributing to conflicts  among stakeholders, perennial need for change and issue management, cost escalation, schedule slippages, quality issues and  inability to meet initial goals. Every project becomes a case study throwing up fresh insights on how not to manage a project. Contingency Management and Entrepreneurship are synonyms for PM……. 15
13 Problems With Business Development/Entrepreneurship In TheRestaurant Business In Kaliningrad Business Management 6437 Harvard 81 We examine what entrepreneurship entails, what leads to its success, potential barriers and what are the decision drivers for entrepreneurs….Entrepreneurship is going in pursuit of goals using resources over which one has no control ;  the attitude, capacity, and action to conceive, organize and manage a new business, embracing collateral risks; to achieve tangible goals. Entrepreneurship, in conjunction with resources (land, labor, natural resources and capital) generates profit. Innovation and risk-taking are characteristic of entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is an essential element of staying competitive.Entrepreneurship is the unstinted struggle to achieve something that one may not achieve: striving for something beyond ones obvious capacity, and the joy of pursuing that. It reflects positivism, creativity and passion, in pursuit of a goal, not confined to tangible gains. It reflects ones’ ability to challenge the obvious (Byrne 2005).While entrepreneurship is driven by need for autonomy, sense of security, fulfillment, growth, wealth creation, and recognition (Chu et al., 2007); success is driven by personality traits:   high need for achievement and low fear of failure,  tolerance for ambiguity, orientation to innovate,  high risk propensity and  internal locus of control (Brockman et al., 2006;). The report examines Barriers to Entrepreneurship, Barriers  to Entrepreneurship In Transition Economies                    , Barriers to Entrepreneurship in Russia, Barriers to Entrepreneurship for  Restaurants in Kaliningrad…… 20
14 Historical   Context of Sustainability – Solar Panels in India Business management – case analysis 2793 harvard 21/4 Solar is the source of energy on the planet including coal, oil and hydro. Coal and oil are exhaustible fossil fuels; hydro is limited by seasonality and location specificity. Usage of coal and oil (traded commercial energy), create collateral damages of green house gas emissions, global warming and environmental pollution. Oil and gas, the most globally traded commodities, due to skewed distribution and demand pattern, reflect their criticality and ubiquitous demand.  Global commercial energy market is volatile in terms of price, availability and movement, and become victim of international strife, making it imperative for energy dependent countries, to plan for their energy security, through self sufficiency.India has an abundance of Solar energy due to its tropical location and provide conditions to exploit this natural resource due to: shortage of conventional forms of energy, growth in demand, distributed nature and low intensity of demand, high imports of oil, forex issues, and government incentives making it an ideal business proposition.A great investment opportunity to be exploited by investors. Actions needed from government include remove pricing distortions, institutional framework to market surplus solar power, standardization, land availability and technical capacity buildingKey words: Growing Demand for Commercial Energy, Abundant Supply of natural resource, Government support, High Imports of oil, Energy shortage… the report has sections: Executive Summary , Overview Of Topic,   Key Findings, Project Definition, Development Of The Idea And Justification, Reflective Analysis And Concluding Remarks 15


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