Guwahati University B.Com 3rd Sem Management Principles and Application Important Questions for Upcoming Exam 2023




Unit 1: Introduction to Management and Development of Management Thoughts 

Q. What is management? Discuss the nature and significance of management.  

Q. What are the various functions of management.

Q. What is coordination? 

Q.Why co-ordination is called essence of management? 

Q.Distinguish between co-ordination and co-operation.

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

Q. Discuss the contribution made by F.W. Taylor and Henry Fayol  to the growth of management thoughts.                        

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

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

Q. Critically discuss the “System Approach ” and “Contingency approach” of Management.

Q. What do you mean by Management by Objectives? What are its features? Explain its process. 

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

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

Q. Write short notes on:

a). Levels of Management          

b) Hawthorne experiment        

c). Scope of Management           

d) Social responsibility of management               

e) Objectives of Management                 

f) Ethics of a manager

g) Features and importance of bureaucratic management approach of Max Weber.

Unit 2: Planning, Strategic Planning and Decision Making

Q. Explain the Concept of Planning. its importance ?

Q. Mention the essential features of a good plan.  

Q. Discuss the advantages  and limitations  of planning.     

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

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

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

Q. What is Business environment? Explain it components.        

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

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

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

Q. Explain in brief the Concept of Decision making . Explain its role in business management.

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

Q. Write short notes on:

a. Process of Planning                 

b. Planning premises                   

c. Principles of Planning  

d. Steps in decision making process      

e. Perfect rationality and bounded rationality

f. Committee and Group Decision-making

g. Internal and external environmental analysis

Unit 3: Organization and Organising structure

Q. Explain the concept of organization and organizing. Explain its importance.   

Q. Discuss about the nature and process of organising.                

Q. What are various principles of organising?

Q. Define span of management . Discuss the factors determining the span of management. 

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

# Functional Organization 

# Network Organizational structure         

# Formal and Informal Organisation with their difference                        

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.        

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

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

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

Q. What is motivation? Explain its nature and importance.       

Q. Explain the following theory of motivation:

a) Maslow theory of Motivation             

b) Herzberg theory of Motivation           

c) McGregor theory of Motivation                         

d) Maslow Vs Herzberg theory of motivation

e) Vroom’s expectancy theory

f) Extrinsic and intrinsic motivation       

Q. Define Leadership. Mention essential qualities for Leadership.                          

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

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

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) 

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

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

Q. Discuss the Traditional and Modern  techniques of Managerial Control.              

Q. Mention essential characteristics of controlling. What are its advantages  and disadvantages?

Q. Justify the Relationship between Planning and Controlling. Also distinguish between Planning and Controlling. 

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

Q. Write short notes on:

i. Essentials of effective control system   

ii. Emerging challenges in management

iii. Process of controlling

iv. Major areas which require managerial control in an undertaking

v Management Audit 

vi. MIS


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