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MANAGEMENT IN ACTION - SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ETHICAL ISSUES

Course Code: Course Objective:


The course aims at bringing the students closer to reality by developing their understanding of the professional prerequisites to practice of management in terms of required skills and attitude to respond proactively to rapid discontinuous change in business environment. Integrative in approach, this course aims at developing not theoreticians but practitioners who are expected to sense the ongoing conflict between environmental change and internal desire of management for stability.

MMS 401

Credit Units: 04

Course Contents:
Module I: Introduction Modern Management Practices and Issues Involved, Outsourcing Management Services and Evolution of Management Consultancy, Skills-set required for Management Consultants, Consulting and performance, counseling Module II: The Process of Management Consulting Consulting Proposals, Identification and Definition of Problem, Fact-Finding Leading to Solution Development and Implementation, Developing Strategic and Tactical Plans and Subcontracting, Pricing of Consultancy, Acquiring and Developing Talents for Consulting Module III: In-house Management versus Management Outsourced Why a Sense of Skepticism and Unease Towards Management Consultants, Cost versus Value of Advice, Separating Consulting Success from Consulting, Disaster. Some Revealing Situations Module IV: Cross Cultural Management Systems and Processes Types of organizational culture, Strength of organizational culture, Function of organizational culture, Importance of culture to the organization, Cultural Models, Cross- Cultural Perspectives, Geert Hofstede and Cross- Cultural Issues Module V: Economic and Social Issues in Management Adaptation to Changing Environment in General and Economic Environment in Particular, Economic Growth and Change Areas, Emerging Opportunities in Various Sectors including Social Sector, Management Practice and Cultural Issues, The global Political Situation, The Global Competitive Environment and the internal scene in India, War Game. Module VI: Ethical Issues in Management Relationship among Various Stakeholders, Reasons for Conflict of Interests Among Stakeholders, Corporate Governance and Ethics. Why Unethical Decisions Leading to Conflicts are Taken, Power and Politics, Initiatives on Corporate Governance by the Governments.

Examination Scheme:
Components Weightage (%) C 10 A 5 CT 15 EE 70

Text & References:


Text: Bareus S.W. &Wilkinson J.W., 1994, Management Consulting Services, McGraw Hill, 2 nd Edition. References: Cadbury, Sir Adrian, Ethical Managers Make Their Own rules. Harvard Business Review, 65, September / October 1987. Cogner, Jay A, David Finegold and Edward E Lawler III, appraising Boardroom Performance. Harvard Business Review, January-February 1998. Drucker, Peter F. Managing the Future: The 1990s and Beyond. Dutton 1992 Kumar Mangalam Birla Committee Report on Corporate Governance Legislation alone is not enough, activating adult committees. Shareholder friendly steps - The Hindu, October 10, 1999. Parekh, Deepak S, The Real Meaning of Corporate Governance. Indian Management, August 1999.

Paine, Lynn Sharp, Managing Organizational Integrity. Harvard Business Review, March April 1994. Salmon W.J. Crises Preventions; How to Gear up Your Board. Harvard Business Review, JanuaryFebruary 1993, pp 68-75. Sodarn, Dr. Kailash, Transparency in Corporate Governance, Indian Management Vol. 38, No.10. October 1999. Cadbury, Sir Adrian, The Company Chairman, Director Books, Simon Schuster International Group 1990. Eccles, R.G. and Crane, D.B. 1995, Doing Deals: Investment Banks at Work, McGraw Hill International James O-Shea, Dangerous Company, NB

MANAGERIAL EXCELLENCE
Course Code: Course Objective:
To help the students of Business Management believe in excellence and create an environment that cultivates the same. It aims at focusing on the basics and establishes a flexible strategic direction with a team-based organizational concept as they work to advance their team and their department. This course is designed to provide hands on experience for professional success. This common sense approach combining self-examination surveys, class exercises, practical exposure and team work is applicable. The main area to provide the practical exposure include small activities to a mega event such as guest lectures, industry visits, placements, seminars, conferences, management competitions, corporate meet, alumni meet, publications etc. The course will be delivered as under: Class room 20% Practical 80%

MMS 402

Non Credit Course

Course Contents:
Module I: Introduction to Excellence Self-evaluation, Definition of Excellence, Cultivating the Attitude &Developing the Habit for achieving excellence Module II: Excellence for Everyone & Excellence for Everything Recognizing the Qualities, Excellence for Everything: External vs. Internal, Obstacles to Excellence, Excellence Ethics, Professional Characteristics ] Module III: Achieving Excellence Instilling Excellence, Managing Excellence, Rewarding Excellence Module IV: Excellence Indicators Types of Indicators, Building Models, Distinguishing Characteristics Module V: Applying Excellence Application of Excellence, Practical Steps, Self-evaluation of achievements

Examination Scheme:
Components Weightage (%) P1 10 C1 50 CT1 20 EE1 20

Text & References:


English, Gary, Phoenix without the ashes: achieving organization .Excellence through common sense Management CRC Press.

DISSERTATION
Course Code: MMS 455 Credit Units: 09

The aim of the dissertation is to provide you with an opportunity to further your intellectual and personal development in your chosen field by undertaking a significant practical unit of activity, having an educational value at a level commensurate with the award of your degree The dissertation can be defined as a scholarly inquiry into a problem or issues, involving a systematic approach to gathering and analysis of information / data, leading to production of a structured report. Selecting the Dissertation Topic It is usual to give you some discretion in the choice of topic for the dissertation and the approach to be adopted. You will need to ensure that your dissertation is related to your field of specialization. Deciding this is often the most difficult part of the dissertation process, and perhaps, you have been thinking of a topic for some time. It is important to distinguish here between dissertation topic and dissertation title. The topic is the specific area that you wish to investigate. The title may not be decided until the dissertation has been written so as to reflect its content properly. Few restrictions are placed on the choice of the topic. Normally we would expect it to be: relevant to business, defined broadly; related to one or more of the subjects or areas of study within the core program and specialisation stream; clearly focused so as to facilitate an in-depth approach, subject to the availability of adequate sources of information and to your own knowledge; of value and interest to you and your personal and professional development. Planning the Dissertation This will entail following: Selecting a topic for investigation. Establishing the precise focus of your study by deciding on the aims and objectives of the dissertation, or formulating questions to be investigated. Consider very carefully what is worth investigating and its feasibility. Drawing up initial dissertation outlines considering the aims and objectives of the dissertation. Workout various stages of dissertation Devising a timetable to ensure that all stages of dissertation are completed in time. The timetable should include writing of the dissertation and regular meetings with your dissertation guide. The Dissertation plan or outline It is recommended that you should have a dissertation plan to guide you right from the outset. Essentially, the dissertation plan is an outline of what you intend to do, chapter wise and therefore should reflect the aims and objectives of your dissertation. There are several reasons for having a dissertation plan It provides a focus to your thoughts. It provides your faculty-guide with an opportunity, at an early stage of your work, to make constructive comments and help guide the direction of your research. The writing of a plan is the first formal stage of the writing process, and therefore helps build up your confidence. In many ways, the plan encourages you to come to terms with the reading, thinking and writing in a systematic and integrated way, with plenty of time left for changes. Finally, the dissertation plan generally provides a revision point in the development of your dissertation report in order to allow appropriate changes in the scope and even direction of your work as it progresses. Keeping records This includes the following: Making a note of everything you read; including those discarded. Ensuring that when recording sources, authors name and initials, date of publication, title, place of publication and publisher are included. (You may consider starting a card index or database from the outset). Making an accurate note of all quotations at the time you read them. Make clear what is a direct a direct quotation and what is your paraphrase.

Dissertation format All students must follow the following rules in submitting their dissertation. Front page should provide title, author, Name of degree/diploma and the date of submission. Second page should be the table of contents giving page references for each chapter and section. The next page should be the table of appendices, graphs and tables giving titles and page references. Next to follow should be a synopsis or abstract of the dissertation (approximately 500 words) titled: Executive Summary Next is the acknowledgements. Chapter I should be a general introduction, giving the background to the dissertation, the objectives of the dissertation, the rationale for the dissertation, the plan, methodological issues and problems. The limitations of the dissertation should also be hinted in this chapter. Other chapters will constitute the body of the dissertation. The number of chapters and their sequence will usually vary depending on, among others, on a critical review of the previous relevant work relating to your major findings, a discussion of their implications, and conclusions, possibly with a suggestion of the direction of future research on the area. After this concluding chapter, you should give a list of all the references you have used. These should be cross - references with your text. For articles from journals, the following details are required e.g. Draper P and Pandyal K. 1991, The Investment Trust Discount Revisited, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Vol18, No6, Nov, pp 791-832. For books, the following details are required: Levi, M. 1996, International Financial Management, Prentice Hall, New York, 3rd Ed, 1996 Finally, you should give any appendices. These should only include relevant statistical data or material that cannot be fitted into the above categories.

The Layout Guidelines for the Dissertation A4 size Paper Font: Arial (10 points) or Times New Roman (12 points) Line spacing: 1.5 Top and bottom margins: 1 inch/ 2.5 cm; left and right margins: 1.25 inches/ 3 cm

Guidelines for the Assessment of the Dissertation


While evaluating the dissertation, faculty guide will consider the following aspects: 1. Has the student made a clear statement of the objective or objective(s). 2. If there is more than one objective, do these constitute parts of a whole? 3. Has the student developed an appropriate analytical framework for addressing the problem at hand. 4. Is this based on up-to-date developments in the topic area? 5. Has the student collected information / data suitable to the frameworks? 6. Are the techniques employed by the student to analyse the data / information appropriate and relevant? 7. Has the student succeeded in drawing conclusion form the analysis? 8. Do the conclusions relate well to the objectives of the project? 9. Has the student been regular in his work? 10. Layout of the written report.

Examination Scheme:
Contents & Layout of the Report Conceptual Framework Objectives & Methodology Implications & Conclusions Viva/ Presentations TOTAL 30 10 15 15 30 100

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION - IV
Course Code: Course Objective:
The influx of multinationals, FDIs and Retail Management makes global communication a harsh reality and offers cultural communication challenges. This course is designed to inculcate transcultural communication skills among the young Amitians.

MMS 442

Credit Units: 01

Course Contents:
Module I: Importance of Culture in Communication Principles of effective cross cultural communication Developing Communication Competence Module II: Barriers to effective communication Sender, Receiver and Situation related barriers Measures to overcome the barriers Listening skills Module III: Cross cultural communication Characteristics of culture Social differences Contextual differences Nonverbal differences Ethnocentrism

Examination Scheme:
Components Weightage (%) CT1 20 CT2 20 CAF 25 V 10 GD 10 GP 10 A 5

CAF Communication Assessment File GD Group Discussion GP Group Presentation

Text & References:


Business Communication, Raman Prakash, Oxford Business Communication for Managers: An Advanced Approach, Penrose, Thomson Understanding Human Communication, 9/e, Adler R Oxford

BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE - IV (PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE)


Course Code: Course Objective:
This course aims at imparting an understanding of: Build and leverage your professional reputation Maintain focus in pressure situations Make a balanced choice between professional and personal commitments

MMS 443

Credit Units: 01

Course Contents:
Module I: Individual, Society and Nation Individual Differences and Dimensions of Personality Socialization Process Relating to the Nation: Values, Culture, Religion Sense of pride and Patriotism Managing Diversity Module II: Components of Excellence Personal Excellence: Identifying long-term choices and goals Uncovering the talent, strength & style Analyzing choke points in your personal processes by analysis in area of placements, events, seminars, conference, extracurricular activities, projects etc. Developing professional power: Goal-setting, time management, handling criticism, interruptions and time wasters Module III: Career Planning Knowing ones Interest and Aptitude Identifying available Resources Setting goals to maintain focus: Developing Positive attributes in personality Self-reliance and Employability skills Module IV: Stress Management for Healthy Living Meaning and Nature of Stress Stages of stress Causes and Consequences of stress: Personal, Organizational and Environmental Personal Styles and strategies of coping Module V: Professional Success Building independence & interdependence Reducing resistance to change Continued reflection (Placements, events, seminars, conferences, projects extracurricular Activities etc.) Module VI: End-of-Semester Appraisal Viva based on personal journal Assessment of Behavioural change as a result of training Exit Level Rating by Self and Observer

Text & References:


J William Pfeiffer (ed.) Theories and Models in Applied Behavioural Science, Vol 2, Group (1996); Pfeiffer & Company Smither Robert D.; The Psychology of Work and Human Performance, 1994, Harper Collins College Publishers Raman, A.T. (2003) Knowledge Management: A Resource Book. Excel Books, Delhi. Kamalavijayan, D. (2005). Information and Knowledge Management. Macmillan India Ltd. Delhi

FRENCH - IV
Course Code: Course Objective:
To strengthen the language of the students with both oral and written To provide the students with the know-how to master the tenses present, past and future to express emotion to accomplish simple tasks of day-to-day programmes to prepare rsum

MMS 444

Credit Units: 02

Course Contents:
Unit 7: pp. 106 Rdiger un rsum (Cf. Campus 2 P.6, Franais.Com, Intermdiaire- p.98) Passer un entretien dembauche. Franais.Com, Intermdiaire p.100 Contenu lexical: Unit 7: Tranches de vie 1. voquer un souvenir 2. raconter une histoire 3. rapporter des vnements marquants dune vie professionnelle 4. expliquer une situation de stress, donner son avis 5. faire des projets Contenu grammatical: 1. formation de limparfait, chaque/chacun 2. emploi du pass compos et de limparfait 3. relatifs qui, que, o, mise en relief, indicateurs de temps : depuis, il y a, pendant, pour, en 4. pronom en de quantit, propositions compltives : je pense que, je crois que 5. futur simple, pronom y

Examination Scheme:
Components Weightage (%) CT1 20 CT2 20 C 20 I 20 V 15 A 5

C Project + Presentation I Interaction/Conversation Practice

Text & References:


le livre suivre : Franais.Com (Dbutant)

GERMAN - IV
Course Code: Course Objective:
To enable the students to converse, read and write in the language with the help of the basic rules of grammar, which will later help them to strengthen their language. To give the students an insight into the culture, geography, political situation and economic opportunities available in Germany. Introduction to Advanced Grammar Language and Professional Jargon

MMS 445

Credit Units: 02

Course Contents:
Module I: Present perfect tense Present perfect tense, usage and applicability Usage of this tense to indicate near past Universal applicability of this tense in German Module II: Letter writing To acquaint the students with the form of writing informal letters. Module III: Interchanging prepositions Usage of prepositions with both accusative and dative cases Usage of verbs fixed with prepositions Emphasizing on the action and position factor Module IV: Past tense Introduction to simple past tense Learning the verb forms in past tense Making a list of all verbs in the past tense and the participle forms Module V: Reading a Fairy Tale Comprehension and narration Rotkppchen Froschprinzessin Die Fremdsprache Module VI: Genitive case Genitive case Explain the concept of possession in genitive Mentioning the structure of weak nouns Module VII: Genitive prepositions Discuss the genitive propositions and their usage: (whrend, wegen, statt, trotz) Module VIII: Picture Description Firstly recognize the persons or things in the picture and identify the situation depicted in the picture; Secondly answer questions of general meaning in context to the picture and also talk about the personal experiences which come to your mind upon seeing the picture.

Examination Scheme:
Components Weightage (%) CT1 20 CT2 20 C 20 I 20 V 15 A 5

C Project + Presentation I Interaction/Conversation Practice

Text & References:


Wolfgang Hieber, Lernziel Deutsch Hans-Heinrich Wangler, Sprachkurs Deutsch Schulz Griesbach, Deutsche Sprachlehre fr Auslnder P.L Aneja, Deutsch Interessant- 1, 2 & 3 Rosa-Maria Dallapiazza et al, Tangram Aktuell A1/1,2 Braun, Nieder, Schme, Deutsch als

Fremdsprache

1A,

Grundkurs

SPANISH - IV
Course Code: Course Objective:
To enable students acquire working knowledge of the language; to give them vocabulary, grammar, voice modulations/intonations to handle everyday Spanish situations with ease.

MMS 446

Credit Units: 02

Course Contents:
Module I Revision of earlier semester modules Introduction to Present Continuous Tense (Gerunds) Module II Translation with Present Continuous Tense Introduction to Gustar, Parecer, Apetecer, doler Module III Imperatives (positive and negative commands of regular verbs) Module IV Commercial/ business vocabulary Module V Simple conversation with help of texts and vocabulary En la recepcion del hotel En el restaurante En la agencia de viajes En la tienda/supermercado

Examination Scheme:
Components Weightage (%) CT1 20 CT2 20 C 20 I 20 V 15 A 5

C Project + Presentation I Interaction/Conversation Practice

Text & References:


Espaol Sin Fronteras (Nivel Elemental)

JAPANESE - IV
Course Code: Course Objective:
To enable the students to comfortably interact using basic Japanese. Note: Teaching is done in roman as well as Japanese script, students will be taught katankana (another form of script) in this semester i.e. to be able to write all the foreign words in Japanese.

MMS 447

Credit Units: 02

Course Contents:
Module I Comparison using adjectives, making requests Module II Seeking permission Module III Practice of conversations on: Visiting people, Party, Meetings, After work, At a ticket vending machine etc Module IV Essays, writing formal letters

Learning Outcome
Students can speak the language describing above-mentioned topics.

Methods of Private study /Self help


Handouts, audio-aids, and self-do assignments, role-plays. Students are also encouraged to attend Japanese film festival and other such fairs and workshops organized in the capital from time to time.

Examination Scheme:
Components Weightage (%) CT1 20 CT2 20 C 20 I 20 V 15 A 5

C Project +Presentation I Interaction/Conversation Practice

Text & References:


Text: Teach yourself Japanese References: Shin Nihongo no kiso 1

CHINESE IV
Course Code: Course Objective:
How many characters are there? The early Qing dynasty dictionary included nearly 50,000 characters the vast majority of which were rare accumulated characters over the centuries. An educate person in China can probably recognize around 6000 characters. The course aims at familiarizing the student with the basic aspects of speaking ability of Mandarin, the language of Mainland China. The course aims at training students in practical skills and nurturing them to interact with a Chinese person.

MMS 448

Credit Units: 02

Course Contents:
Module I Dialogue Practice Observe picture and answer the question Pronunciation and intonation Character writing and stroke order. Electronic items Module II Traveling The Scenery is very beautiful Weather and climate Grammar question with bu shi . Ma? The construction yao le (Used to indicate that an action is going to take place) Time words yiqian, yiwai (Before and after). The adverb geng. Module III Going to a friend house for a visit meeting his family and talking about their customs. Fallen sick and going to the Doctor, the doctor examines, takes temperature and writes prescription. Aspect particle guo shows that an action has happened some time in the past. Progressive aspect of an actin zhengzai Also the use if zhe with it. To welcome someone and to see off someone . I cant go the airport to see you off etc. Module IV Shipment. Is this the place to checking luggage? Basic dialogue on Where do u work? Basic dialogue on This is my address Basic dialogue on I understand Chinese Basic dialogue on What job do u do? Basic dialogue on What time is it now? Module V Basic dialogue on What day (date) is it today? Basic dialogue on What is the weather like here. Basic dialogue on Do u like Chinese food? Basic dialogue on I am planning to go to China.

Examination Scheme:
Components Weightage (%) CT1 20 CT2 20 C 20 I 20 V 15 A 5

C Project +Presentation I Interaction/Conversation Practice

Text & References:


Elementary Chinese Reader, Part-2 Lesson 31-38

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY


Course Code: Course Objective:
CRM today examines the observable, quantifiable relationship building techniques and explains how they can be adapted for use by large, multinational businesses. The emphasis is on enhancing life time value of customers and developing partnering relationships with profitable loyal customers The course aims to help our student managers understand the concept and practice of CRM, thereby inculcating in them the CRM MINDSET, which in turn will enable them to occupy some of the positions like: Customer Care/ Customer Relationship Managers in various B 2 B and B 2 C organizations. To address these objectives, the course aims to: Enhance the understanding of various strategic and tactical approaches, tools and support systems that companies are implementing to develop effective relationship with key customers. Develop Managerial insights into the role, value and prospects of CRM in the process of forming, managing, measuring and enhancing customer relationships. Provide Exposure to the Latest technologies used in CRM.

MMS 403

Credit Units: 03

Course Contents:
Module I: Conceptual Foundation of CRM Introduction to CRM, Difference between transaction and CRM, Database Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Experiential Marketing, Framework of CRM and its Evolution, Elements of CRM, Different perspective of CRM, Types of CRM, Benefits of CRM, E-CRM. Module II: Managing Customer Relationship Introduction (Pre Industrial age, Industrial age, Service Economy age, Knowledge Economy Age), Key Principles of Relationship marketing, Relationship marketing and Value chain, Managing the customer as an asset, Customer Touch points, Customer privacy, Customer Value: Concept and characteristics, Key Account Management, Customer Segmentation as a prerequisite to CRM. Module III: Managing different stages of CRM Customer Acquisition Strategies, Customer Retention Strategies (Zero defections), The add-on-selling, Customer Equity, Customer Metrics, Customer loyalty, Loyalty ladder, Life time value, The value of measuring customer satisfaction, Conflicts and Customer Complaint Management. Module IV: Overview of CRM in service sector Service Business Characteristics, Service Customer Classification, Service Marketing Mix, Service Recovery, Marketing of Services - Banking Industry, Retail Industry, Aviation Industry, Hospitality Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Telecom Industry. Module V: CRM on Web & Software eCRM and Portal, eCRM Feature, eCRM Software Implementation Sales Force Automation - Sales Process, Activity, Contact, Lead and Knowledge Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Data Mining, Data Warehouse, Study of Different Software, Saleslogix.com, SAP, Seibel, People soft, Smiles, Oracle. Module VI: Emerging Trends CRM Implementation: Defining success factors, preparing a business plan - requirements, justification, processes Integrating the concepts with other functions of Management, Case studies, Live project to be undertaken starting with conception of idea to final execution, Latest emerging trends and practices.

Examination Scheme:
Components Weightage (%) P-1 10 C-1 5 CT-1 15 EE 70

Text & References:


Text: G. Shainesh & Jagdish N Sheth, Customer Relationship Management-A Strategic Approach. References: Alok Kumar, Chhabi Sinha, Rakesh Sharma, Customer Relationship Management Concepts and Application 2009, Biztantra. Alok Kumar Rai Customer relationship Management Concepts and Cases 2008 Edition, PHI

Zikmund, McLEOD, Gilbert, Customer Relationship Management S. Shajahan Relationship Marketing 2009 Tata McGraw Hill Judith W. Kincaid Customer Relationship Management- Getting it Right 2007 Pearson Education. Jill Dyche- The CRM Hand book 2006 Pearson Education. Ed Peelen CRM 2009 Pearson Education Ronald S, 2001, Accelerating Customer Relationships, Swift, PHI

RETAIL AND MALL MANAGEMENT


Course Code: Course Objective:
The primary objective of the course is to have students develop marketing competencies in retailing and retail consulting. The course is designed to prepare students for positions in the retail sector or positions in the retail divisions of consulting companies. The course can also benefit students interested in starting their own consulting firm. Students taking the course will develop a fundamental understanding of retailing and come away with a fundamental appreciation of the problems, constraints, and opportunities faced by retailers. Simultaneously, students taking the course will develop a fundamental understanding of retail consulting. This includes developing an understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by professionals and companies in this sector of the consulting industry. Besides learning more about retailing and retail consulting, the course is designed to foster the development of the students critical and creative thinking skills.

MMS 404

Credit Units: 03

Course Contents:
Module I Define Retailing, Retail Scenario (Globally and in India), Growth of Retail Business / Outlets in India. Key Drivers of Retailing in India, Evolution of Retailing through the Four Gears, Organized Retailing in India, Retail Formats and their Characteristics viz. Location, space / layout, merchandise, Customer profile etc. Formats: Super market, Specialty Store, Departmental Store, The Plaza, The Mall, The emporium, The Bazaar, Stop-Over, Single Size Denomination, Kiosk. Module II: Store Planning, Design and Layout Store Planning: Location Planning- High-Street Location, Destination/Free Standing Location, Shopping Centre/mall Location, Location Mapping, Location Parameters, - Site Selection. Store Design and the Retailing Image Mix: (employees, merchandise, fixtures, sound, odour, visual, type, density etc.), The Space mix: (Single goods, convenience goods, impulse purchase Merchandise), The Effective Retail Space Management: (Store Layout: the circulation path). Module III: Store Operations POS (Point of Sale) / Cash Process, Customer Service and Accommodation, Retail Selling Process, Retail Floor and Shelf Management, Retail Accounting and Cash Management. Module IV: Information Management Retail Technology and Retail Automation, POS and Back-end Technologies, Merchandise Management Cycle, Merchandising and Buying and their effect on ROI, Marketing: Build Store Brand, Positioning for Differentiation, Retail Advertising, Sales Promotion, Direct Marketing CRM, etc. Warehousing and SCM: Vendor Management, Electronic Data Interchange, Warehouse Management, GRN, Inter-Transfer Note (ITN), Transportation, Value Chain Visual Merchandising and Displays: Planning the Visual Merchandising Theme and Creating Displays, Arranging Props and Displays, Arranging Display Fixtures and Lighting, Setting up Stores before Opening, Working with Floor Plans and Store Requirements, Training Personnel on Sales floor to create Displays, Organizing merchandising units such as Racks and Shelving Strategic Store Planning and Project: (Store location assessment, design and layout, Construction and fit-up), Administration and Facilities, The Human Resource Factor, Some examples of Retail Stores viz. ARCUS, ANSAL PLAZA, LIFE-STYLE, SHOPPERS' STOP etc., Visit to some reputed Retail Stores/Outlets in around Delhi. Module V Defining Shopping Mall, How Shopping Mall differs from other Retail Formats in characteristics such as Location, Space / Layout, Merchandise, Customer Profile, Niche conveniences. Shopping Centre / Mall Location: Existing mall traffic, clean environment, designated parking area, Medium to high rental cost (Examples: DLF Mall in Delhi, Spencer Plaza in Chennai, and Crossroads in Mumbai) Strengths and Weaknesses of the Mall Format. Licenses and Permits for Mall Operations: (if applicable) Building / Scaffolding Permits, Busking Licences, Outdoor dining permits, Peaceful assembly / rally, Vehicle access permits Characteristics of typical Neighborhood, Community, and Regional types of U.S., Planned Shopping Centers/ Malls, Entertainment as Customer Value in Malls. Module VI Lessons from the experience of Crossroads in India: Define the target audience clearly, Be mindful of shopping basket, Plan the lay-out smartly, Setting the lease rental appropriately, Sensitive mall management, Cater to the

internal customer, Quasi- Mall - Is this the right format for India?, Stories of some great malls world-wide viz. DDF, Wal-Mart, etc., Visit to DLF Mall and City Center. Module VII: Emerging Trends Integrating the concepts with other functions of Management Live project to be undertaken starting with conception of idea to final execution. Case studies Latest emerging trends and practices.

Examination Scheme:
Components Weightage (%) C 10 A 5 CT 15 EE 70

Text & References:


R Vedamani & Gibbson , Retail Management, Jaico publications Patrick M & Robert Retailing, Thompson press James & Ron Hasty, Retail, Tata Mc-Graw Malcom, Retail Marketing, Thomson. Images Retail magazine

DIRECT MARKETING
Course Code: Course Objective:
Direct marketing is quickly becoming an integral part of the marketing strategies of general marketing as well as the method of operation of traditional direct marketers. The course focuses on the marketing perspectives and technologies that are distinctly direct marketing and with the interrelationship of direct marketing with the general marketing field.

MMS 405

Credit Units: 03

Course Contents:
Module I: Conceptual Framework of Direct Marketing Basics and scope of Direct Marketing, Objectives of Direct Marketing, Advantage & Disadvantage of Direct Marketing, Integrated Direct Marketing, Business, Strategic & Direct Marketing planning. Module II: Analyzing & Encashing Marketing opportunities for Direct Marketing Research design for direct marketers, The Customer Database: Analysis and Application, Consumer & Business mailing list, offer, Media of direct marketing- Magazines, Newspaper, TV/ Radio, Co-Ops, Telemarketing, Internet E-communications, Managing Direct Sales Force. Module III: Managing the Creativity Process in Direct Marketing Introducing Creative Practices and techniques, Direct Marketing Creativity, Basic Steps of Managing catalogue & print advertising, Innovation through Creativity & testing The Strategic drivers of Creative Practices. Module IV: Direct Marketing into Business B to B Marketing, Making a lead generation programme, Overview of E-commerce. Module V: Direct Marketing Implementation and Control Marketing Intelligence- Modeling for business decision support, Mathematics tool for control in direct marketing, Future of Direct Marketing. Module VI: Emerging Trends Integrating the concepts with other functions of Management Live project to be undertaken starting with conception of idea to final execution. Case studies Latest emerging trends and practices.

Examination Scheme:
Components Weightage (%) C 10 A 5 CT 15 EE 70

Text & References:


Text: Bob stone & Ron Jacobs Successful Direct Marketing Methods Tata McGraw Hill. References: Nash, Edward L, Direct Marketing Hand Book, Tata McGraw Hill.

MARKETING OF FINANCIAL SERVICES


Course Code: Course Objective:
The course aims to help our student understand the concept and practice of financial services in India. Financial Services is the fastest growing sector and offers the Maximum Opportunity of growth for Students

MMS 406

Credit Units: 03

Course Contents:
Module I Management of financial services, understanding the financial products, Overview of various financial services in India Module II Insurance-Meaning, advantages, various types of insurance, Financial planning process, Risk management Strategy to cover risk, introduction to IRDA, Marketing Channels & selling Strategies followed by insurance sector in India. Module III Mutual funds-Meaning, history and current market scenario Indian and global, Types of mutual funds, Debt funds and types of Debt schemes, Types of equity funds/Growth funds, concept of hybrid funds, Mutual funds Vs. Other investments, Fund Structure, Introduction to the role and responsibility of Asset management company, Registrars, custodian, sales distribution channels. Module IV Retail bank products-Meaning of banking business, introduction to various bank products Selling bank products, concept of cross selling, Impact of technology on bank marketing. Module V Introduction to housing finance, Venture Capital Funds, Merchant banking, Credit cards. Module VI Introduction to the Stock Market & Commodity Markets. There functioning.

Examination Scheme:
Components Weightage (%) C 10 A 5 CT 15 EE 70

Text & References:


Marketing financial services-Mary Ann Pezzullo. Marketing of Financial services: V.A. Avdhani. Financial services-MY Khan-(TaTa).

SERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT


Course Code: Course Objective:
The objective of the course is to understand the growing significance and impact of services on the growth and economy and the scientific ways to run the operations so as to optimize the business and brand returns.

MMS 407

Credit Units: 03

Course Contents:
Module I: Service as Strategy Concepts and understanding, Brand significance and impact on businesses Nature of services and service products, customer centric operations and building services for competitive advantage. Module II: Building and Development of Service Systems Standard and branded services, Technology impact, Design and development of service products and delivery systems. Human Resource in Services. Module III: Operating Service Systems Managing Demand and supply of services, Speed and quality of services, Total Quality Systems, Tools and techniques for total quality and continuous improvements, Management and controls, Productivity and performance measurements. Module IV: Service Business Model Service Business model understanding and significance. Service Value chain Outsourcing and its management, Service business and delivery network, connectivity and brand value creation through outsourced network. Module V: Building Customer Loyalty Understanding and significance of customer loyalty. Creating loyal customers through services, Loyalty tracking, Customizing services, segmenting services, taking services to the doorsteps of customers.

Examination Scheme:
Components Weightage (%) C 10 A 5 CT 15 EE 70

Text & References:


Text: Gengiz Hakserver, Barry Rendes, Robert Russel & Robert Murdich, Service Management & Operations References: Rust, Zahorik & Keiningham, Service Marketing Kenneth E. Clow & David L. Kurtz, Service Marketing

SUPPLY CHAIN COMPETITIVENESS


Course Code: Course Objective:
With increasing competition and lesser product differentiation, companies are focusing on supply chain management to achieve competitive advantage. The course aims to familiarize students of modern systems and procedures in supply chain management. Also, to develop their closer and better understanding of logistics activities & their criticality in managing efficient supply chain. Use of information technology and internet will be highlighted so as to enable students to design supply chain for competitive advantage. Best practices in Supply Chain Management will be studied across industries with special focus on retailing sector.

MMS 408

Credit Units: 03

Course Contents:
Module I: Supply Chain Overview Soil-to-dustConcept of supply chain. Need & importance of integrated supply chain. Building blocks of supply chain network. , Supplier Network Development, Make-or-buy Module II: Logistics Management Systems Concept, Objectives & Scope, The System Elements, International Transportation Issues, Warehousing, Inventory Management, Packaging and Unitization Issues, Communication and Control, Centralized and Decentralized Logistic Management, Third Party Logistics (3PL), Multimodal Transport Operator (M.T.O.) Global Shipping. Module III: Supply Chain Management & Function From domestic to global supply chains, Demand Volatility, Bullwhip Effect, Vertical Integration Issues, Strategic, Operational & tactical decisions in supply chain management. Integrating the concepts with other functions of Management Module IV: Supply Chain Performance & Design Performance measurement- techniques & tools, Sand Cone Model importance & implementation. Information technology in managing supply chain. Issues influencing Supply chain design- logistical, management & product related, competition & technology related. Supply Chain optimization. Module V: Best Practices in Supply Chain Management Benchmarking supply chain management. Manufacturing, warehouse or transportation practices. Technology, material handling & Outsourcing decisions. Global Standards. Supply Chains in various industries. Module VI: Retail Supply Chain Management Challenges faced by Indian retail sector. FMCG & perishible product requirements. VMI, POS & EDI. Cross docking & warehousing issues. Reefers & the cold chain. Reverse logistics. Live project to be undertaken starting with conception of idea to final execution. Case studies Latest emerging trends and practices.

Examination Scheme:
Components Weightage (%) C 10 A 5 CT 15 EE 70

Text & References:


Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation: Sunil Chopra and Peter Meindel, Prentice Hall of India, 2002 Logistics and Supply Chain Management: G Raghuram, N Rangaraj