MA0043 – CORPORATE BANKING

 

 

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ASSIGNMENT

 

DRIVE SUMMER 2014
PROGRAM MBADS – (SEM 4/SEM 6) / MBAN2 / MBAFLEX – (SEM 4)
SUBJECT CODE & NAME MA0043 – CORPORATE BANKING
SEMESTER 4
BK ID B1817
CREDITS 4
MARKS 60

 

 

Note: Answer all questions. Kindly note that answers for 10 marks questions should be approximately of 400 words. Each question is followed by evaluation scheme.

 

Q1. Research over the Internet or newspapers, and find the highest amount of advance extended by a Corporate Bank to an individual and to a Company and quote the reasons given by the debtor for seeking the advance.

Answer. The name of such bank is canara bank. Its borrowed Borrowing by banks under the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) daily Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) touched a record high on Thursday for the financial year, at Rs 170,140 crore.

It was Rs 164,615 crore yesterday. The system generally sees such high borrowing in March, when liquidity is invariably tight. On March 30, banks had

 

 

 

Q2. List and explain briefly the various types of letter of credit documents. List and explain the steps that must be taken to evaluate the documents attached with the letters of credit.

(Various types of letter of credit documents-5 marks, Explain the steps-5 marks) 10 marks

Answer.

Various types of letter of credit documents

An LC is an undertaking by the importer’s bank that if the exporter exports the goods and produces the documents as stipulated in the letter, the bank would make the payment to the exporter. Thus the obligation of the importer under the contract is supplemented by a superior obligation of a bank to make payment. The exporter then looks to the bank which opened the letter of credit for payment instead of relying on the importer. An LC may be a clean credit or a documentary credit. Almost all commercial credits (issued for financing foreign trade) are

 

 

 

Q3. Prepare a report on the role of EXIM bank in facilitating pre and post-shipment finance. (Pre -shipment finance-5 marks, Post shipment finance-5 marks) 10 marks

Answer.

Exim Bank lays special emphasis on extension of Lines of Credit (LOCs) to overseas entities, national governments, regional financial institutions and commercial banks. Exim Bank also extends Buyer’s credit and Supplier’s credit to finance and promote country’s exports. The Bank also provides financial assistance to export-oriented Indian companies by way of term loans in Indian rupees or foreign currencies for setting up new production facility, expansion/modernization or up gradation of existing facilities and for acquisition of production equipment or

 

 

Q4. Prepare a chart listing some of the important Indian banks that have introduced channel banking and Green Banking programs.

(channel banking-5 marks, Green Banking programs-5 marks) 10 marks

Answer.

Evolution of Channel Banking

Banking jargon like multi-channel banking, cross-channel banking and now, omni-channel banking, has led to confusion among bankers and customers alike. Bankers are unsure as to what banks actually want to offer to their customers, while customers do not know what they can expect from banks’ channel banking solutions.

Banks tend to use the omni-channel pitch to rise above competition but clients may not discern this as a significant value-add to the existing services. The onus is therefore on banks to communicate clearly and educate their customers about the difference between omni-

 

 

 

Q5. Reliance industries want to raise capital by selling stocks, through the mechanism of book building, by offering Initial Public Offers (IPOs). Discuss the book building process.

(Book building process.-5 marks, Methods and guidelines-5 marks) 10 marks

Answer.

Book building process

Book Building is basically a capital issuance process used in Initial Public Offer (IP0) which aids price and demand discovery. It is a process used for marketing a public offer of equity shares of a company. It is a mechanism where, during the period for which the book for the IPO is open, bids are collected from investors at various prices, which are above or equal to the floor price. The process aims at tapping both wholesale and retail investors. The offer/issue price is then determined after the bid closing date based on certain evaluation criteria.

The Process:

  • The Issuer who is planning an 120 nominates a lead merchant banker as a book runner’.
  • The Issuer specifies the number of securities to be issued and

 

Q6. Suppose you are working as risk manager in a private bank. As a manager, discuss the issues and challenges of corporate banking

(Issues of corporate banking-5 marks, Challenges of corporate banking-5 marks)10 marks

Answer:

Issues of corporate banking

Corporate Banking, through its main tool of lending, integrates the monetary and real sectors of the economy. This paper attempts to analyze the evolutionary and revolutionary developments in corporate banking, the critical issues today and the future prospects of a healthy, collaborative, and competitive relationship between the banking an d corporate sectors, in the Indian context. Theories and empirical studies have deliberated on the roles of the banking and market systems, and actual events corroborate their findings that both play important roles in financial development. Technology and innovation have transformed corporate banking, which also weathered many storms, including the recent meltdown n. India has emerged better than many countries from the crisis, thanks

 

 

 

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Strategic Management

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National Institute of Business Management

Chennai – 020

SECOND SEMESTER EMBA/MBA

Subject: Strategic Management

Attend any 4 questions.  Each question carries 25 marks

(Each answer should be of minimum 2 pages / of 300 words)

  1. How strategic plans are formulated? Discuss the factors.

Answer: - strategic plans are formulated:-

Factors:-

  • Build your success by planning the best strategy, understanding the importance of finding and using many good, individual tactics: Your strategy includes having a definite purpose, to ultimately beat the market realities. There are certain bases — common denominators — for all companies that operate in your markets like: customers’ needs, suppliers’ accommodations and your being prepared for potential entrants. While you prepare to have a competitive advantage, each of these others try to demand and comma

 

  1. What are the fundamental issues associate with changing of Operating System to carry out business strategy? Explain.
  2. Explain the key to successful implementation of any business strategy.

Answer: - Business strategy: - Business (or Strategic) management is the art, science, and craft of formulating, implementing and evaluating cross-functional decisions that will enable an organization to achieve its long-term objectives. It is the process of specifying the organization’s mission, vision and objectives, developing policies and plans, often in terms of projects and programs, which are designed to achieve these objectives and then allocating resources to implement the policies and plans, projects and programs. Strategic management seeks to

 

  1. How can congruence be achieved? Discuss budgets and rewards.
  2. How should a multi business compete? Explain.

Answer: - One of the models tends to dominate with the balance delivering moderate or even unprofitable performance. When we start exploring the underpinning economics of each the performance drivers are often very different prompting interesting strategic and structural changes in how the teams manage each going forward. This begs a couple of important questions as well as a follow on blog post:

  • How many business models can your management team successfully operate
  • When should you try an operate more than one model
  • How should you go about introducing

 

  1. Discuss the nature of strategic management in small firms.

Answer: - Nature of strategic management in small firms:- Strategic management is ideas and injunctions that enable the organization achieve its objective or long-term target to perform a better performance. The purpose of strategic management is to seek the opportunities for better future of the organization. Generally, good strategic management practices can improve the organization performance and achieve the organization target objectives. The strategies on an organization are made by the management itself to ensure the successful

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Management Information System

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National Institute of Business Management

Chennai – 020

SECOND SEMESTER EMBA/MBA

Subject: Management Information System

Attend any 4 questions.  Each question carries 25 marks

(Each answer should be of minimum 2 pages / of 300 words)

  1. Explain the basic elements of Management Information System.

Answer:- A management information system (MIS) provides information that organizations require to manage themselves efficiently and effectively. Management information systems are typically computer systems used for managing. The five primary components of an MIS are:

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Data (information for decision making),
  • Procedures (design, development and documentation), and
  • People (individuals, groups, or organizations).

Management information systems are distinct from o

 

  1. Explain the basic composition of MIS that can be explained in terms of different approaches.

Answer: - Basic composition of MIS that can be explained in terms of different approaches:-

Contemporary approaches to MIS

When an information system is being developed, much importance should be given to the structure of the organization, culture of the organization, etc. But along with these, especial attention should also be given to the technical side of MIS. The various contemporary approaches to MIS development can be summarized as

  1. The Technical Approach

 

  1. Explain the functions aiding MIS with respect to Production, Marketing, Finance and Personnel?

Answer:- Functions aiding MIS with respect to Production, Marketing, Finance and Personnel:- Supporting Business Functions in an Enterprise with Information

The principal business functions in a business firm are:

  1. Marketing and sales
  2. Production
  3. Accounting and finance
  4. Human resources

Outlines a general view of information systems supporting

 

  1. Discuss the role of computer and data management in MIS?

Answer: - Role of computer in MIS: - A management information system is a set of processes that allows companies to move information through their business operations. Business owners and managers use the information to make decisions, among other things. The expanding variety and use of information technology—particularly computers—allows companies to automate this critical business function. Just as a military general must have an information management system in place to gather intelligence on enemy forces, corporate managers and officers need a similar information system to gather the corporate intelligence necessary

  1. What are the factors responsible for a Vendor Evaluation, Technology Evaluation, ERP Solution Evaluation? Explain.
  2. Write an essay on the future thrusts and methodologies of MIS?

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International Law

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National Institute of Business Management

Chennai – 020

SECOND SEMESTER EMBA/MBA

Subject: International Law

Attend any 4 questions.  Each question carries 25 marks

(Each answer should be of minimum 2 pages / of 300 words)

 

  1. Explain the origin & nature of International Law its legal powers.
  2. Write an essay on International Human Rights Law and Organizations.

Answer: - Essay on International Human Rights Law and Organizations:- International human rights law is the body of international law designed to promote and protect human rights at the international, regional and domestic levels. As a form of international law, international human rights law is primarily made up of treaties, agreements between states intended to have binding legal effect between the parties that have agreed to them; and customary international law, rules of law derived from the consistent conduct of states acting out of the belief that the law required them to act that way. Other international human rights instruments while not legally binding contribute to the implementation, understanding and development of international human rights law and have been recognised as a source of political obligation.

 

  1. Discuss what do you understand by “List of war crime” and “List of war criminals”?

Answer:-“List of war crime”:- This article lists and summarizes the war crimes committed since the Hague Convention of 1907. In addition, those incidents which have been judged in a court of justice to be crimes against humanity and crime against peace that have been committed since these crimes were first defined are also included.

Since many war crimes are not ultimately prosecuted (due to lack of political will, lack of effective procedures, or other practical and political reasons historians and lawyers will often make a serious case that war crimes occurred, even if there was no formal investigations or prosecution of the alleged crimes or an investigation cleared the alleged perpetrators.

War crimes under international law were firmly

 

  1. Explain rights that are Human Rights.

Answer:- Rights that are Human Rights:- Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.

Universal human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties, customary international law, general principles and other sources of international law. International human rights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and

 

  1. Describe adding and amendment of treaty obligations.
  2. Explain ending treaty obligations.

Answer:- Ending treaty obligations:- A treaty is an agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely sovereign states and international organizations. A treaty may also be known as an (international) agreement, protocol, covenant, convention, pact, or exchange of letters, among other terms. Regardless of terminology, all of these forms of agreements are, under international law, equally considered treaties and the rules are the same.

Treaties can be loosely compared to contracts: both are means of willing parties assuming obligations among themselves, and a party to either that

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Human Resources Management (Part – 2)

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National Institute of Business Management

Chennai – 020

EMBA/MBA

Elective: Human Resources Management (Part – 2)

Attend any 4 questions.  Each question carries 25 marks

(Each answer should be of minimum 2 pages / of 300 words)

  1. Explain the Growth of labour legislation in India.

Answer: - Growth of labour legislation in India:- Labour in India refers to employment in the economy of India. In 2012, there were around 487 million workers, the second largest after China. Of these over 94 percent work in unincorporated, unorganized enterprises ranging from pushcart vendors to home-based diamond and gem polishing operations. The organised sector includes workers employed by the government, state-owned enterprises and private sector enterprises. In 2008, the organised sector employed 27.5 million workers, of which 17.3 million worked for government or government owned entities.

 

  1. What are unfair labour practice and penalties? Explain.

Answer: - unfair labour practice:- In terms of section 185(b) of the LRA every employee has the right not to be subjected to unfair labour practices. According to the first statutory definition, an unfair labour practice was “anything the industrial court deemed to be an unfair labour practice”.

The current definition of “unfair labour practice” reads as follows:

 (2)  “Unfair labour practice” means any unfair act or omission that arises between an employer and an employee involving—

 

  1. Explain the Trade Union Movement in India.

Answer: - Trade Union Movement in India: - In India the Trade Union movement is generally divided on political lines. According to provisional statistics from the Ministry of Labour, trade unions had a combined membership of 24,601,589 in 2002. As of 2008, there are 14 Central Trade Union Organisations (CTUO) recognised by the Ministry of Labour.

Trade unions in India, as in most other countries, have been the natural outcome the modem factory system. The development of trade unionism in India has chequered history and a stormy career.

Early Period:-

 

  1. What is the object and scope of Industrial Employment Act., 1946?Explain.
  2. Explain the rules requiring approval, licensing and registration of factories.
  3. Explain the provisions of working hours of adults in factories.

Answer: - Provisions of working hours of adults in factories:-

Compensatory holidays

(1)  Except in the case of workers engaged in any work which for technical reasons must be carried on continuously throughout the day, the compensatory holidays to be allowed under sub-section (1) of section 53 of the Act shall be so spaced that not more than two holidays are given in one week.

(2) The manager of the factory shall display, on or before the end of the month in which holidays are lost, a notice in respect of workers allowed compensatory holidays during the following month and of the dates thereof, at the place at which the

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Human Resources Management (Part – 1)

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EMBA/ MBA

Elective: Human Resources Management (Part – 1)

Attend any 4 questions.  Each question carries 25 marks

(Each answer should be of minimum 2 pages / of 300 words)

  1. Explain the main HRM activities.

Answer: - HRM activities:-

Selecting and Hiring Employees:-HR management often is responsible for selecting and hiring candidates. Department managers usually apprise HR managers what qualifications they desire in job applicants. They develop job descriptions that outline various skills and experience levels for applicants. The HR manager then places ads in newspapers or on online job boards to attract the right type of job candidates. HR management then sifts through piles of resumes and selects only the most qualified applicants. They often screen applicants to

 

 

  1. What are the main reasons for undertaking Human resource planning in an organization? Explain.
  2. Explain the principles and techniques of Job Analysis.

Answer: - Job evaluation as evident from the word itself aims at evaluating the job and not the person. It is a process of evaluating and determining the value of the job for an organisation. The evaluation is always in relative and not absolute terms. The idea is evaluate a certain job against other jobs in the organisation so that a fair compensation system against various bands or levels can be established.

Organisations use various ways to evaluate jobs for arriving upon a compensation scheme. They vary with the size of the organisation and the kind of

 

 

  1. In identifying the need to recruit what issues are to be considered by an employer?Explain.
  2. Explain the stages of the Performance Management process.

Answer: - Performance Management process:-

  • Maximizes staff engagement, development, and performance
  • Is consistent across units to enhance full development and utilization of talent
  • Remains flexible, efficient, measurable, fair,
  1. Explain the factors that affect a training requirement.

Answer: - Training: - Training is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. Training has specific goals of improving one’s capability, capacity, productivity and performance. It forms the core of apprenticeships and provides the backbone of content at institutes of technology (also known as technical colleges or polytechnics). In addition to the basic training required for a trade, occupation or profession, observers of the labor-market recognize as of 2008 the need to continue training beyond initial qualifications: to maintain, upgrade and update skills throughout working life. People within many professions and occupations

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Business English

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National Institute of Business Management

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SECOND SEMESTER EMBA/MBA

Subject : Business English

Attend any 4 questions.  Each question carries 25 marks

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  1. What is communication? Explain the process of communication.

Answer: - communication:- Communication is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of ideas, feelings, intentions, attitudes, expectations, perceptions or commands, as by speech, gestures, writings, behavior and possibly by other means such as electromagnetic, chemical or physical phenomena. It is the meaningful exchange of information between two or more participants (machines, organisms or their parts).

Communication requires a sender, a message, a medium and a recipient, although the receiver does not have to be present or aware of the sender’s intent to communicate at the time of communication; thus communication can occur across vast distances in time and space. Communication requires that the communicating parties share an area of communicative commonality. The communication process is complete once the receiver understands the sender’s message.

Communicating with others involves three

 

  1. Explain the speech situation in communication and its factors.
  2. Explain the basic steps to effective writing.

Answer: - Basic steps to effective writing: - Here are eight steps that will help you write more effectively:

  1. Know your objective:-Before you write your first word, make sure that you know what your subject is and know the subject well enough to write about it. Above all, know what you want to accomplish. Why is it important? When you know where you are going, it is easier to get there. You can find the supporting material by doing some research. On the other hand, just knowing your topic well without a clear idea of what you want to accomplish will lead you nowhere.
  • So, what result do you want to produce?
  • Do you want to educate your readers?
  • Gain their trust?

 

  1. Report an interview between a candidate and an applicant for the post of Marketing Executive and explain its valiant features.
  2. Explain the pressure of writing Performance Reviews.

Answer: - Pressure of writing Performance Reviews:-

  1. Start with the end in mind – when writing performance review this is the best place to start. What do you want to achieve from the review? What is most important? Are you interested in getting good feedback about your performance or is it more about your career next steps? These are important considerations that you need to think of in advance and prepare.
  2. Understand the process and the system - this is about getting a good handle on how the employee performance review or performance management system works in your company.

Is it a 360 performance review system or a more traditional system? You got to know the rules of the game if you want to play and win! Who does

 

  1. Discuss the importance of internal and external communication.

Answer: - Importance of internal and external communication: - One of the most important things that you will have to do is communicate effectively. It is also one of the things that most companies struggle with. A big part of the challenge is that there are so many different people you have to communicate with and it often has to be done in different ways.

The main reason that you have to have good external communication is that it is largely how you will establish your company’s identity. A big part of marketing

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