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(I) Research Methodology Subject Code - MB0034Unit 1: An Introduction to Research Meaning of research Purpose of research Types of research Significance of research in Social and Business Sciences Unit 2: Selection and Formulation of a research problem Choosing the problem Review of literature Formulating the problem Criteria of a good research problem Unit 3: Hypothesis Introduction Meaning and Examples of hypothesis Hypothesis tested Types of hypothesis Null hypothesis Formulation hypothesis Need for having a working hypothesis Problems in formulation of hypothesis Testing of hypothesis. Unit 4: Research Design Meaning Needs of research design Components of research design Different research designs Research design for studies in commerce and management Unit 5: Case Study Meaning Assumptions of case study method Advantages and disadvantages of case study method Making case study effective Case study as a method of business research Unit 6: Sampling Meaning Advantages Sampling procedure Characteristics of good sample Methods of samplingUnit 7: Sources of Data Primary sources of data Advantages and disadvantages of primary data Methods of collecting primary data Secondary sources of data Advantages and disadvantages of secondary data Classification and sources of secondary data. Unit 8: Observation Meaning General characteristics of observation method Process of observation Types of observation Prerequisites of observation Advantages and limitations of observation Use of observation in business research Unit 9: Schedules and Questionnaire Meaning Types Process of data collection Importance of questionnaire Distinction between schedules and questionnaire Unit 10: Interview Meaning Types of interviews Approach to the interview Qualities of interview Merits and demerits of interview method Interview techniques in business research Unit 11: Processing data Checking Editing Coding Transcriptions and Tabulation Data analysis Quantitative and qualitative analysis Unit 12: Report writing Types of reports Contents; Styles of reporting Steps in drafting reports Editing the final draft Evaluating the final drafts

(II) Legal Aspects of Business Subject Code - MB0035Unit 1: Law of Contract Introduction Law of Contract Indian Contract Act 1872. Offer or Proposal Acceptance Contractual Capacity Free Consent Consideration Privity of Contract Lawful Object Unit 2: Discharge of Contract Introduction Ways of Discharge of Contract Remedies for Breach Unit 3: Contract of Indemnity and Guarantee Introduction Contract of Indemnity Contract of Guarantee Unit 4: Negotiable Instruments Act Introduction Negotiable Instruments Act Definition & Features Parties to Negotiable Instruments Negotiation of Negotiable Instruments Dishonour and Discharge Unit 5: Companies Act Introduction Companies Act, 1956 Types of Companies Formation for a Company Share Capital Company Management Meetings Unit 6: Information Technology Act 2000 Introduction Overview of the Act What does IT Act enable? Why Cyber Law in India?

Unit 7: Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 Introduction Scheme of the Act Objectives of the Act Power of Judicial Authority to Refer Parties to Arbitration Composition of Arbitral Tribunal Jurisdiction of Arbitral Tribunals Conduct of Arbitral Proceedings Award Conciliation Mediation Negotiation Unit 8: The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 Introduction Rights of Consumers Consumer Complaint Unfair Trade Practices Restrictive Trade Practices Consumer Disputes Redressal Agencies Consumer Protection Councils Unit 9: The Shops and Establishments Act Introduction Scope and Coverage of the Act Provisions Relating to Shops Provisions Relating to Establishments Obligations and Rights of Employers and Employees

Group I Finance

(I) Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (Subject Code - MF0001)Unit 1: Investment A Conceptual Framework Introduction Meaning of Investment Financial and Economic Meaning of Investment Investment and Speculation Investment and Gambling Significance of Investment Features of an Investment Programme The Investment Process Risks of Investment Common Errors in Investment Management Qualities of a Smart Investor Unit 2: Investment Environment Introduction Financial Market Money market features and composition Capital Market features and composition Stock Exchanges: NSE , BSE and OTCEI Stock Market Indices Money Market Instruments Capital Market Instruments Financial Derivatives Financial Intermediaries Unit 3: Fundamental Analysis Introduction and Meaning Factors to be considered in Economy Analysis Economic Forecasting and Technique Leading Coincidental and Lagging Indicators Industry Analysis Industry Growth Cycle Factors Affecting Industry Performance Practical Exposure of an Industry Analysis Techniques of Industry Analysis Company Analysis Need Factors to be Analyzed in Company Analysis Chemistry of Earning Case Study for Company Analysis Examples of Company Analysis Intrinsic Value of Securities Unit 4: Technical Analysis Meaning and Basic Tenets Tools of Technical Analysis Dow Theory Charting as a Technical Tool Important Chart Formations or Price Patterns Fundamental and Technical Analysis A Comparison Technical Indicators Unit 5: Efficient Market Hypothesis Introduction Concept Efficient Market Random Walk Theory Assumption of Random Walk Theory Random walk and Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) Forms of Market Efficiency Empirical Tests of EMH Misconception about EMH with Answer The Random walk model Technical Analysis and Fundamental Analysis. Implication of EMH on Security Analysis and Portfolio Management Critique of EMH Unit 6: Bond and Share Analysis and Valuation Introduction Elements of Investment Basic valuation Models Fundamental Approach Valuation of Bonds or Debentures Price-yield Relationship Risks in Debt Duration of Bonds Duration and Immunization Bond Portfolio Management Value of Preference Share Equity Valuation Equity Portfolio Management Unit 7: Portfolio Management Risk and Return Introduction Concept of Portfolio and Portfolio Management Concept of Risk and its types in Portfolio Management Risk Diversification Measurement of Portfolio Return. Measurement of portfolio risk

Optimal Portfolio Unit 8: Markowitz Portfolio Selection Model Introduction to Concept Portfolio Analysis and Diversification of Risk Assumption of Markowitz Model Efficient Frontier or Set Choosing Optimum Portfolio as per Markowitz Markowitz Diversification and Parameters Dominance Criteria and Corner Portfolio Modification to Efficient Frontier (Leveraged Portfolio) Criticism to Markowitz Model Solved Problems Unit 9: Sharpe: The Single Index Model Introduction Measurement of return on a individual stock Measurement of Portfolio Return. The Characteristic Line Measurement of Individual Stock Risk Measurement of Portfolio Risk Portfolio Risk Components and Risk Diversification Measurement of Return on an Individual Stock using Regression Equation Optimal Portfolio Cut off Rate Unit 10: Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) Introduction and Assumptions of CAPM Separation Theorem Market Portfolio The Efficient Set or Frontier The Capital Market Line (CML) The Security Market Line (SML) Inputs required for applying CAPM Adjusting Historical Beta Other Approaches to Beta Estimation Market and Non-market Risk Selected Problems Unit 11: Factor Models and Arbitrage Pricing Theory

Introduction Single Factor Model and Variance Two Factor Model and Variance Practical Exposure to Factor Models Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) Principle of Arbitrage or Arbitrage Theory Graphical Representation of APT Model of APT Assumptions of the Model Practical Exposure Extension of Arbitrage to Two Factor Model Selected Problems Unit 12: International Portfolio Investments Introduction Foreign Portfolio Investment: As an Alternative Source Investment Avenues to Foreign Portfolio Investors Country Funds American Depository Receipts Global Depository Receipts International Equity Indices Emerging Markets International Diversification Risk and Return from Foreign Investing International Listing

(II) Mergers and Acquisitions Subject Code - MF0002Unit 1: Introduction Meaning Types and characteristics Motives behind mergers Theories of mergers operating, financial and

managerial synergy of mergers Role of industry life cycle Value creation in horizontal, vertical and conglomerate mergers change forces contributing to M & A activities Unit 2: M & A A strategic perspective Merger Process Five-stage model -due diligence (detailed discussion) Methods of financing mergers-Cash offer, Share exchange ratio Mergers as a capital budgeting decision Unit 3: Corporate restructuring Meaning and Definition Different methods of restructuring joint ventures Sell off and spin off Divestitures Equity carve out Leveraged buy outs (LBO) Management buy outs Master limited partnerships Employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) Unit 4: Valuation Meaning and valuation approaches Discounted cash flow valuation Relative valuation Valuing operating and financial synergy Valuing corporate control Valuing of LBO Unit 5: Process of merger integration Organizational and human aspects Managerial challenges of M & A Unit 6: Accounting for amalgamation Pooling of interest method

Purchase method Procedure laid down under Indian companies act of 1956 Unit 7: Take over defenses Financial defensive measures Coercive offers and defense Anti-takeover amendments Poison pill defense Unit 8: Legal and regulatory frame work of M & A Provisions of Companys Act 1956, Indian Income Tax act 1961 SEBI take over code, Provision