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MPSC Main - Management Syllabus

Updated on: Apr 1, 2013

Paper I

Standard : Degree Total Marks : 200
Nature of Paper : Conventional Type Duration : 3 Hours



Note : 1) Answers to this paper must be written in English only
  2) This paper will test the candidate's ability to comprehend, to analyse, to interpret, to criticise and to appraise subject matter related to the topics/sub- topics mentioned below.
  3) It is expected from candidates to study the latest and recent developments and happenings pertaining to the topics/sub- topics mentioned below.



Section - A( Marks : 50 )
1) Principles of Management :
.01) The concept of Management - The processof Management - evolution of Management Thought- Recent trends - Managerialrole and functions, Planning Perspective- Objectives & Policies,Hierarchy of Planning - Planning Process- decision making.
.02) Organisation structure, typical patternof grouping activities, Criteria for grouping activities, concept ofauthority, responsibility. Delegation,accountability, delegation, decentralization, centralization, nature of staff- work, line and staff relations, lateral relations, committees.
.03) Communication perspective, Actuatingperspective, motivation, supervision, Direction, Leadership, Controlperspective, Concept of control, process of control.
2) Total Quality Management :
.01) Techniques of TQM - Reengineering -Empowerment - Benchmarking - down Sizing - Learning Organisations.
.02) Latest Trends in Management - QualityCircles, Kaizen, 5-S, Just in Time, ISO 9000 – 2000, Six Sigma.
Section - B( Marks : 50 )
3) Organisational Behaviour:
.01) Concept, Importance, Historicalbackground, fundamental concept of OB - different models of OB, perception, personality and attitudes and dynamics, learning,theory of motivation and their relevance.
.02) Understanding group behaviour anddynamics, stress management, conflict management, conflict resolution,managing change, innovation in organisational design such as networks,Knowledge based enterprise systems and processes.
4) Business Environment:
.01) Concept and analysis of Macro businessenvironment - Indian and global, Analysis of structural dimensions of IndianEconomy.
.02) Direction of change and impact onbusiness decision, regulatory and promotional policies, privatisation,liberalisation, globalisation and corporatisation problems and prospects.
Section - C( Marks : 50 )
5) Managerial Ethics and Challenges in the Future :
.01) Ethics in the Workplace - Formulation ofethics - Managerial ethics - Managing ethical behaviour - Codes of Ethics -Ethics training - Encouraging ethical behaviour, Management of Change,Organizational Development - Globalization - Demographic Change ResourceAvailability.
.02) Social Responsibility - Areas of socialresponsibility - Managing social responsibility Entrepreneurship andIntrapreneurship.
6) Quantitative Techniques in Decision Making :
.01) Classification of data, Measures ofcentral tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression, Time seriesanalysis and forecasting techniques.
.02) Elementary concepts of Binomial, Poissonand normal distribution, Linear programming, problem formulation, Simplexmethod and graphical solution, PERT and CPM, decision making under certainty.
Section - D( Marks : 50 )
7) Strategic Management:
.01) Strategic management - An introduction,Concept and characteristics of strategic management, stakeholders in business,Strategy formulation-Analysis of Environmental opportunities and threats,formation of organizational vision, mission and objectives, StrategicAnalysis and choice - Corporate Portfolio analysis, SWOT analysis and GAPanalysis.
.02) Porter's 5 forces model of competition,Mc Kinsey 7s framework, GE 9 cell model, Distinctive competitiveness,Selection of matrix, Design of Strategic business units, StrategyImplementation, Issues in implementation, Project implementation andprocedural implementation, Resource allocation, Strategy Evaluation.
8) Management Control System:
.01) Basic concept and characteristics,understanding strategic behaviour, responsibility centers, strategic planningand preparation of budget, Zero based budgets, Cost analysis, Activity basedcosting.
.02) Cost drivers and their measurement,Target costing, Profit variance analysis, Analysis and evaluation ofperformance, Control system in Service organization. Modern control methods, controlling globalenterprises, Transfer pricing and management of risk. Concept of social audit.

 

Paper II

Standard : Degree Total Marks : 200
Nature of Paper : Conventional Type Duration : 3 Hours



Note : 1) Answers to this paper must be written in English only
  2) This paper will test the candidate's ability to comprehend, to analyse, to interpret, to criticise and to appraise subject matter related to the topics/sub- topics mentioned below.
  3) It is expected from candidates to study the latest and recent developments and happenings pertaining to the topics/sub- topics mentioned below.



Section - A( Marks : 50 )
1) Financial Management:
.01) Goal, scope and significance of financefunction, analysis of financialposition : Ratio and fund flow analysis, Concepts of value and return,Valuation of bonds and shares, Risk and return.
.02) Portfolio theory, CAPM and APM, optionpricing, financial and operating leverage, design of capital structure :theories and practices, Capital Budgeting, Management of working capital,Estimation and financing, Management of cash, Receivables and Inventory andcurrent liabilities.
.03) Capital and money markets, Institutionsand instruments, Leasing, Hire purchasing, Venture capital, Mergers andacquisitions, Shareholder value creation, Dividend policy.
.04) Corporate financial policy and strategy,management of corporate distress and restructuring strategy, regulation ofcapital market.
Section - B( Marks : 50 )
2) Marketing Management:
.01) Concept, Function,Significance, Marketing Planning process - Analysis of Marketing environment,Marketing Information system and marketing research, understanding Consumerbehaviour, Demand Forecasting, Segmentation, targeting and positioning.
.02) Product management,Brand management, pricing strategy, distribution channels and logistics,public distribution system, Marketing communication, competitive strategy,Marketing Implementation and control, Evaluation and control of marketingfunction, Services and nonprofit marketing, Social marketing, Ethics inMarketing, e-Marketing.
3) International Business:
.01) International businessenvironment, Changing composition of trade in goods and services, Emergingareas of trade, evolution of international trade policies, Instruments oftrade policy, Institutions of international business.
.02) GATT/WTO : TRIPS and TRIMS-labour conditions and environmental issues,trade in services and Agro-products, role of IMF, World bank, UNCTAD,regional economic cooperation, International marketing management - Exportfinance, management of risk, Export - Import procedure and documentation.
Section - C ( Marks : 50 )
4) Production And Materials Management:
.01) Production Management- Nature, Scope, Importance and Function.Aggregate Production Planning, Capacity Planning.
.02) Plant LocationPlanning, Plant Size and Scale of operations, Layout, Facility Design,Methods of Manufacturing.
.03) MaintenanceManagement, Inspection, Work Study, Production Control, Materials Management- Scope, Objectives, Role and Importance, Forecasting Material requirement,planning, inventory, inventory control.
.04) Material Handling,Supply Chain Management, Vendor Evaluation And Audit, Quality Management,Value Analysis, Quality Control, Make or Buy Decision, Codification,Standardization, Purchasing Management, International Buying.
Section - D ( Marks : 50 )
5) Management Information System:
.01) Conceptual Foundationof Information System, Need, Purpose, Objectives, Information ResourceManagement, Information Technology and New trends.
.02) Managing DataResources- Organizing Data, DSS and RDBMS, System Analysis and Design, SystemDevelopment Management Life Cycle.Designing On - Line and Distributed Environments, Implementation andControl of Project.
6) Human Resource Management:
.01) Concept, functions andimportance, Manpower planning, recruitment, selection, training anddevelopment, promotion and transfer, Performance management.
.02) Job evaluation, Job enrichment,Job enlargement, Compensation management, retirement, employee moral andproductivity, management of organizational climate and industrial relations,Human Resource Accounting and Audit.
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