IGNOU MBA Solved Assignment

MS 11 IGNOU MBA Assignments Jan – Jun 2017

1. Select a specific type of business that you may wish to start. a) Develop a written mission statement for that business. b) Formulate a set of goals for the business c) Formulate specific and verifiable objectives in the lines of the goals. d) Devise a statement of social responsibility for the business. 2. Explain the three generic strategies for a Small Business Unit (SBU). Also give an example of a business unit that competes with each strategy. 3. Assume that an airline company has changed its strategy from low-cost to low-cost- differentiation strategy. Describe an … [Read more...]

MS 11 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2016

1. What do you understand by a ‘Mission Statement’? Can there be a strategy without a mission statement? Justify giving examples. 2. What determines the intensity of competition as per Porter’s Model? Identify the hey strategic factors of the firm you are acquainted with, in its external environment. 3. Describe corporate culture. Do you think that a corporate culture can be changed? Justify your answer with the help of suitable examples. 4. Explain with the help of relevant examples expansion through integration. 5. Suppose you are a Manager (Strategy). Try to develop a model for … [Read more...]

MS 11 IGNOU MBA Assignments Jan – June 2016

1. How do political-legal forces present an opportunity and threat to a particular organization? Explain with the help of an illustration. 2. Choose an organization that has multiple business units. Categorize each business unit in the a) BCG framework b) GE framework 3. Select an organization of your choice following differentiation strategy. Now analyze as to how this strategy has helped the organization to develop competitive advantage over its competitors. 4. Explain the linkage between the corporate-level strategy, business-level strategy and functional strategies giving … [Read more...]

MS 11 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. Chose an organization of your choice from the manufacturing sector. Perform a SWOT analysis on the organization. Based on the SWOT analysis performed, list out the challenges the organization is facing, which can be converted into opportunities. 2. How does Focus strategy create competitive advantage for an organization? Illustrate your answer with the help of an example. 3. List and explain various strategic issues arising when an organization follows diversification as a part of its growth strategy. 4. Describe different leadership styles of Top Management with the help of real … [Read more...]

MS 11 IGNOU MBA Assignments Jan-June 2015

1. Explain how the concept of leverage stretch and fit positions the firm in the market. Illustrate your answer with the help of examples. 2. What are ‘Strategic groups’? Explain how the strategic groups help the organizations in understanding the competition within the industry. 3. Discuss the additional consideration for using experience curve effect. 4. Chose an organization of your choice, which is expanding. Explain which type of intensification strategy the organization is following and why. 5. Explain as to how the quality strategic decisions are affected with the change in … [Read more...]

MS 11 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2014

1. Explain in what sense the top management takes strategic decisions in an organization? Illustrate with suitable examples. 2. Identify two organizations of your choice from the automobile sector. One that is a single business unit (SBU) and the other which has several related businesses. Read the published information about these organizations and analyze the corporate profile of each company. 3. What do you understand by an organizational culture? Identify two companies that have recently merged. Read the published information on the two companies. Based on the study identify the … [Read more...]

MS 11 IGNOU MBA Assignments Jan – June 2014

Q1. Select a company of your choice. Recollect the current events and identify the important macro environmental factors which had an impact on the company. List out the opportunities and the threats posed to the company due to the macro environmental factors. Q2. What role do organization’s mission, goals and objectives play in strategic control? Explain with the help of an example. Q3. Take a case of a recent merger and explain the reasons which led to the merger. Q4. What is ‘survival strategy? Explain different variants of survival strategy giving recent examples. … [Read more...]

MS 11 IGNOU MBA Assignment July – Dec 2013

1. What is the purpose of strategy? Explain. What are the different levels of strategy in an organization? Explain these levels with the help of an illustration. 2. Discuss the concept of strategic alliances. Why do organizations pursue strategic alliances? Explain with the help of an example. Answer. A strategic alliance an arrangement among a couple of businesses which have made a decision to share resources to execute a specific project. A strategic alliance could seriously help an organization create a more effective process. Read more about strategic alliances. 3. What is the … [Read more...]

MS-11 June 2013 Strategic Management

1. Explain how does the SWOT analysis helps in formulation of strategies for different business situations. Illustrate your answer with the help of examples. 2. “An organization can choose from different types of Growth Strategies”. Explain any two of the growth strategies you have studied and highlight the conditions under which each is the most appropriate. 3. List out the steps involved in a decision making process. Explain using a hypothetical example how a decision making process can be followed using the steps listed by you. 4. Explain the concept of Critical Success Factors … [Read more...]

MS-11 Dec 2012 Strategic Management

1. Explain in what sense the top management takes decisions for a company and in what sense it does not takes the strategic decisions for a company alone? Illustrate with suitable examples. 2. Identify two firms of your choice. One that is a single business unit and the other which has several related businesses. Read the published information about these firms and analyze the corporate profile of each company. 3. Identify two companies that have recently merged. Read the published information on the two companies. Based on the study identify the issues and challenges the two companies … [Read more...]