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29th September 2014, 01:50 PM
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Re: ICFAI University MBA 1st semester Exam Question Paper

Here is the list of few questions of ICFAI University MBA 1st semester Exam Question Paper which you are looking for .

Read the case carefully and answer the following questions:
a. The panel believes that BP has not provided effective safety culture and has
1.>not adequately established process safety as a core value acro ss all its U S
refineries. In this context, explain the significance of safety culture with
respect to personal and process safety. marks (10)
b. What according to you could be the essential elements of a strong safety
culture and in the light of these elements, discuss the failure of BP. Also, in
your opinion, what should Tony Hayward do to counter the criticisms raised
against BP’s process safety systems and culture? marks (12)

2. In 2000 BP Amoco rebranded itself as “bp: beyond petroleum” which earned rich
accolades for BP. However, some of its critics dismissed it as a “greenwashing”
effort. In this regard, discuss whether BP’s move was an indicator of being
environmental friendly company or a cynical attempt to manage its reputation i.e., a
PR gimmick to improve image. ( 20marks)

The case refers to the expression “It-can’t-happ en-here” and the concept of “Step-
up supervisors”
3.>a. Discuss, according to you, how an HR manager can deal with the “It-can’t-
happen-here” mentality which is widespread in an organization. marks(10)
b. Discuss the rationale behind using “Step-up supervisors” in day-to-day
operations.marks (10)

4. BP encountered a decline in its production levels and the company’s share price
after a series of accidents in their refineries. Explain the impacts (in terms of
financial, operational, etc.) o f not adhering to safety and also explain the short-term
measures taken by BP to deal with the accidents. ( 18marks)
a. The concept of sustainable development is becoming synonymous with
5.>corporate responsibility and best business practices. Elucidate the reasons for
an organization to have an integrated and responsible approach to governance,
ethics and sustainability. marks (10)
b. Recent safety crises in BP refineries in Texas and Pudhore Bay in Alaska
have turned the spotlight on core values such as governance, ethics and
sustainability. Why did BP fail to live up to the expectatio ns of superior core
values? Also, discuss the prob able guidelines for effective governance that
should be put in place by BP for the adherence of the core values. marks (10)
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26th December 2015, 05:09 PM
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Re: ICFAI University MBA 1st semester Exam Question Paper

Please provide me the sample paper for ICFAI University MBA 1st semester Exam which I need for reference purpose?
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26th December 2015, 05:10 PM
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Re: ICFAI University MBA 1st semester Exam Question Paper

The sample paper for ICFAI University MBA 1st semester Exam is given below which you can refer:

1. The uncertainty of the ability of the investor to exit from the investment when he desires is
known as
(a) Business risk
(b) Financial risk
(c) Liquidity risk
(d) Political risk
(e) Credit risk.

2. According to Jack Treynor, value traders
I. Seek stock from the companies with sound financial statements.
II. Use time according to their convenience.
III. Are less sensitive to price as compared to time.
(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (II) above
(c) Only (III) above
(d) Both (I) and (II) above
(e) Both (I) and (III) above.

3. Which of the following goals will be considered by the individuals who invest in upcoming
companies and wait till the companies to grow and then harvest their profits and move on
to other company?
(a) Short-term high priority goals
(b) Money making goals
(c) Long-term high priority goals
(d) Lower priority goals
(e) No goals.

4. Fund managers generally want which of following objectives to be optimal?
I. Stability of principle.
II. Income.
III. Growth of income.
IV. Capital appreciation.
(a) Both (I) and (II) above
(b) Both (I) and (III) above
(c) Both (II) and (III) above
(d) Both (III) and (IV) above
(e) All (I), (II), (III) and (IV) above.

5. Which of the following statements is/are false with respect to Lead Indicator approach?
I. Lead Indicator approach attempts to forecast general economic conditions.
II. Leading indicators provide advance signals of turning points in economic activity.
III. This approach conveys the information regarding the magnitude and the duration of
the change.
(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (II) above
(c) Only (III) above
(d) Both (I) and (III) above
(e) All (I), (II) and (III) above.

6. Which of the following approaches/methods ignores the financials and focuses on the
psychology of individual?
(a) 100 minus your age method
(b) Risk tolerance method
(c) 100 common stocks for long run
(d) Cash flow needs method
(e) Financial objective method.

7. Which of the following statements is/are true with respect Capital Market Line (CML)?
I. It is the line passing from risk-free rate through market portfolio.
II. The slope of CML is called market price of risk.
III. CML fails to express equilibrium pricing relationship between expected return and
standard deviation for all efficient portfolios lying along the line.
(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (II) above
(c) Only (III) above
(d) Both (I) and (II) above
(e) Both (I) and (III) above.

8. Which of the statements is/are false regarding Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT)?
I. APT assumes that return on any asset can be expressed as a linear function of a set of
market factors or indexes.
II. The arbitrage price line indicates relation between unsystematic risk and the expected
return of an asset.
III. While deriving the APT model, APT assumes that the error term can be reduced to
zero through appropriate diversification.
(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (II) above
(c) Only (III) above
(d) Both (I) and (II) above
(e) Both (I) and (III) above.

9. Which of the following statements is/are true with respect to the fair value of an index
futures contract, if all the other things remain constant?
I. An increase in the risk free rate increases the fair value of the futures contract.
II. A decrease in the risk free rate increases the fair value of the futures contract.
III. A reduction in the dividend yield reduces the fair value of futures contract.
(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (II) above
(c) Only (III) above
(d) Both (I) and (III) above
(e) Both (II) and (III) above.

10. If the risk free rate of return (Rf) is 7%, expected return on the market [E(Rm)] is 15%, and
the return on stock X is 16%, the beta for the stock X using CAPM is
(a) 0.85
(b) 1.00
(c) 1.14
(d) 1.26
(e) 1.33.


11. Which of the following statements is false with respect to stock index futures?
(a) Stock index futures are cash settled
(b) Any investor who has invested in stock index futures can offset his/her position only
on the expiration day of the futures contract
(c) The performance of index futures’ contracts are guaranteed by the exchange’s
clearing house
(d) The margin requirement is applicable to both the buyers and sellers of stock index
futures
(e) When an investor is long on the stock index futures, he will receive a cash settlement
on the expiration day, if the closing price exceeds the contract price


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