Topics: International trade, International economics, Globalization Pages: 8 (1287 words) Published: March 20, 2013

Master of Commerce

First Year

For July 2012 and January 2013 admission cycle

School of Management Studies
Indira Gandhi National Open University Maidan Garhi, New Delhi -110 068

Master of Commerce (M.Com)
First Year

Dear Students,

As explained in the Programme Guide, you have to do one Tutor Marked Assignment for each course. We are sending the assignments of all the six courses together in this booklet.

Assignment is given 30% weightage in the final assessment. To be eligible to appear in the Term-End Examination, it is compulsory for you to submit the assignments as per the schedule. Before attempting the assignments, you should carefully read the instructions given in the Programme Guide.

These assignments are valid for two admission cycles (July 2012 and January 2013). The validity is given below:

1. Those who are enrolled in July 2012, it is valid upto June 2013.

2. Those who are enrolled in January 2013, it is valid upto December 2013.

In case you are planning to appear in June Term-End Examination, you must submit the assignments to the Coordinator of your Study Centre latest by 15th March and if you are planning to appear in December Term-End Examination, you must submit them latest by 15th September.

Note: In case you receive the study material and assignments late, you can submit the assignment responses within one month after receiving the study material.


Course Code :IBO – 01
Course Title :International Business Environment
Assignment Code :IBO – 01/TMA/2012-13
Coverage :All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100

Attempt all the questions

1. What is balance of payments? Explain briefly the components of balance of payments. Discuss the factors which affect balance of payments. (20) 2. (a) How is the WTO different from GATT? Explain the scope and functions of the WTO. (b)Discuss the multilateral trade agreement on agriculture. (10+10) 3. (a) What do you mean by globalization? Discuss the effects of globalization on the world economy.

(b) What is Global Trade Point Network (GTPN)? Discuss the objectives of GTPN. (10+10) 4.Distinguish between:

(a) Trade Related Intellectual Property (TRIPs) and Trade Related Investment Measures (TRIMs)

(b) Regionalism and Multilateralism (10+10)

5. Write short notes on:

(a) Labour Theory of Value of International Trade

(b) Modern theory of Trade

(c) Objectives and Functions of International Monetary Fund

(d) Arbitration. (4X5)


Course Code :IBO – 02
Course Title :International Marketing Management
Assignment Code :IBO – 02/TMA/2012-13
Coverage :All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100

Attempt all the questions

1. “International market segmentation is the process of dividing the total market into one or more parts each of which tends to be homogeneous in all significant aspects”. On the basis of this statement discuss the basic criteria for segmenting international markets. (20) 2. (a) What is international marketing? How is it different from domestic marketing? (b) Explain how the...
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