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Panjab University Bcom Fourth Sem Syllabus

Panjab University Bcom Fourth Sem Syllabus

Panjab University Bcom Fourth Sem Syllabus

Panjab University Bcom Fourth Sem Syllabus : Panjab University Campus at Chandigarh accommodates 77 teaching and research departments/institutes/ centres besides 9 Chairs for research. Furthermore, the university has 193 affiliated and 6 constituent colleges spread over Punjab andChandigarh besides Regional Centres at Muktsar, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur and Kauni. In addition, there is Vishveshavaran and Vishwa Bandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies at Hoshiarpur.

The academic institutes on the campus and four Regional Centres are grouped under the Faculties of Arts, Science, Languages, Law, Education and Fine Arts, Business Management and Commerce, Engineering and Technology, Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Dairying, Animal Husbandry and Agriculture. Most of the departments have their own specialized libraries, and the working period runs for at least 180 days in a year.

Panjab University Bcom Fourth Sem Syllabus

Semester – IV

Course
Code
Course Title  Maximum
Marks
Number of
Lectures (L)
Per Week
Tutorials (T)
Per Week***
BCM 401  INTERDISCIPLINARY
SECURITY ANALYSIS AND
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
1005 1
BCM 402ADVANCED ACCOUNTING**100 51
BCM 403  AUDITING AND
SECRETARIAL PRACTICE
100 51
BCM 404COST MANAGEMENT**10051
BCM 405MARKETING MANAGEMENT10051
BCM 406 QUANTITATIVE
TECHNIQUES AND
METHODS**
10051

Panjab University Bcom Fourth Sem Syllabus

SEMESTER-IV
BCM 401: SECURITY ANALYSIS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Objective: The paper aims at providing the students a comprehensive knowledge about security analysis and portfolio management and equipping for taking profitable investment decisions.

UNIT – I

  • Investment – Meaning, Nature, Objectives and Process. Investment Avenues/ Alternatives.
  • Investment Philosophy, Value Investing and Growth Investing, Investment Strategy, Individual and Institutional Investors.
  • Security Analysis – Meaning, Risk and Return, Types and Measurement of Risk, Risk and Return Trade Off.
  • Investment Analysis : Fundamental Analysis – Economic, Industry and Company Analysis.
  • Technical Analysis. Fundamental v/s Technical Analysis.

UNIT – II

  • Portfolio Management – Concept, Portfolio Management Schemes, Portfolio Theories, Capital Market Line, Marvkowitz Model, Sharpe Model, Jensen and Treynor Model, Capital Asset Pricing Model, Arbitrage Pricing Theory, Efficient Market Theory, Security Market Line.
  • Portfolio Performance Evaluation and Revision.
  • Global Investing – Benefits and Options for Global Investment.

Reference books:

1. Fischer & Jordan, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Prentice Hall India.

2. Punithavathy Pandian, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.

3. Martin Pring, Technical Analysis Explained, McGraw Hill.

4. V. A. Avadhani, Investment and Securities Market in India, Himalaya Publishing House.

5. French, Don, Security and Portfolio Analysis, Merril Publishing Co.

6. Preeti Singh, Investment Management, Himalaya Publishing.

7. Devin S., Portfolio Management, Prentice Hall.

8. Cheney, Muses, Fundamentals of Investments

9. V. K. Bhalla, Portfolio Analysis and Management, Sultan Chand & Sons

Panjab University Bcom Fourth Sem Syllabus

BCM 402: ADVANCED ACCOUNTING

Objective: To provide knowledge to students about advanced accounting problems with the relevant Indian Accounting Standards.

UNIT-I

  • Valuation of Shares and Goodwill.
  • Insurance Claims.
  • Accou nting for Hire- Purchase and Instalment System
  • Investment Accounts.

UNIT-II

  • Accounting for Amalgamation, Absorption(Excluding Inter-Holding) & External and InternalReconstructions.
  • Accounts of Holding Companies-Preparation of CBS, Mutual Owings- Revaluation of Assests –
  • Bonus Issue (Excluding Cross Holdings).
  • Liquidation of Companies.
  • Practical work:
    1. Designing Scheme of Internal Reconstruction.
    2. Case Studies on Mergers and Acquisitions.

Reference books:

1. Sehgal A. and Sehgal D., “Advanced Accounting”, Taxman Publications Pvt Ltd., New Delhi.

2. Shukla, M.C., Grewal T.S. and Gupta S.C: “Corporate Accounting”, S. Chand and Co., New Delhi.

3. Gupta R.L, and Radhaswamy M, “Corporate Accounting”, Sultan Chand and Sons, New Delhi.

4. Goyal V.K., “Corporate Accounting”, Excel Books, New Delhi.

5. Maheshwari S.N., and Maheshwari S.K., “Corporate Accounting”, Vikas Publication,New Delhi.

6. Gupta N.and Sharma C., “Corporate Accounting”, Ane Books Pvt Ltd,New Delhi

Panjab University Bcom Fourth Sem Syllabus

BCM403: AUDITING AND SECRETARIAL PRACTICE

Objective: The objective of the paper is to help the students in understanding concepts and issues in Auditing and Secretarial Practice.

UNIT-I

  • Auditing: Introduction, Meaning, Objectives, Basic Principles, Classifications, Advantages and Limitations of Audit. Investigation, Difference between Audit and
  • Investigation: Audit Program, Audit Evidence, Internal Control, Internal Check and Internal Audit.
  • Vouching – Definition – Features – Examining Vouchers – Vouching of Cash book – Vouching of Trading Transactions.
  • Verification and Valuation of Assets & Liabilities
  • Company Auditor – Qualifications and Disqualifications –Appointment – Removal,Remuneration, Rights, Duties and Liabilities, Auditor’s Report – Contents and Types Company
  • Auditor Report Order (CARO).

UNIT – II

  • Secretarial Practice: Definition of Company Secretary, Qualification of Company Secretary, Appointment, Dismissal, Duties & Liability for Offences of Company Secretaries.
  • Position and Role of Company Secretaries, Company Secretary in Practice.
  • Procedure for Statutory Meeting and its fate under New Companies Act 2013, Annual General Meeting, Extra Ordinary General Meeting, Director, Board and Committee Meetings, Meaning and Types of Motions and Resolution, Minutes, Role of Company Secretary before, during and after Meetings.
  • Practical Work :
    a) Practical Work on Vouching and Audit Report Preparation.
    b) Preparing of Minutes, Motions and Resolutions, Holding of Meetings.

Reference books:

1. Dinkar, P., “Principles and Practice of Auditing”, Sultan Chand and Sons, New Delhi.

2. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India: ‘‘Auditing and Assurance Standards’’, ICAI,

3. Gupta, K., and Arora, A., “Fundamentals of Auditing,”, Tata Mc-Graw Hill, Publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi.

4. Ghatalia, S.V.: “Practical Auditing,”, Allied Publishers Private Ltd., New Delhi.

5. Kapoor, N.D., “Secretarial Practice” Sultan Chand and sons.

6. Kuchal,M.C., “Secretarial Practice”, Vikas Publishing.

Panjab University Bcom Fourth Sem Syllabus

BCM 404: COST MANAGEMENT

Objective: The objective of the paper is to acquaint the students with the various methods of cost determination and tools and techniques of cost control.

UNIT – I

  • Cost Management: Need Significance and Different Areas of Cost Management and Application.
  • Methods of Cost Determination: Job Costing, Batch Costing, Contract Costing, Uniform Costing and Inter Firm Costing, Process Costing (including joint and by- products).
  • Contemporary Concepts: Activity Based Costing, Target Costing, Life Cycle Costing, Value Chain Analysis.

UNIT – II

  • Techniques for Cost Control: Marginal Costing, Cost, Volume; Profit Analysis and Decision Making; Differential Costing and Absorption Costing.
  • Budgeting and Budgetary Control: Concepts, Objectives, Limitations, Types of Budgets, Zero Base Budgeting, Standard Costing, Analysis of Variance.
  • Practical Work:
    Use of software package to obtain cost accounting output like: Fixed and Variable Cost, Break Even Point, P/V Analysis, Preparation of budgets.

Reference books:

1. Edward Blocher, David Stoul-GaryCokins: Cost Management,McGraw Hill

2. Jawahar Lal: Advance Management Accounting, S.Chand and Company Ltd.

3. M. Ravi Kishore: Cost Management, Taxman Publications.

4. N.K.Agarwal: Cost Accounting, Suchita Prakashan Pvt.Ltd.

5. Horngren, Srikant M.Datar, George foster: Cost Accounting, Prentice Hall.

Panjab University Bcom Fourth Sem Syllabus

BCM 405: MARKETING MANAGEMENT

Objective: The paper aims at making students to understand the basic concepts, philosophies, process and techniques of marketing.

UNIT – I

  • Introduction to Marketing: Meaning, Nature and Scope of Marketing, Marketing Concepts and Philosophies, Marketing Process, Marketing Mix.
  • Marketing Information System: Meaning and Components, Marketing Research Process.
  • Consumer Buying Behaviour: Factors Influencing Buying Behaviour, Buying Decision Process.
  • Market Segmentation: Levels and Patterns of Market Segmentation, Basis, Major Segmentation
  • Variables for Consumer Markets, Concepts of Market Targeting and Positioning.
  • Product Planning and Market Strategies: Product Life Cycle, New Product Development, Product Concepts and Classification, Branding, Packaging and Labeling.

UNIT – II

  • Pricing Decision: Pricing Policies and Strategies.
  • Distribution Decisions: Channel Design Decisions, Major Channel Alternatives, Channels Management Decision, Causes and Managing Channel Conflict, Physical Distribution.
  • Promotion Decisions: Communication Process.
  • Promotion Tools: Advertising (Steps Involved in Designing and Advertising Programme), Sales Promotions, Public Relations, Personal Selling.
  • Issues in Marketing in a Developing Economy, Rural Marketing.

Reference books:

1. Czinkota, M.R. and Kotabe.M., Marketing Management, Vikas Publishing, New Delhi.

2. Kotler, P., Marketing Management: Analysis, Planning, Implementation & Control, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi.

3. Perreault, W.D. and Jerome, E.M.., Basic Marketing, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delh.

4. Ramaswamy, V.S. and Namakumari, S., Marketing Management: Planning, Control, MacMillan Press, New Delhi.

5. Zikmund, A., Marketing, Thomson Learning, Mumbai.

Panjab University Bcom Fourth Sem Syllabus

BCM 406: QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES AND METHODS

Objective: The objective of the paper is to acquaint the student with the various quantitative techniques and methods used in managerial decisions.

UNIT I

  • Quantitative Techniques: Introduction and Use in Business
  • Theory of Probability: Introduction, Definitions and Use of Addition and Multiplicative Theorem, Conditional Probability. Probability-Distribution: Binomial-Distribution, Poisson-Distribution, Normal-Distribution
  • Linear Programming: Meaning, Advantages, Limitations, Basic Terminology, Formulation of Linear Programming Problem, Graphic Solution of Linear Programming Problem; Business Application of Linear Programming.

UNIT II

  • Interpolation and Extrapolation
  • Correlation: Meaning, Types, Methods-Scattered Diagram, Karl Pearson’s Coefficient of Correlation, Rank Correlation and Concurrent Deviation Method.
  • Regression: Meaning and Significance, Difference Between Correlation and Regression, Simple Linear Regression and Estimation of Parameters (Slope and Intercept).
  • Practical Work: Use of Microsoft Excel in Solving Simple Data Analysis.

Reference books:

1. Dowling E. Mathematical Methods for Business and Economics, McGraw Hill

2. K. Sydsaeter, P. Hammond Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis, Pearson

3. Chiang Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill

4. Renshaw, G. Maths for Economics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

5. Spiegel M. and Stephens L. Schaum’s Outline of Statistics, McGraw Hill

6. Lind D. Basic Statistics for Business and Economics, McGraw Hill

7. Dougherty, C. Introduction to Econometrics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

8. Vogelvang, B. Econometrics: Theory and Applications with E-Views. London Pearson.

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