Syllabus of Semester I - Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) of University of Mumbai

1.1 Foundations of Human Skill-I

Basics of human nature, influence of heredity and environment, intelligence, abilities, basic dimensions of individual interactions in society, characteristics of groups and their behavior, nature of groups at work, leadership.

1.2 Finance and Cost Accounting

Introduction to accountancy, preparation of final statements of accounts with adjustments, importance and advantages of cost accounting, elements of cost, cost classification, preparation of cost sheets.

1.3 Business Law

Contract act, companies act, partnership act, negotiable instruments act, laws relating to agencies, sureties, mortgages, sale of goods, insurance, excise and customs.

1.4 Quantitative Methods for Business-I

Basic statistical concepts, summarization of data (frequency distribution; measures of central tendency, measure of dispersion, relative dispersion-skew ness, kurtosis), elementary probability theory (relative frequency approach, axiomatic approach, subjective probability, marginal and conditional probability, independence/ dependence of events), elementary statistical distributions (binomial, Poisson, normal sampling, estimation - point and interval, sampling distribution mean and proportion, testing of hypothesis), simple correlation and regression (Spearman's rank correlation), types of sampling (simple and random, stratified and clustered), time series (components, estimation of trends and seasonal components)

1.5 Effective Communication-I

Concepts and meaning of communication, types of communication, attributes of effective communication, barriers to effective communication, speaking, listening, writing, basics of written business communication.

1.6 Principles of Management-I

Evolution, objectives, importance and advantages of management, role and functions of a manager, activities of management, functional aspects of management, practices of management in the Indian context, concepts of profession and professionalisation of management, role and ethics of management.

1.7 Introduction to Computers

Basic computing concepts (software-hardware, classification of computers, input-output, on-line and real-time processing, generations of computers, operating system), networking (LAN, WAN, MAN), DBMS, computer viruses, information system (concept, application, MS Office).