Exam : Managerial Accounting

Date  : 12/09/2015  5:00 pm- 7:00 pm GMT+3

Place : A(1) and A(2)

Targeted : Batch 2015 Semester 2  

Mid-Semester Test

Mgt. Information Systems

Time allowed: 1½ hours

Date: 31/3/2011


First question

Discuss the common organizational levels and link them with the appropriate MIS Instruments. Evaluate these MIS instruments?

The concept of leveling above how does it relate to general system theory?


Second question

Discuss DSS and Executive Support Systems pitfalls?

Do you, think their models are appropriate to support decision making in Sudanese organizations? And state the appropriate way to integrate developmental aspects with managerial aspects to support the decision making via the general system theory


Third question

Systemize and discuss the classical management model?

Show how this systemized model can be decomposed to render a system model to structure and resolve managerial problems in Sudanese organizations?




 Mid-Semester Test

Mgt. Information Systems

Time allowed: 1½ hours

Date: 21/3/2013


Answer At Least Two Questions


Q (1):-

1- Show the basis of the General System Theory (GST) focusing on the concept of evelling ?

2- Show how the concept of levelling is implemented with regard to MIS evolution?

3- Show how the GST can be used as a catalyst to reinterpret the various kinds of computer-based MIS?


Q (2):-

1- Show how the strategy and strategic values are associated and integrated with GST concept?

2- Show how Michael Porter used the strategic vision to redefine the structure of industries and created value out of the implementation of computer-based MIS?

3- Discuss the viability of Porter's model with regard to the socio-economic context of Sudan?


Q (3):-

1- Show how the GST and its agent the structured approach redefine MIS development process in Sudan?

2- Show - with example - how the analysis and design elements of the GST's methodology- support with proven and valid methods and instruments-initiate change into Sudanese organizations?

3- Do you think this form of Development process consistent with the overall philosophy of MIS and its potential role in changing organizations' and management philosophy Sudan?




Mgt. Information Systems

Final Examination

Time allowed: 3 hours

Date: 30/5/2012


Answer five questions only


1- Show how the proliferation of information and communication technologies (lCTs) will lead to the construction of common global organizational culture and value systems based upon the General system theory (GST) philosophical underpinnings.

(State yowr answer by referring to the network and data based models and other types of computer-based management information systems)


2- Show how the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP) Systems has lead to restructuring, re-engineering, radical and paradigm shift in business organizations (state your answer by referring to your project).


3- The structured approach-via the GST-is used in the analysis, design, programming and management of information systems to render optimal and universal results.

(Refer to your project to substantiate the above assertion).


4- Strategic thinking and Management lriformation Systems are intertwined; discuss this phrase by referring also to the strategic impact of lCTs and its relationship with GST as a computing theory? Also show how your project supports decision makers strategically?


5- A traditional decision support system is a rallying cry; discuss this phrase by referring to the emergent model of decision making theory that also unites hardware, software and communication theories? Also argue how your project can be perceived as a decision support system (DSS) based upon the emergent model of decision making?


6- lCTs have lead to the emergence of global business and economic institutions, gatherings and programs. Discuss this phrase also showing the appropriate approach together with its theoretical basis and instruments to be followed in organizing and administering these institutions.


7- The system approach supported by the lCTs will lead the emergence of new dominant management theory. Discuss?



Mgt. Information Systems

Final Examination

Time allowed: 3 hours

Date: 8/6/2011


Answer four questions only


1- The structured approach is a universal system language, show how you used to to analyze and design management information systems (refer to your project for illustration)


2- The concept of database is focal to information systems development and amangement, show how your project reflects this notion in terms of DBMS, SQL, relational model and ultimately in the design of your project


3- Show how information systems, being central nerve of the organization, affect other functional fields of management in terms of systemicity?


4- There are various tyoes of strategies for implementing information systems projects, discuss them thouroughly and show which one is appropriate for your project execution.


5- Business process re-engineering, change, change agents and TQM are notions that are closely associated with implementation of information system projects; show how your project realizes the above mentioned systemic notion?


6- Strategy and tactics are important tools for carrying out information system goals and objectives; show how Michael Porter’s contributions in terms of competitive forces and value chain has contributed to the construction of MIS strategy to be carried out by Sudanese organizations?


Each question carries equal marks (15)



Mgt. Information Systems

Final Examination

Time allowed: 3 hours

Date: 16/6/2010


Answer four questions only


1- Using the general system theory in terms of the levels and the cybernetic model show how to develop information systems projects (refer to your project in terms of the analysis and design process)


2- Refering to your project, show how the business process can be re-engineered and the organization can be restructured as a result of introcustin of a computer based management information system


3- Show how your project reflects a paradigm shift in terms of the decision support to management


4- Referring to your project, show what kind of implementation strategy you will employ to execute ypur project, and why


5- Show how your project is utilizing universal systems tools to develop, manage and use maangement information systems


6- Show how the structured approach can be utilized to develop management information systems projects (in terms of the analysis, design and programming) and hence render optimal and viable model. (Illustrate answer by referring to your project)


7- Show, in your opinion, how information systems can be used as a model to shift systemicity to other disciplines of business


All questions carry equal marks (15)



Mid-Semester Test

Mgt. Information Systems

Time allowed: 2 hours

Date: 3/4/2010


Question one

Show how the general system theory is valid when applied to managerial, organizational and computing aspects ( illustrate your answer by drawing models)? Discuss how these models can produce, optimal, sustainable, global and viable models to be applied in real life problem situations in Sudan? (6 mark)


Question two

Does information and communication technology affect organizations strategically? Do you think enterprise systems can affect Sudanese organizations in a strategic manner? Using drawing show how the value chain is adding value to organizational resources. (7 marks)


Question Three

Using drawings, discuss Simon’s traditiona model. Using drawing, state and discuss the modified version of Simon's model? Which one do you think it represents reality in an optimal way? (6 marks)


Question four

State the degree of structuredness that differentiate between decision problems and link them to the hierarchial triangle of organizations? Do you thinkthe general system theory can offer something to structure decision problems? (6 marks)

The timetable for Semester 1 & 2 Supp., Sub and Resit Exams is as follows:


Semester 1

Sat 5/1

Orginaztional Behaviour

Sun 6/1

Fin. Accounting

Mon 7/1

Mgt. principles

Tue 8/1

Applied Mathematics

Wed 9/1

Economics Principles

Thu 10/1

Business Statistics




Semester 2

Sat 12/1

Financial Management

Sun 13/1

Cost & Management Accounting

Mon 14/1

Managerial Economics

Tue 15/1

Management Problems & Policies

Wed 16/1

Marketing Management

Thu 17/1

Macro - Economics Theory

 Examination time: 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Financial Accounting 2012 Final Exam solution by Lubaba Omer

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Welcome to all new students

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For 2013, the total number of candidates for MBA is 468, the exam will be held at 14/12/2012 10:00 am

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Solutions for financial accounting exams (Attached at the end):

  • Mid 2012
  • Final 2006
  • Final 2009


Mgt. Problems & Polices

Time allowed: 3 hours Date: 11/2/2010

Answer four questions only

Question (1):-

Differentiate between rational-analytical and political-behavioral decision maker.

Question (2):-

a. Why do firms have objectives, and why are they important to strategic management

b. Why do enterprises pursue a stability strategy?

Question (3):-

Analysis and diagnosis of the different sectors of the industry environment is of great imponance to strategists. Discuss the supplier and the competitor sectors.

Question (4):-

Many firms now operate in what has been termed "the global village". What are the implications of this term on those firms and the way they should accomplish their strategic planning.

Question (5):-

To fill the gaps matching the two profiles (ETOP & SAP) and the firm's objectives, strategists can consider four generic strategic alternatives. Discuss expansion and retrenchment strategies.



Mgt. Problems & Policies

Time allowed: 3 hours Date: 5/12/2010

Answer four questions only  

(All Question carry Equal Marks)

1. Choices of strategists concerning mission and objectives formulation are affected by a number of factors. Discuss

2. Answer the following question:

(A) Managers must systematically analyze and diagnose the environment. Why?

(B) Firms tend toward stablity, yet missions and objectives change over time. Discuss.

3. "Effective strategists are concerned about supplier and competitor changes in the environment". Comment.

4. In their attempt to fill the gaps matching the environmental threat and opportunity profile with the strategic advantage profile. Strategists should generate a number of strategic alternatives. Elaborate on stability and retrenchment alternatives.

5. Strategic choice process is influenced by certain managerial selection factors. Discuss.

6. "A good strategy ""ithout effective implementation is not likely to succeed". Discuss



Mid- Term Examination Mgt. Problems & Policies.

Time allowed: 2 hours 2009

Answer two questions only (All questions carry equal marks)

Questions (1)

Differentiate between rational-analytical and intuitive-emotional decision maker.

Questions (2)

a. Describe the role of corporate planners and strategic management consultants as strategists.

b. Why do enterprises have objectives?

Questions (3)

Formulation of mission and objectives is affected by a number of factors. Discuss.



Mgt. problems & Policies.

Time allowed: 3 hours Date: 13/12/2008

Answer Four Questions Only (The questions carry equal weight)

1. It is asserted that the" board of directors" had gone through specific developmental stages. What are the implications of these developments?

2. What are the main variables which must be scanned when the internal environment is analyzed?

3. What are the main steps / activities involved in strategy formulation?

4. Describe SNYDER'S strategic choice model.

5. What are the main subjective factors which influence the actual selection decision?

6. How is a strategy to be implemented?


Final Examination 2007/2008

Mgt. Problems & Policies

Time allowed: 3 hours Date: 5/1/2008

(Answer Four Questions Only) (All questions carry equal marks)

1. Explain & demonstrate the influence of sources of revenue on strategic decision-making.

2. Explain the relationship between strategic audit & the strategic management process.

3. How does the future look for the boards of directors in terms of their responsibilities and organizations?

4. “If a corporation is to be managed strategically then an understanding of corporation's culture becomes imperative", why is this so?

5. How is the decision made to determine the best strategy from the potential strategic alternatives?

6. What are the main guidelines which management should follow to ensure proper control?



Management Problems & Policies

Date: 20/10/2007 Time: 2 hours

Answer All the Questions

1. Describe the theories of decision making and explain how decisions should ideally be made.

2. Robert Katz developed an approach which focused on the skill successful managers exhibit in performing their jobs. Describe this approach and explain its implications.

3. “There is a developing consensus concerning the major responsibilities of a board of directors" What are the major responsibilities and what are their implications strategic management?



Final Examination 2006

Management Problems and Policies Time: 3 hours

Answer Four Questions Only

1. Why do managers need to analyze and diagnose the environment? And what are the techniques used for environmental analysis?

2. Diagnosis of the environment is affected by the characteristics of the strategist and by the nature of the executive's job. Discuss.

3. Besides looking at primary demand and supply factors, strategists examine the state of competition the firm must face. Discuss.

4. It is said that in volatile industries, a stability strategy can mean short-run success, long-run death. Explain, comparing between stability and expansion strategies.

5. Define strategic choice and discuss one of the techniques developed to help managers make strategic choices.

6. A good strategy without effective implementation has a lower probability of success. Discuss

Below is the summary analysis of semester 1 examination results (The results were announced on the faculty board on Tuesday 3/7/2012)

The overall student average grades:


The results look very skewed with 85 students getting F's and only 16 students getting A's 

Looking at the grades distribution between courses, Statistics and OB stand out with the most A's (32% & 31%) and least F's (18% & 15%), while Math and Accounting have the worst overall grades with the most F's (58% & 43%) and least A's (6% & 7%)

A further look at the grade distribution shows that Management is the most normalized looking course regarding nearly equal grade distrbution

 A break down for grades per course follows

Business Statistics:

Principles of Economics:

Organization Behaviour:

Principles of Management


Applied Mathematics:

Financial Accounting:




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