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BHR 311 EMPLOYEE HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY  Click to view 

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY

REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
THIRD YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

COURSE CODE: BHR 311
COURSE TITLE: EMPLOYEE HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY
DATE: 14TH APRIL 2014 TIME: 9.00AM -12.00PM
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Question ONE is compulsory
Answer any other THREE questions

1. (a) Explain the role of a Human Resource Manager in promoting employee health and safety at work (15 marks)

(b) Enumerate the guidelines for integrating work place health and safety as a component of Human resource management. (10 marks)

2. a) “Employees are the chief custodians of their own health and safety at work”. Discuss. (5 marks)

(b) Explain the importance of stress management in the work place as a factor influencing employee performance and productivity (10 marks)

3. (a) Explain the steps to be followed when establishing a work place health committee. (10 marks)

(b) Explain the benefits of internal recruitment. (5 marks)

4. “Occupational health and safety can be important for moral, legal and financial reasons” Discuss (15 marks)

5. (a) Explain the key elements of a work place health program (10 marks)

(b) Explain the latest trends in Health, safety and employee welfare that are organizational driven. (5 marks)

6. (a) Explain the elements of the occupation Health and Safety Act
(10 marks)
(b) Explain the use of insurance policies in Health and safety at work
(5 marks)

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BHR 310 PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT  Click to view 

 

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY

REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2012/2013 ACADEMIC YEAR
THIRD YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

 

COURSE CODE: BHR 310
COURSE TITLE: PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
DATE: 23RD APRIL 2014 TIME: 2.00-5.00 P.M.
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Question ONE is compulsory
Answer any other THREE questions

1. (a)(i) Define the following terms
(i). Personnel management (2 marks)
(ii).Forecasting (2 marks)
(ii). Delegation (2 marks)
(b)(ii) Using short explanations identify at least five importance of Human resource planning in personnel management. (10 marks)
(c) Discuss the three factors or guidelines which a supervisor should consider to understand human relations. (6 marks)
(d) State three basic principles of supervision. (3 marks)
2. Performance evaluation is an important element of the control mechanism of most organization in human resource management.
(a) Explain four goals of appraisal. (8 marks)
(b) State three problems that can arise in a system of performance appraisal. (3 marks)
(c) Name four advantages of performance appraisal. (4 marks)
3. (a) Explain the term compensation in personnel management.
(2 marks)
(b) Discuss the three components of an employee’s compensation. Give examples. (9 marks)
(c) Discuss the importance of recruitment in an organization. (4 marks)
4. Henry Fayol is renowned for having contributed towards the modern theory of human resource management.
(a) Explain at least four principles of management put forward by Fayol. (8 marks)
(b) (i) Apart from those you have explained above, identify four principles regarding performance reward. (4 marks)
(ii) Outline three principles of management put forward by Fredrick Taylor. (3 marks)

5. (a) Discuss why employers offer benefits to their employees. (6 marks)
(b) Explain the important implication of the employee retirement income. (6 marks)
(c) Identify the major types of health insurance options.(3 marks)

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BHR 307  TOTAL GENDER MAINSTREAMING Click to view 

 

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY

REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS
2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
THIRD YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

 

COURSE CODE: BHR 307
COURSE TITLE: TOTAL GENDER MAINSTREAMING

DATE: 22ND APRIL 2014 TIME: 2.00 – 5.00 PM
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

Answer Question 1 and Any Other THREE Questions From Section 2

SECTION I
QUESTION 1
a) Differentiate the following terms (8mks)
i. Gender Equity and Gender Equality
ii. Gender and Sex
b) Explain the following terms (6mks)
i. Gender issues
ii. Gender concerns
iii. Gender Gaps/Disparities

c) i. Briefly outline the Government’s Position on Gender mainstreaming (3mks)
ii. Give examples of both local and international instruments that the government shows compliance to Gender Mainstreaming issues (4mks)
d) State any 4 issues in the employment Act 2007 that bring out the issues of Gender responsiveness (4mks)
SECTION 2
2. i. Define the term Gender Mainstreaming (2mks)
ii. Outline any 6 basic principles of Gender Mainstreaming (13mks)
3. Mainstreaming is not about adding a “woman’s” component or even a gender equality component into existing activity. Discuss this statement with regard to the concept of gender mainstreaming (15mks)
4. i. What is Gender Mainstreaming at work place (12mks)
ii. State any 3 benefits of Gender Mainstreaming at the work place (3mks)
5. a. Explain and give effects of; (10mks)
i. Workplace bullying
ii. Sexual harassment
b. State any 5 ways on how to deal with workplace bullying (5mks)

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BHR  101: BUSINESS LAW  Click to view 

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY

REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
FIRST YEAR FIRST SEMESTER

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

 

COURSE CODE: BHR 101
COURSE TITLE: BUSINESS LAW

DATE:16TH APRIL 2014 TIME: 9.00AM – 12.00PM
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Question ONE is compulsory
Answer any THREE questions
This paper consists of 2 printed pages. Please turn over.

QUESTION ONE
a) One legal characteristics of negotiable instruments is that it can be negotiated discuss ways in which a negotiable instrument can be negotiated. 15 marks

b) An “actual” authority is a legal relationship between principal and agent created by a consensual agreement to which they alone are parties. Its scope is to be ascertained by applying ordinary principles of construction of contracts, including any proper implications from the express words used, the usages of the trade, or the course of business between the parties. To this agreement the contractor is a stranger; he may be totally ignorant of the existence of any authority on the part of the agent. Nevertheless, if the agent does enter into a contract pursuant to the “actual” authority, it does create contractual rights and liabilities between the principal and the contractor. It may be that this rule relating to “undisclosed principals,” which is peculiar to English law, can be rationalized as avoiding circuity of action, for the principal could in equity compel the agent to lend his name in an action to enforce the contract against the contractor, and would at common law be liable to indemnify the agent in respect of the performance of the obligations assumed by the agent under the contract
Diplock LJ in Freeman and Lockyer v Buckhurst Park Properties (Mangal) Ltd [1964] 2 QB 480

In the light of the foregoing statement discuss the authority of an agent and of the liability parties in an agency relationship 10 marks

QUESTION TWO
‘Where one party has, by his word or conduct, made to the other a promise or assurance which was intended to affect the legal relation between them and to be acted on it accordingly, then, the one who gave the promise or assurance cannot afterwards be allowed to revert to the previous legal relation as if no such promise or assurance had been made by him. He must accept their legal

relations subject to the qualification which he himself has so introduced, even though it is not supported by any consideration but only his word’
Lord Denning in the case of combe vs. combe (1951)2 KB 215
In the light of the above statement, discuss the rule in the Pinnel’s case and its exceptions 15marks

QUESTION THREE
State and explain the seven stages of bankruptcy petition. 15 marks

QUESTIONFOUR
“The occupier of premises cannot escape liability for any injuries that are sustained by his visitors.” Anonymous
In the light of the foregoing statement discuss the liability of an occupier and its exceptions. 15 marks
QUESTION FIVE
‘I think Harris v. Watson was rightly decided; but I doubt whether the ground of public policy, upon which Lord Kenyon is stated to have proceeded, be the true principle on which the decision is to be supported. Here, I say, the agreement is void for want of consideration. There was no consideration for the ulterior pay promised to the mariners who remained with the ship. Before they sailed from London they had undertaken to do all that they could under all the emergencies of the voyage. They had sold all their services till the voyage should be completed. If they had been at liberty to quit the vessel at Cronstadt, the case would have been quite different; or if the captain had capriciously discharged the two men who were wanting, the others might not have been compellable to take the whole duty upon themselves, and their agreeing to do so might have been a sufficient consideration for the promise of an advance of wages. But the desertion of a part of the crew is to be considered an emergency of the voyage as much as their death; and those who remain are bound by the terms of their original contract to exert themselves to the utmost to bring the ship in safety to her destined port. ………….’
Lord Ellenborough: stilk vs. myricks (1809)
In the light of the foregoing statement, discuss the rule that gave rise to the above verdict and other related rules 15 marks

QUESTION SIX
“The person who for his own purpose, brings on his lands and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his own peril, and if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape” the rule in Ryland vs. Fletcher.

Citing relevant cases, explain the above rule and the conditions to be fulfilled before rule is applicable. 15 marks

 

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BHR 413 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT  Click to view 

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY

REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2014/2015 ACADEMIC YEAR FOURTH YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS BACHELOR OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

COURSE CODE: BHR 413
COURSE TITLE: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

DATE: 27TH AUGUST 2015 TIME: 2.00PM – 5.00PM

 

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Question ONE is compulsory Answer any other THREE questions
This paper consists of 2 printed pages. Please turn over.
QUESTION ONE
a. Describe the main features of effective strategic leadership (5mks)

b. Explain the key steps in the strategic management process? (5mks)

c. Distinguish between Resources, Capabilities and Competencies and highlight
the link between the three (5mks)

d. Explain the key means through which firms can enhance the durability of
their competitive (5mks)

e. Write an overview on business level strategies (5mks)

QUESTION TWO
Examine the main building blocks of competitive advantage (15mks)

QUESTION THREE
Just as every product or business unit must follow a business strategy to improve its competitive position, every corporation must decide its orientation toward growth. Discuss (15mks)

QUESTION FOUR
Using relevant examples, describe the role of Information Technology in enabling a firm enhance its competitive advantage (15mks)

QUESTION FIVE
Companies that compete in the global marketplace typically face two types of competitive pressures. Discuss (15mks)

 

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BHR 411 RETIREMENT AND PENSION SCHEME  Click to view 

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY

REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS
2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
FOURTH YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
B.SC. IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

 

COURSE CODE: BHR 411
COURSE TITLE: RETIREMENT AND PENSION SCHEME
DATE: 22ND APRIL 2014 TIME: 2.00PM – 5.00PM
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

Answer question ONE and any other THREE questions

This paper consists of 2 printed pages. Please turn over.

QUESTION ONE (COMPULSORY)
Kenya Retirement Benefits Authority is faced with various emerging issues in the management of the pension funds in Kenya that ranges from Social, Economic, political and Technical. As an expert in this area, Explain to RBA this emerging issues about the scheme, its effects and the solutions to the underlined effects. (25 Marks)
QUESTION TWO
EABL sought for your services as a consultant on various issues related to Annuities and Personal pensions management in organizations. Discuss the various types of annuities available and the pay options for annuities as well. (15 Marks)
QUESTION THREE
The retirement Benefit Act of Kenya contributes to the main legislations that protect the interest of the workforce. Briefly, explain the provisions of the Act to an active and ageing labour force within Maasai Mara University. (15 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
XYZ Ltd sought for your advice on pension fund management and investment schemes available for employees in Kenya. As an expert in this area, discuss these investment schemes and briefly analyze the importance of employees joining such schemes. (15 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE
Olochorro Olepo Wildlife Sanctuary has ten Rangers aged 60 years and above, Five of them have no doubt that they are ready for retirement, two are not so sure if they should retire, two are worried about finances, while the last one is too attached to his profession to retire. These Rangers need to ask themselves a list of questions to determine whether they are ready for the retirement. As a Human Resource Specialist, explain to them what they should consider in determining if they are ready for retirement and thereafter explain to them the importance of retirement. (15 Marks)

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BHR 411 RETIREMENT & PENSION Click to view 

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY

REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2014/2015 ACADEMIC YEAR
FOURTH YEAR FIRST SEMESTER

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS BACHELOR OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

 

COURSE CODE: BHR 411
COURSETITLE: RETIREMENT & PENSION
DATE:31ST AUGUST 2015 TIME: 2.00PM – 4.00PM
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Question ONE is compulsory
Answer any other THREE questions
This paper consists of 2 printed pages. Please turn over

Question one
a. The enactment of the Retirement Benefits Act (‘RBA’) (1997) and the establishment of the retirement Benefits Authority (‘the Authority’) in 2000 marked the beginning of a regulated, organized and more responsible retirement benefits sector in Kenya. Discuss (15mks)
b. Kenya’s system of retirement schemes embraces four components namely the NSSF, the Public Service Pension Scheme, Occupational Retirement Schemes and Individual Retirement Schemes. Distinguish these scheme types on the basis of their establishment, membership, regulation and funding. (10mks)
Question two
a. The tax regime for pensions in Kenya is the EET regime. Discuss. (10mks)
b. Distinguish between fixed annuities and variable annuities (5mks)
Question three
Write short notes on the following:
i. Final salary schemes (3mks)
ii. Deferred annuities (4mks)
iii. Mbao Pension Plan (4mks)
iv. Money purchase schemes (4mks)
Question four
a. The system of retirement schemes overall is an important part of the financial sector. Discuss (10mks)
b. Giving specific examples, discuss the concept of occupational pension schemes in Kenya (5mks)
Question five
a. Explain three circumstances under which gratuity is paid. (6mks)
b. When you invest in an annuity you also choose how you want your eventual payouts to be calculated. Explain the following payout options:
i. Income for guaranteed period (3mks)
ii. Income for life with a guaranteed period certain benefit (3mks)
iii. Joint and survivor annuity (3mks)

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BHR410 INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATION PSYCHOLOGY  2  Click to view 

MAASAI MARA
UNIVERSITY
REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2014/2015 ACADEMIC YEAR
FOURTH YEAR SECOND SEMESTER
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

COURSE CODE: BHR410
COURSE TITLE: INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATION PSYCHOLOGY
DATE: TIME:
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Question ONE is compulsory
Answer any other THREE questions

QUESTION ONE
(a) Define the term industrial psychology (2mks)
(b) Identify and explain the world trends that influence the direction industrial psychology is taking today (8mks )
(c) Describe the sequential steps followed by researchers in industrial psychology (10mks )
(d) Explain the significance of job analysis for sound human resource management (5mks)

QUESTION TWO
(a) Describe the methods used to collect data relating to a job through job analysis (10mks)
(b) Identify and explain the methods used to improve the motivational potential of jobs (5mks)
QUESTION THREE
(a) Explain the advantages of job evaluation as the cornerstone of wage and salary administration (10mks)
(b) Briefly mention the significance of motivation (5mks)
QUESTION FOUR
(a) Describe Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory as one of the need –based theories of motivation (10mks)
(b) Explain the environmental factors influencing job satisfaction (5mks)
QUESTION FIVE
(a) Explain the sources of worker stress in an organization (10mks)
(b) Identify and explain some of the theories of leadership (5mks)

 

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BHR 410 INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY  Click to view 

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY
REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
FOURTH YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

 

COURSE CODE: BHR 410
COURSE TITLE: INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
DATE:17TH APRIL 2014 TIME: 2.00PM – 5.00PM
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Question ONE is compulsory
Answer any other THREE questions

This paper consists of 2 printed pages. Please turn over.

1. Industrial and Organisational psychology has come along way even before the First World War upto the present.
a)Describe the history and development of industrial psychology (15mks).
b) State and Explain Five essence of industrial and organizational to Human Resource Management. ( 10Mks).

2. Industrial and Organizational behavior is looked at as a combination of many disciplines. State and explain industrial and organizational psychology under the context of the following disciplines.
i. Organisational Behaviour ( 3mks)
ii. Engineering Psychology ( 3mks)
iii. Industrial Relations ( 3mks)
iv. Career Counselling ( 3mks)
v. Individual Psychology ( 3mks)

3. Organisations wordwide have learnt the need of having organizational incentives as a way of changing and/or modifying Human Behaviour. The arguments towards introducing incentives is based on motivational theories. Discuss three Theories of Motivation and indicate the link between them and industrial/organizational psychology .( 15mks)

4. a) The debate on whether leaders are born or are made has continued to elicit a lot of interest up to the current age. Briefly explain your position on this matter. ( 3Mks)
b) State and Explain the following Leadership Theories and take a position at the end on this debate.
i. Trait Theory ( 4mks)
ii. Contingency Theory ( 4mks)
iii. Behavior Theory ( 4mks)

5. Effective Management of people in organizations can only take place if there is proper stress and Conflict Management. Discuss this statement under the following sub-topics

a) Causes of stress and conflict in Organizations ( 7Mks)
b) Strategies of Handling Stress and Conflict in Organizations ( 8Mks)

6. State and Explain five Challenges facing industrial and organizational psychology and state possible remedies ( 15Mks).

 

 

 

 

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BHR  409 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT  Click to view 

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY

REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
FOURTH YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

 

COURSE CODE: BHR 409
COURSE TITLE: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
DATE:16TH APRIL 2014 TIME: 2.00PM – 5.00PM
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
SECTION A is compulsory
Answer any three questions in SECTION B

This paper consists of 2 printed pages. Please turn over.
Question one
a) Using relevant examples differentiate between international organizations and transnational organizations 4marks
b) Briefly discuss an ethnocentric run corporation 5 marks
c) How do cross-border cultures affect international appointments? 6marks
d) Give and discuss the reasons why companies go global 10 marks
Question two
a) Modern organizations have developed new ways of training expatriates. Discuss the current trends in training them. 6 marks
b) Using relevant examples of a company of your choice briefly explain the following terms: 9 marks.
i) Home country nationals
ii) Third country nationals
iii) Host country nationals.
Question three
a) Briefly discusses the traits of successful expatriates. 6marks
b) How does family pressure impact on the success or failure of an international manger? 9marks
Question four
You have been appointed as a human resource manager of Equity Bank Kenya limited. The Managing Director has asked you to make arrangements for the appointment of its new Dubai office manager. Discuss the factors that you would consider in such an appointment. 15 marks
Question five
a) Culture as one of the inter-country differences affects the tasks of human resource managers. Using relevant examples discuss how it affects international HRM 10 marks
b) The idea of international compensation offers challenges to many multinational corporations. What are the main challenges and how do these corporations overcome them? 5marks