Introduction to Management and Decision Making

Module 1 – Case


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Assignment Overview

Introduction to Management and Decision Making

For this assignment, we will research and apply management techniques that will help to develop a blueprint for your success as a manager.

Locate the Module 1 Required Reading Section and read through the following resources:

Case Background Resources

What Are the 4 Basic Functions of Management?  (2021) Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling  (2021) How to Be a Good Manager  (2021) Major Characteristics of the Manager’s Job  (2020) Administrative and Bureaucratic Management  (2020)

Case Assignment

After you read the foregoing sources, visit the library again (Additional Library resources), and search IBISWorld.

· Follow the IBISWorld Navigation in the Required Reading Section and search “Cable Providers in the US.”

· Select a Cable Provider for this assignment and scan through the various pages associated with the Cable Provider industry, noting: Key areas of Opportunity, Key areas Required for Success, and Key Threats.

· Then, in a well-written 3 full-page paper (Excluding Title and References pages) including 3 scholarly sources, respond to the following:

1. Provide an Overview of the Cable Provider Industry and use information from the following Industry Reports:

· Industry at a Glance, Industry Performance, Industry Outlook, Products and Market, Competitive Landscape, Major Companies, Operating Conditions, and Key Statistics

2. Based on your research, you may find that the Cable Provider Industry is down while the Satellite TV Providers in the US and Video Streaming Services in the US are up.

· What recommendations do you have for your selected company to compete with the Satellite and Video Streaming providers?

· How do management and leadership use the four essential management concepts of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling to develop a plan for your listed recommendations?

Assignment Expectations

1. The minimum length requirement for the Module 1 Case assignment is 3 full pages (Excluding Title and Reference pages).

2. Provide a minimum of at least 3 scholarly sources using APA Style.

3. Provide an APA formatted title page.

4. Three full pages to include an introduction, body of work with three scholarly sources, a conclusion, and a references page formatted to APA 7.

5. Upload your paper to the Case 1 Dropbox before the assignment due date.

Grading Note:

At Trident University International, rubrics are used for grading. These rubrics specify the points available for each component of an assignment. Points are earned based on the level of the work submitted. The rubric in the Case Dropbox is used for this Case Assignment.

Develop and reference your sources of information with References Page, In-text Citations, and APA Title Page formatting from the following Guides and Links:

APA 7th Assignment Template Trident’s Introduction to APA – Understanding Plagiarism- Student Support Resources –


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