Case study : apple | BUSI 400 – Strategic Planning/Business Policy | Liberty University


Apple Case Study Assignment Instructions  


Each student should review the case information as provided in the course text, and based on the results of that review, identify the organizational problem(s) that need to be solved. Analysis should then be conducted to formulate recommendation(s) for the problems posed; included in that analysis should be an evaluation of the business environment, based upon appropriate research and industry best practices. At least (3) scholarly sources should be used to conduct your analysis and substantiate your ultimate recommendation(s). A plan for evaluating the results of the recommendation(s) once implemented should be included as well- ie, what sort of metrics, measurements, improvements, etc. should be anticipated should the recommendation(s) be successful? Reference the rubric for detailed requirements. 


· Identify organizational problem(s)

· Conduct research & analysis to determine a solution to the problem(s), making sure to include an evaluation of the business environment as part of this exercise 

· Develop strategic recommendation(s) to solve for the problem(s) posed based on the results of your total analysis

· Identify how success of your recommendations(s) will be measured or evaluated 

· Incorporate direct results of your analysis into your case study prompt responses

· Cite specific examples to support your position

· Consider the firm and its challenges holistically when crafting your response

· Use proper grammar, spelling, and APA format if appropriate; at least (3) scholarly sources must be used to support your analysis & recommendations 

· At least 1000 word count minimum is required