Quantitative Methods for Decision Making Using Excel

Author: Glyn Davis,Branko Pecar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199694060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 629

View: 1921

Quantitative Methods for Decision Making is a comprehensive guide that provides students with the key techniques and methodology they will need to successfully engage with all aspects of quantitative analysis and decision making; both on their undergraduate course, and in the larger context of their future business environments. Organized in accordance with the enterprise functional structure where the decision making takes place, the textbook encompasses a broad range of functions, each detailed with clear examples illustrated through the single application tool Microsoft Excel. The authors approach a range of methods which are divided into major enterprise functions such as marketing, sales, business development, manufacturing, quality control and finance; illustrating how the methods can be applied in practice and translated into a working environment. Each chapter is packed with short case studies to exemplify the practical use of techniques, and contains a wealth of exercises after key sections and concepts, giving students the opportunity to monitor their own progress using the solutions at the back of the book. An Online Resource Centre accompanies the text and includes: For students: - Numerical skills workbook with additional exercises, questions and content - Data from the examples and exercises in the book - Online glossary of terms - Revision tips - Visual walkthrough videos covering the application of a range of quantitative methods - Appendices to the book For lecturers: - Instructor's manual including solutions from the text and a guide to structuring lectures and seminars - PowerPoint presentations - Test bank with questions for each chapter - Suggested assignment and examination questions

Quantitative business methods using excel

Author: David Whigham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 467

View: 5228

This text provides a comprehensive introduction to quantitative methods for business students. The text employs Excel 5.0 as a tool to assist the student to understand and use quantitative methods to solve business problems. Designed to be read in front of the computer screen, this book introduces the student to topics in Quantitative Methods. Each chapter contains an illustrated set of exercises and solutions summarising the topics covered, and the book is accompanied by a disk containing further exercises andexamples referred to in the text. The book therefore presents the reader with a far more lively, active and hands-on approach to learning than that of a standard textbook. The text commences with an introduction to the functions, commands and routines contained in the Excel 5.0 spreadsheet. These are explained in the context of everyday business problems. Thereafter, these Excel techniques are applied to the topics that constitute undergraduate Quantitative Methodsmodules - algebraic modelling, financial mathematics, organisational methods, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and regression. Throughout the discussion the distinction between quantitative theory and Excel techniques is marked in the text. Computer instructions are highlighted throughout. This provides a fast-track route for those readers who are familiar with quantitative methods but not with how to apply them onExcel. The book is tailored towards a readership of 1st or 2nd year students of Quantitative Methods (or maths and statistics) on Business, Management and Accountancy courses. It would also be appropriate for use on MBA, management or accountancy diploma courses.

Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business

With Applications Using Microsoft Office Excel

Author: Bharat Kolluri,Michael J. Panik,Rao N. Singamsetti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119220971

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

View: 9734

A well-balanced and accessible introduction to the elementary quantitative methods and Microsoft® Office Excel® applications used to guide business decision making Featuring quantitative techniques essential for modeling modern business situations, Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft® Office Excel® provides guidance to assessing real-world data sets using Excel. The book presents a balanced approach to the mathematical tools and techniques with applications used in the areas of business, finance, economics, marketing, and operations. The authors begin by establishing a solid foundation of basic mathematics and statistics before moving on to more advanced concepts. The first part of the book starts by developing basic quantitative techniques such as arithmetic operations, functions and graphs, and elementary differentiations (rates of change), and integration. After a review of these techniques, the second part details both linear and nonlinear models of business activity. Extensively classroom-tested, Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft® Office Excel® also includes: Numerous examples and practice problems that emphasize real-world business quantitative techniques and applications Excel-based computer software routines that explore calculations for an assortment of tasks, including graphing, formula usage, solving equations, and data analysis End-of-chapter sections detailing the Excel applications and techniques used to address data and solutions using large data sets A companion website that includes chapter summaries, Excel data sets, sample exams and quizzes, lecture slides, and an Instructors’ Solutions Manual Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft® Office Excel® is an excellent textbook for undergraduate-level courses on quantitative methods in business, economics, finance, marketing, operations, and statistics. The book is also an ideal reference for readers with little or no quantitative background who require a better understanding of basic mathematical and statistical concepts used in economics and business. Bharat Kolluri, Ph.D., is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. A member of the American Economics Association, his research interests include econometrics, business statistics, quantitative decision making, applied macroeconomics, applied microeconomics, and corporate finance. Michael J. Panik, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. He has served as a consultant to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles as well as to a variety of health care organizations. In addition, Dr. Panik is the author of numerous books, including Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications and Statistical Inference: A Short Course, both published by Wiley. Rao N. Singamsetti, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. A member of the American Economics Association, his research interests include the status of war on poverty in the United States since the 1960s and forecasting foreign exchange rates using econometric methods.

Data Analysis and Decision Making with Microsoft Excel, Revised

Author: S. Albright,Wayne Winston,Christopher Zappe

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324662440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1104

View: 3587

The emphasis of the text is on data analysis, modeling, and spreadsheet use in statistics and management science. This text contains professional Excel software add-ins. The authors maintain the elements that have made this text a market leader in its first edition: clarity of writing, a teach-by-example approach, and complete Excel integration. This edition has been revised to be compatible with Excel 2007 and the corresponding add-ins for Excel 2007. If you have moved to Excel 2007, you should use this revised edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers

Author: Mik Wisniewski

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273712077

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 607

View: 4829

" "As a manager, developing a good understanding of the business analysis techniques at your disposal is crucial. Knowing how and when to use them and what their results really mean can be the difference between making a good or bad decision and, ultimately, between business success and failure. " "Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers" " covers everything you need to know for an introductory quantitative methods course. Relating techniques directly to real-life business decisions in private and public sector organisations, it is particularly well-suited to MBA students who will be applying quantitative methods in day-to-day managerial decision-making." "Thoroughly revised and with an ever-more reader-friendly design in this fifth edition, key features of the book include: " "Student Activities with a solutions Appendix " "Fully worked examples and exercises supported by Excel data sets" " QMDM in Action case studies illustrating how real-life organisations benefit from the use of quantitative techniques" A chapter on financial decision-making "A companion website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/wisniewski provides data sets and (for Instructors only) fully-worked solutions for the Exercises in the book." Wisniewski makes numerical and statistical concepts understandable and brings them to life using excellent scenarios and case studies. This book was a valuable resource during my MBA studies and I am encouraging all my non-statistical colleagues and anyone who works with statistics or performance measurement data to read this book! "- Brian J Pickett, Assistant Director, Local Government Data Unit, Wales" " Mik Wisniewski " " is Senior Research Fellow at Strathclyde Business School in Scotland. He also works as a freelance management consultant with clients including PriceWaterhouseCoopers, ScottishPower and Shell, and a variety of public sector organisations in the UK and internationally." " "

Quantitative Methods for Business

Author: Donald Waters,C. Donald J. Waters

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273694588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 623

View: 7342

Taking a non-threatening, non-theoretical approach to a subject students often find difficult, this book avoids rigorous mathematics and concentrates on applying quantitative ideas to the work situation.

Quantitative Methods for Business

The A-Z of QM

Author: John Buglear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750658983

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 685

View: 8442

Quantitative Methods for Business: The A-Z of QM will enable readers to: *Appreciate the significance of quantitative methods for businesses and the study of business *Understand and apply a wide range of quantitative techniques *Select appropriate quantitative techniques for data analysis, problem solving and decision making *Interpret and communicate the results of quantitative analysis * The writing style of the text is clear and easy-to-read and follow * Each chapter includes guidance on using Excel, Minitab and SPSS to produce the analysis described and provides worked examples and review questions. * Model solutions are provided throughout with further solutions available on a website to accompany the book.

Quantitative Techniques for Management

Author: S. Jaisankar

Publisher: Excel Books India

ISBN: 9788174464576


Page: 318

View: 6117

This book has been developed with a focus on the need to demystify the subject and make it easy for students to grasp the principles and details involved, and make it easily understandable to beginners exposed to the subject for the first time. An attempt has been made to explain things in a logical progression, in the simplest possible way so that neophytes may quickly grasp the concepts and methodology. A novel approach in the book is the illustrative use of computers with TORA package, as a problem-solving tool. In actual practice, situations arise with large and complex problems that are difficult to solve. At such times, using computers to solve problems gives fast and more accurate results. The chapters are arranged so as to progressively explain the workings of various models in actual practice through step-by-step procedures that so simplify and solve them, that even students from a non-mathematics academic background will grasp them quickly. Linear programming, the most powerful tool for managerial decision-making is covered elaborately, including thorough discussion of various LP methods and LP solutions, Duality in LP problems, sensitivity analysis, etc. Models in the book also use Linear Programming to reach solutions including those relating to transportation and transshipment, assignment, and Game Theory&illustrated with screen-shots of a computer with a TORA package. Readers whether students, business executives, managers, researchers and academicians will find that the insights and knowledge obtained from the book will stand them in good stead in both academic as well as occupational pursuits.

Quantitative Methods for Business

Author: David R. Anderson,Dennis J. Sweeney,Thomas A. Williams,Jeffrey D. Camm,James J. Cochran

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 936

View: 455

Written with the non-mathematician in mind, QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS, 13E by award-winning authors Anderson, Sweeney, Williams, Camm, Cochran, Fry, and Ohlmann equips your students with a strong conceptual understanding of the critical role that quantitative methods play in today's decision-making process. This applications-oriented text clearly introduces current quantitative methods, how they work, and how savvy decision makers can most effectively apply and interpret data. A strong managerial orientation motivates learning by weaving relevant, real-world examples throughout. The authors' hallmark Problem-Scenario Approach helps readers understand and apply mathematical concepts and techniques. The 13th Edition includes a more holistic description of how variable activity times affect the probability of a project meeting a deadline. In addition, numerous all-new Q.M. in Action vignettes, homework problems, and end-of-chapter cases are included. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Economic and Business Analysis

Quantitative Methods Using Spreadsheets

Author: Frank S. T. Hsiao

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812834923

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 636

View: 7700

As we enter the 21st century, most students are familiar with microcomputers. They are adept in visually-oriented playing and learning, as evidenced by prevalent video games, music videos, and DVD movies. This book appeals to the modern day undergraduate and graduate students by using microcomputers, through innovative uses of spreadsheets and built-in spreadsheets equations and formulae. This microcomputer skill-intensive book covers major topics in both economic analysis and business analysis. Students will learn how to build complex spreadsheet layouts and perform high-level calculations and analysis intuitively in a non-threatening environment. To encourage students' active learning and critical thinking, they will be given hands-on practice by creating tables and graphs presented in the text and homework, and by changing the parameters to find the effects of the change instantly. At the same time, by acquainting themselves with the popular spreadsheet program, they will acquire more advanced job skills directly.

Principles of Applied Statistics

An Integrated Approach Using MINITAB and Excel

Author: Michael C. Fleming,Joseph G. Nellis

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861525864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 474

View: 9170

This guide examines the principles of statistical data, probability, regression and correlation analysis, forecasting and time-series analysis, emphasizing their practical applications.

Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions

Author: Jon Curwin,Roger Slater

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844805747

Category: Business mathematics

Page: 790

View: 2269

Now entering its 6th edition Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions is regarded as one of the clearest, most accurate and comprehensive European textbooks in its field. Each chapter focuses on a selection of statistical techniques, illustrated with examples from across business, marketing, economics, accounting, finance, and public administration, to appeal to students across the business spectrum.Using a rigorous exercise-based approach this title provides in-depth guidance on how to apply the most widely-used statistical methods in business. The extensive coverage provided makes this text suitable for the teaching of quantitative methods across all business disciplines at undergraduate level and MBA courses.

Statistik mit Excel für Dummies

Author: Joseph Schmuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527811702

Category: Computers

Page: 535

View: 1479

Statistiken und Aussagen zu Wahrscheinlichkeiten begegnen uns heute überall: Die Umsatzentwicklung in Unternehmen, Hochrechnungen für Wahlergebnisse, PISA-Ergebnisse fünfzehnjähriger Schüler sind nur drei von zahlreichen Beispielen. Joseph Schmuller zeigt Ihnen in diesem Buch, wie Sie die Zahlen in den Griff bekommen und Daten, Statistiken und Wahrscheinlichkeiten richtig lesen und interpretieren. Dafür brauchen Sie keinen Statistikkurs zu belegen und kein Mathegenie zu sein. Für alles gibt es in Excel die passende Funktion und das passende Werkzeug. So können Sie Theorie und Praxis sofort miteinander verbinden.

Quantitative Decision Making with Spreadsheet Applications

Author: Lawrence L. Lapin,William D. Whisler

Publisher: Duxbury Press


Category: Decision making

Page: 807

View: 8376

Written for students with a background in algebra, this text provides a complete and modern treatment of basic management science methodology. The authors survey the variety and power of management science tools, working to alleviate students' apprehension about the subject and to enable students to recognize on-the-job situations in which management science methodology can be successfully employed. Emphasizing modeling skills for students of varying mathematical backgrounds, the authors explain how to use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to build skills as they work through problems. In general, problems are broken into several parts to make difficult concepts easy for students to learn. This book's modular structure affords instructors maximum flexibility. This text contains a special student version of Palisade Corporation's DecisionTools Suite, containing @Risk, PrecisionTree, BestFit, TopRank and RiskView. This software is expressly provided for student use and requires student authorization to unlock the software for its full one year license. Professional customers may use the software for 30 days at which point they must contact Palisade Corporation for a professional version should they wish to continue using the software.

Operations Research


Author: Frederick S. Hillier,Gerald J. Liebermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486792083

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 868

View: 9397

Aus dem Inhalt: Was ist Operations Research? Überblick über die Modellierungsgrundsätze des Operations Research. Einführung in die lineare Programmierung. Die Lösung linearer Programmierungsprobleme: Das Simplexverfahren. Stochastische Prozesse. Warteschlangentheorie. Lagerhaltungstheorie. Prognoseverfahren. Markov-Entscheidungsprozesse. Reliabilität. Entscheidungstheorie. Die Theorie des Simplexverfahrens Qualitätstheorie und Sensitivitätsanalyse Spezialfälle linearer Programmierungsprobleme. Die Formulierung linearer Programmierungsmodelle und Goal-Programmierung. Weitere Algorithmen der linearen Programmierung. Netzwerkanalyse einschließlich PERT-CPM. Dynamische Optimierung. Spieltheorie. Ganzzahlige Programmierung. Nichtlineare Programmierung Simulation. Anhang. Lösungen für ausgewählte Übungsaufgaben.

Quantitative Analysis for Management

Author: Charles P. Bonini,Warren H. Hausman,Harold Bierman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 9780256140217

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 540

View: 1820

This text may be used in a required or elective quantitative analysis course at the Junior level or first year MBA. It also may be used for an elective course in Modeling and Analysis, Decision Sciences or Management Science. A major new feature of the book is the use of the Excel speadsheet throughout. It is a very spreadsheet friendly text. Model building, Mathematical Programming (using Excel Solver), Simulation, and other spreadsheet applications are included. As indicated, the book was revised in a modular format for custom publishing options. Chapters are self contained. Sections of the book, or individual chapters from other books using Irwin/McGraw Hill custom publishing options.

Quantitative Finance

A Simulation-Based Introduction Using Excel

Author: Matt Davison

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498782663

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

View: 7378

Teach Your Students How to Become Successful Working Quants Quantitative Finance: A Simulation-Based Introduction Using Excel provides an introduction to financial mathematics for students in applied mathematics, financial engineering, actuarial science, and business administration. The text not only enables students to practice with the basic techniques of financial mathematics, but it also helps them gain significant intuition about what the techniques mean, how they work, and what happens when they stop working. After introducing risk, return, decision making under uncertainty, and traditional discounted cash flow project analysis, the book covers mortgages, bonds, and annuities using a blend of Excel simulation and difference equation or algebraic formalism. It then looks at how interest rate markets work and how to model bond prices before addressing mean variance portfolio optimization, the capital asset pricing model, options, and value at risk (VaR). The author next focuses on binomial model tools for pricing options and the analysis of discrete random walks. He also introduces stochastic calculus in a nonrigorous way and explains how to simulate geometric Brownian motion. The text proceeds to thoroughly discuss options pricing, mostly in continuous time. It concludes with chapters on stochastic models of the yield curve and incomplete markets using simple discrete models. Accessible to students with a relatively modest level of mathematical background, this book will guide your students in becoming successful quants. It uses both hand calculations and Excel spreadsheets to analyze plenty of examples from simple bond portfolios. The spreadsheets are available on the book’s CRC Press web page.

Quantitative Methods

for Business, Management and Finance

Author: Louise Swift,Sally Piff

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113733794X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 728

View: 2207

Businesses are built on numbers; in any organization the ability to use and interpret quantitative methods is vital to maintaining a competitive edge. Quantitative Methods for Business, Management and Finance is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to the subject, painlessly leading you from fundamental principles to more advanced applications. It is an essential text for undergraduate students of business, management and finance, as well as for those on MBA and postgraduate courses. Each topic is explained in a clear, friendly style, and accompanied by examples, exercises and activities, making the text ideal for self-tuition. This highly successful learning-by-doing approach, coupled with the book's clear structure, make the understanding of essential mathematical skills achievable - and even enjoyable! Key benefits: • From basics to business modelling: maths revision through to probability, statistics and more, all in one text • Suitable for all maths backgrounds – an optional introductory part teaches mathematical essentials from scratch • Refreshingly non-technical writing style – user-friendly and engaging, avoiding excessive theory • Practical guidance on using IBM SPSS and Microsoft Excel • Brand new 'Moving on...' feature with integrated web and book activities for Business Modelling chapters, relating theory to the real world The companion website offers lecturers a testbank, PowerPoint slides, and assessment solutions. Students will find multiple choice practice questions, data sets, and extra exercises. LOUISE SWIFT taught quantitative methods to students of business, management and finance for over ten years at the University of East Anglia, UK, where she now works as a statistician. SALLY PIFF is Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK.

Denken hilft zwar, nützt aber nichts

Warum wir immer wieder unvernünftige Entscheidungen treffen

Author: Dan Ariely

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426402092

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 9493

Die Logik der Unvernunft Wie gehen wir mit Geld um? Was bedeutet es uns? Warum sind so viele Menschen bereit, sich hoffnungslos zu verschulden? Und was treibt Banker, den Kollaps unseres Finanzsystems zu riskieren? In der erweiterten Neuausgabe seines internationalen Bestsellers zeigt Dan Ariely, wie unsere Entscheidungen gelenkt werden und weshalb wir in vielen Lebenssituationen zu unserem eigenen Nachteil handeln. »Ein ebenso amüsantes wie lehrreiches Buch.« Der Spiegel Denken hilft zwar, nützt aber nichts von Dan Ariely: im eBook erhältlich!

The long tail

Nischenprodukte statt Massenmarkt ; das Geschäft der Zukunft

Author: Chris Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423345316


Page: 320

View: 4310