Quantitative Methods for Decision Making Using Excel

Author: Glyn Davis,Branko Pecar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199694060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 629

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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
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Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers

Author: Mik Wisniewski

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273712077

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 607

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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. "
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Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers 6th edn

Author: Mik Wisniewski

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292112719

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

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Appealing both to students on introductory courses for quantitative methods and MBA students, this well-respected text provides an accessible introduction to an area that students often find difficult. 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 helps students to understand the relevance of quantitative methods of analysis to manager’s decision-making by relating techniques directly to real-life business decisions in public and private sector organisations and focusing on developing appropriate skills and understanding of how the techniques fit into the wider management process. Key features: 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 Chapter on financial decision-making “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.
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Data Analysis and Decision Making with Microsoft Excel, Revised

Author: S. Christian Albright,Wayne Winston,Christopher Zappe

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324662440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1104

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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.
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Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers with Mathxl

Author: Mik Wisniewski

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273739463

Category: Decision making

Page: 607

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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. This updated edition now comes packaged with an access card to online learning with MathXL.
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Quantitative Methods for Management

A Practical Approach

Author: Miguel Ángel Canela,Inés Alegre,Alberto Ibarra

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030175545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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This book focuses on the use of quantitative methods for both business and management, helping readers understand the most relevant quantitative methods for managerial decision-making. Pursuing a highly practical approach, the book reduces the theoretical information to a minimum, so as to give full prominence to the analysis of real business problems. Each chapter includes a brief theoretical explanation, followed by a real-life managerial case that needs to be solved, which is accompanied by a corresponding Microsoft Excel® dataset. The practical cases and exercises are solved using Excel, and for each problem, the authors provide an Excel file with the complete solution and corresponding calculations, which can be downloaded easily from the book’s website. Further, in an appendix, readers can find solutions to the same problems, but using the R statistical language. The book represents a valuable reference guide for postgraduate, MBA and executive education students, as it offers a hands-on, practical approach to learning quantitative methods in a managerial context. It will also be of interest to managers looking for a practical and straightforward way to learn about quantitative methods and improve their decision-making processes.
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Quantitative business methods using excel

Author: David Whigham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 467

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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.
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Quantitative Methods for Business

Author: Donald Waters,C. Donald J. Waters

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273694588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 623

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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.
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Quantitative Analysis for Decision Makers, 7th Edition (Formally known as Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers)

Author: Mik Wisniewski,Dr Farhad Shafti

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292276649

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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Were you looking for the book with access to MyLab Math Global? This product is the book alone and does NOT come with access to MyLab Math Global. Students, if MyLab Math Global is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab Math Global should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. There's no doubt that a manager's job is getting tougher. Do it better, do it faster, do it cheaper are the pressures every manager faces. And at the heart of every manager's job is decision-making: deciding what to do and how to do it. This well-respected text looks at how quantitative analysis techniques can be used effectively to support such decision making. As a manager, developing a good understanding of the quantitative 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. Appealing both to students on introductory-level courses and to MBA and postgraduate students, this internationally successful text provides an accessible introduction to a subject area that students often find difficult. Quantitative Analysis for Decision Makers (formerly known as Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers) helps students to understand the relevance of quantitative methods of analysis to management decision-making by relating techniques directly to real-life business decisions in public and private sector organisations and focuses on developing appropriate skills and understanding of how the techniques fit into the wider management process. Key features: The use of real data sets to show how analytical techniques are used in practice “QADM in Action” case studies illustrating how organisations benefit from the use of analytical techniques Articles from the Financial Times illustrating the use of such techniques in a variety of business settings Fully worked examples and exercises supported by Excel data sets Student Progress Check activities in each chapter with solutions A 300+ page Tutors Solutions Manual
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Quantitative Methods for Business

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

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840062338

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 936

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Provide your students with a strong conceptual understanding of the critical role that quantitative methods play in today's decision-making process with the well-respected QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS, 12E by award-winning authors Anderson/Sweeney/Williams/Camm/Cochran/Fry/Ohlmann. Written with the non-mathematician in mind, this applications-oriented text clearly introduces today's many 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 pertinent, actual examples throughout that illustrate key situations where quantitative methods make a difference in decision making. QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS, 12E provides everything your students need for success from the authors hallmark Problem-Scenario Approach that helps readers understand and apply mathematical concepts and techniques. Instant online access provides students with Excel worksheets, TreePlan, Crystal Ball, Premium Solver for Excel, and LINGO. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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