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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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 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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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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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 Decision Making with Spreadsheet Applications

Author: Lawrence L. Lapin,William D. Whisler

Publisher: Duxbury Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Decision making

Page: 807

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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.
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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 Decisions

Author: Jon Curwin,Roger Slater

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844805747

Category: Business mathematics

Page: 790

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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.
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Quantitative Methods for Business

The A-Z of QM

Author: John Buglear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750658983

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 685

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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.
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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

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