Written by an innovator in teaching spreadsheets and a highly regarded leader in business analytics, Cliff Ragsdale’s SPREADSHEET MODELING AND DECISION ANALYSIS: A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ANALYTICS, 8E helps readers master important spreadsheet and business analytics skills. Readers find everything needed to become proficient in today’s most widely used business analytics techniques using Microsoft Office Excel 2016. Learning to make effective decisions in today's business world takes training and experience. Author Cliff Ragsdale guides learners through the skills needed, using the latest Excel for Windows. Readers apply what they’ve learned to real business situations with step-by-step instructions and annotated screen images that make examples easy to follow. The World of Management Science sections further demonstrates how each topic applies to a real company. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A renowned thought-leader and a professor of statistics team up to provide the essential tools for enhancing thinking and decision-making in today's workplace in order to be more competitive and successful. 25,000 first printing.
The phrase "work smarter, not harder" has been repeatedly ridiculed in the Dilbert comic strip and elsewhere, not because it is a bad idea, but because it is thrown like a brick lifesaver to drowning employees. To tell someone to work smarter is like telling someone to be happier, healthier, and richer. It's not much help to merely repeat the objective; what people need is a plan for achieving the objective.In Making Great Decisions, we show our readers how to achieve their objectives. We write to help those in business and those in the business of life--i.e., everyone--to work smarter. Our ideas are both simple and powerful. We offer a better way to look at problems so that the solutions are easier to find. We help supplement our readers' clear thinking by summarizing some of the most powerful techniques we have discovered.Have you ever driven through corn country? From a distance, all you see are corn stalks and more corn stalks in a jumbled mess. Then suddenly, when you get closer, your perspective changes, and you can see down the rows and realize that the corn was planted perfectly in straight lines. Your perception of the crop changes from a messy jumble to a clear picture simply because you're in the right spot. This book puts readers in that ideal spot. So many problems seem like hopeless jumbles but then, when you start using the techniques we discuss here, they start to look as straightforward as the straightest line in an Iowa cornfield.What motivated us to write this book is that, over the years, both of us have regularly come across people in organizations--often bright people with MBAs or other graduate degrees--who don't think they have time, energy, or skills to make good decisions. They have many clues but don't know how to put them together. They regularly face situations that they could analyze with some of the tools they learned in their courses, but they don't realize that. We don't hold ourselves apart from this group, and stories of our successes and failures are sprinkled throughout Making Great Decisions in Business and Life.
Master data analysis, modeling, and spreadsheet use with BUSINESS ANALYTICS: DATA ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING, 6E! Popular with students, instructors, and practitioners, this quantitative methods text delivers the tools to succeed with its proven teach-by-example approach, user-friendly writing style, and complete Excel 2016 integration. It is also compatible with Excel 2013, 2010, and 2007. Completely rewritten, Chapter 17, Data Mining, and Chapter 18, Importing Data into Excel, include increased emphasis on the tools commonly included under the Business Analytics umbrella -- including Microsoft Excel’s “Power BI” suite. In addition, up-to-date problem sets and cases provide realistic examples to show the relevance of the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Cliff Ragsdale is an innovator of the spreadsheet teaching revolution and is highly regarded in the field of management science. The sixth edition of MANAGERIAL DECISION MODELING, 6e, International Edition retains the elements and philosophy that has made its past editions so successful.This version of MANAGERIAL DECISION MODELING, 6e, International Edition has been updated for use with Microsoft® Office Excel® 2010. It provides succinct instruction in the most commonly used management science techniques and shows how these tools can be implemented using the most current version of Excel® for Windows. This text also focuses on developing both algebraic and spreadsheet modeling skills.Risk Solver Platform replaces Crystal Ball in the sixth edition. Risk Solver Platform includes all of the capabilities of Risk Solver for risk analysis and Monte Carlo simulation, all of the capabilities of Premium solver Platform for optimization, and new capabilities for finding robust optimal decisions using simulation, optimization, stochastic programming, and robust optimization methods.
Today, successful firms win by understanding their data more deeply than competitors do. In short, they compete based on analytics. Now, in Modeling Techniques in Predictive Analytics, the leader of Northwestern University's prestigious analytics program brings together all the concepts, techniques, and R code you need to excel in analytics. Thomas W. Miller's unique balanced approach combines business context and quantitative tools, appealing to managers, analysts, programmers, and students alike.--
This essential metaheuristics tutorial provides descriptions and practical applications in the area of business analytics. It addresses key problems in predictive and prescriptive analysis, while also illustrating how problems that arise in business analytics can be modelled and how metaheuristics can be used to find high-quality solutions. Readers will be introduced to decision-making problems for which metaheuristics offer the most effective solution technique. The book not only shows business problem modelling on a spreadsheet but also how to design and create a Visual Basic for Applications code.
This text takes an integrated approach, and places emphasis on modeling and the application of pure methods rather than statistical techniques. This emphasis allows readers to learn how to solve business problems, not mathematical equations, and prepares them for their role as decision makers. All models and analyses in the book use Excel so readers make decisions without having to complete difficult calculations. The book is also accompanied by KaddStat, an easy-to-use add-in to Excel, which makes it easier to run complex statistical tests on Excel.
This book is about prescriptive analytics. It provides business practitioners and students with a selected set of management science and optimization techniques and discusses the fundamental concepts, methods, and models needed to understand and implement these techniques in the era of Big Data. A large number of management science models exist in the body of literature today. These models include optimization techniques or heuristics, static or dynamic programming, and deterministic or stochastic modeling. The topics selected in this book, mathematical programming and simulation modeling, are believed to be among the most popular management science tools, as they can be used to solve a majority of business optimization problems. Over the years, these techniques have become the weapon of choice for decision makers and practitioners when dealing with complex business systems.
Analyzing the Social Web provides a framework for the analysis of public data currently available and being generated by social networks and social media, like Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare. Access and analysis of this public data about people and their connections to one another allows for new applications of traditional social network analysis techniques that let us identify things like who are the most important or influential people in a network, how things will spread through the network, and the nature of peoples' relationships. Analyzing the Social Web introduces you to these techniques, shows you their application to many different types of social media, and discusses how social media can be used as a tool for interacting with the online public. Presents interactive social applications on the web, and the types of analysis that are currently conducted in the study of social media. Covers the basics of network structures for beginners, including measuring methods for describing nodes, edges, and parts of the network. Discusses the major categories of social media applications or phenomena and shows how the techniques presented can be applied to analyze and understand the underlying data. Provides an introduction to information visualization, particularly network visualization techniques, and methods for using them to identify interesting features in a network, generate hypotheses for analysis, and recognize patterns of behavior. Includes a supporting website with lecture slides, exercises, and downloadable social network data sets that can be used can be used to apply the techniques presented in the book.
For one- and two-semester courses in introductory business statistics. Understand Business. Understand Data. The 3rd Edition of Statistics for Business: Decision Making and Analysis emphasizes an application-based approach, in which readers learn how to work with data to make decisions. In this contemporary presentation of business statistics, readers learn how to approach business decisions through a 4M Analytics decision making strategy-motivation, method, mechanics and message-to better understand how a business context motivates the statistical process and how the results inform a course of action. Each chapter includes hints on using Excel, Minitab Express, and JMP for calculations, pointing the reader in the right direction to get started with analysis of data. Also available with MyLab Statistics MyLab(tm) Statistics from Pearson is the world's leading online resource for teaching and learning statistics; it integrates interactive homework, assessment, and media in a flexible, easy-to-use format. MyLab Statistics is a course management system that helps individual students succeed. It provides engaging experiences that personalize, stimulate, and measure learning for each student. Tools are embedded to make it easy to integrate statistical software into the course. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm)does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab, search for: 013450867X / 9780134508672 Statistics for Business: Decision Making and Analysis Plus MyLab Statistics with Pearson eText Package consists of: 0134497163 / 9780134497167 Statistics for Business: Decision Making and Analysis 032192147X / 9780321921475 MyLab Statistics for Business Statistics -- Glue-In Access Card 0321929713 / 9780321929716 MyLab Statistics for Business Statistics Sticker
Today’s learners master both basic and advanced skills in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), the programming language for Microsoft Office, with this essential tool. Albright’s VBA FOR MODELERS: DEVELOPING DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL, 5E teaches how to automate common spreadsheet tasks as well as create the sophisticated management science applications needed in business today. The first half of the book introduces readers to the fundamentals of VBA for Excel. The second half of the book puts knowledge into action as it illustrates how to automate a number of management science models using VBA. Students learn to develop clean code and user-friendly interfaces for inputs and results. A new section familiarizes readers with PowerPivot and the new Excel Data Model. Novices as well as more experienced professionals will find the skills and background they need to maximize their VBA skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: David R. Anderson,Dennis J. Sweeney,Thomas A. Williams,Jeffrey D. Camm,James J. Cochran
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Business & Economics
Gain a sound conceptual understanding of the role that management science plays in the decision-making process with the market leader that integrates the latest developments in Microsoft Office Excel 2016. The market-leading Anderson/Sweeney/Williams/Camm/Cochran/Fry/Ohlmann's AN INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES TO DECISION MAKING, 15E uses a proven problem-scenario approach to introduce each quantitative technique within an applications setting. All data sets, applications, and screen visuals reflect the details of Excel 2016 to effectively prepare readers to work with the latest spreadsheet tools. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Take full advantage of the power of spreadsheet modeling with the guidance in PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 6E, geared entirely to Excel 2016. This edition integrates modeling into all functional areas of business -- finance, marketing, operations management -- using real examples and real data. The book emphasizes applied, relevant learning while presenting the right amount of theory to ensure readers gain a strong foundation. Exercises offer practical, hands-on experience working with the methodologies. The authors focus on modeling rather than algebraic formulations or memorization of particular models. This edition provides new and updated cases as well as a new chapter on data mining. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Now in its fifth edition, Powell and Baker’s Business Analytics: The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets provides students and business analysts with the technical knowledge and skill needed to develop real expertise in business modeling. In this book, the authors cover spreadsheet engineering, management science, and the modeling craft. The briefness & accessibility of this title offers opportunities to integrate other materials –such as cases -into the course. It can be used in any number of courses or departments where modeling is a key skill.
MAKING HARD DECISIONS WITH DECISIONTOOLS is a new edition of Bob Clemen's best-selling title, MAKING HARD DECISIONS. This straightforward book teaches the fundamental ideas of decision analysis, without an overly technical explanation of the mathematics used in decision analysis. This new version incorporates and implements the powerful DecisionTools software by Palisade Corporation, the world's leading toolkit for risk and decision analysis. At the end of each chapter, topics are illustrated with step-by-step instructions for DecisionTools. This new version makes the text more useful and relevant to students in business and engineering. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
COLLEGE PHYSICS: REASONING AND RELATIONSHIPS motivates student understanding by emphasizing the relationship between major physics principles, and how to apply the reasoning of physics to real-world examples. Such examples come naturally from the life sciences, and this text ensures that students develop a strong understanding of how the concepts relate to each other and to the real world. COLLEGE PHYSICS: REASONING AND RELATIONSHIPS motivates student learning with its use of these original applications drawn from the life sciences and familiar everyday scenarios, and prepares students for the rigors of the course with a consistent five-step problem-solving approach. Available with this Second Edition, the new Enhanced WebAssign program features ALL the quantitative end-of-chapter problems and a rich collection of Reasoning and Relationships tutorials, personally adapted for WebAssign by Nick Giordano. This provides exceptional continuity for your students whether they choose to study with the printed text or by completing online homework. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.