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Quantitative Methods for Decision Making Using Excel

Glyn Davis and Branko Pecar

November 2012

ISBN: 9780199694068

660 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £52.99

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.

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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.

  • Accurate map of the table of contents to typical Quantitative Methods for Decision Making courses in the UK and Europe
  • Selection of most frequently used methods in accordance with the major enterprise functions (marketing, sales, business development, manufacturing, quality and finance)
  • Full integration of Excel exercises and applications both within the textbook and via the Online Resource Centre to allow real flexibility to lecturers to teach through a variety of learning schemes: classroom led or self-directed study
  • Excel is used as the primary application tool for explaining the mechanics of the methods as well as for explaining how to solve the real-life problems
  • A unique Online Resource Centre accompanies the book and contains a range of practical exercises and resources for both students and lecturers

About the Author(s)

Glyn Davis, Principal Lecturer in e-Business and Data Analysis, Teesside University Teaching Fellow, and Branko Pecar, Visiting Fellow of the University of Gloucestershire; VP- ExxonMobil Global Account, Emerson Process Management

Table of Contents

    Part 1 Refresher Course in Business Mathematics and Statistics
    1:Refresher course in key numerical skills
    2:Descriptive statistics and basic survey processing
    Part 2 Decision Making in Marketing, Sales and Business Development
    3:Fundamentals of statistical decision making
    4:Prediction and forecasting
    Part 3 Decision Making in Manufacturing and Quality
    5:Optimization Martyn Jarvis
    6:Inventory and stock control David Whigham
    7:Statistical quality control David Ward
    8:Project planning and control Martyn Jarvis
    Part 4 Decision Making in Finance
    9:Decision making in business
    10:Decision making in finance
    11:Simulation

Additional Resources

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