Management Science: The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets

Management Science: The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets


By (author) Stephen G. Powell, By (author) Kenneth R. Baker

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 279mm x 25mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 26 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470530677
  • ISBN 13: 9780470530672
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 438,519

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Now in its third edition, Management Science helps business professionals gain the essential skills needed to develop real expertise in business modeling. The biggest change in the text is the conversion of software from Crystal Ball to Risk Solver to reflect changes in the field. More coverage of management science topics has been added. Broader coverage of Excel demonstrates how to create models. Additional open-ended case studies that are less structured have also been included along with new exercises. These changes will help business professionals learn how to apply the information in the field.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Modeling in a Problem-Solving Framework Chapter 3: Basic Excel Skills Chapter 4: Advanced Excel Skills Chapter 5: Spreadsheet Engineering Chapter 6: Analysis using Spreadsheets Chapter 7: Data Analysis for Modeling Chapter 8: Regression Analysis Chapter 9: Short-term Forecasting Chapter 10: Nonlinear Optimization Chapter 11: Linear Optimization Chapter 12: Optimization of Network Models Chapter 13: Integer Optimization Chapter 14: Optimization of Non-smooth Models Chapter 15: Decision Analysis Chapter 16: Monte Carlo Simulation Chapter 17: Optimization in Simulation Modeling Cases Appendix: Basic Probability Concepts