Management Decision Making: Spreadsheet Modeling, Analysis, and Application / Edition 1

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Overview

Management Decision Making is a spreadsheet-based introduction to the tools and techniques of modern managerial decision making. The author shows how to formulate models in Microsoft Excel that can be used to a nalyze complex problems taken from all the functional areas of managem ent, including finance, marketing, operations, and human resources. Th roughout, the goal is to understand how business decisions are reached , what tradeoffs are made, and how outcomes depend on the underlying d ata. A CD-ROM is included that contains the widely-used decision analy sis software applications TreePlan and Crystal Ball. The book is aimed at students of business, economics and engineering, including those t aking MBA courses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521781183
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The science of managerial decision making; Part I. Decision Making Using Deterministic Models: 2. Introduction to linear programming models; 3. Developing model formulation skills; 4. More advanced linear decision problems; 5. Output analysis I: small changes; 6. Output analysis II: large changes; 7. Integer linear programs; Part II. Decision Making Under Uncertainty: 8. Introduction to probability models; 9. Decision making under uncertainty; 10. Decision trees; 11. Management of congested service systems; 12. Monte Carlo simulation; Appendix - an Excel primer.

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