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PROBLEM-SOLVING CASES IN MICROSOFT ACCESS AND EXCEL, Twelfth Annual Edition, helps you apply the Access database management system and Excel spreadsheet to effectively analyze and solve real-world business problems. Six individual tutorials build a practical knowledge of each software application's capabilities, while 12 all-new case studies present scenarios and problems common in business. Further, a skill-building integration feature requires readers to use Access and Excel together on cases, making this the most up-to-date, practical guide for these widely used software programs.
Ellen F. Monk has been teaching Information Systems at the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware since 1989. Prior to her teaching career, Dr. Monk worked as a chemical engineer for Engelhard Industries and W. R. Grace and Co.'s Davison Chemical Division. She has a B.S. degree in chemical engineering, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in MIS.
Joseph A. Brady taught MIS courses at the University of Delaware from 1990 to 2009. Prior to his teaching career, he worked as a financial analyst for E. I. Du Pont de Nemours. Dr. Brady has an M.S. degree in computer science, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in education.
Gerry Cook has been the instructor for the Operations Management Technology program at Delaware Technical Community College since its inception in 2007. Prior to his teaching career, he worked as a process engineer and engineering manager in manufacturing for Mannington Mills, James River Corporation, and Mobil Chemical in a career spanning 27 years. Mr. Cook has a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Oklahoma City University.
Part 1: DATABASE CASES USING ACCESS. Tutorial A: Database Design. Tutorial B: Microsoft Access. Case 1: Preliminary Case; The Personal Training Database. Case 2: Rent-a-Dress Database. Case 3: The Import Food Market Database. Case 4: The Music Festival Database. Case 5: City Bike Rental Database. Part 2: DECISION SUPPORT CASES USING EXCEL SCENARIO MANAGER. Tutorial C: Building a Decision Support System in Excel. Case 6: New England Energy Investment Strategy Decision. Case 7: The City Hotel Recovery Analysis. Part 3: DECISION SUPPORT CASES USING MICROSOFT EXCEL SOLVER. Tutorial D: Decision Support Cases Using Microsoft Excel Solver. Case 8: Duchess Cruises Ship Assignment Problem. Case 9: Ed and Carla's Retirement Plan. Part 4: DECISION SUPPORT CASE USING BASIC EXCEL FUNCTIONALITY. Case 10: The University Arena Construction Decision. Part 5: INTEGRATION CASES USING ACCESS AND EXCEL. Case 11: The College GPA Analysis. Case 12: The Nonprofit Donor Analysis. Part 6: ADVANCED SKILLS USING EXCEL. Tutorial E: Guidance for Excel Cases. Part 7: PRESENTATION SKILLS. Tutorial F: Giving an Oral Presentation.