VBA for Modelers: Developing Decision Support Systems Using Microsoft Excel / Edition 1

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This handbook helps students learn to use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA - a programming environment within Microsoft® Office) as a means to automate methods and models and create special applications. With VBA, sophisticated management science techniques work behind a simple and nice interface. Gaining valuable experience, students will develop applications that are user friendly and tailored to a specific problem while the number crunching" takes place behind the scenes of Microsoft® Excel. This book is for professional models or to complement a course in Management Science, or Operations Research thta includes survey of optimization, decision analysis, simulation, and other mathematical methods applied to business.

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Editorial Reviews

This book/CD-ROM package shows professionals and students how to develop customized decision support systems for business problems using Microsoft Excel's Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Early chapters cover basics of VBA, including general programing concepts, building dialog boxes, and debugging. Later chapters explain how VBA and Excel can be used to create specific decision support applications for problems in employee scheduling, transportation logistics, capital budgeting, pricing American and European options, and portfolio optimization. The CD-ROM contains exercise files. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534380120
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: VBA FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Introduction to VBA Development in Excel. 2. The Excel Object Model. 3. The Visual Basic Editor. 4. Getting Started with VBA. 5. Recording Macros. 6. Working with Ranges. 7. Control Logic and Loops. 8. Working with Other Excel Objects. 9. Arrays. 10. More on Variables and Subroutines. 11. Working with the Solver Add-In in VBA. 12. User Forms. 13. Debugging and Error Handling. PART II: VBA APPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT SCIENCE. 14. Basic Ideas for Application Development with VBA. 15. A Blending Application. 16. A Product Mix Application. 17. An Employee Scheduling Application. 18. A Production Scheduling Application. 19. A Minimum-Cost Network Flow Application. 20. A Stock Trading Simulation. 21. A Capital Budgeting Application. 22. An Application for Estimating the Relationship Between Two Variables. 23. An Exponential Utility Application. 24. Simulation of a Multiserver Queue. 25. An Application for Pricing European and American Options. 26. An Application for Finding Betas of Stocks. 27. A Portfolio Optimization Application. 28. A Data Envelopment Analysis Application. 29. An AHP Application for Choosing a Job. 30. A Poker Simulation. Index.

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