Higher Education

Spreadsheet Modeling and Decision Analysis with WebAssign

Author(s): Cliff Ragsdale

ISBN: 9789360532451

9th Edition

Copyright: 2022

India Release: 2024


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 912

Trim Size : 254 x 203 mm

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Master key spreadsheet and business analytics skills with SPREADSHEET MODELING AND DECISION ANALYSIS: A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ANALYTICS, 9E, written by respected business analytics innovator Cliff Ragsdale. This edition's clear presentation, realistic examples, fascinating topics and valuable software provide everything you need to become proficient in today’s most widely used business analytics techniques using the latest version of Excel® in Microsoft® Office 365 or Office 2019. This edition helps you develop both algebraic and spreadsheet modeling skills. Step-by-step instructions and annotated, screen images make examples easy to follow and show you how to apply what you learn about descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to real business situations. WebAssign online tools and author-created videos further strengthen understanding.

  • Content highlights frontline systems’ analytic solver® and data mining add-ins for excel.
  • A thoroughly revised and carefully crafted set of PowerPoint® slides and Excel solution files, prepared by the text author, reduce your preparation time while providing tools to clarify concepts in your course.
  • Updated content highlights the latest excel for Microsoft office 365 and office 2019.
  • Step-by-step instructions and numerous annotated screenshots make examples easy to follow and understand.
  • Powerful tools in the Analytic Solver for Excel enable students to perform optimization, simulation, data mining, and work with decision trees in spreadsheets.


1. Introduction to Modeling and Decision Analysis.

2. Introduction to Optimization and Linear Programming.

3. Modeling and Solving LP Problems in a Spreadsheet.

4. Sensitivity Analysis and the Simplex Method.

5. Network Modeling.

6. Integer Linear Programming.

7. Goal Programming and Multiple Objective Optimization.

8. Nonlinear Programming & Evolutionary Optimization.

9. Regression Analysis.

10. Data Mining.

11. Time Series Forecasting.

12. Introduction to Simulation.

13. Queuing Theory.

14. Decision Analysis.

15. Project Management (Online).

Cliff Ragsdale

A leading innovator in spreadsheet instruction and highly regarded pioneer in business analytics, Dr. Cliff Ragsdale is the Bank of America Professor of Business Information Technology and Academic Director of the Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, where he has taught since 1990. Dr. Ragsdale received his Ph.D.