About the Book:
PROBLEM-SOLVING CASES IN MICROSOFT® ACCESS® AND EXCEL®, 9th Edition helps students apply the Access® database management system and Excel® spreadsheet to effectively analyze and solve real-world, business problems. Six individual tutorials in the text build a practical knowledge of each software application's capabilities, while twelve all-new case studies present scenarios and problems common in business. Further, a skill-building integration feature requires students to use Access® and Excel® together on cases, making this the most up-to-date, practical guide for these widely used software programs. Instructor support materials can be found in the Instructor
About the Author:
Professor 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, Ms. Monk worked as a chemical engineer for Engelhard Industries and W. R. Grace & Cos Davison Chemical Division. Ms. Monk has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, an MBA, and is pursuing her doctoral degree in MIS.
Joseph A. Brady taught M.I.S. courses at the University of Delaware from 1990 to 2009. Prior to his teaching career, he worked as a financial analyst for E.I. Dupont de Nemours. Dr. Brady has an M.S. degree in Computer Science, an M.B.A., 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 I: DATABASE CASES USING ACCESS.
Tutorial A: Database Design.
Tutorial B: Microsoft Access Tutorial.
Case 1: Preliminary Case: Veggie Box Delivery.
Case 2: Internet Jets Reservation System Database.
Case 3: The Intramural Sports Database.
Case 4: T-shirts Etc. Order Database.
Case 5: The Precious Metal Depository Database.
PART II: DECISION SUPPORT CASES USING EXCEL SCENARIO MANAGER.
Tutorial C: Building a Decision Support System in Excel.
Case 6: Future Cars Inc. Product Strategy Decision.
Case 7: Health Care Coverage Decision at Big Dog Collars.
PART III: DECISION SUPPORT CASES USING EXCEL SOLVER.
Tutorial D: Building a Decision Support System.
Case 8: Kuhlman's Department Store Media Problem.
Case 9: Green Jeans, LLC Sales and Operations Plan.
PART IV: DECISION SUPPORT CASES USING BASIC EXCEL FUNCTIONALITY.
Case 10: The College Return on Investment Analysis.
PART V: INTEGRATION CASE: USING ACCESS AND EXCEL.
Case 11: Baseball Offensive Performance Analysis.
Case 12: The Brewery Index Calculation.
PART VI: ADVANCED EXCEL SKILLS.
Tutorial E: Guidance for Excel Cases.
PART VII: PRESENTATION SKILLS.
Tutorial F: Giving an Oral Presentation.