Rutgers professor, Dr. Isaac Gottlieb demonstrates an array of advanced financial and accounting functions in this practical Excel modeling book. He shows how to quickly create models that deliver accurate, relevant information related to efficiency, forecasting, and a host of other business and reporting issues. This book describes how Excel can be used efficiently to help build your spreadsheet for a variety of purposes. As an MBA student, an analyst or an executive you could become a spreadsheets expert.
Table of Contents
A Word from the Author xi Acknowledgments xiii Introduction and Overview xv PART ONE Using Excel Efficiently 1 CHAPTER 1 AutoFill 3 CHAPTER 2 Selecting Efficiently In Excel 14 CHAPTER 3 Formulas, Functions, Relative and Absolute Addressing 19 CHAPTER 4 Naming Cells and Ranges 28 CHAPTER 5 Excel Charts 38 PART TWO IF Functions and Text Manipulations 63 CHAPTER 6 IF Functions 65 CHAPTER 7 Text Manipulation 72 PART THREE Statistical Tools 83 CHAPTER 8 Descriptive Statistics 85 CHAPTER 9 Frequency Distributions 90 CHAPTER 10 Statistical Regression 100 CHAPTER 11 Data Analysis-The Excel Easy to Use Statistics Add-in 109 PART FOUR What-if Analysis 119 CHAPTER 12 Naming Cells-for Meaningful Decision Making and Modeling 121 CHAPTER 13 What-if Analysis and Goal Seek 129 CHAPTER 14 Sensitivity Analysis-One- and Two-way Data Tables 136 CHAPTER 15 Using Scroll Bars for Sensitivity Analysis 149 PART FIVE Multi-Page Systems and Lookups 159 CHAPTER 16 Multi-Page Budgets-Going to the Third Dimension 161 CHAPTER 17 Lookup Tables 170 PART SIX The Data Menu and Ribbon 179 CHAPTER 18 Sorting Data 181 CHAPTER 19 AutoFilter 190 CHAPTER 20 Data Forms and Features Eliminated in Excel 2007 198 CHAPTER 21 Group and Outline Data 204 CHAPTER 22 Subtotals 209 CHAPTER 23 Pivot Tables 219 CHAPTER 24 Data Mining Using Pivot Tables 229 PART SEVEN Excel Financial Tools 241 CHAPTER 25 NPV and IRR-Evaluating Capital Investments 243 CHAPTER 26 Unconventional Financial Functions: XNPV and XIRR 249 CHAPTER 27 Frequently Used Financial Functions 253 CHAPTER 28 Amortization Tables 258 CHAPTER 29 Accounting Depreciation Functions 268 PART EIGHT Using the Solver Add-In 271 CHAPTER 30 Beyond the Goal Seek-More than One Changing Cell? Use the Solver 273 CHAPTER 31 The Solver Add-In-Optimizer 282 Index 291
Isaac D. Gottlieb, Ph.D. is the Director of the International Executive MBA at Rutgers University Business School. He has been part of the teaching faculty for over 10 years, and is the recipient of a number of teaching excellence awards. Over the last decade, he has taught how to use Excel-and how to apply it effectively to various business disciplines-to thousands of MBA and Executive MBA students at Rutgers, NYU and Columbia University. He has also instructed Excel application in business settings to over 10,000 participants in corporate seminars, conferences and workshops. The participants are professionals from leading multinational companies as well as small private business corporations. Dr. Gottlieb has an Excel-Tip-Of-The-Month newsletter which goes to over 50,000 recipients.