If you'd like to learn more about designing and solving optimization and/or simulation models for practical business problems or using data mining, one of your best resources is a textbook aimed at current MBA students.  Frontline Systems has worked with the authors of more than a dozen management science textbooks -- on these pages, we'll tell you about some of our favorite choices.

For Optimization and Simulation, we especially recommend the new 7th Edition of Cliff Ragsdale’s textbook Spreadsheet Modeling and Decision Analysis, the new 4th Edition of Powell & Baker’s book Management Science: The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets, and the brand-new text Essentials of Business Analytics by Camm, Cochran, Fry and Ohlmann.  These textbooks use Analytic Solver Platform throughout. These are recognized around the world as leading textbooks on business analytics including data mining, optimization and simulation.

Spreadsheet Modeling      Management Science      Essentials of Business Analytics

For Data Mining, we especially recommend the new 3rd edition of Data Mining for Business Analytics, by Shmueli, Patel, and Bruce, which uses XLMiner throughout. This is the leading textbook for learning data mining and is used in more than 120 countries.

Data Mining for Business Intelligence     

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