This concise text covers the basic concepts of business statistics and data analysis in a contemporary spreadsheet environment. The author emphasizes practical applications of the approaches to business decision making. Some of the text highlights include: *Concise approach-This book integrates fundamental concepts of business statistics and decision-making in eight chapters. The author takes a practical, nonmathematical approach. *Practical applications-A comprehensive database, using marketing, finance, and production data, is used throughout the text to give students hands-on experience in analyzing data for practical decisions. *Spreadsheet emphasis-The emphasis is on using spreadsheets for data analysis and decision modeling. The book features Excel and the Excel add-ins: PHStat and the student edition of Crystal Ball Professional 2000. About the CD-ROM EVERY NEW COPY OF THIS TEXTBOOK IS PACKAGED WITH A CD-ROM CONTAINING SOFTWARE ESSENTIAL FOR THIS COURSE: *PHStat2-Spreadsheet add-in for statistics *Crystal Ball-Spreadsheet add-in for simulation and risk analysis This free CD-ROM also contains all of the Excel files required for many of the examples in this text.