This book about Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is different from other books describing VBA for serveral reasons. It is fine-tuned for business applications and in particular business students and it includes business relevant examples. Already in the first chapters the reader is introduced to a variety of different VBA tools, which will enable him or her to write small useful business related programs. In the following chapters the same tools - and more - are presented in a more detailed and rigid way.
VBA Programming in Business Economicsis structured as a textbook where each chapter is concluded with a number of exercises which can be used for individual training or as a base for computer-lab teaching. The book's webpage provides case projects that can be used to learn how to combine the material of the book in a larger context. In the situations where examples, exercises, and case projects require knowledge of specific theoretical background, this is provided as short summaries on the books webpage.
Besides covering the basic programming, the book also covers programming topics that are more business related: How to use the Excel Solver from within the VBA code, how to perform simulations, and how to construct user forms and make them work with the program. Learning to make useful programs requires more than just writing a number of if- and while statements. Therefore the book also provides a chapter that illustrates how to design and structure a program.
In all, this book is a hands-on-guide on VBA for graduate students in Business Economics.