Ratings for Undergraduate Business Administration 101B
Based on 16 ratings for the instructor(s) that have taught this course.
Comment: A LOT of people didn't like Levine in the beginning because he's strict on phone policy, participation and being punctual to class, but he runs an effective class! And he's a fun lecturer. He has these simulations in class that make learning really fun. He really gets students to be read current news by asking people to share stories in class. If he thinks what you're saying is irrelevant or trivial, he'll stop you. He also doesn't like people to ramble, and if he asks you to share one thing and you go on with multiple things, he'll probably not like that. (he really tries to get everyone to participate). Midterm is only 10%, multiple choice. Final felt like a writing test, which was fun for me! Overall, good class because I finally understand financial news, really got me thinking about macro econ after.
Submitted May 20th, 2015
Comment: The theory was taught pretty well. I definitely now have developed a solid background in macro from Wood's class. His problem sets can be tricky, so make sure you work with others on them. Best way to prepare for exams is to do his past exams. For short answer questions, practice writing over and over because some sentences repeat. MC section really depends on luck sometimes... Overall though it was a tough class I definitely learned a lot.
Submitted May 24th, 2014
Comment: Overall, super tough professor. He teaches you the concepts, and you'll have to apply it and think outside the box in assignments and exams. iClickers are also graded for accuracy, and they're pretty hard! However, you learn so much. Be prepared to nail everything down (even for problem sets). Also has a quirky sense of humor.
Submitted May 18th, 2014
Comment: 100% echo the post below me, I've re-pasted it here because it's spot on: (Unlike this person I did pretty decently in the class, going into the final with an A-/A ... we'll see what happens, but yeah, still did not enjoy this course whatsoever). "This was the worst course I have taken at UC Berkeley. Not only because I find Wood to be a condescending, rude, boring professor, but I do not feel like I gained much at all from the course. The only thing that I have really learned is that there is a lot of ambiguity in the questions he poses. There were many instances where one outcome would result from one situation, and a different outcome would result from a very similar situation. This course did not require a lot of time, however, I felt that the time I spent on problem sets and studying was not particularly effective. I regularly attended lecture and section, taking good notes, and making sure to always ask about anything that was unclear. However, I performed way worse than I would have hoped. I am a very hardworking student. I believe in putting in effort and asking questions about everything that is unclear. I also believe in going into tests as prepared as possible, having reviewed all available resources and fully understanding notes and past problem sets. However, this approach did not work for this course. I earned my lowest grade in this course. No, grades are not everything, however, if I feel that I both did not learn from a course and did not perform well, after putting in a lot of effort, I start to believe that something is wrong with the course and the instructor and not with me. I generally work hard and earn good grades, and this class was the one major exception where I worked extremely hard and did not succeed. I know that this course is required for several majors, and so I just wish to tell future students to keep your head up and to try to do well, but to also know that sometimes working as hard as you can is not enough to succeed in this course. Best of luck!"
Submitted May 14th, 2014
Comment: Fitch is the best professor I've had till now in Berkeley. He is really enthusiastic about the subject and his teaching is really worth the 8am. His assignments are too easy though, so that can be misleading because his exams make you really think. You should go through all the practice questions done in section and his practice midterms. If you can take this class under Fitch, you shouldn't miss the opportunity because Wood isn't a good professor.
Submitted Oct. 16th, 2013