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Teacher Grade: A

Difficulty Grade: 8/10

BUS 321

Grade Received: A-

posted 2019

He was such a great teacher and so invested in his students' learning. There is a quarter long project that he does not provide feedback on until your final grade is in so you may just end up with a B on it and have no idea why. The tests were hard, especially test 2 with all of the revenue recognition, and the final is cumulative. The homeworks were often harder than the in class examples but generally reasonable to figure out with some effort. He also doesn't give back exams which makes it hard to study for a cumulative final but you can go into his office hours and review your exams at any point throughout the quarter. Overall, this was a difficult class but I learned a ton and with hard work it is reasonable to do well in this class.

Teacher Grade: A+

Difficulty Grade: 7/10

BUS 321

Grade Received: A+

posted 2019

Dr. B is a good guy. Very fair. He doesn't kill you but you become aware that he easily could if he wanted to.

Class is just him reciting the powerpoints. A few examples are mechanically worked through on the whiteboards. The (McGraw Hill Connect) homeworks were usually quite different in many ways from the lectures and the chapters.

Office hours are relaxed and casual, but try to come in having made a decent attempt at understanding what you will be asking about. Often times, he answered a question with another question such as "what do YOU think it is?"
Please feel comfortable to ask tho. There were things I just did not get and I said that to him. He explained things and it was cool.

Really good guy. I enjoyed his class.

polyratings post

BUS 214

Grade Received: D

posted 2017

Test scores count for the majority of your grade. The tests are also very difficult because he "likes to make the tests harder than average to really challenge the class." His words, not mine. Going to his office hours is not very helpful either even if you come with a specific question because he will just ask "well how do YOU think you're supposed to solve the problem?" Even though you obviously wouldn't ask a question about a problem you already knew how to solve. The homework is easy to do but can be quite time consuming. He also has the tendency to get off track talking about other accounting chapters the class has yet to learn. Lastly, he does not make his own powerpoints, he just uses the powerpoints that the book provides. So all the examples you read from the book, he will lecture the same exact problems the next day.

polyratings post

BUS 214

Grade Received: B

posted 2017

First of all, this man LOVES accounting. He just had a baby and I swear he would name her FIFO or some other accounting term because that is how much he loves accounting. He has a PhD in accounting, which I didn't even know was a thing. Anyways, I wasn't particularly impressed with Dr. Bordeman. I felt like he didn't prepare us as much as he could for the midterms, and there was a lot from the book on the exams that was not on the PowerPoints. He didn't test us as much on accounting and balancing the budget sheets and what not, it was mostly conceptual and definitions. The exams are all multiple choice, so if you like that you will be fine, I just don't really see how it tests our knowledge on actual applied accounting, and it is not really reflective of the homework we do. MyAccountingLab is really helpful if you click on the "Show Me How To Solve" button in the homework and it'll explain the concepts really in depth and the "why" behind accounting, which is helpful for the exams. All in all, Dr. B is okay. Not the best, not the worst. It's not the end of the world if you take him, I just feel like there are better options out there if you feel like you want to concentrate in accounting and you want to be excited by the material.

polyratings post

BUS 214

Grade Received: B

posted 2017

Read and attempt the homework before going to class because you'll be able to participate more and he likes that. Also, going to class becomes more like built in office hours than just learning new information. Go to actual office hours as well when you're confused because he'll usually clear it up, and he's not intimidating during office hours so don't worry about that.

polyratings post

BUS 214

Grade Received: A

posted 2016

Bordeman was really cool. He tries to make the information really interesting, and he wants you to succeed. He was helpful when i had questions and went to his office hours. Course load is decent, tests are pretty fair. He's definitely not an easy professor, but if you study hard then you will do at least decent. I would definitely recommend!

polyratings post

BUS 214

Grade Received: B

posted 2016

Professor Bordeman was very passionate about accounting. Although, he often said that he wanted his class average to be a C range, which I get because C obviously means average, except no one wants a C because that hurts our GPAs. I felt I understood the course, most of my test errors were due to poor reading comprehension, but was still averaging C-range on the tests. Do the homework, it will be your saving grace. The course is relatively easy to navigate and there is free tutoring offered for it, so that's a bonus. Overall, I like Professor Bordeman and he cares about the success of his students, my only issue is that the course is kind of set up to keep you in the C-range, unless you have a passion for accounting and really delve into it- which wasn't something I had or could do.

polyratings post

BUS 214

Grade Received: unknown

posted 2016

This teacher SUCKED. He doesn't know how to teach and sucks at explaining stuff. He doesn't really care if you don't know the answer and does a terrible job trying to explain the answer. We had a Pourgobauger as a sub for this class one day and it was the only time I understood the material. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS

polyratings post

BUS 214

Grade Received: unknown

posted 2016

Bordeman wants you to succeed. He will go out of his way to help you if you ask him questions. The class is not easy but you learn a lot. Just participate in class and you will be fine. One of the nicest professors at Cal Poly. Would definitely recommend.