Gordon Klein
Department of Management
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3.5
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Clarity 3.6 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
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  • Tough Tests
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: C+
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Dec. 25, 2020

(From the perspective of an engineering student taking this for a tech breadth) This class is incredibly boring, and though the material isn’t particularly difficult, the way it was taught made it very hard to force yourself to do. It was only pre-recorded lectures from April, with the grades being entirely the midterm and final. The subject itself is very dull and the lectures worsen this (thank god for 1.6x video speed). That said, it was a very light load of work, which was really nice when taking more work-heavy classes, so would recommend if that’s what you’re looking for in a tech breadth class.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A+
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Dec. 21, 2020

I got an A+ in this class so I am a little biased, but I have to say that I really, really loved this class. Klein has ALL the lectures recorded and posted before the class even starts, and there is no homework, projects, etc. but rather just a midterm and a final. This means that the overall workload is very light and you can focus on the lectures. And that is exactly my biggest piece of advice: don't worry about ANYTHING else... just take notes on everything he says during lectures, especially all of his example scenarios, and memorize it all. As long as you can memorize them, you're golden. Midterm and final is ALL ABOUT NUANCE. Nuance, nuance, nuance. You need to understand the details behind the concepts and realize when things are ambiguous or if there's a tiny detail that changes the whole question. In summary, the quality of your lecture notes, how well you've memorized the concepts taught in lecture, and whether you can spot the "devil in the details" will determine whether you succeed or fail in this class.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: B-
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Feb. 27, 2021

Sir. Like what the heck... First and foremost, I will try to be as objective as possible but it is very difficult to do so when it feels like this fall quarter has been a trainwreck with him. Let's start with the lectures first: so, he posts like 30-35 lectures on CCLE in which he has examples that literally do not show up anywhere on the midterm and final. In all fairness, he tries to come up with some relevant and celebrity-based examples but it does not work. You have to watch ALL his lectures at least twice to understand what he is saying. However, that does not really help you at all on the final.

When we were first starting off in the class, he gave us his course reader material which was two PDFs that were basically the overview but never a good view of anything test-able. That is about it...when it comes to the material that he provides. He did say to use the book sometimes but literally, if you do not read all the chapters, you will definitely fail on the final. He is not accessible and even if he was, his answers are so monotone you might as well as a brick wall. He had a TA session but honestly, it did not help since each TA had a different explanation for everything and everyone's response was "just read the book and practice." PRACTICE WHAT?

In the end, the class was a trainwreck. I think the grading was like 10% midterm and 90% final, and basically, the final WRECKED me and welp, it was a mistake taking this class. I took this class before at community college and when I say that the COMMUNITY COLLEGE professor was 100x better, I am definitely not lying. I hope Klein can reevaluate his teaching method and try something else because it clearly isn't working right now.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A-
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June 21, 2020

I'm going to be as objective as I can with this review given the circumstances surrounding this professor at the moment.

Klein gives engaging lectures with a lot of clear, relevant examples, which is pretty rare for an accounting professor. It's not like Gardner where she goes off on a tangent and doesn't always have a clear way of connecting it to the material. Klein clearly know what he's talking about and he's genuinely a good professor + the material is really interesting! Since everything was online this quarter, his videos were pre-recorded so thankfully we did not have to wake up at 8am or connect to Zoom. He released the entire video collection for the class in the first half of the quarter (and we never met), so that sort of helped figure out how behind or ahead we were in the course.

Cons: Our grade depended 100% on a "simple, short final". Those were his exact words. Obviously, I can't tell you what his intentions were, but that wasn't really helpful/accommodating, at least to me. I feel like that's a lot of pressure and one exam isn't going to accurately reflect our knowledge because some people might be having off days, others are just bad test takers, etc. The final was 29 MC questions and it wasn't terribly difficult, but honestly, 29 questions for 10 weeks worth of material?? And then, the graders sent out an email saying (this is just a paraphrase) that the solutions were created by some brilliant professor and not to dispute them as if they were incapable of making a mistake..

Overall, interesting material, it's something that will probably stick with me in the long run. Would I take this specific professor? I don't think I would..but if you do, don't even bother buying the textbook, the course reader has everything you need to know + some midterm/final sample questions!

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A+
April 23, 2020

Don't get intimidated by negative reviews about Mr. Klein. He is not a bad professor. In fact, I think Mr. Klein is one of the best professors at UCLA Anderson school. He has extensive career experience as a lawyer, and he explains difficult legal concepts very effectively through real-world case examples. His lecture is nothing like "reading off from the slide" that many lazy lecturers would do, but involves practical application of concepts, and focuses on enhancing critical thinking and analyzing skills. You don't need to waste your time on reading the textbook since his lecture and course reader explains the concepts way better than the book. I would recommend to record his lecture and go over it after the class to make sure you understood everything he explained during the lecture. Don't just memorize stuff but make sure you "understand" it--meaning, being able to apply the concepts through case examples in different scenarios.
No H/W, No required readings. Great class to earn an A and improve my GPA.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: P
Jan. 5, 2020

Selling the course reader. Like new. Email: thesundancekyyd@gmail.com

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
Oct. 3, 2019

Klein is a tough, but good professor. His lectures mainly go over examples of concepts covered in the course reader. You gain a lot of real-life knowledge about how business is conducted in the real world, and what is considered lawful.

I am selling my course reader (which is the same across all quarters), and my typed notes for this class. I believe the course reader was $35 at the store, and I am willing to let it go for $25. Price is negotiable. Message me at 323-989-7489.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
Sept. 3, 2019

Definitely show up to class. You will need the course reader! Selling it for much less than the store. TEXT me: 949-329-8216

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
July 1, 2019

I absolutely fell in love with the material and I feel Klein was very good in elaborating on what he was teaching. His examples were spot on and translated very easily to the midterm and the final. I personally found his class to be easy, though my friends found it extremely difficult and suffered, I think it depends if you are compatible with his teaching style. You will NEED the course reader, so definitely get that.

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Quarter: Summer 2018
Grade: A-
Aug. 5, 2018

If you can grasp the concepts quickly and have an intuition on corporate law, you probably wouldn't have to spend extra time self-teaching CPA materials online like I did. Overall the class was fun and Mr.Klein is a nice and funny guy, but sometimes he isn't the most available professor for students because he also has other commitments. I can only speak for the past summer session tho. Overall I found classmates to be more helpful so it is important to befriend yourself with classmates.

We only had a midterm and a final. Tests are challenging. Don't just memorize the concept. You need to think about constantly how those concepts apply in real cases. With numbers and dates. The exam curve helps you than with no curves.

He only tests on what is taught is class so textbook is not necessary. If you have some problems with concepts on the course reader you can easily find the explanations online. Don't buy the textbook as you barely need it.

Selling the course reader, with great notes and 50% discount than the original price. Text me at 202-644-3088. Good luck to whoever plans to take this class.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: C+
Dec. 25, 2020

(From the perspective of an engineering student taking this for a tech breadth) This class is incredibly boring, and though the material isn’t particularly difficult, the way it was taught made it very hard to force yourself to do. It was only pre-recorded lectures from April, with the grades being entirely the midterm and final. The subject itself is very dull and the lectures worsen this (thank god for 1.6x video speed). That said, it was a very light load of work, which was really nice when taking more work-heavy classes, so would recommend if that’s what you’re looking for in a tech breadth class.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A+
Dec. 21, 2020

I got an A+ in this class so I am a little biased, but I have to say that I really, really loved this class. Klein has ALL the lectures recorded and posted before the class even starts, and there is no homework, projects, etc. but rather just a midterm and a final. This means that the overall workload is very light and you can focus on the lectures. And that is exactly my biggest piece of advice: don't worry about ANYTHING else... just take notes on everything he says during lectures, especially all of his example scenarios, and memorize it all. As long as you can memorize them, you're golden. Midterm and final is ALL ABOUT NUANCE. Nuance, nuance, nuance. You need to understand the details behind the concepts and realize when things are ambiguous or if there's a tiny detail that changes the whole question. In summary, the quality of your lecture notes, how well you've memorized the concepts taught in lecture, and whether you can spot the "devil in the details" will determine whether you succeed or fail in this class.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: B-
Feb. 27, 2021

Sir. Like what the heck... First and foremost, I will try to be as objective as possible but it is very difficult to do so when it feels like this fall quarter has been a trainwreck with him. Let's start with the lectures first: so, he posts like 30-35 lectures on CCLE in which he has examples that literally do not show up anywhere on the midterm and final. In all fairness, he tries to come up with some relevant and celebrity-based examples but it does not work. You have to watch ALL his lectures at least twice to understand what he is saying. However, that does not really help you at all on the final.

When we were first starting off in the class, he gave us his course reader material which was two PDFs that were basically the overview but never a good view of anything test-able. That is about it...when it comes to the material that he provides. He did say to use the book sometimes but literally, if you do not read all the chapters, you will definitely fail on the final. He is not accessible and even if he was, his answers are so monotone you might as well as a brick wall. He had a TA session but honestly, it did not help since each TA had a different explanation for everything and everyone's response was "just read the book and practice." PRACTICE WHAT?

In the end, the class was a trainwreck. I think the grading was like 10% midterm and 90% final, and basically, the final WRECKED me and welp, it was a mistake taking this class. I took this class before at community college and when I say that the COMMUNITY COLLEGE professor was 100x better, I am definitely not lying. I hope Klein can reevaluate his teaching method and try something else because it clearly isn't working right now.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A-
June 21, 2020

I'm going to be as objective as I can with this review given the circumstances surrounding this professor at the moment.

Klein gives engaging lectures with a lot of clear, relevant examples, which is pretty rare for an accounting professor. It's not like Gardner where she goes off on a tangent and doesn't always have a clear way of connecting it to the material. Klein clearly know what he's talking about and he's genuinely a good professor + the material is really interesting! Since everything was online this quarter, his videos were pre-recorded so thankfully we did not have to wake up at 8am or connect to Zoom. He released the entire video collection for the class in the first half of the quarter (and we never met), so that sort of helped figure out how behind or ahead we were in the course.

Cons: Our grade depended 100% on a "simple, short final". Those were his exact words. Obviously, I can't tell you what his intentions were, but that wasn't really helpful/accommodating, at least to me. I feel like that's a lot of pressure and one exam isn't going to accurately reflect our knowledge because some people might be having off days, others are just bad test takers, etc. The final was 29 MC questions and it wasn't terribly difficult, but honestly, 29 questions for 10 weeks worth of material?? And then, the graders sent out an email saying (this is just a paraphrase) that the solutions were created by some brilliant professor and not to dispute them as if they were incapable of making a mistake..

Overall, interesting material, it's something that will probably stick with me in the long run. Would I take this specific professor? I don't think I would..but if you do, don't even bother buying the textbook, the course reader has everything you need to know + some midterm/final sample questions!

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A+
April 23, 2020

Don't get intimidated by negative reviews about Mr. Klein. He is not a bad professor. In fact, I think Mr. Klein is one of the best professors at UCLA Anderson school. He has extensive career experience as a lawyer, and he explains difficult legal concepts very effectively through real-world case examples. His lecture is nothing like "reading off from the slide" that many lazy lecturers would do, but involves practical application of concepts, and focuses on enhancing critical thinking and analyzing skills. You don't need to waste your time on reading the textbook since his lecture and course reader explains the concepts way better than the book. I would recommend to record his lecture and go over it after the class to make sure you understood everything he explained during the lecture. Don't just memorize stuff but make sure you "understand" it--meaning, being able to apply the concepts through case examples in different scenarios.
No H/W, No required readings. Great class to earn an A and improve my GPA.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: P
Jan. 5, 2020

Selling the course reader. Like new. Email: thesundancekyyd@gmail.com

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
Oct. 3, 2019

Klein is a tough, but good professor. His lectures mainly go over examples of concepts covered in the course reader. You gain a lot of real-life knowledge about how business is conducted in the real world, and what is considered lawful.

I am selling my course reader (which is the same across all quarters), and my typed notes for this class. I believe the course reader was $35 at the store, and I am willing to let it go for $25. Price is negotiable. Message me at 323-989-7489.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: A
Sept. 3, 2019

Definitely show up to class. You will need the course reader! Selling it for much less than the store. TEXT me: 949-329-8216

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
July 1, 2019

I absolutely fell in love with the material and I feel Klein was very good in elaborating on what he was teaching. His examples were spot on and translated very easily to the midterm and the final. I personally found his class to be easy, though my friends found it extremely difficult and suffered, I think it depends if you are compatible with his teaching style. You will NEED the course reader, so definitely get that.

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Quarter: Summer 2018
Grade: A-
Aug. 5, 2018

If you can grasp the concepts quickly and have an intuition on corporate law, you probably wouldn't have to spend extra time self-teaching CPA materials online like I did. Overall the class was fun and Mr.Klein is a nice and funny guy, but sometimes he isn't the most available professor for students because he also has other commitments. I can only speak for the past summer session tho. Overall I found classmates to be more helpful so it is important to befriend yourself with classmates.

We only had a midterm and a final. Tests are challenging. Don't just memorize the concept. You need to think about constantly how those concepts apply in real cases. With numbers and dates. The exam curve helps you than with no curves.

He only tests on what is taught is class so textbook is not necessary. If you have some problems with concepts on the course reader you can easily find the explanations online. Don't buy the textbook as you barely need it.

Selling the course reader, with great notes and 50% discount than the original price. Text me at 202-644-3088. Good luck to whoever plans to take this class.

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Overall Rating
Based on 28 Users
Easiness 2.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.6 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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