Neha Kumar
Department of Management
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2.7
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Based on 26 User s
Easiness 2.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: B+
June 20, 2022

Honestly, this was the most rewarding class I've taken at UCLA.

I am in my third year of undergrad, and can confidently say that Professor Kumar is the most well rounded professor I have ever had. From the very first class you feel that she is very engaged. She goes out of her way to make students feel welcome in her class by memorizing people’s names, staying after class to answer questions, and taking however much time is needed for every student to understand each topic. Her teaching style is not traditional, rather than teaching from slides directly, she focuses on making interactive examples on the spot. This made going to her class something to look forward to, as instead of expecting tons of information shoved in your face, she tells you exactly what you need to know for the exam (and career). Just like any other management course you have to work for your grade. As long as you listen to her advice of studying for her exams you will be fine! Professor Kumar is one of the few professors at UCLA with her caliber of experience in what she teaches. If you have the chance, go to her office hours and ask her career questions. She is very knowledgeable on entrepreneurship and the different career paths for people in the business economics major and accounting minor. If you are looking to be an entrepreneur, business consultant, or a CPA, you honestly would be doing yourself a disservice by not taking her class. If you are just looking to fill requirements and want to have a class in your schedule that isn’t super exhausting to sit through and you still learn a lot, take this class.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A-
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Dec. 7, 2021

Usually Bruinwalk reviews are filled with biased experiences and opinions but I will try to be as fair and coherent as possible.

Mrs. Kumar is simply an incompetent professor.

I'm not sure whether it's because of the online format but she is incredibly lazy with her lecture content and provides minimal help.

Her class is so unorganized that she would often repost the same lectures on multiple weeks and provide little content (about 30min of lectures for a whole week). She simply rereads the slides in her lectures (I can do that myself) and her examples are irrelevant to her quiz/test questions

There were multiple instances this quarter where she did not post the quizzes at the assigned time, making us wake up early for literally no reason. She barely held live lectures and when she did schedule live lectures they were often canceled.

This class did not even feel real this quarter as I self-taught the majority of the material and my own professor provided zero assistance for TEN WEEKS.

She would also fail to post homework questions and lectures for certain weeks which made the ENTIRE class fall behind. She takes an extensive amount of time to grade the quizzes when she literally doesn't have anything else to grade. There was a situation this quarter where she literally ghosted the whole class for four straight days.

I'm sure taking Kumar during in-person instruction will be different from my experience, but I fully believe that her laziness and lack of interest in students will also transition to in-person classes.

Avoid Kumar like the plague if you can and never look back

Taking this class genuinely made me miss my community college professors because the difference in passion is so blatant

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: B-
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March 25, 2022

Would strongly recommend not taking this class with prof kumar. You will learn absolutely nothing from attending lectures so it's better to not go. Oftentimes we went over things that are irrelevant and so we didn't even finish learning all the chapters that we're supposed to learn. The midterm was online and open book so it was straightforward but the final was terrible. She tested us on things she clearly said wouldn't be on the exam. You're better off taking managerial accounting at a community college.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: B
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April 25, 2022

1. We have half the quarter online and the other half in-person.

2. When it's online, she will often cancel the class for no reason and post some previous unhelpful video to go through 2 slides of the lecture note while the lecture note has 96 slides.

3. When it's in-person, she will often cancel the class for no reason and post some previous unhelpful video to go through 2 slides of the lecture note while the lecture note has 96 slides.

4. Her canvas setup is messed up.
5. She and her TA never respond to the email.
6. She will only talk about how successful she is as a businesswoman and hope we can learn sth from her personal life experience, but she probably forgets that we paid a big fortune for studying the most advanced managerial principle instead of her highlight of life.

8. Her lecture example has nothing to do with the exam.
9. Her lecture notes have nothing to do with the exam.
10. Her practice problem has nothing to do with the exam.

Don't take it too personally. I'm not denying this person. Professor Kumar usually encourages people to ask questions in class and will answer their questions patiently. I'm pretty sure that she will be a good person to be friends with. It's just she is definitely not a good professor, and she is the worst professor I've ever met in my life. For those who need to take this class as a required class, If you could, try to pick someone else, such as professor Woo. But it seems like Kumar is the only one teaching this class right now, so good luck, and remember to say sorry for the tuition you paid because it's not worth it.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: P
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March 18, 2022

This professor is vicious to student. She doesn’t want you to succeed in class, but to trick you. She mentioned that only some chapter are on final but ended up seeing more than 3 question that’s shouldn’t be covered. That’s how she trick her student. She also mentioned that we’re not getting tested on the case study but the case showed up on the exam anyway. This professor is vicious and a bad person in general.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
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Jan. 3, 2022

The material was fairly interesting, though the professor became progressively more difficult to reach throughout the quarter due to technical and personal issues. The tests were fair and adjusted to the unconventional teaching method of this quarter as she told us she usually engages in more in-depth discussions when the course is taught live.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: C
Jan. 31, 2020

I liked professor Kumar as a person and I liked the real like examples of business she would talk about. She is very personable and would help during office hours. However she made a huge deal about how her practice test would prepare us for the final. I did all the homework’s, read all the chapters, and did her test multiple times, but none of that prepared me for her extremely difficult final. Her questions were very confusing and took up a whole page. She did not teach nearly enough in class to prepare us for any of the long answer questions on her tests. The whole quarter I felt like I was understanding the material, which isn’t a difficult topic at all, and her final completely screwed me.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: NR
Dec. 11, 2018

Professor Kumar is amazing! She was pregnant throughout the time she taught the class this fall yet she never canceled, was always on time (we had 8ams) and always cheery, funny and enthusiastic even at 8am!

One of the few Management professors truly dedicated and passionate about what she teaches. She also relates it to her past jobs in banking and shows how the topics are relevant in the real world.

Her tests are not the easiest: MCQ and long questions but if you do all the homework, go through the slides and understand the topics, they are fair and doable!

She also allows you to bring the course reader during the tests. So it's open book!

Wouldn't take this class with any other professor!

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A-
Jan. 12, 2019

Perhaps, she is the best professor in Anderson school. She really cares about her students and she would never ignore any questions asked. I really liked the way she conveys information and how she organizes the learning materials. Although her tests aren't easy ones, it's still doable if you understand the concepts and do all the homework.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A-
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Dec. 17, 2021

Worst professor at UCLA hands down.
There was probably a total of about 10 hours of lecture throughout the entire quarter. While you may initially think this is a positive, you can never know when she will post a lecture and what it will be about.
She will test you on things she has not taught.
She consistently scheduled exams incorrectly.
She NEVER responds to emails.
She was just generally MIA for most of this class. Waste of time and money.
DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS WITH HER - just wait another quarter.

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: B+
June 20, 2022

Honestly, this was the most rewarding class I've taken at UCLA.

I am in my third year of undergrad, and can confidently say that Professor Kumar is the most well rounded professor I have ever had. From the very first class you feel that she is very engaged. She goes out of her way to make students feel welcome in her class by memorizing people’s names, staying after class to answer questions, and taking however much time is needed for every student to understand each topic. Her teaching style is not traditional, rather than teaching from slides directly, she focuses on making interactive examples on the spot. This made going to her class something to look forward to, as instead of expecting tons of information shoved in your face, she tells you exactly what you need to know for the exam (and career). Just like any other management course you have to work for your grade. As long as you listen to her advice of studying for her exams you will be fine! Professor Kumar is one of the few professors at UCLA with her caliber of experience in what she teaches. If you have the chance, go to her office hours and ask her career questions. She is very knowledgeable on entrepreneurship and the different career paths for people in the business economics major and accounting minor. If you are looking to be an entrepreneur, business consultant, or a CPA, you honestly would be doing yourself a disservice by not taking her class. If you are just looking to fill requirements and want to have a class in your schedule that isn’t super exhausting to sit through and you still learn a lot, take this class.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A-
Dec. 7, 2021

Usually Bruinwalk reviews are filled with biased experiences and opinions but I will try to be as fair and coherent as possible.

Mrs. Kumar is simply an incompetent professor.

I'm not sure whether it's because of the online format but she is incredibly lazy with her lecture content and provides minimal help.

Her class is so unorganized that she would often repost the same lectures on multiple weeks and provide little content (about 30min of lectures for a whole week). She simply rereads the slides in her lectures (I can do that myself) and her examples are irrelevant to her quiz/test questions

There were multiple instances this quarter where she did not post the quizzes at the assigned time, making us wake up early for literally no reason. She barely held live lectures and when she did schedule live lectures they were often canceled.

This class did not even feel real this quarter as I self-taught the majority of the material and my own professor provided zero assistance for TEN WEEKS.

She would also fail to post homework questions and lectures for certain weeks which made the ENTIRE class fall behind. She takes an extensive amount of time to grade the quizzes when she literally doesn't have anything else to grade. There was a situation this quarter where she literally ghosted the whole class for four straight days.

I'm sure taking Kumar during in-person instruction will be different from my experience, but I fully believe that her laziness and lack of interest in students will also transition to in-person classes.

Avoid Kumar like the plague if you can and never look back

Taking this class genuinely made me miss my community college professors because the difference in passion is so blatant

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: B-
March 25, 2022

Would strongly recommend not taking this class with prof kumar. You will learn absolutely nothing from attending lectures so it's better to not go. Oftentimes we went over things that are irrelevant and so we didn't even finish learning all the chapters that we're supposed to learn. The midterm was online and open book so it was straightforward but the final was terrible. She tested us on things she clearly said wouldn't be on the exam. You're better off taking managerial accounting at a community college.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: B
April 25, 2022

1. We have half the quarter online and the other half in-person.

2. When it's online, she will often cancel the class for no reason and post some previous unhelpful video to go through 2 slides of the lecture note while the lecture note has 96 slides.

3. When it's in-person, she will often cancel the class for no reason and post some previous unhelpful video to go through 2 slides of the lecture note while the lecture note has 96 slides.

4. Her canvas setup is messed up.
5. She and her TA never respond to the email.
6. She will only talk about how successful she is as a businesswoman and hope we can learn sth from her personal life experience, but she probably forgets that we paid a big fortune for studying the most advanced managerial principle instead of her highlight of life.

8. Her lecture example has nothing to do with the exam.
9. Her lecture notes have nothing to do with the exam.
10. Her practice problem has nothing to do with the exam.

Don't take it too personally. I'm not denying this person. Professor Kumar usually encourages people to ask questions in class and will answer their questions patiently. I'm pretty sure that she will be a good person to be friends with. It's just she is definitely not a good professor, and she is the worst professor I've ever met in my life. For those who need to take this class as a required class, If you could, try to pick someone else, such as professor Woo. But it seems like Kumar is the only one teaching this class right now, so good luck, and remember to say sorry for the tuition you paid because it's not worth it.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: P
March 18, 2022

This professor is vicious to student. She doesn’t want you to succeed in class, but to trick you. She mentioned that only some chapter are on final but ended up seeing more than 3 question that’s shouldn’t be covered. That’s how she trick her student. She also mentioned that we’re not getting tested on the case study but the case showed up on the exam anyway. This professor is vicious and a bad person in general.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Jan. 3, 2022

The material was fairly interesting, though the professor became progressively more difficult to reach throughout the quarter due to technical and personal issues. The tests were fair and adjusted to the unconventional teaching method of this quarter as she told us she usually engages in more in-depth discussions when the course is taught live.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: C
Jan. 31, 2020

I liked professor Kumar as a person and I liked the real like examples of business she would talk about. She is very personable and would help during office hours. However she made a huge deal about how her practice test would prepare us for the final. I did all the homework’s, read all the chapters, and did her test multiple times, but none of that prepared me for her extremely difficult final. Her questions were very confusing and took up a whole page. She did not teach nearly enough in class to prepare us for any of the long answer questions on her tests. The whole quarter I felt like I was understanding the material, which isn’t a difficult topic at all, and her final completely screwed me.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: NR
Dec. 11, 2018

Professor Kumar is amazing! She was pregnant throughout the time she taught the class this fall yet she never canceled, was always on time (we had 8ams) and always cheery, funny and enthusiastic even at 8am!

One of the few Management professors truly dedicated and passionate about what she teaches. She also relates it to her past jobs in banking and shows how the topics are relevant in the real world.

Her tests are not the easiest: MCQ and long questions but if you do all the homework, go through the slides and understand the topics, they are fair and doable!

She also allows you to bring the course reader during the tests. So it's open book!

Wouldn't take this class with any other professor!

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A-
Jan. 12, 2019

Perhaps, she is the best professor in Anderson school. She really cares about her students and she would never ignore any questions asked. I really liked the way she conveys information and how she organizes the learning materials. Although her tests aren't easy ones, it's still doable if you understand the concepts and do all the homework.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A-
Dec. 17, 2021

Worst professor at UCLA hands down.
There was probably a total of about 10 hours of lecture throughout the entire quarter. While you may initially think this is a positive, you can never know when she will post a lecture and what it will be about.
She will test you on things she has not taught.
She consistently scheduled exams incorrectly.
She NEVER responds to emails.
She was just generally MIA for most of this class. Waste of time and money.
DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS WITH HER - just wait another quarter.

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2.7
Overall Rating
Based on 26 Users
Easiness 2.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.5 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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