Special Topics in Management

Paul Habibi

Special Topics in Management

Management department

Paul Habibi

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Easiness of class 1.6
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Winter 2010
34.1%
28.4%
22.7%
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Spring 2010
42.2%
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28.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Nov. 20, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

Paul Habibi is the man. A huge success in the real estate field, he does a great job transferring his success to his students. I easily learned more in this class than in any other class at UCLA. The lectures are engaging and interesting, the case studies are relevant, and the tests are no-bs, even if they are a little hard. I didn't do excellently on the midterm but went to class and worked hard and still ended up with an A. Definitely a class to take at UCLA.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 5, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

Easily one of the best professors on campus! Not only does he care about students take-away from the class, but also their experience during class. He is wildly entertaining, knowledgeable, and provides very practical info. The class is demanding, but it is absolutely worth the effort. You'll walk away looking for your first deal.

MUST TAKE!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 4, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

Bad teacher! Gives attitude to students, and thinks he's better than everybody else. He always tries to impress the girls in the class by repeatedly bragging about his apparently properties.. The class could be very interesting with another instructor

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 29, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

I took this class because of all the rave reviews I read. Unfortunately, I ended up a little disappointed. Its true that Habibi is entertaining and concerned about students understanding the real estate game. However, if you are someone that needs structure and clarity you will often leave class frustrated. The notes ("modules") he provides usually don't follow his lectures which becomes absolutely maddening because he speaks quickly and doesn't write much down. Lectures are more like hearing a real estate investor give you tips on the business than a class designed to systematically teach students the material. The tests are not easy and leave you wishing the lectures had been less entertaining and more to the point.

Basically, I did better and walked away having learned more in Ravetch's class even though tests were tricky because I knew how to apply myself to the material. In Habibi's class I was ready to work hard but didn't know how to apply my time/effort and that drove me crazy. It kind of depends on your personality and learning style. In any case, if you just want to take an interesting class for p/np credit then this is a good choice--but remember that homework/case studies/the project are going to take up a good amount of time.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 20, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

Prof Habibi is one of the most concerned professors that I have met. What blew my mind was that he had us evaluate him as a professor half-way through the course through a survey. And he actually shared with us what he has to improve on as a professor and what students were complaining about. TAKE HIS CLASS BEFORE YOU LEAVE UCLA.

Contrary to what one review said, Habibi does not have "favorites" in class. He makes jokes in class and makes fun of persians, but this does not mean he is fake or has preferences over students. If anything, he's comfortable to poke fun at his own culture. And I am not persian either.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 16, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

Best professor At Ucla hands down.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 8, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

This class was by far the BEST class I have taken here at UCLA. The material is interesting and PRACTICAL in terms of real world applications. He shows you what it takes to make money in Real Estate. As far as difficulty, Habibi breaks down the material and makes it easy to understand, which in turn makes the class very easy if you pay attention. The workload is on the lighter side of mgmt courses; there are a couple homework assignments, case studies, exams and a feasibility study. Exams are straightforward and have strong similarities with the homework.

Habibi is always there for students and encourages office hours to answer any questions (school, career or to casually talk to) and to clear up the material. His lectures are entertaining (he adds personality to a normally boring subject) while informative, as he is incredibly knowledgeable to the subject. HE WANTS STUDENTS TO LEARN. He even has is own teacher evaluations that he personally reads, types ups and analyses in the very next class. What other professor does that??

This is what all college courses should be like. You already pay a crapload of tuition, take advantage of classes like this!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 8, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

It's true. The course is very practical and the guy teaches you the material effectively. However, just like many other accounting lecturers, I found him to be a big FAKE. He has that typical businessman friendly face during classes, but you will find out what I mean when you actually get to talk to him one to one. Unless you are a Persian guy in a fraternity or a pretty looking girl, you are likely to get cold responses as my friend and I did.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 2, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Habibi's class was, by far, the most practical course I have taken in my life. As a passionate academic, I particularly enjoyed how he couples pragmatic, “real-life” examples with a scholastic environment to form a course that everyone loves.

If you want a taste for what the real world has to offer after college, I highly recommend this class. He is always available to help (or even just casually talk to) his students.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 16, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

I took Real Estate Investment with him and simply put- it was AMAZING. I feel lucky that I enrolled in this class. Professor Habibi is by far the most knowledgeable, approachable, and kind professor that I have had. He is also so funny in class that it makes the time fly by and helps you pay attention to everything he says. He is extremely considerate, and always welcoming students to ask questions and come into office hours. He accommodates the pace of the class. If you feel uncomfortable about something, he will patiently re-explain. He is honestly a wonderful professor, and this class is one that you will always remember! It's so rare to find a class that you look forward to, but this sure was one of those! Take it, take it, take it.

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