Bruce Seifert - Old Dominion University

Professor: Bruce Seifert
Department: Business
College: Old Dominion University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
If you don't want to hear from your Professor, take Prof. Seifert. I emailed him well over 20 times this past semester and got a total of 2 responses. Tests are through Lockdown and decently easy, but he does not help at all. There are a few HW assignments that are not too bad.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Took this class online during the pandemic and the prof was so hard to contact. He put an announcement that the first test was open however for the second one he did not and a handful of people missed the second test, myself included, however it took two weeks to receive any contact & I had to contact the assistant dean. Do not take if it's online.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: D
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
First and foremost, do NOT take this class online. This subject is far too difficult for an online course. Dr. Seifert is a brilliant, but the way the class is structured is just designed to be as hard as possible. Also he is very slow to reply to emails and doesn't seem to want to put too much effort in. Sadly he is the only one for this class.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
A difficult but interesting subject, he does not explain material UNLESS YOU ASK!! If you ask then he will spend time until you get it. Practice all problems, he gives the same on tests just changes numbers. I studied a lot and got a B and I'm terrible at math, so it is doable, just ask questions, I think he actually likes when students ask. Funny!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Probably the hardest finance professor. Does not try to help student pass the class. Actually surprise that some are rating him positively.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Seifert is a great professor. His test are difficult if you don't thoroughly understand the material. He tests your comprehension of the material rather than your memorization of it. If you expect to utilize the material in a real-world scenario, he's the professor to teach it to you. If you're just looking for a grade, he's not! Funny guy!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Seifert has been my favorite professor so far at ODU. This is a hard subject no matter who you take, but he teaches in a way that keeps it interesting and manageable. You can pretty easily get a B in this class but will have to work very hard to get an A. He grades the test problems toughly but if you understand the material you will be fine.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Most difficult professor I have ever taken. He made one question worth half the entire test once. If you didn't know it, you automatically failed the first half. Sets you up to fail and seems to enjoy it. AVOID if you can and if you can't, may the odds be ever in your favor.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is a difficult subject, but he knows what he's talking about and explains it well. Still, you're only gonna get an "A" if you truly understand the material and that means studying a lot. He's very accommodating, but you're graded on performance not effort. So, a B or C is doable, but the A you really gotta earn. Overall Excellent teacher.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took this course Spring 2013 via video stream. The instructor deducted points for not attending onsite. This is an instructor who should retire. Fails to post any grades online or go over exam results. Text book is used as secondary reference you need to only know the slides and lecture material. Try to take a different instructor.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took his course via videostreaming, I did poorly on the first test and asked for additional help from him, and he did not want to send me anything else besides what he had already posted on his site. He told me to chnage the numbers and redo the problems. Well if you don't understand the ones he gave the first time, how was that going to help?
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you want to fail, take his class.He is one of the hard teacher in ODU. If you are A student, be ready for B or C or Fail.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: FIN432
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He was awful! He didn't care if you did well in the class, maybe he even wanted you to fail. The material could have been interesting but this professor made it unbarable
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Horrible. He was really weird. His grading was very unorganized. Took off lots of points for very small mistakes. Doesn't understand or trust his students. Don't waste your money.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: FIN439
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He has a good sense of humor but I see how people get upset with the way he grades. He loves to take off a lot of points for small mistakes. Not a generous grader at all. He's also not explicit on what he expects in short answers or problems (write EVERYthing you know). The problems are easy if you practice but the MC get tricky.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Anytime you take a class based heavily upon financial equations and the professor doesn't award partial credit on tests...you get the picture. If it is possible try and avoid this teacher. It was not worth tuition payment.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a decent teacher during lectures, but he was not available outside of class and didn't return any exams. The only grade he gave us was a final letter grade. The tests were more about whether you could regurgitate the slides than whether you knew the material.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I was skeptical taking his class from the comments I read but I loved the class! The material is tough but if you come to class, listen, and do the homework you will do fine. He wants you to learn and spends time making sure you grasp the concept, which is unusual for professors.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Lectures revolve around his power points, which you can download off his website. Attendance is part of final grade, so make sure to go to class. Allows for questions in class, but when asked about what will be on tests he usually gives vague answers. Tests are extremely hard, several essays/problems, and few M/C.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: FIN435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he is my INBU advisor and hated me prior to taking his class.because i asked too many questions about graduation options.his tests consist of 3 essays and 5 multiple choice questions(worth 5pt EACH!)the essays are about 40pts each. he also randomly picks questions that he might not even have talked about in class...AVOID!!!
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