Richard Simpson - University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Professor: Richard Simpson
Department: Accounting
College: University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: SCHMGMT523
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Took my first class with Professor Simpson for Financial Reporting 3. He is awesome! He goes over the course material through examples in class. Also, he prints packets for each section which covers everything he expects you to know for the exams with the exception of a curve ball every now and then. I highly recommend taking him for any class.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT322
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Take any accounting class he offers with him. Yes it is A LOT of work and a huge time commitment but if you get it done, you will do well. He also entertains you with stories of his life. Great man
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT222
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Simpson is a legend. The workload can be a lot, but the tests are EXACTLY like classwork and hw. A kind and gentle man, and hilarious in class too.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT321322
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I had Prof Simpson for Intermediate Accounting (two courses) in 1979 and 1980. This is the guts of accounting and helped me pass the CPA exam the first time. His exams were given at night and lasted 2-3 hours. He would leave us alone for times. I guess it was a test of our ethics as CPAs need to be trusted.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT222
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I would DEF take accounting 222 with him if you can. By FAR the easiest professor to take it with. Exams are exactly like homework and class problems, he offers extra credit, and he is willing to help any student. He is hilarious too which makes class enjoyable. Probably the funniest professor I've ever had. Great course for any Isenberg student!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT222
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
EASIEST professor at UMASS. wants every student to get an A. tells hilarious jokes. He isn't very clear on his material. instead of teaching, he goes over class problems. exams are a joke, literally the same as the hw and class problems. tons of extra credit. homework and class participation mandatory to do well. love this man! class avg was a 99%
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT222
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wants his students to all get As. Is willing to help you with any issue you encounter. Great guy.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: SOM523
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
BEST, BEST, BEST! I'm really sad to see him go. I really learned a lot. He will come back for the MSA program so those who are interested in MSA program at Isenberg, look for Prof. Simpson!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ACCTG1
  • 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:
Best professor I've ever had. He can be really entertaining sometimes but also does a pretty good job of teaching the material. He will help you with anything! If you ask, he will give. Text extensions, extensive help with homework, lunch date, etc. Awesome guy! I thought I would hate this class and I love it. Really sad to see him retire!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT522
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
FAVORITE! His class is difficult only if you dont put in the time. You must study study study to do well. Fun classes but need to devote time outside as well. Use the exam outlines Worth it!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ACTG522
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
By far the best accounting teacher in Isenberg. Always answers your questions. He gives a lot of work but gives extra credit too. Very nice guy tells funny stories about his home life. Tests are exactly like the homework. There are 3 types of tests and 4 of each. It is not hard to do well if you do all the work
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT322
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Hard class, but do all the work and you'll likely get an A. Simpson is an amazing professor and genuinely cares about his students. The experience is definitely worth the hard work!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Top three professor in SOM !
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT322
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great professor, he is truly one of the best, but expect to do loads of work. It is tough material but if you go to class, do the assigned work, and look for the hidden extra points you will be rewarded! Simpson is very friendly, helpful, and understanding.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SCHMGMT523
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Loads of work. Lets me attend multiple class(es). Very nice guy.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: 322
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Absolute best professor I have ever had in any accoutning class. Loads of work but worth it. Great guy.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: 521
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Convinced he's a retired comedian. Classes are always entertaining and he is a great guy. He gives lots of work but is clearly a fanominal teacher. Get ready to do some work but its worth it.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: SOM523RETAKE
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Took the class with Elgers originally. Plan to retake it with Simpson. Seemed to be really nice and gave me a book to study to try to do better. Really appreciated his helpfulness and generousity. Will return book in February and see him then. I like him as an instructor. Hope he is very patient next semester. I am very nervous about the repeat.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SOM522
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Loved his class. Received C-. Hugged him at graduation. Did no HW. That's why I did bad. No grudges or regrets. Did CPA problems when I realized I needed to improve. Still didn't like HW. Did the readings and read his long notes. Gotta have his class, since you are no accountant without him. Worth every notch down on GPA.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: SOM522
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Simpson is the best professor you'll ever have!
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