Ilkka Ronkainen - Georgetown University

Professor: Ilkka Ronkainen
Department: Business
College: Georgetown University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MARK261
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not the easiest for IB, but if you actually want to learn, he's your guy. The definition of quirky, but IMO, in a good way. "Motivational video" every class is a nice touch. Put in the effort on your tutorial (do drafts+GO TO OFFICE HOURS), study his outlines for the exams, and do a decent job on the (short) cases. You will get an A.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MARK261
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Probably the most caring professor I've ever met. That being said,I have NO clue what his point is - EVER. Although this didn't impact my grade much, you may or may not have the same 'what the hell is he talking about?' problem. It's still a moderately fun class, however.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MARK261
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Possibly my favorite class this semester. He is a great professor and definitly the best IB professor. Interesting, challenging, and and relevant coursework. Worth taking even if you have to wake up at 8:50.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MKTG000
  • 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:
Excellent experience. Prof. R. is hilarious, warm and really dedicated to his students. Goes out of his way to spend time both formally and informally w/ his students. Incredibly smart and well traveled. Excellent perspective for global business.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MARK261
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Ronkainen is possibly the best teacher I have ever had. He's interesting, BRILLIANT, and involved. Come to class, do the homework, and put forth some effort and you'll learn tons and get a good grade. Class is not for slackers or people without a sense of humor.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MARK261
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Class at 8:50 and it's tough waking up. However,class is not too challenging. Be ready to work hard because Illka expects a lot from you. He is very intimidating. You have a case due each week, and sometimes you have no clue what to do but it is not impossible. Midterm is not too hard. Tutorial project which is a grade booster. Not bad class.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MARK264
  • 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:
He's a very dedicated professor. He tries to make lectures interesting, but I felt like he devoted a lot of time in his class to asking people useless trivia. He wants you to participate A LOT, but if you don't know the address of the IMF or who is CEO of some random co. off the top of your head, it's kind of hard to.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MARK261
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Ronkainen is the best IB professor at Georgetown. He is such an engaging, funny lecturer, albeit a little full of himself. He illustrates concepts with memorable TRUE examples, so you really learn. You don't need to read the book. Don't stress over the exams; study the outlines/slideshows according to the review guide for an ****ial is easy
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MARK261
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Fantastic professor, probably the most knowledgable guy I know. He's just as likely to quote the Secretary of the Treasury of Djibouti as he is to quote Kevin McAllister from Home Alone. Definitely willing to help his students. A+ professor
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MARK261
  • 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:
Plain and simple: if you want to learn, take Ronkainen. Great lecturer, knows a lot about a lot. You do need to show up for class, but he's interesting to listen to. Cases and mid/final aren't bad, the tutorial is very manageable, and he's always more than willing to help. Participate in class and go to office hours and you will get an A.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MARK261
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great Professor! Highly recommend reading the textbook - he wrote it! Clear on what he wants you to do. Go to office hours!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MARK261
  • 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:
Ronkainen is great. He's very straightforward in his expectations and if you study his slides you will do well. Midterm and final weren't too hard. Make sure you do a good job on the cases and PARTICIPATE A LOT in class. Go see him once in a while too. Tutorial isn't as intense as he makes it sound
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: IB001
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
AMAZING, I am a heavy sleeper and still woke up for every class. TAKE THIS TEACHER, he is the smartest man i know, and hands down, one of the best teachers i have ever had. By far my favorite class at gtown so far...
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: MARK261
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Lots of reading, but you can still get by without doing all of it as long as you come to class and listen to his lectures. The class is pretty interesting, and he grades pretty easily. The PowerPoint presentations can be pretty boring at times, but he's definitely your best bet if you're taking International Business.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: IB001
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
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Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MARK261
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
awesome prof. grades pretty easily as long as you put the work in and follow his guidelines. start your tutorial early!! you learn a ton in the class and its not hard to come out with a good grade. take ronkainen!!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: INTERBUS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great professor!! Willing to answer any and every question. He doesn't like to give many 94 or higher on papers.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MARK261
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great class! I learned a lot. Videos are really cool. Not much work, just a group 3 page case every week that we got done in 45 minutes each time. Tutorial is not hard if you go talk to him about it often. He makes really good suggestions on where to go with your topic.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: IB261
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great professor who makes this class really interesting with discussions. Weekly 3 page papers are a joke because you work in groups and are graded easy. Midterm and Final are straightforward and much easier than they look. take him for IB, hes probably the best choice out there.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: MARK261
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prof Ronkainen is awesome. He could list of the most obscure information about any country/leader, and then switch to quoting dumb and dumber or sleepless in seattle. Do all of the cases and don't miss class! It's interesting and worth it. He's not a very tough grader and he appreciates effort. He gets to know everyone in the class. Great class!
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