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Allen Berger
Professor in the Finance department
at University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
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Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.7
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
2.6
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05/21/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
FINA 465 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

If you've been recruited to work at a bank this is a great intro to the macro context you're getting yourself involved in. Very useful.

05/21/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
FIN 465 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

Tests were straight from the powerpoint slides

02/24/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
FINA465 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Tests are very straightforward... material tested is directly from the ppt slides. Like most finance classes here the textbook is not required. You will never use it, as he never tests on material that isn't already in the slides. Tests are 75 fill in the blank.. not MC, T/F, etc. Be prepared to spend hours memorizing before each exam. Not bad

03/24/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
FINA465 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's really sweet but he just reads off the slides. There's not much point in going besides the WSJ articles he goes over; a few test questions come from them. Studying for tests required only memorizing the slides. Besides that, it's really straight forward.

04/28/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
FINA465 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Berger is a nice guy, but he literally reads straight from the slides in class. Even though I went every day, I really understand why more than half the class never showed up. Studying for the tests required repeated reading of the slides and straight memorization (at least for me). Ended up with an A but it required a lot of time and effort.

04/26/2010
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
FINA465 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Really nice guy. You get out of class early every day. All he does is read straight off the boring slides about banking. Tests are 69 questions, all fill in the answers yourself. I went to class. No need need to though. He wears the same thing every day. Kind of weird. I rented the textbook, but no need for it. Never cracked it open.

04/20/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
fina465 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

3 test. Professor Berger is a good guy and knows how fu**ed up the banking industry is. He worked at the Fed for like 30 years. The subject may be boring but if you ask questions and talk he will answer how he feels. what you think is busted he agrees. Good Guy. ill probaly get a B+

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