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Kelly Welch
Professor in the Business department
at University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
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Overall Quality
4.0
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
2.1
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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21 Student Ratings
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06/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Fin 310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Kelly makes fin 310 about as easy as possible. If you can't handle this class, then finance/math is not your strong point. Having him in higher level finance classes opens you up to his real personality and his expertise. Highly recommend taking portfolio strategy from him for finance majors. Kelly might be the best finance professor at KU

02/26/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
FIN 310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Easily the worst teacher! glosses over the material and his exams are extremely tough. Stay away if you can.

04/30/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
FIN310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Kelly is a great teacher, but if Finance doesn't really make sense to you, you'll be lost. He assumes you have prior understanding to most topics and glosses over, if he even mentions, the why you do what you do. If the class was less calculation and more conceptual and application, it would make more sense.

09/23/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
fin310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Kelly is the best finance instructor at KU if you are looking to learn the material and not just get an easy grade. Hard class but do-able if you are willing to put in the time and effort. Go to the TA's review sessions and work the homework problems over and over to prepare for exams. Overall great instructor and great class

06/18/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
FIN310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Only used the textbook for homework. DO the hw and projects. Tests are pretty hard. I wish I would of gotten a tutor.. His method of taking notes is horrible a bunch of circling and underlining. Class is VERY boring.

03/10/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
FIN417 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

His lectures are very engaging, and he calls on students throughout the lecture to answer questions, which gives the class a more discussion-like structure, and ensures active participation in the lecture. As others have indicated, his exams are not easy, but he usually curves at the end. One of the best professors at KU. Highly recommended!

02/26/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
FIN425 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Kelly is a classic example of a good teacher who has a hard class. You will learn a lot. side note: Felix Mensche is not on this site, but I want to warn all that he is the worst teacher at KU. He teaches nothing during class, then expects you to do projects that you haven't learned the material for each weekend. How he has not been fired? No Idea.

01/06/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
fin310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

he is the most boring teacher ever. If you plan on taking finance 310 from him be ready to teach the material to yourself because you WILL fall asleep in class. His tests are pretty tough, but do-able, similar to accounting tests if you have had Shafel or Crabb. His class is a lot of work, most of which is pretty useless, stay away if possible.

12/23/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
FIN310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I am a finance major and this professor is terrible. His HW, projects and quizzes are easy but are only 40% of the grade. His exams are impossible and are a major part. He does not curve this class but he does other classes. The TA's are terrible and cannot grade and are harsh. Check your exams b/c they take off excessive points.

12/08/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Fin310 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Super nice guy! Draws on his power point slides while lecturing which some might find to be distracting, but he does it to highlight key points. Tells you exactly what to study for the tests repeatedly during class. He gives attendance quizzes that are always super easy as a reward for those who come to class. That being said, it is a hard class.

10/12/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
FIN425 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

GREATEST Professor at KU. Material is somewhat difficult in nature, but after the curve getting a grade you wish is definitely attainable. Kelly is great, all there is to it.

10/12/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
FIN420 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Greatest Teacher at KU. Material is somewhat difficulut at times, but he makes it easy to understand. Tests are straightforward and homework is all from the textbook with the answers in the back that you can copy if you wish. Easy to get an A if you attend class.

11/22/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
FIN400 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Really a great professor. The material is difficult but you really learn a lot and he is more than willing to help you with anything you need. He designs the class to benefit the students as best as he can and will be as accommodating as possible. Be ready to work but definately take at least one class with him.

02/28/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Fin425 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher but it he is not easy. Hard tests but he curves the class at the end.

12/17/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
FIN410 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very challenging class and Kelly is aware of this. Test scores are typically in the mid to lower D range. However, at the end of the semester he will curve the class so that the average GPA is approximately a 3.2. Overall, very effective teacher but if you are only here to fulfill a requirement you should re-think taking this class from Kelly.

12/15/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
fin415 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

seriously take this professor, one of the best i have ever had. Hard, but it will make up for it once you know literally everything going on in the world

12/07/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
FIN410 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very knowledgeable teacher but extremely hard homework and tests. Curves tests and final class grades. Don't fall behind in material. Lectures really don't help with the homework, he wants you to have to "think" really hard to figure anything out. Calls on people a lot in class. If you truly like investments you will like his class.

01/05/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
BUS 701 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher. His classes are very difficult, but the amount you learn more than makes up for this. The course packet will remain a valuable reference throughout your MBA and your career. Can't recommend highly enough.

11/27/2003
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BUS 700 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

He's the best teacher in the MBA program

10/21/2003
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BUS 606 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Without a doubt the best teacher at KU, includes professional school

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