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Steven Wade
Professor in the Accounting department
at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
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Overall Quality
3.7
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.5
Easiness
3.4
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03/30/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
FIN 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The single worst professor I've ever taken. Rude, lacks knowledge of the subject material, self-important, takes no interest in his students, unhelpful. Do anything you can to get out of his class.

10/23/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
FNCE124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

by far one of the worst professors at SCU. totaly thinks very highly of himself and has made me very uncomfortable in class. makes way inappropriate comments. avoid this prof.

06/05/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
FNCE124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Wade is an amazing business professor. Extremely intelligent, lots of experience, and you will never laugh as much as you do in his class. I enjoyed him so much I took him for FNCE 121 and 124. 124 is less structured than 121, but you have to keep trading on Stocktrak and using the techniques he goes over.

05/01/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
FNCE121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Worst teacher that I have ever had at SCU. Rude, entitled, and lacks structure. Not what I was expecting from an intro Finance class.

03/18/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
fnce121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

One of the best professor's I've ever had at SCU, but get on his good side and it'll help you later. For exams and quizzes, focus on problems covered in-class. Text is a good supplement but don't rely on it. Listen to to his lectures...and I mean really listen, don't just copy everything from the board... you'd be surprised how much info you retain

03/12/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Fin121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Professor Wade is not very clear and this class lacks structure. He is not very helpful in office hours either. Overall I would not suggest this professor for an introductory finance class

10/12/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
FNCE124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Wade may seem unclear and not knowledgeable about his subject, but the guy's accomplishments speak for themselves. Keep your mind open, and you'll pick up that not only does he know his stuff, but also that the way he goes about it reveals a humble side not prone to most professors of the business school. Take him, he's great :]

10/07/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
FNCE124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Best professor I had at SCU bar none. The guy has accomplished so much in the business world and wants his students to do the same and furthers that desire through the use of his own contacts in the business world. This guy shouldn't just be teaching at SCU, he should be running SCU. he's hilarious and is the only prof I keep in touch with from SCU

08/28/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
ACCT11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He was a substitute teacher in a way. No homework just do what you need to do to prepare for test/quizes. Doesn't require expensive books. Gave exact example of what was going to be on the test. Fun teacher and made accounting as fun as possible. I would recommend going to his office hours. Curves grades.

06/10/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
FNCE124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher! Very knowledgeable, organized and enthusiastic. Extremely helpful and devoted to his students. Very down to earth and willing to listen and change strategies if needed to help the learning process. One of the smartest finance professors I have had at SCU, loved every minute of his classes. I highly recommend taking Wade's class!

05/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
FNCE163 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

There's only one Professor Wade. And you can only get his unbridled business-war stories and commentary in this class. I suppose there are office hours as well for the unintiated...

05/18/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
FNCE124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Wade is an god of investments, but he'll never mention it to you. He is half of a dynamic duo, made up of himself and Tony Nguyen, the Robin to his Batman. Do the reading and then speak up in class, put effort in and build your interest in investments. He'll often tie in ethics to investing and you'll be a better for it.

03/20/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
FNCE121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Wade is a hilarious man, although sometimes he can be a bit unclear. He's very helpful in office hours, and will do what he can to make sure you do well in his class.

12/17/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
FNCE121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's absolutely funny, but that kinda gets in the way of the material and presenting it in a clear way. He's there for his office hours, but how helpful he is...that's up in the air. Reading the book is definitely helpful, but if you can do the problems he assigns, your gold. Overall a pretty good intro class and experience. B+

04/20/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
FNCE121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great guy, very funny. Not very clear but he is available for help and he holds review sessions. Reading the text is helpful, look for tricks on exams.

03/18/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
FNCE124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

the funniest professor i ever had....good guy...took fnce 121 know bout the stuff and clear....fnce 124 not really clear, sometimes confusing...stocktrak was fun, midterm easy but final was difficult, just prepare.

10/31/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ACTG000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

One of the reasons why he made finance and accounting fun to learn for me. Great guy. Noone gets A's.

12/11/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
FNCE124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Wade is a great guy, fun teacher, and model american. Stocktrak is fun and informative, make as many trades as possible. Midterm is easy, Final is impossible, so write a good final paper and do well in stocktrak, because the final is hard to pass but is most definetly curved

12/03/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ACTG11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Do not take his Accounting 11 Class, he teaches fine, but if you value your GPA stay away from him. He does not test you on the material, he designs tests to trick you. You might be tempted by the lack of homework and his so called "humor", but its not worth being slaughtered like sheep in his exams. Worst. Professor. Ever.

11/04/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
FNCE124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

great finance prof, but i wouldnt recommend him for accounting.

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