Burt, Steven  

Business

3.83/4.00

12 evaluations


BUS 214


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Mar 2015
Burt was amazing! He changed my perspective on accounting. He's super helpful and really likes to get to know his students on a personal level. There's 2 midterms and a final. You get credit for showing up to class and doing homework. Tests are fairly straightforward. He tells you everything to expect. I would say the best option for financial accounting! He's the best!!


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Apr 2015
Professor Burt is hands down the best accounting professor at Cal Poly. He lectures well and is super helpful during office hours. The tests are super straight forward as long as you study what is asked of you. You even get lots of points for showing up to class and submitting assignments. Wish I could take him again


Sophomore
B
Required (Major)
Nov 2015
Burt was really down to earth and practical. He presented information clearly and was a fair grader. He is personable and really wants his students to succeed. Highly recommend him!!


Freshman
N/A
Required (Major)
Mar 2016
Burt is a great professor, but accounting is hard. I've been struggling all quarter long, but I am still going to pass, and won't have to retake the class. Other students are doing perfectly fine and are acing the course, but I honestly haven't put enough time into studying for it. I'll probably end up with a C. Homework is doable, and quizzes and tests are straightforward if you study what he asks you to. I would, by no means, consider myself great at accounting, but I somehow pulled an 83% and a 75% on the two midterms. Burt is is a lenient grader who curves when needed. He's the man. Take this guy if you can.


Freshman
N/A
Required (Support)
Mar 2016
Definitely take Burt if you can! He's great at simplifying accounting because he knows this most people's first accounting class. He's a super nice guy and really wants his students to do well. If you don't understand something, he will make sure you do by the time you are done talking to him. His office hours are super helpful, he will sit there with you for the full hour going over anything you want. The homework isn't bad. You do have to have a good understanding of everything in order to do well on the tests since you have fill out financial statements. Overall, a great teacher and I would definitely recommend him.


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Mar 2016
Guy's an absolute legend.

BUS 215


Sophomore
A
Required (Major)
Jan 2015
Burt is a very solid professor who changed my mind about accounting. He does a traditional powerpoint style lecture, with group assignments during most classes. One downside is having to pay for expensive online homework that was only marginally helpful. He presents material well and doesn't make tests too difficult. Would recommend.


Junior
A
Required (Major)
Mar 2015
Professor Burt is awesome! I hate accounting, yet he made it easy to understand and really manageable. I liked how he had activities to go along with lecture so that he wasn't just reading powerpoint slides for 2 hours. Plus, the activities helped solidify the topics. Overall, he made me realize accounting isn't so bad. And, his tests were straightforward and not too tricky if you study enough. I definitely recommend him for Managerial Accounting!


Sophomore
A
Required (Major)
Dec 2016
Professor Burt is the single best teacher I've had at Cal Poly so far. I came into 215 incredibly apprehensive since I HATED 214 (got a C without understanding anything) but Professor Burt completely changed my opinion of Accounting. Not to say the class was easy, I definitely had to put A LOT of work in, but he made it interesting and engaging-- enough so that I would care to put in that much effort. He is very approachable and genuinely wants his students to succeed. If you do the homework problems over and over again until you truly understand what you're doing, you'll be prepared for the tests. TAKE HIM!! He's great


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Mar 2017
Professor Burt is the homie! If you have the chance to take him, DO IT! He works full time as an accountant, so he teaches us really relevant skills with lots of handouts and real world examples which make the concepts much easier to grasp. You do have to buy the online Connect software, which is expensive, but Burt is an awesome professor and makes it well worth it


Sophomore
A
Required (Support)
Mar 2017
Burt is Awesome! He is an excellent professor giving us relevant information about accounting b/c he works as a full time accountant. He is extremely fair when it comes to quizzes and exams. His exams are multiple choice and some free response but he usually hints at what types of questions will be on the free response. I highly recommend taking Burt for Managerial! Great guy!

DSCI 309


Senior
C
General Ed
Nov 2016
I learned that if I were to take up hunting, I should shoot deer, not bears, because a bear will hunt me back if I successfully wound it. Fascinating! I didnt know that the key to production and operations management was so brutally simple!