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Robert Hurt
Professor (2009 – 2014)
Cal Poly - Pomona (Pomona)
Accounting
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3.3962***
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Rated by 59 students
2.57
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across 6 classes
Spring 2014 Schedule
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4****
ACC 304 - Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
I took this class in the spring of 2010. The key to the class is to get about 20 people's email so that everyone can email each other's quiz questions. The exam test bank seems to be rather small for each chapter and it is not difficult to remember a...
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Professor rated by: Student on 9/14/10
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ACC 304 - Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
This guy has serious issues, he thinks he is above everyone else. He does not care about anything but himself. He does not prepare students for his own tests. His book is very vague, and his tests do not reflect the information in the book.
Pros: NONE
Cons: Too many to list
Professor rated by: Accounting Student on 4/11/11
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ACC 304
Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
4****
I took this class in the spring of 2010. The key to the class is to get about 20 people's email so that everyone can email each other's quiz questions. The exam test bank seems to be rather small for each chapter and it is not difficult to remember all the questions. One of the students in our class actually consolidated all the quizes together and removed all the duplicate questions. So all i did was study off of that for the quizes.

The other part of your grade comes from projects. I would highly recommend finishing your projects early so that you can ask Dr. Hurt to look over it. He doesn't seem approachable from his lectures, but he is extremely helpful in his office. You will make mistakes on the project, especially the flow-chart, so asking him to look over it is crucial. I asked him to look over every project and i subsequently received a perfect score on all of them.

I heard that the quarter before no one in his class got an A, and only one other person received an A for the spring quarter. If you do the things mentioned earlier, the class is not difficult. But if you are just one point shy of his grading scale for an A (89.5% i believe), don't expect any leeway. He does not give any + or - so 89% is the same as 80%. The majority of the class seemed to get a B. Remember to get those emails! Grade Received: A
Professor rated by: Student on September 14, 2010
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ACC 304
Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
4****
Very straightforward class, must read and pay attention in every class. No exams, 7 quizes 20 points ech, 4 projects 15 pnts each (peachtree, internal control essay, flowchart, proessional interview). Hardly stay to end of class specially on quiz days. Way better than Koo's class, and no SUA project. Grade Received: B
Professor rated by: Student on May 27, 2010
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ACC 304
Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
1*
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This guy has serious issues, he thinks he is above everyone else. He does not care about anything but himself. He does not prepare students for his own tests. His book is very vague, and his tests do not reflect the information in the book.
Professor rated by: Accounting Student on April 11, 2011
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ACC 418
Forensic Accounting
3***
ONLINE CLASS. Straight forward, 3 tests, and an Expert Paper each worth 25% of the class. No Curve, no extra credit, and no + and -. Dr. Hurt is a no-BS type of guy. Do your work and don't make excuses. Read and take the tests on your own pace as long as its before the dead-line. The paper can be done in groups. Show good effort and you will do fine. Its easy to get a B but a bit tough to get an A in the class. Grade Received: A
Professor rated by: Student on December 18, 2009
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ACC 208
Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
4****
He comes off a bit aggroant, but he is pretty friendly person. There are only 3 lectures, each spanning 3 chapters. The rest of the days are brief exercies (in class exercises), and homework reviews (where you do the homework and ask him to go over certain questions if you have trouble). There are only 3 graded homeworks and he goes over most of it in class - which is seperate from the book homework that is not graded. Class attendance is not mandatory, but would be recommended to pass. There are 3 exams that make up a bulk of your grade. The exams are padding with extra questions to compensate for the lack of actually teaching. All the answers from the book are listed on blackboard, so he gives us plently of material to do and to study from. Basically, if you are self-taught or put in a lot of effort, then you'll be fine. Grade Received: A
Professor rated by: Student on June 18, 2008
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ACC 305
Advanced Accounting Information Systems
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I guess Dr. Bob Hurt and R.Hurt is the same person...Is true that his class is not boring as other accountant teacher. But he graded very hard on howework, he tends to give better grade to the student that he likes..if you get a 6/10 for his homework for the first two times.. then there is a possibility that u will get 6 for all of the homeworks.I also think that he doesn't like Asian. So....if u are Asian.. you better take Martin...Hurt graded hard on presentation and project too.... which worth a lot of point it class... again.. i really think he graded stuff mainly base on if he think you are 'smart' or not...
Professor rated by: Student on October 1, 2004
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ACC 208
Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
3***
Alright so this guy (although he sounds and acts like a girl) is a smart ass quite frequently. You think the class is going somewhat decent then you get his test and you're like WTF is this. He gives you very very broad topics on each midterm. Study them but it is basically study the hardest parts of the chapter. The thing i really do not like is he doesn't teach you. It is still a very self taught class. I am not a self teacher. If your not, you will fail just like me. Oh and he doesn't curve anything. Good Luck. At least he doesn't have an accent. Grade Received: F
Professor rated by: Student on January 8, 2009
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ACC 304
Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
1*
This guy is a total dick, just avoid him if you don't want your GPA ruined. He will give you a 0 on a project if it doesn't meet his expectations, which is really pathetic. Missing a class meeting costs 5% of your grade, even if your mom died, he doesn't give a f***. He does know what he is talking about (ACC), but he is really unfair to students and professors like these just need to be avoided. DO NOT TAKE HIM
Professor rated by: Business - All College Student on May 8, 2012
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ACC 208
Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
3***
Do not take this professor like others have said he is very rude! He does know his accounting info but if you ask a question he makes you feel dumb because he gives you smart ass remark. Truth be told the only good thing is that he doesn't have an accent! Try to take another professor because his tests are very very hard! Grade Received: D
Professor rated by: Student on February 5, 2009
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ACC 413
Controllership
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Rob Hurt has good sense of humor, but he is extremely cruel. I will start off his positive attribute before I provide examples of his cruel acts. Then I will recommend a way for his ACC 207 students from winter 2004 quarter to protect themselves from his act of cruelty. First of all, he knows how to make fun of people without offending them, and he doesn't mind when others tease him as long as they don't comment about his gender preference. In addition, the concluding remarks of his ACC 207 syllabus is very funny because of the way he tries to scare people. Anyway, he wrote, "As you can tell, you are in for a lot of work this quarter." as the first sentence of his concluding comments. Each time I read it, I laugh so hard. He has a dark side like everyone else. He did some things in ACC 208, ACC 305, ACC 307, ACC 404, and ACC 413 that still shocks me. I remember he removed the solution manual for ACC 208 class from CPP library because he didn't want people to verify their answers to the homework problems he assigned. In ACC 305, he assigned three surprise homework presentations and six reading guides. For the surprise presentations, he advised people to bring a disk with the answers to homework problems on the homework due dates. Then he randomly selected one individual to present a problem. Whoever was not ready to present received zero points. As for the reading guide, he reduced everyone's overall grade by 5% for each reading guide they failed to submit. But he didn't award people extra points if they completed the reading guides. I remember this person who finished with 91% overall average, but she didn't turn in one reading guide. So Dr. Hurt lowered her final grade from A (91%) to B (86%). In ACC 307, he took away the solution manual from the school library before the start of summer 2003 quarter. He was concerned that people would check their answers to the surprise homework presentation prior to the presentation. However, one of Dr. Adamson's students from advanced cost accounting told him what Dr. Hurt did, so Dr. Adamson donated another solution manual to the library. In ACC 404, Monica Wu was a victim of Dr. Hurt's cruel act. Monica didn't attend the last class meeting to discuss about her research paper, so Dr. Hurt lowered her final grade from C to D. Even if Monica attended that meeting, he would not have awarded her with extra points. Can you people believe it? Finally, in ACC 413, Dr. Hurt gave someone 0 out of 50 on one exam because he claimed that she copied a part of her response to the short answer question from his lecture slide. She didn't receive any point even though she answered most of the multiple-choice questions correctly on that test. The solution manual for ACC 207 is in the university library and the reference number is rbrADA6. I strongly recommend whoever is going to take ACC 207 with Dr. Hurt in winter 2004 quarter to print the page with assigned homework problems and make copies of the answers from the solution manual prior to winter 2004 quarter. Dr. Hurt's syllabus for ACC 207 is available on www.csupomona.edu/~rlhurt/acc207/207index.htm Cal Poly Pomona library is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 AM to 5 PM between 12/13/03 to 1/4/04.
Professor rated by: Student on January 1, 2002
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ACC 304
Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
4****
So I've heard all the professors that teach this class are difficult. I will have to say that he is not impossible to get past. The hardest thing about him is following his rules. He will not bend or make an exception for anyone. If you can't follow rules, you shouldn't be in accounting anyways. He posts incomplete lecture slides which you complete during lecture, so go to class or know someone that can explain the stuff to you. Simply looking at the slides isn't enough. Only 3 HW sets, but if you fail to turn one in, he takes of 5% from your grade for each missing set. There are 3 projects and you must get at least a C on EACH of them in order to pass the class (writing, flowchart, accounting software). There is one presentation at the end of the quarter, but its easy and you can start on it at almost any time. There are 4 tests. The first 3 have 20 multiple choice from the lecture slides, and two short answer questions based usually on lecture and/or HW. The final test (if you make it that far) is all multiple choice and he outlines from which lectures he'll pull questions from. Tips: DO NOT show up late on days that assignments are due, he does not accept work late! Do not procrastinate on the projects and take advantage of his lab/office hours (lab are just days he doesn't lecture). Learn how to write. If you can't write well and in a manner suitable for business, you will fail the first project (writing). Seek help from friends or from the writing center. For the other projects its good to check answers with other classmates. Take good care to look at his learning objectives on his lecture slides, he will NOT test you on anything outside of those objectives. Some of those objectives aren't fully lectured on and is learned by reading and doing the HW. Grade Received: B
Professor rated by: Student on March 19, 2008
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ACC 207
Financial Accounting for Decision Making
4****
With Dr. Hurt for ACC207, you can easily get through that class without having to actually learn. For the homework: stop by the library and see if the solutions manual for the accounting book is there. If it isn't, go to the accounting office and ask to borrow the solutions manual (you can't leave the office with it though so prepare to spend a lot of time copying answers). For the online midterms: make SURE to do the optional practice quizzes (the quizzes on webct, and the quizzes at the end of the power point slides) and copy and paste all the questions/answers somewhere so you can refer to them during the midterm. A TON of the questions on your midterms will be exactly same as the ones from the quizzes - so don't forget to take the quizzes and copy the questions/answers down! Gather a few classmates and take the midterms together. It is rather time consuming but it will benefit your grade. Toward the end of the quarter, the class grades seem to be rather low - possibly no As! But don't fear, Dr. Hurt will find a way to bring up some grades (with a curve, lowest midterm being dropped, etc). In my class, there were 7 As, 3 Ds, and the rest were Bs and Cs (no Fs!). In conclusion, this is an easy class if you make the effort to cheat your way through it. If you slack off, it will be reflected in your grade. As for Dr. Hurt: he's a great guy, reasonable, flamboyant, and funny (sometimes the jokes are off-color but who doesn't like racist jokes!). I wish I could take him for ACC208 - unfortunately, with my method of getting through ACC207 with Dr. Hurt, I will most definetly suffer in ACC208. Cheers!
Professor rated by: Student on March 14, 2005
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ACC 413
Controllership
4****
The class has a total of 150 points. 100 is from the midterm, which consists of 50 MC questions from the 5 modules/lessons and related articles posted on Blackboard every week for the first 5 weeks. The test is the most difficult part of this class. You must interview a person from a private or not-for-profit company whose job resembles that of a controller. You can also attend an IMA meeting as a substitute (10pts). There are four IT projects, TWO of which you must complete for 20 pts each. They are not "impossible" as a previous poster declares. You should have prior experience in these areas, especially if you have taken your prereqs at Cal Poly. Choose from spreadsheet, database, flowcharting, or general ledger. If you have any problems with these projects, it is best to GO TO OFFICE HOURS. Because you're using the computer to do these projects, it's easier to have the assignment on the screen where both you and Hurt can see the data to see where you're stuck. If you are rusty with the applications, just keep asking Hurt questions. For instance, say something casual, yet intellectual, like, "I don't understand why this query will not generate the results I want. I know the relationships are correctly defined, and I know I have to use the Count function, yet I still don't know what I'm doing wrong. Can I generate the results with a single query, or do I need a series of them?" He's cool as long as you're not lazy. Grade Received: A
Professor rated by: Student on December 3, 2007
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GBA 608
Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
2**
I have attended both graduate and undergraduate classes at Cal Poly and I can honestly say that this professor wins the prize for being the worst. He does not teach accounting, but rather the basics of management controls which he does not understand in depth based on the inaccuracies in the examples he uses in class.

He is clearly interested in doing as little work as possible in order to maintain his tenure as a professor along with, I quote, all the "old white guys".

No doubt this instructor has impacted the reputation of the Cal Poly MBA program. I know he has impacted my view of the quality of the program since I find prejudice to be an affliction reserved for the ignorant.

I will not donate money to the program as long as he is on staff. I will also pass this information on to my employer to consider since they have made significant donations to the University in the past.

He demonstrates prejudice in his statements and behavior as well as being unforgivably rude. Other students have posted feedback regarding his prejudice behavior towards Asians which I have observed and agree with despite not being Asian myself.

Bottom line, this guy is a crummy, miserable human-being who appears to be determined to spread his unhappiness around by treating students poorly.

Grade Received: A
Professor rated by: Student on January 13, 2006
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ACC 426
Government Accounting
1*
Pros: NO accent lol
Cons: feminine, talks way to fast, dictionary vocabulary, sucks at explaining
i took this class hoping i would actually learn something but i didnt, he sucks at teaching, he doesnt explain well enough to be a teacher, he talks fast and with a really high vocabulary that it is really hard to follow what he is trying to say, (im american), take a different class if you can because you wont learn anything useful if you really thought you would, just buy a book and read on non for profit accounting, The book he assigns is really a difficult read so be ready to spend hours on reading, he really does suck, dont go to class it is a waste of time, he gives two excel problems that he said was so embarrassed to assign because it was so easy yet it is one of the hardest problems i have ever done in my life, dont believe him, Ok and check this out, he gives you a template to follow and then he kills your grade because he says it wasnt titled properly or formatted correctly, I know two guys that turned in the same exact work and one got a higher grade than the other, and NO it wasnt me, i dont know how that happened but it did, so good luck :)
Professor rated by: Accounting Student on December 27, 2012
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ACC 304
Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
4****
Pros: You know what he is looking for from day 1.



No graded homework
Cons: Hard Tests
So at the beginning I am not ganna lie, Hurt scared me. He has 5 projects, if you get less than a 70% on any 1 of them, you will fail the class. He has 3 exams, all pretty hard. You have to read the book, read it again, analyze it, then read it again. He wrote the book and the test questions, which are very tricky. I got around a B on all the test.



He doesn't curve at all, but grades, in my opinion, fairly on the projects. He gives you an outline of exactly what he wants, no more, no less. If you do what is needed, you will get a B or higher.



He assigns easy homework, you only have to do one problem, but I STRONGLY recommend doing all the ones he assigns, to help with the tests.



My recommendations:

Take Hurt, expect a lot of work.

Read the chapters until you 100% understand them (he wrote it very well, so its not a hard read).

GET GOOD GROUP MEMBERS, make sure you have a solid group to do your projects with!

Make sure you ALWAYS have him check your projects!

Do all the homeworks

Get a good grade (in his class that's a B...)
Professor rated by: Finance, Real Estate & Law Student on October 31, 2013
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ACC 304
Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
4****
Alright, I'll be quick and strait to the point. The first day of class, he will say a lot of things that will mislead and discourage you. He will say that memorizing the PowerPoint slides will not help you on the exams. That is an absolute lie. The exams come directly from the slides and if you memorize every little detail, you will do well. Keep in mind that his exams can be very tricky and subjective, but memorizing the slides will help a lot. For the Preachtree project, make sure you start on it the first or second week of class or you will struggle and possibly fail the course. The same applies to all the projects so start extra early on all of them. Also, he says he will only review each of your project from beginning to end, once. You can still stop by his office hours and ask him specific questions as many times as you would like. In regards to the homework, if you are 1 minute late or if you go to the bathroom when he collects the homework, you will not be able to turn it in and will loose 5% of your total grade! This class is going to be academic hell. Good luck to all. Grade Received: A
Professor rated by: Student on March 27, 2008
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GBA 608
Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
2**
I agree with most people that if you don't want to learn anything about accounting or if you want to have an "easy" class, then he is the "greatest professor" on earth. his lectures are not boring at all and he likes to crack jokes and he "seems" to be a nice person. HOWEVER, if you are ASIAN (or non-white), DON'T take his class. I repeat, DON'T take his class! he doesn't like asians and will grade down on you. Not only does he favor american students and grade easy on them, he purposely grade down on asian students even if they deserve a better grade. It's obvious that he is against asians and he can't hide it by the way he treat his students in class. During class participation, he can refer to every american students by name, but he doesn't do that to non-white students. What does that tell you? In conclusion, if you don't have an american last name and doesn't look white, DON'T even think about taking him - you will not get the grade you deserve!
Professor rated by: Student on December 17, 2005
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ACC 307
Cost Accounting
4****
He stuctures his class and calls it a 'hybrid', which basically means that the students are teaching themselves. This class only met 6 times the whole quarter, 3 times for lectures and 3 times for exams. His exams are all multiple choice and worth 25 pts each. He has one writing project due and that is also worth 25 pts. Yes, the class is only out of 100 pts so if you screw up on two tests there is no way you can come back. It's NOT worth going to class for the lectures because he compacts 3-4 chapters worth of information into a one hour lecture. He goes over the general stuff in class but you are expected to know the details of the chapters for the exams. It honestly looked as if Dr.Hurt didn't want to be in class more than the students at times. This class is passable if you are good at learning on your own, but if you need more structure in a class I suggest someone else. You seriously do not learn anything in this class.
Professor rated by: Student on June 12, 2005
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ACC 304
Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
0
Dr. Hurt is an excellent instructor. His lectures are to the point and gives plenty of examples to help correlate the information he presents. The class consisted of 2 exams, 2 software projects, 1 report, 1 presentation, and several chapter questions. This sounds like a lot BUT it's there to help students learn about the field. This is a core class so one should expect it to be challenging. Dr. Hurt is easily approachable and he is always there during his office hours to help students out. The only real complaint that I had was that the 2 exams were on WebCT. If you are new to WebCT it can be tough, if you are accustom to WebCT then his exams are no problem. One thing is for certain and that is you do not want to fall behind. Another thing is that he does not give out extra credit (as mentioned before) and he does not curve. You get what you get. Overall the class was very enjoyable and educational!!
Professor rated by: Student on July 1, 2003
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