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David Gefen
Professor (2008 – 2014)
Drexel (DU)
Management Information Systems
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4.2778****
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Rated by 19 students
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Fall 2014 Schedule
No classes for this semester.
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MGMT 903
MIS 342
MIS 343
MIS 344
MIS 345
MIS 347
MIS 632
MIS 641

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5*****
MIS 347 - Domestic and Global Outsourcing Management
Dr. Gefen is hands down one of the best professors at Drexel.
He cares aboutb students, is a decent grader, has funny jokes about consultants and is overall a VERY effective teacher. The material is easy to understand with his teaching methods. it is...
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Professor rated by: Student on 9/21/10
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1*
MIS 347 - Domestic and Global Outsourcing Management
Pros: He knows stuff well.
Cons: His way of teaching is not right. The materials is awful.
Professor rated by: Emergency Management Student on 7/26/11
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MIS 347
Domestic and Global Outsourcing Management
5*****
Dr. Gefen is hands down one of the best professors at Drexel.

He cares aboutb students, is a decent grader, has funny jokes about consultants and is overall a VERY effective teacher. The material is easy to understand with his teaching methods. it is not really hard to do well in his class because he conveys the material really well.



IF YOU NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR GPA -> TAKE DR. Gefen or Dr. Bay!!!
Professor rated by: Student on September 21, 2010
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MIS 345
Client/Svr Comptg For Bus
5*****
The material isn't too easy, but he understands that when the class is getting left behind he needs to slow up and review - that is a rare feature of Drexel Professors. He's a very fair and reasonable person with a slight sense of humor. He does have a tendency to move quickly through the exercises, but he'll review when asked.
Professor rated by: Student on August 20, 2004
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MIS 347
Domestic and Global Outsourcing Management
5*****
Very knowledgeable! He is one of the best teacher in Drexel. His lecture maybe a little boring after the first hour (I took night class) but you will learn a lot after leaving this class.

Our assignments are in form of group paper. So if you have a good group, u will end up with an A.
Professor rated by: Student on September 22, 2010
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MIS 345
Client/Svr Comptg For Bus
4****
good teacher, kind of throws everything at you at once, gives many opportunities to help your grade, he scares you by making everything really hard, but then makes the tests really easy
Professor rated by: Student on January 2, 2005
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MIS 345
Client/Svr Comptg For Bus
5*****
he's such a caring and great teacher. he ensures that you learn SOMETHING, and gives so many opportunities, even if you suck ass in VB!
Professor rated by: Student on December 8, 2004
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MIS 347
Domestic and Global Outsourcing Management
1*
Pros: He knows stuff well.
Cons: His way of teaching is not right. The materials is awful.
Professor rated by: Emergency Management Student on July 26, 2011
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MIS 632
Database Analysis and Design for Business
5*****
I graduated from Drexel in 2003, yes, 14 years ago. Took 3 courses with Dr. Gefen (Databases, VB6 and VB.NET). After all these years, I can say that Dr. Gefen made by far the biggest impact on my career. His take-home exams gave me a robust knowledge base for these subjects and I keep building on them. In my workplace, I code in VBA and save hundreds of hours of work - and I work in investments, not in IT. I have very fond memories about the challenges that Dr. Gefen threw at us students, memories of "AHA!" moments when I would find solutions to those challenges while feeling like a winner. Dr. Gefen has the best approach to teaching by making you do stuff and having you understand how things work - through your own effort and work.

I can confidently say now that I am lucky to have studied at Drexel and having Dr. Gefen as my professor.

If you really care about your career after university - you will be wise to take at least a couple of courses with this amazing professor and will thank yourself later for doing so.

And, oh yeah, learn VB. You will be amazed how much Excel and VBA are used in the financial industry and knowing how to code will be the ace up your sleeve everywhere. It's served me more than well during all these years. I now manage 17 billion dollars in assets and would not have risen to this level if I couldn't provide real value to my employers.

Peace.
Professor rated by: Student on June 30, 2017
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MIS 349
Predictive Business Analytics with Relational Database Data
2**
His teaching method is terrible. All he does is go through about 100 slides over the course of 4 hours at a pace no one in the course can keep up with. Then on the final, he only allows 2 hours to complete an assignment that we generally would have a week to complete. He grades arbitrarily and offers little to no feedback.



Despite what other reviews say, he does not care about his students, instead he simply likes to watch them "drown". If another professor becomes available I highly recommend avoiding Gefen.
Professor rated by: Finance Student on October 26, 2016
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MIS 342
Systems Analysis and Design
5*****
took his night class, attendence is manadatory, the lectures are very dry and boring but very informative, he usually keeps you there till about 9pm, you have weekly quizes that are based of the reading assingments which are all multiple choice and true false questions, then all you have is a big mid term which is pretty difficult but he grades them easily which is nice, lastly you have a group project which is due the last week of class that is prety hard, i would retake this class again...
Professor rated by: Student on November 19, 2007
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MIS 651
Information Systems Outsourcing Management
4****
Pros: Very knowledgeable with the real world experience. Fair grader.
Cons: Has a slight accent that is not hard to understand but sometimes hard to listen for a long time.
Take his class
Professor rated by: General Business Student on June 28, 2014
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MIS 632
Database Analysis and Design for Business
5*****
Great professor.VERY HELPFUL.



At the end of 10 weeks you will clearly understand the concepts of databases
Professor rated by: Student on March 20, 2006
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MIS 344
Netwkg Technol For Bus
4****
he is a good teacher,

really care about his student, and

he trys to make the class easy as it's possible



Professor rated by: Student on March 3, 2008
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MIS 347
Domestic and Global Outsourcing Management
5*****
The professor really wants to teach you something, awesome guy if you willing to learn.
Professor rated by: Student on May 31, 2013
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MIS 344
Netwkg Technol For Bus
5*****
Just participate and make sure to deliver a decent presentation and you get an A
Professor rated by: Student on March 19, 2009
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MIS 342
Systems Analysis and Design
5*****
Good professor, teaches you basics to database analysis and design.
Professor rated by: Student on February 14, 2008
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MIS 344
Netwkg Technol For Bus
4****
easy going teacher, always there to help students. He canceled our final and just counted our presentation twice which was awesome. Quizzes every week but he skipped them sometimes. It was a night class and they never ran past 8. overall a pretty good teacher and I did learn a lot event hough the workload was light
Professor rated by: Student on March 18, 2008
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MIS 345
Client/Svr Comptg For Bus
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Great teacher... Very helpful... Knows what he is teaching... Goes out of the way for his students...
Professor rated by: Student on September 28, 2003
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MIS 347
Domestic and Global Outsourcing Management
4****
Professor rated by: General Business Student on March 1, 2012
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MIS 641
MIS Policy and Strategy
4****
Professor rated by: Finance Student on December 17, 2011
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