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Margaret Deck
Professor (2008 – 2015)
Virginia Tech (VT)
Management
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2.7021**+
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Rated by 141 students
2.90
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across 2 classes
Fall 2015 Schedule
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MGT 3304
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5*****
MGT 3304 - Mgt Th & Lead Pract
I read some of the other reviews that said she was unorganized or unsure of her teaching style. I imagine those reviews are outdated! Professor Deck was VERY organized and it was very easy to follow her slides and take appropriate notes. I found ...
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Pros: Insanely nice woman. Great instructor. Easy homework grades. Cute kids :)
Cons: Homework 1-2 times a week, it's an easy 100 but you have to do some reading and it is time consuming.
Professor rated by: Marketing Student on 12/17/10
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MGT 3304 - Mgt Th & Lead Pract
Pros: Haha your kidding right?
Cons: Probably the most incompetent person I have ever met in my life. I'm pretty sure she's incapable of even passing her own tests. She hardly knows a thing about management except from working in a muffler factory for 20 years. She never posts her notes online, adds irrelevant questions and examples to her class and exams, and pretty much has no clue what she's doing. She's probably the most incompetent person I have ever met in my life. I am extremely disappointed in the management department of this university for hiring such an incompetent individual to replace Dr. Neck. Of course then again it was also the same incompetent department that wouldn't make him a full professor and made him quit to begin with. Go figure!
Professor rated by: Accounting & Information Systems Student on 3/31/10
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
1*
Pros: Haha your kidding right?
Cons: Probably the most incompetent person I have ever met in my life. I'm pretty sure she's incapable of even passing her own tests. She hardly knows a thing about management except from working in a muffler factory for 20 years. She never posts her notes online, adds irrelevant questions and examples to her class and exams, and pretty much has no clue what she's doing. She's probably the most incompetent person I have ever met in my life. I am extremely disappointed in the management department of this university for hiring such an incompetent individual to replace Dr. Neck. Of course then again it was also the same incompetent department that wouldn't make him a full professor and made him quit to begin with. Go figure!
Professor rated by: Accounting & Information Systems Student on March 31, 2010
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
5*****
Pros: Insanely nice woman. Great instructor. Easy homework grades. Cute kids :)
Cons: Homework 1-2 times a week, it's an easy 100 but you have to do some reading and it is time consuming.
I read some of the other reviews that said she was unorganized or unsure of her teaching style. I imagine those reviews are outdated! Professor Deck was VERY organized and it was very easy to follow her slides and take appropriate notes. I found her examples incredibly helpful and interesting.



As stated above there is A LOT of homework, which entails reading the book and answering online questions (or at least looking through the book while you do the questions, the material definitely requires access to the book though). Sometimes it's hard to remember the assignments because they're so frequent but other than that there's no reason not to get 100 on them and they're worth a good chunk of your grade.



You absolutely need to go to class. And I hope this isn't a surprise to anyone, but you also need to PAY ATTENTION and ACTIVELY take notes. Going to class and browsing facebook and playing games isn't going to cut it. Her tests are heavily centered around material directly covered in class, I often felt like the questions came straight out of my notes, nothing on the test should surprise you if you are actively engaged in her lectures.



She has 3 tests and then an optional final that can replace one of your grades if it's higher. This class was an easy A for me and I didn't need to take the final because I already had an A. I know a lot of people who struggled with this class but there's really no excuse. She's a great professor and prepares great lectures and her class layout is really set up for students to succeed.
Professor rated by: Marketing Student on December 17, 2010
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
1*
Pros: NOTHING
Cons: Margie is a terrible teacher. She cannot explain anything correctly and all she talks about is back when she worked at federal mogul. her exams are poorly written to the point where you do not understand what she is asking.
I do have to say that Margie is a nice lady, but her class is terrible. It really was a complete waste of my time to sit there and listen to her talk about random farm animals, read random quotes and bits from books. You will not learn anything about management from this class because she cannot teach.
Professor rated by: Accounting & Information Systems Student on May 2, 2011
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
2**
Pros: Homework is extremely easy and it counts for 20-25% of your grade (no excuse for you not to make 100%)
Cons: Not the most knowledgeable professor out there... Class is unorganized and she tends to show useless examples... Rarely, if ever, lets you out early.
If you read the chapters (time consuming, I know), you'll do fine on the exams. Class is a relatively easy B (or better) if you put forth the effort.
Professor rated by: Finance, Insurance, and Business Student on October 26, 2010
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
2**
really nice person but terrible teacher, stutters all day and loves federal mogul... very boring.. dont take unless forced too not lenient or very helpful.. feel bad for her as no students respect her and talk loud during class .. also her first time ever teaching
Professor rated by: Finance, Insurance, and Business Student on October 28, 2008
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
1*
She is the worst instructor I have ever had. She apologized for making the first test hard and did nothing about it. Half the class failed and there was no curve added on to the grades. It absolutly sucks haveing this class once a week for 3 hours because of the way she teaches. She is horrible to listen to because she sits there reading either straight from the book or straight from a piece of paper with everything directly from the book anyways. She rarly looks up to engage the class and there are no study guides or anything given out but each test is on 6 chapters. I would suggest avoiding her at all costs even if that means that you have to take the class another semester.
Professor rated by: Marketing Student on December 11, 2008
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
1*
Pros: None. Literally
Cons: Felt that this class was just an excuse to talk about her past experiences and work at FEDERAL MOGUL.



Very incompetent teacher. Basically interprets the textbook in her own way. Goes off tangent during class frequently and gets extremely moody and rude when she feels that students aren't engaged.



There was one instance when there was an exam review the class before the exam date and she essentially ended class 45 minutes earlier because she was feeling under the weather.



Have been at Virginia Tech for five years now and she is without a doubt the worst instructor I have ever had.
Take the online class or anybody else. She cannot teach
Professor rated by: Mining and Minerals Engineering Student on December 5, 2013
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
4****
Pros: Easy homework that's worth a sizable portion of your final grade

Straightforward class

Gives some extra credit

Optional final exam

Very nice lady
Cons: Difficult exams

Homework due each class

She sometimes gets off subject

You have to go to class in order to pass the daily quizzes

Cannot answer questions in class
Ms. Deck is a decent professor. She provides a lot of important information, but the information is pretty interesting. She brings practical experience to the classroom since she used to be a manager, but sometimes she talks too much about her time at Federal-Mogul.
Professor rated by: Accounting & Information Systems Student on May 15, 2016
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
1*
Pros: her kids are cute
Cons: She literally could not pass her own tests. The material and class would be easy if she knew how to apply the knowledge. I can honestly say I have not learned anything from her specifically. I think she is highly under qualified and overall incompetent. This class has not helped me what so ever and if the tests are going to be trick questions we should have a professor who knows how to apply the material.
Professor rated by: Biochemistry Student on December 9, 2011
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
1*
Pros: The material isn't very heard
Cons: Everything else about the class
Honestly she has to be one of the most incompetent people I've ever had to call an instructor. She takes easy material and makes it very convoluted. She seems to be sponsored by federal mogul and realizes that no one would attend class if she posted her slides so she doesn't do that. She tries to be engaging but fails pretty badly at that. The fact that I even have to take this class is astonishing, I am upset with those who set up the curriculum. I have done well in courses significantly harder than this, but the way she teaches this class makes her exams such a drag to prepare for.
Professor rated by: Accounting & Information Systems Student on March 27, 2014
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
1*
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: Terrible. Lectures are boring. Material is boring. And her voice literally kills baby seals. She should not be allowed to teach. Avoid her at all costs.
Professor rated by: Finance, Insurance, and Business Student on August 27, 2012
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
1*
Cons: Notes and class material do not match-up with the test questions at all
Professor rated by: Finance, Insurance, and Business Student on November 29, 2011
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
1*
Pros: Very nice woman who is unintentionally funny at times.
Cons: Management is definitely the most boring, dry subject material ever. Ridiculous amounts of theories, definitions, plans, etc. Her homeworks suck to put it lightly. They are flash card multiple choice questions and you have to get between 70-90 done before u have completed the assignment and one is due every class. Her tests are pretty ridiculous as well. She pulls a lot of random crap to put on them and really does not prepare you for them at all. You have to go to class since she does not put her powerpoints on Scholar.
Deck is a really nice woman but is not a great teacher in my opinion. Management seems like an easy class but if you have A aspirations it is very difficult. Her tests are very hard and lectures are extremely boring. Someone told me before I took 3304 that its "easy to get a B, almost impossible to get an A". That is probably the truest statement in reagards to Deck and MGT 3304.
Professor rated by: Finance, Insurance, and Business Student on April 11, 2013
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
2**
Pros: The final exam is option, and if you take it, it cannot hurt you, only help you.
Cons: Professor Deck, in my opinion, should not be teaching this material. Yes, she worked in the field for 20+ years before coming to Tech to teach, but she just is not a good educator. She only uses examples from her old job, so they are very subjective and do not connect with students as they really have no relevance. Her test are 30% class, 30% book and 40% material she did not go over. The in class quizzes she has after almost every class are very insignificant as they do not teach you anything, they are random things that were mentioned for like 2 seconds in the lecture, usually as random as a name from an example. Pointless.
Professor rated by: Marketing Student on April 29, 2015
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
2**
She's terrible, her tests have really nothing to do with her notes, and she REFUSES to put anything on scholar other than grades and occasionally charts she presents in class. She seemed scatter brained and just not very organized at all. The homework is terrible too, it's called Learnsmart and you normally have two due per week. She does only count the top 3 out of 4 tests, so you don't have to take the final.
Professor rated by: Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise Student on June 15, 2011
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
2**
Cons: She goes over a massive amount of information and her exams cover up to 7 chapters at a time. The homework doesn't really help with the exams and the exams are incredibly random
The woman does not know how to communicate or gain the interest of students
Professor rated by: Human Resources Student on October 11, 2010
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
1*
I hate what she did with this class. Management Theory and Leadership Practice used to be all about watching movies and having fun. Now it is about taking 300 question long flashcard quizzes on a weekly basis. She is terrible.
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on February 16, 2010
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
1*
Cons: HW was very annoying. Test were long
Professor rated by: Marketing Student on January 14, 2011
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
1*
Cons: Boring class
Professor rated by: Finance, Insurance, and Business Student on April 11, 2011
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MGT 3304
Mgt Th & Lead Pract
1*
Pros: Homework is long and repetitive but ultimately really easy and counts for a massive portion of your grade (about 20% - 25%) She's a nice lady and hands out candy randomly for questions asked during class
Cons: Everything else. She reads off notes that are in the textbook and whenever she gives examples in class they always relate back to her job with Federal Mogal. Tests tend to be right around 70 questions and about half of the questions are straight vocab. For her "advanced questions" she asks questions that are confusingly worded and could have 3-4 of the possible 5 answers be correct depending on how you interpret the question. Occasionally a student would ask her to clarify why she selected the answer she did on a practice question in class and she would either respond "I'll ask it differently on the exam, it won't be this confusing" (FALSE) or she'll give some random reasons that don't help whatsoever let alone make sense in general. If this course is required for your major...good luck and just get through it
DONT TAKE HER COURSE IF ITS NOT REQUIRED...YOU WILL LEARN NOTHING!
Professor rated by: Marketing Student on March 26, 2014
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