David Kass

This professor has taught: BMGT340, BMGT340F, BMGT340H, BMGT440
Information Review
David Kass
BMGT440

Expecting an A
Anonymous
05/02/2021
Kass is overall a nice guy and the class is pretty easy. The exams he tells you exactly what will be on them however there are a lot of homework assignments like case summaries. Also 2 group projects are presented. The class is pretty boring though and the pace is really slow so most people just don't show up to lectures.
David Kass
BMGT440

Expecting an A
Anonymous
01/12/2021
extremely sweet professor who basically reminds you of a typical grandpa. the course material is not very intensive and the midterm and final are directly based off practice problems from class. The group project was challenging and tedious but it was really the only work I had for the the class. Definitely recommend taking 440 with Kass!
David Kass
BMGT440

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
12/26/2020
Great professor. Lectures are a bit dry but he is really accommodating and willing to go out of his way to help you. Make sure you pick a good team at the start of the semester as this will largely impact your grade. Study a bit before the exams and you should be fine. Projects do help you learn a lot. I would definitely take a class by him again. He also loves talking about buffett.
David Kass
BMGT440

Expecting an A
Anonymous
05/25/2019
Professor Kass is very laid-back and very knowledgeable. His lecture is a bit dry but it's very clear, easy to follow, and can be related with real-world events so you will learn a thing or two by going to lectures. He also talks about Warren Buffet all the time. He is not hard on students, meaning you don't have to necessary went to every class. However I found his class very enjoyable that it was more worth to go and I learned a lot from him. Exams are all very easy and the mean is always around 90/100, and very similar to his sample problems in class. But the quality and grades of team projects highly depend on the teammates on your team, so pick your teammate wisely if you want to get a good grade above A-! Grading can be a bit random but generally if you put your effort in studying the materials, an "A" should not be hard to get.
David Kass
BMGT340F

Expecting a B+
Anonymous
05/11/2018
Wont actually learn anything, but super easy course
David Kass
BMGT440

Expecting an A-
Anonymous
05/27/2015
David Kass is one of the best professors in business school. he is easygoing and not that picky. if you study a little bit, you will be fine. he talks about Warren Buffett all the time. I enjoyed his class and learned a lot.
David Kass
BMGT440

Anonymous
05/18/2015
Kass is overall a nice guy. He is very knowledgeable and offers interesting stories about Warren Buffet just about every class. Unfortunately, his lectures are typically boring and the way he assigns grades is more or less random. The majority of your grade consists of projects/assignments. He falls asleep during just about every presentation so who knows how he actually assigns grades to them. He makes it seem like he is very relaxed at the start of the course, and he is fairly flexible most of the time,but beware, there is no leniency when it comes to grades. Even over a couple basis points.
David Kass
BMGT340

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
11/19/2013
Kass is a very likable guy, and good professor. His class is very laid back, and can run a little dry at times. He always manages to keep the class relevant though with current event discussion before the lecture. He also genuinely cares about his students, and makes an effort to ensure everyone is on the same page before moving on. On a side note, I would just like to talk about his obsession with Warren Buffett. At least once, if not more, in each lecture Kass will go silent and he will start grinning ear to ear. He will then proceed to gush over the magic of Warren Buffett or Berkshire Hathaway for five good minutes. He also often mentions his Buffett-centric blog or his Buffett related tweets almost daily. This really doesn't impact my opinion of him in any way, but it's impossible to write a review of him without mentioning it. Overall I enjoyed his class very much, and learned very much, albeit with not very difficult material.
David Kass
BMGT440

Expecting an A
sukhenkoy1990
01/06/2013
Professor Kass is a pretty straightforward and laid-back professor. He has a lot of knowledge about financial management and corporate finance, and he is very helpful to his students (and is almost always available either in his office or by e-mail). Although BMGT440 with Professor Kass is one of the easier finance courses in the program, you can certainly learn a lot from him and his class if you choose to do so. BMGT440 is pretty much an extension of BMGT340 that allows you to gain experience in financial analysis and DCF valuation with actual case studies and projects. Overall, I strongly recommend Professor Kass for this course. He is a very kind professor and is very willing to help you learn a lot and to receive a good grade in the process of doing so.
David Kass
BMGT440

Expecting an A
Anonymous
09/23/2012
You get as much out of this course as you want to. Kass has a PhD from Harvard and knows just about everything regarding today's economy, so he can be a great resource for those of you who really want to learn from him. But if you're lazy and just want an easy A, that's fine too; this class is very easy and an overwhelming majority receives A's. Assignments consist of about nine-ten 1-2 page case summaries, a group case project/presentation, a final group project/presentation, an individual case, and a midterm for which you are basically given the questions ahead of time and are allowed to use a notesheet. Kass is incredibly nice (almost a pushover) and the class itself puts the material you learn in BMGT340 to real-life practice and gives you practical experience valuing companies. No complaints
David Kass

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/28/2010
Very easy to get a B. You honestly have to just study the day or so before to get a B. An A on the other hand, you have to quiet work for it and do very well on his stupid exams, which he pulls questions out of his ass. I got a B for not doing anything, and always skipped. So I guess he is an easy grader, but he is a DOUCHE BAG, especially when you send him emails. Certified douche needs to retire.
David Kass
BMGT440

Expecting an A
Luminaire
12/18/2010
Great professor. Class consists of case write ups, a few presentations, an individual case project, a midterm, and an optional final. People like to take this class since it's "easy". I think it's definitely less stressful compared to other classes where you fight for any grade you get, so you can learn Finance at your own pace. I actually learned a little bit from Professor Kass, although I would have liked it if he went deeper into some of his material, like Black-Scholes. He's an old man, so cut him some slack if he falls asleep during presentations. Great teacher though
David Kass
BMGT440

Expecting an A
natashkamd
01/07/2010
Awesome! Do take. The person below described well, i wont bother.