Erich Studer-Ellis

27 reviews
Average rating: 4.48




This professor has taught: BMGT230, BMGT230B

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BMGT230B

Expecting a B
Anonymous 09/16/2020
Erich is super high energy and tries his best to make bstat fun. The course packet is awesome and makes it easy to take notes and study. It's easy to tell that Erich cares a lot about seeing his students do well, as he makes himself available and allows note sheets for exams. ERICH S-E IS THE MAN!
BMGT230

Expecting a B-
Anonymous 09/13/2020
No complaints about Erich- he's very energetic and engaging during lectures. However, this class can be very difficult for people who aren't accustomed to statistics.
BMGT230

Expecting an A
Anonymous 05/20/2020
really great, caring professor. teaches from his own course packet. straightfoward teaching. you're allowed a crib sheet on each exam.
BMGT230B

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 05/06/2020
Erich is awesome and truly cares about his students. He does everything that he can do to help his students succeed. BMGT230 is not an easy class but if you work hard, you will do well. He also curves the class based off of class averages. Erich makes coming to class each day entertaining, just don't take out your phones!
BMGT230

Expecting an A
Anonymous 05/03/2020
This guy really wants you to do well. Instead of a textbook he uses a course packet that you have to buy for $20-ish. He follows the packet completely and it has everything you need–you won't even need a notebook for his class. There's an old examination in the packet before each exam which is VERY helpful, but unfortunately there aren't any other sources outside of that for practice problems so for the exam you mostly just review the problems he did during the notes and memorize formulas. That being said, he really wants you to do well, is very responsive to emails and questions, and offers a weekly help-session to go over the homework. He's so energetic that it's hard to not be engaged–he'll literally be jumping around the lecture hall and (playfully) yelling about statistics. I didn't find the material engaging but the class is still very well run.
BMGT230

Expecting an A
Anonymous 01/30/2020
Super nice professor! Super supportive! I definitely will recommend him to everyone who need to take the course!
BMGT230

Expecting a C
Anonymous 12/16/2019
I have nothing bad to say about Erich, but this class is TOUGH. Easily the hardest class I have taken in my life, requires a LOT of work. You either get it or you don't. No in between. My lack of stars is because of the class, not about Erich.
BMGT230

Expecting a B-
Anonymous 09/22/2019
Erich is so funny. He really cares his students succeeding in his class. I would highly recommend him if you're interested in business but this class was not my thing lol. I would've failed the class if there wasn't such a huge curve.
BMGT230

Expecting an A+
Anonymous 05/20/2019
Erich is one of the best lecturers that I've had in college. He has a very lively personality and keeps you awake and attentive throughout the entire lecture. If you're going to take stat with anyone, highly recommend Erich!!!
BMGT230B

Expecting an A
Anonymous 11/15/2018
Erich is the best teacher I have ever had. He teaches stat (BMGT230) in a very fun and entertaining way that makes things just stick in your head. The exams are fair and often resemble problems in the exercise sets and activity sheets. I had never taken stat before and I love his class and teaching style. HIGHLY recommend!
BMGT230B

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 06/02/2018
Erich is very thorough, patient, and willing to help any student that comes his way. His lectures are extremely helpful, his textbook packet makes it so much easier to follow along with and learnt he material
BMGT230

Expecting a C-
Anonymous 01/02/2018
Erich is a great teacher, my crappy grade in the class isn't a reflection of his teaching, I'm just bad at math in general even though I worked my a** off for this class. Erich is very lively and uses up the entire lecture time which is great. His homework problems appear on the exams which is also good and he gives you a full sized front and back piece of paper to use for notes on each exam, and 3 sheets on the final (all 8 1/2 x 11). Like I said, I was determined to do good on these exams and I would study hours on end but clearly to no avail for myself. Regardless, this class and Erich are unavoidable so you don't really have a choice to take him or not... But the class won't be too bad!
BMGT230

Expecting a B-
Anonymous 12/22/2017
Loved Erich, he really does a great job at keeping you invested in the class with his goofiness/humor. He knows his subject well, and demonstrates it with great elaboration. My only frustration is that when it came to test questions/prep his only answer is "anything & everything is fair game". Unfortunately due to the vagueness I found myself struggle on the first test, because he didn't just give us plug & chug questions but also conceptual ones. While it's technically 'fair game' it would have been nice to be made aware (he teaches to the material, not the test which I understand), unfortunately his homeworks have minimal conceptual questions but otherwise do prepare you well for tests.
BMGT230B

Expecting a B
Anonymous 01/18/2010
Great professor! A lot of fun, the notes were very easy since he gives you the packet and you just have to fill in the blanks. I had already taken stats in high school though, which made things easier, and it seemed other students were struggling with what seemed like simple concepts. Do a lot of practice problems, and ask questions.
BMGT230

Expecting an A
Anonymous 12/11/2009
This class isn't too difficult, but you have to understand how things work. It's not enough to know formulas, you have to understand the inner workings. Studer-Ellis is very helpful and frequently asks in lectures if anyone has questions. He tries very hard to make sure his students succeed as much as possible. That said, he can be strict sometimes. If you have an 89.9, he won't round it up to an A. If he offers extra credit, you have to be in the right lecture. However, all of this is clearly stated on the first day, so it shouldn't come as a surprise. He is tough but fair.
BMGT230

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 01/29/2009
Very good professor. You don't have to buy any book or anything just copy of HIS notes for $20. He follows those notes completely. He is always ready to answer any questions you might have for him. He makes the class fun to be in. Will take another class with him, if possible.
BMGT230B

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 01/13/2009
Studer-Ellis was a very knowledgeable and fun professor who was easy to learn from. He taught the material in a very organized manner which made the fairly difficult material easier to learn and understand. Going to lectures is important, but I wouldn't recommend signing up for the 8AM lecture if possible as it is sometimes hard to stay awake.
BMGT230

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 12/21/2008
Awesome Professor, its worth going to lecture. The best way to tackle this class is to write terms down for each part of each equation and do a detailed note sheet, write the topic it is on and the conditions about it. If your note sheet is good you will do very well here. And also do the HWs, not doing one will leave u clueless.
BMGT230

Expecting a C
omgitsalexis 12/07/2008
Studer-Ellis is the best professor on campus, hands down. I have never had a professor who worked so hard to make sure students grasp information. I am a statistics/math dummy and I somehow am managing a C in this class! Do not take this course without Studer-Ellis.
BMGT230

Expecting an A
OHill 10/30/2008
Excellent professor with an excellent ability to teach the material. My first statistics course ever, and I totally excelled thanks to his teachings. He doesn't require a text. Instead, students pay like $20 for a copy of HIS notes, which are phenomenal. You must go to class though in order to grasp an understanding of the notes, but class attendence is well worth it. Attend his classes, go to discussions, and study (homework problems, old exams, and activity sheets) and you can definitely earn an A!! Exams are very fair and all or the majority of problems are very similary to problems covered in homework/activity sheets. Highly recommended for anyone looking to take stats.
BMGT230B

Expecting an A
fruitchaat 07/22/2008
S-E was a really good professor. He uses a course packet that he created himself which he follows during his lectures so you don't have to write a lot and you don't have to buy a textbook. He also gives a lot of review sessions. Some tests are challenging while others are easier, but overall the course is enjoyable.
BMGT230

Expecting an A
Anonymous 05/23/2008
ES is a very good professor. He is always willing to help students if they need it (he holds review sessions before every homework assignment is due and before every exam). He is very energetic however his persona does tend to get tiresome towards the end of the semester. The class itself is pretty simple as long as you do the practice exams in the course packet and make a decent cheat sheet. Its importnt to do the practice exams because he often reuses questions. For the final about 1/4 or more of the questions came from the first 3 exams we had taken.
BMGT230

Miss. Ma 03/28/2008
The best teacher I've ever had here at UMD. Very serious about getting us to learn Stats and succeed. He even offered a help session for our homeworks. He offers extra credit to help boost our grade because there is not much of a curve. If you go to every class, every lecture(which are always entertaining), do every homework correctly, have a good cheat sheet, and do your best on the exams(which are hard, but similar to practice exams that he gives us), then you are going to do well. He is always there to help, and I was so thankful for that. To tell you the truth, I took another stats course and used Studer-Ellis' notes to get me through that class, and A-ced it. The course is very challenging, but its worth it in the end.
BMGT230B

Expecting an A+
Anonymous 01/10/2008
Took the class Fall 2007. Going to lecture makes this class significantly easier and likewise, skipping makes it way harder. Must attend discussion to turn in homework and do activities that are worth points. Tests are much easier if you do the practice exams beforehand (they're not difficult to begin with, really). He is an energetic animated professor, really makes coming to lecture worth it. Gives extra credit during lecture but doesn't announce when and you must be at your lecture (as opposed to going to a different one). Overall great class
BMGT230B

toiletpaper55 12/05/2007
He's weird and goofy, tests are pretty challenging but manageable. you need to go to class to learn the material. he gives extra credit based on the distribution of grades in the class but its only given in lectures so again, you must attend.
BMGT230B

Anonymous 11/17/2007
If you need a stat requirement but not necessarily business stat, don't take this class, because its probably the hardest of them. But if you need to take this class, just become familiar with old exam problems and practice problems before the test, because they are very similar. People tend not to do very well on the exams, and depending on how people are doing, he will give extra credit, which is his version of a curve. Studer-Ellis is very animated and fun.. he wants students to succeed and is always willing to give extra help. A lot of students just find the material challenging and you will have to study!
BMGT230B

Expecting an A
terpfan29 11/03/2007
I took this class Fall 2004, and from what I hear it has changed a lot. He is a great professor. SE is very enthusiastic and wants his students to succeed. He is always accessible outside of class, each week he held a session to ask questions about the homework. Before exams, he would host a 2 hour review session. Each week there is a problem set due and an activity sheet to do in discussion on Friday. They are graded on a very lenient scale. He uses a course packet that is loaded with practice problems and old exams. If you work the problems and old exams you will do well on his tests--he often uses the same problems as from the packet, homework or activity sheets. He HATES when students arrive late or leave early. He will stop class until these students are seated or out of the room. Overall, it isn't too difficult of a class if you do the studying and practice and GO TO CLASS! They really are not boring so I don't see why anybody would have an issue with them.