Elizabeth Woo
Department of Management
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4.2
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Easiness 3.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.8 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B+
March 24, 2020

Exams are challenging in this class because they’re open note/open book exams. Professor Woo lectures are clear and concise, but sometimes boring. She just has this really calm and almost monotone voice but obviously this isn’t a big deal. While the lectures notes and the class examples are mostly straight forward and appear simple, DON’T let this fool you. The exams are way more challenging and closer related to the textbook problems, which can become tedious if you wait until the last week to do them. It will drive you crazy because they can get repetitive! But this is honestly the best way to study. I found the midterm in particular to be very time crushed so try not to refer so often to your notes and just do them from memory and double check if you have time in the end. The final was online and I guess because this was very last minute, she made it extremely easy. It was almost pointless to have spent hours on hours studying for an exam that could have easily been aced without having done any hw. Of course, next quarter it will also be online, but by then she probably will change the difficulty since she has time to format a much harder test! I would recommend taking her if you can 8/10

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B+
March 18, 2020

Let me start off by saying that I've taken nearly every CPA applicable course that UCLA has to offer with a different professor each time. Accounting is not an easy subject, let alone intermediate accounting and courses beyond. So anyone that has ambitions of working as an accountant or pursuing their CPA license and complains about the difficulty of a course or its respective workload has no grounds to complain and is really just in for a rude awakening once they begin working or studying for FAR alone. Quite frankly, if you're taking a class solely to get a decent grade for GPA or recruitment purposes and not to actually learn anything, then you're thinking with a very short term mindset and will inevitably fail when applying these topics in practice.

With that being said, if there's anyone who can prepare you for the intermediate topics covered on the CPA it's definitely Woo. Professor Woo is BY FAR THE BEST PROFESSOR that I've had at UCLA. Her course is structured to cover 10 chapters, 4 of which were tested on the midterm (40%), and the rest on the final (60%). She assigns homework for each chapter which is all very similar to questions that you may see on the exam. Aside from this, she posts weekly lecture notes that you fill out in class as she teaches. The lecture notes are also extremely helpful in ensuring you understand the core concepts of the chapters and are very relevant to the material covered in the exams. There is an assigned textbook that is really only required for the homework problems; I only referred to the textbook for clarity once the entire quarter. Even as the Coronavirus caused us to switch to online classes, Professor Woo made herself readily available to anyone with questions and conducted two lectures through Zoom before the final exam, which only affirms her dedication to her students. Passing this class with a decent grade is, therefore, solely based on whether or not you want to apply yourself and actually do the homework and review the notes.

Professor Woo was more than willing and able to answer any of our questions during lectures, office hours, and emails. If the questions were beyond the scope of the class or not applicable to course material, she made it very clear that it was not something we needed to focus on. She was very patient with all of us; some students constantly bombarded her with questions after and before lectures and not once did I see her turn anyone away or lose her cool, despite the redundancy or ridiculousness of some of those questions - way more than I can say for some professors. Though I do admit that her exams were difficult, there was nothing on them that wasn't already covered in class or homework. On top of that, her curve is extremely generous - without it, I may have not gotten the grade that I finished the class with, which seemed to be the general consensus amongst most students.

My favorite thing about Woo was that, unlike nearly every other accounting professor I've taken, she kept her personal life and experiences both limited and relevant to class material. This may not sound like a big deal, but when professors try to use their life experience as an example in class, they often turn it into a 15-minute discussion about how they missed out on opportunities or helped their clients make a fortune, which means that they're clearly not teaching and are clearly stuck in the past. Not Woo. Woo taught and taught and taught until class was either over or she was done with the day's lecture notes. And when she brought up personal experiences, it always made the topic at hand clearer as it allowed us to see how things were applied in practice.

Professor Woo is awesome. She was tough but fair. She was focused and engaging. She does far more than you can ask for from a professor who has to teach such a tedious subject. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER to anyone who actually wants to learn and receive a good grade. Do the homework, review the lecture notes, and you should have no problem doing well in her class.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Dec. 11, 2022

Review for MGMT 124 (Advanced Accounting) since Bruinwalk doesn't seem to have that up yet and I thought it would be nice for future students to see at least 1 review for MGMT 124.

The class is way more difficult compared to intermediate accounting I and II. If you thought revenue recognition and deferred taxes are hard, you better be prepared to study even harder for consolidations.

Class structure: quiz every two weeks (5 quizzes total), one homework problem due every week (5 points total, 1 point for just turning in something), and extra credit (~2 points) for course evaluation. That being said, it is possible to get an A in this class because she curves, but make sure to do your best and keep up with the coursework. It gets easier after we finished the consolidation chapters (after week 6), but definitely a good course to take if you're interested in working in public accounting and want to get a CPA, work in investment banking or finance in mergers and acquisitions, or just like taking classes with Woo in general.

Also, to the person who said "anyone that has ambitions of working as an accountant or pursuing their CPA license and complains about the difficulty of a course or its respective workload has no grounds to complain and is really just in for a rude awakening once they begin working or studying for FAR alone. Quite frankly, if you're taking a class solely to get a decent grade for GPA or recruitment purposes and not to actually learn anything, then you're thinking with a very short term mindset and will inevitably fail when applying these topics in practice."

Not everyone taking accounting classes intends to take the CPA, and none of it really matters because accounting is way harder in school than in practice. And everyone takes classes for GPA and recruitment purposes.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: B
Jan. 1, 2020

The professor really cares about her students and very considerate. I had a hard time go through the final and she encourages me and helps me really a lot!

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
March 17, 2020

One of the worst lecturers in the accounting minor. Although I received an A in her class, I would never take her class again and would not recommend anyone to take her class.
-Weekly homework assignments roughly take 4 hours.
-Weekly readings are 80+ pages and she expects you to read each page in depth.
-Midterm and final exams are ridiculously hard, similar to Ravetch 1B exams. No multiple choice.
-She does not care if her students understand the material, she only cares to rush/finish her lecture and cram a large amount of material in each lecture.
-Lectures are unappealing and boring as she directly reads off her notes without clearly explaining the reasoning.
-She constantly showed up late to office hours.
-She does not give practice midterm or finals, and does not hold review sessions.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Feb. 18, 2021

Professor Woo is a wonderful professor. 10/10 recommend taking her class. The exams are very clear and fair. She's a very engaging lecturer and incredibly organized. If you watch all the lectures and attempt at least some of the homework you will be prepared. By far the best professor to take any accounting class with.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B
June 5, 2020

Definitely take Prof. Woo for any accounting course. Her background and expertise, and her dedication to student learning make her head and shoulders better than any other accounting professor at UCLA! During my MGMT 120B class with Prof. Woo, I finally felt as if I understood the "language" of accounting. She was very supportive of questions and clarifications during lecture and responsive via email, and was reasonable in terms of grading. She present value using excel instead of how other professors insist doing it via the hand written formula, and had engaging examples relevant to future CPAs! She provided excel amoritzation tables and you were allowed to use your notes (fill in the blank style, similar to Ravetch if you have had him) and a computer not connected to the internet during exams for things like excel or digitized notes. Would recommend Prof. Woo to any person who will be taking the CPA exam or going to a Big 4, 10/10!

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: N/A
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June 4, 2020

Very good professor. The class is well organized and it is clear what you need to do to be successful. Professor Woo is really nice and super approachable. In addition, she is very understanding and accomodating.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B+
March 24, 2020

Exams are challenging in this class because they’re open note/open book exams. Professor Woo lectures are clear and concise, but sometimes boring. She just has this really calm and almost monotone voice but obviously this isn’t a big deal. While the lectures notes and the class examples are mostly straight forward and appear simple, DON’T let this fool you. The exams are way more challenging and closer related to the textbook problems, which can become tedious if you wait until the last week to do them. It will drive you crazy because they can get repetitive! But this is honestly the best way to study. I found the midterm in particular to be very time crushed so try not to refer so often to your notes and just do them from memory and double check if you have time in the end. The final was online and I guess because this was very last minute, she made it extremely easy. It was almost pointless to have spent hours on hours studying for an exam that could have easily been aced without having done any hw. Of course, next quarter it will also be online, but by then she probably will change the difficulty since she has time to format a much harder test! I would recommend taking her if you can 8/10

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B+
March 18, 2020

Let me start off by saying that I've taken nearly every CPA applicable course that UCLA has to offer with a different professor each time. Accounting is not an easy subject, let alone intermediate accounting and courses beyond. So anyone that has ambitions of working as an accountant or pursuing their CPA license and complains about the difficulty of a course or its respective workload has no grounds to complain and is really just in for a rude awakening once they begin working or studying for FAR alone. Quite frankly, if you're taking a class solely to get a decent grade for GPA or recruitment purposes and not to actually learn anything, then you're thinking with a very short term mindset and will inevitably fail when applying these topics in practice.

With that being said, if there's anyone who can prepare you for the intermediate topics covered on the CPA it's definitely Woo. Professor Woo is BY FAR THE BEST PROFESSOR that I've had at UCLA. Her course is structured to cover 10 chapters, 4 of which were tested on the midterm (40%), and the rest on the final (60%). She assigns homework for each chapter which is all very similar to questions that you may see on the exam. Aside from this, she posts weekly lecture notes that you fill out in class as she teaches. The lecture notes are also extremely helpful in ensuring you understand the core concepts of the chapters and are very relevant to the material covered in the exams. There is an assigned textbook that is really only required for the homework problems; I only referred to the textbook for clarity once the entire quarter. Even as the Coronavirus caused us to switch to online classes, Professor Woo made herself readily available to anyone with questions and conducted two lectures through Zoom before the final exam, which only affirms her dedication to her students. Passing this class with a decent grade is, therefore, solely based on whether or not you want to apply yourself and actually do the homework and review the notes.

Professor Woo was more than willing and able to answer any of our questions during lectures, office hours, and emails. If the questions were beyond the scope of the class or not applicable to course material, she made it very clear that it was not something we needed to focus on. She was very patient with all of us; some students constantly bombarded her with questions after and before lectures and not once did I see her turn anyone away or lose her cool, despite the redundancy or ridiculousness of some of those questions - way more than I can say for some professors. Though I do admit that her exams were difficult, there was nothing on them that wasn't already covered in class or homework. On top of that, her curve is extremely generous - without it, I may have not gotten the grade that I finished the class with, which seemed to be the general consensus amongst most students.

My favorite thing about Woo was that, unlike nearly every other accounting professor I've taken, she kept her personal life and experiences both limited and relevant to class material. This may not sound like a big deal, but when professors try to use their life experience as an example in class, they often turn it into a 15-minute discussion about how they missed out on opportunities or helped their clients make a fortune, which means that they're clearly not teaching and are clearly stuck in the past. Not Woo. Woo taught and taught and taught until class was either over or she was done with the day's lecture notes. And when she brought up personal experiences, it always made the topic at hand clearer as it allowed us to see how things were applied in practice.

Professor Woo is awesome. She was tough but fair. She was focused and engaging. She does far more than you can ask for from a professor who has to teach such a tedious subject. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER to anyone who actually wants to learn and receive a good grade. Do the homework, review the lecture notes, and you should have no problem doing well in her class.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
Dec. 11, 2022

Review for MGMT 124 (Advanced Accounting) since Bruinwalk doesn't seem to have that up yet and I thought it would be nice for future students to see at least 1 review for MGMT 124.

The class is way more difficult compared to intermediate accounting I and II. If you thought revenue recognition and deferred taxes are hard, you better be prepared to study even harder for consolidations.

Class structure: quiz every two weeks (5 quizzes total), one homework problem due every week (5 points total, 1 point for just turning in something), and extra credit (~2 points) for course evaluation. That being said, it is possible to get an A in this class because she curves, but make sure to do your best and keep up with the coursework. It gets easier after we finished the consolidation chapters (after week 6), but definitely a good course to take if you're interested in working in public accounting and want to get a CPA, work in investment banking or finance in mergers and acquisitions, or just like taking classes with Woo in general.

Also, to the person who said "anyone that has ambitions of working as an accountant or pursuing their CPA license and complains about the difficulty of a course or its respective workload has no grounds to complain and is really just in for a rude awakening once they begin working or studying for FAR alone. Quite frankly, if you're taking a class solely to get a decent grade for GPA or recruitment purposes and not to actually learn anything, then you're thinking with a very short term mindset and will inevitably fail when applying these topics in practice."

Not everyone taking accounting classes intends to take the CPA, and none of it really matters because accounting is way harder in school than in practice. And everyone takes classes for GPA and recruitment purposes.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: B
Jan. 1, 2020

The professor really cares about her students and very considerate. I had a hard time go through the final and she encourages me and helps me really a lot!

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
March 17, 2020

One of the worst lecturers in the accounting minor. Although I received an A in her class, I would never take her class again and would not recommend anyone to take her class.
-Weekly homework assignments roughly take 4 hours.
-Weekly readings are 80+ pages and she expects you to read each page in depth.
-Midterm and final exams are ridiculously hard, similar to Ravetch 1B exams. No multiple choice.
-She does not care if her students understand the material, she only cares to rush/finish her lecture and cram a large amount of material in each lecture.
-Lectures are unappealing and boring as she directly reads off her notes without clearly explaining the reasoning.
-She constantly showed up late to office hours.
-She does not give practice midterm or finals, and does not hold review sessions.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
Feb. 18, 2021

Professor Woo is a wonderful professor. 10/10 recommend taking her class. The exams are very clear and fair. She's a very engaging lecturer and incredibly organized. If you watch all the lectures and attempt at least some of the homework you will be prepared. By far the best professor to take any accounting class with.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B
June 5, 2020

Definitely take Prof. Woo for any accounting course. Her background and expertise, and her dedication to student learning make her head and shoulders better than any other accounting professor at UCLA! During my MGMT 120B class with Prof. Woo, I finally felt as if I understood the "language" of accounting. She was very supportive of questions and clarifications during lecture and responsive via email, and was reasonable in terms of grading. She present value using excel instead of how other professors insist doing it via the hand written formula, and had engaging examples relevant to future CPAs! She provided excel amoritzation tables and you were allowed to use your notes (fill in the blank style, similar to Ravetch if you have had him) and a computer not connected to the internet during exams for things like excel or digitized notes. Would recommend Prof. Woo to any person who will be taking the CPA exam or going to a Big 4, 10/10!

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: N/A
June 4, 2020

Very good professor. The class is well organized and it is clear what you need to do to be successful. Professor Woo is really nice and super approachable. In addition, she is very understanding and accomodating.

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Overall Rating
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Easiness 3.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.2 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.8 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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