A student writes:

This class was not strange to me. This was the most sensible class I have taken during grad school. The strangest thing is that the focus has been on our learning - our basic understanding of risk, costs, incentives, and using critical thinking to consider the implications of different decisions - more so than right or wrong answers. This has been strange because we are not taught this way at Ross, or more broadly, at all. It has been strange to have a professor genuinely push students to think, grow, and engage in a class where the culture goes against that. That this is done in Winter B for (mostly) graduating students is impressive too. That the surveys are topical to the date, the cases are older than the students, and the lecture hour glides with the flow of conversation - this has been strange.

To me, this has been the closest to what I envision a course at HBS would feel like (I've attended class at HBS before), minus the pomp and filler. It has been a pure learning experience. That we have been pushed to have awareness of current events, and culture, and history, and have been pushed to not think about business, but think about people and emotions - this has been strange. Not because it's strange, but because it is NOT strange and yet feels foreign. I have enjoyed this course immensely as well as getting to know you. I greatly appreciate that you take an interest in most students, and specifically in me and the things that I am working on and/or care about/am worried about. Business school is very surface level (not all the time) and transactional, and it has been strange to connect in a real way. I have learned a ton in this class, most of which has nothing to do with cost allocation. I have retained a ton during this class, a lot of which has to do with cost allocation. I have given what I can to keep up despite a ton of competing priorities scholastically and personally, because I have wanted to give as much as I feel I have received.

Ok, enough of the MBA2 feelings coaster. The real strangest thing in this class was that you requested I re-create the cost accounting model from Lehigh Steel case before we met to talk about Open Road and more so that I did it, correctly, and made sure to understand it rather than use your printed version. It took about an hour (that I didn't have) and I needed to do it because I'm likely going to be doing allocation and variance analysis for a while to come. But, what the hell? That is not the way to schedule office hours.

Another student writes:

Total waste of my money.