ROBERT CHAMBERLAIN

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  • ACCOUNTING Instructor
  • ACCT 101, Practical Accounting
  • BUS 120, Introduction to Business
  • BS (Agricultural Econ/Business Mgmt), University of California, Davis
  • MBA, San Diego State University
  • CPA, California
  • VOICEMAIL: 760.757.2121 x1341
  • EMAIL: rchamberlain@miracosta.edu
Robert Chamberlain
ACCT 101 Class

Robert Chamberlain received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis, in Agricultural Economics/Business Management and earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from San Diego State University.  Robert is a CPA and first began teaching and working in accounting about 30 years ago, initially working in the San Diego office of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG) before opening his own accounting practice.  His clients were quite varied, ranging from restaurants to contractors to commercial fishermen, as well as retailers and professionals in different fields.  In addition to accounting, Robert has been very involved in the real estate industry, including developing and managing residential and commercial properties in California and Colorado, and has owned his own business for more than 20 years.

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SYLLABUS LINKS

BUS 120:1253 Spring 2014 (OCS)

BUS 120:1248 Fall 2013 (OCS)

ACCT 101:1428 Spring 2013 (SEC)

VIDEO LINKS

ACCT 101 Robert Chamberlain Pt1 Pt2

BUS 120 Introduction to Business Chapters for first two weeks of semester (PDFs):

BUSN-6: CH01 CH02

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Teaching Philosophy/Style and Class Management/Activities

Student participation is essential to the learning environment and to make a class enjoyable.  I want to hear from the students so I encourage questions but I also try to get students to answer each other’s questions because I believe trying to explain a concept to another student is often the best way to think through and learn that concept yourself.  I like to have frequent in-class assignments that students sometimes work on individually and other times complete in groups.  I want everyone to succeed and enjoy my classes but I also expect students to put in the work required to be a success.  Therefore, I expect students to have read the material before we discuss it in class to better understand and be able to participate in the discussions and to complete all assignments to the best of their abilities.