Business and Information Technology

Tim Kober

Tim Kober

ELC 319
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Tim is a life long resident of Montana. He completed his post secondary education at the University of Montana - Missoula earning bachelors degrees in accounting and economics, a masters degree in business administration, and a doctorate in educational leadership. His professional certifications include; Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA), and Certified in Financial Management (CFM). He started teaching as a graduate student and returned to teaching full time after spending time in industry working in public accounting. Tim has been married to the former Valerie Clark for 17 years and has three sons; Michael, Alex, and Andrew.

Research Interests

  • Accounting education: are academic institutions meeting the needs of the accounting profession
  • Designing business capstone course
  • Developing metrics for faculty promotion and tenure decisions
  • Business valuation

Non-Research Academic Interests

Improving and developing business curriculum.

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Rose and Anna Busch Faculty Achievement Award, 2003
  • Montana Tech Outstanding Achievement Award, 1996

Career in Brief

  • Professor, Business, Montana Tech 1989 - present
  • Department Head, Department of Business and Information Technology, 2007- present
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Montana, 1987
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA), 1995
  • Certified In Financial Management (CFM), 1997

Courses Taught

  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Income Tax
  • Strategic Management
  • Principles of Microeconomics

Selected Publications

Redesigning a Capstone Class, from the Perspective of the Student (2011), The Montana Professor, Fall 2011.

Redesigning a Capstone Class using Simulations, Case Studies and Critical Thinking. Co-authored with Gordon Flanders (2011), Presented at the Fall Conference of the Marketing Management Association, St. Louis, Missouri, September 2011.

Development and Presentation of the Interdisciplinary Course Petroleum Project Evaluation: Integrating Entrepreneurial and Business Concepts into a Petroleum Engineering Curriculum. (2006), Presented at the annual conference.

Personal Interests

Most anything outdoors.