Robert Gallagher

Clinical Faculty, Accounting

gall7441@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-5172

2115 Summit Ave
McNeely Hall 343
St. Paul, MN 55105

B.S.B.A., Accounting, Creighton University
M.B.A., International Business, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management

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Bob Gallagher joined the faculty from industry. He spent 12 years in public accounting with KPMG before joining a small public high-tech manufacturing company where he became the chief financial officer. Gallagher subsequently was CFO at three other public high-tech manufacturing companies, most recently at Stratasys, Inc., a 3-D printing company where he was executive vice president and CFO. As an instructor, he focuses on helping his students understand that accounting is the language of business and is used throughout the organization to communicate not only results, but also needs, priorities and many other business decisions. Throughout his industry career, Gallagher worked closely with entrepreneurs on turning technical innovations into commercial success. His goal is to bring his practical experience into the classroom.

Equally important to Gallagher is instilling an ethical framework for his students to make decisions. He believes business is not just about achieving commercial success, but doing so in an ethical and forthright manner.

Gallagher received a B.S.B.A. from Creighton University, where he majored in accounting. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management with an emphasis on international business. He is also a member of the Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu.

Fall 2018 Courses
Fall 2018 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 317 - 01 Cost Accounting - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 236
Description of course Cost Accounting : CRN: 42866 4 Credit Hours
A rigorous study is made of the elements of product costs, including job, process, standard, and variable costing systems and procedures. A managerial emphasis is added through inclusion of cost-volume-profit relationships, budgeting techniques, and other selected topics. Prerequisites: ACCT 215
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ACCT 317 - 02 Cost Accounting - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 MCH 234
Description of course Cost Accounting : CRN: 42867 4 Credit Hours
A rigorous study is made of the elements of product costs, including job, process, standard, and variable costing systems and procedures. A managerial emphasis is added through inclusion of cost-volume-profit relationships, budgeting techniques, and other selected topics. Prerequisites: ACCT 215
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ACCT 565 - 721 Adv. Managerial Decisions - T - - - - - 1800 - 2100 MCH 115
Description of course Adv. Managerial Decisions : CRN: 42869 1.5 Credit Hours
This course studies costing decisions within various organizations requiring analysis and summarization of data. There will be a heavy emphasis on writing persuasive memos requiring the participant to make recommendations and support their conclusions. The course will also include a SAP manufacturing simulation in order to familiarize participants with ERP software and its use within a manufacturing organization. Prerequisite: None
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ACCT 720 - 201 Cost Accounting - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 MCH 111
Description of course Cost Accounting : CRN: 43061 3 Credit Hours
This course is a study of cost accounting, cost behavior, cost accumulation and cost measurement, including their impact on managerial decision-making. Topics include operations planning and budgeting; standard, variable and fixed costs; overhead analysis; cost-volume-profit relationships; capital budgeting; purchasing and inventory control; job order and process costing; responsibility accounting; productivity; and quality measurement. Prerequisite: ACCT 605 or ACCT 625.
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J-Term 2019 Courses
J-Term 2019 Courses
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Spring 2019 Courses
Spring 2019 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 215 - 04 Managerial Accounting - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 238
Description of course Managerial Accounting : CRN: 21998 4 Credit Hours
This course is designed to give students an understanding of how accounting and business information is used in planning, budgeting, decision-making, and performance evaluation. Prerequisite: ACCT 210
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ACCT 215 - 05 Managerial Accounting - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 238
Description of course Managerial Accounting : CRN: 21999 4 Credit Hours
This course is designed to give students an understanding of how accounting and business information is used in planning, budgeting, decision-making, and performance evaluation. Prerequisite: ACCT 210
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ACCT 215 - 06 Managerial Accounting - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 115
Description of course Managerial Accounting : CRN: 22000 4 Credit Hours
This course is designed to give students an understanding of how accounting and business information is used in planning, budgeting, decision-making, and performance evaluation. Prerequisite: ACCT 210
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ACCT 215 - 07 Managerial Accounting - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 115
Description of course Managerial Accounting : CRN: 22001 4 Credit Hours
This course is designed to give students an understanding of how accounting and business information is used in planning, budgeting, decision-making, and performance evaluation. Prerequisite: ACCT 210
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Distinguished Service Faculty, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2013 - present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis / St. Paul (2013 - 2013)
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Stratasys, Inc, Eden Prairie (2005 - 2013)
  • Chief Financial Officer, Intricon, Shoreview (2002 - 2005)
  • Chief Financial Officer, Visionics Corporation, Minnetonka (2000 - 2002)
  • Chief Financial Officer, TSI Incorporated, Shoreview (1989 - 2000)
  • Senior Manager, KPMG, LLP, Minneapolis (1977 - 1989)

Professional Service
  • Brightside Produce,
  • Street Factory Media,

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Research Interests

Awards and Honors
  • Accounting Faculty of the Year, UST Accounting Club, 2016

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