Accounting and Information Systems Department

Welcome to the Department of Accounting and Information Systems homepage. We are committed to providing quality education, intellectual contributions, and service to El Paso and the West Texas region. The faculty and staff are committed to the two ideals of access and excellence. We aspire to act as an educational leader and model in Texas accounting and information systems education through the use of continuous improvement processes to ensure our graduates obtain the best possible education to be competitive in the global marketplace.

The Department offers BBA degrees in Accounting and Information Systems, a Master of Accountancy degree and a Certificate of Accountancy, and participates in the College’s Ph.D. in International Business. The College is accredited by AACSB International and the accounting programs hold separate accreditation by AACSB International. In the accounting field, the Department offers courses in financial, managerial, cost, federal income tax, accounting information systems and auditing. In the information systems field, the Department offers courses in management information systems, computer programming, database management, e-commerce, expert systems, and information security. Please contact us if you have any questions concerning our programs, faculty or the University.


aitp Congratulations to Giorgio Gotti, who was awarded the Journal of International Accounting Research (JIAR) Best Paper Award, in recognition of the best paper published in JIAR during the past five years. His article is titled “Classification Shifting in an International Setting: Investor Protection and Financial Analysts Monitoring.”
aitp AITP Dinner with the Dean, with Troy Markusson, Senior Director for Services and Operations at ADP. Also pictured are Dr. Laura Hall, Dr. Sid Glandon, Dean Nachtmann, and student members of the Association of Information Technology Professionals.
Jordan Lopez Congratulations to the El Paso Chapter of the TSCPA Outstanding Accounting Students for 2013: Karen Baca, Outstanding Senior, and Humberto Durón, Outstanding Junior. Pictured with Dr. Sid Glandon and Dr. Gary Braun.

From the Archives: Notable Achievements by Accounting Faculty

Bubbles, Human Judgment, and Expert Opinion (2002), Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller cites the work of Beach, Lee Roy, and Gary P. Braun. 1994. "Laboratory Studies of Subjective Probability: A Status Report." In Subjective Probability. Edited by George Wright and Peter Ayton. New York: Wiley.

Recent Highlights


September 2013

The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Wins Student Chapter Outstanding Performance Award

August 2013

Beta Alpha Psi Wins Prestigious Gold Chapter Award at National Conference

March 2013

Accounting Department earns Accounting Accreditation Maintenance by AACSB.

2013 COBA Teaching and Research Awards

Accounting Department Outstanding Research Award
Dr. Giorgio Gotti
Managerial Stock Ownership, Analyst Coverage, and Audit Fee
Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Excellence In Undergraduate Instruction by Faculty - Accounting
Hettie Houghton

Excellence In Undergraduate Instruction by Doctoral Students - Accounting
Gaurav Gupta

Excellence In Graduate Instruction - Accounting
Dr. Gary Braun

The College of Business Administration Recognizes
Dr. Gary Braun
for Excellence In Graduate Instruction




All Winners COBA Students at the BAP Regional Meeting in Dallas

Congratulations to members of UTEP’s chapters of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) and the Accounting Society (AS) who earned two first-place and one second-place finish during the 2013 BAP Southwest Regional Meeting in Dallas.

Deloitte sponsored three different Best Practices Presentations and COBA students won first place in two of the presentations and second place in the third one.

This a rare achievement and we would like to congratulate BAP and AS. The teams that placed first will compete again in August at the national conference in Los Angeles.



Accounting Faculty Publications - 2012/2014


Classification Shifting in an International Setting: Investor Protection and Financial Analysts Monitoring
The Journal of International Accounting Research
By Bruce K. Behn, Giorgio Gotti, Don Herrmann, and Tony Kang
Fall 2013

The Impact of Corporate Governance on the Financial Outcomes of Global Diversification
The International Journal of Accounting
By Feras M. Salama and Karl Putnam
September 2013

Do Investors Value a Firm's Commitment to Social Activities?
Journal of Business Ethics
By Waymond Rodgers, Hiu Lam Choy, and Andrés Guiral
2013

The Role of Social Values, Accounting Values and Institutions in Determining Accounting Conservatism
Management International Review
By Stephen B. Salter, Tony Kang, Giorgio Gotti, and Timothy S. Doupnik
November 2012

Framing, decision-aid systems, and culture: Exploring influences on fraud investigations.
The International Journal of Accounting Information Systems
By Esperanza Huerta, TerryAnn Glandon, and Yanira Petrides
June 2012

Managerial Stock Ownership, Analyst Coverage, and Audit Fee
Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance
By Giorgio Gotti, Sam Han, Julia L. Higgs, and Tony Kang
July 2012

Response to the discussion of “The Effect on Financial Reporting Quality of an Exemption from the SEC Reporting Requirements for Foreign Private Issuers”
The International Journal of Accounting
By Giorgio Gotti and S. Mastrolia
2012

The Effect on Financial Reporting Quality of an Exemption from the SEC Reporting Requirements for Foreign Private Issuers.
The International Journal of Accounting
By Giorgio Gotti and S. Mastrolia
2012

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