School of Business

Gaurav Gupta, Ph.D., CMA

Assistant Professor

Gaurav Gupta, Ph.D., CMA Assistant Professor
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  • Ph.D., University of Texas, El Paso, 2013
  • M.B.A., Pepperdine University, 2009
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honors), University of Delhi, India, 2006


Dr. Gaurav Gupta is an Assistant Professor of Business and teaches accounting courses in the BBA, MBA, and MSF programs at PLU.  He is primarily interested in cross-cultural behavioral accounting research.  Specifically, he has a series of working papers on relevant accounting topics such as the interpretation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) by accountants in culturally different countries, impact of culture on Balanced Scorecard adoption in companies, and mediating role of emotional intelligence in the auditor-client negotiations.

He is also an advisor to the Beta Alpha Psi chapter and a Campus Advocate for CMA (Certified Management Accountant) program at PLU.  Prior to joining PLU, he taught a variety of accounting courses at the University of Texas at El Paso and received an award for excellence in undergraduate instruction.  He earned his PhD from the University of Texas at El Paso, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from the University of Delhi, India.  He also holds CMA designation from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).  Dr. Gupta passed Level I of the CFA Program.

He lives in Tacoma and enjoys playing tennis and hiking.