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Florian Zach's Research Hospitality Business Management


Phone: (360) 546-9105
Fax: (360) 546-9037
Located in Classroom (VCLS) 308S
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, Noon – 1:00pm or by appointment (please email)
Support Staff: Andrea Julian


  • 2005 – 2009 — PhD in Business Administration, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1998 – 2003 — Master of Science, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2000 – 2001 — Erasmus Exchange Year, Università degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italy

Florian Zach Ph.D.

Hospitality Business Management is now also offered in Vancouver, WA to serve the SW Washington and the Greater Portland Metropolian Area. Please contact me for program, research and outreach related questions.

Also check out Iis Tussyadiah’s profile page. She is the second HBM faculty member, teaching HBM 494 & 495 and researching in the areas of consumer co-creation and the use of new technologies.

Most recently Dr. Tussyadiah and I won the Best Paper Award at the internationally most prestigeous tourism & technology conference, ENTER 2013.


Organizational research to assist hospitality & tourism firms to …

  • … develop new services.
  • … identify influential partners for new service development.
  • … understand consumers.


Course IDTitleMeeting TimeLocationSemester
HBM 280Hospitality SystemsTu,Th 1:25 - 2:40pmVUCB 221Spring
HBM 320Industry ExperienceFridays 12:10 - 3:00pmVCLS 308JSpring
HBM 381Hospitality Leadership & OrganizationTu,Th 12:00 - 1:15pmVUCB 221Spring
HBM 182Introduction to Hospitality ExperienceTu,Th 1:25 - 2:40pmVMMC 22Fall
HBM 280Hospitality SystemsTu,Th 10:35 - 11:50amVMMC 217Fall
HBM 491Operational AnalysisTu,Th 2:50 - 4:05pmVUCB 207Fall