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Debanjana Dey

Assistant Professor

Department of International Hospitality and Service Innovation
Saunders College of Business

Office Hours
FINC 120 (Personal Financial Management): Tuesday 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM and Wednesday 4:30-5:30 PM HSPT 232 (Hospitality Real Estate Development): Monday and Wednesday 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM
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Debanjana Dey

Assistant Professor

Department of International Hospitality and Service Innovation
Saunders College of Business

Education

B.Sc. Statistics (Honors) from University of Calcutta, India; M.S. Mathematics from Florida State University; Ph.D. Business Administration (Finance) from University of Central Florida.

Bio

Dr. Debanjana Dey joined Rochester Institute of Technology in the Fall of 2023 as an Assistant Professor in the International Hospitality and Service Innovation department at Saunders College of Business. Prior to this, she completed her PhD in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Central Florida. She also holds a master’s degree in financial mathematics from Florida State University, in computational finance from Utkal University, India and a bachelor’s degree in statistics from University of Calcutta, India. Her research interests include housing market, urban economics, hospitality real estate and household finance. Her latest research work on housing market is forthcoming in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics

Currently Teaching

FINC-120
3 Credits
Examines financial decisions people must make in their personal lives. Covers personal taxation, housing and mortgages, consumer credit, insurance (including life, health, property and casualty), and retirement and estate planning. Also reviews the common financial investments made by individuals, including stocks, bonds, money market instruments and mutual funds. This class involves extensive use of the internet for access to information. (Students in the Finance Program may use this course only as a free elective, not as a course creditable towards the Finance Program.)
HSPT-232
3 Credits
Students will learn the criteria that owners and investors follow in developing hotel concepts and locating them in key markets where they will succeed. Students will also learn the steps in site selection, working with the trades in the design and construction phase, and turning the operation over to management. This course will provide the knowledge necessary to make key decisions regarding new construction, renovation, restoration, lease or ownership as well as the acquisition, repurposing, and disposition of assets. Students will also learn about the maintenance and upkeep of hospitality real estate.
HSPT-381
3 Credits
Predicting the future... Adapting to change... Connecting and communicating... Lifelong learning... A fundamental societal revolution is changing the nature of work and leisure. Explore the emerging and future work worlds, consumer trends, and the technologies that are changing the way society works. Emphasis is on technologies impacting the food, hotel and travel service industries. Technologies explored may include those associated with communication, information retrieval, imaging, marketing, employee training, product quality, production customization, customer service, security, health, entertainment, and customer interface, as time permits. Student teams will chart the flow of product/service systems and identify innovative technologies to enhance the quality of service and creatively meet the needs of customers and emerging trends. Individual and team web sites will be constructed.
HSPT-780
3 Credits
This course introduces students to the application of data analytical methods and software in the analysis and management of hospitality operations. The hospitality industry is among the most data-intensive industries and this course prepares students to identify, collect, and analyze data in support of organizational decision-making. Students will learn the application of data analytics in improving industry revenues, optimizing and managing marketing programs, and in human capital management.