About Us


A Hospitality College Unlike Any Other

With a record-setting 59 million visitors in 2013, Orlando, Florida has officially become the most visited destination in the United States, and its all thanks to its world-renowned hospitality and tourism industry. Located just minutes from some of the world’s top-rated attractions, resorts, restaurants, and convention spaces, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida provides students with an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the industry’s leading market. Situated in the heart of hospitality, Rosen College also looks like it belongs in a world-class destination: our 159,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, Mediterranean resort-style campus is the largest facility ever built for hospitality management education.

In addition to learning from our faculty of internationally-recognized experts, students benefit from our unparalleled industry partnerships that provide access to guest speakers, internships, memberships, scholarships, and networking opportunities that help stimulate successful careers in this exciting and booming industry.


“UCF’s Rosen College offers incredible professional development opportunities well before graduation. It helped jumpstart my career with Wyndham Hotel Group.”

- Katie Suga, ’04, Hospitality Management

A Global Reputation for Innovative Hospitality Education

The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management is a true innovator in hospitality education, offering six academic degrees, including the only Event Management degree of its kind, as well as the only standalone doctoral program in Hospitality Management in the state of Florida.

Undergraduate Degree Programs:
B.S., Event Management
B.S., Hospitality Management
B.S., Restaurant & Foodservice Management

Graduate Degree Programs:
M.S., Hospitality & Tourism Management
Ph.D., Hospitality Management
Ph.D., Hospitality Education (no longer accepting new candidates)

We offer a comprehensive list of courses that cover the entire spectrum of the hospitality industry; from theme parks and attractions to lodging operations and event planning to beer, wine and spirits management.


Learn from the Leaders of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Our faculty members represent more than 17 different countries and are known worldwide for their research, teaching skills and professional experience in the hospitality industry. Many of them served in executive roles in restaurants, hotels, theme parks and attractions.

They have also planned major conventions and events, and held leadership roles in numerous professional organizations. Working alongside our accomplished faculty, you will graduate with the latest knowledge, valuable work experience and industry connections.


“I had an excellent relationship with all my professors, and they all knew me by name.”

- Tina Jonli, ’09, Hospitality Management