Why Choose Rosen College of Hospitality Management?
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, located in Orlando, Florida, #1 tourist destination in America, offers students an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the heart of hospitality. Named the nation’s best, and No. 2 in world, the hospitality college has consistently moved up in the ShanghaiRankings’ survey over the last three years. We educate the next generation of industry leaders through internationally-recognized faculty, innovative academic programs, cutting-edge research and strong industry and community partnerships who deliver a global perspective on hospitality, event management, entertainment management, restaurant and foodservice management, lodging, senior living management and tourism. Tour our Campus in this Video , See What Makes Our Programs Special and Learn More About Admissions!
The most comprehensive program of its kind with degrees in:
With more than 3,000 undergraduate students, the college is one of the largest and fastest-growing hospitality programs in the nation.
Rated in the nation by the 2020 ShanghaiRankings’ listing of 500 of the world’s top universities for hospitality and tourism programs in the world; 2nd globally.
More than $225,000 in scholarships awarded annually
72 full-time faculty; 38 adjuncts; 64 staff
97% job placement rate upon graduation
5 Highly-respected research journals for hospitality and tourism and 1 research magazine
Our faculty members represent 17 different countries and are known worldwide for their research, teaching skills and professional experience. Many of them served in executive roles in restaurants, hotels, theme parks and attractions. Take a look at the Faculty Directory. Our programs are highly ranked because of our skilled faulty. Study.com has published its 2021 rankings, and University of Central Florida has been ranked #5 on our list 2021 Best Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management! Meet our faulty and learn why Rosen College is a top choice for higher education.
Meet the Faculty
Kayode D. Aleshinloye
Kayode D. Aleshinloye, Ph.D. received a Ph.D. in Recreation, Park, & Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (2015) and M.S. in Tourism Management at Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus (2009). Prior to that, Kayode had his Bachelor’s degree at University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria majoring in Home Science and Management (Nutrition & Dietetics Option, 2000). He is a lecturer of Event Management for the Department of Tourism, Events, and Attractions, at Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida.
Dr. Marissa Orlowski joined the faculty of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management in August 2016. She received her Ph.D. in Hospitality Management, as well as a Certificate in Advanced Quantitative Methodologies in Educational and Human Sciences from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Orlowski also has an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Management from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a B.A. in Hospitality Management from Michigan State University. Dr. Orlowski’s academic career is preceded by over 15 years of restaurant, bar, and catering management experience in the hos
Dr. Xiaoxiao Fu holds a Ph.D. degree in Tourism Management from Purdue University, a Master’s degree in Marketing from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from China’s Peking University. Prior to her academic appointments, Dr. Fu has several years of industry experience in market research and marketing communications.
Dr. Alan Fyall is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Visit Orlando Endowed Chair, the Interim Chair of the Tourism, Events and Attractions Department and Graduate Programs’ Director at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, and is a member of UCF’s National Center for Integrated Coastal Research. Dr. Fyall is also Interim Chair for the Touism, Events and Attractions Department. He has published widely in the areas of tourism and destination marketing and management including 22 books.
Cutting-edge Hospitality and Tourism Research
The active research contribution of UCF’s Rosen College faculty, which represents the broad spectrum of the hospitality management industry, are well recognized and respected by their peers, making UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management one of the most influential and cutting-edge voices in hospitality and tourism research and education. Research currently featured includes articles published in September and October 2020 and also articles from the Rosen Research Review magazine, which can be read HERE. You can read the complete September and October 2020 research article list HERE. The full gamut of research conducted by Rosen College Faculty may be found on STARS.
An Integrated Behavioral Model for Medical Tourism: An American Perspective
Suja Chaulagain Ph.D., University of Central Florida
This study aims to develop and test a theoretical model that predicts individuals' intention to engage in medical tourism. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was performed to test the study hypotheses by using data collected from 246 US residents.
Covid-19 and small lodging establishments: A break-even calibration analysis (CBA) model
Manuel Rivera, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
This study employed a breakeven (BC) analysis to examine the pandemic's opportunity cost and the financial resilience efforts that SLEs should undertake to bounce back or bounce forward. This study analyzes the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on SLEs and draws an authentic and rigorous outlook in terms of the SLEs financial and operational performance.
Rosen Research Review Summer 2021
Your summer reading is here! The fourth issue of the Rosen Research Review, a publication of UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, in partnership with Research Features, is ready. Click HERE to read Summer 2021 issue NOW!
We have a great deal of research and information to share with you as well as the thoughts of Jared Meyer, Chairman on Legacy Vacation Resorts where sustainability is key to the tourism and hospitality experience. This magazine is based on research that focuses on subjects that are impacting the hospitality and tourism industry right now and its stakeholders, including guests who use the industry’s services.
The Summer 2021 issue of the Rosen Research Review magazine is available electronically. You may read, save, bookmark and share the content. Read and enjoy learning about the latest research in a fun and exciting way.
In the News
UCF Hospitality and Transportation Programs Rank Among World’s Best
UCF came in No. 2 in the world for hospitality and tourism management and No. 33 in the world for transportation science and technology, according to this year’s global ShanghaiRanking list.
Planning to Travel this Summer? Here’s What to Expect
UCF travel expert Alan Fyall shares his outlook for 2021 — what he predicts to be the “Road Trip Summer.”
UCF Hosts Spring Graduation Celebration, April 30 to May 8
The schedules for the Spring 2021 celebration are now available for both Grad Walk and the In-Person Commencement.