Why Choose Rosen College of Hospitality Management?

There is no better place to learn about hospitality than in the #1 tourist destination in America. Our college is the most modern and technologically advanced facility ever built for hospitality management education. You’ll learn from our diverse, international faculty and interact and connect with industry partners who give you a global perspective on hospitality, event management, entertainment management and tourism.

The most comprehensive program of its kind with degrees in:

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With more than 3,000 undergraduate students, the college is one of the largest and fastest-growing hospitality programs in the nation.

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Ranked in the top 5 among best colleges for hospitality and tourism in the world by CEOWorld magazine.

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More than $325,000 in scholarships awarded annually

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72 full-time faculty; 35 adjuncts; 64 staff

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97% job placement rate upon graduation

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Faculty h-index range of 36-56, 1% of all hospitality and tourism faculty in the world

Internationally Renowned
and Represented

Our faculty members represent 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.

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Meet the Faculty

Mehmet Altin

Dr. Mehmet Altin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hospitality Services in the Rosen College at the University of Central Florida. He earned his PhD in Hospitality and Tourism Management in Pamplin Business College at the Virginia Tech and completed his master’s degree in the same department in 2011. He has a degree in Business Administration-Finance from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

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Marissa Orlowski

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

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Alan Fyall

Dr. Alan Fyall is Orange County Endowed Professor of Tourism Marketing 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. He has published widely in the areas of tourism and destination marketing and management including 22 books.

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Arthur D. Sims, II

Arthur Sims is a graduate of Morehouse College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1990). He completed his law degree at Cornell University Law School (J.D., 1994).  Subsequently, he was involved in further study at University of Central Florida and the Rosen College of Hospitality Management (2001-2002, 2004-2006). Mr. Sims has diverse legal and business experience in the areas of general corporate, sports and entertainment, media and technology, hospitality and gaming as well as intellectual property law and hospitality related real estate development transactions.

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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.

What's New

Summer Reading: A New Magazine!

Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, in partnership with Research Features, is proud to announce the release of the first issue of the Rosen Research Review. The magazine reflects the changing times in hospitality research and academia as the college works in collaboration with its industry partners to address their needs and share knowledge gained in analyzing the ever-changing industry.

Each article speaks to a different segment of the hospitality industry and introduces experts in the field who are members of the Rosen College faculty. Industry experts and thought leaders are also profiled.

Issues will be distributed twice annually. To read the Rosen Research Review visit: https://hospitality.ucf.edu/rosen-research-review/

In the News

New UCF Parking Policy to Take Effect July 1

Beginning July 1, a new policy for parking on UCF campuses will go into effect to promote campus safety and parking technology. This new technology requires all vehicles to park nose-in and plate-out. No back-in or pull-through parking is permitted in any parking garages and surface lots within UCF’s main, downtown, health sciences, and Rosen School of Hospitality Management campuses. In…

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Disney, UCF Team Up to Offer Free Tuition for Cast Members

Today, Disney announced the addition of the University of Central Florida to its groundbreaking Disney Aspire education investment program, which offers 100 percent free tuition to eligible employees and Cast Members. Disney and UCF are teaming up to expand educational opportunities for Disney’s hourly workforce, making it easier for them to pursue their dreams and fulfill their career ambitions. Since…

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UCF Rosen College Launches Research Focused Magazine

Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, in partnership with Research Features, has released the first issue of the Rosen Research Review. The magazine reflects the changing times in hospitality research and academia as the college works in collaboration with its industry partners to address their needs and share knowledge gained in analyzing the ever-changing industry.…

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