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. Visit our campus to learn more!
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.
Ranked in the top 5 among best colleges for hospitality and tourism in the world by CEOWorld magazine and in the ShanghaiRankings for research.
More than $225,000 in scholarships awarded annually
72 full-time faculty; 38 adjuncts; 64 staff
97% job placement rate upon graduation
4 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 in the hospitality industry. Many of them served in executive roles in restaurants, hotels, theme parks and attractions.
Meet the Faculty
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. 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.
Gisele Canova is an Instructor and Internship Coordinator at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Gisele is a skilled Hospitality professional with over 20 years of experience within the Tourism and Hospitality industry. She started her Tourism career organizing and guiding multilingual tours throughout Brazil and South America, but eventually realized that her passion was Hospitality where she went on to fulfill several operational roles for various companies, including Disney, Hilton, Loews Hotels, Orient-Express, and Sheraton.
Dr. Arthur Huang has an interdisciplinary background in engineering and tourism research. He is affiliated with both Rosen College of Hospitality Management and College of Engineering and Computer Science working on smart cities and smart tourism. He has B.S. in Mechanics and Automation, M.S. degrees in Urban Planning and Computer Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering focusing on transportation systems.
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.
Importance of Destination Marketing on Image and Familiarity
Jeannie Hahm, University of Central Florida
This study investigates the image and familiarity of Alabama as a tourism destination. More specifically, this study examined the difference in perceptions between visitors and non-visitors using quantitative and qualitative data to identify strengths and weaknesses of the image of Alabama.
Consumer-based brand equity of a destination: Perceptions of sports tourists and non-sports tourists
Asli Tasci, Jeannie Hahm and Deborah Breiter Terry, University of Central Florida
Destination authorities invest in sport venues and related infrastructure to attract sport events due to their influence on destination image and visitation. The current study conducted an online survey with a sample of the US population and compared Orlando’s CBBE from the perspectives of sport and non-sport tourists in general and those sport and non-sport tourists who have visited Orlando in the past.
Employer Application Open for Spring 2020 Career Fair
Attention: The date of the Spring Career Fair is set for Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Industry partners and employers who wish to apply to attend, please complete the following form: Spring 2020 UCF Rosen Career Fair Application
The application will close January 31st at 4 p.m.
Thank you to all our industry partners and employers who attended Career Fair fall 2019. We were ready to launch our careers and you helped us blast off and set the course to our futures. A photo album from Career Fair is available on the UCF Rosen College Facebook page. Share the memories.
In the News
2 from UCF’s Rosen College Honored by Tourism Scholars Academy
The academy, housed at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has fewer than 100 fellows worldwide.
Disney Aspire Graduate Plans to Continue Education at UCF
As one of 18 graduates in the first class of the program at UCF, Marissa Honka ’19 is already looking forward to returning to the university next summer to pursue her MBA for free thanks to the partnership.
How to Create Tasty, Healthy Meals on a College Budget
Which kitchen items and ingredients do you really need? How can you save money on groceries? UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management instructor Robb Seltzer answers these questions and more.