Why Choose Rosen College of Hospitality Management?

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, located in Orlando, Florida, offers students an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the heart of hospitality. Named the nation’s #1 college for research and hospitality education by the 2022 ShanghaiRankings’ survey, UCF Rosen College is committed to providing an environment where we educate the next generation of industry leaders through internationally-recognized faculty, innovative academic programs, cutting-edge research, and strong industry and community partnerships, while delivering a global perspective on hospitality management, event management, entertainment management, lodging and restaurant management, and senior living management. Tour our Campus in this Video , See What Students and Industry Partners Have to Say About this Unique College Experience , Find Out What Makes Our Programs Special and Learn More About Admissions!

The most comprehensive program of its kind with degrees in:

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

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Ranked in the United States by the 2023 ShanghaiRankings’ listing of 500 of the world’s top universities for hospitality and tourism programs in the world.

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More than $225,000 in scholarships awarded annually

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68 full-time faculty; 18 adjuncts; 31 staff

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97% job placement rate upon graduation

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8 Highly-respected research journals for hospitality and tourism and 1 research magazine

Internationally Renowned
and Represented

Our faculty members represent 18 different countries and are recognized globally for their research, teaching skills and professional experience. Take a look at the Faculty Directory and learn why Rosen College is a top choice for higher education. Our programs are highly ranked because of our skilled faculty. Our Restaurant and Foodservice Management B.S. program is ranked No. 8 in the nation for Best Online Business Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report. Read all about UCF’s top rankings.  We’re also tops in the nation in the Shanghai Rankings. We welcome International Students. Visit this page to learn more.  Study Here! Grow Here!

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Meet the Faculty

Suja Chaulagain

Dr. Suja Chaulagain joined UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management as an Assistant Professor in August 2019. Dr. Chaulagain’s work experience spans over diverse fields of hospitality management, health care management, hospital administration and retail and she served in various management positions at hospitals, health clinics, restaurants and retail companies. She teaches courses in the Senior Living Management BS degree program.

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Fevzi Okumus

Dr. Fevzi Okumus is the CFHLA Preeminent Chair Professor within the Hospitality Services Department at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. He joined the Rosen College in 2005. He was the founding Chair of the Hospitality Services Department from 2007-2013. He received his PhD in Strategic Hotel Management from Oxford Brookes University, UK. He has a Master of Science degree in International Hotel Management from Oxford Brookes University, UK and a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality and tourism from Cukurova University, Turkey.

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Xiaoxiao Fu

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.

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Gisele Canova

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.

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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. Research currently featured includes articles published in 2021 and 2022, and also articles from the Rosen Research Review magazine, which can be read HERE.  The full gamut of research conducted by Rosen College Faculty may be found on STARS.  

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News!

7TH WORLD RESEARCH SUMMIT FOR HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

Resilience, Recovery, and Reshaping

8-11 December 2023 | Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando Florida, USA

We are very excited to bring you back to the World Research Summit, face to face, to the beautiful UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management in the Sunshine State of Florida! Visit the conference website.

Exciting news! The ninth issue of the Rosen Research Review, presented by UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management in partnership with Research Features, is out now. Delve into 12 new research-based articles for insightful reads.
Check it out today!

 

In the News

Cynthia Mejia Named Dean of Rosen College

Mejia joined UCF as a faculty member in 2013, bringing with her 20 years of industry experience in food and beverage and hotel operations management.

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UCF Professor Shares Tourism Insight with United Nations

In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week, Rosen College Professor Robertico Croes reflects on a presentation he gave related to the observances’ theme this year, which is how travel is vital to economic vitality and the well-being of people.

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Celebrating Graduate Excellence in Research, Mentorship, and Scholarship at UCF

Recognizing students and faculty for their outstanding contributions to the UCF community.

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