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 undergraduate students, the college is one of the largest and fastest-growing hospitality programs in the nation.

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Ranked in the nation by the 2022 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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72 full-time faculty; 38 adjuncts; 64 staff

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97% job placement rate upon graduation

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5 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

Arthur Huang

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. 

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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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Yun Ying (Susan) Zhong

Dr. Yun Ying (Susan) Zhong is a member of the Disability Aging &Technology Cluster and an Assistant Professor at Rosen College of Hospitality Management at UCF. Since her appointment, she has helped develop the new Bachelor of Science degree in Senior Living Management and actively engaged with industry partners such as Florida Senior Living Association, Westminster Communities of Florida, Brookdale, Holiday Retirement, Harbor Chase, Legacy Point, and LIFE at UCF.

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Alan Fyall

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.

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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.  

What's New

Industry Partners and Employers, Register for Career Fair Spring 2023

It’s time for Industry Partners and Employers to register to recruit at the spring 2023 Career Fair. The portal is open and we are excited for you to join us at what will be our largest career fair ever. We have 109 booths this career fair. Inside and courtyard slots are available, but they are going fast. Reserve and pay for your space now to be here at UCF Rosen College to recruit the future leaders of the hospitality industry.

Industry partners and employers may register for the career fair HERE!   Registration deadline is January 31, 2023.

If you’re in event management, entertainment management, hospitality management, lodging and resort management, food and beverage management, cruises, airlines, destination marketing, theme parks and attractions, senior living management, recreation, and so much more, we want to see you here recruiting.

For more information contact:

Heather Pfingston,
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
UCF Career Services
(407) 903-8077
Heather.Pfingston@ucf.edu

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