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

David Black

Dr. David Black has served as an instructor and lecturer at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida since 2009. Black has more than 30 years of experience in fine wine and spirits, including an intensive, five-year Master of Wine Program, studying viticulture, winery techniques, business, blind tasting and evaluation. He has also traveled extensively to major wine regions in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and California.

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Youcheng Wang

Dr. Youcheng Wang is a Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Research at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at University of Central Florida. His teaching area includes destination marketing and management, information system management, technology and e-commerce strategy, and research methods in hospitality and tourism.

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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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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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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

The Smart Conference

Don’t miss the 1st International Conference on Smart Tourism and Enabling Technologies (The Smart Conference), May 1-4, 2019. Jointly organized by the Rosen College of Hospitality Management (RCHM) and the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF), the conference takes place in Orlando, Florida, – one of the top-visited cities in the world – and will provide an interactive worldwide forum for attendees from academia, industry and government. See the The Smart Conference Schedule and Register TODAY!

In the News

UCF’s Rosen College Ranks Among World’s Top 5 Again

For the third consecutive year, UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management is ranked among the top five best hospitality and hotel management schools in the world by CEOWorld magazine. Although the college opened just 15 years ago, it managed to be ranked among decades-old programs such as Switzerland’s Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne and the School of […]

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UCF Instructor Offers Insight on Fyre and Other Festivals

Anyone who’s watched the Fyre Festival promo video probably would tell you there’s no way this event could happen—well, at least now they would. The video was released in January 2017  to announce an immersive music festival experience that would take place in the Bahamian island of Great Exuma during two weekends. Event organizers promised thousands […]

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The 30 Best Photos of 2018

Jan. 1 –  After UCF completed their first perfect football season and a 34-27 defeat over Auburn at the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl, former UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin ’16 admires the championship trophy. Shaquem made history in April when he became the first one-handed player to be drafted in the NFL, joining his brother Shaquill Griffin ’16 on the Seattle […]

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