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:
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 nation by the 2022 ShanghaiRankings’ listing of 500 of the world’s top universities for hospitality and tourism programs in the world.
More than $225,000 in scholarships awarded annually
72 full-time faculty; 38 adjuncts; 64 staff
97% job placement rate upon graduation
5 Highly-respected research journals for hospitality and tourism and 1 research magazine
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 online Restaurant and Foodservice Management B.S. program has been ranked No. 8 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, read all about UCF’s top rankings, and we’re tops in the nation in the Shanghai Rankings. We welcome International Students. Visit this page to learn more. Study Here! Grow Here!
Meet the Faculty
Kayode D. Aleshinloye
Kayode D. Aleshinloye, Ph.D. received a Ph.D. in Recreation, Park, & Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (2015) and M.S. in Tourism Management at Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus (2009). Prior to that, Kayode had his Bachelor’s degree at University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria majoring in Home Science and Management (Nutrition & Dietetics Option, 2000). He is a lecturer of Event Management for the Department of Tourism, Events, and Attractions, at Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida.
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.
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.
As a French and Brazilian citizen, Dr. Bufquin has a multicultural background that has taken him to a variety of countries. Born in Singapore, he spent his first six years in Jakarta, Indonesia. Later, he moved to Paris, France, where he also lived for six years, before relocating to Brasilia, Brazil. After receiving his Baccalaureate in Economics and Social Science, he then began his hospitality education at the École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Switzerland, where he obtained an Associate of Science degree in International Hospitality Management.
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.
Assessing the effects of user-generated photos on hotel guests’ price, service quality, overall image perceptions and booking intention.
Ahmet Ozturk Ph.D., University of Central Florida
This study aims to examine the effects of user-generated photos (UGPs) and review valence (RV) on hotel guests' perceived service quality, perceived price, perceived overall image and booking intention. The interaction effects of UGPs and RV indicated that positive online hotel reviews with UGPs had higher impact on hotel guests' service quality, price, overall image perceptions and booking intention.
Destination image perception of Shenzhen: an analysis of discourse based on Chinese and Western visitors’ online reviews.
Fevzi Okumus, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
This study aims to analyze Chinese and Western visitors' on‐line reviews of Shenzhen under five dimensions: catering, accommodation, transportation, travel and shopping. Design/methodology/approach: This study used a multidimensional discourse analysis to assess visitors' experience, perception and emotional evaluations of Shenzhen in reviews on TripAdvisor.com.
UCF Rosen College is the cover story for the November 2022 issue of Higher Education Digest
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management is proud to announce that it has been chosen as one of the 10 Must Watch International Hospitality Management Institutes in 2022 by Higher Education Digest.
We’re the cover story in the November 2022 issue, with an article by Dean Youcheng Wang detailing the college’s unique offerings. You can find the complete magazine HERE. The article on UCF Rosen College is on pages 18-29. Below is an excerpt from the article about UCF Rosen College, the #1 college in the nation based on the Shanghai Rankings. Go Knights! Charge On!
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