Why Choose Rosen College of Hospitality Management?

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, located in Orlando, Florida, #1 tourist destination in America, offers students an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the heart of hospitality. Named the nation’s best, and No. 2 in world, the hospitality college has consistently moved up in the ShanghaiRankings’ survey over the last three years. We educate the next generation of industry leaders through internationally-recognized faculty, innovative academic programs, cutting-edge research and strong industry and community partnerships who deliver a global perspective on hospitality, event management, entertainment management, restaurant and foodservice  management, lodging, senior living management and tourism. Tour our Campus in this Video , See 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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Rated in the nation by the 2020 ShanghaiRankings’ listing of 500 of the world’s top universities for hospitality and tourism programs in the world; 2nd globally.

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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

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Our faculty members represent 17 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.  Study.com places us #5 on the list for 2021 Best Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management 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!

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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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Carissa Baker

Dr. Carissa Baker studies theme parks and attractions from a variety of perspectives, including their characteristics as art, business, culture, and technology. Dr. Baker’s industry experience includes years in operations at Disney and Universal on both coasts, consulting on theme park projects in a few countries, and facilitation of educational seminars for attraction designers. She is a member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), TEA NextGen, the TEA NextGen Committee, and the TEA Academic Network,

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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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Cynthia Mejia

Dr. Cynthia Mejia is an Associate Professor and the Interim Chair of the Department of Foodservice and Lodging Management.  Dr. Mejia served as a faculty member in this department at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management since 2013. Dr. Mejia has over 20 years of industry experience in F&B and hotel operations management, primarily working for luxury brands both in the U.S. and in Singapore.

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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 September and October 2020 and also articles from the Rosen Research Review magazine, which can be read HERE. You can read the complete September and October 2020 research article list HERE. The full gamut of research conducted by Rosen College Faculty may be found on STARS.  

What's New

In Case You Missed It... Watch the 2021 State of the College and the Scholarship Award Ceremony 2021-2022

If you were unable to join us in-person, or for the livestream, you can still watch the State of the College Address, delivered by Dean Youcheng Wang on Wednesday, October 13 at 9 a.m. Hear updates on where the college has been in the past year, where it’s going, and see our new college video, “We Are Rosen College”. You may watch the 2021 State of the College via the Rosen College YouTube Channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zFxNkGaHPU .

You may also watch the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management Scholarship Awards Ceremony, originally presented at  4p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021. We awarded about $250,000 in internal scholarships to almost 150 deserving Rosen College undergrad students. We also recognized our generous donors for their contributions and for the many external scholarship opportunities provided. Access the Scholarship Award Ceremony on the Rosen College YouTube Channel via this link: https://youtu.be/we6-V7-C8lE .

You can access the keepsake scholarship program for the event HERE!

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