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

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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Marissa Orlowski

Dr. Marissa Orlowski joined the faculty of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management in August 2016. She received her Ph.D. in Hospitality Management, as well as a Certificate in Advanced Quantitative Methodologies in Educational and Human Sciences from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Orlowski also has an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Management from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a B.A. in Hospitality Management from Michigan State University. Dr. Orlowski’s academic career is preceded by over 15 years of restaurant, bar, and catering management experience in the hos

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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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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

Women's Hospitality Leadership Forum!

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management proudly presents the 3rd Women’s Hospitality Leadership Forum, Performance Driven, on Friday, March 29, 2019. The Forum is open to students, faculty, and hospitality industry professionals for a day. of inspirational and purposeful content, aimed toward elevating both the current and next generation of women hospitality executives.  Visit the website and Register for the Women’s Hospitality Leadership Forum today!

In the News

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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Watch out for Fake Online Reviews During the Busy Holiday Travel Season

Travelers looking to book hotels or try out a new restaurant while vacationing this holiday season should be wary of fake reviews. According to new research from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management, social media has created a rich resource for travelers, but it has also created a field of fakers […]

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