Coronavirus Updates: Click here for more information
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:
With more than 3,000 undergraduate students, the college is one of the largest and fastest-growing hospitality programs in the nation.
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.
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 17 different countries and are known worldwide for their research, teaching skills and professional experience. Many of them served in executive roles in restaurants, hotels, theme parks and attractions. Take a look at the Faculty Directory. Our programs are highly ranked because of our skilled faulty. Study.com has published its 2021 rankings, and University of Central Florida has been ranked #5 on our list 2021 Best Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management! Meet our faulty and learn why Rosen College is a top choice for higher education.
Meet the Faculty
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.
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.
Dr. Mehmet Altin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hospitality Services in the Rosen College at the University of Central Florida. He earned his PhD in Hospitality and Tourism Management in Pamplin Business College at the Virginia Tech and completed his master’s degree in the same department in 2011. He has a degree in Business Administration-Finance from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
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.
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.
Can “bad” stressors spark “good” behaviors in frontline employees? Incorporating motivation and emotion
Xiaoxiao Fu Ph.D., University of Central Florida
This study aims to investigate the antecedents of frontline employees' boundary-spanning behaviors in the hospitality industry. Anchored in transactional stress theory, affective events theory and motivation theories, a conceptual model was built to explore the impacts of hindrance stressors on boundary-spanning behavior.
Exploring a wine farm micro-cluster: A novel business model of diversified ownership
Robin Back, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
This paper uses a case example located in South Africa to examine how one privately owned business has created a highly successful 'micro-cluster' of authentic, experiential, and holistically synergistic attractions spread across two of its adjacent wine farms. This study demonstrates how 'micro-clustering' on wine farms, previously unexplored in the literature, can become a major revenue stream.
Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series - April 21 Live from Vienna
To honor Dr. Abraham Pizam, founding dean of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management on the 50th anniversary of his achieving his Ph.D., the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series will take a look at the evolution of the hospitality and tourism industry through the eyes of some of the pioneers in this field of education.
Join us on Wedensday,Apr 21, 2021, 9:30 AM Eastern Time (NYC, USA):
Dr. Josef A. Mazanec, Professor at the Department of Tourism and Service Management at MODUL University Vienna and professor emeritus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).
Presentation: 40 years of tourism research: Some methodological issues to think about
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
International numbers available: https://ucf.zoom.us/u/aCilk9nqg
Learn more about the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on the website.
In the News
UCF’s Hospitality School Ranks Among World’s Top 5 — Again
For the fifth time, UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management is ranked among the top five in the world by the CEOWorld magazine.
2021 Founders’ Day Honorees
The annual recognition celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of our faculty members and students.
UCF Hosts Spring Graduation Celebration, April 30 to May 8
The schedules for the Spring 2021 celebration are now available for both Grad Walk and the In-Person Commencement.