Set in the heart of the tourism capital of the world, Orlando, Florida, for more than 30 years Rosen College has cultivated strong relationships with globally recognized hospitality and tourism industry partners, providing students unparalleled opportunities to apply classroom education in real-world settings through research and academic internships.
The faculty of the college — an international roster of award-winning scholars and former industry executives representing 17 countries — are renowned for cutting-edge research, making Rosen College one of the most influential hospitality management research institutions in the country. The college is also the largest of its kind in the country, with more than 3,500 students in four undergraduate programs, with two minors, two graduate programs, and two graduate certificate , as well as Florida’s only stand-alone doctoral program in Hospitality Management, which is one of only a handful in the nation. Courses are offered at a state-of-the-art campus, based among the industries where the students and graduates make their careers.
As a recognized leader in hospitality management education and research at the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies, Rosen College launches the Hospitality Technology & Innovation Lab with the potential to transform the hospitality industry.
The benefits of this project to the hospitality industry and the greater community are numerous, but several specific objectives include:
- Provide hospitality technology training programs and consulting services for industry partners
- Address issues in hospitality technology through research and development and by hosting conferences and seminars
- Increase student interest in hospitality technology and better prepare students for hospitality careers through hands-on training
- Develop curriculum and advanced teaching methods using technology