Dean: Youcheng Wang
9907 Universal Boulevard, Suite 231 Orlando, FL 32819;
Associate Dean: Robertico Croes;
9907 Universal Boulevard, Suite 231; 407-903-8071
Associate Dean: Alan Fyall;
9907 Universal Boulevard, Suite 231; 407-903-8071
Assistant Dean: Manuel Rivera;
9907 Universal Boulevard, Suite 272; 407-903-8071
Orlando Campus Academic Advising:
Classroom Building I, 302H; 407-823-1112
Rosen Campus Academic Advising:
9907 Universal Boulevard, Suite 201; 407-903-8056
Faculty: Aleshinloye, Altin, Alvarez, Back, Baker, Bliznik, Breiter, Brinkman, Bufquin, Croes, Eddy, Fjelstul, Florsheim, Fridrich, Fyall, Fu, Gregory, Hagglund, Hahm, Hancer, Hara, Holm, Hua, Huang, Hutchinson, Judy, Jung, Kang, Kaufman, Kizildig, Kwun, Lavendol, Logan, Macy, Mejia, Milman, Murphy, Nalley, Okumus B., Okumus, F., Orlowski, Ozturk, Park, Pizam, Richards, Ridderstaat, Rivera, Ro, Shaulagin, Seltzer, Semrad, Severt, Shapoval, Sims, Singh, Tasci, Terry, Torres, Van Niekerk, Wang, Wei, Weinland, Weissberg, Wickey, Wilson, Wixted, Yost, Zhang, Zhong
The hospitality industry is the second largest employer in the United States and represents the majority of the economy’s rapidly growing service sector. Because of its unique location in the premier tourist destination in the world, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management is ideally situated to prepare students for leadership careers in the hospitality industry and beyond. Whether the student is interested in entering lodging, food service, travel and tourism, financial management and technology, theme parks, vacation ownership resorts, golf management, or event management, the Orlando and Central Florida area offers extraordinary opportunities.
Over 72 million tourists visit Orlando each year, an international destination with over 400 hotels with 120,000 rooms, 20,000 vacation ownership units, 5,300 restaurants, 176 golf courses, over 100 theme parks and attractions, 12 regional shopping malls, a top-ranked international airport, the second largest convention center in the nation, and a multitude of sport and entertainment venues. As the most visited location in the United States, Orlando’s hospitality & tourism industry is the region’s largest employer, supplying approximately 449,000 jobs with wages exceeding $14 billion annually.
The educational mission of the College is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to identify opportunities and challenges in the hospitality industry and beyond, and to apply creative decision-making techniques in response to those opportunities. Hospitality is relevant to every business, so students will benefit from an education that’s transferable to both private and public entities that value the customer experience.
The curriculum is designed to prepare students for a broad range of managerial roles across various industries. It provides both academic preparation and practical experiences that students need to enter and succeed in their careers. Students also have the opportunity to experience the work world in hospitality through internship requirements and extensive contact with leading hospitality executives in the Central Florida area. There are five undergraduate degrees offered, including Bachelor of Science degrees in Hospitality Management, Event Management, Entertainment Management, Senior Living Management and Restaurant and Food Service Management.
The college also houses the Linda Chapin Eminent Scholar Chair in Tourism Management, the Visit Orlando Endowed Chair of Tourism Marketing, the William C. Peeper Preeminent Professorship in Destination Marketing, the CFHLA Preeminent Chair Professor within the Hospitality Services Department and the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies which was created and funded by the travel and tourism industry in Central Florida. The Institute conducts research and gathers information that helps the entire Orlando area hospitality industry better understand and serve its many guests from around the world.
- A state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of the tourism district in Orlando, Florida with convenient on-campus housing.
- Access to global hospitality organizations that serve one of the world’s premier tourist destinations.
- Extensive ties to top leaders in the Orlando area hospitality industry.
- A large number of scholarships provided through the generous support of the industry.
- Outstanding faculty from 17 different countries.
- A highly engaged faculty with vast industry knowledge and connections.
- A work requirement that provides students with practical experiences in the hospitality industry.
- Outstanding internship opportunities.
- A modern food production laboratory and beer and wine laboratory completely equipped to provide students with experience in food preparation.
- Multiple endowed chairs and professorships.
Program Academic Learning Compacts
Program Academic Learning Compacts (student learning outcomes) for undergraduate programs in the Rosen College of Hospitality Management are located at http://oeas.ucf.edu/academiclearningcompacts.html
For a full list of Graduate programs click here. All Undergraduate programs for the Rosen College of Hospitality Management are listed below.
Department of Foodservices and Lodging Management
Department of Hospitality Services
Articulated A.S. Programs
Department of Tourism Event and Attractions