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Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Hospitality Services
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Putting Hospitality Management on the Map

Ranked as the top hospitality management program in the nation and No. 2 in the world, UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management provides an environment that prepares the next generation of hospitality leaders for a rewarding future. Here, you have an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work with the best in the industry right in the heart of hospitality: Orlando, Florida.

Gain knowledge from leaders who bring decades of experience to the classroom and get valuable first-hand experience through internships, making strong connections along the way. As a hospitality management student, you will learn essential principles and practices such as accounting and finance, tourism, marketing, and the industry and culture of wine. But it’s more than skills and knowledge. Courses give you a global perspective, emphasizing creative decision-making techniques and the behaviors and attitudes needed to succeed in the service industry whether you plan to stay nearby or travel the globe.

You’ll have plenty of opportunity through internships and other engagement opportunities at attractions and theme parks, cruise lines, convention and trade shows, and hotels and restaurants.

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Ranked among the top 5 best colleges for hospitality and tourism in the world by CEOWorld magazine and in the ShanghaiRankings for research.
With more than 3,000 undergraduate students, Rosen College is one of the largest and fastest-growing hospitality programs in the nation.
Projected job growth for hospitality workers nationwide is 9%.
Median pay for hospitality workers with a bachelor’s degree is $49,500.

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Course Overview

Lodging Operations

Explore the basic principles of operating a lodging facility, including accounting, housekeeping, engineering, front desk and guest services.

Take part in discussions integral for the successful management of restaurant and food service organizations.

Cover foundational concepts and principles of service industry management and leadership — from hotel to restaurant to travel industry matters.

Hospitality Skills You’ll Learn

  • Build a solid foundation of skills — from communication to budgeting to leadership — that help secure positions within top hospitality companies worldwide.
  • Learn various aspects of the industry, including budgeting, scheduling, inventory management, sales and more to become well-rounded in all areas.
  • Gain experience in the field from three required internships, getting a hands-on look at collaborating with different teams and providing guest services.

Career Opportunities

  • Airline Manager
  • Cruise Manager
  • Director of Sales
  • Guest Services Manager
  • Hotel General Manager
  • Meeting, Convention or Event Planner
  • Restaurant/Food Service Manager
  • Tour and Travel Guide

Online Hospitality Management Program

Designed for working professionals, our fully only bachelor of science in hospitality management degree gives you the flexibility to work from wherever you are in the world.

Earn your hospitality degree online

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