UCF Rosen College
The Rosen College of Hospitality Management is part of the University of Central Florida, a metropolitan research university and the 3rd largest university in the U.S. with more than 53,000 students. Dedicated to developing future generations of hospitality and tourism leaders, the Rosen College is one of the top five Hospitality and Tourism Schools in the U.S. and it expounds the values of professionalism, leadership and service. Innovative academic programs, cutting edge research, and strong industry and community partnerships are its trademark.
The Rosen College is the largest hospitality/tourism college in the U.S. with over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The College offers undergraduate, master and doctoral degrees.
The School resides on its own 20 acre campus in the heart of Central Florida’s tourism zone and features a state-of-the-art 159,000 square foot educational building and a 150,000 square foot student residence hall that accommodates 400 students.
Orlando is the premier tourist destination in the world. Nearly every major aspect of the hospitality industry can be found there. It is the destination for over 49 million visitors each year, and has over 120,000 hotel rooms, 4,000 restaurants, and 75 theme parks and attractions.
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ISCTE Business School
The Business School of ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute is a public institution founded in 1972. As a leading Portuguese Business School it offers a full range of degrees – Bachelors, Masters and research degrees – covering the main areas of management and involving more than 2,500 students. This is a School with a growing international reputation, offering a high quality education. The faculty is recognized for both for its dedication to teaching as well as world leading research. With articles published in the most distinguished journals, our teaching staff have made significant contributions to the management field and can boast of years of experience bringing cutting edge knowledge to the classroom.
Our programmes make full use of our long experience with, and close connections to, the business world.
ISCTE Business School has a vast network of international partnerships - as well as being fully accredited by the Association of MBA (AMBA), we have student and staff exchange agreements with more than 130 institutions worldwide. We offer joint graduate programmes with many international partners, often resulting in dual or double degrees.
We are a pioneer both in Portugal and internationally, linking our management knowledge and development with the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. This innovation is strengthened by our partnership with the Rosen College, one of the biggest tourism schools in the USA.
ISCTE Business School is located in the heart of Lisbon, one of the safest and most affordable capitals in Europe as well as being one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Both Lisbon and Portugal have a vibrant tourism industry, world leaders, not only in numbers but also in terms of development, innovation and creativity – qualities we emphasize in our Masters programme.
Hospitality and Tourism Business Approach
The programme aims to prepare students for the complexity and challenges of a career in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Close contact with the industry is a key element throughout the programme.
To achieve this, the programme offers:
A Business Agenda
It includes regular workshops and seminars with some of the most well-known business leaders in the industry who will share with students their vision, insights and experience from inside the industry.
IBS offers an applied and practical classroom approach that links each topic to real life situations and business problems. Our faculty use their connections and long experience in the industry to make the experience much more than simply a theoretical education.
The final project represents an exciting opportunity to apply the knowledge, theories and methods, learnt in the classroom, to a real industry problem. Students will use their newly gained skills as well as their experience of the industry to develop a solution that offers real benefit.
Lisbon and Orlando Exprerience
Lisbon is Europe’s west coast capital and Europe’s gateway to Africa and the Americas. Bathed in an almost year-round shimmering light, it is also known as the “white city.” The city’s cheerful brightness, its warm and friendly atmosphere and mild, Atlantic climate, combined with its old-world Mediterranean charm, and warm sunny winters and cool summers, make it a unique and inviting place to live and study. With its huge expanse of Atlantic coastline, Lisbon offers effortless access to some of the best beaches in Europe and is a stone’s throw away from landmark tourist destinations and well-known historical sites such as Estoril and Sintra.
It is also one of the safest cities in Europe and highly affordable, which makes it even more attractive to students looking to spend a year in a pleasant atmosphere that doesn’t put a strain on their budgets.
Fraught with historical landmarks, Lisbon was the birthplace, in the 15th century, of one of mankind’s most exciting sagas of discovery - the era of maritime exploration that led to the discovery of the New World, the charting of new routes for trade and travel, and the enduring connection between cultures, climes and civilizations. Portugal’s past as a nation of explorers and pioneers, forerunners in trade and in international contacts is known the world over, and the history of the city of Lisbon is the history of all the continents combined.
With its unique legacy, Lisbon has embraced the new world of the 21st century. The city is a dynamic result of its proud past and its vibrant, cosmopolitan present, alive with non-stop cultural events, a vibrant nightlife and renewed architectural verve.
Living in Lisbon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a unique combination of history and modernity. It is a city with an international flavour with a population made up of different races, different backgrounds and different cultures where everyone feels welcomed.
Orlando is the destination for over 49 million tourists each year, has over 400 hotels with 120,000 rooms, 5,000 restaurants, and 75 theme parks and attractions. The industry employs a half million people and offers a wealth of resources:
- Theme Parks – Major attractions include Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios.
- Meeting Space – Orlando is home to the second largest meeting and convention facility in the U.S.
- Arts and Entertainment - Visitors take great delight in Orlando’s impressive lineup of world-class performing arts.
- Shopping – Within a 15-mile radius in the heart of Orlando’s attractions area, visitors will find amazing shopping malls and factory outlet centers with the hottest brands.
- Recreation – Orlando’s beautiful climate offers incredible year-round recreational offerings. The nearest beach is just over one hour away by car.
- Nightlife - Once the sun sets, Orlando’s thriving nightlife comes alive. Clubs, bars and multi-venue entertainment complexes offer plenty of hot spots to live it up.
Orlando truly offers something for everyone.