Course Description

The Certificate in Corporate Travel Execution is a customized education offered in partnership with Cornell University’s Executive Education Division. The curriculum is designed for corporate buyers overseeing a managed travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services.
This virtual classroom opportunity is focused on critical business travel topics including accounting, finance, human resources, sales strategy, risk and legal issues, and travel procurement. This relaunched course will be taught by Cornell University professors who teach and research in business, travel and hospitality. *Dates for this course are subject to change.
Please note this is a virtual event.

Brought to you by GBTA Academy in partnership with Cornell University’s Executive Education Division

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Who Should Take this Course?

  • Travel Managers and Directors
  • Procurement or Fiscal Managers overseeing travel
  • Regional/District Sales Managers for travel suppliers
  • Professionals with five or more years of experience in business travel should register

Course targets travel professionals aspiring to advance their knowledge in travel and business best practices. It is recommended, but not required, that participants have a Global Travel Professional® (GTP) certification. Participants will receive a Cornell University Executive Education and GBTA Academy Certificate plus 16 GTP® Recertification credits after completing the course.

How Will This Course Be Delivered?

Course will be completely online in a virtual classroom. Participants must be available to commit to a 2-hour session twice a month, September through December. Recordings will be made available upon request/approval if unable to join a “live” class. At the conclusion of the class, each professor will present a single essay question providing participants with the ability to demonstrate their knowledge gained.

Course Topics

  • Financial Statements
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Critical and Strategic Thinking
  • Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Business and Hospitality Law
  • Negotiation for Repeat Business
  • Travel Procurement and Supply Chain Management

** Subject to change based on professor availability


Member/Nonmember $2,500 USD per person for all 8 courses
Scholarships are available for GBTA Members and GBTA Chapter Members that have met the course requirements.
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You will earn 16 GTP Recertification credits

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