Education


As an affiliate of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), GBTA - North Central Chapter supports and recognizes the professional education programs they offer. Currently, education is focused in these concentrated areas:

Fundamentals of Business Travel Management™

Designed as a guide to the key facets of managed travel, the Fundamentals curriculum includes the full range of basics – safety, policy, trends, performance and more. Through this course participants gain a career boost and a better understanding of business travel management.

*Upon finishing this course, participants will receive a certificate of completion. Designations and certifications are not associated with the Fundamentals courses.

Global Travel Professional® (GTP)

The GTP Certification is designed to raise industry standards, enhance work performance, and recognize individuals who demonstrate core competencies essential to the business travel management discipline.


The Global Leadership Professional®

In partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Academy’s GLP Program is the only masters-level course for travel professionals. The strategic curriculum uses an interdisciplinary approach that addresses both the opportunities and challenges of conducting business in today’s environment.

The Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program consists of a Certificate of Professional Development as well as a Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Designation.


CMM Program in Partnership with MPI

GBTA and MPI have joined forces to create the updated CMM Designation Program, delivering one global standard of excellence that will bolster your business management skills and advance your career.
This program is an intensive study program that offers insight and guidance from university professors associated with renowned business schools. These esteemed professors will instruct you on topics critical for managers to master, including risk mitigation, business analytics and compliance, and strategic negotiation, after which you will pursue further learning about either meetings or business travel management.
The CMM study program concludes with a final project in which you address a real-life challenge that you face in your current professional role. Whether you are looking to update your skills or take your career to the next level, the CMM Designation Program will guide you in your own quest for excellence!

Questions? Email academy@gbta.org

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