ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, working in conjunction with The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, will offer a Manager-Level Education Program on September 9-14, 2012. The GBTA Academy originally launched the course in March of 2012 with The University of Virginia's Darden School Of Business, where the program will be offered again in the Spring of 2013. Both schools are ranked within the top 20 business schools in the country according to Forbes and U.S. News.
The GBTA Academy Manager-Level Education Program is designed for professionals in the business travel management industry who want to get to the next level in their careers by learning strategic ways to improve their company's return on investment. With a robust curriculum covering business and management theory in the context of industry-specific needs, business travel managers will learn from top notch instructors at these universities. The world-renowned business school faculties will provide customized business travel courses for this education program.
"We are thrilled to be working with the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin," said Amanda K. Cecil, GBTA dean of education. "Collaborating with business schools of this caliber allows the GBTA Academy students access to prestigious faculty with a proven track-record for success. The Manager-Level Education Program provides mid-level managers with thinking and collaborative skills to solve real-world business problems. These are the skills they will need to get to the next step in their careers."
The Global Business Travel Association offers professional career training through its GBTA Academy, where students can improve their knowledge, learn best practices and advance their careers. The Academy provides world-class instruction in all facets of the business travel market through education programs, training workshops and webinars, and the first-ever industry certification.
For more information about the Academy and to register for the upcoming Manager-Level Education Program, please visit gbta.org/academy.
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world's premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA's 5,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 17,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit gbta.org.
SOURCE Global Business Travel Association