Education and professional development are two of the foremost goals of the Mid-South Area Business Travel Association. We support the pursuit of professional certification through the Global Business Travel Association's programs and educational offerings. Due to our affiliation with GBTA, the GBTA Foundation and the Chapter President's Council we are able to offer educational scholarships for a variety of programs.

GBTA Foundation The GBTA Foundation offers several educational scholarship opportunities. These scholarships include Certified Corporate Travel Executive (CCTE) scholarship grants, the Independent Studies Program scholarships and scholarships to the GLP program at the Wharton School of Business.

Chapter Presidents Council
CPC scholarship grants are awarded to qualified individuals to pursue involvement in the education programs or membership within the Global Business Travel Association.

Scholarship Opportunities
For 2011, one of the goals of the Mid-South Area Business Travel Association Board is to establish a scholarship grant specifically for our membership. This scholarship will allow either an allied or direct member to apply the grant towards participation in any travel related or professional development course approved by the Mid-South Area Business Travel Association Board of Directors (i.e. GBTA Foundation trainings, membership in GBTA, travel to the annual convention, convention registration, or certification in meeting planning.

Another function of the scholarship committee is to facilitate the annual allied and direct member of the year awards. Any member of the Mid-South Area Business Travel Association can nominate a candidate for these awards. Along with the award, members of the year each receive a $300 scholarship grant that can be used towards any GBTA sanctioned event.

For a nomination application, or if you have questions about the scholarship opportunities available to members of the Mid-South Area Business Travel Association, or you would like to join the scholarship committee, feel free to contact the MSABTA.

As an affiliate of the Global Business Travel Association, MSABTA supports and recognizes the professional education programs they offer. Currently, training is focused in 3 concentrated areas: 

NetSmart(tm) is a web-based distance learning and educational program that allows GBTA Direct Members and Chapter Direct Members to participate in a live interactive forum on business travel industry issues and simultaneously view presentations.

Certified Corporate Travel Executive (CCTE)
The CCTE Program is designed for business travel management professionals who want to enhance their knowledge, skills and productivity.

Global Leadership Professional Program
The Global Leadership Professional (GLP) program is a master's level executive education program developed by the GBTA Foundation in conjunction with The Wharton School. It is the only master's level accredited course offered within the business travel industry, and is designed to build upon NBTA's Certified Corporate Travel Executive (CCTE) program.