General Managers Program (GMP)

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA

  • June 11-21, 2018
  • January 14-24, 2019

The General Managers Program is a ten-day learning experience for hotel general managers and their immediate successors, held on the Cornell University campus in picturesque Ithaca, NY. In the past 34 years, the Cornell GMP has hosted more than 1,800 participants representing 120+ countries and is known as the hospitality industry's elite career-advancement program for hotel general managers and their immediate successors.

Participants gain an invaluable connection to an international network of elite hoteliers from within the program, and affiliate membership in Cornell's extensive alumni network of more than 12,000 School of Hotel Administration graduates. The on-campus experience is the beginning of a lifelong connection to Cornell and its expanding base of knowledge and relationships.

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Get a glimpse of GMP from the eyes of your participant peers and renowned Cornell faculty.

Exactly the program I needed at this stage of my career. Great up-to-date learning material, top-notch professors, and spotless organization. We learnt, we enjoyed, we worked hard, and we had fun. Great ambiance and energy amongst the members of the group of GMs. A lifetime experience.

Beck Center


Growth, rejuvenation, networking, knowledge, and unmatched hospitality await you at Cornell's General Managers Program. 

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GMP Participants in Class


Eligible industry professionals include world-wide, full-service hotel general managers and their immediate successors.

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GMP Participants


Explore topics such as leadership, managing change, competitive advantage, human resources, marketing, finance and asset management. 

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In today’s ever-changing world, investing in employees is one of the most critical things a company can do to stay competitive. Many companies sponsor high-potential employees for the General Managers Program.

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Phone: 1.607.255.4919
Fax: 1.607.277.0517