General Managers Program (GMP)

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA

  • January 14-24, 2019
  • June 10-20, 2019

The General Managers Program is a transformational learning experience for elite hotel general managers and their immediate successors. GMP elevates decision-makers with the power of strategic thinking through a rigorous face-to-face experience with renowned faculty and industry peers on the campus of the world’s leading school for hospitality management.  Over the past 35 years, the Cornell GMP has hosted more than 1,900 participants representing 120+ countries.

As an experienced hospitality professional, you know that the hospitality industry is constantly evolving. To be successful, you must lead your team with purpose, embrace the industry’s evolutionary path, and seek opportunities to keep your organization at the forefront.

Through GMP, you will hone strategic thinking skills, explore how to create value, and develop a personal action plan that will form the framework to tackle business challenges and opportunities.  You also 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.

Very intense, adrenaline-pumping two weeks, boosting our knowledge and challenging our thoughts. I will go back home with a lot to work on! The group was amazing and I made fantastic new connections and a group of lifelong friends!

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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Seeking Sponsorship from your Company

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 to attend GMP.



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Ithaca, NY 14850 USA

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