University Camilo José Cela and the Business Travel Forum have signed an agreement to launch a Specialist Course in Business Travel Management and Strategy, a unique opportunity for in person and intensive training on this specialisation in our country. According to the latest sector studies, company expenditure in business trips reached €12.5 billion in Spain last year and will continue to grow to 15.2 billion, according to moderate forecasts.
Forum Business Travel, an ongoing training platform for business travel managers, has designed this course by leveraging all of its experience and know-how in educational conferences, one-off seminars, courses, workshops and networking activities organised over ten years. The result of all this is a very specialised course study plan that will be provided by the UCJC Centre for Advanced Studies (CEA) at its Madrid campus with expert teachers from the sector.
The syllabus consists of five modules that cover the evolution of travel policy in companies, the role of the travel manager and strategic planning, as well as the keys to negotiating with suppliers, the challenges of digital transformation, opportunities in the collaborative economy, travellers’ experience or sustainability in corporate travel.
Merche Blanco, an expert in Global Business Travel Management, leads a team of long-standing professors in business travel management, such as Agustín Casado, Silvia Magdaleno, Richard Wolf, Clara Sánchez Picout, Marian Caturla and Jessica Püttmann, as well as specialists in Finance, Technology and Negotiation, such as Julio Bonmati, Andrés Pulgarín and María Victoria Ramos, as well as other prestigious professionals who will contribute their vision as invited guests.
The participants, following their theoretical and practical training, will be given a qualification in University Specialist Course in Business Travel Management and Strategy. Training costs can be financed through the State Foundation for Employment Training (Fundae).