PMI Global Accreditation Center Accredits Project Management Programs

PMI Global Accreditation Center Accredits Kaplan University Project Management Programs

Kaplan University today announced that School of Business project management degrees have been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

GAC accreditation status has been conferred upon the following degree programs through August 2017:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Project Management Specialization
  • Master of Science in Management (MSM), Project Management Specialization

"Project management has transitioned from a responsibility to a career as more organizations use teams and project-based methods to accomplish business goals," said Dr. Thomas Boyd, dean and vice president of the School of Business and Information Technology. "We are proud to earn this recognition from the GAC Board, which further validates our commitment to project management educational excellence that will continue to prepare graduates to meet employer demands."

Established by PMI in 2001, GAC is a specialized body that accredits bachelor's, postgraduate and doctorate programs in project management. Degree programs that achieve GAC accreditation must demonstrate and meet the GAC's rigorous standards of accreditation, which include an assessment of each program's objectives and outcomes, faculty and student evaluations, onsite and online resources, annual self-evaluation, and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management education. GAC accreditation ensures the quality of academic degree programs and their graduates in order to meet the standards of the rapidly growing field of project management.

Kaplan University's project management specialization programs cover the life cycle of project phases and processes as advocated by GAC core learning outcomes and PMI as defined in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge®.  The MBA Project Management specialization examines how to analyze and streamline complex, large-scale endeavors to develop efficient project plans. The MSM Project Management specialization focuses on planning, executing and controlling phases of a project life cycle to increase the bottom line for organizations.

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