Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP LogoThe Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education. Walden University’s B.S. in Business Administration, Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), and Ph.D. in Management programs are accredited by ACBSP. Walden’s B.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Accounting programs are also accredited by ACBSP and have earned the organization’s Specialized Accounting Accreditation.

This accreditation reaffirms the quality of Walden’s programs and support services, as well as our commitment to continuous assessment and improvement. Earning an ACBSP-accredited degree can benefit you as a business professional by:

  • Helping you build the skills you need to compete and succeed in the global marketplace.
  • Focusing on coursework that is aligned with educational standards modeled on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, used by businesses, government, and other organizations as a measure of quality.
  • Becoming more marketable to employers who recognize the value of graduates of an ACBSP-accredited program.

Global Accreditation Center of the Project of Management Institute

PMI GAC logoThe M.S. in Project Management program at Walden is one of a limited number of programs worldwide accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, the world’s leading not-for-profit project management professional association.

PMI GAC accreditation affirms that Walden’s M.S. in Project Management curriculum meets PMI’s rigorous standards, which include an assessment of the program’s objectives and outcomes, faculty and student evaluations, on-campus and online resources, and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management. Earning a PMI GAC–accredited degree can benefit you as a business professional by:

  • Focusing on coursework that is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition, a globally recognized standard for managing projects in today's marketplace.
  • Helping you build the skills and knowledge you need to become a strong business leader.
  • Making you more marketable to employers who recognize the value of graduates of a PMI GAC–accredited program.

Additionally, as a graduate of Walden’s accredited M.S. in Project Management program, you receive 1,500 hours of experience* toward your Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential requirements.

Learn more about accreditation at Walden.

*Only students matriculated in or graduating from a GAC-accredited program by June 30, 2014, and who apply for their credential exam no later than June 30, 2017, qualify for the 1,500 hour work experience credit.

Eligibility for the PMP® credential requires individuals to first attain specific educational and project management experience, including 35 contact hours of project management education and a minimum of three years, or 36 months, of project management experience, during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks. The final step in earning the PMP credential is passing the PMP exam. For more information, visit the Project Management Institute (PMI) website at www.pmi.org.

PMI is a registered trademark and service mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMP is a registered certification mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.