Companies are increasingly realizing that skilled project managers are a business necessity. For a company to thrive, it must deliver on its strategic initiatives consistently and reliably. A trusted pilot to steer the project home is key to success.
The Project Management Institute's (PMI) “Pulse of the Profession” report identified four global trends that are increasing the demand for project managers:1
“Project management has evolved from a technical discipline specific to certain industries to a universal business model for accomplishing strategic objectives, said Dr. Kathleen Simmons, program director for Walden University’s MS in Project Management. “Qualified project managers are in demand in virtually every industry sector and a wide range of occupations, such as banking, pharmaceutical, consulting, advertising, legal, healthcare, and higher education.”
The changing work environment demands a skilled manager who can not only navigate these trends but also work them to a company's advantage. To do that, a project manager must combine technical knowledge, leadership abilities, organization skills, and strategic thinking. Walden University's MS in Project Management can prepare graduates to tackle complex business challenges and deliver on strategic initiatives. Walden's program is one of the few certified by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs.
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Walden University’s MS in Project Management program is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs. PMI GAC is the world’s leading specialized accrediting body for project management education and related degree programs, affirming that Walden’s curriculum meets rigorous quality standards established by the GAC.