Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSPThe 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 BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by ACBSP. Walden’s BS in Accounting and MS 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 a degree from an ACBSP-accredited program 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

PMIThe MS in Project Management program at Walden University is 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 MS 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:

  • Providing you with project management training that covers the internationally recognized standards set forth in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, which ensures that you have the skills to succeed in today’s workplace.
  • Making you more marketable to employers who recognize the value of graduates of a PMI GAC–accredited program.
  • Helping to prepare you for the certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam offered through PMI.*


Learn more about accreditation at Walden.

*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 3 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.

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