Walden’s MS in Project Management 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 association for project management professionals.
Demand for professionals who understand the principles and practices of project management is predicted to increase dramatically during the next decade.* Earning an advanced project management degree from Walden can provide you with the business, communication, and leadership skills needed to oversee projects and diverse teams as you help your organization achieve its strategic goals.
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 A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth 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.† Students matriculated in or graduating from Walden’s accredited MS in Project Management program by June 30, 2014, and who apply for their credential exam no later than June 30, 2017, will receive 1,500 hours of experience‡ toward their Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential requirements.
In addition, Walden is an approved provider of project management training by PMI. As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), the university has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria. Each project management course offered at Walden is worth 45 professional development units toward PMP certification.
*Project Management Institute (PMI)®, PMI Today®, “Special Section: The Talent Gap,” on the Internet at http://www.pmitoday-digital.com/pmitoday/200906open (viewed online May 24, 2010).
†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.
‡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.
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