Academic Programs & Research

Advance the Profession

PMI research and educational programs help define and develop the future of project management.

PMI is committed to advancing the science and practice of project management by supporting the work of academics through its research and education programs.

Project Management Curriculum

Designed “by faculty, for faculty,” the curriculum guidelines and teaching resources can be used to introduce a basic course or integrate project management topics and concepts into existing courses. The flexible guidelines and teaching materials can be customized to reflect your disciplinary focus, teaching approach, student profile, and course structure. Get started at pmiteach.org.

Global Accreditation Center

The Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) is an independent academic accreditation body with policies, procedures, and standards for accrediting project management and related programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree levels.

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Research Funding Opportunities

Supporting new academic research with the intent to advance knowledge in project, program and portfolio management.

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Research Events

Encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration among scholars and practitioners, and disseminating new knowledge in project management, we offer educational and research-oriented opportunities at various conferences and regional workshops throughout the year.

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Case Writing Competition

PMI has a strong commitment to advancing project management curricula for both undergraduate and graduate programs. To that end, this competition aims to generate teachable cases and instructors’ manuals relevant to managing projects for use in the ongoing improvement of project management courses in business, engineering and IT schools. Requests for case proposals open 2 January - 1 May.

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Calls for Papers

PMI supports scholars who create and disseminate knowledge through new research in project management. We encourage the academic community to submit their work to Project Management Journal as well as PMI conferences and those of allied academic organizations. 

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Academic Network

Join the academic community of scholars, faculty and project professionals interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge in project management and get the latest news in the field.

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Resources

    • Project Management Journal

      The mission of the peer-reviewed Project Management Journal is to shape world thinking on the need for and impact of managing projects by publishing cutting-edge research to advance theory and evidence-based practice. PMJ embraces contributions both from within and beyond project management to augment and transform theory and practice, and welcomes articles on topics related to project, program and portfolio management, project-based organizations, project business and more.

    • PMI Academic Awards

      Recognize and honor excellence in the conduct of academic research, the adoption or adaptation of research into practice, published books that advance knowledge in the field, and scholarly work that is respected by project management academic and practitioner communities.

    • Registered Education Providers

      PMI R.E.P.s are organizations that we have approved to offer training in project management and issue professional development units (PDUs) to meet the continuing education requirements needed by PMI credential holders.

    • Research Informed Standards
    • Academic Research Volunteer Opportunities
    • Academic Member Advisory Group

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The Survey Links Program was designed as a way to promote project management research in an accessible manner.

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