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