Benefits of GAC Accreditation

Assure the quality, reputation and visibility of your project management degree program.

GAC accreditation confirms that an institution’s project management degree program meets comprehensive global standards and prepares students to enter today's workforce.

It makes a public statement about the deep commitment of the institution and its faculty to educational rigor, student outcomes, and continuous improvement to meet evolving market demands. 

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GAC Accreditation: Value, Benefits, and Process

A review of GAC accreditation of university programs including the value, benefits, and process of GAC accreditation.

Discover the Benefits of GAC Accreditation

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Strengthened Program Reputation

Differentiate your institution and build recognition. GAC accreditation helps programs stand out to prospective students by demonstrating both academic excellence and relevance in today's business environment.

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Increased Visibility and Exposure

Benefit from having your program listed in an online accreditation directory, increasing its visibility to applicants, job seekers, employers, and academic peers.

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Enriched Classroom Experience

GAC accreditation standards support programs to ensure that course structure, instructional methods, and content are in line with today's business environment.


Exclusive Academic Resources

Access PMI intellectual property to develop best-in-class teaching materials and coursework. GAC-only scholarship opportunities are available to students. 

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Enhanced Graduate Job Prospects

For employers, GAC accreditation proves that a program meets global standards and prepares students to enter the workforce, leading to better employment opportunities after graduation.

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Credit Towards Certification

Graduates receive credit towards the experience requirements for PMI certifications, a head start on earning in-demand credentials like the Project Management Professional (PMP)®. Students benefit from both pre-approved contact hours to earn certifications and PDUs to maintain them.

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"We consistently hear from students that our program was selected because it is a GAC-accredited program."

~ Northeastern University 

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"GAC accreditation provides a new level of respect and credibility of our project management program."

~ Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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