Why Choose a GAC Accredited Program?

Choosing a project management program is no easy task. While there are many factors to consider, an important one is GAC accreditation.

GAC accreditation is a testament that the program:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to academic quality and excellence
  • Meets global accreditation standards
  • Prepares students to enter the workforce

NEW! PMI Certification Requirements Reduced for GAC Graduates 

Now graduates of GAC accredited programs will be granted substantial credit toward the experience requirement for all PMI certifications. This new benefit applies retroactively to the program’s initial accreditation date. Learn more about this new and valuable benefit.

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What is Project Management?

Project management is the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. It’s a strategic competency for organizations, enabling them to tie project results to business goals — and thus, better compete in their markets.

The development of software for an improved business process, the construction of a building or bridge, the relief effort after a natural disaster, the expansion of sales into a new geographic market — all are projects that must be expertly managed to deliver the on-time, on-budget results, learning and integration that organizations need.

So you’re thinking about studying project management? Learn more about the profession.

More Resources for Students

Student Scholarships

Scholarships in project management and related fields are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Learn more at is an online community for the project management profession. Check it out!

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Find a Program

GAC accredited programs can be found around the world. Discover the right one for you.

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Credential Credit Updates

Read about modifications to credential experience requirements.

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Power Your Career

With the PMI Student Bundle students can submit one application form to join PMI as a student member and take the CAPM exam at the member discount rate.

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PMI® Annual Virtual Student Summit

Free On Demand Virtual Event for Students
The keynote presentation is by Cristiano Muller who used his experience in Project Management to scale Mount Everest. Join us for sessions covering user experience and artificial intelligence, career trajectories of rising leaders in project management, as well as networking and collaborative opportunities for the emerging professional.

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