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.

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Giving Back Program for Emerging Professionals

Apply for the PMI Giving Back Program

The PMI Academic Team is providing 50 complimentary registrations to individuals to attend the 20 October Virtual Experience Series event. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. EDT (UTC-7) Friday, 16 October and applicants must be a current or aspiring project professional or interested in building your project management skills.

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Student Scholarships

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

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Free for PMI Student Members

PMI student members can attend the October Virtual Experience Series on-demand for free and take advantage of the student and emerging professionals track. All PMI members can attend the November, September and June events for free. PMI student members will need to identify themselves as a student member during registration.

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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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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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