Academic Programs & Research
Advance the Profession
PMI is committed to advancing the science and practice of project management by supporting the work of academics through its research and education programs.
Research Funding Opportunities
Supporting new academic research with the intent to advance knowledge in project, program and portfolio management.
Benefit from abstracts and articles that transfer valuable information from academic research into brief and concise formats for busy project, program, and portfolio managers. Be on the leading edge of theory and practice. Challenge your thinking and that of your organization.
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.
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.
Curriculum & Resources
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.
Academic Network Newsletter
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.
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.
Teaching Resource: KICKOFF™ Course
Use this free project management course and toolkit that guides users through the basics of PM in under 1 hour. KICKOFF™ enables you to bring reliable, free beginner project management resources to your classroom. The course includes quick lessons, engaging activities and downloadable templates that can be used as pre-course learning or for classroom assignments.