Academic Programs & Research

Supporting the Future of Project Management

As the leading community for project managers around the globe, PMI is committed to defining and developing the future of project management by supporting the work of scholars through research, teaching, and education programs.

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Whether you're a student, researcher, or educator, PMI has tools and programs to support your work.

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News & Updates

CAPM® Helps Students Stand Out

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification is designed for career starters to differentiate their skills and demonstrate job-readiness to employers. 

The 2023 exam update helps students demonstrate their ability to meet today’s project demands and qualify for new career opportunities. Request information on certification offerings for schools.

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Upcoming PMI Events

Visit our Events page for upcoming trainings, summits, and other in-person and virtual opportunities for educators and academics.

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Resources for Educators and Institutions

Programs for Academic Institutions

PMI offerings for universities are designed to boost employability and set your students up for success in project management careers. Enhance the reputation, reach, and visibility of your programs with one or more of our industry-trusted solutions.

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Apply For Accreditation

Do you offer a project management or related degree program? Earning Global Accreditation Center (GAC) accreditation assures program quality and reputation while boosting visibility to prospective students and their future employers.

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Group Student Membership

Help your students succeed as project professionals by giving them the career tools, exam discounts, and network to connect their ambitions to impact. Free faculty membership included. (For degree-granting programs only.)

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Become an ATP

Do you provide (or want to provide) project management courses? As a PMI Authorized Training Partner (ATP), get teaching materials and support to help students earn certifications that prove their skills and boost their employability.

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Certify Your Students

Offer your students industry-recognized certification exams and prep courses to enhance graduate career prospects and demonstrate your program's alignment to global project management standards.

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Resources for Educators

PMI resources for teachers and educators in project management include class materials, curriculum development guides, award and scholarship programs, and more. Visit the PMI Student Page for student-specific resources.

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Curriculum & Class Resources

Designed “by faculty, for faculty,” our flexible curriculum guidelines, case studies, and teaching resources can be used to introduce a basic course or integrate project management topics and concepts into existing courses.

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PMI Academic Awards

PMI recognizes and honor excellence in teaching, studies, academic research, and publishing. Nominate yourself, students, researchers or others for a PMI award.

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Complete Digital Resource Library

Explore our interactive digital resource library for faculty, researchers, and students. Share the library with your students and use it to discover online project management resources, academic programs, and more.

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PMI Scholarships

PMI invests in rising leaders by funding scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study in project management or project management-related fields.

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Research Resources

Discover funding opportunities, research, and calls for papers from PMI. Plus, don't forget to browse PMI Academic Awards for research award categories.

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Funding Opportunities

PMI offers Sponsored Research Grants and Thesis and Doctoral Grants to support the projects of researchers working to advance knowledge in project, program, or portfolio management.

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Research Summaries

Benefit from abstracts and articles that transfer valuable information from academic research into brief and concise formats for busy project, program, and portfolio managers.

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PMI Published Research

PMI has sponsored research projects since 1997. Many of these projects have become monographs, articles and white papers that highlight methodology, PMOs, complexity and more.

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Journal & Calls For Papers

Project Management Journal®, the academic and research journal of Project Management Institute, invites authors in project management or related fields to submit papers for Special Editions.

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