The Value of PM in Higher Education

Organizations and companies across sectors and geographic borders steadily embrace project management. It is a growing profession, on track to gain 15.7 million new jobs globally by 2020. Its significant and sustained growth is driving an increasing demand for colleges and universities to offer courses and degree programs in project management.

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PMI® Assets

PMI® Assets

PMI has several resources of interest to faculty teaching project management in colleges and universities, including: PMI Pulse of the Profession, Thought Leadership Topics, and Answers by Topics

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Group Student Membership

Group Student Membership

Bulk membership, which universities purchase for their students, makes it possible for students to receive all of the benefits of membership with PMI, the world’s largest project management association.

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Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)

GAC is the global accrediting authority for project, program, and portfolio management and related degree programs.

GAC accreditation confirms that an institution’s project management degree program has been carefully assessed and that its scale, scope, and quality meet comprehensive, global standards for accreditation. It also makes a public statement about the deep commitment of the institution and its faculty to ongoing evaluation and continuous quality improvement.

GAC accreditation delivers a wide range of benefits to academic institutions and their students.

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PMI® Published Materials

PMI produces more than a dozen global standards on project, program, and portfolio management, including A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The PMBOK® Guide is the definitive project management reference used to shape curricula and professional practice for more than 20 years. It is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Faculty interested in using a PMI-published book in their courses may request desk copy by completing the Educator Desk Copy Request Form.

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