Seven degree programs at DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management were reaffirmed as accredited by Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). Specifically:
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- Master of Project Management
- Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management
- Master of Information Systems Management with a concentration in Project Management
- Master of Network and Communications Management with a concentration in Project Management
- Bachelor of Science in Technical Management with a concentration in Project Management
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management
- Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Project Management
Degree programs that achieve GAC accreditation must demonstrate and meet the GAC’s rigorous global standards of accreditation, which include an assessment of each program’s objectives and outcomes, faculty and student evaluations, onsite and online resources, annual self-evaluation, and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management education. Only 130 project management degree programs in 20 countries are accredited by GAC.1 This accreditation ensures the quality of academic degree programs and their graduates in order to meet the standards of the rapidly growing field of project management.
Authorized Training Partner
This year, PMI also recognized DeVry University as an Authorized Training Partner (ATP), approved to offer Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam preparation, plus disciplined agile training. To earn the PMI Authorized Training Partner designation, a provider must meet rigorous standards for quality and effectiveness. It also means students receive PMI-approved and vetted instructors and high-quality PMI-developed course content. PMP® certification prep courses can only be taught by professors who are valid PMP® certification holders, which requires the successful completion the PMI Authorized Training Partner Train the Trainer – PMP Exam Prep® program.
“DeVry University is dedicated to ensuring our project management curriculum is of the highest quality to prepare our students for the global workforce, and this reaffirmation of our GAC accreditation supports this commitment,” said Shantanu Bose, Ph.D., provost and chief academic officer at DeVry University. “We also are proud to be a PMI Authorized Training Partner. With a focus on continuous quality improvement and learning outcomes, as practiced throughout the university, our students will benefit greatly when learning at an Authorized Training Partner and be that much more prepared and closer to taking the PMP® exam.”
More information is available via www.pmi.org.
About DeVry University
DeVry University strives to close society’s opportunity gap by preparing learners to thrive in careers shaped by continuous technological change. Founded in 1931 by Dr. Herman DeVry, the university offers online and hybrid undergraduate and graduate degree programs in academic disciplines that prepare students to thrive in the digital economy. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, www.hlcommission.org/). To learn more, visit devry.edu.
About Project Management Institute
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading professional association for a growing global community of millions of project professionals and changemakers worldwide.
As the world’s leading authority on project management, PMI empowers people to make ideas a reality. Through global advocacy, networking, collaboration, research, and education. PMI prepares organizations and individuals at every stage of their career journey to work smarter so they can drive success in a world of change.
Building on a proud legacy dating to 1969, PMI is a “for-purpose” organization working in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, strengthen organizational success, and enable changemakers with new skills and ways of working to maximize their impact. PMI offerings include globally-recognized standards, certifications, online courses, thought leadership, tools, digital publications, and communities.
About the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)
Established by the PMI Board of Directors in 2001, the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) is a specialized accrediting body that assures the quality of project management degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Visit us at www.gacpm.org.