Walden University's M.S. in Project Management Accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs

MINNEAPOLIS, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Walden University's M.S. in Project Management program has been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) as of December 2012. PMI GAC accreditation affirms that Walden's M.S. in Project Management program's curriculum meets GAC's rigorous standards, determined by an assessment of the program's objectives and outcomes, faculty and student evaluations, on-campus and online resources and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management.

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"Employers recognize the value of graduates of a PMI GAC-accredited program, who acquire the skills and knowledge needed to become business leaders in today's global marketplace. It is a proud accomplishment to have our M.S. in Project Management recognized and join the ranks of a limited number of programs worldwide accredited by PMI GAC," said Dr. Ward Ulmer, associate dean of Walden's School of Management.

Walden's online master's degree program in project management provides students with the business, communication and leadership skills needed to manage projects and diverse teams in order to help organizations achieve their strategic goals. Earning a degree from a PMI GAC-accredited program can benefit students by providing them with project management training that covers the internationally recognized standards set forth in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fourth Edition and preparing them for the certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam offered through PMI. Additionally, as a graduate of Walden's accredited M.S. in Project Management program, students receive 1,500 hours of experience toward their Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential requirements.

GAC has accredited 87 programs at 41 institutions in 13 countries, with programs at 14 other universities in the process of accreditation. GAC 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.

To learn more about Walden's project management master's degree program, visit www.waldenu.edu/mspm.

About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 46,500 students from all 50 states and more than 145 countries are pursuing their bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 65 campus-based and online universities in 29 countries.

Walden offers more than 75 degree programs with more than 345 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

About Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI is the world's largest project management member association, representing more than half a million practitioners in more than 185 countries. As a global thought leader and knowledge resource, PMI advances the profession through its global standards and credentials, collaborative chapters and virtual communities and academic research. When organizations invest in project management, supported by PMI, executives have confidence their important initiatives deliver expected results, greater business value and competitive advantage. Learn more at www.pmi.org.

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.

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