CSU Global Joins the Ranks of Select Institutions Offering Project Management Degree Programs Accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs

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Greenwood Village, Colo. and Newtown Square, Pa., (January 24) —The following degree programs at Colorado State University Global (CSU Global), the premier provider of innovative, higher learning opportunities for nontraditional students in Colorado and beyond, were accredited by Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) on January 1, 2018:

● Bachelor of Science in Project Management

● Master of 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. Over 113 project management degree programs in sixteen countries are accredited by GAC. Programs at more than 14 other institutions are 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.

Designed for working adults pursuing affordable high quality career-focused degree and certificate programs, CSU Global is a pioneer in online education with ten years of innovation leadership delivering personalized and customizable online education for students. As the nation’s first 100% online, independently accredited state university, CSU Global is dedicated to advancing or transitioning its students’ careers. CSU Global’s Bachelor of Science in Project Management and Master of Project Management degrees are taught by expert faculty with extensive industry expertise. The university’s project management curriculum is reviewed and revised every 18 to 24 months to ensure that it meets the needs of today’s learners and remains fully aligned with PMI’s leading project management standards including the PMBOK® Guide.

“We are dedicated to ensuring that our project management curriculum is of the highest quality for our students, and earning accreditation from PMI’s Global Accreditation Center re-instills and validates this commitment,” said Karen Ferguson, Vice Provost of CSU Global. “This recognition underscores the rigorous academic preparation our graduates receive and demonstrates our commitment to developing degree programs that meet the needs of today’s employers.”

About Colorado State University Global

Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) offers career relevant bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners. As the first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States, CSU Global is focused on student success as its number one priority. Embracing the land grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSU Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty who are recognized as industry leaders and trained in working with adults in an online learning environment. CSU Global offers a streamlined enrollment process with accelerated eight week courses that start every four weeks. Visit CSUGlobal.edu or call 1-800-920-6723for more information.

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading association for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than three million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. We advance careers, improve organizational success and further mature the project management profession through globally-recognized standards, certifications, communities, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, ProjectManagement.com creates online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives. Visit us at www.PMI.orgwww.projectmanagement.comwww.facebook.com/PMInstitute and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

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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