January 28, 2020

NYU School of Professional Studies Joins the Ranks of Select Institutions Accredited by PMI’s Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs

New York, NY and Newtown Square, Pa., January 28, 2020 —The MS in Project Management degree program at the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) was accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) effective January 1, 2020.

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 130 project management degree programs in 20 countries are accredited by GAC. Programs at more than 10 other universities 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.

The mission of the MS in Project Management is to provide a rigorous learning experience and a comprehensive foundation in the principles of project management. The curriculum of this 36-credit program of study, which can be completed onsite in New York City or online from anywhere in the world, is designed to help students obtain technical skills and knowledge, become leaders in project management, and develop strategic and business management expertise. Throughout the program, students incorporate core concepts, tools, and techniques of the project management profession and their practical application. Students from around the world enroll in the program and bring their diverse perspectives to the learning experience. Whether they study online or onsite, all students in the program benefit from top-notch career services provided by the NYUSPS Wasserman Center for Career Development that prepare them for a wide range of employment opportunities.

Students also benefit from access to resources, an alumni network, and intellectual stimulation of NYU, one of the nation’s most prominent and well-respected universities.

“We are thrilled that the MS in Project Management has received accreditation from the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs. This accreditation confirms the level of academic excellence the program affords our students around the world, and provides them with a broad range of valuable benefits,” noted Dr. Negar Farakish, the executive director of academic affairs for the NYU School of Professional Studies Division of Programs in Business.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
For 85 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of non-degree courses and credentials.

NYUSPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYUSPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYUSPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 27,000 NYUSPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world.

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. Through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research, we work to prepare more than three million professionals around the world for The Project Economy: the coming economy in which work, and individuals, are organized around projects, products, programs and value streams. Now 50 years in the making, we work in nearly every country around the world to 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.org, www.projectmanagement.com, www.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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