Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. - DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management announced today that Keller's Master's of Project Management degree program earned accreditation by the Project Management Institute's Global Accreditation Center (GAC). In addition, DeVry University's Project Management concentration within the undergraduate Business Administration degree program also was awarded accreditation. DeVry University and Keller represent one of only 13 universities in the U.S. and 21 schools internationally to be granted this designation by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading association for project management professionals.
PMI's Global Accreditation Center is the governing body for enforcing the policies, procedures and standards for accrediting project management degree programs. Each degree program must demonstrate it meets PMI's rigorous standards, which includes 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 areas of project management.
"GAC accreditation confirms that the scale and quality of an institution's project management degree program conforms to a comprehensive international standard. It also makes a public statement about the deep commitment of the institution and its faculty to ongoing evaluation and continuous quality improvement," said Ed Andrews, PhD, PMI director, academic and educational programs & services. "PMI offers well-deserved congratulations to DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management for the recent accreditation in project management."
"The GAC accreditation offers the endorsement from PMI that we are one of the highest-quality providers of project management education," added David J. Pauldine, president of DeVry University. "We are proud of our project management curriculum and the unparalleled flexibility for our students to take classes both online and through our nationwide network of more than 90 locations."