Norwich Earns Second Project Management Accreditation


August 2, 2016

Norwich University Joins the Ranks of Select Institutions Offering a Project Management Degree Program Accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs

The online Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MSISA), Project Management concentration at Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies was recently accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

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 105 project management degree programs in sixteen countries are accredited by GAC. Programs at more than ten 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.

This is Norwich’s second such accreditation. The Master of Business Administration, Project Management concentration was accredited in 2014.

Norwich’s MSISA Project Management concentration prepares students for this field and hones skills in key project management knowledge areas. Students can become proficient in project planning; scope, risk, and cost management; and project procurement. Students enter the concentration after completing a series of foundational courses in information assurance technology, risk management and information assurance management and analytics.

To date, nearly 980 students have graduated from Norwich’s online information security and assurance master’s program, with another 117 currently enrolled.

“It is a great achievement for Norwich University to earn the PMI accreditation for a second program concentration,” said William Clements, dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “The GAC accreditation provides our students an immediate applicability to further enhance their Norwich educational opportunities. This exemplifies our commitment to help students attain the skills necessary to become effective project managers and leaders in a variety of fields.”

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