Program Accreditation

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The Master of Science in Project Management program is accredited by the Project Management Institute's Global Accreditation Center (GAC), the world's leading association for project management professionals. The GAC’s rigorous standards include an assessment of program objectives and outcomes, a review of onsite and online resources, evaluations of faculty and students, and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management.

Program's Mission

The Project Management Master’s Program at Missouri State University will provide a high quality relevant education in Project Management that is accomplished through a flexible delivery format that serves a wide range of students in varying stages of their careers and geographic locations.  The program will promote lifelong learning through both degree and non-degree opportunities designed to enhance education and career potential.  The program will serve and interact with the greater institution and the professional community in a way that contributes to both.

Program Objectives

  1. Graduates of the Program are expected to exhibit a high level of competence in GAC Core Areas of Focus.
  1. Graduates of the Program are expected to possess skills and abilities that result in added success in and contribution to their chosen field.
  1. Graduates of the Program are expected to seek opportunities at various stages of their careers to continue their education and professional development.
  1. Graduates of the Program are expected to demonstrate professional and personal growth by seeking leadership and mentoring roles in their professional community.

Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of techniques, skills, and tools of the project management discipline.
  2. An ability to identify organizational problems, critically analyze solution alternatives and recommend proper solutions.
  3. An ability to apply project management processes and principles to determine possible approaches to develop strategic and operational managerial actions.
  4. An understanding of successful leadership factors to function effectively as a member or leader in a project team.
  5. An understanding of the impact of the project management discipline in a societal, economic, and global context.
  6. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities in project management.

Accreditation Press Release

Program Performance – Student Achievement