CityU PMI GAC Accreditation Reaffirmed

CityU PMI GAC Accreditation Reaffirmed

City University of Seattle is Reaffirmed Among Select Institutions Offering Project Management Degree Programs Accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs

To demonstrate that City University of Seattle is preparing students for the rapidly growing and highly demanded field of project management, the following degree programs at CityU has been reaffirmed by Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) in April 2023:

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 135 project management degree programs in twenty-two countries around the world are accredited by GAC. 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.

“We are very proud of the work we have done at CityU in order to receive the reaffirmation of our GAC accreditation,” said Dr. Sumantra Sengupta, Dean of CityU’s School of Business and Management. “We continuously monitor what employers are looking for and the demands that graduates see on a day-to-day basis, and we work to ensure that our degree programs exceed those expectations. Our goal is to provide CityU students with the project management fundamentals they need to be successful leaders within their organizations.”

Drs. Candice Ward and Payam Saadat, Program Directors for CityU’s School of Business and Management, were instrumental in ensuring the highest level of success as well. “Our students are our top priority, and we want to provide them with degrees and classes that they need to succeed,” said Dr. Ward. “The PMI GAC accreditation allows students to be confident in their decision to pursue their bachelor’s or master’s degree at CityU,” added Dr. Saadat.

CityU’s project management degrees aim to assist students in the development of necessary knowledge and skills to complete projects from conception to closure and to ensure that projects come in on time and within budget. Both the undergraduate degree and the graduate degree provide students with the skills, knowledge, and insights required to manage projects and programs in a variety of business applications and industries.

About Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading professional association for a growing global community of millions of project professionals.

As the world’s leading authority on project management, PMI empowers people to make ideas a reality. Through global advocacy, networking, collaboration, research, and education. PMI prepares organizations and individuals at every stage of their career journey to work smarter so they can drive success in a world of change.

Building on a proud legacy dating to 1969, PMI is a “for-purpose” organization working in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, strengthen organizational success, and enable changemakers with new skills and ways of working to maximize their impact. PMI offerings include globally-recognized standards, certifications, online courses, thought leadership, tools, digital publications, and communities.

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. Visit us at

Published April 24, 2023



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