Press Release (November 16, 2015)
Virginia International University Approved as Registered Education Provider by
Project Management Institute
Fairfax, Virginia, USA – November 2nd, 2015 – Virginia International University (VIU) today announces that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest project management member association, has named it as a Registered Education Provider (REP) effective October 1, 2015.REPs are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, and other PMI professional credentials. These organizations have met PMI’s rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design.
Project managers are increasingly turning to REPs for certification training and maintenance, especially since global median salaries for the profession now exceed $81,000 (USD). VIU's School of Business offers various graduate-level academic and certificate programs to individuals who are determined to excel as project managers and to meet the industry demand both locally and globally. The programs include Master of Science in Project Management (MPM), MBA in Project Management, and Graduate Certificate in Project Management. The programs are aligned principally to the core processes and knowledge areas found in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide. Students gain in-depth analytical skills, stakeholder communication techniques, strategic planning, and implementation skills, as well as managerial and leadership insight.
Virginia International University joins more than 1,500 REPs in more than 80 countries. These organizations include commercial training providers, academic institutions, and corporate training departments within corporations and government agencies.
About Virginia International University
Virginia International University is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit institution which was established in 1998 in Fairfax, Virginia with the goal of making quality education affordable to students from around the globe. VIU offers over 20 cutting edge degree and certificate programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels in computer science, information systems, business, education, and public and international Affairs. VIU also offers ESL, continuing education, and test preparation courses to help students reach their academic and professional development goals. University programs are available on-ground as well as online.
About Project Management Institute (PMI)
Project Management Institute is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, Human Systems International (HSI) provides organizational assessment and benchmarking services to leading businesses and government, while ProjectManagement.com and ProjectsAtWork.com create online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives.