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Master of Science in Project Management

Professional Organizations

GW School of Business Accreditation
GW Project Management Association
Project Management Alumni Association
Project Management Institute
International Project Management Association
Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering
National Contract Management Association

GW School of Business Accreditation: AACSB International

The George Washington University School of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The university is also accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education and The Council on Post-Secondary Education. Currently GW is in the process of applying for accreditation through PMI.

GW Project Management Association

The Project Management Students Association (GWPMA) was formed with the specific mandate of providing a forum for current MSPM students to exchange ideas, and to share experiences and expertise in the project management field. Students and alumni are provided an opportunity to gain exposure to, and acquire knowledge on the most current PM practices. This is achieved through coordinated and timely interactive sessions, facilitated by the most knowledgeable and experienced organizations and personnel in the industry, and ultimately providing MSPM students and alumni with an excellent platform for networking in a an intellectual and social environment.

Project Management Alumni Association

The GW Project Management Alumni Association (PMAA) was created to develop a network of Project Management practitioners to foster career development, mentor current students through the GWPMA, facilitate continued learning and certification, and to support the growth of the MSPM program and its faculty. The PMAA holds regular PM webinars, PM seminars, and alumni and current student networking events.

Project Management Institute

The Project Management Institute (PMI) provides global leadership in the development of standards for the practice of the project management profession throughout the world, boasting over half a million members in 185 countries. PMI's premiere standards document, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), is a globally recognized standard for managing projects in today's marketplace. GW is in discussion with PMI in regards to PMI accreditation, however GW MSPM students still earn 35 professional development units (PDUs) for every 3 credit course.

International Project Management Association

The International Project Management Association (IPMA) began as a discussion group of managers of international projects in 1967. It has now about 20,000 members from all over the world. IPMA promotes high standards of project management through their certificate programs, conferences, expert seminars, training courses, global forum, research, and publications.

Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering

With about 6,000 members world-wide, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE International) serves cost management professionals: cost managers and engineers, project managers, planners and schedulers, estimators and bidders, and value engineers. AACE International has members in 78 countries and currently includes 70 local sections. AACE publishes Cost Engineering Magazine.

National Contract Management Association

The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), founded in 1959, is the world's leading professional resource for those in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 22,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums.


MSPM Information Packet


A comprehensive guide about GW's M.S. in Project Management.



MSPM Information Sessions

MSPM Student Webzone

Attend an information session to learn more about GW MSPM.



MSPM International Student Admissions Guide

MSPM International Student Admissions Guide
A complete admissions guide for all international students.



MSPM Student Webzone

MSPM Student Webzone

The webzone is a one-stop-shop for information for current students.



Dean Doug Guthrie's Blog

Dean Doug Guthrie

Dr. Doug Guthrie, Dean, Professor of International Business and Professor of Management at The George Washington University School of Business is an expert in the fields of economic reform in China, leadership and corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. More