SLU Approved as REP by Project Management Institute
SLU offers a minor, certificate and training classes in Project Management through the School for Professional Studies and the Center for Workforce & Organizational Development
April 8, 2013
ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis University announces that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's largest project management member association, has named it as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). R.E.P.s 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 R.E.P.s for certification training and maintenance, especially since median salaries for the profession now exceed $100,000 (USD). Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies offers minor and certificate programs in Project Management. Both can be completed fully online in accelerated eight-week terms. They are designed to be convenient, flexible and affordable-ideal for working professionals.
SLU's Center for Workforce and Organizational Development offers individual Project Management courses as well as a Certificate of Directed Study in Project Management, and all of these courses qualify students for Professional Development Units (PDUs). Additionally, SLU's Workforce Center offers PMP® and Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ® review and preparation classes for those working toward their certifications.
Katherine Cain, Executive Director of the Workforce Center, explains, "SLU's new R.E.P. status holds us to a higher standard -- we can ensure that the University is providing the highest quality instruction for Project Management content to both degree and non-degree students."
SLU joins more than 1,500 R.E.P.s in more than 80 countries. These organizations include commercial training providers, academic institutions, and corporate training departments within corporations and government agencies.
About SLU's School for Professional Studies
All classes in the School for Professional Studies are offered in accelerated eight-week sessions and are designed for busy adults with affordable tuition rates as well as convenient, online classes. SLU for Busy Adults gives working professionals the opportunity to earn their degree with flexible online and evening courses. In Saint Louis University's tradition of excellence, the School for Professional Studies caters to nontraditional students so they can pursue Bachelor's and Master's programs from globally-recognized SLU. For more information about SLU for Busy Adults, visit busyadults.slu.edu or call (314) 977-2330.
About SLU's Center for Workforce & Organizational Development
Saint Louis University's Center for Workforce & Organizational Development provides high-quality workforce training and development programs in the St. Louis area. The Center features state-of-the-art Windows, Mac and network labs and offers over 400 IT and Professional Development courses and certificates annually, covering such topics as Application Development, Project Management, Mobile Development, Information Security, Business Intelligence and much more. Our mission at the Workforce Center is to provide the highest quality instruction, value and customer service to business professionals in the metropolitan area. For more information, visit workforcecenter.slu.edu or call (314) 977-3226.
About Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI is the world's largest project management member association, representing more than 600,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries. As a global thought leader and knowledge resource, PMI advances the profession through its global standards and credentials, collaborative chapters and virtual communities and academic research. When organizations invest in project management, supported by PMI, executives have confidence that their important initiatives will deliver expected results, greater business value and competitive advantage. Visit us at www.PMI.org, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter@PMInstitute.