St. Scholastica celebrates project management program accreditation

The College of St. Scholastica will host an event on Monday morning to celebrate the global accreditation of its fully online master of science program in project management.

At 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26 in Tower Hall room 1115, Chris Doyle, past president of the Minnesota chapter of the Project Management Institute, will join College officials to celebrate the achievement. Doyle will present St. Scholastica President Dr. Colette Geary with a plaque signifying the College’s accreditation by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs.

“Achieving accreditation with the GAC distinguishes our program,” said Brandon Olson, Ph.D., associate professor of project management. “When we earned the accreditation last summer, there were only 28 other GAC-accredited institutions in North America and 57 worldwide. Also, we were one of only 12 institutions across the world with this accreditation offering fully online master’s programs.”

The skills and concepts taught in St. Scholastica’s online Master of Science in Project Management program can be applied across a wide range of industries, and project management itself is a fast-growing, high-paying field. The program can be completed in two years.

St. Scholastica’s project management program stands out because its curriculum focuses on all three aspects of the Project Management Institute’s “talent triangle,” Olson said: Technical project management; strategic and business management; and leadership. For more information, go to

The College of St. Scholastica is nationally recognized for quality. Rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes classify it as one of the Midwest’s top regional universities. Learn more at

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