SNHU Approved as Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute

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Students in the university’s project management master’s degree programs to satisfy educational requirement needed to take the PMP® exam.

SNHU's R.E.P. status enables students who take QSO 645 (Project Management for PMP® Certification) in our project management graduate programs, to satisfy the educational requirement of 35 hours of project management education for the PMP® exam.

Project Management Institute (PMI®), the world’s leading project management member association, has named Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), effective November 1, 2012. To earn this distinction, SNHU met rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification and instructional design. R.E.P.s enable project managers to achieve and maintain Project Management Professional (PMP®), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), Program Management Professional (PgMP®), and other PMI® professional credentials.

Recent research by the PMI® confirmed what businesses, job boards and the media have been reporting for the past two years – project management is one of the hottest professions in the world. The PMI® Project Management Salary Survey – Seventh Edition noted that organizations are increasingly recognizing the value of trained project managers to their overall business goals. Salaries continue to climb for Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential holders, with average earnings of 16 percent more than non-credentialed project managers.

“SNHU's R.E.P. status enables students who take QSO 645 (Project Management for PMP® Certification) in our project management graduate programs, to satisfy the educational requirement of 35 hours of project management education for the PMP® exam,” said Kishore Kumar Pochampally, Ph.D., PMP®, Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ), associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Quantitative Studies, Operations and Project Management at SNHU’s School of Business. These graduate programs include the MBA in Project Management, International MBA in Project Management, MS in Operations and Project Management and Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

Southern New Hampshire University joins more than 1,400 R.E.P.s in more than 70 countries. This latest designation augments the university’s online graduate programs, which have earned the GetEducated.com Best Buy and New Hampshire Business Review Best Online Degree and Best MBA awards. Over 80 affordable, quality, online graduate courses are offered in an 11-week, four-semester-per-year format. To apply or obtain more information about the online project management graduate programs, visit Southern New Hampshire University’s website. SNHU’s winter session begins Jan. 7, 2013.

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About SNHU
Southern New Hampshire University is a not-for-profit, regionally accredited, university with an 80-year history of educating successful professionals. SNHU has a total enrollment of 21,000 students in more than 180 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, available online, at our main campus in Manchester, N.H., and at our regional centers in New Hampshire and Maine.

SNHU was the only university to make Fast Company’s 2012 list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, ranking 12th overall.

About Project Management Institute (PMI®)        
PMI® is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than 650,000 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 http://www.PMI.org, http://www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter@PMInstitute.
PMP, CAPM, and PgMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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