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LSU Online & Continuing Education Becomes Project Management Institute’s Newest Authorized Training Partner

Newsroom | LSU Online News June 13, 2022
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PMI members can now take LSU Professional Development courses to earn eligible PDUs

BATON ROUGE, La. — June 13, 2022 — LSU Online & Continuing Education, or LSU OCE, has joined Project Management Institute, or PMI, the leading association for project management, as a new Authorized Training Partner effective this month. As an Authorized Training Partner, LSU OCE is qualified to deliver and lead approved preparation and training courses to help PMI professionals maintain their active status for certifications like the Project Management Professional, or PMP®. The division offers eligible online and on-campus courses that provide Professional Development Units, or PDUs, in related topics such as:

  • Essentials of Project Management
  • Techniques of Project Development
  • Estimation and Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Project Change Control
  • Developing an Agile Mindset with Scrum
  • Fundamentals of Supervision
  • Finance for the Non-Financial Manager
  • Public Speaking
  • and more!
  • “Our partnership with PMI highlights our continual efforts in expanding access and opportunity for working adult learners by offering cutting-edge educational experiences,” said Kappie Mumphrey, vice president at LSU Online & Continuing Education and certified PMP. “Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive, career-focused training so students can put their new knowledge to use immediately or soon after course completion.”

    LSU OCE goes further by also recognizing the PMP® certification as college credit through the university’s Prior Learning Assessment, or PLA, program. Certification holders in good standing can save time and money by earning three to nine credits toward these LSU online degree programs:

  • Online Flores Master of Business Administration - 6 credits
  • Online MS in Leadership and Human Resource Development - 3 credits
  • Online MS in Industrial Engineering - 3 credits
  • Online MS in Construction Management - 3 credits
  • Online BS in Construction Management - 6 credits
  • Online Associate of General Studies - 9 credits
  • Project managers turn to PMI’s Authorized Training Partners for certification exam preparation and certification maintenance, especially since certified project managers earn more according to a recent market research. Respondents with a PMP certification report higher median salaries than those without a PMP certification — 16 percent higher on average across the 40 countries surveyed.[1] With the available training options from LSU OCE, project managers can earn or manage their credentials while learning in a flexible, online format.

    LSU is proud to partner with a variety of organizations to make it more accessible and affordable for working professionals to earn a new degree or certificate. Organizations interested in partnering with LSU can visit online.lsu.edu/partnerships to get started.

    About LSU Online & Continuing Education

    LSU Online & Continuing Education supports more than 150 online degrees and certificate programs from the LSU family of institutions. These flexible programs stack together to help advance careers and reach educational goals with no credit left behind. Our mission is to meet learners’ evolving needs by creating education opportunities in high-demand, workforce-relevant fields. Programs are designed for online and taught by award-winning LSU faculty and expert instructors. Online degree students will earn the same diploma as on-campus students and can expect world-class customer service through personal, one-on-one support. Explore our programs today at online.lsu.edu.

    About Project Management Institute (PMI)

    Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading professional association for project management, and the authority for a growing global community of millions of project professionals and individuals who use project management skills. Collectively, these professionals and “changemakers” consistently create better outcomes for businesses, community and society worldwide. Visit us at https://www.pmi.org.

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