Editorial Team

RICS SBE Mumbai has announced that its postgraduate programme – MBA in Construction Project Management has recently been accredited by the PMI-GAC. This is the second RICS SBE campus, to bag the coveted accreditation for MBA CPM; Noida campus having been awarded the same honour earlier.

The MBA in CPM programme offered at RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University, Mumbai, earlier underwent a rigorous two-year long accreditation assessment process by the Project Management Institute (PMI) – Global Accreditation Centre (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs, USA.

PMI-GAC is an independent academic accreditation body with policies, procedures, and standards for project, program, portfolio management and related programs at the bachelor’s, postgraduate and doctoral degree levels. The GAC evaluated RICS SBE’s postgraduate program on various accreditation standards such as curricula, its  Core Areas of Focus for Program Learning Outcomes, industry requirements being met, academic staff quality, students’ experience, financial resources and program improvements amongst others and granted the letter of accreditation to the MBA CPM program at RICS SBE, Mumbai on July 28th 2020.

Ashwani Awasthi, Managing Director, RICS SBE

Commenting on this wonderful achievement, Mr Ashwani Awasthi, Managing Director, RICS SBE said, “We are delighted to announce that PMI-GAC has accredited our MBA in CPM programme, Mumbai Campus for the next 5 years. It was a two-year-long, arduous yet inspirational process. Now, both the RICS SBE campuses, Noida and Mumbai, are providing PMI-GAC accredited MBA in CPM programme which is a huge honour and accomplishment for all of us. I would like to thank the RICS staff and management for their constant and valuable support. Students aspiring to a post-graduate degree in Construction Project Management can avail the huge benefit of having a world-class program available at two centres right here in India.”

GAC accreditation is a testament that the program demonstrates a commitment to academic quality and excellence, meets global accreditation standards and prepares students to enter the workforce. PMI-GAC has accredited 125+ such programs globally; MBA-CPM of RICS SBE is the first-ever program to be accredited by PMI-GAC in India. 500+ MBA-CPM graduates already working in the industry in India & abroad.

Benefits to Students Enrolled in PMI-GAC accredited RICS SBE CPM programme

RICS School of Built Environment (RICS SBE) was established in 2013 by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in collaboration with Amity University Uttar Pradesh at Noida. RICS is a global professional body promoting and enforcing the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. RICS SBE is offering undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Construction, Real Estate & Infrastructure. It also serves as a hub for research and development of technical expertise in the built environment. MBA in Construction Project Management program (MBA-CPM) is the popular program of RICS SBE. There are about 500+ MBA-CPM graduates already working in the industry in India & abroad and 175+ are graduating as part of the class of 2019.

MBA-CPM program is now accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (PMI-GAC).  PMI-GAC is an independent academic accreditation body with policies, procedures, and standards for project, program, portfolio management and related programs at the bachelor’s, postgraduate and doctoral degree levels. GAC is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA), which advances the knowledge, skills, good practices, and ethical commitments of accreditors as a means of enhancing educational quality.

GAC accreditation is a testament that the program:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to academic quality and excellence
  • Meets global accreditation standards
  • Prepares students to enter the workforce

PMI-GAC accredited 125+ such programs globally across 65+ Institutions; 25+ programs across 15 institutions in Asia. MBA-CPM of RICS SBE is the first-ever program accredited by PMI-GAC in India.

It may be noted that MBA-CPM program is also accredited by RICS, again a first of its kind in India. Accreditation by both these prestigious professional bodies means the world-class academic experience for the students as well as enhance the employability of the graduates.

 

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