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Project Management

Guide to resources for the Brenau MBA in Project Management. Includes tips for finding library resources, evaluating internet resources, accessing exam prep materials, and citing in APA style.

Overview of Professional Organizations

How can professional organizations help with your homework AND career development?

Professional organizations are rich sources of information, data, and networking opportunities. Below you will find important links for only a few professional organizations, but there are many more.

What type of information? 

  • Professional and career advice, research, standards, trends, analysis, commentary, tools and templates.
  • Many formats: conferences (in-person, virtual) and conference proceedings/papers, webinars, reports, newsletters, journals, articles, blogs, videos and books.

Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute (PMI)

The Project Management Institute is a not-for-profit professional membership association for project managers and program managers. It is an international organization with chapters around the world.

The Project Management Institute is the organization that gives out the PMP (Project Management Professional) credential, a globally recognized certificate that assures employers that a person is trained and qualified to manage projects.

PMI is also the organization that oversees the documentation of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) within the PMBOK Guide.


Why should you use the PMI website?

Many of the resources are freely available, and with a student membership you will have full access to outstanding articles and the PMI journal.


Important links for PMI

International Project Management Association

IPMA is a federation of about 70 Member Associations (MAs). MAs develop project management competences in their geographic areas of influence, interacting with thousands of practitioners and developing relationships with corporations, government agencies, universities and colleges, as well as training organizations and consulting companies.

Other Professional Organizations


Find other professional organizations using Google.

Consider these keywords: organization, association, society, council. 

Here are two example searches using Google:

  • professional organization interior design
  • professional organization health information management

Content Attribution

Content on this page is adapted with permission from Golden Gate University's Project Management guide