University Partners

Evolving the project management profession involves outreach to practitioners, organizations and academics. Project Management Institute (PMI) has recognized that to advance the profession, chapters need to partner with universities to educate the next generation of project professionals.  Today, PMINEO serves over 6 universities and 10 schools to evolve the business mindset and promote student leadership skills.   At present, we have sustained partnerships with 5 universities, which include


Baldwin Wallace University is a private, liberal arts-based, Methodist-affiliated college located in Berea, Ohio, offering bachelor's and master's degrees, certificates and professional education programs.  After more than a century and a half, BW is still characterized by leadership and innovation in education.  BW's majors build on that crucial foundation, with many leading-edge programs that develop tangible professional skills and career options that match student’s academic passion.



Founded in 1826, Case Western Reserve University is a private research institution in Cleveland, OH. The most popular of CWRU's over 75 majors and minors are engineering, biomedical sciences and business, but students can also pursue art and music degrees thanks to close partnerships with the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Case Western’s engineering program was the first to be ABET-accredited, and the school is part of the Global E3, which gives engineering students the opportunity to study abroad while paying home institution tuition.



Cleveland State University is a public institution that was founded in 1964. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,443, and the setting is Urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Cleveland State University's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Located in downtown Cleveland, Cleveland State University offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs. About one-third of CSU students are there to earn a graduate degree, and programs offered include those in the Monte Ahuja College of Business, the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the Washkewicz College of Engineering and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.



Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) opened in 1963 as Ohio's first community college and remains Ohio's oldest and largest public community college.  Tri-C's campuses in Parma, Highland Hills, Westlake and downtown Cleveland, and its Corporate College locations in Warrensville Heights and Westlake, provide state of the art facilities and equipment. The College also opened a Hospitality Management Center on Public Square in downtown Cleveland in 2010 and the Brunswick University Center. The College ranks 1st in Ohio and 25th in the nation in conferring associate degrees - all disciplines.



Kent State University (KSU) is a large, primarily residential, public research university in Kent, Ohio.  As of September 2016, Kent State is one of the largest universities in Ohio with an enrollment of 40,782 students in the eight-campus system and 30,167 students at the main campus in Kent. It is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as one of the top 77 public research universities in the US and one of the top 76 in community engagement.[7] In 2010, Kent State was ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world by Times Higher Education.  U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings put Kent State as tied for #188 for National Universities and tied for #101 in Top Public Schools. Kent State offers over 300 degree programs, among them 250 baccalaureate, 40 associate's, 50 master's, and 23 doctoral programs of study, which include such notable programs as nursing, business, history, library science, aeronautics, journalism, fashion design and the Liquid Crystal Institute.


58ddae613b29c.png The University of Akron is one of the region’s most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a workforce highly trained in diverse disciplines, and known for an innovative approach to higher education. With 23,000 students and more than 300 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and law degree programs, UA offers career-focused and experiential learning helps students get ahead in the job market. UA brings together diverse disciplines in ways that provide students with life-long skills, internships and co-ops, opportunities for academic research, study abroad, on-campus student employment and service projects designed for diverse groups of learners, including full-time, part-time and online students, veterans, and adults returning to the classroom.