SZABIST Business School

Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan
Head of Department (Management Sciences)
Program Manager MS (MS)

PhD HRM (National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad)
Dr. Mehboob Ahmad
Program Manager PhD (MS)

PhD-Economics (Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan)
Dr. Fuwad Bashir Awan
Program Manager BBA (4th Year) / MBA-Day (36CH)
PhD Management Sciences (Capital University of Science & Technology)
Mr. Amer Riaz Qureshi
Program Manager MSPM

MS - Industrial Engineering (University of Southern California, USA)
Mr. Atif Bilal
Program Manager BBS, PMBA, EMBA, MHRM

MS HRM (Superior University Lahore)
Dr. Shahid Bashir
Program Manager MBA-Evening(36, 72 & 90)

PhD (Marketing) Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mr. Zeeshan Hamid
Program Manager BSAF

MS-Finance (Air University, Islamabad)
Ms. Shumaila Zeb
Program Manager BBA (1st, 2nd & 3rd Year)

MPhil-Finance (NUST, Islamabad)

Master in Project Management

MPM Mission Statement

MPM provides graduates/students with universally accepted and practiced tools and techniques to manage projects of different nature from all walks of life for enhancing their project management capabilities thus contribute towards project success.

Program Details

SZABIST started its HEC-approved Master in Project Management (MPM) program in Spring 2009. Admissions are offered twice a year: Fall & Spring. With more than 1000 students already graduated, we have the most widespread alumni nationwide. More than 50 students of SZABIST Islamabad have obtained PMI certification of Project Management Professional (PMP).

MPM provides students with the tools and techniques to manage day-to-day activities of projects of different nature. The course is designed for people from all walks of life. For practicing project managers, it is a guide to enhance their capabilities and to solve typical problems that may arise from time to time. The concepts, principles and techniques taught in this course are based on, but not limited to, the Project Management Institute (PMI) framework, which is universally accepted and practiced. The program takes about a calendar year, comprising of 30 credit hours & spread over two semesters.

To obtain the MPM degree, 9 courses and 1 Computer Base Training (CBT) must be completed. Each taught course comprises 16 classes of 3 hours each. Computer software and related material along with technical assistance is provided to students to assist in preparing their projects after training. Classroom seminars, project management related games, visits to project sites, and guest lectures from international speakers are part of this program

Classes will take place on weekends/weekday evenings depending on the chosen mode of study.


  • Applicant with a minimum of sixteen 16 years of education / 4 year Bachelors / Masters degree from any HEC recognized educational institution with minimum 55% marks / CGPA 2.50 are eligible for MPM program.

  • A computer-based on-campus entrance test Or a valid NTS/GAT result of 50% marks.

  • Interview conducted at SZABIST

Mode I (Weekday evenings): Monday to Friday (06:30 pm-09:30 pm) total of five classes, one class held each weekday evening.
Mode II (Weekends) : Friday evening (06:30pm - 09:30pm) one class, Saturday & Sunday (10:00 am-01:00 pm) & (02:00 pm-05:00 pm) two classes held both days

MPM to MS(PM) Bridge Track:
Non-BBA students wishing to pursue MS(PM), are recommended to first start with MPM and then bridge over to MS(PM) automatically by taking two additional research courses and six credits of research. All of this can be done within two years.

Master in Project Management

The Masters in Project Management is designed to enable individuals to manage complex projects of today through modern project management approaches. MPM is a 1-year program comprising of 30 credit hours spread over two semesters. Ten courses are required to graduate. The maximum time to complete the degree is 4 years. There are two intakes in a year and roadmap for each intake follows as under:


Sr. No. Course Code Course Title
1 PM 5102 Fundamentals of Project Management
2 PM 5104 Cost and Financial Management for Project Management
3 PM 5105 Project Scope Management
4 PM 5201 Project Scheduling, Planning and Time Management
5 PM 5301 Project Quality Management

Sr. No. Course Code Course Title
1 PM 5351 Project Risk Management
2 PM xxxx Software Tools for Project Management*
3 PM xxxx Elective-I
4 PM 5209 Project
5 PM xxxx Elective-II


Sr. No. Course Code Course Title
1 PM 5151 Enterprise Resource Planning
2 PM 5152 Innovation and Technology Management
3 PM 5153 Managing Projects
4 PM 5251 Procurement and Contract Management
5 PM 5252 Project Change Management
6 PM 5253 Project Human Resource Management
7 PM 5255 Project Change and Risk Management
8 PM 5351 Project Risk Management
9 PM 5352 Project Stakeholders Management
10 PM 5257 Simulation for Project Management
11 PM 5303 Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Control Management
12 PM 5354 LeaderShip Team and Communication for Project Management
13 PM 5303 Governance Monitoring, Evaluation for Development

All courses may not be offered every semester. Al-ternative courses may be substituted as and when required.