Master of Project Management

MPM Mission Statement

The MPM program is designed to enhance competencies of working professionals and students in areas of strategic intent, leadership skills and professional behaviour, tools, techniques, processes, contemporary best practices and emerging trends in managing projects effectively through project life cycle in multi-context environment

Program Details

SZABIST is the first and only university in Pakistan to offer a program in Project Management accredited by a global body, the PMI Institute, USA. 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,  SZABIST has a  widespread alumni nationwide. More than 50 students of SZABIST Islamabad have obtained PMI certification of Project Management Professional (PMP). The program was Globally Accredited in June 2021 by PMI, USA and recognized internationally by prestigious employers, universities and professional associations.  SZABIST offers an excellent opportunity for PMP aspirants as MPM graduates automatically earn 35 PDUs and one year of project management work experience required for the PMP exam  on the completion of the degree”

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 only.


  • For admission in the MPM program, the applicant must possess a minimum of sixteen years of education/4-year Bachelor/Masters degree from an HEC recognized educational institute with a minimum of 50% marks/2.0 CGPA.
  • A computer-based on-campus entrance test Or a valid NTS/GAT result of 50% marks.
  • Interview conducted at SZABIST

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.