Islamabad Campus

MS (Project Management)

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MS (Project Management)

SZABIST offers an MS Degree (Equivalent to M. Phil) in Project Management. The objective of this program is to provide research-based project management education related to students’ fields of interest. By providing the requisite skills and knowledge, the program paves the way to pursue doctoral studies.

Recognizing that concentrated studies are a challenge for working professionals during regular weekdays, we have designed MS in Project Management as a weekend program. The classes are offered on (Firday and Saturday) OR (Saturday and Sunday).

There are two academic streams available for MSPM. The students are required to complete 8 courses and 2 Independent Research Studies (IRS), or a thesis, with a total of 30 credit hours as a part of Research based stream. Alternatively, students may opt for 30 credit hours of Coursework based stream by taking only 10 courses.

The maximum time limit to complete the MS degree is four years.

Entry Requirements
Eligibility
  • All the candidates with 16 years of education (with minimum 55% marks) from an HEC recognized university will be eligible to take admission in this program. MSPM students are also required to pass GAT General/HAT with minimum 50% score.

Degree Requirements

  • Completed 30 credit hours.
  • Maintained minimum CGPA 2.75.
  • Completed core, compulsory, elective courses and Independent Studies (as applicable to a program).

Admission Test and Interview

All candidates need to clear the admission test and interview to qualify for admission.
Candidates with non-business undergraduate degrees are encouraged to start in our MPM program and then transfer to MS(PM) program under the “MPM-MS(PM) bridge track”.
Financial Assistance in the form of Teaching/ Research Associate ship is available to needy and meritorious students subject to availability. Candidates should apply early.

Course Curriculum

There are two academic streams available for MSPM. The students are required to complete 8 courses and 2 Independent Research Studies (IRS), or a thesis, with a total of 30 credit hours as a part of Research based stream. Alternatively, students may opt for 30 credit hours of Coursework based stream by taking only 10 courses. The breakup of 30 credit hours under each stream is as follows:

Coursework Based Stream

  • Four compulsory courses (12 credit hours)
  • Six elective courses (18 credit hours)

Research Based Stream

  • Four compulsory courses (12 credit hours)
  • Four elective courses (12 credit hours)
  • Two Independent Research Studies (6 credit hours)
  • OR Thesis (6 credit hours)

 

Program Details

1. Coursework Based Stream

 

First Year

Fall Semester

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MP 5107 Fundamentals of Project Management  
2 MP 5202 Quantitative Tools for Research  
3 MP 5xxx Elective-I  

 

Spring Semester

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MP 5103 Research Methodology  
2 MP 5105 Advanced Project Management PM 5107
3 MP 5xxx Elective-II  
4 MP 5xxx Elective-III  

 

Second Year

Fall Semester

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MP 5xxx Elective-IV  
2 MP 5xxx Elective-V  
3 MP 5xxx Elective-VI  

 

2. Research Based Stream

 

First Year

Fall Semester

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MP 5107 Fundamentals of Project Management  
2 MP 5202 Quantitative Tools for Research  
3 MP 5xxx Elective-I  

 

Spring Semester

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MP 5103 Research Methodology  
2 MP 5105 Advanced Project Management PM 5107
3 MP 5xxx Elective-II  
4 MP 5xxx Elective-III  

 

Second Year

Fall Semester

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MP 5111 Independent Research Study – I MP 5103
2 MP 5211 Independent Research Study-II MP 5202
3 MP 5xxx Elective-IV  

 

Spring Semester

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MP 5xxx Thesis I* MP 5103

 

Third Year

Fall Semester

Sr. No Course Code Course Title Pre-Req
1 MP 5xxx Thesis II Thesis I

ELECTIVES

MP

5102

Project Management Constraints

MP

5103

Operations Research

MP

5201

Quality Management Tools

MP

5205

Theories of Management

MP

5215

Human Resource Management

 

 

Communication

MP

5217

Financial Decision Analysis

MP

5218

Software Project Management

MP

5223

Project Scheduling, Planning and Time

 

 

Management

MP

5224

Project Scope

MP

5226

Governance, Monitoring and Evaluation of

 

 

Development Projects

MP

5314

Project Review, Assurance and

 

 

Governance

MP

5317

Supply Chain Management

MP

5318

Business Analysis

MP

5322

Project Program Portfolio Management

MP

5324

Risk Management Dynamics

MP

5325

Project Simulation

MP

5328

Project Risk Management

Department Info

Department of Management Sciences

Street # 09, Plot # 67
Sector H-8/4, Islamabad, Pakistan

051-4863363-65
szabist-isb.edu.pk