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.
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.
SZABIST offers MS in Project Management (MSPM) program equivalent to M. Phil. The purpose of this program is to provide research based project management education. The program provides two academic streams for MSPM i.e. through course work comprising of 10 courses equivalent to 30 credit hours or research based stream comprising of 08 courses ( 24 credit hours) and 06 credits hours of research . The program also allows the SZABIST MPM students to join MSPM program.
Duration of Program
Duration of Program 1-1/2 years(Maximum Duration to Complete degree is 04 years)
No. of semesters
No. of courses
1) Courses Work based Stream – 10 courses
2) Research based Stream 08 courses, 02 IRS or 01 Thesis Total No. of credit hours 30 The Program is offered on Weekend only
Fundamentals of Project Management
Advance Project Management
Quantitative Tools for Research
Thesis-I* OR Independent Research Study – I/Elective-V**
Independent Research Study – II/Elective-VI**
** Elective-V and Elective-VI to be opted by students following course work scheme.
* Thesis to be registered in two parts while Independent Research Study-I and Independent Research Study-II can be opted in one semester by research stream students.
Within Independent Research Studies, capstone project may also be taken.
MSPM students may switch to MPM program after admissions, before third week of first semester or after completion of first semester. This option, however, cannot be exercised in/after second semester.
Quality Management Tools
Software Project Management
Project Management Constraints
Supply Chain Management
Project Review, Assurance and Governance
Risk Management Dynamics
Human Resource Management Communication
Financial Decision Analysis
Theories of Management
All courses may not be offered in every semester. Alternative courses may be substituted when required.
Department of Management Sciences
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