Islamabad Campus

MS (Project Management)

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

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.

 

Program Details

 

Duration of Program

Duration of Program 1-1/2 years(Maximum Duration to Complete degree is 04 years)

No. of semesters

3/4* Regular

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

First Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

MP 5107

Fundamentals of Project Management

2

MP 5103

Research Methodology

3

MP 5105

Advance Project Management

4

MP 5xxx

Elective-II

5

MP 5202

Quantitative Tools for Research

6

MP 5111

Elective-III

7

MP 5xxx

Elective-I

8

MP 5111

Elective-IV

 

Second Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

MP 5xxx

Thesis-I* OR Independent Research Study – I/Elective-V**

2

MP 5xxx

Thesis-II

3

MP 5xxx

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.

ELECTIVES

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

MP 5201

Quality Management Tools

2

MP 5218

Software Project Management

3

MP 5102

Project Management Constraints

4

MP 5317

Supply Chain Management

5

MP 5314

Project Review, Assurance and Governance

6

MP 5325

Project Simulation

7

MP 5324

Risk Management Dynamics

8

MP 5215

Human Resource Management Communication

9

MP 5217

Financial Decision Analysis

10

MP 5318

Business Analysis

11

MP 5205

Theories of Management

 

All courses may not be offered in every semester. Alternative courses may be substituted when required.

Department Info

Department of Management Sciences

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

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