Graduate Programs

MS (Project Management)

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, related to a student's field of interest.

Program Details

Duration of Program

1-1/2 years

No. of semesters

3 Regular

No. of courses

6 Courses, 2 Independent Studies (IS) and 1 Thesis Or 8 Courses and 2 IS

Total No. of credit hours


The Program is offered in evenings only

Entry Requirements

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 with minimum 50% score.

Admission Test and Interview
All candidates need to clear the admission test and interview to qualify for admission.

Degree Requirements
1. Completed 30 credit hours.
2. Maintained minimum CGPA 2.50 for MPM and 2.75 for MSPM.
3. Passed the comprehensive test on completion of 30 credits.
4. Completed core, compulsory, elective courses and Independent Studies (as applicable to a program).

Semester Outlines for MS (Project Management)

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

MP 5112 Managing Projects-I

MS 5xxx Elective-I

MP 5103 Research Methodology

MS 5xxx Elective-II

MP 5202 Quantitative Tools for Research

MS 5108 Independent Study-I

MP 5212 Managing Projects-II

MS 5208 Independent Study-II



Fall Semester

MS 5xxx Elective-III**

MS 5xxx Elective-IV**

* Within Independent Research Studies, capstone project may also be taken.

** Thesis may be substituted by these electives.

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.


MP 5201 Quality Management Tools

MP 5218 Software Project Management

MP 5102 Project Management Constraints

MP 5317 Supply Chain Management

MP 5314 Project Review, Assurance and Governance

MP 5325 Project Simulation

MP 5324 Risk Management Dynamics

MP 5215 Human Resource Management Communication

MP 5217 Financial Decision Analysis

MP 5318 Business Analysis

MP 5205 Theories of Management


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