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. 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

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


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/HAT 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 2.75.
3. Completed core, compulsory, elective courses and Independent Studies (as applicable to a program).

Semester Outlines for MS (Project Management)

First Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

MP 5107 Fundamentals of Project Management

MP 5103 Research Methodology

MP 5105 Advance Project Management

MP 5xxx Elective-II

MP 5202 Quantitative Tools for Research

MP 5111 Elective-III

MP 5xxx Elective-I

MP 5111 Elective-IV

Second Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

MP 5xxx Thesis-I* OR Independent Research Study - I/Elective-V**

MP 5xxx Thesis-II


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.


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.