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Master of Science in Project Management
Program Name Master of Science in Project Management
Eligibility A 16-years degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject: Business Administration, Computer Science, IT, Economics, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Public Administration and Policy, and Development Studies, with minimum 2.5/4.00 CGPA (or 60% marks in annual system).
No third division or D grade throughout the academic career.
GAT (General) with 50% marks minimum.
Semesters 4
Number of years 2 years See notification
Credit hours 30 (Minimum)

Program Overview

Projects are ubiquitous and have shaped the face of human civilization since antiquity. The 21st century has been dubbed by some as the “century of projects”. As developmental challenges, science and technology and knowledge relentlessly advance, projects – and a profound insight into how to manage them effectively and efficiently - will become all the more relevant with the passage of time. This is especially true for developing countries like Pakistan, where a huge chunk of public-sector resources are spent on projects every year, and the need to properly handle projects given acute and chronic resource constraints is the need of the hour. Projects are the key to Pakistan’s economic and social development. Keeping in mind its mission of imparting quality education in Pakistan, and also because of its obligation as a public-sector university to contribute to the development and prosperity of Pakistan to the maximum extent possible within the framework of its resource limitations, CIIT Virtual Campus is launching a 2 year Master of Science Program in Project Management (MSPM).

Special features and objectives

MSPM will help fill a major void in project management education in Pakistan. It is a well known fact that vast sums of public resources are wasted due to mismanagement of projects, particularly in the social sector. Project failures – as measured with respect to the non-attainment of its goal, and/or cost or schedule overruns – are common in Pakistan. This problem is attributable in part to the lack of basic project management knowledge of the initiators, planners and implementers of projects. Successful project management requires insight into several knowledge areas, for instance, communication management, risk management, cost and time management etc. Yet comparatively few project managers in Pakistan can claim that they have an adequate insight into all these areas. The dearth of project management education opportunities in Pakistan is the principal cause of this problem. The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program being offered by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Virtual campus, is designed as a 2 year full-time program which has the main objective of providing students with a comprehensive, in-depth and practical knowledge of this exciting, challenging and increasingly important subject area of management. The first of its kind in Pakistan, the MSPM will help overcome the acute and chronic knowledge deficiency in project management which plagues most private, public and non-governmental organizations operating in Pakistan.

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MGT600 Mgmt, Organizational Policy and Practices 3(3, 0)
MGT601 Statistical Inference 3(3, 0)
XXXXXXProject Management Elective I 3(3, 0)
XXXXXX Project Management Elective II 3(3, 0)

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MGT602 Research Methodology 3(3, 0)
MGT605 Quantitative Techniques 3(3, 0)
XXXXXX Project Management Elective III 3(3, 0)
XXXXXX Project Management Elective IV 3(3, 0)

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MGT800 Thesis 6(0, 6)

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MGT800 Thesis (continued) 6(0, 6)

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PRM700 Advanced Project Management 3(3, 0)
PRM701 Project Constraint Management 3(3, 0)
PRM702 Project Quality and Risk Management 3(3, 0)
PRM703 Project Stake Holder Management 3(3, 0)
PRM704 Project Controlling and Monitoring 3(3, 0)
PRM705 Software Project Management Applications 3(3, 0)
PRM706 Development and Management of Complex Projects 3(3, 0)
PRM707 Seminar in Project Management 3(3, 0)

Note: The electives would be offered on the availibility of teachers and on the discretion of the competent authority.

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