SZABIST Business School

Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan
Head of Department (Management Sciences)
Program Manager MS (MS)

PhD HRM (National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad)
Dr. Mehboob Ahmad
Program Manager PhD (MS)

PhD-Economics (Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan)
Mr. Amer Riaz Qureshi
Program Manager MSPM

MS - Industrial Engineering (University of Southern California, USA)
Mr. Fuwad Bashir Awan
Program Manager BBA (4th Year) / MBA-Day (36CH)
MS-HRM (Capital University of Science & Technology)
Mr. Atif Bilal
Program Manager BBS, MBA-Evening(36, 72 & 90), PMBA, EMBA, MHRM

MS HRM (Superior University Lahore)
Mr. Zeeshan Hamid
Program Manager BSAF

MS-Finance (Air University, Islamabad)
Ms. Shumaila Zeb
Program Manager BBA (1st, 2nd & 3rd Year)

MPhil-Finance (NUST, Islamabad)

Master in Project Management

MPM Mission Statement

MPM provides students with the tools and techniques to manage day to day activities of projects of different natures. The program is designed for people of all walks of life. For practicing project managers, it will be a guide to enhance their capabilities and a reference for typical problems that may emerge from time to time. It will also enable them to understand their role in the mission of their organization. For those who wish to make a fresh start in the field of Project Management, they will find this a useful tool to pursue a career in. For functional managers, this program can provide an insight to enhance their contribution to project success. The concepts, principles and techniques taught in this program are universally accepted and practiced.

Program Details

SZABIST started its HEC-approved Master in Project Management (MPM) program in Spring 2009. Admissions are offered twice a year: Fall & Spring. With more than 1000 students already graduated, we have the most widespread alumni nationwide. More than 50 students of SZABIST Islamabad have obtained PMI certification of Project Management Professional (PMP).

MPM provides students with the tools and techniques to manage day-to-day activities of projects of different nature. The course is designed for people from all walks of life. For practicing project managers, it is a guide to enhance their capabilities and to solve typical problems that may arise from time to time. The concepts, principles and techniques taught in this course are based on, but not limited to, the Project Management Institute (PMI) framework, which is universally accepted and practiced. The program takes about a calendar year.

To obtain the MPM degree, 9 courses and 2 Computer Base Training (CBT) projects must be completed. Each taught course comprises 16 classes of 3 hours each. Computer software and related material along with technical assistance is provided to students to assist in preparing their projects after training. Classroom seminars, project management related games, visits to project sites, and guest lectures from international speakers are part of this program

Classes will take place on weekends (Saturday one class and Sunday two classes), Saturday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 05:00pm. Recently, Friday - Saturday schedule has also been introduced with success. The timings are the same as in Saturday - Sunday session. The option of weekdays classes is available and can be pursued if the number of students opting for this mode exceeds 20 students.


  • Applicant with a minimum of sixteen 16 years of education / 4 year Bachelors / Masters degree from any HEC recognized educational institution with minimum 55% marks / CGPA 2.50 are eligible for MPM program.

  • A computer-based on-campus entrance test Or a valid NTS/GAT result of 50% marks.

  • Interview conducted at SZABIST

Weekend Mode I: Friday (06:00 pm-09:00 pm) & Saturday (10:00 am-01:00 pm) & (02:00 pm-05:00 pm)*
Weekend Mode II: Saturday (06:00 pm-09:00 pm) & Sunday (10:00 am-01:00 pm) & (02:00 pm-05:00 pm)*
*CBTs will be held in addition to these time slots.

MPM to MS(PM) Bridge Track:
Non-BBA students wishing to pursue MS(PM), are recommended to first start with MPM and then bridge over to MS(PM) automatically by taking two additional research courses and six credits of research. All of this can be done within two years.