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, CUI is successfully executing a two year Master of Science Program in Project Management (MSPM).

Program objectives

Project Planning and Execution: Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in developing comprehensive project plans, including defining project scope, objectives, timelines, resource allocation, and risk management strategies. They will be able to effectively execute project plans, monitor progress, and make necessary adjustments to ensure project success.

Leadership and Team Management: Graduates will possess the skills to lead and manage project teams, including the ability to motivate team members, foster collaboration, resolve conflicts, and leverage diverse perspectives. They will understand the dynamics of team interactions and be capable of guiding teams towards achieving project goals.

Project Risk Management: Graduates will have a strong understanding of project risk management principles and techniques. They will be able to identify and analyze potential risks, develop risk mitigation strategies, and implement proactive measures to minimize the impact of risks on project outcomes.

Strategic Project Management: Graduates will acquire the ability to align projects with organizational objectives and strategic priorities. They will develop a strategic mindset, considering factors such as business value, organizational culture, and stakeholder expectations, to ensure that projects contribute to the overall success of the organization.

Project Evaluation and Continuous Improvement: Graduates will be proficient in evaluating project outcomes, assessing project performance against defined metrics, and conducting post-project reviews. They will be able to identify lessons learned, implement process improvements, and apply project management methodologies to enhance future project success

Entry Requirements

  • Prospective students need to register for preferred offered program through link and submit soft copies of required documents.
  • Intermediate or equivalent with minimum 50% marks, from an accredited institution.
  • NTS (GAT) with 50% marks as per CUI policy.

Scheme of Studies

Minimum Duration

  1. Number of years: 02
  2. Number of Semesters: 04

Maximum Duration

  1. Number of years: 4
  2. Number of Semesters: 8

Career Prospects

  • Corporate Sector
  • Academia
  • And other public, private and social sector entities.

Contact Details

Admission Office

Faculty Block II Ground Floor, COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad

Telephone: +92-51-9247000 +92-51-9247002 +92-51-9049802


Department of Management Sciences

Program Officer: Mr. M. Shaukat

Telephone: +92-51-90496071