Academic Programs

Master of Project Management

Rationale

Project management is required in all sectors of the modern economy-industry, the public and private sector, commerce (including e-commerce), business analysis, product development, marketing, human resource management, information technology, engineering and construction. It presents challenges in managing the technical, cultural, political and financial aspects inherent in all ventures. Today, companies are employing project managers increasingly to help improve productivity and cut costs by utilizing their expertise in restructuring current processes to increase efficiency and help the business to grow.

The School of Professional Advancement (SPA) provides training and education in meeting the highest professional standards and relevance through the Master of Project Management program which is a specialist program that aims to develop project management leaders through broad-based training and education. The program provides a thorough understanding of the key elements of project management such as decision- making, risk and value management, financial management, project economics, procurement and business strategies, law and project information systems, project management and people management. Knowledge of these key areas is developed within the context of different project environments and the importance of people and project teams in achieving success. The program helps the participants to develop a set of specialist skills in theory, research and methods of critical evaluation.

Program Objectives

The program presents a unique opportunity to combine a broad knowledge of business and management principles with specific knowledge of working out and evolving project-based strategies. The program prepares participants to:

  • have a detailed knowledge of the theory and practice of project  management;
  • write project definitions, its requirements, associated risks and other specifications, identify possible problems, quality requirements and decision- making criteria;
  • generate ideas in order to solve problems, and seek expert advice including outsourcing;
  • plan and control all project activities and resources;
  • communicate and work effectively along with different levels of organizations;
  • evaluate complex situations, draw upon concepts and ideas and act decisively; and
  • make appropriate judgments where data is partial or lacking.

Foundation Courses

  •  Management of Organization
  •  Management Application of ICT
  •  Statistical and Economic Analysis in Management Decision
  •  Communication for Managers
  •  Financial Accounting Analysis
  •  Marketing Management
  •  Entrepreneurship and Managing SMEs
  •  Building Sustained Competitive Advantage

Core Courses

  •  Operations Management 
  •  Project Costing and Reporting
  •  Project Bidding and Negotiation
  •  Principles of Project Management
  •  Project Planning and Control
  •  Project Evaluation
  •  Project Risk Management
  •  Total Quality Management

Applied Courses

  •  IT Applications in Project Management
  •  Construction Project Management
  •  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  •  International Project Management

Projects

  • Final Project

Career Opportunities

Successful participants are able to operate with increased authority within their areas of core expertise, manage others in a team environment, and obtain promotions within or outside their organization of employment. Opportunities in the field of project management abound in industry and the corporate sector as high competition calls for increased productivity and efficient management of organizational processes. The successful graduates of the program are able to secure employment as project managers, project planners, managing consultants, business project managers, project controllers, project coordinators, business analysts, client service managers, technical project managers and project analysts.

Admission Criteria

A prospective applicant to a 16 Years equivalent Masters program must have:

  1. 14 Years qualification with 50% marks in case of annual system in the degree awarding institution.
  2. 14 Years qualification with 2.0/4.0 CGPA in case of semester system in the degree awarding institution.
  3. In case of an equivalent foreign qualification, an equivalent certificate from Higher Education Commission is mandatory.
  4. In case the foreign degree/transcript is in any language other than English or Urdu, an officially translated copy of the degree/transcript is mandatory.
  5. An officially translated copy is the one verified by the degree awarding institution, respective foreign ministry or an authorized public notary.

SPA Brochure (Pdf)

Program Head
Mr. Syed Ali Hussain Bukhari 
Email: ali.bukhari@umt.edu.pk

Research Assistant
Ms. Saman Saeed
Email: samansaeed@umt.edu.pk

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