MS Project Management

Details & Semester Outlines for MSPM

MS (Project Management)

There are two academic streams available for MSPM. The students are required to complete 8 courses and 2 Independent Research Studies (IRS), or a thesis, with a total of 30 credit hours as a part of research work based stream. Alternatively, students may opt for 30 credit hours of course work based program by taking only 10 courses. The breakup of 30 credit hours under each stream is as follows:

Research Work Based Stream

  • Four compulsory courses (12 credit hours)
  • Two Independent Research Studies (6 credit hours) OR Thesis (6 credit hours)
  • Four elective courses (12 credit hours)

Course Work Based Stream

  • Four compulsory courses (12 credit hours)
  • Six elective courses (18 credit hours)

First Year

Fall Semester

MP 5107 Fundamentals of Project Management
MP 5105 Advance Project Management
MP 5103 Research Methodology
MP 5xxx Elective-I

Spring Semester

MP 5202 Quantitative Tools for Research
MP 5xxx Elective-II
MP 5111 Elective-III
MP 5111 Elective-IV

Second Year

Fall Semester

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

Spring Semester

MP 5xxx Thesis-II

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.

** Elective-V and Elective-VI to be opted by students following course work scheme.

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 and after second semester.


MP 5102 Project Management Constraints
MP 5201 Quality Management Tools
MP 5205 Theories of Management
MP 5215 Human Resource Management Communication
MP 5217 Financial Decision Analysis

MP 5218 Software Project Management
MP 5314 Project Review, Assurance and Governance
MP 5317 Supply Chain Management
MP 5318 Business Analysis
MP 5324 Risk Management Dynamics
MP 5325 Project Simulation
MP 5224 Project Scope
MP 5223 Project Scheduling, Planning and Time Management
MP 5328 Project Risk Management
MP 5322 Project Program Portfolio Management
MP 5226 Governance, Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects.

Elective courses may vary from time to time. All courses may not necessarily be offered every year. Alternate courses may be substituted as and when required. Students cannot register in Independent Research Study (IRS) or Thesis without completion of Research Methodology and Quantitative Tools for Research. To register thesis students are also required to complete course work before registering for Thesis.

Maximum course load for a semester is 4 courses (12 credit hours). Summer is not a regular semester; therefore, courses are not offered on a regular basis in summer.

MS (Project Management) Bridge Arrangement

This arrangement allows MPM graduates to enhance their academic qualification. For MPM (30 Credits Program) graduates, a maximum of 5 Courses would be transferred to MSPM program and for MPM (33 Credits Program) graduates, a maximum of six courses can be transferred to MSPM program; subject to passing the courses with a minimum 2.75 grade points and on surrendering the MPM degree. Project, Project in Primavera, IT Tools for Project Management and SAP Training are not transferrable towards MSPM degree completion requirements for MPM graduates.

All MSPM candidates are required to pass HAT relevant/GAT General with minimum 50% score or GRE score as applicable for MS program.