Organizations across industries and around the globe increasingly rely upon project managers to oversee all aspects of project initiatives, ensuring a systematic and smooth flow of activities in the initiation, planning, and the execution of projects. As more companies, nonprofits, and government agencies use project-based methods to accomplish their goals and objectives, experienced project managers will be in greater demand than ever before.
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, Riphah is successfully executing a two year Master of Science Program in Project Management (MSPM).