Think you were born to lead? An MBA in Advanced Project Management is your calling.
This comprehensive programme allows you to acquire all the necessary skills you need to take the reins of the biggest, most complex engineering and non-engineering projects, and see them to their success.

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What You'll Learn

Through the Advanced Project Management programme, you will learn:

  • Strong theoretical and practical project management skills.
  • Conceptualization, planning, scheduling, control, and delivery of complex projects with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstration of ethical approach, professionalism, and governance to work in project teams both locally and globally.

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Programme at a Glance

From leading diverse teams and solving critical problems to assessing risks and organisational effectiveness, the programme prepares you for an array of opportunities
to become a rockstar project leader.


The programme offers specially designed project management courses, along with various elective courses from different domains like infrastructure, education, health care, software development, oil & gas, MEP, and more.


Pune Campus

Seamlessly blending with Baner’s elite, cutting-edge lifestyle, our Pune campus will leave you enchanted with its state-of-the-art learning and living facilities.

Duration: Two years full time


Semester 1

Kickstart your academic journey with foundational knowledge of accounting, finance, business economics, and more.

In this semester, you become well versed with the very essentials of professional project management from a theoretical point of view.

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  • Accounting and Finance

    Acquire knowledge of the principles and techniques of management accounting and financial management, and evaluate and develop analytic abilities.

  • Managerial Economics

    Get insights into the key concepts, principles, tools, and techniques of Managerial Economics in analysing the business/industry/project environment.

  • Business Decision Making

    Understand basic statistical concepts; quantitative techniques for optimal utilisation of the organisational resources to enhance bottom-line performance.

  • Business Development and Project Marketing

    Get knowledge of basic aspects of business-to-business (B2B) marketing and project marketing strategies and practices.

  • People and Organisations

    Assess and manage behaviour of individuals and groups at the workplace; design and implementation of organisational systems.

  • Managing Project Communications

    Get acquainted with various strategies and aspects of business and project communications.

  • Project Management Principles and Practices

    Understand essentials of professional project management conduct; global project management methodologies and standards.

  • Swayam

    A comprehensive transdisciplinary and holistic understanding and basic sensitivity towards Human Factors and Ergonomics.

Semester 2

Plunge into the legal, operational, and managerial side of project management in this semester. This 12-course semester will help you acquire core competencies in concepts like contract and property laws, project risks, formulation and planning, and quality management.

Conclude this semester with an exciting internship opportunity that helps you gain professional experience and industry exposure.

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  • Legal Aspects and Industrial Relations

    Evaluate the laws relating to contracts, property and infrastructure laws, labour welfare and environmental issues relating to project management.

  • Operations Management

    Understand different operations management tools for cost optimization and develop an independent and life-long skill set for continuous improvement.

  • Health, Safety, and Environment Management

    Analyse environmental impact of developmental projects and mitigation, evaluate and assess the strategies in implementing HSE policy in Project Management.

  • Project Risk Management

    Apply the understanding of risk information, identification, analysis and evaluation. Create effective models or customise existing ones.

  • Project Formulation and Appraisal

    Analyse and formulate a project feasibility report in all aspects, to understand the various project financing methods and develop DPR.

  • Project Planning and Integration - II (P6)

    Achieve proficiency in building modelling, coordination, and collaboration aspects using various BIM-based tools, project planning and scheduling using Primavera.

  • Procurement and Contract Management

    Understand intricacies associated with the procurement processes and the possible contractual challenges that project stakeholders may face.

  • Project Quality Management

    Develop understanding of concepts and techniques of quality-related aspects of projects, and the tools and techniques of quality management for effective project execution.

  • Project Cost Engineering (with CANDY)

    Develop the ability to estimate, budget and control the project cost for engineering projects.

  • Managerial Skills

    Develop managerial communication and presentation skills of students and prepare them to communicate with confidence in project/ business scenarios.

  • Swayam

    Identify an idea and conceptualise a digital solution for the same using modern tools and techniques.

  • Summer Internship

    Gain professional experience and industry exposure.

Semester 3

With the onset of this semester, you will dive deeper into analysis and evaluation of the managerial and governance aspects that make up a large-scale project.

Encompassing a comprehensive series of 18 courses, this semester is where you take your project management learnings to the next level.

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  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Evaluate supply chain plans and coordinate with the supply chain partners using appropriate frameworks for attaining supply chain objectives to enhance competitiveness.

  • Project Governance, Ethics, and Professionalism

    Understand how the governance structure, ethics and professionalism could address the needs of stakeholders so that the right people hold the right positions, to ensure good project outcomes.

  • Strategic Management

    To analyse and evaluate real life business situations based on the concepts of strategic management to create strategic alternatives and enable the best possible decision-making.

  • Social Cost Benefit Analysis

    Formulate and develop a basic proficiency in conducting SCBA relevant to appraising a project/policy.

  • Enterprise Resource Planning

    Get inputs on different ERP modules and the package selection process supported by hands-on practical sessions on MS-Dynamics AX 2009 ERP package to improve the business performance.

  • Advanced Operations Research

    Develop understanding of mathematically modelling real-life optimization problems and solve these models with the help of the available advanced methods of Operations Research.

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Understand important issues related to starting a business, issues important to the day-to-day operations of an entrepreneurial enterprise, strategic importance of innovation; ways and means to deal with innovation.

  • Project Analytics

    Describe the role Business Intelligence (BI) in project analytics. Learn, use, test and select appropriate project analytics and reports for analytical project management.

  • Advances in Project Management

    Upgrade understanding of the students about the advanced project management models, frameworks, methodologies, standards, and practices.

  • Building Information Modelling and Digital Transformations in Projects

    In-depth understanding of digital advancements, knowledge, and experience with emerging digital technologies as part of the fourth industrial revolution.

  • Project Management for Education

    Get knowledge and skills required to plan, implement and review education projects.

  • Management of Infrastructure Projects

    Deal with the processes and policies of infrastructure development and give an understanding of the mechanism of delivering infrastructure projects and related services.

  • Project Management in Health and Community Services

    Analyse healthcare project data using advanced project management tools and methodologies in the formulation and implementation phases.

  • Site Administration and Control

    Develop fundamentals of project coordination and supervision and resolve the technical problems at construction sites.

  • Management of Launching Systems in Bridge Projects

    Understand the fundamentals of construction equipment and machinery, as well as their planning and management for bridge projects.

  • Management of MEP Projects - I

    Develop the skills to interpret building services drawings and facilitate the operation of MEP services.

  • Research Methodology and Project Seminar

    Develop your understanding of valuation methods and techniques with reference to real properties through case studies and exercises to give an understanding of the practice.

Semester 4

Conclude the programme with a high-level understanding of global and rural project management, relevant urbanisation dynamics, project financing, and more. Get hands on with tools and techniques that help you learn how to optimise costs and energy consumption.

Also indulge in project work to utilise research methods that help you arrive at optimum solutions to the problems at hand.

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  • Management of Global Projects

    Understand challenges, opportunities, frameworks and strategic benefits involved in successful delivery of international projects.

  • Project Finance

    Understand various forms of fund-raising avenues in projects, credit risk assessment, fundamentals of economic viability in projects.

  • Project Management for Smart Cities

    Understand relevant dynamics in urbanisation and impart the skills required for the management of Smart Cities for better resilience. Develop the core fundamentals of anticipated complications that accompany future urbanisation.

  • Public Private Partnership

    Deal with the mechanisms, benefits and contracts involved in public private partnership projects.

  • Project Management for Rural Development

    Get knowledge and skills required to select, formulate, implement and control rural projects.

  • Project Management in Software Development Projects

    Successfully manage a software project by learning all aspects of the software project management process, which can be applied to any type of software project.

  • Management of New Product Development Projects

    An in-depth understanding of planning, organising and delivering research and development projects catering to the production of novel goods and services.

  • Management of Renewable Energy Projects and Energy

    Get acquainted with procedures and steps to calculate benchmarking of energy consumption of various equipment.

  • Management of MEP Projects - II

    Develop the technical and managerial aspects towards selection, commissioning and testing of various components of MEP services (building services) and to understand the concepts related to process piping.

  • BIM for MEP Projects

    Develop the capability to analyse and evaluate alternative designs for real-world MEP projects using BIM tools in order to optimise cost and energy consumption.

  • Project Work

    Understand and use research methods and critically examine their research topic and arrive at coherent conclusions and suggestions.

An enriching environment

Class Profile

Join a diverse community of learners who are ready to lead project management teams
in a variety of professional settings.

  • 20-22

    Average age

  • 12

    Average Courses Each Semester

  • 21

    Average Credits Per Semester


Our leader

Dr. Avinash Bagul

With a blend of industry and teaching experience, Dr. Avinash Bagul holds a Mechanical Engineering degree with MBA in Marketing Management, and Ph.D. in SCM from IIT Bombay. He delivers courses including Operations Research, Operations Management, and Business Statistics. His research revolves around supply chain challenges faced by the industry which has resulted in publications featured in international journals and conferences.

He has been extensively involved in fostering the academic and professional development of the students.

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Admission Requirements

  • Students with a regular bachelor’s degree in engineering / architecture / planning / science / arts / commerce / finance / banking / management / economics / mathematics / statistics / agriculture / pharmacy / information technology from a recognised institution / university are eligible for admission in this programme. .
  • A minimum of 50% aggregate marks at graduation level (45% for reserved category candidates) is required. Final year graduating students can also apply.
  • Applications received are evaluated and eligibility is established on the basis of the documents submitted. Eligible students are invited to appear for the selection procedure, which comprises Post Graduate NICMAR Common Admission Test (PG-NCAT), Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Rating of Application (RA).

Your trajectory

Career opportunities

As an MBA in Advanced Project Management, you can pursue a career under the following fields:

Project Planning Controls
MEP Launching systems
Project Marketing Supply Chain
Contracts Risk Management
Management Consulting Project Management Consultancy


  • What makes NICMAR’s MBA APM programme stand out?

    Our faculty’s academic and industry experience combined with a skills-driven curriculum make us one of the most sought-after universities for postgraduate programmes in the country, especially for MBA APM. We also supplement our teaching methodology by inviting industry experts to deliver sessions for experience sharing, which helps our students gain a real-world perspective on how to lead projects at a vast scale.

  • Is it necessary for me to have any kind of prior work experience to join the programme?

    Absolutely not! Although, it is a plus if you have it! Our group is expected to be a fine blend of freshers and candidates with work experience.

  • What’s the faculty like for this programme?

    Only the finest in the field! Our faculty is our biggest strength, for they not only hold PhD degrees from reputed universities, but they also bring with themselves unparalleled academic and industry experience. Rest assured, you’ll be in good hands.

  • What kind of pedagogy/tools/techniques will be facilitated in this programme?

    It’s a mix of classroom teaching, case studies, project-based learning, site visits, and much more. We believe that absolute learning comes from combining theoretical and practical knowledge, which is why we also urge our students to not just limit themselves to the literary resources, but also think outside the box.

  • What can I expect in terms of skill enhancement after completing this programme?

    By the end of this programme, you will become proficient in a variety of industry-standard software that are used to manage projects at a large scale. The critical courses in our curriculum help you understand the ins and outs of project management and risk management software, BIM, and statistical tools.

    Along with that, our courses on Research Methodology, Statistics, and OR help you enhance your research skills so that you find it effortless to embark upon research programs at universities in the future.

  • I am an engineering graduate. Why should I join the MBA APM programme?

    If you’re an engineering graduate, you’ll be the perfect fit for projects in the infrastructure, manufacturing, and construction domains. They are always on the lookout for skilled engineers with project management skills to conceptualise, formulate, plan, execute, and control different projects in different sectors.

  • I am a non-engineering graduate. Why should I join the MBA APM programme?

    As a non-engineering graduate, you can carve an exceptional career in the fields of software, education, healthcare, rural development, and project finance. Since a degree in engineering isn’t a prerequisite, this programme will prepare you for a role as a project leader in a variety of professional settings.

  • I am a non-engineering graduate. Will I be able to cope up with the academic requirements of the programme?

    Absolutely! Since this is a management programme and not a technical one, you’ll do just fine! Along with compulsory courses, our curriculum also comprises a few elective courses. This means that you can choose what you’d like to study as per your interests and level of knowledge.

  • Which industries and sectors benefit the most from project managers?

    The real question is, which don’t? While the MBA APM programme prepares you to thrive in both engineering and non-engineering fields, you’ll witness exceptional success in the following sectors: oil and gas, software development, mechanical/electrical/piping projects, rural development, healthcare, manufacturing, and construction.

  • Does project management really offer a rewarding career?

    You bet! Large-scale projects inherently involve copious amounts of complexity, financial commitment, concomitant challenges, and massive responsibility. After all, they contribute to the country’s economy! Organisations all over the world are actively looking for project management professionals that can lead their teams whilst cutting costs. Needless to say, if you’re one of them, there is no dearth of career opportunities for you in today’s market.

  • What companies can I expect to be placed in after completing the programme?

    Top-tier companies such as PWC, L&T, Tata Projects, Tata Bluescope, Reliance, Thermax, HILTI, Asian Paints, Pidilite, and many more have repeatedly visited us for recruitment. You will also receive assured placement assistance from us, so that you’re all set to enter the professional world.

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Take a look at our talented learners that transformed into lifelong leaders after passing out with flying colours.

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News & Updates

NICMAR University is Recognised as State Private University by UGC.

NICMAR University Pune Act (L. C. Bill No. Of 2022) was passed by Maharashtra State Government on 16th March, 2022 and appeared in “Maharashtra Government Gazette” on 12th May 2022 (Mah. Act No. XXXVI of 2022).