MBA (Pharmaceutical Management)

Programme Objectives

The broad objective of the programme is to build the knowledge and skillset of the candidate to perform as effecient professionals in the pharmaceutical sector. The syllabus and course contents are designed to meet the needs of fresh graduates and mid-career professionals. The major objectives of the programme are:

  • To understand the concept and technique of modern management and their application in making the managerial role of the student efficient and effective.
  • To develop skills of analyzing, diagnosing and solving operational problems in the delivery of pharmaceutical services.
  • To learn the application of qualitative and quantitative analytical tools which are applicable to pharmaceutical industry.
  • To understand and appreciate methodologies with focus on strategic responsibility for overall business development skills for pharmaceutical industry.
  • To expand the outlook and vision of students about the larger background and context of pharmaceutical management.

Programme Outcome

On successfully completing the programme, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of pharma management to solve complex corporate problems using optimum resources.
  • Function effectively as an individual, as a member and a leader in diverse terms, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • As a manager, communicate effectively with all stakeholders.
  • Apply appropriate business strategies for effective planning, implementation and evaluation of policies in pharma sector.

Programme Structure

For Session 2022-24

First Year

Introductory Courses

  • Design Thinking
  • Written Analysis and Communication
  • Excel Application and PowerPoint Presentations

Core Courses

Term 1

  • Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Management
  • National and International Environment for Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Essentials of Pharmaco-epidemiology
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Managerial Economics
  • Community Studies (Unnat Bharat Abhiyan)

Term 2

  • Research Methods
  • Organization Behavior
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutic Management
  • Financial Management - 1
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Community Studies (Unnat Bharat Abhiyan)

Term 3

  • Bio-Statistics
  • Regulatory Environment for Pharma Business
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing
  • Business Communication
  • Business Development for Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Community Studies (Unnat Bharat Abhiyan)

Second Year

Core Courses

Term 4

  • Sales and Distribution Management
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Management Information System
  • Public Health Policy
  • Clinical Research and Development
  • Medical Devices
  • Total Quality Management

Term 5

  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Market Analytics
  • Consumer Behavior

Term 6

  • Pharmaceutical International Business Management
  • Pharmaceutical Production Management
  • Business Data Analytics

Summer Training

Each student is required to work with an organization, on a project for a period of a minimum of eight weeks at the end of the first year. The objective is to allow students an intense day-to-day interaction with organizations. Summer Training provides exposure to the student on the working of an origination in the real time. It also helps students to develop managerial skills, competencies and facilitate an informed career choice by the students. At the end of summer training, they are assessed based on their performance during the period through their report submitted and poster presentation.

Elective Courses

Electives are offered based on current industry needs, students' requirements and their interest.

Dissertation and Internship

Each student is required to submit a dissertation involving original research in his/her chosen topic from the area of interest. The dissertation includes a critical review of literature pertaining to the specific area of interest chosen for research, data collection and analysis on the selected problem. The dissertation must be completed in the second year to qualify for the degree.

Scholarship Policy 2022-24

Shri P. D. Agarwal Scholarship

MBA Pharmaceutical Management
Merit Scholarship:

The scholarships on merit basis will be awarded to students applying for MBA Pharmaceutical Management as per the following details on meeting any one of the given eligibility criteria and score obtained in the admission process:

S.No. Scholarship Waiver Aggregate % in UG Degree CAT/ XAT (Percentile) MAT/ CMAT/ NMAT/ ATMA (Percentile) No. of Scholarships
1 50% of tuition fee 95% & above 80 & above 90 & above 02
2 20% of tuition fee 85 - 94.99% 60-79.99 70-89.99 08
3 10% of tuition fee 80 - 84.99% 50-59.99 60-69.99 20
Total 30
  • Under freeships, full tuition fee reimbursement will be offered to students belonging to SC/ST/OBC/ EWS (Economically Weaker section) on need cum merit basis.
  • Total Number of Freeships available: 1 freeship for SC/ST/OBC and 1 freeship for EWS student.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Freeships will be awarded to eligible students based on combined merit (Including all rounds of GD & PI) prepared at the time of admission.
Terms and Conditions
  • Merit Scholarships are not guaranteed to all the students fulfilling the above criteria.
  • Limited number of merit scholarships for each program (as mentioned above) will be awarded based on the above eligibility criteria and on first come first serve basis at the sole discretion of the IIHMR University.
  • Freeships will be awarded to eligible students based on combined merit list prepared (including all rounds of GD&PI) at the time of admission.
  • In case of tie between two students having same overall score in the admission process, offer of scholarship/ freeship will be given to the student who would be having higher percentage in bachelor’s degree..
  • Merit Scholarship waiver is applicable on tuition fee of the entire program (Including 1st and 2nd year tuition fee). The total scholarship amount will be adjusted in the last instalment. The amount of Scholarship will not be disbursed directly to any of the student.
  • Benefits under freeships and scholarships cannot be availed together. Students who are offered freeship will not be eligible for availing scholarship along with freeship.
  • There is no need to apply separately for scholarship. The application form submitted for admission for the opted program by the prospective student will serve as application for scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any recognized bachelor's degree of minimum three-year duration with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
      GPAT score is accepted for admission in MBA in Pharmaceutical Management
  • For candidates who do not have CAT/ XAT/ NMAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GMAT scores but wish to apply for MBA Programs, IIHMR University will conduct IIHMR-U MAT and GD-PI at IIHMR University Jaipur To Know the Dates, Click Here
  • Candidates appearing in the final year examination of the Bachelor's degree programme or awaiting the result of their final year examination in 2021 may also apply. If selected, these candidates will be given provisional admission. They will be required to produce evidence of their graduation within two months of the start of the session
  • Working professionals with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply

Selection Procedure

The eligible candidates will be invited for the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Final selection of the candidate is based on his/her performance in the qualifying examination, score in CAT/ XAT/ NMAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GMAT/ IIHMR-U MAT, Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) as under:

Qualification (Graduation Marks) 30
Group discussion 15
Personal interview 20
Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities/Work Experience 05
Maximum Marks 100

* More weightage will be given to national level entrance tests i.e. CAT/ XAT/ NMAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GMAT/GPAT over IIHMR-U MAT at the sole discretion of the Admission committee
Candidates are required to bring their original documents at the time of GD/PI.

Education Loan Assistance

All major banks provide bank loan for this course. Students who wish to apply for the bank loan may formally take admission in the university by paying their first installment. The student may share the bank and branch where he/she wish to apply for an education loan, the admission department will help the aspiring students understand the loan procedure and the required documents as per the bank will be provided upon request.

Submission of Application


Candidates aspiring for admission to MBA Pharmaceutical Management programme may Apply Online or download the application form


Duly completed application forms with all supporting documents may be sent by post along with a demand draft of Rs. 1,000/- drawn in favor of “IIHMR University”, payable at Jaipur and all the documents in support of eligibility.

An application will be considered only when it is received with all documents and the application fee. The application fee is non-refundable.