MBA Pharmaceutical Management

IIHMR University offers a two-year full-time MBA in Pharmaceutical Management Program. This MBA program aims at developing trained professionals with requisite skills in planning and business operations; techniques; diagnosing and solving management problems; and acquiring consultancy skills; with a vision to prepare the students to manage pharmaceutical business process management and services in future. 

IIHMR University, Jaipur ranked 73 in Management Category, as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021, by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India

As the programme has set high standards of management education in the pharmaceutical management sector, it has also achieved the status of a premier program in the country. Our students go for the training and placement to a large number of pharmaceutical organizations.

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.

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

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.

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) 20
Group discussion 15
Personal interview 20
Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities 05
Work Experience 20
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.