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. The in-take capacity of the program is 90

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.

Course Duration

2 Yrs

Course Fee

8.4 L

Eligibility Criteria

Fees Structure


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

MBA Pharmaceutical Management is a two year programme. All the introductory and core courses are common to all the streams.The second year is for specialized courses relevant to that stream. The course design is as under.

Introductory Courses

The Introductory Courses are non-credit courses

  • Human Process Lab(HPL)
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Essentials of Computers and Information Technology

Core Courses

Term 1 and Term 2

  • Principles of Management
  • Bio-Statistics
  • Organization Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management - 1
  • Research Methods
  • National and International Environment for Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Essentials of Pharmaco-epidemiology
  • Regulatory Environment for Pharma Business
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing
  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Medical Pharmacology
  • Intellectual Property Right
  • Social Media Marketing

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.

Core Courses

Term-3 and Term-4

  • Strategic Management
  • Management Information System
  • Operations Research
  • Project and Entrepreneurship Management
  • Sales and Distribution Management
  • Pharmaceutical International Business Management
  • Pharmaceutical Production Management
  • Market Research
  • Total Quality Management
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Clinical Research and Development
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Financial Management - 2
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Medical Devices
  • Public Health Policy

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

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.



  • Name of Scholarship: Shri P D Agarwal Scholarship
  • Total Number of Scholarships Available: 15 Scholarships
  • Eligibility Criteria: The scholarship will be awarded to students based on meeting any one of the following eligibility criteria:
  • 75% or above aggregate marks in any bachelor’s degree
  • 60 percentile or above in CAT/XAT
  • 80 percentile or above in MAT/CMAT/NMAT
  • Amount of Scholarship: Rs. 1,00,000 each student


  • Under freeship, 100% fee waiver will be offered to students belonging to SC/ST/OBC and Economically Weaker section (EWS)
  • Total Number of Freeship available: 1 seat for SC/ST/OBC and 1 seat for EWS
  • Eligibility Criteria: Freeship will be awarded to students based on combined merit (Including all rounds of GD PI) prepared at the time of admission.
  • Amount of Scholarship: Rs. 8.40 lacs

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)


Group discussion


Personal interview


Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities


Work Experience




Maximum Marks


* 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.