MBA (Pharmaceutical Management)

MBA programme in Pharmaceutical Management, two-year, full-time programme is designed to equip the students with the skills necessary to excel in pharmaceutical management. The industry-focused curriculum integrates management competencies with Pharma systems management, allowing students to effectively manage pharmaceutical industry including diagnostic chains, Drug manufacturing companies, medical devices companies and consultancy projects. Students will be exposed to a wide range of topics such as Financial Management, Pharmacology and Therapeutic Management, Pharmaceutical Marketing Management, and other relevant courses. Our expert faculty members are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience, ensuring that you receive the highest quality education. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide you with access to cutting-edge technology, enabling you to stay ahead of the curve. Upon completion of our programme, students will have access to lucrative career opportunities in the pharmaceutical management industry, both domestically and internationally. Students will be well-equipped to tackle the challenges that arise in the field of pharmaceutical management, making our students highly sought-after candidate in the job market.

Programme Educational Objectives

PEO 1 To create student centric teaching - learning environment which prepare them to achieve their career goals
PEO 2 To select and apply suitable tools for decision making required for solving complex managerial problems.
PEO 3 To organize various co-curricular and extracurricular activities to enhance students’ skills and hidden talents.
PEO 4 To develop sound knowledge of the business processes and inculcate creativity and innovation in the workplace.
PEO 5 To produce industry ready graduates having utmost look for professional, personal and institutional integrity, social responsibility and continuous learning.
PEO 6 To collaborate with industry, social organizations and academic institutions for the development of students, institute and society at large.
PEO 7 To develop Professional, entrepreneurial skills and social awareness among students to mold them into a good citizen of our country.

Programme Outcome

PO 1 Understand the latest concepts and techniques of management and their application to disseminate efficient and effective managerial roles in pharma Industry.
PO 2 Develop skills of analyzing, diagnosing and solving operational problems in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare care organization.
PO 3 Formulate appropriate strategies for effective planning implementation and evaluation of policies in pharma sector.
PO 4 Comprehend the application of qualitative and quantitative analytical tools as applicable to Pharma sectors related problems.
PO 5 Use Appropriate skills to support pharmaceutical and health care organization to take informed decisions.
PO 6 Utilize learning acquired from training and practical exposure to solve real time problem in Pharma Industry.

Programme Structure

First Year

Core Courses

Term 1

  • Principles of Management
  • Pharma Business Environment
  • Statistics for Managers
  • Essentials of Pharmaco- epidemiology
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutic Management
  • Intellectual Property Rights

Term 2

  • Organization Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing

Term 3

  • Financial Management
  • Research Methods
  • Regulatory Environment for Pharma Business
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Business Development for Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Digital Health

Second Year

Core Courses

Term 4

  • Product and Brand Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Clinical Research and Development
  • Management Information System
  • Promotion of Medical Devices in Hospitals

Term 5

  • Pharma Sales and Distribution Management
  • Pharmaceutical International Business Management
  • Digital Health
  • Cost and Managerial Accounting in Pharma
  • Supply Chain Management in Pharma
  • Strategic Management

Term 6

  • Drug and Public Health Policy
  • Market Access of Pharmaceutical Products
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Quality Management
  • Project Management
  • Consumer Behaviour in Pharma
  • Sustainability and Circular Economy

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 (Will be updated soon)

Eligibility Criteria

  • A Graduate from any discipline with 50% or above [45% or above for SC/ST/OBC/ EWS/ PwD] aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • Candidates in the final year of the bachelor's degree may also apply. If they would furnish evidence of meeting the minimum eligibility criteria by September'2024

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/ IIHMR-U MAT, Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) as under:

Qualification (Graduation Marks) 30
Group discussion 15
Personal interview 20
Maximum Marks 100

* More weightage will be given to national level entrance tests i.e. CAT/ XAT/ NMAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/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.

How To Apply

First Mover | Till 28th February 24 | Rs. 1000
Early Bird | Till 31st May 24 | Rs. 1200
Last Date | Till 31st July 24 | Rs. 1500

  • Registration Fee for IIHMR UMAT Examination - Rs. 500 only
  • Student will be allowed to take IIHMR UMAT maximum three times which includes first attempt in addition to two retake attempts. Fee of Rs. 500 will be applicable for each retake of IIHMR UMAT.
  • No Fee is applicable for rescheduling IIHMR UMAT or GD-PI
  • Registration fee for IIHMR UMAT as well as Application fee is not refundable under any circumstances