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Pharma M.B.A
  1. MBA (Pharm. Tech.)
  2. Pharmaceutical Management M.B.A. (Pharm.)
  3. MBA (Pharmaceutical Management)
  4. M.Pharm Pharmaceutical administration
  5. Master of Business Administration (MBA):
  6. Pharmaceutical Management/ Marketing MBA
  7. Pharma MBA [Pharmaceutical Business Management]
  8. MBA - Pharmaceutical (Pharmaceutical Marketing)
  9. M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical Management
  10. Non-Pharma MBA
  11. Entrance Exams

MBA (Pharm. Tech.)
This is a dual degree course that means with 5 years integrated course the person will be awarded both B.Pharmacy and post graduate degree in MBA (Pharma Tech). So it saves one year in getting PG in MBA.

Intermediate (10+2) pass with M.P.C or Bi.P.C as background with minimum 50%.
NMAT (National Management Aptitude Test) rank
NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is the MBA entrance exam for admissions to Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Mumbai. The NMAT is designed on a multiple-choice question format that includes Language Skills; Quantitative Skills, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning.

Admission is done based on NMAT rank, interview and 12th standard marks.
Candidates will get admission if they meet the required standards of a two-stage selection process. All eligible candidates are required to appear for the computer based NMAT (Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test) to be conducted across the country. Short listed candidates will have to appear for group discussion and personal interview which will be held in Mumbai only.

The NMAT is of 120 minutes and will consist of multiple choice questions where the candidate needs to select one of the correct answers. The sections in the NMAT-2011 are Language Skills; Quantitative Skills, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency; and Logical Reasoning.

Course offered by:
NMIMS Mumbai or Shirpur campus

5 year integrated program

Subjects covered:
5 years is divided in to 15 trimesters. (Three trimesters for each year)

Trimester - I (July to September)
Trimester - II (October to December)
Trimester - III (January to March)

Remedial Mathematics
Remedial Biology
Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
Computer Application - I
Professional Communication
General Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Analytical Approaches - I
Computer Applications - II
Human Anatomy & Physiology - I
Physical Pharmacy - I 

Physical Pharmacy - II
Applied Mathematics & Pharmaceutical Statistics
Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry - I

Human Anatomy & Physiology - II
Unit Operations - I
Pathophysiology - I
Business Communication - I

Unit Operations - II
Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry- II
Pathophysiology - II
Cosmetic Technology
Principles And Practice of Management
Elective: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Quality Assurance/ Pharmaceutical Packaging/ Community Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Analytical Approaches - II
Pharmacognosy - I
Medicinal Chemistry - I 
Pharmaceutical Technology - I
Elective: Clinical Pharmacy & Drug Interactions/ Drug Design
Regulatory Aspects for Product Registration
Statistical Methods for Management Decisions

Summer Vacation Course (Non Credit Course, Internal Evaluation Only) 
Constitution of India
Environmental Management
Financial Accounting

Pharmaceutical Analytical Approaches - III
Pharmacology - I
Pharmacognosy - II
Cell & Molecular Biology
Medicinal Chemistry - II
Business Economics
Operation Research

Herbal Drug Technology
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Hospital Pharmacy
Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacology - II
Project Management
Information System for Managers

Pharmaceutical Technology - II
Medicinal Chemistry - III
Pharmaceutical Technology - III
Pharmacology - III
Advance Statistical Analysis
Legal Aspects of Pharma Business

Novel Drug Delivery System
Organizational Behavior
Marketing Management
Research Methodology 
Financial Analysis & Accounting
Management of Technology
Pharmaceutical Business Environment
Operation Management
Business Communication - II

Pharmacy Practice
Human Resource Management
Intellectual Property Management
Management of  Innovation
Cost Accounting
Enterprise Planning System
Sales Force Management
Pharma Industry Supply Chain & Logistic Management
Seminar Paper

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
Corporate Social Responsibility
Pharma Industry Trends & Directions
Financial Management
E - Business 
Quality Management Systems & Practices
Personality & Creativity Development
Research Paper

Management Internship

New Product (Pharma Industry New Drug) Development
Strategic  Management
Seminar paper
Business Communication - III

Entrepreneurship Management
Research Paper
Foreign Language

Pharma Industries and related organizations.
Teaching profession.

Starting salary may range from Rs. 5,000/- to Rs. 15,000/-


Pharmaceutical Management M.B.A. (Pharm.)

B.Pharm./B.Tech.(Chemical Engg. or equivalent)/ M.Sc. (Chemical / Life Sciences)
Candidates should have a minimum CGPA of 6.75 (or 60% marks) for General, 6.25 (or 55% marks) for SC/ST, 5.75 (or 50% marks) for physically handicapped (PH) candidates on a 10 point scale in the qualifying examination and also have valid GPAT/GATE/NET qualification. 

Based on NIPER JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) rank and GPAT/NET valid rank
Syllabus for NIPER JEE:

2 years

Course offered by:
NIPER (National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research)

Pharma Industries and related organizations.
Teaching profession.

Starting salary may range from Rs. 5,000/- to Rs. 15,000/-


MBA (Pharmaceutical Management)
This is a PG course offered by NMIMS. This course is for Science and Pharmacy Graduates.

Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences, Pharmacy, Microbiology, Biotech, Medicine (MBBS) and allied subjects with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in aggregate from any of the recognized Universities.
Candidates holding a Masters degree in any discipline may also apply.
Candidates having 2 years of post qualification work experience will be preferred.

Based on over all academic performance, scores in the PAT (Pharma Management Admission Test), NMAT, Communication Test, Presentation and Personal Interview.

Two years

Subjects covered:

First Year
Pre- Term Course
Readings in Management
Managerial Communication (Basics)
Trimester - I (July to September)
Managerial Economics in Pharmaceuticals
Financial Analysis & Management for 
Pharmaceutical Companies
Marketing Management
Listening to stakeholders
Evidence Based Marketing & Sampling Practices in Pharmaceutical marketing
Pharmaceutical Business Environment
Managerial Communication
Foreign Language

Trimester - II (October to December)
Cost & Management Accounting
Listening to Stakeholders
Consumer Behavior in Pharmaceuticals
Operations Management in Pharma
Strategic Management in Pharmaceuticals
Managerial Communication (Advanced)
Foreign Language
Foreign Language

Trimester - III (January to March)
Listening to Stakeholders
Marketing Excellence in Pharmaceutical Sales 
Marketing Research in Pharmaceuticals
Brand Management in Pharmaceuticals
Logistics and Supply Chain Management for 
Corporate Social Responsibility
Foreign Language
Career Planning Workshop For Pharmaceuticals

Second Year
Trimester- IV (July to September)
Organizational Behaviour For Pharma
Multinational Management
Information Systems for Management
New Product launch in Pharmaceuticals
Understanding Pharma Brands: Advertising and Promotion
Emotional Branding
Role & Task of Area Managers in Pharma
Marketing Project
Foreign Language

Trimester- V (October To December)
Business Leadership
Managing Innovation for Value Creation
 Brand Tracking
Brand Building in Pharmaceutical
Launching a New Pharmaceutical Division CHK
Marketing Project
Medico Marketing I
Foreign Language

Trimester- VI (January to March)
R & D Management
Legal Aspects of Business
Brand Promotion in Pharma
Entering a Pharmaceutical Company
Project Management in Pharmaceuticals
Marketing of Medical Devices
Medical Communications to Doctors
(Detailing Strategies)
Going OTC
Marketing Project
Role and Functions of Frontline Managers in
Foreign Language

Pharma Industries and related organizations.
Teaching profession.

Starting salary may range from Rs. 5,000/- to Rs. 15,000/-

M.Pharm Pharmaceutical administration
This is a Pharma MBA course offered by Manipal University in Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

B.Pharmacy pass from a recognised University and approved by the Pharmacy Council of India with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Admissions are on the basis of rank obtained in an all India EPSI (Education Promotion Society for India) National Admission Test (ENAT 2010).

ENAT 2010
Test Pattern: The test duration is 2 hours and consists of 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) of the objective type. The approximate distribution of questions is given below:
Pharmaceutical Analysis (25), Pharmaceutical Chemistry (25), Pharmacology (25), Pharmacy Practice (25), Pharmacognosy (25), Pharmaceutics (25), Pharmaceutical Marketing, Management & Jurisprudence (25), Biochemistry, Pathology, Physiology, Microbiology and Biotechnology (25).

Course offered by:
Manipal University

Subjects covered during course:
First Year
Principles and Practice of Management, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Disease Management, Regulatory Environment and Intellectual Property Rights, Managerial Economics and Financial Management,
Second year
Marketing Research, Human Resource Development and Auditing 

Pharma Industries and related organizations.
Teaching profession.

Starting salary may range from Rs. 5,000/- to Rs. 15,000/-


Master of Business Administration (MBA):
Specialization in, Hospital and Pharmaceutical Management

Two years

Passed Bachelor's degree examination in any discipline from a recognized institution.
Appeared/ will be appearing in MAT conducted by AIMA on May 02, in the respective year.
Appeared in-group discussion (GD)/ interview conducted by Jamia Hamdard.

Admission is done based on the MAT Score and GD/ interview conducted by Jamia Hamdard University.
For admission against the foreign national/NRI/Industry sponsored seats, written test is not required.However, They have to appear in GD and Interview conduct by Jamia Hamdard.

MAT (Management Aptitude Test), conducted by AIMA (All India Management Associateion) under Centre for Management Services (CMS), is approved by Ministry of HRD, GOI as a National Entrance Test.

Course offered by:
Jamia Hamdard University

Subjects covered in course:
Organizational Behaviour &
Management Process
Quantitative Methods
Managerial Economics
Financial and Management
Marketing Management
Human Resource Management
Business Communication
Computers in Management

Legal Environment of Business
Management Science
Economic Environment of Business
Financial Management
Operations Management
Management Information System
Business Research Methods
Logic Development & Programming

Summer Training: Project Report + Presentation

Business Policy and Strategic
Management International
Buisiness Environment

Project Study
Viva Voce

"Marketing Management"
Advertising and Communication Management
Sales and Distribution Management
Consumer Behaviour 60 40 100
Global and International Marketing
Industrial Marketing
Strategic Brand Management
Services Marketing
Social and Non Profit Marketing
Rural Marketing
Direct Marketing

Pharma Industries and related organizations.
Teaching profession.

Starting salary may range from Rs. 5,000/- to Rs. 15,000/-


Pharmaceutical Management/ Marketing MBA

This is a Distance Learning course offered by Indian Institute of Pharmaceutical Marketing (IIPM), Lucknow.

Graduation or Diploma

Courses offered (Distance mode):
Indian Institute of Pharmaceutical Marketing (IIPM), Lucknow offers
2 year MBA (Pharma Business Management),
MBA (Pharma Marketing),
2 year MBA (Hospital Management),
2 year MBA (Product Management) 2 year MBA (Production Management),
1 year Post graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Marketing
6 month Advance Diploma and
4 month Diploma in Pharmaceutical Marketing, through correspondence/ Distance Education Mode in the field of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management.
3 year Bachelor of Business Administration course also offered.


Pharma MBA [Pharmaceutical Business Management]
MBA-Masters Diploma in Business Administration [Pharmaceutical Business Management]

Duration: Two years: Distance mode

Eligibility: Any degree

Course offered by:
Indian Institute of Commerce and Trade


MBA - Pharmaceutical (Pharmaceutical Marketing)

Two years

A graduate from any statutory university with a minimum of 50% (45% for SC / ST) marks at graduation level. Candidates passing degree examination by part time/ correspondence course or in one sitting are not eligible.

Based of IMI Test + GD +Interview.

Course offered by:
IMI: Indore Management Institute


M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical Management

This is course likely to be approved by AICTE in DIPSAR (Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research)

B.Pharmacy pass with at least 50%
Admission is according to the merit, i.e. aggregate marks obtained in the qualifying subject prescribed for admission to the course subject to the reservations as per University of Delhi.
Two years


Non-Pharma MBA is also of consideration in companies. Admission into such MBA course is done via various entrance tests like National wise/ state wise/ University wise/ Institute wise:

Entrance Exams:

MAT (Management Aptitude Test):
IGNOU OPENMAT (Indira Gandhi National Open University: - OPEN Management Admission Test)
CAT (Common Admission Test):,
XAT (Xavier Entrance Test): ,
SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test):
PAT (Pharma Management Admission Test):
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test):
JMET (Joint Management Entrance Test):
NMAT ((National Management Aptitude Test )):
ICET (Integrated Common Entrance Test),
FMS Entrance Test (Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Entrance Test)
ATMA(AIMS Test for Management Admissions): Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS):
TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test): ,
MAHCET (Maharastra MBA Commomn Entrance Test):
KMAT (Karnataka Management Aptitude Test) :
EPSI ENAT Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI) EPSI National Admission Test (ENAT):
GAT (GITAM University Admission Test):
IBSAT: (aptitude test conducted by the Federation of Universities (FedUni)):
and many more...

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