Pharmaceutical management is a field that deals with the study of development, research, pharmaceutical administration and nursing.

This article will provide you with all the details relevant to pharmaceutical management courses, including:

  • Course
  • Streams
  • Duration
  • Admission Procedure
  • Eligibility
  • Examination
  • Jobs & Careers Opportunities

Courses

The courses of pharmaceutical management comprise of the study of the following:

  • Essentials of Management
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Business Communication and Soft Skills Development
  • Business Environment
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Basic Epidemiology, etc.

The courses that one can pursue to have a career in the aforementioned field, are:

UG COURSES

  • BBA + Diploma in Business Administration (Pharmaceutical)

PG COURSES

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Pharmaceutical Management
  • Executive MBA in Pharmaceutical Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Pharmaceutical Industry Management
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Management in Pharmaceutical Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Management

DIPLOMA COURSES

  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Management
  • Advanced Diploma in Pharmaceutical Business Management

Duration

The duration of the pharmaceutical management courses is as mentioned below:

Type of courses Duration
UG Courses  B.Sc – 3 Years
PG Courses 2 Years
Diploma Courses 1 Year

Admission Procedure

The candidates aspiring for pharmaceutical management are required to appear in the entrance examinations conducted for MBA programme like CAT, NMAT, MAT, etc.

The candidates are required to follow the procedure mentioned below:

STEP 1 – Registration: The forms for the entrance are made available before the examination either through offline and online mode. The candidates are supposed to fill the forms and submit it.

STEP 2 – Qualifying entrance: The candidates are supposed to qualify the entrance examination for taking admission in the desired university/ college.

STEP 3 – Counselling: After qualifying the respective entrance with the minimum marks stated by the concerned authorities, the candidates have to go through a series of counseling for acquiring and locking the seats.

The candidates are called for the counseling, depending on their score in the entrance.

STEP 4 – Verification of documents: After the candidates are allotted the seats, they are supposed to report to the respective university/ college for verification of documents.

STEP 5 – Taking admission: After verification of documents the final admission is carried out along with the submission of the admission fee.

Eligibility

The basic requirements for taking admission in the courses are:

UG courses

  • Aspirants have to pass their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with the minimum qualifying marks specified by the institute/ university/ organization.

PG courses

  • Aspirants have to pass their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with the minimum qualifying marks specified by the institute/ university.
  • Aspirants must have a degree of graduation in their respective fields with the minimum qualifying marks specified by the institute/ university.

Examination

The examinations that are conducted for the aforementioned programme are:

  • CAT
  • XAT
  • IIFT
  • SNAP
  • NMAT by GMAC
  • CMAT, etc.

The procedure that must be followed is:

  • Registration
  • Filling the application form
  • Submission of application form

Jobs and Career Opportunities

The professions that can be opted after acquiring a degree in pharmaceutical management, are:

  • Sales Managers
  • Drug Distribution Manager
  • Market Researcher & Drug Developer
  • Pharmaceuticals Distributors
  • Pharmaceutical Purchase Manager
  • Formulation Pharmaceutical Technology Scientist
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Business Development Manager