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Pursuing MBA Pharma after B.Pharmacy

A girl student from Chennai has a doubt on the future course of action after B. Pharmacy. The question goes like ‘I am a B. Pharmacy final year student. What will be the best option after my B. Pharm? Shall I go for MBA- Pharma or General MBA. If I go for General MBA, what specialization is good for me? Please suggest me the colleges providing MBA- Pharma in India and also exams to be written? How will be the career after this course?

It is heartening to note that students are considering pursuing MBA after your B.Pharm. MBA in Pharma management is gaining importance. There are good number of institutes offering MBA in this vertical. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar, Mohali is the preferred choice to pursue this course. Other institutes offering MBA in Pharma are Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai; Indian Institute of Pharmaceutical Marketing, Lucknow; Mahrshi Dayanad University, Rohtak; Poddar Management & Training Institute, Jaipur, SRM University School of  Management,  Chennai, etc. Osmania University is offering this course on distance mode.

Normally students with 60% and above in B.Pharm are eligible criteria for reputed schools. In addition, they would also need a valid GPAT/GATE/NET score card. Some of the schools conduct their own tests. Students are assessed in the areas of English Comprehension, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, Business Knowledge, etc. All the schools conduct group discussions and personal interviews during counseling.

MBA in Pharma Management is a promising course and offers good potential for career prospects. It is one of the largest growing sectors and demand for such professional is on rise. If you are willing to go out of Andhra Pradesh to pursue higher studies, you should go for MBA in Pharma vertical. Otherwise, you should look for General MBA program in Andhra Pradesh. As far as specialization is concerned, marketing courses offer good career prospects.

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5 thoughts on “Pursuing MBA Pharma after B.Pharmacy

  1. manoj

    I am b.pharm final year student willing to study pharma mba in andhra pradesh.can you please list the colleges that offer pharma mba in andhra pradesh?

    1. admin

      Hi Manoj, MBA Pharmaceutical Management is not available in Hyderabad / Andhra Pradesh. NIPER center at SAS Nagar, Chandigarh is the only reputed institute offering this course. MBA Pharma may also available in Narsee Monjee Institute (Mumbai). Try to check the website of NMIMS.

  2. mitesh patel

    hi i m the student of b.pharm final yearr,,,i m planning to go for mba in pharma............can u let me know the colleges in gujarat offering this program,and what shell i do to get admission to that college.....are there any entrance exam to be given? if to be given then when and how to aplly for it.?


    i want to study mba after b.pharm , i need the colleged in a.p , entrance exams , pattern to join, which course is good , then what is the future of that course , please intimate me

  4. bapuji kalash

    hi,i am bapuji
    I completed b.pharm in 2010.Then i worked in a pharma company in Baddi.Now i am doing govt job in Odisha as Male health worker in NVBDCP.But i want higherstudy which helps me to go higher post.
    so what can i do.which courses are i can do?


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