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MBA (Pharma. Tech.)

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The MBA Pharm. Tech. program is a dual degree program in which the students get both the B. Pharma degree and the MBA degree in Pharmaceutical Technology in 5 years.

The program is spread over 10 semesters, leading to a post graduate degree in MBA (Pharm. Tech). It is an integrated program specially designed for 10 + 2 students, who wish to develop managerial skills in the Pharmacy stream. The course is tailor made to suit the needs of Pharma industry. The candidate is awarded dual degree, B. Pharm and MBA (Pharm. Tech.) after successful completion of 5 years. The candidate will get a postgraduate degree in management with the expertise and technical knowledge of pharmacy education. This also saves one academic year and struggle for getting admission to top B schools after graduation. This program is conducted by well-experienced senior faculty in addition to visiting professors/ industry experts.

This is the first time that academicians have framed the syllabus looking into the current industrial needs, thus saving the academic hours for the technical skills required to be delivered in professional life. The course involves a balanced integration in pharmacy & management education.

Merits

  • Tailor made course suitable for pharma industries & research centers.
  • Entry into managerial course at 10 + 2 level.
  • Case Studies at all technical and managerial level from top industry executives.
  • Frequent interaction with industry and research team.
  • Experienced and vibrant full-time faculty.
  • Exposure to research environment
  • Opportunity to grow in corporate environment in five years.
  • Electives in technical areas of specialization, along with opportunity to develop top managerial skills.
  • Industrial training (technical + management) at various pharma industries and related organizations.

Duration

The course for Master of Business Administration in Pharmaceutical Technology (MBA Pharma Tech)] with dual degree (Five years integrated course) shall extend over five years consisting of ten semesters.

Attendance

A student is expected to attend all classes. However, a student must put in 80% of total attendance for each subject, in the absence of which he/she will not be eligible to write the exam for that subject. A student is required to monitor his/ her own attendance and no separate notice will be displayed.

In case of genuine medical/ professional/ other reasons resulting in shortage of attendance, the student is encouraged to attend classes the following year as per the rules of re-registration and re-examination of the University. Absence beyond 20% will not be condoned for any reason whatsoever.

Board of Studies

Board Of Studies For Pharma. Sciences

  • Dr. A. N. Misra, Head Professor in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Dept, M.S. University of Baroda, Kalabhavan, Vadodara – 390 001.
  • Dr. Ashwani Bhatt, President – Formulations Manufacturing, Piramal Health Care Ltd., Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh – 454 775.
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Kamlinder Kaur Singh, Professor in Pharmaceutics, C. U. Shah College of Pharmacy, S. N. D. T. Women’s University, Mumbai – 400 049.
  • Dr. P. Ramarao, Professor in School of Biosciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda – 151 001, Punjab.
  • Dr. S. B. Roy, President & Head, Pharmaceutical Technology Centre, Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Ahmedabad – 382 210.
  • Dr. Yatish K. Bansal, President – R & D (Formulations), Ipca Laboratories Ltd., International House, Kandivali (W), Mumbai – 400 067.
  • Dr. Y. Madhusudan Rao, Professor, University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kakatiya University, Vidhyaranyapuri, Hanamkonda – 506 009, Warangal.

Board Of Studies For Pharmaceutical Technology Management

  • Mr. Sunil Singhai, Vice President - Technical, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Hyderabad 
  • Prof. Yogesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda 
  • Mr. Sushoban Dasgupta, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Mumbai 
  • Shri Sudarshan Jain, Managing Director, Healthcare Solutions, Abbott Healthcare, Mumbai 
  • Mr. Yugal Sikri, Head Global Marketing, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Gurgaon

Value Proposition

  • Curriculum constantly monitored in tune to the needs of pharma industries and research areas.
  • Corporate environment provided at 10 + 2 level.
  • Hands on training offered during the course.
  • Encourage industry – institute interactions by means of guest lectures, industrial visit and training.
  • All-round development is encouraged by organizing corporate seminars; quiz competitions etc at national level.
  • Social awareness programs like Tuberculosis, Obesity, HIV – AIDS, Diabetes etc, are conducted.

Program Objectives

  • Tailor made course suitable for pharma industries and research centers where B.Pharm + MBA (Pharma Tech) are the degrees awarded in a span of 5 years.
  • Opportunity to grow in corporate environment for five years.
  • Electives in technical areas of specialization, along with opportunity to develop top managerial skills.
  • Practical industrial training (technical + management).
  • Placement value more than other regular pharma courses.

Pedagogy

The course is predominantly based on presentations and interactions with a strong focus on the practical concepts of pharmacy and management. This will enable the students to take decisions based on their strong technical and managerial skills.

The course is reviewed regularly in consultation with our Board of Studies, which comprises of professionals from pharma industry, research, FDA and pharma institutes from all over India. Thus, the course is tailor made to fulfill the requirements of the managerial cadre in the Pharmaceutical sector for growing pharma industries worldwide.

Curriculum

First Year

Semester I

  • Mathematics - Remedial Mathematics
  • Life Sciences - Remedial Biology
  • Pharmaceutics - General Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Basics in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Computer Science - Computer Science
  • Pharmaceutical Management - Management Today
  • Pharmaceutical Management - Managerial Communication
  • Management - Environment Management
  • Management - Constitution of India

Semester II

  • Mathematics - Applied Mathematics and Pharmaceutical Statistics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I
  • Pharmaceutics - Physical Pharmacy I
  • Pharmacology - Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Pharmaceutical Management - Disaster Management (Half credit)
  • Life Sciences - Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Management - Principles of Economics (Half Credit)
  • Management - Basic Marketing and Selling

Second Year

Semester III

  • Pharmaceutics - Physical Pharmacy II
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis - Pharmaceutical Analytical Approaches  I
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry  II
  • Pharmacology - Human Anatomy & Physiology  II
  • Pharmacognosy - Pharmacognosy  I
  • Management - Statistical Methods of Management Decision Making
  • Management - Macro Economic Concepts and Applications

Semester IV

  • Pharmaceutics - Unit Operations I
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis - Pharmaceutical Analytical Approaches II
  • Life Sciences - Pathophysiology I
  • Life Sciences - Biochemistry
  • Pharmacognosy - Pharmacogonosy II
  • Special Subject - Community Pharmacy
  • Quality Assurance - Pharmacopoeial Testing (Half Credit)
  • Management - Operations Research
  • Management - Financial Analysis and Accounting
  • Management - Legal Aspects of Pharma Business I

Third Year

Semester V

  • Pharmaceutics - Unit Operations  II
  • Life Sciences - Pathophysiology II
  • Pharmaceutics - Pharmaceutical Technology  I
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis - Pharmaceutical Analytical Approaches  III
  • Pharmacognosy - Herbal Drug Technology & Standardization Of Herbal Drugs
  • Pharmacology - Pharmacology  I
  • Management - Sales Management
  • Management - Operations Management

Semester VI

  • Pharmaceutics - Pharmacology  II
  • Pharm Chem - Medicinal Chemistry I
  • Life Sciences - Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Management - Marketing Research & Methodology including Adv. Statistical tools
  • Management - Cost & Management Accounting
  • Management - Information Systems for Managers and ERP
  • Management - Forecasting Skills (Half Credit)
  • Management - Pharma Industry Supply Chain & Logistics Management
  • Management - Organizational Behaviour
  • Management - Project Management
  • Management - Seminar Paper
  • Management Elective - Spanish
  • Management Elective - Chinese

Fourth Year

Semester VII

  • Pharmacology - Pharmacology II
  • Pharm.Chem - Medicinal Chemistry II
  • Hospital Pharmacy - Hospital Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutics - Pharmaceutical Technology III
  • Life Sciences - Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Pharma Elective - Pharmaceutical Packaging
  • Pharma Elective - Pharmaceutical Marketing
  • Pharma Elective - Pharmaco Epidemiology
  • Pharma Elective - Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharma Elective - Patient Counseling
  • Pharma Elective - Tablet Tooling
  • Management - Human Resource Management
  • Management - Financial Management
  • Management - Marketing Management
  • Management - Research Paper

Semester VIII

  • Pharmaceutics - Novel Drug Delivery System
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Medicinal Chemistry  III
  • Pharmacology - Pharmacology III
  • Pharmaceutics - Drug Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Pharmacy and Drug Interaction
  • Pharmaceutics - Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharma. Elective - Pharmaceutical Polymer science
  • Pharma. Elective - Goods Manufacturing Practices, Quality Assurance
  • Pharma. Elective - Modern Approaches in Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharma. Elective - Pharmacy Chain Management
  • Pharma. Elective - Intellectual Property Rights
  • Pharma. Elective - Stem Cell Technology
  • Management - Quality Management Systems and Practices
  • Management - Training & Development
  • Management - Product management

FifthYear

Semester IX

  • Management - Marketing of Pharmaceutical Products & Industry Trends
  • Management - Elective Major x 3, Elective Minor x 2, Pharma Electives x 2, MIP from June to September ( 17 weeks)
  • Management Elective (Marketing) - International Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Pricing Strategy with DPCO, Customer Relationship Management
  • Management Elective (Operations & IT) - Services Operations Management,  Datawarehousing and Management, Operations Strategy (Planning & Control), Information Technology in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Management Elective (Operations & IT) - Services Operations Management,  Datawarehousing and Management, Operations Strategy (Planning & Control), Information Technology in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Management Elective (Finance) - Financial Institutions, Markets and Products, Tax Planning ( Corporate & Personal), Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management.
  • Management Elective (Human Resources) - Employment Law, Human Resource Planning, 929 PMM - Performance Management System, Strategic HRM, Compensation & Benefits, Management Elective (Pharma Tech.) - Medical Devices, Business Process Management

Semester X

  • Management - Entrepreneurship Management
  • Management - Distribution Management
  • Management - Legal Aspects of Pharma Business II
  • Management - Organisation Structures
  • Management - Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Management - Strategic Management
  • Management - Innovations Management & New Product Development
  • Management - Elective Major x 3
  • Management - Elective Minor x 2 ,Pharma Tech electives x 2 ,(Elective – Major & Minor)
  • Management Elective (Marketing) - Brand Management, Strategies for OTC Products, Marketing of API and Marketing of Medical Devices, Consumer Behaviour
  • Management Elective (Operations & IT)  - International Project Management, Knowledge Management, Decision Making
  • Management Elective (Finance)  - Strategic Cost Management, International Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Management Elective (Human Resources) - Leadership, Employee Relations, International HRM, Groups and Organizational Dynamics, Organization Development and Change Management
  • Management Elective (Pharma Tech.)  - Health Insurance/ Health Financing System, Management of (Pharma) Technology Acquisition & Transfer, Hospital Management
  • 2.3 Management - Financial Analysis and Accounting
  • Management - Project Management

Course Structure - B. Pharm. + MBA (Click Here to View PDF)

Placements

Graduates from this course will have a dual advantage of the business lineage of SVKM’s NMIMS Deemed to be University and a solid background of the industrial aspects in pharmacy. This advantage will be of immense use to the ever growing pharma industry worldwide.

Graduates will have priority in placement due to scientific background with managerial expertise.

SPTM has a placement cell. It assists students by providing a platform to enter various Pharma Industries and related organizations. We facilitate the placement activities. The placement cell, along with the student representatives’ co-ordinate industrial training and final placements.

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