The Pharmaceutical industry is a field of study which has increased its scope in the past few years and taken the field of medicine to new heights. The Bachelor of Pharmacy andMaster of Business Administration program in Pharmacy is an integratedpostgraduate degree program which specializes in the field of pharmacy and management. This program focuses on the skills and knowledge about management for students who want to work for international and Indian organizations.
The eligibility for the course is a pass in 10+2 with science subjects. The duration of the course is 5 years.
The students who are interested in making a career in the field of medicine, this course is ideal for them. It is a professional course which helps the students either to work as a pharmacist right after the completion of the course or they have the option of pursuing a master degree in business management with pharmacy as the specialization course. The course is a job oriented course where students study about drugs, medicine, bio-technology and other research related fields.
The major career options after doing this dual degree are market research analyst, drug distribution analyst, analytical chemist, drug inspector. Along with these career options, there are a few more off-beat career prospects like a newspaper columnist writing about drugs and medicines which is also termed as medical journalism.
The two courses of Bachelor of Pharmacy and MBA Pharmacy when taken together are a combination which is a job oriented course combination, helping individuals has a career in the field of pharmacy and management. The students of B. Pharm. have the option of either choosing M. Pharm. for further studies, or choose MBA Pharmacy. M. Pharm. is a course which is an extension of the similar studies from B. Pharm. while MBA Pharmacy involves the study of pharmacy in terms of management courses. It develops the learning of the students in terms of pharmaceutical marketing, while the M. Pharm. deals more with the intricacies of drugs and medicines.
Students who wish to make a career in the pharmaceutical industry should opt for the course. It is best for students who are keen on learning about various drugs and medicines and also in the management and marketing aspects in the area of pharmacy.
The medical field is one field of interest which also comprises courses like MBBS and BDS etc. the course of B. Pharm. and MBA taken together, however, makes it all the more different from regular courses in medicine, it provides a wider scope to the students to choose career in various sectors.
The benefit of taking the dual degree course is that the students save one year of studies. The course is also designed such to provide proper industrial training to the candidates during those 5 years right after their 10+2 level.
Usually, the duration of B. Pharm. is of four years and MBA is of two years when taken separately but as a dual degree the course spans for 5 years, which is beneficial for the students, usually, divided in two semesters each year. The student gets a degree of B. Pharm. and MBA upon successful completion of the course.
There are very few Pharmacy Institutes in India which offer this dual degree integrated program. M.D.S. Kissan Technical Institute, Rewari and ShobhabenPratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy and Technology Management, Mumbai, to name a few.
The minimum eligibility for B. Pharm. is 50% marks in aggregate in 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics as the main subjects. While, for MBA Pharmacy, the minimum eligibility is B. Pharm. when taken separately and on the other hand, the dual degree requires a minimum eligibility of 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 examination. English is the major prerequisite for the course as all correspondence is made in English language.
The admission process to the dual degree program in ShobhabenPratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy and Technology Management is based on the marks in 10+2 along with the scores of a candidate in the entrance exam- NMAT. The NMAT is mainly designed for the selection of candidates for the course MBA (Pharm. Tech.) in NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
It is objective questions based aptitude exam which tests the language skills, data interpretation, logical reasoning and quantitative skills of the candidate. The candidates who clear the entrance exam are required to go for the second phase of the selection procedure which involves the personal interview conducted at the Mumbai campus of the institute.