GLOBAL EXECUTIVE MBA
in Pharmaceutical Management

Learn to lead in a dynamic digital ecosystem and get dual qualifications, an MBA degree from Ahmedabad University along with a PG certificate from UC San Diego, all under the guidance of globally reputed faculty

ADMISSIONS OPEN FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

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GLOBAL EXECUTIVE MBA
in Pharmaceutical Management

Learn to lead in a dynamic digital ecosystem and get dual qualifications, an MBA degree from Ahmedabad University along with a PG certificate from UC San Diego, all under the guidance of globally reputed faculty

ADMISSIONS OPEN FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

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WHO MUST ATTEND?

The Global Executive MBA programme brings together business owners and mid-to-senior level professionals from across the Pharmaceutical value chain who seek to advance their leadership careers. This programme is highly suitable for:

  • Business owners, business promoters, senior leaders and senior professionals from the pharmaceutical industry
  • Professionals from health and life sciences along with consultants associated with the pharmaceutical industry
  • Professionals associated with biotechnology, bioinformatics, and health care industries
  • Pharmacists and medical practitioners associated with the pharmaceutical industry
  • Participants will ideally have 10-25 years of work experience

PROGRAMME DETAILS

Programme Commences: September 2020
7 On-Campus Residencies (7-8 days each)

Programme Curriculum: 28 Course Modules

Programme Duration: 2 Years
Learn while you continue your work

Total Tuition Fees: INR 12 Lakhs
The programme fee is INR 9.5 Lakh (payable as INR 4.75 Lakh per year in advance). There is an additional INR 2.5 Lakh (payable as the cost for the residency at the UC San Diego campus in the US).
Female participants can avail 10% discount on the programme fee of INR 9.5 Lakh
*Refer the fees section for inclusions, exclusions and education loan partners

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SIGNIFICANT HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAMME

  • DUAL QUALIFICATIONS
    an MBA Degree from Ahmedabad University and a Certificate from University of California San Diego.
    Alumnus status at Ahmedabad University
  • 28 CUTTING-EDGE COURSE MODULES
    uniquely crafted to hone leadership talent while being deeply rooted in the domains relevant to the Pharmaceutical, Health, Bio-Pharma, and Life Sciences industries
  • UNDERSTAND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
    develop capabilities in Data Science and Analytics along with an introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • TAILORED FOR PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
    learn about all the business functions and related decisions in managing a business in the pharmaceutical industry
  • GLOBALLY RENOWNED FACULTY
    from world-class institutions, as well as globalindustry leaders, entrepreneurs and innovation champions
  • BESPOKE CAPSTONE PROJECT & ASSIGNMENTS
    identify, recognise and learn to solve real-time challenges faced by organisations in a competitive business environment
  • IN-CLASSROOM & INTERACTIVE LEARNING
    through industry knowledge sessions, practices and masterclasses, business research and strategic simulations
  • NETWORK WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS & PEERS
    from diverse backgrounds and roles from across Indian and multi-national pharmaceutical companies
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PROGRAMME CURRICULUM

  1. Growth & Innovation in Global Pharma Industry
  2. Innovation in Healthtech & Health Economics
  3. Global Drug Regulatory and Legal Environment
  4. Economics of Pharmaceuticals
  5. Managing Small Molecules, Biologics and Macromolecules Product Development
  6. Pharmacotherapy and Diseases
  7. Health Outcomes Evidence
  8. Business Ethics in Pharma
  9. Clinical Research & Trials
  10. Pre-Clinical and Clinical Regulatory Submissions & Strategy
  11. Principles of Cost-Effective Analysis in Drug Development and Markets
  12. Product Management & Marketing
  13. Managed Markets and Supply Chains –Post Marketing Drug Utilization Management
  14. Partnership Models in Pharmaceutical Sector
  15. Lean Operations & Continuous Manufacturing
  16. Project Management
  17. Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
  18. Leveraged and Inorganic Growth: Mergers & Acquisitions
  19. Financial Management
  20. Data Science & Statistics
  21. Leadership Forum: Building Agility & Adaptive Capacity
  22. Analytics and Digital Transformation in the Pharmaceutical industry
  23. Global Reimbursement and Value Capture Strategies
  24. Strategy and R&D Portfolio Management
  25. Leadership Forum: Building Decision Making Capabilities and Performance Orientation
  26. Risk Management and Business Development
  27. Global Intellectual Property Rights: Patent Strategy and Freedom to Operate
  28. Business Communication
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PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

DURATION: 2 Years

COURSE MODULES: 28

ON-CAMPUS RESIDENCIES: 7

RESIDENCY SCHEDULE
R1       September 2020
R2       December 2020
R3       April 2021
R4       July 2021
R5       September 2021
R6       December 2021
R7       April 2022

Six Residencies at Ahmedabad University and One Residency at UC San Diego
Each Residency will have a duration of 7 to 8 days, and the total number of contact days for the entire programme is expected to be between 52-55 days

The modular design of the programme over 7 residencies enables participants to continue working while pursuing the programme. The inter-residency periods conducted over digital medium has sessions that focus on assessments, tutorials, one-on-one coaching and mentoring, discussion forums and master classes.

GLOBALLY REPUTED FACULTY

FACULTY INSIGHTS

Dr Bibek Banerjee
Senior Dean – Strategic Initiatives and Planning
Ahmedabad University

Dr John York
Adjunct Professor, Ahmedabad University
Adjunct Professorm, UC San Diego
CEO, Akita Biomedical

Dr Kausalya Santhanam
Adjunct Faculty, Ahmedabad University
CEO, SciVista IP & Communication

LEADERSHIP ENDORSEMENTS

Dr Chaitanya Dutt
Director – R&D
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited

Ms Archana Bhaskar
Chief Human Resources Officer
Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Limited

Mr Amitava Saha
President – Human Resources
Biocon Limited

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES

PARTICIPANTS TESTIMONIALS

Mr Umeshkumar Gupta
Vice President – Manufacturing Operations
Granules India Limited
GEMBA PM (Class of 2020)

This Programme gave me a holistic perspective on strategic pharmaceutical management practices. We got exposure to cross-functional domains such as economics, marketing, finance, that is taught by globally reputed faculty from UCSD, Ahmedabad University, the IIMs and so on. This Programme also allows members of the cohort to share best practises and industry experiences. I highly recommend this Programme to all senior professionals who want to take the next step in their careers and add more value to their organisations.

Mr Swanand Palasule
Sr Director – Programme Management
Biocon Limited
GEMBA PM (Class of 2021)

One of the biggest advantages of this Programme is the opportunity to interact with experienced Indian and international faculty. This Programme helps in understanding concepts such as analytics, business strategy and fundamentals of management which allows the participants to gain insights into relevant industry knowledge in this digital age. I would highly recommend this Programme to all professionals working across domains such as manufacturing, marketing, and R&D within the pharma industry. While broadening the knowledge base, this Programme will also enable you to take the learning back to your careers.

Dr Kavita Rao
Senior Scientific Manager – R&D
Biocon Limited
GEMBA PM (Class of 2021)

Dr Jignesh Kotecha
General Manager – Biopharmaceutics
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited
GEMBA PM (Class of 2020)

CA Anal Shah
Assistant General Manager – Finance & Accounts
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited
GEMBA PM (Class of 2021)

PROGRAMME FEES

The total tuition fee for the programme is INR 12 Lakh. The break-up of the tuition fee is INR 9.5 Lakh (payable as INR 4.75 Lakh per year in advance); and an additional INR 2.5 Lakh (payable ahead of the residency at the University of California San Diego campus in the USA).
Female participants can avail 10% discount on the programme fee of INR 9.5 Lakh.

The above-mentioned total fee includes the following:

  • Tuition fees at Ahmedabad University and UC San Diego
  • All reading material, simulation licenses, case studies and select books
  • Pick-up and Drop facilities from the Hotel to Campus in Ahmedabad
  • All meals during the residencies

The Fee does not cover the cost of travel (including visa fees) for the residencies; participants will have to make their own travel arrangements. The precise dates for the fee’s payment schedule will be announced to the selected applicants in their admission letters.

EDUCATION LOAN PARTNER

Ahmedabad University has partnered with Axis Bank to provide financial assistance to Global Executive MBA Participants

The Axis Bank Education loan would be available with the following terms:

  • No Processing Fees
  • No Prepayment Charges
  • No Closure Penalty
  • 100% tax benefit on interest paid under section 80E
  • 95% of loan amount available for draw down
  • Loan amount could be Rs 12 Lakhs for the programme or Rs 12.5 Lakhs considering partial travel cost to the US
  • Maximum tenure of 10 years available
  • No Co-applicant required
  • No Collateral Required

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PROGRAMME FAQs

The programme is designed in 7 residencies spread over 2 years. The time-period between the first and last residency will be about 18-months; the remaining time will be utilised by the participants in submitting their Capstone Project.

The programme is structured into 7 Residencies, with one residency each per quarter. The tentative details of the programme are available here on the link below: https://ahduni.edu.in/executiveeducation/gemba

Six Residencies will be conducted at Ahmedabad University campus in Ahmedabad, India and One Residency will be conducted at UC San Diego campus in San Diego, USA.

This programme is meant for professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry who are consciously looking for growth and are keen to move into the higher echelons of the organisations that they work with. The programme is designed for professionals with at least 5 years of experience.
For further information please visit the link below:
https://ahduni.edu.in/executiveeducation/gemba#who_must_attend

The programme is designed in 7 residencies and the time-period between the first and last residency will be approx. 22-months, which will also include the time utilised by the participants to submit their Capstone Project.

At Ahmedabad University, we believe in a holistic review of all applicants. For the Global Executive MBA programme, the admission process is divided into 2 parts:

Part A
Application Form & Statement of purpose. Applicants will be short listed on-the basis of details provided in the application form and their Statement of Purpose. The short-listed candidates will move to Part B of the process.

Part B
Ahmedabad University Aptitude Assessment and Personal Interaction Session. Short-listed applicants will have to appear for the Online Aptitude Assessment that will evaluate their aptitude with questions on logical reasoning, written & verbal communication and quantitative skills. Applicants will also have to appear for a personal interaction session with admission panel from the University. The personal interaction session can also be arranged via video conferencing for those unable to travel to Ahmedabad.

We understand that working professionals face time constraints for various reasons, professional and personal. Participants will not be penalised for a genuine reason due to which they cannot attend the classroom sessions. We will help support situations when participants cannot attend the classroom sessions by ensuring that they can attend the respective sessions with another batch and the applicable credits for the programme are completed.

Programme Curriculum

The programme is designed to help prepare participants for the modern, ever-changing world that we are all part of.
A listing of some of the courses is provided in the link below: https://ahduni.edu.in/executiveeducation/gemba#who_must_attend

The courses within the programme are delivered face to face by the globally renowned senior faculty from world-class institutions, as well as senior industry leaders, entrepreneurs and innovation champions. These are interactive sessions and consists of industry knowledge sessions, practices and masterclasses, business research and strategic simulations. The learning engagement between residencies will be maintained through the university’s online platform for web sessions, discussion forums and the sharing of resources.

A Master Class is a session conducted by an eminent industry leader or a well-known domain expert sharing their knowledge and expertise with the students. Our programme will organise a series of such sessions where students will be able to interact closely with some of the best minds in the industry.

The Capstone is an application-based project that each student will have to submit showcasing their learning through the programme. Students will be expected to choose a particular problem within their own organisation that they will focus on solving using the knowledge & skills developed in the programme. This project will be an opportunity for students to highlight their newly honed capabilities to the both the faculty at the university as well as the organisations that they belong to.

Benefits of the Programme

University of California San Diego is our international partner in this programme, and the programme has been designed and will be delivered in collaboration with them. Participants in this course will receive inputs from faculty at the University of California San Diego across various courses and will also get the opportunity to interact with international experts from various domains pertaining to the programme. In addition, successful participants will be awarded both an MBA degree from Ahmedabad University and a Certificate from the University of California San Diego.

All successful participants of the course will be awarded a Master of Business Administration in Pharmaceuticals Management by Ahmedabad University, as well as a Certificate from the University of California San Diego.

Yes. Ahmedabad University is a Private University accredited by the UGC and the degree-awarded will be a recognised degree.

Programme Fees

The total tuition fee for the programme is INR 12 Lakh. The break-up of the tuition fee is INR 9.5 Lakh (payable as INR 4.75 Lakh per year in advance); and an additional INR 2.5 Lakh (payable ahead of the residency at the University of California San Diego campus in the USA).
Female participants can avail 10% discount on the programme fee of INR 9.5 Lakh.

The above-mentioned total fee includes the following:

  • Tuition fees at Ahmedabad University and UC San Diego
  • All reading material, simulation licenses, case studies and select books
  • Accommodation at a five-star hotel in Ahmedabad and San Diego
  • Pick-up and Drop facilities between Hotel and Ahmedabad University campus
  • All meals during the residencies

The Fee does not cover the cost of travel (including visa fees) for the residencies; participants will have to make their own travel arrangements. The precise dates for the fee’s payment schedule will be announced to the selected applicants in their admission letters.

The total tuition fee for the programme is INR 12 Lakh. The break-up of the tuition fee is INR 9.5 Lakh (payable as INR 4.75 Lakh per year in advance); and an additional INR 2.5 Lakh (payable ahead of the residency at the University of California San Diego campus in the USA).
Female participants can avail 10% discount on the programme fee of INR 9.5 Lakh.

The above-mentioned total fee includes the following:

  • Tuition fees at Ahmedabad University and UC San Diego
  • All reading material, simulation licenses, case studies and select books
  • Accommodation at a five-star hotel in Ahmedabad and San Diego
  • Pick-up and Drop facilities between Hotel and Ahmedabad University campus
  • All meals during the residencies

The Fee does not cover the cost of travel (including visa fees) for the residencies; participants will have to make their own travel arrangements. The precise dates for the fee’s payment schedule will be announced to the selected applicants in their admission letters.

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Note: minimum 5 years of experience required

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Global Executive MBA in Pharmaceutical Management

Hirak Acharya, Programme Coordinator
Tel: +91 79 6191 1231
Email: gemba.admissions@ahduni.edu.in