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MSc in International Pharmaceutical Business Management

MSc in International Pharmaceutical Business Management

Overview

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the Pharmaceutical Business Management Industry

Our Master's programme provides learners with the specialist skills required for successful management careers in the pharmaceutical range of industries.

Why Study International Pharmaceutical Business Management at Griffith College?

The MSc in International Pharmaceutical Business Management is available on both a full and part-time basis and is conducted over a 1 or 2.5 year period respectively. The programme develops learners’ abilities to research current trends and developments in the Pharmaceutical Business Management Industry and to develop their knowledge, skill and competencies to work in this dynamic business arena across multiple industries, whether they are service or manufacturing oriented. As a graduate of the course you will:

  • Expand your knowledge of marketing, technological developments, product release and regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Master business development and launching activities within an ever-expanding industry
  • Become an expert in regional management, forecasting and budgeting
  • Develop your interpersonal, professional and leadership skills by working independently, and as part of a team on a range of challenging projects.
  • Part-time learning allows students already working in the area extra time to hone skills.
  • Pharmachem Skillnet funding is available for this programme

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.

  • 4th of February, 2019*

  • September 2019

*subject to sufficient numbers

What our students say

Through my masters, I’ve gained not only knowledge to deal with the challenges of this specific area, but also how to manage one of the most talked-about topics currently, sustainability. I was fascinated by how simple actions and adaptations in business strategy can improve the way we treat our environment.

NICOLLE CARVALHO FERREIRA
MSC IN INTERNATIONAL PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT
Course details

Duration: 1 Year Full-Time , 2 Years Part-Time

The Programme consists of three stages:

  • Stage 1 & 2 – a two semester taught stage leading to the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in International Pharmaceutical Business Management, for learners who wish to exit at that stage. (60 Credits)
  • Stage 3 - a one semester dissertation based stage, where the learners make regular contact with their dissertation supervisor, leading cumulatively to the Master of Science in International Pharmaceutical Business Management. (30 Credits)
Year One Core Subjects
Stage 1 & 2 -60 Credits
  • International Strategy (Common with MScIB) (5 Credits)
  • International Marketing Management (Common with MScIB) (5 Credits)
  • Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility (Common with MScIB) (5 Credits)
  • Marketing Management for Pharmaceutical Marketers (5 Credits)
  • Business and Technology Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry (10 Credits)
  • International Financial Accounting** (10 Credits)
  • Management Accounting and Control (Common with MScIB) (5 Credits)
  • Leadership and Management Development (Common with MScIB) (5 Credits)
  • Business Research Methods (Common with MScIB) (5 Credits)
  • Commercial and Financial considerations in the Pharmaceutical Industry (10 Credits)
  • Pharmaceutical Technologies and Product Release (5 Credits)
Stage 3 - 30 Credits – The Dissertation Stage (30 Credits)

* Compulsory ­for non-business candidates ONLY joining the programme in order to prepare them for Management Accounts and Control in Semester 2

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

 Candidates seeking access to the Master of Science in International Pharmaceutical Business Management programmes are required to hold either:

  1. A Level 8 Honours Degree, 2.2H or higher, in Pharmacy, Science or equivalent discipline.
  2. A Level 8 Honours Degree, 2.2H or higher, in business or related discipline, with at least three years Pharmaceutical related industry experience.

Each candidate’s application will be considered individually in accordance with the College’s QQI approved quality assurance procedures.

Candidates holding relevant alternative qualifications and those with related experiential learning will be considered under the College’s RPL policy.

How to Apply

Students who wish to apply for this course may apply directly to Griffith College. They should have obtained a degree at least a level 8 honours degree in pharmacy, science, business or related discipline.

When our Admissions team receive your application they will be in contact with you directly.

Fees

*Please note that Pharmachem Skillnet funding is available for this programme

Tuition Fees
Irish/EU

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time

Cork

Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 11,150.00

Study Mode: Part-Time

Cork

Irish/EU Living in Ireland: EUR 10,650.00

International

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: Full-Time

Dublin 

Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 11,150.00

Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 11,150.00

EU Living Abroad: EUR 11,150.00

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.

Sponsorship

Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

Cork

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.

Progression

Academic Progression

Graduates of the Master of Science in International Pharmaceutical Business Management wishing to further develop their management competencies and experience will be eligible to transfer to the MBA stage of the existing suite of programmes in International Business.

What is an MBA? Learn more!

Career Progression

Graduates of the Master of Science in International Pharmaceutical Business Management are well positioned to start, or advance, a highly attractive career in an expanding pharmaceutical industry both nationally and internationally.

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