International Pharmaceutical Business Management

Griffith College Cork

International Pharmaceutical Business Management

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

Course Details
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)

Subjects taught

Stages 1 & 2 - 60 Credits:
Management Accounting and Control
Leadership and Management Development
International Strategy
International Marketing Management
Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility
Business Research Methods
Commercial and Financial Considerations in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Quality & Regulatory Framework in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Business & Technology Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Marketing Management for Pharmaceutical Marketers

Stage 3:
Dissertation Stage

Entry requirements

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

- A Level 8 Honours Degree, 2.2H or higher, in Pharmacy, Science or equivalent discipline.

- 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.

In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022.

Application dates

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.


1 year full-time, 2.5 years part-time.

Post Course Info

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.

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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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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