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Master of International Health Care Management, Economics and Policy (MIHMEP)

Via Bocconi, 8 - 20136 Milano, Italy

+39 02 5836 3299 / 3125

+39 02 5836 3272

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Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
12 months

Date of commencement
September 2018

Application deadline
15 Jun 2018

Class size


Student grants / Financial assistance
Each year, there are several scholarships and tuition waivers offered by the SDA Bocconi School of Management, as well as by companies, consultancy firms and other organizations. Tuition waivers and scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to candidates with an outstanding profile. Admission to the Program is independent of the awarding of any scholarship or tuition waiver.

Student profile
1. Ratio of National / International students: 37% - 63%
2. Ratio of Men / Women: 44%– 56%
3. Age Range: 25-35

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Through the program participants develop theoretical and practical skills in health and healthcare management, economic analysis, policy analysis and formulation, and epidemiology.

Admission requirements
Applicants should have:
• Degree certificate, transcript and detailed CV
• Work experience - at least 2-3 years post-bachelor work experience is an advantage in the admission process but is not an essential requirement.
• Two letters of reference
• Proficiency in English - TOEFL or IELTS or PTE or CPE
• Interview

Programme Director
Federico Lega

Contact details for application
SDA Bocconi Masters Division
Recruiting and Admissions Service - MIHMEP
Via Balilla 18, 20136 Milan - Italy
Tel +39 02 5836 3299 / 3125
Fax +39 02 5836 3272

SDA Bocconi School of Management

Master of International Health Care Management, Economics and Policy (MIHMEP)

Find the right way to your healthcare career.

The Master of International Health Care Management, Economics and Policy (MIHMEP) is a one-year, full-time program in English, aimed at professionals who aspire to take on challenges of global management roles within the health care sector, whether it's private industry (pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech companies), government and international organizations or health care providers.

A rigorous and focused approach is combined with a global vision to broaden the horizons of health care management across all actors operating in the sector.

MIHMEP is the Master for you if

• Your objective is an international career in the health care sector in private or public institutions

• You are looking for a professional, international and dynamic environment

• You want to be informed about the cutting edge thinking and skills on management and policy

• You are looking for a leading school with a strong reputation in management education

What MIHMEP can offer you

MIHMEP is targeted at professionals who wish to embark on an international career in the health care sector. The program will offer you:

• An international perspective through its curriculum, faculty and fellow course participants

• In-depth understanding of the world’s social, political and economic context in which health care systems operate

• Strong theoretical and practical foundations to drive policy and organizational changes in health care systems around the world

• Many opportunities to develop your professional skills, through class learning, experience and practice, exposure to reality of “shop floor”, in-company visits, internship, and - above all - individual coaching and mentoring activites.

MIHMEP graduates have gone on to rewarding careers in many health care fields – ranging from multinational pharmaceutical and biotech companies to international institutions, from hospitals and aid organizations to research centres, health care authorities and consulting companies. Managers and leaders, policy makers and advisors, researchers and academics, consultants and entrepreneurs. Contact the MIHMEP Senators and learn more about their success stories.

The program sees three terms when students take Core Courses and Specialization Courses, and ends with a fourth term, during which students participate in an internship within a health care organization, insitution or company in Italy or abroad.

Welcome week - September


This is an introductory one-week course, which has two main objectives:
- to orient incoming students to the MIHMEP program and to living in Milan;
- to provide students with practice in public speaking, team building and professional writing through some interactive workshops.

Core courses - October /April

Term 1
• Epidemiology
• Health care systems & policy
• Health Economics
• Foundations of Management in Healthcare Organizations • Quantitative Methods for Healthcare Organizations

Term 2
• Financial Accounting
• Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs
• Issues in Public Health

Specializations - April - June
• Global health & Development
• Health Care Management
• Pharmaceutical & Medical Technology

At MIHMEP 16 (academic year 2014-2015) students will be expected to choose 1 among 3 Specializations. There will be a total number of 120 hours of Specialization courses and seminars to be taken by every MIHMEP student in the 3rd term (certain courses may also be delivered in the 2nd term). Choosing a Specialization is mandatory.

The Specializations in the academic year 2012-2013 are the following:
* Global Health & Development
* Health Care Management
* Pharmaceutical & Medical Technology

In addition to the chosen Specialization, to receive the Master MIHMEP students must choose elective courses from other MIHMEP Specializations. The choice of these additional courses can be based on the individual's interests and future career goals.

After the completion of MIHMEP, students will be awarded the MIHMEP Diploma and a separate certificate reporting the Specialization undertaken. It could be used on the market to reinforce one's ability to be selected for a position should one need to use it as a proof of additional/specific qualification. However the MIHMEP diploma itself would not prevent a student from applying for a position and receiving a job not related to a chosen Specialization. Evaluation

Students’ performance in each course will be evaluated on the basis of final exam, group work and class participation.

Internship – From June

During the fourth term, students participate in an internship within a healthcare organization or a company in Italy or abroad. The projects are carried out over a period of 12 weeks and require full-time commitment. During the internship, students are supervised by two tutors: one from the host organization and the other from the MIHMEP Faculty. Near the end of the first term, the Internship Day is organized in order for MIHMEP students to meet field project providers and to present internship options.

Internships may be performed in pharmaceutical/medical device companies, national and regional health authorities, hospitals, health insurance organizations, NGOs, supranational organizations, research centers and consulting companies. All represent potential employment opportunities for MIHMEP students. At the end of the program, students will receive advice on job placement and options available in Italy and abroad.

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    The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School present in all of the most important International rankings (Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Forbes), SDA Bocconi has established itself as a European leader in higher education.

    SDA Bocconi School of Management is part of Università Bocconi, the first Italian University to grant a degree in economics. For over a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy’s social and economic modernization.

    SDA Bocconi has been engaged in the promotion and organization of executive education since 1971, with an International approach. The School’s vision of empowering life through knowledge and imagination lies behind its program offerings: Executive Education Open and Custom Programs, MBA and Master Programs, for the development of individuals, companies, institutions and economic systems.

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