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 tells the story of Champions who to different extents and in different sectors – Industry, Public Sector, International Cooperation for Developing Countries, Academia and Health Organizations – have made the difference and substantially contributed to developing and shaping health care, thus improving patients’ access to the most irreplaceable good and inalienable right: Health.
MIHMEP combines management studies and practice with health economics, health policy and public health, thus being the most comprehensive post-graduate program in health care.
Three Specializations: Global Health & Development; Health Care Management; Pharmaceutical & Medical Technology.
Scientific Board: 12 prominent experts worldwide in the areas of health care management, economics, policy, governance and global health, providing MIHMEP with scientific guidance and input to its scientific curricula. It is the only Master that mixes the business (private) and public views of healthcare by offering both general overview and in-depth specialization of different sectors.
MIHMEP Faculty is engaged both in research and teaching at the executive level. Research is developed at the Università Bocconi CERGAS, the Center for Research on Health and Social Care Management. Executive Education is delivered at SDA Bocconi School of Management, where every year more than 20 executive educational programs are run for the open market and over 100 customized training projects are designed and performed for healthcare organizations, health agencies, pharma and medical devices companies, regulatory institutions, private providers, scientific societies, communities of clinicians and other health professionals. These projects take place in Italy and abroad, in developed and developing countries.
With over 160 internship providers, 500 MIHMEP Alumni from 75 countries, in addition to the larger Bocconi Alumni Association, a Faculty that includes over 50 members, visiting professors and guest speakers, and a network of over 60 Professionals, MIHMEP is amongst the fewest truly international specialized Master Programs in healthcare management, economics and policy at a global level. This network will continue to grow over time and will enable you to have access to a large number of people who work in and understand the health care sector globally.
Milano is the country’s health care and industrial hub, and for some it may be their next place of work once they have completed this program. During your master, Milano will be first of all a campus and the place where you will be able to develop as a professional and as a person. Furthermore, the Italian health system has been ranked second by the World Healthcare Organization in its last worldwide appraisal of health systems, and third most efficient (after Singapore and Hong Kong) by Bloomberg in its recent 2014 ranking. A system that has the longest tradition in public health, the world's oldest medical schools, and an open approach to mental health that revolutionized its care. A place where much can be learned.
The OECD report “Health at a glance 2013” states “Those born in Switzerland, Japan and Italy can expect to live the longest among OECD countries."
The program consists of 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 healthcare organization, public institution or private company in Italy or abroad.
A series of interactive workshops on team building, cultural diversity, group dynamics and public speaking.
Students are expected to choose 1 among 3 Specializations.
In addition, students have to choose elective courses from the other MIHMEP Specializations. The 3 Specializations are:
Internships are performed in pharmaceutical/medical device companies, national and regional health authorities, hospitals, health insurance organizations, NGOs, supranational organizations, research centers and consulting companies - all representing potential employment destinations opportunities.
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
Applicants should have:
At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.
The total fee for the 2016-2017 program is € 24,000 to be paid in three instalments:
The School assists candidates with their search for funds by placing at their disposal the documentation required for loan applications.
In particular, Bocconi facilitates opportunities for low-interest loans available to admitted students, thanks to agreements with some partner banks.
Furthermore the University provides international students with information about possible sources for financing in several countries.
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