Master MIHMEP - International Health Care Management Economics and Policy

SDA Bocconi School of Management

Application deadline: July 2014
Tuition fee:
  • € 19,500 / Year (EEA)
  • € 19,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Mission and learning objectives

Rapid changes in healthcare systems require new professionals with a deep understanding of health and healthcare issues and a wide spectrum of skills to promote and manage changes at the organizational and policy level.
MIHMEP intends to train a new cadre of professionals by providing an interdisciplinary and international program specifically focused on healthcare management and policy.
Through an itinerary comprising 9 months of classroom activities and a 3 month field project, participants will develop theoretical and practical skills in management, economic analysis, policy analysis and formulation, and epidemiology.
The program is designed to ensure that participants:

* fully comprehend and learn to lead the important new developments occurring in health-related industries (pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device companies);
* achieve substantial skills and competencies in the management of healthcare organizations;
* gain experience in applying qualitative and quantitative methods to promote and manage change at the organizational and policy level;
* understand the epidemiological factors and the political, economic and social context of healthcare management from an international perspective;
* understand the political process and strategy which drive the international health arena

The challenging learning experience is enriched with intensive cultural exchange between participants coming from variety of backgrounds and from different parts of the world.


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 acquire the specific skills needed to take on 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 managers.

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.
First Term - October 2014/ April 2015
* Epidemiology
* Health Care Systems & Policy
* Health Economics
* Foundations of Management
* Quantitative Methods
Second Term
* Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs
* Issues in Public Health
* Financial Accounting
SPECIALIZATIONS - April/ June 2015
* Global Health and Development
* Health Care Management
* Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology
INTERNSHIP - June / September 2015


Academic requirements Applicants should have an undergraduate university degree. The overall education career from primary school to completing the undergraduate degree must be of at least 15 years.
The School selects candidates from a wide range of academic, cultural and professional backgrounds. This diversity of approach, culture and experience enriches the learning process at both an individual and group level, and is one of the many elements making the MIHMEP Program truly unique.
Work experience 2-3 years post Bachelor work experience is an advantage but this is not an essential requirement. Therefore, applications from people with limited professional experience, but a strong interest in international healthcare management, will be taken into consideration.
English language The MIHMEP is taught entirely in English. Therefore, a good working knowledge of this language is mandatory. In view of this fact, all candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency in English, either by taking the test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL, or any similar internationally recognized exam e.g. IELTS. This requirement does not apply to students whose native language is English or who have completed a University program or have significant work experience in an English-speaking country. It is suggested that candidates for the 2012/13 edition of the MIHMEP take the test at least 2 months before the final application deadline (July 31st 2012). At the test site, you will need to specify that you want your results sent directly to SDA Bocconi by indicating our School Code (0698). If you have already taken the test, the original results must be sent directly to the school. Any test results from before January 2006 are no longer valid.
GMAT/GRE GRE or GMAT tests are required as a part of the selection procedure. GMAT is an internationally recognized test in English that evaluates your quantitative, verbal, and analytical skills. Although there is no required minimum score for admission, a high score is expected.


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.

Sponsoring companies of previous editions included Astrazeneca, Baxter, Bracco, Glaxo Smith Kline, Novartis Europe, Novartis Pharma, Oracle, Zimmer Europe and the WHO.

Participants are encouraged to seek out the numerous opportunities available in all countries, such as the sponsorship of the company that employs them, or scholarships offered by private foundations, international organizations or local governments.

* 5 INPS Scholarships Gestione Dipendenti Pubblici (Expired)

MIHMEP has been accredited as Homo Sapiens Sapiens Master by INPS 'Gestione dipendenti pubblici' and scholarships are available to eligible candidates. Are you an eligible candidate? Yes, if you have been admitted to the MIHMEP program and either you are a civil servant in the Italian Public Administration or your parents are/were civil servants. If this opportunity applies to you, do get in touch with us.
The School assists candidates with their search for funding by supplying the necessary documentation and encourages them to explore all scholarships and loans possibilities in time.
Bocconi grants opportunities for low-interest loans available to admitted students, thanks to agreements with some partner banks.
Financial assistance
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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