Master MIHMEP - International Health Care Management Economics and Policy

SDA Bocconi School of Management

Application deadline: 31 July
Tuition fee:
  • € 21,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 21,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Find the right way to global health management.

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.
Benefits of choosing MIHMEP
  • A demanding but most comprehensive program
  • 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.
  • With over 160 internship providers, 450 Alumni, a Faculty of 35 members and a network of over 60 Professionals, MIHMEP is amongst the fewest truly international specialized Master Programmes in healthcare management, economics and policy at a global level.
A program that continually reinvents itself
  • Three Specializations Global Health & Development; Health Care Management; Pharmaceutical & Medical Technology.
  • Scientific Board: 11 prominent experts worlwide 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.
  • The right environment to network
  • An international and specialized master that will allow you to develop a wide network of contacts including fellow students, faculty members, guest lecturers and speakers, and over 300 MIHMEP Graduates from more than 60 countries and 5 continents, in addition to the larger Bocconi Alumni Association.
  • 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.
Milano, the hub of Italy’s health care system
  • 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.


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
  • Know Your School, Your Class, Your Future
  • A series of interactive workshops on team building, cultural diversity, group dynamics and public speaking.
Core courses

Term 1

  • Epidemiology
  • Health care systems & policy
  • Health Economics
  • Foundations of Management · Quantitative Methods
  • Quantitative Methods

Term 2

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

Term 3

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:

  • Global health & Development
  • Health Care Management
  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Technology

Term 4

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.


Applicants should have:

  • An undergraduate University degree
  • Work experience - at least two years post-bachelor work experience is an advantage in the admission process but is not an essential requirement.
  • Detailed CV and Final Undergraduate Grade Transcripts
  • Two letters of reference
  • Proficiency in English - TOEFL or IELTS or PTE or CPE
  • Interview

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience is required.







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