• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English
The MIHMEP - International Health Care Management Economics and Policy at SDA Bocconi School of Management 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, 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 - International Health Care Management Economics and Policy 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.

A fact about MIHMEP

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. 

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.

A program that continually reinvents itself

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.

The right environment to nurture your skills

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.

The right environment to network

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, 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. 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 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.

Programme Structure

Term 1

  • Foundations of Management in Healthcare Organizations
  • Health Care Systems & Policy
  • Health Economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Quantitative Methods for Healthcare Organizations

Term 2

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

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

  • An undergraduate University degree
  • Work experience - 2-3 years post-bachelor work experience is an advantage in the admission process. Applications from candidates with limited professional experience but who have a strong interest in international healthcare management will be taken into consideration.
  • Proficiency in English - TOEFL or IELTS or PTE or CPE
  • Interview


  • Detailed CV and Final Undergraduate Grade Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL, IELTS or other English Language test certificate
  • GMAT or GRE or SDA Test score
  • Photo
  • Copy of ID or passport
  • Application Fee (€ 100)

Work Experience

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

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    26000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    26000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Milano

  • 850 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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