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Master of International Health Care Management Economics and Policy

Course Description

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.


Application deadline: 31st July 2013
Program Start : September 2013
Program end: December 2014




First Term October- April 2014
• Epidemiology
• Health Care Systems & Policy
• Health Economics
• Foundations of Management
• Quantitative Methods
• Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs
• Issues in Public Health
• Financial Accounting

SPECIALIZATIONS April / May - June 2014

The Specializations in the academic year 2013-2014 are the following:
• Global Health & Development
• Health Care Management
• Pharmaceutical & Medical Technology
In addition to the chosen Specialization, to receive the MIHMEP Diploma students have to choose 2 more courses (minimum 48 hours) from the offer of the other MIHMEP Specializations.

INTERNSHIP from June 2014

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

Internship Providers MIHMEP 2011-2012

Abbott, France
Boston Medical Centre, USA
Boston Scientific, Italy
Cergas Bocconi University, Italy
Creativ Ceutical, France
Double Helix Development, UK
Emergency, Sudan
ENI, Italy
Eucomed/Cergas, Italy
Food and Drug Administration, USA
Galliera Hospital, Italy
GlaxoSmithKline, Italy
Hospital Clinic, Spain
IMS Health S.p.A, Italy
Institute of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Italy
Johnson&Johnson, Germany
London School of Economics, UK
Medtronic/Cergas, Italy
Memphis Hospital, USA
MMc Karolinska, Sweden
Novartis, Switzerland
Pfizer, France
PriceSpective, UK
Roche, Germany
Royal College of Physicians, UK
Simon-Kucher & Partners, Italy
Sudler and Hennessey, Italy
Vetrans Affairs, USA
WHO Geneva, Switzerland



• 2-3 years post Bachelor work experience is an advantage but this is not an essential requirement
• proficiency in English
• undergraduate university degree






The total fee is € 19,000 to be paid in three instalments:
* 1st instalment: EUR 7,500 on acceptance of your admission to the Master Program
* 2nd instalment: EUR 7,250 by November 2013
* 3rd instalment: EUR 4,250 by February 2014



SDA Bocconi School of Management is making available 8 total/partial merit-based tuition waivers to 2013/14 MIHMEP candidates with an outstanding profile.
The number and assignment criteria of total or partial tuition waivers are defined and acknowledged by a selection Committee whose decision is final.

How to apply:
1. Review the pre-requisites for each tuition waiver
2. Fill in the Tuition Waiver Application Form
3. Prepare a Motivation Letter explaining why you should be awarded a tuition waiver (you may apply for only one tuition waiver)
4. Send the form and motivation letter together with your supporting documents for admission to MIHMEP by the deadline: 31st July 2013
Important: upon completion of the MIHMEP application (online + hard copy supporting documents) may applicants be considered eligible for a tuition waiver.

Within 2-3 weeks of the above mentioned deadline the selection Committee will inform candidates of their results in writing via email.


Entry Requirements

• Undergraduate university degree• 2-3 years post Bachelor work experience is an advantage but this is not an essential requirement• Proficiency in English: TOEFL, IELTS…• GRE or GMAT

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