Hospital Management: the Simulation - Winter Edition

A Comprehensive Strategic Exercise as the Executive Leadership Team of a Hospital

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Start date Dec 2, 2024
End date Dec 4, 2024
Duration 3 Days
Format Online
Language English
Price (+ VAT) € 3,500


As the pace of change in healthcare continues to accelerate, managers must be leaders, adept and equipped at navigating the dynamic environment of healthcare, even during a crisis. The online course Hospital Management: The Simulation provides the unique opportunity of experiencing the challenges faced by the executive leadership in making strategic decisions in a competitive hospital environment through a realistic team exercise that effectively simulates the complexity and intensity of the today’s evolving healthcare environment, especially in times of crisis.


This online program is a one-of-a-kind simulation with high educational value, designed by the prestigious Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and complemented by SDA Bocconi with additional teaching approaches. The objective is to offer a comprehensive strategic exercise for those in healthcare leadership to test and strengthen their managerial and organizational skills and competencies. In the simulation, participants who have been placed in teams will have to analyze their institution’s overall strategic direction and make the key decisions which are instrumental to its successful operation. The simulation will cover all the critical elements that influence operational outcomes in hospitals: mission/vision, service line mix, capacity, investment in quality, patient/payer mix, marketing, staffing, financial structure as well as telehealth and community initiatives. The program provides a way to learn how to menage and use data effectively for strategic decision-making. Over the course of a few days, participants will interact and acquire operational skills that can be immediately applied within their company and context, interacting with educators from prominent American and European business schools.

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Who is it for

Hospital Management: The Simulation course is addressed to international healthcare professionals, middlecareer and senior-career, with at least 5-10 years of work experience. The reference job title is that of Hospital Director, Hospital manager, Healthcare Executives, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Nursing Officer.


Program Counseling

To help you decide whether the contents of the course will meet your expectations and choose the best education options for your profile and objectives, you can contact one of the course’s Program Advisor to discuss the details.
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Structure  & Topis Covered

The course takes place over 3 days online, during which you will address the following topics:


Opening and Comparative Healthcare Systems

  • The fundamental paradigms of quality care
  • The main organizational issues
  • Implementation and optimization of marketing strategies
  • Healthcare systems in comparative perspective

The Simulation

  • The “set-up”
  • Simulation team exercise
  • 360° simulation review session: the link between hospital management and quality of care with an emphasis on building trust and expanding revenues
  • Closing remarks


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Advantages for Participants

  • To understand and experience the team interaction aspects of human behavior in a dynamic system of healthcare delivery
  • To benefit from a close interaction with participants and senior faculty from around the world and from the different participants profiles coming from variety of work environments
  • To learn to react to and manage a volatile and unexpected event like a pandemic

Advantages fot the Company

  • To strengthen the leaders team’s ability, and thus the organization ability, to respond to the challenges of a rapidly evolving healthcare market – become a better team player and a better leader
  • To acquire a deep understanding of complex decision-making process and its direct and indirect effects
  • To show healthcare professionals the implications and complexities associated with managing a complex hospital environment, improving their positive actions towards the improvements of the institution results and operation effectiveness


Digital Badges

The digital badges are an innovative and immediate way to share your achievements. They are verifiable and associated with an individual user. They allow you to update your network of contacts by highlighting the different steps reached in your SDA Bocconi journey.

Certificate of Partecipation

The certificate – presented in both print and digital forms – is a useful way to enhance your CV and portfolio of educational experiences. It is granted to participants who have attended at least 80%.



The program lasts 3 days (24 hours total equivalent).

Online Live

2 - 4 Dec 2024

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm




€ 3.500 (+ VAT) fee includes educational materials and working lunches, but not VAT. A maximum number of participants is pre-determined. You can reserve and register online on the program’s web page.


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Early Bird

A 10% reduction on the program fee is offered to applications sent in by 27th of September 2024.


Apply ASAP

You can apply for the Program until the day before it is due to start. For organizational reasons, we encourage you to complete your registration process 10 days before the Program begins.

The course provides the unique opportunity of experiencing the challenges faced by the executive leadership in making strategic decisions in a competitive hospital environment through a realistic team exercise that effectively simulates the complexity and intensity of today’s evolving healthcare environment, especially in times of crisis.”.


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