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Master of International Healthcare Management, Economics and Policy

Find the Right Way to Your Healthcare Career

Next Start 26 Sep 2022
Duration One year
Language English
Format Full-Time
Avg. working
3 years
Where Milano

The Master of International Healthcare Management, Economics and Policy (MIHMEP) is a one-year full-time program in English, aimed at those who want to take on challenging global roles in the healthcare sector, whether it’s the private industry, government and international organizations, or health service providers. We offer you a rigorous and specialized approach together with a global vision to broaden the horizons of healthcare management across all actors operating in the sector.

Who is it for?

MIHMEP is the right Master for you if:

  • Your objective is an international career in the healthcare sector in private or public institutions, organizations and industry.
  • You want to make the difference and substantially contribute to developing and shaping healthcare, thus improving patients’ access to the most irreplaceable good and inalienable right: Health.
  • You are looking for the original truly international master in healthcare management, economics and policy.
  • You want to be informed about the cutting-edge thinking and skills on healthcare management and policy.
  • You want to train in Italy, whose healthcare system has consistently been in the top 3 positions in the world since 2000, according to the World Healthcare Organization (WHO) and others.



My MIHMEP in 60 seconds - Francesco Bracotti

MY MIHMEP in 60 seconds - Marika Russo



Why choose us?

1. Be the game changer in the Healthcare sector

MIHMEP trains people in making a difference in several areas – industrial and public sectors, international organizations, private foundations and non-governmental organizations involved in global health and development issues, academia, and health organizations – and can substantially contribute to developing and shaping healthcare, thus improving patients’ access to healthcare.

2. The most complete training

MIHMEP combines management studies and practice with health economics, health policy, and public health, thus being the most comprehensive post-graduate program in healthcare.

3. A specialized approach together with a global vision

MIHMEP is the only Master that mixes the private (business) and public views of healthcare by offering both general overviews and in-depth specializations in different sectors: Global Health & Development; Healthcare Management; Pharmaceutical & Medical Technology.

4. A Challenging Program to Build a Solid Career

The program consists of 3 terms that provide core courses and specialization courses, plus a fourth term, during which you will participate in an internship within a healthcare organization, public institution, or private company in Italy or abroad.

5. Meet the Experts

Experts from healthcare organizations, industry, regulatory authorities, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and consulting companies share their professional experience with MIHMEP students and give them a flavor of what their future work will be. This is also a great opportunity for students to strengthen their network.

6. A top Faculty with solid research and teaching backgrounds

The Faculty is engaged in both research – carried out by the Center for Research on Health and Social Care Management at Università Bocconi – and management training – through the executive and customized programs designed and performed by SDA Bocconi School of Management for healthcare institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and many other organizations. Twelve worldwide experts – in the areas of healthcare management, economics, policy, governance, and global health – make up the Scientific Board, which provides the MIHMEP with scientific guidelines and contributions to its scientific curricula.

7. Milano, the hub of Italy’s Healthcare system

Italy is an extraordinary laboratory of health policy and management. The Italian Healthcare system has been ranked 2nd by the World Healthcare Organization in its famous 2000 worldwide appraisal of health systems, and the 4th most efficient by Bloomberg 2018. Italy has the longest tradition of public health, the oldest medical schools in the world and is at the forefront in many fields such as the approach to mental health, the first unmanned robotic surgery (in 2006) and many cutting-edge and pivotal new medical technologies.


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Inside My MIHMEP SDA Bocconi programs offer a unique and personalized learning experience. Enter the world of MIHMEP to discover its unique contents.

“MIHMEP is a 360 degree experience that prepares participants to become effective leaders, managers, policy-makers, economists, and change agents. We cover the healthcare sector and organisations of developed countries, the global health context of developing countries, and the pharmaceutical, medical device, and all other types of industries related to health and wellbeing. MIHMEP is something unique.”


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Claudio Jommi
MIHMEP Director

What they say about MIHMEP

MIHMEP is not for everyone, it is for those who want to challenge their careers and acquire an international and business perspective of healthcare. As a medical doctor specialized in healthcare quality improvement, I had been for working many years in my country within private and public hospitals, but I was still looking for a new perspective for my personal and professional development. I did some research among different business schools and programs in Europe, and I found MIHMEP. Although all through my previous studies I also heard and learned from great lecturers, studying at SDA BOCCONI was a multicultural experience and I thoroughly enjoyed learning from my classmates, who are now good friends. It was challenging leaving all what I built back in Mexico, but I don’t regret the decision.

Arturo Martinez Zuniga - Mexican

My passion for healthcare began during my experience managing the daily operations of a private practice serving a largely non-English speaking and dual-eligible patient population. The complexities involved in coordinating care for these vulnerable patients, along with the challenges facing physicians and patients with the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act sparked my interest in healthcare delivery. This curiosity motivated me to further my career by enrolling in MIHMEP at the SDA Bocconi School of Management; which has been one of the most fulfilling decisions of both my personal and professional life. The structure of MIHMEP allowed me to gain complete insight into all sectors of the healthcare industry, broadening my horizons, while providing me with the opportunity to specialize in one particular field during the third term; I chose Healthcare Management.

My section’s international student body, representing over 15 different countries, led to thought-provoking debates and discussions around devising creative solutions to current healthcare challenges at both a local and global level. Working with my colleagues, each with their own diverse perspectives and experience, on case-based projects helped me to further develop the soft skills I needed to excel as a leader in the healthcare industry and successfully manage multidisciplinary teams.

MIHMEP also provided the opportunity to attend seminars given by industry leaders from top hospitals, think tanks, and global health organizations worldwide. These experiences made me aware of the vast number of current healthcare challenges and ways I could make an impact. These opportunities paired with an effective blend of core courses, case-based learning, and quantitative reasoning makes MIHMEP unique to other Healthcare Masters programs.

I am now based in Boston, Massachusetts working in Ambulatory Operations at Tufts Medical Center, with a focus in process improvement and project management.

Natalia Wojdak - American/Polish
Operations Coordinator in Ambulatory Services, Tufts Medical Center
Personalized Orientation

MIHMEP is a challenge to be taken on with a strong dedication. The director and his team will be happy to arrange an individual orientation meeting at school to answer your questions and give you personalized advice. We can also do this remotely by phone or Skype.


SDA Bocconi organizes events and meetings throughout the year, both online and offline, where you can interact with directors, faculty, alumni, and staff.


    The COVID-19 global crisis has turned the world upside down and drastically changed our routines. Business rules are being re-written and that is exactly why, today more than ever, management education is the most crucial asset for people and organizations to reset their vision and account for this new reality. Making the choice to grow professionally means being confident about the future and ready to change for the better.
    Take advantage of the expertise of our team who can advise you on how to find the best way to reach your professional goals. They will provide you with customized information and support to choose the program that best fits your profile. You will find details here for all our meetings and initiatives.


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Next Steps

Oct 2021
Application Review Start

Go to admissions

26 Sep 2022
Program Start
Feb 2024
Program End

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