Director's message

Welcome to MIHMEP. More than a master’s degree, more than an MBA specialized in healthcare.

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

It has a faculty of 50 full time professors at SDA Bocconi School of Management, and more than 30 top level visiting professors and guest speakers, many of them policy-makers and practitioners with roles ranging from “board to ward” in health organizations, or from “CEO to shop floor” in the industry.   The faculty of SDA Bocconi also regularly teach in short, long and master level executive programs, providing the MIHMEP class the value-added combination of rigorous theory with first-hand experience of real life dynamics of health organizations, systems and industries.
It is directly linked to a knowledge tank, the Bocconi research center on healthcare management and policy (CERGAS), where investigations and action-research on state of the art innovations and changes taking place in health sectors and systems all over the world are developed. Knowledge is continuously  transferred from the center to the MIHMEP class, as a guarantee that topics, case studies, exercises, role playing are always updated.

It has a strong network with many kinds of working environments, as SDA Bocconi runs customized training and research programs that allow relationships to develop with health organizations, authorities, institutions, systems, international organizations and industries year after year. Plus, MIHMEP has over 400 alumni all over the world, the ambassadors of their beloved program. No surprise that opportunities for internships and jobs flourish in this context.
Every year it has a truly international class, with more than 15 countries represented. No other master in healthcare can boast this environment.
If all this is not enough, are you ready for a challenging journey where technical knowledge is only a part of the picture? Do you really want to grow as a 360 degree future leader in your profession and in your field of expertise? Do you want to broaden your professional horizons and become a forward thinker able to understand and decode the increasing complexity of the current healthcare environment?

And, are you ready to spend 9 months of your life in Italy and in Milan, one of the most cosmopolitan and culture-rich cities in the world? In a country that runs one of the world’s best National Health Systems, is among the top five markets for industries and operates the largest part of agencies and organizations that support health systems of developing countries. Where the three medical schools – in Padova, Bologna, and Salerno – all date back to the middle ages. Where mental health patients were de-institutionalized for the first time worldwide in the late 1970s, thus carving a path for other health systems.   
If healthcare is your interest, the place to be is MIHMEP. You can count on my total commitment to improve even further the reputation and leadership that MIHMEP has developed over the last 15 years, by following in the footsteps of my predecessor and by nurturing the community of MIHMEP alumni and relationships with the working environment. 
I look forward to welcoming you to Milan and SDA Bocconi School of Management.

Federico Lega | MIHMEP Director

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Federico Lega, Director of #MIHMEP, among the Experts Appointed by the Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch