MIHMEP For Healthcare Management Professionals


SDA Bocconi’s Master of International Healthcare Management, Economics and Policy (MIHMEP) 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.

It aims to meet the needs of private industry (pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech companies), government and international organisations as well as health care providers.

The admission process for the Class of 2017 has already started with June 15, 2017 being the application deadline. The program starts in September 2017 and concludes in December 2018.

MIHMEP graduates have gone on to rewarding careers in 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. They have become managers and leaders, policy makers and advisers, researchers and academics, consultants and entrepreneurs.

The program combines management studies and practice with health economics, health policy and public health. It offers three Specializations: Global Health & Development; Health Care Management; Pharmaceutical & Medical Technology. As many as 12 prominent experts worldwide in the areas of health care management, economics, policy, governance and global health, provide guidance and inputs to MIHMEP’s scientific curricula.

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 counts itself among the few truly international specialized Master Programs in healthcare management, economics and policy at a global level.

Admission Criteria

You should possess an undergraduate University degree with the overall education career from primary school to completing the bachelor degree of at least 15 years. The School selects candidates from a wide range of academic, cultural and professional backgrounds. This diversity of approach, culture and experience enriches the learning process at both an individual and group level.

A 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.

Applicants are expected to be highly proficient in written and spoken English. They submit a TOEFL, IELTS or similar test result. This requirement does not apply to students who are native English speakers, or who have a significant educational/professional experience in an English speaking country (at least 1 year), or who have completed a University program in English. Test results prior to January 2015 are no longer valid.

GMAT/GRE or SDA Test – a test result is mandatory for all applicants. Although there is no required minimum score for admission, a high score is beneficial during the admission process. Candidates for the 2017-2018 edition of MIHMEP are requested to take a test by June 15, 2017 and test results prior to January 2012 are no longer valid.

When the test is taken, the name of the School should be specified, which will allow the Admissions Service to receive the results directly. The identification code for MIHMEP is 3WJ-L8-72 and for GRE, the scores should be sent directly to the School at SDA Bocconi School of Management code 3710.

As an alternative to the GMAT/GRE candidates can ask the Admissions Service for SDA Test organized by SDA Bocconi to assess quantitative, logical and verbal skills. Enrolment for the test is organized directly through the Admissions Service after submission of the application for admission.

Candidates will be invited to an interview with the MIHMEP Director which may take place on campus at SDA Bocconi or remotely (by telephone or via Skype).

Admission Process

The Application form is available exclusively online and must be completed in English. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and those received well in advance have a greater chance of being admitted. Therefore, it is in the interest of all candidates to submit their application as early as possible.

You are required to submit a detailed CV and an original/official or certified original transcript of your final grades (in English or Italian) from the college or university attended. This must include grades for individual subjects and the grading scale. Applicants who obtained a university degree in Italy must provide a self-declaration of the Degree Certificate and Transcript (form provided by their university).

Two letters of recommendation must be submitted. These must be from people who know you well, can comment knowledgeably about your professional and/or academic background and provide a detailed evaluation of your qualifications for MIHMEP. The SDA Bocconi reference form (available online with the application form) must be used. The reference letters can be e-mailed directly by the referees from their company email address to admissions.mihmep@sdabocconi.it.

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Other requirements are TOEFL, IELTS or other English Language test certificate, GMAT or GRE or SDA Test score. A photo, copy of ID or passport need to be submitted along with an an application fee of € 100.

All documentation must be uploaded to the online application (only the references need to be e-mailed by the referees). The university certificate and/or transcript must be sent also by post to the Recruiting and Admissions Service. The application form could be sent first, without waiting to collect all the remaining application documents, which can be uploaded separately after the application form has been submitted.

Fees & Other Expenses

The total fee for the 2017-2018 program is € 24,000. It is to be paid in three instalments. The first instalment of € 8,000 is to be remitted on acceptance of admission to the Master Program, the second instalment of € 8,000 by November 2017 and third instalment of € 8,000 by February 2018.

The tuition fees include all teaching materials and access to the School’s facilities. Accommodation or living expenses estimated at about € 1,300 – 1,500 are to be borne by the candidates separately.(Image Source: google)


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