HEMAP – Two-year Master programme in Health Economics, Management and Policy
Health Economics, Management and Policy (HEMAP) is a curriculum of the Laurea Magistralis in Economics and Public Policy that uniquely combines economics, management and law to form professionals who will work in private and public organizations operating in the health care sector. The Department of Economics will award 3 merit-based grants (€ 4608 gross of taxes each) for newly enrolled students in the academic year 2024/2025.
The relevance to society of health care far exceeds the increasing economic prominence of this sector in the economy. Such a relevance calls for staff and executives in health care organizations to be aware of fundamental economic trade-offs, legal and regulatory restraints, ethical concerns affecting the organizational logic in this sector.
HEMAP prepares students for staff and executive positions in companies, organizations, and institutions involved in health care provision.
The programme aims at developing strong skills and expertise in the field of health economics and policy, health care management, health law and regulations.
Students gain experience on the field through workshops, internships and active learning. They interact in a multidisciplinary environment with International students and professors and dedicated international mobility exchange opportunities.
Learning activities are organized according to the following plan for 120 ECTS credits in total.
The first semester is aimed at acquiring fundamentals of economics, management, law, policy design and evaluation, and research methods relevant to the health care sector.
Second and third semesters are devoted to the development of advanced and specialized skills to address current issues in health care sector. The fourth semester is mainly dedicated to the preparation of the dissertation.
Further specialization can be gained by an internship in prominent companies and organizations. Moreover, our prospective students can spend one or two semesters studying abroad.
The prospective candidate will develop:
- knowledge of key options in the policy, planning and financing of health care services;
- ability to use disciplines required in formulating, implementing and evaluating strategic choices in health care;
- understanding of the diversity of international health policies;
- practical experience in managerial issues;
- strong quantitative skills and the ability to apply them in a problem-solving context;
- communication and co-operation skills.
There are 3 application intakes per academic year:
Intake 1: 10th January – 26th February 2024
Intake 2: 21st March – 29th April 2024
Intake 3: 23rd May - 24th June 2024
Piazza Scaravilli, 2
40126 Bologna , Italy