Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Profilo in inglese in “Healthcare Management”

The Healthcare Management program is structured to achieve a good balance between management, economics and quantitative classes. Classes consist of lectures, discussions and case studies. Instructors will present to students sound theoretical principles, tools and methodologies, but also practical examples and case studies. Faculty will make an extensive use of case studies as a way to introduce students to a wide range of practical management issues in healthcare organizations. Additional to exams, other elements will be part of the final grading such as class participation, individual assignments and group works.

Learning objectives

The program has been designed for students interested in being informed about the cutting edge thinking and skills on healthcare management and policy;

  • pursuing an international career in the healthcare sector in private or public institutions;
  • taking the challenge of learning in a multidisciplinary, international and dynamic environment with courses characterized by innovative teaching and grading methods;
  • being part of a prestigious University with a strong reputation in research and education but also with deep connections to a set of values that put at the center of the economic system, the integrated and balanced development of the communities and of each citizen.

First Year

  • International law and health 8 ECTS
  • Statistics and big data 8 ECTS
  • Management and innovation in health and social services 8 ECTS
  • Accounting and performance management 8 ECTS
  • Project and ICT management in healthcare (not provided in a.y. 2017/2018) or Human resources management in complex organizations 8 ECTS
  • Pharmaeconomics and health technology assessment 8 ECTS
  • Quality and operation management 8 ECTS
  • Epidemiology 8 ECTS

Second Year

  • Planning and control in healthcare 8 ECTS
  • Healthcare and insurance in comparative systems 8 ECTS
  • Health economics 8 ECTS
  • Electives1 8 ECTS
  • Internship 8 ECTS
  • Final dissertation 16 ECTS

1 Electives: Project and ICT management in healthcare (not provided in a.y. 2017/2018), Advanced medicine for managers, Health econometrics and program evaluation, Ethical issues in health, Health demography.