Vai alla Homepage del Portale di Ateneo Curriculum Health Economics, Management and Policy SECOND CYCLE DEGREE/TWO YEAR MASTER IN Applied economics and markets


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.

HEALTH ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY (HEMAP) is a 2-year Master Level curriculum of the Laurea Magistralis in Economia e Politica Economica that uniquely combines economics, management and law to form such a far-sighted and socially responsible top executive of private and public organizations operating in the health care sector.


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 sciences and research methods relevant to the health care sector. Second and third semesters are devoted to the development of advanced & specialized skills on 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 organizations. Moreover our prospective students can spend one or two semesters studying abroad.

HEM is a full time programme and attendance is strongly recommended for the successful achievement of the indicated outcomes.


HEM prepares students to be employed in staff and executive positions in organizations and institutions involved in  health care provision. A key to the fulfillment of steady job in this sector is awareness of the societal relevance of health care and the implied constraints imposed by regulation and the law. Therefore the programme aims to develop competences and expertise in the field of health economics and policy, health care management, health law and regulation.

The prospective candidate will develop:

  • knowledge of key options in the policy, planning and financing of health care services;
  • an ability to use disciplines required in formulating, implementing and evaluating strategic choices in health care;
  • an understanding of the diversity of international health policies.
  • practical experience in managerial issues;
  • basic quantitative skills and the ability to apply them in a problem-solving context;
  • communication and co-operation skills.