As a commencing student you may have many questions: What does the desired course of studies teach me? How do I apply? What are the requirements for admission to studying at MCI, and what is the application deadline? What are my career options after graduation? Below you will find all the answers and information you may need.
European Health Economics & Management is aimed at graduates of various studies who want to be involved in shaping the healthcare system.
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The European Health Economics & Management (Eu-HEM) Master’s degree offered by MCI, the Universities of Bologna and Oslo, as well as Erasmus University Rotterdam, equips students with everything they need for a career in an international environment. The program was introduced in 2012 and, already in 2015, attained accreditation as well as quality assessment by respective bodies in Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, and Norway. From 2018-2020, the Eu-HEM program was recognized as Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree by the European Commission.
The harmonized first semester, which is taught at the University of Bologna, aims to acquire the basics relevant to the healthcare sector in the fields of economics, management, law, political science and research methods. Another distinct feature of the European Master’s is its provision of altogether four areas of specialization available to students from the second semester: Management of Healthcare Institutions, Economic Evaluation in Healthcare, Economics & Policy, and Population Health Management.
The program is based on blended learning. Consequently, it combines online modules with on-campus classes. On the one hand, this guarantees a large degree of flexibility and, on the other hand, it provides plenty of opportunity for interaction with teachers and fellow students.
European Health Economics & Management primarily targets graduate students aiming to contribute to the development of the healthcare sector. Completion of this course enables them to assume managerial positions in healthcare institutions, pharmaceutical companies, international organizations, and many more institutions related to the field.
If you have any questions about the study program, please contact us.
The application for the European Master in Health Economics & Management program at MCI is part of a joint Eu-HEM admission process. The required documents must be submitted along with the online application. You can find all information about the Eu-HEM admission process here: eu-hem.eu
International or Non-EU applicants
For international applicants we recommend an early application due to long visa procedures, which maytake up to three months or more.
All documents including the valid (not older than two years) English language proficiency certificate must be submitted with the online application.
*English Language Proficiency can be proven via:
Minimum total score of 90 with at least 19 in reading, 20 in listening, 20 in speaking and 24 in writing. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet the English language requirements.
Minimum overall band score of 6.5 with at least 6.5 in each component (listening, reading, speaking and writing).
Minimum overall score of 62 with at least 58 in each component (listening, reading, speaking and writing).
The following applicants are exempt from submitting an English language test:
The English test result cannot be older than two years on the date of the application deadline. See the full list of options and country specific exemptions here.
MCI study programs stand out due to the quality of their content, relevance to the business world, and their international orientation. The close cooperation with partners from industry and integrative internships enable students to gain practical experience as early as in their Bachelor’s studies. In addition to providing expert knowledge, MCI places great importance on encouraging personal development and the development of social and intercultural competencies.
The Master program European Health Economics & Management is a full-time degree program. In full-time studies, lectures and seminars are held on weekdays, with blocked units allowing for an intensive immersion into individual topics. The classes usually take place from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:15 and / or from 13:30 to 16:45. In exceptional cases, the times may vary and the lessons and / or examinations may take place outside the specified times or possibly on Saturdays.
Students completing the European Master in Health Economics and Management earn the master degree “European Master in Health Economics and Management” that is equivalent to the master degree in the countries of the partner universities as follows:
In order to ensure the transfer of learning and enable students to further develop competencies leading to clear profiles for their future careers, the MCI has formulated detailed cross-curricular learning goals.
Inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, our graduates demonstrate a commitment to ecologically sustainable, economically responsible, and socially equitable decision-making.
Our graduates can apply relevant theories and appropriate scientific methods in their field of work.
During the Eu-HEM program, students will develop competences and expertise in the fields of health economics, healthcare management, health policy, and health law and regulation. Students will also acquire skills in essential analytical methods.
Another core feature of the Eu-HEM program is its international orientation: it provides its students with the opportunity to spend each semester at a different institution, where a minimum of two institutions have to be attended in the course of the study program. The international perspective of the degree program is also reflected in its lecturers and students, who come from all over the world.
The second year of the study program offers the opportunity to participate in an optional mentoring program. The goal is to provide the students who are in their last year of study with coaching and support, thus creating a transitional phase between study and professional life.
As part of the mentoring program, students will be able to get in touch with faculty and practice partners, who will then assist them in finding potential research topics for the Master's thesis and employment opportunities.
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Prof. Dr. Romano Prodi, Former President of the European Commission, Former Prime Minister of Italy
Congratulations to your focus on diversity, your entrepreneurial spirit and your goal to make MCI the best place to work, to learn and grow in a diverse and open world.
Catherine Ladousse, Executive Director Communications EMEA, Lenovo, Paris
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Andreas König, former CEO TeamViewer, Start-up Investor, Göppingen / Germany
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Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, Louis Dreyfus Group, Amsterdam
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Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Brussels
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Dominik Schiener, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, IOTA Foundation, Berlin
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Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, CEO, Infineon Technologies, Villach
An idea is worth more than a business. All the best for the next steps!
Mario Moretti Polegato, Founder & President, GEOX, Montebelluna / Italy
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Prof. Herbert Henzler, Management consultant, Munich
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Ulrich Bez, CEO, Aston Martin Ltd., London
Coming from sports I know of the importance of diligence, courage, will and teamwork. This is for sure the same in science and economy. At the MCI one can feel how well these values are communicated to the students.
Maria Hoefl-Riesch, olympic champion & entrepreneur, Kitzbühel / Austria
The European Master in Health Economics and Management is strongly supported by future employers in international organisations, hospitals and care organisations, governmental agencies, and research institutions.
MCI Alumni & Friends provides a dynamic service platform promoting contacts, image, professional careers, and personal development of MCI and its graduates. We are delighted with all the graduates who choose to stay in touch even long after completion of their studies, and allowing us to be a part of their various careers:
Eu-HEM has established an alumni group on LinkedIn to support the connection and professional networking between stakeholder companies and Eu-HEM graduates. Also visit the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA: http://www.em-a.eu/) for more information.
Yes, it is possible and it is even recommended that you apply before obtaining your Bachelor’s Degree certificate in order to secure one of the limited places in your desired study program. Please include the most recent transcript of records in your application. Should your application be successful, the Bachelor’s certificate is to be submitted prior to the start of your studies.
Students of this study program have the choice within their curriculum, but also as part of their extracurricular activities, to choose between modules, specializations, additional courses, electives, etc. Additionally, the semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities as well as projects and final papers, enable our students to make their study program a truly unique experience.
Depending on the field of specialization you choose, classes are held at Management Center Innsbruck, the University of Bologna, the University of Oslo, and the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
For students from EU member countries (+ Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Switzerland):
Students from all other countries: