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International Master in Pharma and Health Management​

Gain comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare management principles with the Rome Business School's Master in Pharma and Health Management. The program aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies required to navigate the complex and dynamic healthcare landscape, particularly in relation to the pharmaceutical sector.

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Formula International
Method On campus (Rome)
Language English
Start Date October 2024
Enrollment 76%
Available seats 14
Scholarship valid until July 26th
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International Master in Pharma and Health Management Overview

The master program is structured to to provide expertise in a variety of areas of the pharmaceutical industry. You’ll have to opportunity to delve into the research and development process, assimilate core ethical values, foster a culture of innovation and acquire knowledge of the healthcare policies impacting the industry.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the global health & pharmaceutical industry, its regulatory frameworks, and market dynamics.​
  2. ​Acquire knowledge of healthcare policies, health economics, and the role of stakeholders in the healthcare system.​
  3. ​Gain insights into the challenges and opportunities of health & pharmaceutical research and development.​
  4. ​Foster critical thinking and analytical skills to address complex healthcare issues and make informed decisions.​
  5. ​Develop leadership and management competencies to effectively lead and manage teams in healthcare organizations.​
  6. ​Understand the ethical and legal considerations in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.​
  7. Promote innovation and entrepreneurial thinking within the context of healthcare and pharma management.

Shape your professional path through 4 pillars:

True link with companies

An international network of partner companies that will directly impact the students academic experience through the Business Practice LAB, Company visits, in class exercises and exclusive lecturers that will approach the theoretical contents of the master to the current professional reality.


Rome Business School is proudly the most international business school in Italy. Everyday we are capable to immerse our students in a stimulating environment, thanks to our international faculty. our class with mixed ethnicity and our exclusive experience: Bootcamps. Students will have the opportunity to participate in bootcamps in Silicon Valley, Barcelona, Paris, Qatar, Lagos, Rome and Tuscany.

Professional Impact

Our goal is to have a true impact on our students professional career, both through the academic and through our Career Services. In addition to the lectures, our Masters provide different services to build our students profile through a structured Career Services, company meetings from top international companies, Company Shadowing or Individual Coaching sessions and a soft skills programs.

Higher Purpose

Following our motto, Better Managers for a Better World, we believe in managers that build businesses with a higher purpose. For that, we will train leaders to be responsible and innovative, and to drive change in society starting within their own companies.

Why choose our International Master in Pharma and Health Management

Business Practice lab with Bayer

Meet the managers and participate in a 10h hands on session working on the Bayer Market analysis. ​ Assess market dynamics, competition, customer preferences working along side the Bayer managers and present your findings, strategies and recommendation.

Career Impact

+18% Salary Increase, after 1 year of completing the Master.

Become CPBM: Certified Pharmaceutical Business Manager​

By earning these certifications candidates demonstrate that they have mastered the pharmaceutical production and planning management, business management body of knowledge, obtained the skills of business manager, and committed to AIBMC core values and code of ethics.

International Bootcamp

Think big and go global, choose among 4 continents and 9 International Bootcamps. Choose among the bootcamps in London, China, Barcelona, Silicon Valley (US), Paris, Rome, Tuscany, Nigeria, or Qatar and have an immersive and stimulating experience, focused on the topics of the business world and network and learn from top company managers.

Business in Action

  • Drug Development Simulation: Participating in a simulated drug development process, where students go through various stages, including preclinical research, clinical trials, regulatory approval, and commercialization.
  • Conduct a market access and pricing analysis for a specific pharmaceutical product.

Among our partners

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Master in Pharma & Health Management:

Overall, the aim of the master’s is to prepare participants for managerial careers in pharmaceutical companies, healthcare organizations, regulatory agencies, and other related sectors or to enable them to progress in their current careers. ​

It seeks to provide a holistic understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare management, enabling them to contribute to the improvement of healthcare delivery, patient outcomes, and the overall effectiveness of the healthcare system.

Acquire new skills and more knowledge about the world of economics

During the first module of the Master Pharma & Health Management, students will learn notions of:

  • Managerial Economics
    This module aims to prepare students by providing them with the essentials of entrepreneurship and business planning.
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
    With this module, the managerial skills required to understand a Business Plan and its structure will be developed.
  • Business Strategy
    Through this module, students will know how to understand the long-term direction and strategy of a company, and will be able to identify the strategic business units of organizations.
  • Accounting & Budgeting
    This module is aimed at students understanding the importance of financial management and control principles, with key indicators such as ROI, EBIT, GAAP.
  • Project & Operations Management
    With this module, students will be able to manage projects, examine data and information, and have a diagnostic approach in solving problems.
  • Marketing: Traditional and Digital
    Students will learn the application of marketing principles in organizational decision making.
  • Human Resource Management
    This subject area focuses on strategic human resource issues such as workforce acquisition, development, motivation and retention.
  • Data Analytics ​for Managers
    This course is designed to equip students with the basic knowledge needed to analyze and interpret large sets of data, to make effective business decisions and strategies.
Specializing in Healthcare & Pharmacy Industries

During the second module you will learn:

1) Overview of the Global Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry ​

  • Intro to Pharma Industry: Market dynamics, Key Players Regulatory framework, Drug development process ​
  • Healthcare Systems, Policy and Economics ​
  • Managing Global Health Challenges: Global health policies, infectious diseases, healthcare disparities, and humanitarian healthcare.​

​2) Heath Management ​

  • Strategic Management and Governance in Healthcare Industry​
  • Healthcare Value Chain ​
  • Healthcare Financing ​
  • Quality Assurance and Risk Management in Health Management ​
  • Intellectual Property Rights in Healthcare Industry: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights.

3) Pharma Management ​

  • Pharmaceutical Policy and Management ​
  • Marketing & Sales Strategy and Regulatory Affairs for Pharmaceuticals ​
  • Supply chain of Pharmaceutical Products: Procurement, Inventory management, Logistics​
  • Intellectual Property Rights in the Pharma Management: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights​

​4) Digitalization in Health and Pharma Management​

  • Digital Health Innovations: Telemedicine, Wearable devices, Mobile health applications​
  • Health Informatics and Electronic Health Records​
  • Blockchain Tech in Healthcare ​
  • Pharmacovigilance and Digital Safety Surveillance​
  • Digital Therapies​
  • AI in research and development of new drugs
Future Trends and Socially Responsible Leadership

During the third module students will explore:

5) Innovation, Current and Future Trends in Pharma and Health Management ​

  • Industry 5.0 and the Future of the Health and Pharmaceutical Industry​
  • Health Technology Assessment and Evaluation ​
  • R&D Strategies in Pharma and Health Management ​
  • Health tech Startups – theory & practice​
  • Life Sciences and Pharma Tech​

6) Business Ethics and CSR in Pharma and Health Management​

  • Healthcare Ethics and Law ​
  • Healthcare Data Privacy and Security ​
  • Bioethics, Compliance and Emerging Technologies in Pharmaceuticals​
  • Access to Medicines and Global Health Equity: Differential pricing, patent rights, compulsory licensing
Why Electives?

The goal of Rome Business School is to develop future managers, entrepreneurs, and professionals who are ready to capitalize on the benefits of digitalization, go global, and have a positive impact on society.

Electives are ideal tools for students to improve their employability by focusing on high-demand skills. ​

  • Electives assist students in carving out a niche for themselves and becoming more competitive.
  • Electives expose students to courses they might not have encountered otherwise.
  • Electives provide a one-of-a-kind curriculum that fosters life and career skills. ​
  • Elective courses are organized in 6 main areas of interest:
  1. ​Innovation & Growth
  2. Tech & Digitalization
  3. Industry Business Excellence
  4. International Business
  5. Global Electives with RBS School partners
  6. Preparation for Professional Certification
Practice Lab | In partnership with Bayer

The Rome Business School Practice Lab is a place where participants learn by doing and applying theoretical principles.

Assess market dynamics, competition, customer preferences working along side the Bayer managers and present your findings, strategies and recommendations.

Business in Action - Hands-on Lab

The Global Trends lab consists of 2 virtual sessions:

Session 1: How to Find Sources to identify global trends. Deep dive into the global world trends shaping the world of today – guest speakers from UN, UNIDO, ILO. Examples of Global Trends: ​

  1. The Future of Work
  2. AI, Blockchain, and Technology
  3. The World in 2030 – Future Scenarios (UN, IMF, ECB)

Session 2: Understand the impact of global trends on businesses, and explore ways in which businesses can adapt and transform based on future trends and forward-thinking strategies.

A practical experience to demonstrate one's skills

By the conclusion of your experience, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities by working on a real business problem. Use your skills to spot chances and develop a strategy that is truly innovative.

You can make the difference!

Show your abilities and put the knowledge you’ve learned during your educational path into practice.

Be a company leader and choose from two main options for your final project.

Rome Business School International Bootcamps experiences

You will engage in a challenging and fully immersive business experience for the entire week, overcoming obstacles, interacting with managers, students, and lecturers, and developing your own project that will be presented at the conclusion of the Bootcamp Experience.

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Rome Business School International Bootcamp Experiences

Discover the origins of the World Technology to transform your life. From microprocessors to computers, browsers to social media, from sharing economy to crypto currency.


The challenge is how to combine creation and management in a luxury house as in all kinds of businesses.

Every year, more than 500 students from all around the world attend Sup de Luxe. With a network of 3,500 graduates, the institution has had undeniable success since it opened.

Using the Design Sprint methodology from Google Ventures to create a new business idea. How entrepreneurship and innovation are transforming markets around the world.

The goal is to combine information and networking to become a leader in your current or future company’s strategy.

Discover Italy from the perspective of a local by learning about the culture, the wine-making process, and, most importantly, the social significance of food and wine.

Don’t pass up the chance to develop your business skills, lead with social responsibility, and learn about Africa’s colossus.

Find and develop unique opportunities to succeed in a dynamic environment with a classic and contemporary business philosophy.

Participating in a Bootcamp in London is an extraordinary experience that combines intensive and immersive learning in a urban environment rich in opportunities. The city itself is a melting pot of cultures and innovation, offering a vast network of professionals and leading companies. A Bootcamp in London allows you to gain cutting-edge skills in a cosmopolitan and stimulating atmosphere, preparing you for global work challenges and creating valuable connections for your professional future.

A Bootcamp in China is an extraordinary adventure that immerses you in a country rich in history, culture, and innovation. This intensive journey allows you to acquire top-notch skills, discover new professional perspectives, and create global connections in a setting where the ancient and the modern blend in a unique harmony. Participating in a Bootcamp in China is an extraordinary opportunity for personal and professional growth that will open up new horizons for you.

Your Mentors

Highly qualified international university professors, trainers, and business managers who come from a range of operational and professional fields — from merchandiser to lawyer, from entrepreneurship to coach and speaker — hold the Rome Business School’s International Master in Health and Pharma Management. The goal of the educational strategy is for students to gain the knowledge and abilities that the market currently demands.

Konstantinos Piliounis

Program Director

Konstantinos has a Degree in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Food Science and Management. He started his career in 1987 as Vice President of Novo Nordisk, a multinational pharmaceutical company specifically focused on care medications and devices for diabetes.

Novo Nordisk is also involved with hemostasis management, growth hormone therapy, and hormone replacement therapy. As Vice President there he was responsible for the Middle East and Africa, then for Spain and Portugal and finally for Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Malta. In 2019 he became Chairman of the Board at BluSense Diagnostics, a MedTech company developing a point-of-care blood testing device for infectious diseases.

In the meantime, he entered the team of Rome Business School as a Professor of Management. Currently, he is the Managing Director of PNValue, a consulting firm providing customized solutions to healthcare and life science startups and established companies.​

Loredana Luzzi University of Brescia - Director

Graduated in Law, qualified to practice as a job consultant and civil mediator. Top executive of public administration (local authorities). 2000 to 2006 – Manager, chief of Plan and Program Structure Healthcare Directorate Regione Lombardia. 2006 to 2007 – Administrative Director, ASL Lodi. 2008 to 2015 – Administrative Director, Garbagnate Milanese Hospital. 2016 to 30 Nov 2017  – Social and Health Care Director, ASST Great Milan Hospital GOM Niguarda, Milano. Long experience in the healthcare sector, member of ministerial and regional working groups, increasingly in the healthcare sector. Member of prioritizations’ group in the Health Technology Assessment Plan - HTA - of the Lombardy Region. Member of National Committee for Telemedicine. From 2021, she’s director of University of Brescia​.

Claus Duedal Pedersen​
Claus Duedal Pedersen​ - Director of Sentinel Unit

20 years' experience of operating and coordination of large scale national and international eHealth project. Former project manager at Odense University Hospital, during 1995-2000 he worked extensively with quality development, user surveys and evaluations at the Development Section at the county of Funen. Since March 2000 he worked as a consultant at the Danish Centre for Health Telematics, as administrator of projects within eHealth technologies in both regional national and international perspectives. Today he’s director of Sentinel Unit at, a comprehensive offer with information and digital services from the public health service. Danish Regions, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the National Board of Health, regions, hospitals and municipalities use in the service of citizens and health professionals.

Stefano Dalmiani​ Fondazione Gabriele Monasterio Regione Toscana CNR - Director INFOTEL

Stefano works as Head ICT Department Translational Bio-Informatics and Medical Informatics at MonasterioFoundation Research Hospitals Tuscany Region –ITALY., research center in the field of cardiopulmonary pathology​ Stefano is former software architect and develop in military sector. He is a former general secretary HL7-it, Former Chair HL7-it V3 WG, Chair of HL7 Italy WG CDA Hospital Discharge Letter, Editor of HL7 Italy localization specifications for HL7 V3, HL7 CDA, Italian OID Register, ProRecItaly Board Member, APIHM Board Member.

Canio Mancaniello Project Manager NTT Data Italy

Canio, MBA works as a project manager at NTT Data Italia. He received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bari. He received his Master's degree in Computer Engineering, with specialization in Artificial Intelligence, from the University of Rome "La Sapienza." He also worked as a project manager and IT consultant at Ericsson for more than 4 years.

Valentino Megale CEO Softcare Studios

Technology entrepreneur focused on digital health and mental wellness, TEDx speaker and author. Biologist, PhD in Neuropharmacology with international academic research experience in pharmacology, drug development, organic chemistry and molecular biology. In 2014 he co-founded the Open BioMedical Initiative, a social impact nonprofit organization addressing disabilities through 3D printing, online collaborative design and community building. In 2017, he co-founded Softcare Studios, a digital health startup focused on improving the therapeutic experience for patients and optimizing hospital operations using immersive technologies and data tracking.

Corporate Advisory Board

The Corporate Advisory Board embodies the spirit of collaboration between the academic world and the real management sphere by becoming one of the key players in the Quality Assurance Process, the process of continuous improvement of the Rome Business School’s range of Management Training programs. 

Composed of 101 Leaders, Managers and Professionals from key areas of National and International Businesses, through the Corporate Advisory Board, Rome Business School activates a process of continuously updating its training programs, relying on numerous business interactions and inputs provided by the members of the committee in the annual meetings and discussions with the school.

103 Members
19 CEO and General Management
16 Operations & IT

Career and Entrepreneurship Services

Throughout your Master’s in Pharma & Health Managementyou will be accompanied and supported by our Career Services team. With over 10 years’ experience in education, we help young talents and managers to build their future, guiding them along the path that best suits their capabilities, desires and professional goals.  

To give our students the best support achieving their professional objectives, we’ve structured our Career Service into two core areas: 

The master is particularly suitable for those who want to pursue a career in the following roles:

  • Director of a hospital, medical, or pharmaceutical center/institution.​
  • Head of a medical service/clinical unit.​
  • Health/Pharma services planning manager.
  • Healthcare personnel with areas of responsibility (management, supervision, head of service, etc.).
  • Director and business manager in the life sciences sector.
  • Innovation areas in healthcare and social-healthcare organizations.
  • Management in mutual and insurance companies in the health sector.
  • Management of NGOs and foundations related to the health sector.
  • Commercial director in public or private healthcare companies.
  • Consultancies specializing in health and social services.​
  • Independent private service consultant or entrepreneurship.​

The salary of our students after the completion of our International Master in Pharma and Health Management increased by an average of 18%

Admission process

Rome Business School works hard to maintain the highest standard of quality in the programs we offer. That’s why, in order to ensure the eligibility of the candidates, all applicants must undergo and successfully pass a selection process structured as follows:

Evaluation of credentials
Application Confirmation
Selection Interview

The admission process is aimed to verify the candidate’s eligibility to attend the Master in  Pharma & Health Management. The candidate’s academic history, previous experiences in the topics covered in the Master and motivation will be matters of the evaluation. Once it’s sent, the application will be evaluated by the Rome Business School’s academic committee. In order to ensure the application’s suitability, it is important to deliver all of the required documentation.

Master in Pharma & Health Management: Financial Aid and Tuition


Payment of the participation fee of € 8,900 can be made in the following ways:

  • Installments from moments of enrollment (earlier enrollment for more installments)
  • Full Payment with an additional discount of -10%


Based on their personal profile, experience and proven motivation, the candidate may be awarded a scholarship to partially cover the participation fee. In fact, Rome Business School offers the most deserving candidates the opportunity to benefit from 7 different types of scholarships. These partial economic hedges can consist of 6 months of interest-free financing.

  • Early Bird Enrollment Scholarship.
  • Lifelong Learning Scholarship.
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship.
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship.
  • Entrepreneurial Grant.
  • Better Managers for a Better World Scholarship.
  • Student Loan Assistance Grant.

Competition for scholarships increases as the starting date approaches and funds are limited, so it is advisable to apply as soon as possible. 


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