M.Sc. On Campus

Communication, Management and Health

Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

24 months
7420 EUR/year
7420 EUR/year
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The MSc in Communication, Management and Health from Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) offers a unique opportunity to have a focused and in depth programme in the health sector while at the same time gain a broad understanding of how business and marketing functions operate. 


The primary job market for candidates earning this degree is the marketing and communication functions of pharmaceutical, bio-tech, and insurance companies, and government and other organisations in the health sector where the combination of analytical skills and understanding of the health sector will provide a competitive advantage. 

The skills and knowledge obtained from the degree can also be used in many other areas such as communication, management, marketing and other market related functions. 

The ultimate goal of the MSc in Communication, Management and Health from Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) is to combine academic excellence and practical experience to best prepare our students for their professional life.


MCMH graduates are prepared for career opportunities in marketing and communication for pharmaceutical, biotech, and insurance companies, as well as government and other health organisations. Marketing departments from other sectors will also value the distinctive profile of MCMH graduates. The programme enables students to:

  • acquire specific skills in the health sector and at the same time get an education in business and marketing;
  • collaborate on on-going research projects commissioned by different stakeholders in the health domain (e.g. health promotion institutions, etc.).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Health Communication
  • Research methods in Health Communication
  • Social Marketing
  • Data Analysis
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Accounting
  • Corporate identity and image

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • By attending in person, during the Master’s studies, a selection of our Bachelor’s courses and taking the exams during the regular sessions. The credits have to be earned before the end of the third semester. 
  • By self-studying a selection of our Bachelor’s courses. In this case, the instructors of the assigned courses provide specific readings. Exams are organized when the student is ready. The courses are defined by the Master’s academic director. The reading and the evaluation are in English. This option is very flexible: it allows for an optimal programming of the workload during the studies and it also allows the process to be started before the beginning of the Master’s programme. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7420 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7420 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7420 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7420 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National: CHF 2000 
  • International: CHF 4000  

Living costs for Lugano

1516 - 2134 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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