University of Lugano

University of Lugano (USI)

Communication, Management & Health


Via Buffi, 13

Lugano, Ticino


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Communication

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSc in Communication, Management and Health is offered by Institute of Communication and Health of USI's Faculty of Communication situated in Lugano - Switzerland. This full-time study program comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters (usual duration 2 years) and is entirely offered in English.

CMH offers a unique opportunity to have a focused and in depth program in the health sector while at the same time gain a broad understanding of how business and marketing functions operate. This is combined with the opportunity to study in two different cultures, on the east cost of the USA at Virginia Tech and in Lugano at the Università della Svizzera italiana, USI, based in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland.

At the end of the combined program, successful students will receive both a Master of Science in Business with concentration in Marketing from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in Communication, Management & Health from USI.

The primary job market for candidates earning this degree is the marketing and communication functions of pharmaceutical, bio tech, and insurance companies, government and other organizations 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.


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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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