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Mastering Solutions for Real-World Challenges 

The BEAM Certificate Program is a 15- to 20-hour self-paced, interactive online program focused on areas public health professionals have identified as learning priorities. The curriculum was developed by nationally recognized public health leaders at the University of Miami, the de Beaumont Foundation, and other organizations. 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies for understanding the true nature of public health problems

  • Develop a program budget and narrative

  • Procure services to help achieve programmatic goals

  • Execute and manage contracts

  • Assess the financial health of individual programs and their relevance to an agency’s overall financial health

Course Modules

  • Strategic Problem Definition – Understanding the challenges underlying resource allocation

  • Budgeting – Developing budgets by allocating staff and financial resources to best achieve program goals and outcomes

  • Procurement – Learning about the procurement process, including federal, state and organizational rules for allocating funds to external entities

  • Contracts – Understanding contract development and execution, including scopes of work and outcomes-based expectations

  • Contract Monitoring – Learning how to analyze, report on, and document a contractor’s performance

  • Financial Health – Understand the importance of a program’s financial health in relationship to the organization’s financial health

The BEAM Certificate 

Students who successfully complete the program, including a final exam, receive the BEAM certificate signed by the deans of the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine and Miami Herbert Business School.

Enrollment Information

Registrations are accepted on a rolling basis.

Additional Information

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