Mastering Solutions to Real-World Financial Challenges in Public Health

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, the University of Miami, and the de Beaumont Foundation.

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 have successfully completed the program, including a final exam, will receive the BEAM Certificate signed by the both deans of the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine and Miami Herbert Business School.

Enrollment Information

Students may enroll in one of three cohorts accommodating up to 140 students each: 

  • February 2020

  • May 2020

  • August 2020

Additional Information

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Additional Resources

Tel: (305) 284-4000 | Fax: (305) 243-3651

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