University of Miami

Building Expertise in Administration & Management (BEAM) Certificate Program

This is an all levels course offering CPH — $500.00
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15.00 hours


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The Building Expertise in Administration & Management (BEAM) certificate program is offered by the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences and the Miami Herbert Business School in partnership with the de Beaumont Foundation.

BEAM is an interactive, self-paced, non-credit bearing, online certificate program designed to equip working professionals with the practical, applicable business knowledge and tools that drive innovation and success.. BEAM is the only business program of its kind for public health professionals seeking the financial and managerial skills to build their careers, advance their workplace and the public health profession nationwide. Through the program, public health professionals will gain a solid foundation in strategic problem definition, budgeting, procurement, contracts, contract monitoring, and financial health. Reflecting real-world practice experience, BEAM was developed by nationally recognized public health thought leaders and experts at the University of Miami and the de Beaumont Foundation.

*Note: You'll have 90 days from your date of purchase to complete the course.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 

Reviewers say, "Overall, the BEAM course was well organized and contained exercises with subject matter experts. A great way for an individual to learn about budgeting within the public health field. My advice to a person completing this course is to space out the training throughout a few weeks as each module contains a lot of information."

And, "It’s a great introduction to the subject. I found it to be very informative and the resources are helpful and useful."

And these tips, "Use the notes pad on potential applications of this training. It is super easy to access the organized ideas after completing the training. And, your good ideas throughout the training will help you take a quick step forward implementing your new skills."


What You'll Learn

  • 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

Competency Terms

Strategic Planning
Financial Planning & Management Skills
Governmental Agencies
Public Health & Health Care Funding
Contract Negotiations
Financial Analysis
Professional Development

Related Occupations

Business Support - Accountant/Fiscal
Clerical Personnel - Administrative Assistant
Department/Bureau Director
Deputy Director
Grant & Contracts Specialist
Other Business Support Services
Other Management & Leadership
Program Director
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Agency Director
Public Health Manager/Program Manager
Social Worker
Student - Professional & Scientific

Related Job Tasks

Organizational management and administration
Manage files, prepare reports, or correspondence
Process billing, fees, and payments
Financial management (including managing budgets)
Business planning
Prepare applications for external funding
Manage contracts or service agreements