Building Expertise in Administration and Management (BEAM)

1. Career Outlook

Employment of public health professionals with strong administrative and management skills is projected to grow by 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all U.S. occupations. In general, employment growth of public health professionals with business skills is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall economy. As the economy grows, more public health workers should be needed to prepare and examine, program financial vitality.

2. What will I learn?

The BEAM certificate curriculum will cover critical public health administration and management topics on basic budgets, budget narratives, budget monitoring, handling restricted accounts, expenditures, incomes, overspending, forecasting future needs, measuring financial health of public health program, contracts, developing scope, due diligence, problem solving, root cause analysis, Flow charts and process mapping, prioritization matrix, strategic thinking, and identifying and mitigating risk.

3. How will I benefit from UM’s program?

The BEAM Certificate Program was developed to enhance the foundational business skills in public health program managers. The Program will build strategic skills that complement and enhance your current skills and will increase your competitiveness in the workplace.

4. Is this program right for me?

The BEAM Certificate Program is an excellent program for non-profit or non-governmental public health professionals looking to develop their foundational business skills. However, most examples and case studies draw from real-world historical and contemporary governmental public health scenarios.

5. How long is the program?

The BEAM Program can be completed in 20 hours. There is additional independent, offline course work. Students will be allowed up to 3 months to complete the Program but it can be completed more quickly than that.

6. Program Format and Location

The certificate program is completed completely online. It is a self-paced curriculum where students can log into the University of Miami courses blackboard system and complete BEAM program modules as time permits within the 3-month cohort period.

7. Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the BEAM Certificate Program is $500. Scholarships are available for qualified applicants.

8. What can I do after earning the certificate?

Students who complete the BEAM Certificate Program will have an understanding of basic budgeting in public health, finance, accounting, contracts, process management, and strategic thinking. These skills can be implemented and used immediately in their job function and public health business processes.

9. What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

There are no pre-requisites to enroll in the certificate program. Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Public Health or Masters of Public Health can enroll in the BEAM Certificate program that will provide added value to their ongoing public health training.

10. Required Courses

There are no pre-requisite courses for the BEAM Certificate Program

11. Have questions?

Call 305-284-4000 or email Our enrollment advisors can answer any questions or schedule a meeting to discuss your goals and opportunities.