BEO is one of the larger concentrations at Brown and offers students an academically rigorous approach to teaching and learning about business, organizational theory, entrepreneurship, and technological innovation. BEO places specific emphasis on the formation, growth, and organization of new ventures, innovation in commercial applications, financial markets and the marketplace, and management and organizational theory. Students learn the methodological approaches of economics, sociology, engineering, and entrepreneurship to study for-profit and nonprofit enterprises in the national and global economic context.

BEO Spotlight
BEO Spotlight is a campaign highlighting stories of BEO alumni and students. Spotlight focuses on the diversity, innovation and reach of BEO. Learn more about BEO students in the Spotlight archives.
Vanessa Garcia, BEO ORGS '20.5Vanessa Garcia, BEO ORGS '20.5

Vanessa Garcia, BEO ORGS '20.5 plans to become a disability lawyer after having personally experienced ableist laws, policies, and standards. 

What are you interested in? 
"Besides mental health advocacy and mentorship, I am interested in social entrepreneurship, performing arts, Filipinx identity and culture, SA survivor activism, E-Sports communities, and animal therapy. I also work at Shiru Cafe, serve on UCS as Secretary, and organize skateboarding and breaking workshops for women of color." 

Whats your go-to spot on Thayer? 
"I love Bajas because I speak Spanish and like to have conversations with the friendly and outgoing employees there. My go-to order is a burrito bowl with carnitas, arroz, queso, crema, y guacamole."

December 4, 2018


The C.V. Starr Program in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations (BEO) is an undergraduate concentration designed to educate students to be creative and flexible leaders in a number of careers. BEO is sponsored by the departments of Economics and Sociology and the School of Engineering and engages faculty and students in the study of commercial activity, technical and social entrepreneurship, innovation, and the organizations within which such activity occurs.

Students interested in Brown's graduate programs in the field of entrepreneurship and technology management should consider the Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME), offered through the School of Engineering. There is also an opportunity for more senior managers to pursue an executive MBA through the IE Brown Executive MBA Program.