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.
Alexa Fisher, BEO ORGS '18Alexa Fisher, BEO ORGS '18

Alexa Fisher BEO ORGS ‘18 is a Category Specialist at Walmart.com. She works on the movies team on all NBC Universal & Paramount products, which involves coordinating with distributors, setting pricing, and making sales projections. If you could Facetime anyone, who would it be? “Steve Burke, CEO of NBC, because I want his job.” ENGN1010 business idea? “Divit, an automatic bill splitter." Favorite thing you own? “This jacket." Any advice? “Try your best but make sure you do other things. Getting all A’s isn’t necessarily going to prepare you to get along with your co-workers. Yes you’re getting a job, but you’re also preparing for life. Work on being a good person and a well-rounded person.”

November 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.