BEO is one of the larger concentrations at Brown with over 200 students choosing to pursue studies in one of three tracks: Business Economics (BUSE), Organizational Studies (ORGS) and Entrepreneurship and Technology Management (ETCM).
Because students at Brown declare their concentration during the second semester of their sophomore year, the 200+ BEO Concentrators are primarily composed of students in their junior and senior years.
A faculty committee comprised of representatives from the Economics, Sociology Departments and the School of Engineering oversees the BEO concentration and recommends course credit requirements and academic policies for the concentration to the College Curriculum Council.
Faculty serve as BEO Concentration Track Advisors. Each student is assigned an advisor with whom they meet on a regular basis once they formalize their BEO Concentration.
BEO is supported by a group of Department Undergraduates or DUGS who meet regularly and plan programs in conjunction with BEO faculty and staff with to foster a sense of community within BEO. DUGs help students make and strengthen connections with other concentrators, professors, and concentrator alums.