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Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations

Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations (BEO) is a multidisciplinary concentration that provides a rigorous and synergistic program in the study of commercial activity grounded in economics, sociology and engineering.

Available only for students through and including the Class of 2023

For students from the class of 2024 and later, please see the curricular options published on the BEO website.

Business, Entrepreneurships, and Organizations (BEO) focuses on the formation, growth, and organization of new ventures, innovation in commercial applications, financial markets and the marketplace, and management and organizational theory. Concentrators seek to understand the basic principles, approaches and vocabulary relevant to the study of entrepreneurship from the disciplines of economics, organizational sociology and engineering. Building on this multidisciplinary base, students develop specialized expertise in one of the three disciplinary approaches, with special emphasis on critical reasoning and quantitative research methods. In senior year capstone projects, students apply and integrate multi-disciplinary learning by working in groups on real world projects, including the creation of new ventures. BEO students interested in the theory and practice of addressing social challenges might consider the Engaged Scholars Program.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Understand the basic principles, approaches and vocabulary of entrepreneurship
  • Attain specialized expertise in organizational sociology, economics, or engineering
  • Develop skills in critical and quantitative reasoning
  • Apply and integrate multi-disciplinary learning by working in groups on real world projects


  • Business Economics
  • Entrepreneurship & Technology Management
  • Organizational Studies

Department Undergraduate Group (DUG)

Student Leaders: Chuck Isgar, Melissa Lee, Aaron Sam, Kristen Caulfield

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2014 68  68 
2015 79  79 
2016 99  99 
2017 84  84 
2018 95  95 
2019 91 91 1

Alumni Pathways

BEO prepares students to work in almost any arena, including corporate jobs in well-established companies, start-up ventures, global companies, local services, non-profit institutions, and governmental entities. Graduates of its precursor, the Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship program, are working as analysts for companies such as JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, conducting marketing and research for 454 Sciences and the Brookings Institute, consulting for Citrix Systems, Capital One, and Bain, or are in the process of starting up their own companies.

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Director of Undergraduate Studies: Brendan McNally