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BEO is one of the larger concentrations at Brown and offers students an academically rigorous

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.

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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.


Mary Butler, '19 BEO-ORGS and Public HealthMary Butler, ’19 BEO-ORGS and Public Health



Mary Butler ’19 is a BEO Org Studies concentrator and a Public Health concentrator. In addition to this rigorous academic pursuit she is also senior captain of the Brown Women’s Basketball team. “Mary has been a leader and a competitor for all of her time at Brown,” Mary Behn, head coach, said. “She works incredibly hard and always puts the team before herself. Mary embodies all of the qualities that we want in our captains at Brown. This senior class is extremely special on and off the court, and I’m grateful for their leadership.”

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March 9, 2019

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.

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