The C.V. Starr Program in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations is an interdisciplinary academic program that supports research, teaching and practice in the field of commerce. Its sponsoring departments of Economics and Sociology and the School of Engineering provide a unique scholarly foundation based upon economics, organizational studies, and entrepreneurship and technology management. Without a business school at Brown, the Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations Program allows faculty and students a unique perspective on the critical issues facing businesses and organizations today.
An important component of BEO is a multidisciplinary, multi-track undergraduate concentration. This program:
- Provides students with a rigorous and synergistic program in the study of commercial activity grounded in Economics, Sociology and Engineering.
- Focuses on the formation, growth, and organization of new ventures, innovation in commercial applications, financial markets and the marketplace, globalization, and management and organizational theory.
- Connects vibrant practice-oriented co-curricular activities to the curriculum, including mentoring by entrepreneurs and other practitioners in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, domestic and international internships, the student-run Entrepreneurship Program, and its business plan competition.
- Is supported by interdisciplinary research that provides an academic grounding for the curriculum and keeps it innovative and fresh.