BEO | The CV Starr Program in Business, Enterpreneurship & Organizations
BEO offers three tracks or areas of study: 1) Business Economics, 2) Organizational Studies and 3) Entrepreneurship & Technology Managment
ECONOMICS | Business Economics Track
SOCIOLOGY | Organizational Studies Track
ENGINEERING | Entrepreneurship and Technology Management Studies Track
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship
2 Business Economic Pathways
BEO BUSE* (15 courses)
ECON BUSE (12 courses)
Both tracks offer curricula designed to provide a student with strong quantitative skills. Both tracks provide exposure to micro- and macro-economic theory and require students to specialize with economics courses geared toward preparing a student for post graduate work in finance and banking.
The BEO BUSE track differs by providing extra curricula organizational theories - how people and organizations work - as well as two project-based, hands-on learning courses.
2 Organizational Studies Pathways
BEO ORGS* (15 courses)
Sociology S/OS (10 courses)
Both tracks provide a solid foundation in sociological theory and methods, coupled with a focused expertise in sociological research on work, management, leadership, and entrepreneurship, spanning the business, non-profit, and government sectors.
The BEO ORGS track differs by providing curricula in economic theory as well as two project-based, hands-on learning courses.
5 technical subspecialties (16 courses)
As with all BEO tracks, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management Track (ETCM) is built upon a curricula in economic and organizational theories and practices. This technology-based track requires a higher level of mathematics and the BEO Foundation courses along with a five-course specialization in one of the five engineering areas.
The closest pre-approved curricular pathway to teh BEO ETCM track would be an AB in Engineering.
The Entrepreneurship Certificate
The goal of the certificate program is to equip students with an understanding of the fundamental building blocks of the entrepreneurial process. These building blocks are:
- Understanding and validating an unmet need.
- Developing a value proposition that addresses an unmet need.
- Designing a sustainability model that allows the value proposition to be delivered repeatedly at scale.
To earn the certificate in entrepreneurship, a student must complete a five course sequence including:
- Two Core Courses (ENGN 0090 and ENGN 1010)
- Two Elective Courses
- One Practicum Experiential Course (ENGN 1931T)