I'm starting the application process for colleges now as a rising high school senior. I'm fairly sure that I want to pursue a career in "business" after graduating, so I assumed that an undergraduate business degree would be useful. However, after reading various sites and getting advice from an MBA professor (in finance), it seems to me that a BBa or similar degree is not really "worth" it. Apparently it doesn't prepare students for the corporate world, with the exception being a concentration in Accounting (which I understand... it's a very specific field that really can't be taught solely through work experience or through any other "liberal arts" major).
Now, I know that a career in "business" isn't exactly specific, but that's my problem. I really have no clue what exactly I WANT to do.
If I wasn't to pursue a BBa, I'd probably go for a major in Economics, with either a double major in Statistics or International Relations/Political Science (for the possibility that I could do corporate law).
However, I assume that at very well-known undergrad business programs (I'm thinking Wharton/Hass/Sloan/McCombs) the education may be worth it. (I guess Wharton is an exception.. they give you a B.S. in Economics, but you end up taking quite a few business courses and get to take concentrations).
Sorry for the "mouthful", but I'm a little confused at this point. A better understanding would definitely help me trim my (rather long) list of colleges. Thanks!