Double Major in Political Economy and Business

<p>I've been accepted and received the $17K Academic Achievment scholarship, which makes Tulane a good option for me financially.</p>

<p>Would it be possible to double major in Political Economy and Business without being overwhelmed? Poly. Econ. is incredibly appealing to me but I would like a more marketable background in a growing field. </p>

<p>If double-majoring in these two fields is possible:</p>

<p>A) What are my options for graduate school? Would a degree from Tulane in those two areas be sufficient enough for me to get into a top MBA or law program?</p>

<p>B) What types of jobs are available to someone who chooses the Poly. Econ/Business path?</p>

<p>C) How is the workload for double-majors? Can I still get involved with things on campus and have fun?</p>

<p>D) Is Tulane even a good option for what I'm interested in?</p>

<p>Hi there!</p>

<p>I can't answer most of your questions since I'm a science major, but I'll do my best. Double majoring at Tulane is pretty common, especially if you have some AP/IB credit. You can always start out as a double major and drop down to one major and a minor if you feel that the workload is too heavy. I know friends triple majoring or double majoring but graduating in 3 years.</p>

<p>My impression of the B-School is that the classes are not too challenging, especially at the lower levels. I'm sure it gets harder once people get into their major specific classes, though. One of my close friends is a political economy and philosophy double major and loves both programs :)</p>

<p>I hope this helps a bit!</p>

<p>As tulane14 says, double majoring at Tulane is not at all unusual. For the two majors you are contemplating, I would think good time management and reasonable discipline will allow you to do very well and still have plenty of time for campus involvement and a social life, which addresses your question C).</p>

<p>As far as A) goes, the technical answer is "no", a Tulane degree in any field is not sufficient for you to get into a top MBA program or law school. Neither is a degree from Harvard. You can graduate with a 2.0 from either school, but it won't get you into Yale Law. However, graduating with excellent grades, good recs, and good test scores with a degree from Tulane will absolutely give you every chance of achieving such a goal. Tulane is extremely respected by other schools, and some Tulane grads go on to top programs in all areas every year.</p>

<p>B) is impossible to answer for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that we have all seen how fast the landscape can change when it comes to jobs. But even if that were not true, people go in many directions anyway. I was talking to an old friend the other night whose son graduated from Duke with a degree in BME. Brilliant kid, top grades. He was asked by Microsoft to interview and they offered him a job that he took. He is a manager on the Microsoft Outlook team. Nothing to do with BME, he doesn't do any programming and doesn't know programming beyond what he needed for his BME degree. One just never knows where learning will take you.</p>

<p>Finally, for D), the answer is: Of Course! Not trying to be superficial about it; Tulane is considered strong in both those majors, and they are both popular.</p>