<p>I'm seriously considering attending Vanderbilt and am interested in Economics. How well respected is their econ program? Will it allow me to go to a great Business school afterwords?</p>

<p>You should probably be more concerned with the job placement a Vanderbilt Econ degree will give you. Most people don't go straight to an MBA program out of undergrad, and business schools are arguably more concerned with your work experience by the time you apply.</p>