<p>I would say studying Economics is better than Business in a purely academic sense, especially for highly motivated students who pursue the more mathematical route (Econometrics, Game Theory, etc.). </p>
<p>In terms of employment, the only thing different, is that the Ross career office is better than LSA's, so Ross BBA students have better recruitment. All other things equal, both degrees hold the same amount of weight. Business isn't really s degree were a lot of REAL content is learned. Classes like accounting are useful, but beyond that you aren't really "learning" much. You are properly groomed for the business world though. </p>
<p>Don't get me wrong, the Ross BBA is a solid program and it's a good route to take for those who aren't engineers and aren't particularly interested in pursing sciences or humanities.</p>
Employers would know you didn't get into Ross.
<p>A lot of the freshman I've talked to who are planning on becoming Econ majors (even those interested in business) were not even considering Ross because the simply were interested in studying Econ more. So the Econ major is for more than just Ross rejects. </p>
<p>Interestingly enough a lot of the BBA students I've talked to, don't really enjoy Economics and that is why they pursued business.</p>