What's a typical Undergrad major for...

<p>... those who go on to earn an MBA at Columbia Business School?</p>

<p>Maybe I'm mistaken, but I'm surprised to find that Columbia doesn't offer a "Business" major for its Undergraduate program. And as far as Engineering, which I know is another popular major for someone looking to earn an MBA, that's obviously offered not at Columbia College (with the Core Curriculum), but at SEAS.</p>

<p>So, my question is, what would someone looking to move on to earning an MBA typically major in during their Undergraduate studies at Columbia? Or is that something that can be decided while exploring various options in the Core Curriculum, and it ultimately doesn't matter what the person chooses... ?</p>

<p>how does economics sound to you? or industrial engineering and operations research?</p>

<p>I was actually thinking about Economics...</p>

<p>Anyway, just curious. Obviously Columbia has a very prestigious graduate Business School, so I was confused about that...</p>


<p>CC does not have any professional type majors; if you read their literature, yoooou'll see they pride themselves on that. It's possible that it's the least pre-professional of the Ivies (or possibly Brown). Even the "Pre-med Concentrations" are structured so you get the necessary med school prereqs out of the way while majoring in a liberal arts major of some sort. They have possibly the best graduate journalism school in the country, too, but no journalism or communication majors. It's a philosophical point of view--if it's one you don't agree with, it might not be the best school for you.</p>

<p>garland, what is the most pre-professional ivy?</p>

<p>Penn (Wharton + SEAS + Nursing).</p>

<p>i'd agree with slicker</p>

<p>I don't think your undergrad major is as important to your B-school chances as your record of accomplishment and your work experience. (GMAT too, of course.) </p>

<p>Econ isn't bad and is probably the most business-oriented undergrad major at Columbia. Whatever the major, I'd be sure to pick up some math/quant coursework.</p>

<p>My guess would be Penn or Cornell, for most pre-professional.</p>