Why Do People Get An Engineering Degree For Business?

<p>Why do people get an undergraduate engineering degree if they know they want to go into business? Wouldn't econ or something along those lines help more?</p>

<p>They want to get a job in engineering for the work experience needed as a prerequisite to getting into an MBA program. Or so that is the initial plan -- many of those who go into engineering for only that reason (as opposed to liking the idea of designing things using math and science tools) wash out.</p>