Degree: Engineering vs BusinessO
I will be entering college as a freshman next year and am lucky enough to be going to a university that offers degrees in engineering and business. Personally, both interest me very much and I am weighing which path to take. The way I see it:
Engineering would offer more flexibility down the road. It would be less fun and more work in college. I would have a lower GPA than in a business major. If I want to get an MBA, I would have a more unique story as an engineer than as a business major. I would be branded as an anti-social engineer during recruiting and would find it tough to convey anything other than academic skills on a resume. I can/already have learned a lot about modeling from books etc. and feel I need classes to learn it.
The business degree would make it much easier to break into ibd right out of undergrad. A business degree would limit me during a career switch down the road. MBA admissions are flooded as it is with undergrad business majors who work in finance. I would have more fun in college.
Advice would be helpful, but mostly I'm just looking to see if my assumptions about these options Are correct in your experience.