I'm a freshman at a target (Ivy--not Cornell), and I pretty much don't know anything about the finance world at all. I'm more of a science-oriented person, and I plan on (at least) majoring in neuroscience and perhaps going on to med school; however, I've also taken an interest in economics as I've started learning about life-science consulting (healthcare, pharma, biotech, etc). I guess through that path I'd ideally get an MBA, and I'm only interested because an upperclassman told me it's actually a good mix of hard science and economics instead of totally dry finance/ibanking stuff. I've also heard that consulting is so versatile it can train you well for relatively almost any industry.
How necessary is it to get a second major in econ (just assume I can fit it in) if I want to do this? I ask because here and there I hear people saying you can major in anything at an Ivy and still be a good candidate for consulting jobs (so long as you have a decent gpa). Or would I be wasting my time if econ "is a joke major because it isn't quant enough"? If not econ, is there another popular major among consulting firms (that isn't math)?
Thanks, and excuse my naivety.