Q: I want to build a business where I will have my own fashion boutique with my own line (clothes, shoes, accessories), nail polish line, and makeup line. What do I major in?
A: This is a great, focused question. You’re likely to need the analytical skills found in two academic disciplines, business management and fashion design. You’ll also want to develop some analytical skills relative to online marketing, because in the future even the most successful boutiques will need a strong online presence. You’ll also benefit from courses that enhance your people skills, allowing you to understand and relate well with customers, employees, and suppliers of goods; these might include courses in psychology, English, and communication.