Q: Right now I’m trying to decide between majoring in psychology with a minor in business management, or majoring in business management and minoring in psychology. I’m looking perhaps to do consulting or future work in business and getting an MBA (or perhaps an MPA). What path do you think would be more valuable for me as a student?
A: If you’re planning to get an MBA, remember that the top schools will require full-time work experience. Thus, in choosing your major, you should be thinking about the job you’ll have before business school. That’s not necessarily to say that you should major in business. In fact, there’s a good argument for not majoring in business if you’re going to study it in graduate school. But if psychology were your major, you would want to have a clear idea of how you would use it to get that first job.