That's a good question. I found some references for you on the web that may help you. At http://personalfinancereference.com a similar question was asked. The question was: What college major would be prepare me for a career in investment banking, consulting, management. . . ?
Here is one of the answers: I think that any of the general business type of degrees would do well, especially if you can specialize in a finance/accounting type major. I got a BS in management with a emphasis in mkting, and then went back to a larger university for a MBA and the consulting companies swarmed us. So, grab the finance, economics, and accounting courses and you will be set.
I went more the management side, then did the IT side, and have been somewhat stuck in the IT side of consulting, and then got hired in full time at the company where I did Proj Mgmt work. Its a good gig, but in retrospect… I wish I had more insight to the financial components.
Truth be told. I don’t think it matters THAT much anymore as to what your undergrad studies are. Many top companies really do look for graduate degrees, so instead… I would consider some programs that run the BS to Masters combined programs.
Payscale.com just came out with the "Best Undergrad College Degrees By Salary"
Economics is listed as #10 and Finance is listed as #18. I would stick with either of those and plan to get your MBA from a top school. That's my advice.
Here is the full list for you to check out:
Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees. Typical starting graduates have 2 years of experience; mid-career have 15 years. See full methodology for more.