Some schools, such as Harvard or Yale, will offer economics degrees that they consider to be business degrees and are typically a prerequisite to their Masters in Business Administrations. I will say that economics is more theoretical and applies to the studies of how businesses operate within the economy. If you want to learn how to manage business operations, you will want to know how to run the business. You'll need to understand marketing, accounting, finance, human resources and management. You will not typically get all of this knowledge in an economics or accounting degree.
With that being said, I can't answer your question with any certainty. The right answer ultimately comes down to what type of career you want.
Ann recommends the following next steps:
- I recommend going to onetonline.org to research the types of jobs you are interested in. From there you can learn the type of education you need to get into those positions. Once you know that, then you can research the courses you will complete in the degrees at each school on your list to see if it aligns.
- Check out niche.com. Once you've narrowed down which major you want, this site provides rankings for schools based on different schools. For example, you can search "top schools in the US for business administration", and it will give you the ranking and scoring of each school ranked.
- Good luck!