Is double major in software engineering and macroeconomics a good choice?

I'm a very ambitious person and I want to be a very successful person. I'm also a money lover (please try to NOT judge me or anything). For me, I want to a businessman. Specifically, I want to be an investor. Warren Buffett, the second richest man in the U.S who got his money solely through investment, had always been my idol since I was young. I want to be a person similar like him, but maybe not necessarily as "successful" as him. Anyway, I also need a "back-up" plan in case my investment is not "ideal". I want to have a "stable" job while doing the investment. For me, I always love and good at math and science. I used to think of going to a medical school, but I heard that it takes a long time. So, I've decided that I want to do engineering. However, despite the fact that I'm going to major in engineering, my true passion is in business. So, I'm just curious if I should double major in engineering (doesn't have to be software engineering) and economics? I'm thinking of majoring in software or civic engineering for my 4 years of undergrad, then get a MBA for another 2 years. I want to be a self-employed contractor, so software and civic engineering are the most realistic ones for small business. After I gain a solid financial background, I'll start doing some investment. So basically, I'll want and need three degrees: engineering (for a job), economics (for future investment), and MBA (for being a self-employed engineer). However, the question is, is it HARD to do double major in engineering and economics? I heard that engineering by itself is hard enough already. And business by itself is not an easy major as well. Will double major in engineering and economics kill me? I took 5 AP and 2 honor classes my junior year, and I'm planning on taking 7 or 8 AP next year as a senior. I have no trouble handling 5 AP classes last year because my mindset tells me that this is what I should be expecting in college. Overall, my unweighted GPA for junior year is 93 in a 100 scale. For me, I'm going to a state school, so is it going to be a little bit easier than a private school? Will double major kill my GPA? GPA is an important thing for me since I want to get into an IVY League (UPenn specifically) for MBA (after 4 years of undergrad). I personally claimed myself to be above average, but definitely not the smartest. Throughout high school, I didn't really work very hard except last year. However, I'm very willing and capable of working hard. Any suggestion? I'll appreciate for any answer!

Asked By: - 7/4/2013
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Engineering alone is already one of the toughest majors in college. Many engineering majors cannot graduate in 4 years because the sheer number of courses required is so high. Adding a second major, particularly one with probably no courses in common besides calculus, will add another couple years to graduate. If you... More
Answered By: jellybeanchick - 7/4/2013
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They are both very difficult. I'm planning on majoring in economics. I am currently A junior in HS but I read that economics goes very in depth as you progress in college it involves a lot of math and likewise with engineering so if you're excellent at math shouldn't be too difficult for you but it will still be hard... More
Answered By: Etcetera - 7/4/2013
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