I'm current a PhD student in physics with an emphasis in computational biophysics. However, I'm not sure a long, boring career in academia is for me. I'm thinking industry when I'm done but even then, I don't want to necessarily be stuck in a research scientist role for the rest of my life either. I would like to be able to transition more into a management role eventually and then on up (hopefully a high paying one at that too). I was looking at options available to me here. I would think maybe an MBA is the most obvious choice, but god, the classes look boring and simple. There is also a combined physics phd/finance master's I'm looking into. However, this is generally for people wanting to transition purely to Wall Street whereas I'd still like to be involved in a science-related field. So does anyone have experience with this? What's the best preparation to eventually make the jump from pure research to a management-level position?