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    (Original post by reinaadira)
    Well there's always other Universities in the US like Harvard..
    Hahahaha you'd need more than 250k to go to Harvard. Why do you think so many Americans come to the UK?
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    Screw it take the money, go to a good uni, dont worry about the dept because you will have none. Invest the rest of the money in houses, put some in ISAs etc and get a grad job or pursue a Phd without worrying about funding too much
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    Strong this. Getting a degree normally means you're looking to work for someone else, and nobody's gonna pay you 7 figures or even close to work for them. Conversely, if you have a good head for business, and the funds to set your own large business up, you stand every chance of becoming rich.
    MDs in IB, Sales and Trading, Research, Asset Management at a good bank

    Partners at good consulting, accounting and law firms.

    Executives at large scale (FTSE250, Fortune 100) companies

    Partners/MDs at hedge funds, private equity firms and asset managers..

    Sales people selling big ticket items (commercial real estate, luxury goods, enterprise level software etc)..



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    Assuming by "oxbridge degree" you mean a place on the course rather than a free degree certificate for no effort:

    Definitely the money, for two reasons:
    - there are plenty of other great universities out there, and just going to Oxbridge isn't going to earn me an extra £250k
    - getting a good grade at Oxbridge is hard work - if you're the kind of person who effectively has to buy a place on the course rather than getting in for free in the usual admissions process, no chance you can pass the course/ get at 2:1, making the degree worth a lot less
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    (Original post by jon2016)
    By a couple I assume you mean at least 5
    A couple means two...

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    (Original post by dragonkeeper999)
    Assuming by "oxbridge degree" you mean a place on the course rather than a free degree certificate for no effort:

    Definitely the money, for two reasons:
    - there are plenty of other great universities out there, and just going to Oxbridge isn't going to earn me an extra £250k
    - getting a good grade at Oxbridge is hard work - if you're the kind of person who effectively has to buy a place on the course rather than getting in for free in the usual admissions process, no chance you can pass the course/ get at 2:1, making the degree worth a lot less
    No you get a first degree, no course just the degree.
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    Strong this. Getting a degree normally means you're looking to work for someone else, and nobody's gonna pay you 7 figures or even close to work for them. Conversely, if you have a good head for business, and the funds to set your own large business up, you stand every chance of becoming rich.
    That's entirely possible if you work front office finance, don't need an oxbridge degree for that though - LSE, Imperial, Warwick and UCL are just as good.
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    I would buy house for that money, with my current status and how my career is going
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    That some people seriously want to take the money illustrates the level of stupidity and short-termism on this forum.

    Calculate how much an Oxbridge 1st is worth in added value over 50 years of your working life and then come back and reevaluate.
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    (Original post by eyeman567)
    No you get a first degree, no course just the degree.
    Tbh, I'd still take the money - just having a first doesn't make you employable, it's all the other things you do outside your degree (societies, projects, awards, internships) that employers are looking for.
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    Cambridge. Money can't buy you happiness. Education is priceless.
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    (Original post by Awesome Genius)
    Which would you take and why?

    The degree without any associated costs.



    My take on it:

    ANYONE can get £250k. There are spoilt, useless people who inherit that money and more.

    To get that degree either you're really smart or ridiculously well-connected to the point where you're talking about a few individuals on the planet (buy the degree and the class).

    So I don't think about it in terms what the money or degree could get me, but what it represents.
    I would take the 25k and go to Harvard or MIT .... Lol, Oxbridge kid talking about well connected

    If you want to be well connected go to an Ivy, those schools has the offspring of the wealthiest people on Earth. While Oxbridge accepts purely by academics, you are most likely going to be studying with people with the same background as you.
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    Tbh? Oxbridge degree, esp if I'm guaranteed a first.
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    I am planning to buy an Oxbridge place with my Fathers wealth. I have disposable income.
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    (Original post by Vaughan-the-ox)
    I am planning to buy an Oxbridge place with my Fathers wealth. I have disposable income.
    I knew you'd be at home in this thread.

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    I would take the 250k without a doubt.




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    (Original post by Awesome Genius)
    If someone offered you a £250k or a first class Oxbridge degree?
    I'd take the English lessons fam :borat:
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    If I get the brain full of knowledge that having a first class Oxbridge degree gets me, then that. I'm going uni for the knowledge not the reputation - and better unis tend to teach more content.
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    (Original post by Awesome Genius)
    Which would you take and why?

    The degree without any associated costs.



    My take on it:

    ANYONE can get £250k. There are spoilt, useless people who inherit that money and more.

    To get that degree either you're really smart or ridiculously well-connected to the point where you're talking about a few individuals on the planet (buy the degree and the class).

    So I don't think about it in terms what the money or degree could get me, but what it represents.
    If the degree would be of my choice then yes if not then no. What's the point of having a degree in something that your not interested in? If not of my choice then money
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    (Original post by sjohnson98)
    Hahahaha you'd need more than 250k to go to Harvard. Why do you think so many Americans come to the UK?
    It doesn't cost £250k to go to Harvard unless your family is already very well off. Most people at Harvard have financial aid.

    Assuming you have parental income of about $100k, own a $500k worth of equity in your house and have maybe $40k of other investments, you would get an annual scholarship in the region of $40k, meaning you'd be paying under $30k a year for your tuition, board and routine expenses.

    https://college.harvard.edu/financia...ice-calculator

    (Original post by Princepieman)
    MDs in IB, Sales and Trading, Research, Asset Management at a good bank

    Partners at good consulting, accounting and law firms.

    Executives at large scale (FTSE250, Fortune 100) companies

    Partners/MDs at hedge funds, private equity firms and asset managers..

    Sales people selling big ticket items (commercial real estate, luxury goods, enterprise level software etc)..

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    Not to be pedantic, but if you earn seven figures in a law firm, you don't work for anyone. You'd be an equity partner in the firm at that level, earning most of your money from your stake in the firm.
 
 
 
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