The Investment Challenges are run as online or university-hosted competitions using the Finance Lab simulation.
Each participating school and college is provided with a free site licence of the Global Investor simulation games, Finance Lab, and Dealing Room.
The competitions' key objectives are to enable students to apply their learning in Applied Maths and Business, and to develop business awareness, transferable and employability skills and enterprise and entrepreneurship.
The inter-school competitions use the Trading Floor simulation and involve 20 to 30 schools in each UK region.
The day events are sponsored and supported by a number of universities, EBPs and businesses.
Thousands of Year 9 to Year 12 students from hundreds of UK schools and colleges have taken part since the competition began in 2003.
... and get free use of the simulations for all your students.
“Dealing Room gave me a great insight into how markets operate and allowed me to put some of the theory from my coursework into practice.”
Dean Varley, Economics & Finance BSc, Northern Ireland
"In the Dealing Room simulation our students used their reasoning, logic and mathematical skills to buy and sell shares. They made links between the demand, the supply and the price of a share. This activity enabled students to use their mathematical skills in a real life situation. It was excellent.”
Maria Gretchen Garcia, Maths Teacher, Morpeth School
“An excellent resource that has been transferred to different departments within the school. An opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in a practical environment."
Anne Marie McElhinney, Business Studies, St. Patrick’s College
We used Dealing Room with three different Business Management classes. All of them really enjoyed it and took it very seriously, whilst having fun. It is invaluable.
Dorothy Ferguson, Business Education Teacher, Knox Academy, East Lothian