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 three Global Investor simulation games: Finance Lab, Dealing Room and Trading Floor.
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.
“The hall was a hive of activity as students watched the screens with nervous anticipation. Cries of joy and pain could be heard throughout the college as share prices rose and fell. This was a fantastic challenge.”
Ralph Plummer, Assistant Head, Business & Enterprise, St. Joseph's Catholic College, Swindon
“Trading Floor is an excellent simulation. I really enjoyed the game environment and having to make quick decisions under pressure."
Philip McCarron, Economics BSc Hons, Northern Ireland
“We’ve had some really positive feedback about the Stock Market Challenge from our Year 11 students. A lot of them said it was the best day of their school career!”
Max Morton, Head of Enterprise, Writhlington School
“Thank you for allowing Walton High's Year 12 students to participate in this year's fantastic Enterprise Network challenge.”
Hannah Mathias, IAG, WRL and Business Links Coordinator, Walton High School
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