Welcome to the Investment Challenge!

S5/6 students from schools across the North East and West of Scotland will be testing their maths and business skills in a unique competitive challenge. The top schools in each region will compete at the final events at BNP Paribas' offices in Dundee and Glasgow. 

Free to enter

Participation includes a free site licence of the Global Investor Simulations.

Who can take part?

S5/6 students from the Dundee and Glasgow regions. Teachers are invited to attend the project briefing on 24 October (Dundee) or 25 October (Glasgow).

First prize

The top students will take part in the regional finals at BNP Paribas' offices in Dundee and Glasgow (12 and 13 December). 

Registration has now closed! You'll be able to access the resource in 2 days

Dates for your diary:

  • 5 OctRegistration closes
  • 22 OctAccess to resource
  • 29 OctQualifying begins
  • 5 DecQualifying ends
  • 12-13 DecFinals
  • 14 DecWinners announced

Subject areas covered:

  • Skills Development
  • Business Education
  • Economics
  • Maths
  • Work-related Learning
  • Team Building
  • Financial Capability

Competition supporters

BNP Paribas staff will visit your school

...to talk to your students about their own career experiences and about opportunities in the sector.

"Trading Floor helped my pupils develop their core kills of comunication, team-working, analysing information and decision making."

Julie-Anne Hamilton, Business Education Teacher, Inveralmond High School

"Trading Floor allowed my pupils to experience proper team working, they learned how to focus for a sustained period, and they saw how Maths can be relevant and real."

Catherine Irvine, Maths Teacher, Edinburgh Steiner School

"A fantastic resource developing skills such as decision making, teamwork and problem solving. The pupils love it."

Paul Bulik, Business Studies, Firrhill High School, Edinburgh

“I went to the Investment Challenge hoping to learn about investments and the pressurized atmosphere of the stock exchange. I ended up having one of the best evenings since I've been at university. It was a frantic and testing event, but it was absolutely thrilling!”

Munro Stewart, Student, University of Dundee