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Finance Lab

Finance Lab is an online multimedia simulation that transforms trading on the financial markets into an accessible and enjoyable collaborative learning experience.  It enables students to develop essential mathematical techniques and applications, apply their business and economic understanding, and develop their key skills in a collaborative and time-pressured team game.

In the game students work in pairs on two linked screens: one for the Investment Analyst and one for the Media Analyst. Their objective is to increase the value of their team's starting fund by investing in 12 multi-national companies and 3 commodities.

Finance Lab is meaningful and engaging for students, enabling them to demonstrate their understandings, skills and attitudes. It requires the use of high-level thinking skills as players navigate their way through the game.

Students must collaborate to make decisions to deal with the consequences of investments and manage risk within their trading positions, all of which allows them to be absorbed in their own learning and makes for a truly effective learning experience. 

The assessment process will help tutors to gauge how well students have set out their strategic goals and give them observable and demonstrable evidence to suggest learning has taken place.

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www.globalinvsims.com

Testimonial videos:

Lesley Hyder, Business School Academic Leader
Southampton Solent University

Simon Brown, Business School Director
Southampton Solent University

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"Finance Lab gave our students the opportunity to experience how maths is used in a real life situation and encourages them to pursue a careers in financial services.  It also gives them an insight into university life."

Jonathan Price, Head of Sixth Form, Heolddu Comprehensive School

We used Trading Floor for an enterprise day which involved all years on a carousel basis. The students absolutely loved it - the competition between groups was immense!  The high quality resources gives the game a professional look and makes the students think it is far more realistic.  It gives students a valuable application of Maths in the real world.

Simon Hetherington, Head of Mathematics, Al Yasmina School

“The Finance Lab event has really enhanced my interest in both investment banking and a potential career within Citi Group. This is a great way to meet company representatives.”

Victoria Emery, Accounting & Finance MSc, Northern Ireland

“It highlights the use of information to make decisions, how information is based on raw numbers, and the ability to use this in making decisions which have a consequence (i.e. losing/making money).”

Ursula O’Hagan, Business Studies Teacher, St. Rose’s Dominican College

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