Welcome to the Investment Challenge!

Year 12 students from across the region will test their key skills and apply their maths and business know-how in a unique competitive challenge.  Colleges will compete using the Finance Lab simulation at Alliance Manchester Business School on 29th and 30th June. Find out more

Free to enter

Participation includes a free site licence of the Global Investor Simulations, Finance Lab and Dealing Room.

Who can take part?

Year 12 students from Sixth Form and FE colleges across the North West.  Students work in pairs and there are up to 10 places available for each college.

First prize

There are prizes for the winning teams at both events.

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Get practising! Only 1 day left until the events.

Dates for your diary:

  • 26 MayRegistration closes
  • 6 JunAccess to resource
  • 29-30 JunFinal
  • 3 JulWinner announced

Subject areas covered:

  • Maths
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Key Skills
  • Work-related Learning
  • Team Building
  • Enterprise
  • Financial Capability

Competition supporters

Meet Alliance Manchester Business School staff and students at the final events on 29th and 30th June.

"This is a fabulous Maths tool.  It supports classroom teaching and it is invaluable as an STEM enrichment activity."

William Mackay, Maths Teacher, Leith Academy

“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. Patrickís College

“Pupils got to apply their learning to a practical situation with no teacher direction, compelling them to work as a team and take responsibility for the roles they were assigned.”

Eoghan Barr, ICT Teacher, St. Columbís College

"A very useful tool especially for lessons on finance, the stock market and PLCs.  Pupils really enjoyed the experience and even asked to stay beyond the end of period to continue trading!"

Clare Campbell, Business Education Teacher, Ayr Academy, South Ayrshire