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 27th and 28th 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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Hurry! Only 13 days left until registration closes...

Dates for your diary:

  • 8 JunRegistration closes
  • 11 JunAccess to resource
  • 27-28 JunFinal
  • 29 JunWinner 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 27th and 28th June.

"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

"Dealing Room served as a great opportunity to reinforce many mathematical terms and concepts. Students developed an understanding of the knowledge and skills relating to a particular industry sector, with its direct relevance to the world of work."

Mark Bouckley, Assistant Headteacher, Hedingham School, Essex

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

"From entry level through to Masters programmes, Finance Lab gives students an understanding of the financial markets and creates an opportunity for them to test their skills and see how they work under pressure. It gives a reality which develops all sorts of entrepreneurial skills."

Lesley Hyder, Principal Lecturer, Southampton Business School