Welcome to the Investment Challenge!

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

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Leaderboard:

  1. Return On
    Investment
    Fund
    Total
  2. 0.337% 614,329 Runshaw College
  3. 0.300% 588,721 Holy Cross College

Congratulations to the winners! Runshaw College on 29th June and Holy Cross College on 30th June.

Dates for your diary:

  • 26 MayRegistration closes
  • 6 JunAccess to resource
  • 29-30 JunFinal
  • 2 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.

"We have just used the Trading Floor simulation for our Enterprise Day. It was amazing. The pupils loved it."

Steve Little, Head of Business Studies, Cockburn College of Arts, Leeds

The Global Investor simulations are superb.  The program works for all ages at secondary and all ability levels and the pupils are completely engrossed in the experience.  It teaches all pupils about the way the world of finance works in a fun and easily accessible way.

David Davidson, Maths Teacher, Kircudbright Academy

"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

“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