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

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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:

  • 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 taught us that you have to work well in a team and commit to your particular job in order for the whole team to benefit.  It also helped me to develop skills which would be essential for a job in this area, such as quick thinking and decision making.”

Caoimhe Flanagan, Pupil, Thornhill College

"In the Dealing Room simulation our students used their reasoning, logic and mathematical skills to buy and sell shares. They made links between the demand, the supply and the price of a share.  This activity enabled students to use their mathematical skills in a real life situation. It was excellent.”

Maria Gretchen Garcia, Maths Teacher, Morpeth School

“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

"The Investment Challenge just gets better and better each year. The atmosphere in the 'trading room' was electric and the students really got into the spirit of the event.  The School of Management is proud to support this project."

David Pritchard, Dean, Cardiff School of Management