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.

Register Now

Register now as places in the competition are limited

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.

“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 OíHagan, Business Studies Teacher, St. Roseís Dominican College

"This is an excellent programme which the students thoroughly enjoyed.  It offered learning opportunities which are difficult to provide in a normal school timetable."

Dermot Gallagher, Head of Business Studies, St. Brigidís College

“Dealing Room is beneficial as an enrichment activity as pupils would have no access to something like this otherwise.  We will integrate this in to classroom use, mainly in the data-handling component of the GCSE course (graphs, averages, etc.).”

Dominic McNabb, Maths Teacher, Glengormley High School

"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