Welcome to the Stock Market Challenge!

Students from across Northern Ireland will apply their maths and business skills in a unique competitive challenge. The top six schools in each region - North West, Belfast & South - will compete in the finals on 12, 13 & 14 March 2018. 

Free to enter

Participation includes a free 1 year site licence of the Global Investor Simulations worth £1,000.

Who can take part?

Year 11 students from schools across Northern Ireland. 

First prize

The winning students will take part in the regional finals in Derry and Belfast on 12, 13 & 14 March. There will be a £250 first prize for your schools and individual prizes for pupils.

Register Now

Register now as places in the competition are limited

Dates for your diary:

  • 10 NovRegistration closes
  • 13 NovAccess to resource
  • 8 JanQualifying begins
  • 5 MarQualifying ends
  • 12 MarFinals
  • 16 MarWinners announced

Subject areas covered:

  • Maths
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Skills Development
  • STEM
  • Work of Work
  • Team Building
  • Enterprise

Competition supporters

Employers' staff will visit your school

...to help you run a Dealing Room session and talk about their career experiences.

“I went to the Investment Challenge hoping to learn about investments and the pressurized atmosphere of the stock exchange. I ended up having one of the best evenings since I've been at university. It was a frantic and testing event, but it was absolutely thrilling!”

Munro Stewart, Student, University of Dundee

"The Investment Challenge competition final at the Cardiff School of Managament gave my students an invaluable insight into a university environment and it showed them how a university differs from a school."

Sarah Rea, Business Studies Teacher, Brynmawr Foundation School

"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

"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