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Dealing Room

Dealing Room is simpler in design and functionality than Global Investor and has been created as an entry point to developing the skills and knowledge associated with the world of business and finance. 

The game delivers the two elements of financial markets trading - researching and investing - in one simulated game environment. 

Students, working in pairs, invest in 9 companies and the US dollar based on information they get from TV and radio news and from a news website integrated into the simulation. 

Prices are affected not only by the information in the news but also by what players do, making for a genuinely interactive experience. The game is available in English, French and Spanish.

Testimonial videos:

Lesley Hyder, Business School Academic Leader
Southampton Solent University

Simon Brown, Business School Director
Southampton Solent University

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"Dealing Room introduces our pupils to the excitement of numbers, and the importance of the decimal point! Also, to a world of which they have little knowledge, but which is having a major effect on their lives."

Sarah Hodnett, Lead Academic Tutor, Maths, John Madejski Academy, Reading

“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

"I worked with 10 schools in the South East and was delighted with the response of the students. Both girls and boys were enthusiastically engaged as they learnt about the risk-return trade-offs of investing. They also benefitted from the opportunities that Gobal Investor provides for developing and applying Maths skills."

Helena Mullins, Consultant, London Region, Pfeg

"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

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