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Finance Lab

Finance Lab is an online multimedia simulation that transforms trading on the financial markets into an accessible and enjoyable collaborative learning experience.  It enables students to develop essential mathematical techniques and applications, apply their business and economic understanding, and develop their key skills in a collaborative and time-pressured team game.

In the game students work in pairs on two linked screens: one for the Investment Analyst and one for the Media Analyst. Their objective is to increase the value of their team's starting fund by investing in 12 multi-national companies and 3 commodities.

Finance Lab is meaningful and engaging for students, enabling them to demonstrate their understandings, skills and attitudes. It requires the use of high-level thinking skills as players navigate their way through the game.

Students must collaborate to make decisions to deal with the consequences of investments and manage risk within their trading positions, all of which allows them to be absorbed in their own learning and makes for a truly effective learning experience. 

The assessment process will help tutors to gauge how well students have set out their strategic goals and give them observable and demonstrable evidence to suggest learning has taken place.

See the simulation in action

See more on our simulations website....

www.globalinvsims.com

Testimonial videos:

Lesley Hyder, Business School Academic Leader
Southampton Solent University

Simon Brown, Business School Director
Southampton Solent University

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“Trading Floor doesn't just teach young people about the world of finance – it’s much, much wider than that.  It encourages teamwork, communication and decision-making ability – skills which will be vitally important to them when they enter the world of work."

James Fox, Deputy Head, Writhlington School

"Our students gained in self-confidence from reaching the final of this prestigious competition.  It also gave them a taste of the real world of finance."

Iolo Jones, Psychology Teacher, Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf

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

Finance Lab is an excellent exposition of the practical realities of equity market trading.  Specifically it is useful in explaning the information asymmetries around how prices are formed in the equity markets as well as showing how important news items can 'move the market’.

Dr Barry Quinn, Lecturer in Finance & Programme Director MSc Computational Finance and Trading, Queen's University Belfast

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