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Methodology

Finance Lab and Dealing Room are both dual screen simulations, which provide a valuable complement to programs linked to the real financial markets.  

They approach investing from a different perspective to tracking programs because they simulate the experience of trading in an immersive game environment rather than simply replicate the technical process. In other words they create an ‘open’ rather than a ‘closed’ game system.

By integrating the trading and research functions in one dual screen program, and thereby channeling the flow of news and data, the experience of financial markets trading is transformed into an experiential learning activity and skills development tool. 

The elements of time-pressure and team competition provide the added dimensions to help recreate an authentic dealing room atmosphere.

 

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Margaret Houston, Team Leader
Skills Development Scotland

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“The Finance Lab event has really enhanced my interest in both investment banking and a potential career within Citi Group. This is a great way to meet company representatives.”

Victoria Emery, Accounting & Finance MSc, Northern Ireland

"Dealing Room served as a great opportunity to reinforce many mathematical terms and concepts. Students developed an understanding of the knowledge and skills relating to a particular industry sector, with its direct relevance to the world of work."

Mark Bouckley, Assistant Headteacher, Hedingham School, Essex

"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

"Trading Floor helped my pupils develop their core kills of comunication, team-working, analysing information and decision making."

Julie-Anne Hamilton, Business Education Teacher, Inveralmond High School

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