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Local students rise to financial skills challenge

16 Jul 2018

Alliance Manchester Business School host Stock Market Challenge and Investment Challenge activities for local schools

Stock Market Challenge

Alliance Manchester Business School, in partnership with Global Investor Simulations, has hosted a Stock Market Challenge and Investment Challenge event for St. Paul’s High School, Audenshaw School and Runshaw College.

The Stock Market Challenge saw 120 Year 10 pupils compete on a live stock market trading floor in the Great Hall at Sackville Street.  180 Year 12 students then competed in the two-day interactive Investment Challenge to develop their skills in finance and improve their business awareness.

The Year 10 pupils had to navigate their way through fast-moving, constantly changing market conditions on a live trading floor staffed by staff and students from the Business School and wider university.  The Year 12 students competed in pairs in Finance Lab, a business simulation game.

Professor Fiona Devine, Head of Alliance Manchester Business School, said: “The Challenges gave the students the opportunity to develop worthwhile skills such as team building and problem solving, as well as an understanding of how these skills can be used at university and in their working life, whichever career path they choose. Developing the skills of students is a vital part of the University’s role, particularly if we are to continue to attract and educate the financial experts of the future.”