Ready to take on the stock market?

Form a team and test your skills!

What could you do with $1,000,000? Find out by testing your investment skills in our annual High School Investment Competition. 

Join a team of three to six students (plus a teacher/advisor), and receive $1,000,000 (virtual U.S.) for your team to invest. Portfolios with the best performance will win cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. You’ll learn the basic principles of the stock market as your team experiences its ups and downs in real time—and receive a fee waiver if you're a senior and apply to Ithaca College! 

Awards are as follows:

First Place: $3,000 ($1,500 for Team/$1,500 for High School)
Second Place: $2,000 ($1,000 for Team/$1,000 for High School)
Third Place: $1,000 ($500 for Team/$500 for High School) 

Register by Friday, November 3, 2023

Trading will begin Monday, November 6, 2023, and continue until Friday, March 29, 2024.
Learn more about the competition and register your team at

Learn more about Finance at Ithaca College

Financial skills are in demand in virtually every business, from the bank to the boardroom. Students studying finance at Ithaca choose from three specialized tracks: Asset Management, Corporate Finance, and Wealth Management.

In our Trading Room, students are immersed in the capital markets and invest $800,000 with the same tools and up-to-the-minute data available to today's financial professionals. See for yourself!