Rotman Commerce Virtual High School Market Simulation Challenge

Friday, December 8, 2023 at 9:30 AM until 3:00 PMEastern Standard Time

Registration must be completed by December 1, 2023, at 12PM ET. There is no registration fee.

NOTE: Participants located within the Greater Toronto Area are encouraged to  register for the concurrent in-person event while space is available. This virtual event is only accessible through PCs with Windows installed. It is not accessible on Mac. Virtual participants are responsible for their own equipment and ensuring they will have access to the event from their location, as some school boards have firewalls that may prevent connectivity from the school. 


The BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab is pleased to present our 14th High School Market Simulation Challenge. The Rotman FRT-Lab is a state-of-the-art facility at the Rotman School of Management that contributes to the integration of theory and practice by running interactive simulation-based learning sessions and providing students with real-time access to financial resources and databases.

The Event

The High School Market Simulation Challenge provides exceptional high school students with an introduction to the field of finance and an opportunity to learn through simulated business scenarios. Students will participate in a morning workshop designed to introduce them to financial markets and the RIT Market Simulator platform, then in the afternoon they will have the opportunity to demonstrate their newly learned skills through a Market Simulation Challenge using the RIT Market Simulator. No prior preparation is necessary for this challenge.

Additional Resources

  • Click to see an introductory video tutorial for RIT
  • Follow the instructions to download a demo for RIT

System Requirements for the Virtual Session

  • PC Computer (Windows); Competition is not accessible on MAC
  • Virtual participants are responsible for providing their own equipment and ensuring that they will have connectivity;
    • Some school boards have firewalls that may prevent access to the RIT Simulator from school. If you are unable to ensure that the firewall can be dropped for the competition, the best option would be to participate from home on a PC computer.




December 1st, 2023, at 12:00 pm ET

 Registration Deadline 

December 8th, 2023, 9:30 am – 10:00 am ET

 Sign-in & Set up

 December 8th, 10:00 am - 11:30 AM ET


 December 8th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm ET


December 8th, 12:30 pm – 02:30 pm ET


December 8th, 3:00 pm ET

Winners Announcement

Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.