Since about the beginning of the 21st century, financial literacy has been given an increased attention in the academic, political and economic discourse. Extensive contents with relation to financial literacy are incorporated in the curriculum 2014 of the business college as well. One partial aspect of financial literacy is constituted by the subject area securities and stock market. For this subject area there are also contents incorporated into the curriculum. The participation in so-called stock market games enables a close to reality simulation of stock exchange trading on an online-platform. The central research question of this masters thesis therefore deals with how the use of stock market games in education can facilitate the achievement of contents defined in the curriculum in the field of securities and stock market. In this masters thesis an extensive examination with the term financial literacy is carried out, where different approaches and definitions are discussed. Referring to the gained understanding of this term, an analysis of the curriculum with regard to covered contents concerning financial literacy in general and securities and stock market in particular is carried out. Subsequently, the basic characteristics of stock market games are introduced. In the following chapter, three stock market games which are available in Austria are described in order to define criteria afterwards, by means of which these three stock market games are analyzed. Additionally, a comparison of the stock market games is executed. Eventually, the last chapter of this masters thesis deals with the integration of stock market games into education. For this purpose, strengths and weaknesses of stock market games are highlighted and action orientation and closeness to reality are identified as the particular advantages of stock market games. Finally, the role of the teacher when using a stock market game in education is examined.