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Centers of Excellence

AIM Investment Center (AIM)
The AIM Investment Center is a nexus for integrating financial research, investment education and practice at the University. It brings together financial support, information resources and intellectual capital to support teachers, students, those who further knowledge in the field through research, and people seeking to enhance the practice of investment management.

Center for Energy Finance Education & Research (CEFER)
The Center for Energy Finance Education & Research is the focal point for the creation of the leading academic program in energy finance and financial risk management. It encourages curriculum development in corporate finance and financial risk management applied to energy and financial commodities and supports faculty development and research in the Department of Finance. 

Financial Trading & Technology Center (FTTC)
The Financial Trading & Technology Center is a hub for finance programs for MBAs and undergraduates. It's a laboratory for the creation of innovative teaching techniques applied to all levels of education. FTTC supports academic activities like classroom instruction, videoconferences, special presentation/events, data-feed workshops, and simulation trading games.

The Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance (HMTF)
The Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance supports curriculum development in private equity specialization at the McCombs School MBA program. The center fosters faculty and student research and scholarship on issues related to private equity finance, capital markets, corporate finance, investments, real estate, and other more.

Real Estate Finance and Investment Center (REFIC)
The Real Estate Finance and Investment Center advances curriculum development in real estate at the University. It encourages faculty research and development within the department. The Center is a model for the creation of a nationally recognized real estate program.

For a list of all Centers at McCombs please see the Centers at McCombs homepage.