Centers of Excellence
AIM Investment Center (AIM)
A nexus for integrating financial research, investment education and practice at the University, bringing together financial support, information resources and intellectual capital in support of those who teach and learn, those who further knowledge in the field through research and those who use the efforts of both to enhance the practice of investment management.
Center for Energy Finance Education & Research (CEFER)
Supporting curriculum development in corporate finance and financial risk management applied to energy and financial commodities as well as to support faculty development and research in the Department of Finance. The Center is the focal point for the creation of the leading academic program in energy finance and financial risk management.
EDS Financial Trading & Technology Center (FTTC)
Supporting academic activities that include classroom instruction, videoconferences, special presentation/events, data-feed workshops and simulation trading games. A focal point for finance programs at both the MBA and undergraduate level, the Center also serves as a laboratory for the creation of innovative teaching techniques applied to all levels of education.
The Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance (HMTF)
Supporting curriculum development in a private equity specialization at the McCombs School MBA program. The center also fosters research and scholarship by finance faculty and graduate students on issues related to private equity finance, capital markets, corporate finance, investments, real estate, and other associated matter.
Real Estate Finance and Investment Center (REFIC)
Supporting curriculum development in real estate at the university as well as to support faculty research and faculty development in the department. The Center is the focal point 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.