HIGH STAKES AND STEELY NERVES
What does it take to prepare MBA graduates who can walk into the world of finance, investment, and capital markets with confidence and trustworthiness? This is how we do it.
FINANCIAL RESEARCH, INVESTMENT EDUCATION, PRACTICEThe AIM Investment Center unifies 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 enhance the practice of investment management.
The AIM Endowment
STUDENT INVESTING FIRST AND FOREMOSTThe AIM Investment Center was an early pioneer in experiential investment education, created through a generous endowment given by two founders of the AIM Management Group: Gary Crum and Bob Graham. These individuals and 63 employees of the AIM Management Group donated to support the Financial Education and Research Center's Trading Room where the MBA Investment Fund’s student managers trade.
CENTER ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS
Our work benefits faculty, students, and the investment community. We invite you to find a way to partner in our programs and continue the school’s strong influence in the financial investment field.
Financial Research Support
The Center supports research related to investment management, capital markets, corporate finance, financial services, and real estate.
- Grants to faculty and students engaging in research, as well as coordinating a working research paper series
- Acquisition and support of financial databases
- Hosting conferences where research findings and policy discussions are shared
- Conducting surveys of investment professionals to better understand the practice
Student Education Support
The Center enhances student education through support for the MBA Investment Fund, LLC, the Financial Analyst Program, curriculum development, and student services.
- Financially supporting curriculum development of investment management courses that integrate theory and practice.
- Hosting investment professionals to interact with students and faculty
- Scholarships for students interested in investments and related financial fields
Financial Analyst Program
The Financial Analyst Program is a two-semester program tailored to advanced students and combines classroom coverage of MBA-level material in finance with hands-on applications, tool development, and an opportunity to learn from and interact with program alumni and other successful practitioners of financial analysis.
Texas McCombs Investment Advisers
The Texas McCombs Investment Advisers is a groundbreaking program that allows a select group of McCombs MBA students to manage an actual investment fund with real-world responsibility for returns and performance working in collaboration with investors at UTIMCO.
AIM Investment Conference
The AIM Investment Conference is jointly sponsored by the AIM Investment Center at the University of Texas at Austin and by Dimensional Fund Advisors. The conference promotes research on investment management and provides a forum for researchers to discuss and exchange ideas.
BE THE FUTURE
Whether you are beginning on the path of financial success or are a seasoned professional with a desire to pay it forward, the AIM Investment Center invites you to step up and shape the future of investment education at The University of Texas at Austin.