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Centers of Excellence & Programs

Investment Center

AIM Investment Center

The AIM Investment Center (AIM) 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.

The Financial Trading & Technology Center (FTTC), part of the AIM Investment 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.

Energy Finance Centers

Energy Management and Innovation Center

The Energy Management and Innovation Center (EMIC) offers a variety of initiatives designed to reach out to business leaders and policy makers who are interested in more effectively managing energy resources, successfully commercializing innovative technologies, and shaping future energy policy. EMIC draws on expertise from across the University of Texas to offer a multidisciplinary approach to educate future business and policy leaders, creating a new generation of problem solvers. The Energy Management and Innovation Center has established a core of energy-specific business curriculum that will guide the education of business and policy leaders in the decades ahead. Approximately 80 MBA students and 100 undergraduate students participate in energy-specific courses, workshops, practicums and/or projects each year.

Center for Energy Finance Education & Research

The Center for Energy Finance Education & Research (CEFER) 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.

Private Equity Center

Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance

The Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance (HMTF) 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 Center

Real Estate Finance and Investment Center

The Texas Real Estate 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.

Independent Programs

Corporate Finance Fellows Program

The Corporate Finance Fellows Program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity available to BBA and MBA students looking to gain hands-on experience with applying finance tools and methods to corporate finance problems. Students work with major corporations in a team setting to help solve real-world projects with industry experts. Following a semester of classroom-based project work, students complete a summer internship with the corporate sponsor for their group.