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DIVE INTO THE FINANCIAL WORLD

Welcome to the Financial Education & Research Center (FERC) website. The lab, classroom, and financial tools empower McCombs finance students.

  • STATE-OF-THE-ART TRADING, RESEARCH, AND TEACHING

    The Center assists students, faculty, executives, and the community to better understand the growing flow of financial data and to manage its impact on financial markets. Center users help develop new applications of financial information technology. It is the home of the Charles Schwab Foundation Financial Planning Lab.

Using the Financial Education & Research Center

  • Lab Facilities

    2021-22 HOURS Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Resources & Training

    Gain access to professional market and financial research tools such as Bloomberg, FactSet, Morningstar, Capital IQ, and eMoney.
  • Leadership & Staff

    We are here to make the FERC a valuable resource to students, faculty, executives, and the financial community.

TEACHING AND RESEARCH

The Center supports classroom instruction, video conferences, special presentations/events, data-feed workshops, and simulation trading games. Audio-visual and distance learning systems are integrated into the 3,000 square-foot complex, serving as a laboratory for innovative teaching techniques. The Center also supports teaching, research, and outreach programs.

TRADING SUPPORT

Select McCombs MBA students manage real investment funds through the Texas McCombs Investment Advisors. This groundbreaking program allows a select group of McCombs MBA students to make real investments using real money and bring in actual returns. Their trading room is located on the ground floor of Robert Rowling Hall.

  • GIVE TO THE FUTURE OF INVESTING

    Financial innovation requires sophisticated and costly tools, resources, and facilities. Students, faculty, and others can gain experience and advance new information technology with the Center’s support. We invite you to meet our team and see how you can make a difference.