Blazing a path in research and theory.
Nothing But Quality
When it comes to the highest quality business research and theory, the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin is a leader across the nation. Strong academic departments are bolstered by preeminent research centers, which act as laboratories for the synthesis of research and application across many disciplines. And the faculty who helm these centers excel as topical experts whose work influences the practice and teaching of business.
Center for Global Business
Energy Management and Innovation Center
Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence
The Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence (SCMC) brings together financial resources, executives from leading corporations, and faculty and students from multiple disciplines in the McCombs School of Business to develop and communicate new knowledge about supply chain management, conduct and publish research findings, facilitate the development of outstanding academic programs in supply chain management, enable “real world” problem solving for our industry partners, and encourage the development of future industry and academic leaders in this field.
Texas Venture Labs
Texas Venture Labs (TVL) is a campus-wide initiative to accelerate the rate of start-ups on its campus, offering entrepreneurs an accelerated route in bringing their innovations to market.
Venture Labs provides direct links to the entrepreneurial, business, technology and legal resources available both on the campus and in the Texas entrepreneurial eco-system
Rob Adams, Director 512-471-5289
AIM Investment Center
The AIM Investment Center (AIM) is 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.
C. Aubrey Smith Center for Auditing Education and Research
C. Aubrey Smith Center for Auditing Education and Research promotes and improves education and research in both internal and external auditing.
Jaime Schmidt, Director 512-471-6434
Center for Business Technology and Law
The Center for Business Technology and Law (CBTL) brings together the distinct but related fields of Information Technology, Business Strategy and Law and Public Policy to study the various aspects of Electronic Commerce.
Center for Customer Insight and Marketing Solutions
The Center for Customer Insight and Marketing Solutions (CCIMS) enables interaction between marketing faculty, students and industry to enhance research opportunities, academic growth, real world problem solving and student career opportunities. The focus is on developing in-depth customer insight leading to customer driven, cross functional solutions for winning in the marketplace.
Center for Energy Finance Education & Research
The Center for Energy Finance Education & Research (CEFER) supports 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.
Center for Risk Management and Insurance Research
The Center for Risk Management and Insurance Research (CRMI) conducts and disseminates research relevant to the operational concerns and public policy implications of risk analysis and risk management. The mission of the Center is to be the premier independent research resource for public policy decision makers within the state of Texas for issues related to risk, its analysis and its management.
Center for Research in Electronic Commerce
EDS Trading & Technology Center
The EDS Trading & Technology Center (FTTC) supports 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.
Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity
The Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity (HMTF) supports 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.
Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship
The Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship (Kelleher Center) introduces students to the dynamic world of new venture creation and sustainability, the Center supports research that explores how firms are created, organized and scaled and how they interact with developing technologies.
John Butler, Director 512-471-4788
Real Estate Finance and Investment Center
The Real Estate Finance and Investment Center (REFIC) supports 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.
Jay Hartzell, Director
Angela Dorsey, Assistant Director 512-232-7385