Educating the next generation of global business leaders

The UMass Lowell Robert J. Manning School of Business delivers high quality, accessible undergraduate and graduate education. We produce influential research and provide an inclusive learning environment that offers rigorous, transformative experiences. Our students engage in entrepreneurial opportunities to explore innovation and the power of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Manning graduates are work ready and prepared to contribute to the global business community.

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Meet Our Students

Melanie Sunnerberg looks over her shoulder
Melanie Sunnerberg '21
Finance and Marketing

Business administration major Melanie Sunnerberg has a passion for finance that she’s honed through a co-op experience at MFS Investment Management and her leadership roles in student organizations.

The professors have industry experience, the dean really connects with students, and the students are so interconnected and supportive of one another.
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Cleidir Mendes poses in his graduation cap and gown
Cleidir Mendes '22

A series of mentors helped Cleidir Mendes thrive at UML — and land a job at Fidelity Investments.

I’m very thankful that I had so many people who supported and guided me.
Read More About Cleidir Mendes 
UMass Lowell student holds a book he published titled "There's a Tale In Between"
Adam Basma '22
Marketing, Entrepreneurship

Inspired by Assoc. Teaching Prof. Deborah Finch, Adam Basma published his first novel for his senior Honors College project.

Every time I’ve reached out to ask for advice or a reference, faculty have been so reciprocating with positive energy.
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Beatriz Martins '24
Marketing and Management

Honors business student and MLK award-winner Beatriz Martins has learned the value of resilience.

My experience has been a roller coaster, with so many ups and downs and twists. But you can’t be afraid of it.
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Kristen Reardon
Finance and Management

Working as a client services and relationship management co-op at MFS Investment Management debunked a lot of assumptions business major Kristen Reardon had about the financial industry.

UMass Lowell has a great balance of being there to support you, but they’re not going to walk you step by step. It’s up to you to take the opportunity.
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    Japanese MBA Students Add ‘Invaluable’ Perspective

    Sixty-seven students — the most ever — traveled to UMass Lowell from Japan to receive their MBA degrees, which they earned online through the university’s partnership with Tokyo-based Abitus.
    Department News
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    River Hawk Racing Restarts Its Engine

    For the first time since 2018, the River Hawk Racing team is competing in the Formula SAE competition at Michigan International Speedway, where it will put its race car to the test against more than 100 schools from across North America.
    Featured Story
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    Manning School Inducts Largest Beta Gamma Sigma Class Ever

    The Manning School of Business chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society inducted a record 167 students at a recent ceremony at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center.
    Department News