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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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UMass Lowell business major Jeurys Santiago stands with a group holding a banner with the name of his networking and marketing company, Minds With Purpose
Jeurys Santiago '22

Jeurys Santiago credits his entrepreneurship classes and experiences with helping him launch his networking and marketing company, Minds With Purpose.

I started learning more about entrepreneurship and networking so I could create opportunities for small businesses and creatives to connect.
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Emmanuel Idehen-Ovabor works with a female student on a project
Emmanuel Idehen-Ovabor '22
Business and Pre-med

Inspired by his mother’s careers in health care and business, Emmanuel Idehen-Ovabor is working toward a master’s in health care administration while also pursuing his dream of becoming a pediatrician.

I really care about underrepresented and underprivileged communities, and helping them to succeed
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Julia Marino ’24
Finance and Marketing

Transfer business student Julia Marino discovered a passion for sales at UML.

With my real-world internship experience, I’m able to apply what I’m learning in school and put it all together.
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UMass Lowell student Kristina Boni poses with a group of students in an office.
Kristina Boni '24
Marketing & Entrepreneurship

Transfer student Kristina Boni got her bearings in community college and is now reaching for the stars after an internship at NASA.

Having well-rounded knowledge in accounting, finance and sales sets you apart.
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Nicole Hayek sings the national anthem before the UMass Lowell men's basketball game on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Tsongas Center
Nicole Hayek '19

Nicole Hayek came to the Manning School of Business to prepare for a career in marketing. Along the way, she's been able to fulfill her passion for music.

Music has always been my biggest dream, but I'm so thankful for the opportunities that UMass Lowell has given me. The array of opportunities here is never-ending.
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Named a Best Online Bachelor's Business

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A Best Online Master's in Business

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A Best Online Master's in Business for Veterans
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    As Politics Divide America, Can Businesses Keep It Together?

    With more Americans choosing where to live and work based on politics, Management Prof. Kimberly Merriman examines how companies can attract and retain talent and navigate political tensions in the workplace in a recent MIT Sloan Management Review article.
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    Local Business Leaders Get Crash Course in AI

    Manning School of Business Assoc. Dean Amit Deokar shared his AI expertise with nearly 80 local business leaders during his recent talk, “Leveraging Generative AI: Opportunities and Challenges in the New Era of Work.” It was the inaugural event of a new Business Leaders Roundtable series hosted by UMass Lowell, Enterprise Bank and the Middlesex 3 Coalition.
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