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Laura Christianson

Laura Christianson, CPA Lecturer

Research Interest

Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Corporate and Partnership Tax

Educational Background

M.B.A., UMass Lowell, Accounting 

B.S.B.A., UMass Lowell, Accounting

CPA, Massachusetts


Laura Christianson began her professional career in public accounting at Mullen and Company. Laura continued working in public accounting at Ernst and Young LLP for 3 years before transitioning into private industry. She has also worked as a consultant for developing curriculum for on-line education. Her experience includes corporate and partnership tax returns, consolidations, SEC reporting, overseeing accounting and financial reporting for multiple real estate partnerships, budgeting, forecasting and management reporting.

Laura has been teaching at UMass Lowell since 2001. Currently, she teaches full-time at UMass Lowell and also is the Director of the MBA program for the Manning School of Business. Laura is a member of the American Society of Women Accountants, Massachusetts Society of CPAs, Ernst and Young alumni network and Beta Gamma Sigma. Laura also serves as an advisory board member for the Merrimack Valley Small Business Center.