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.


We are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest level of business school accreditation an institution can achieve in the United States.

Meet Our Students

Nancy Chac sits on building steps
Nancy Chac '23

So far, Honors College student Nancy Chac has signed up for three honors classes every semester. It could be a record.

I tend to have this drive to challenge myself academically or outside of school, to just be the best version of myself.
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Assistant Professor Michael Obal talks to a group of business students on their laptops.
Michael Obal

Through his research on new product development and disruptive innovation, along with his own professional journey, Asst. Prof. of Marketing Michael Obal is able to provide students with valuable real-world career advice.

Employers don’t expect a college graduate to know everything. They want to know you’re ready to learn and ready to take on new challenges.
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Taniya Nayak ’97

From Fox Hall to your flat screen TV! Taniya Nayak can trace her interest in interior design to her days at UMass Lowell.

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Robert Leonard '16, '18
Business Administration

In addition to his day job as a finance manager, Manning School of Business alumnus Robert Leonard ’16, ’18 hosts the “Millennial Investing” podcast, runs his own real estate investment firm and is about to launch an interactive online platform for real estate investors.

I have a lot of things going on, but I’m entrepreneurial because I want to work. I love it. I would do it even if I didn’t have to.
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Bian Kor performs at Suitcase Stories
Biar Kon '21
Business Administration

Biar Kon grew up in refugee camps in Kenya. Now he gives back to the city’s refugee community through his work with the International Institute of New England.

As a business person, you get to interact with people and identify needs in the community — and then fulfill those needs.
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    In a Data-Rich World, Business Analytics Students Gain Upper Hand

    To keep up with the rising demand for data scientists, the Manning School of Business’ Master of Science in business analytics program continues to grow, adding a sixth track in health care business analytics.
    Featured Story
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    Twin Sisters Update Diversity Education Training for Peers

    Identical twin business majors, Angelina and Alexandra Kam, were given the responsibility of updating the university’s diversity peer education curriculum for students as part of their summer co-op jobs with the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
    Department News
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    Entrepreneurs Bridge Disciplines, Cultures and Time Zones

    The Manning School of Business’ Global Entrepreneurship Exchange virtual summer workshop drew 530 students from 20 countries, culminating in a 13-team venture pitch competition.
    Department News
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    Manning Graduate Students Take Aim at Glass Ceilings

    Six Manning School of Business graduate students participated in the new 12-week Accelerating Women Leaders Coaching Program hosted by Women Accelerators, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting gender equity and the advancement of women.
    Department News