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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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Gianni Falzone '13
Management, Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship

Coming from a family of small business owners, entrepreneurship is Gianni Falzone's blood. To develop on his Bachelor's degree, he is pursuing a Master of Science in Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship.

I've gone to conferences with students from all over the country and they are all floored by the voice that students here have.
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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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Drew Epperson ’21
Management

Drew Epperson ’21 landed a two-year player development trainee internship with the Kansas City Royals.

It's definitely a dream come true. I’m lucky to be around something I love to do every day.
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Mike Carpenter '97
Accounting

Mike Carpenter ’97 is busier than ever after retiring from a successful network security sales career.

All the planning I did … throughout my career came from my strong accounting background.
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Michael Obal
Marketing

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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Named a Best Online Bachelor's Business

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A Best Online Master's in Business

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    ‘Being There for Each Other Made It Easier’

    Amidst the uncertainty and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, eight first-year business and engineering majors developed a strong bond in the fall of 2020 at UML that carried them through to Commencement and beyond.
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    Joy Tong Women in Business Pays It Forward

    Joy Tong Women in Business members presented Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell with a $2,000 fundraising donation during a dinner celebrating the student organization’s seven years in the Manning School of Business.
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    Business Alumna Earns Top Honor for Entrepreneurship

    Business alumna Kristine Porcaro ’91, co-founder of Lexington Wealth Management, is one of just three people globally to receive a Beta Gamma Sigma 2024 Entrepreneurial Achievement Award. She was recognized by the Manning School of Business at its induction ceremony for the international business honor society.
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