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

UMass Lowell business student Kristin Kihara holds a tablet displaying the cover of her magazine Black.
Kristin Kihara '24
Business Administration, Entrepreneurship

Kristin Kihara started her own digital magazine, Black, highlighting creators who “aren’t really seen.”

There’s a big African population here, and I wanted to go somewhere where I’d feel comfortable.
Read More About Kristin Kihara 
Justin Baez Peguero stands in front of framed images of flags from around the world
Justin Baez Peguero '24

Justin Baez Peguero is studying business, working three jobs and serving in student government.

If you work hard and take chances in life, that’s how you get opportunities.
Read More About Justin Baez Peguero 
David Morton speaks at convocation
David Morton '20
Business Administration & Political Science

Whether it’s working to improve campus life as Student Government Association president or responding to an emergency call as a student EMT, David Morton has dedicated himself to making UML a better place.

I never thought I would be this happy at UMass Lowell, but it’s where I belonged.
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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.
Read More About Adam Basma 
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Meaghan O’Brien '21, '22
Business Administration

Once unsure if she would physically be able to get through college, Meaghan O’Brien landed a director position at the Lowell Regional Transit Authority while wrapping up an MBA.

UMass Lowell was probably the best decision I’ve ever made.
Read More About Meaghan O’Brien 
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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