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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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Cleidir Mendes poses in his graduation cap and gown
Cleidir Mendes '22
Finance

A series of mentors helped Cleidir Mendes thrive at UML — and land a job at Fidelity Investments.

I’m very thankful that I had so many people who supported and guided me.
Read More About Cleidir Mendes 
Neeti Kothari
Neeti Kothari
Business Analytics

Neeti Kothari left a job at Big Four accounting firm Deloitte in her native India to pursue a Master of Science in business analytics at UMass Lowell. Despite the pandemic, she landed a summer internship at software company PTC in Boston.

(My professor and the dean) have been there since the start of my journey, keeping me motivated.
Read More About Neeti Kothari 
Darlene Steffen talks with students in a classroom.
Darlene Steffen '76 '76
Accounting

University Alumni Award recipient Darlene Steffen ’76 helped endow a scholarship for first-gen business students.

I so appreciate the relationship I’ve built with students. I just wish I could do more.
Read More About Darlene Steffen '76 
Andre Ragel sits in a classroom in the Pulichino Tong Business Center
Andre Ragel '21
Management

Ever since moving to Lowell from the Philippines with his mom as a child, Andre Ragel has embraced a sink-or-swim attitude – one that carried the business administration major through a busy first year on campus.

We moved here to seek better opportunities, and I feel that’s something we have accomplished. I’m definitely in a better place and on the right track.
Read More About Andre Ragel 
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Louis Cirignano '20
Business Administration

A born entrepreneur who was tuning up old lawn mowers and selling them online at the age of 6, Louis Cirignano made the most of his opportunities at UMass Lowell. He’s using his degree in business administration to launch a financial management app that he developed through the DifferenceMaker program.

There are so many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom. You’re really doing yourself an injustice if you turn them down.
Read More About Louis Cirignano 
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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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A Best Online MBA for Veterans
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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.
    Featured Story
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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.
    Department News
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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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