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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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Nicholas Trunfio '23
Business

Nicholas Trunfio immersed himself in history while studying abroad.

One of my hopes is to be a history teacher later on in life.
Read More About Nicholas Trunfio 
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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.
Read More About Robert Leonard 
Victor Souza skydiving with a friend
Victor Souza '21
Accounting

Accounting student Victor Souza knew all about hard work when he arrived at UMass Lowell. His focus was on getting involved during his undergraduate career — while also gaining valuable professional experience through internships.

Graduating college and going out in the real world, ... I’m not going to stress about it. I’m excited. I’m ready to take it on.
Read More About Victor Souza 
Sean Flaherty in cap and gown poses with his family outside of the Tsongas Center after UMass Lowell's 2019 Commencement
Sean Flaherty '19
Finance

After a life-changing health scare, Sean Flaherty recommitted himself to academics. He graduated from the Manning School of Business with a perfect 4.0 GPA and landed his “dream job” at a water sustainability company in New York.

When you literally almost die, you realize some things are more important than others. I knew that if I wanted to have a great life, I have to put work into it.
Read More About Sean Flaherty 
Khairi Sears wearing a lacrosse helmet and gloves shakes hands with another player as two others look on.
Khairi Sears '25
Business

UML men’s lacrosse player Khairi Sears shines on the world stage with Team Jamaica – and on campus.

“I just want to win games out on Cushing Field and make UMass Lowell proud.”
Read More About Khairi Sears 
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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 MBA
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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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