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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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UMass Lowell student Prabakar Adithya speaks with a group of students
Prabakar Adithya '22
Accounting and Finance

Prabakar Adithya’s early interest in finance developed into an appreciation for accounting and its impact on organizations.

Being at UMass Lowell, you meet so many kids who have different perspectives.
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Maddie Gear '24

Maddie Gear’s favorable first impression of UML steered her to a marketing co-op position at CarGurus.

I’m so excited to apply the skills that I’ve learned in my business classes.
Read More About Maddie Gear 
Tunde Kovacs teaches a course in the Pulichino Tong Business Center’s Trading Room
Tunde Kovacs

As assistant professor of finance in the Manning School of Business, Tunde Kovacs strives to help students speak the industry language, something she was brought up on in her native Hungary.

My No. 1 goal with students is to make sure they are able to read the news and understand and critique it, because a lot of things in financial publications don’t actually make sense.
Read More About Tunde Kovacs 
Kelly Dankese outside of iRobot in Bedford, MA
Kelly Dankese '20

As an accounting co-op at iRobot, business administration major Kelly Dankese of Wilmington discovered a symbiotic relationship between what she learned in the classroom and the work she was doing for the Bedford-based tech company.

I didn’t realize how lucky I was to get this co-op at iRobot. They have a lot of women in leadership roles, which was really cool to see. I could tell it was a really good fit for me.
Read More About Kelly Dankese 
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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 
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  • A group of 30 people pose for a photo in a lobby

    Business Students Take Measure of Health Tech Startups

    Forty students from Management Prof. Scott Latham’s Strategic Management classes attended the Barracuda Bowl in Boston, a health tech pitch competition co-hosted by UML’s Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center.
    Department News
  • A young man in glasses puts a box of pasta in a food donation box while two women look on

    Business Students Get in the Giving Spirit

    Manning School of Business students are giving back to the community in several ways this holiday season, including a food drive initiated by first-year student Jayson DeLong.
    Department News
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    New Business Dean Driven to Help Others Succeed

    Bertie Greer, the new Rist Family Endowed Dean of the Manning School of Business, is an expert in global supply chain management who brings a wealth of administrative and industry experience to UML.
    Featured Story
  • A man in glasses and a plaid shirt sits at a desk that has three robotos on it

    Would You Buy Soap from an AI-Powered Robot Dog?

    As people develop a stronger sense of connection to artificial intelligence-powered robots, Mark Yi-Cheon Yim, an associate professor of marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation, is researching whether the robots can influence purchasing decisions.
    Featured Story