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  • Four young men and a woman pose for a photo in front of a sign for a conference

    Finance Students Enjoy Whirlwind Trip to Windy City

    Four Manning School of Business students attended the annual Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium Conference in Chicago, where they learned about portfolio management and investment strategies from industry experts and networked with peers from across the country.
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  • A group of men and women pose for a photo while standing on the steps outside of a library

    Accounting Department Celebrates Scholarship Winners

    The Manning School of Business Accounting Department celebrated 11 recent scholarship recipients during a luncheon, where students networked with alumni from the accounting profession.
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  • A woman poses for a photo while holding a coffee mug

    Record MBA Class Includes a Notable Business Alum

    Among the record 479 students to receive MBAs from the Manning School of Business this spring was longtime UMass Lowell philanthropist Brian Rist ’77, who also received an honorary degree at Commencement from his alma mater.
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  • Dozens of students and faculty pose for a photo in a ballroom

    Manning School Inducts Record Beta Gamma Sigma Class

    The Manning School of Business inducted a record 119 undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students into the Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society.
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  • Two students with long dark hair smile while sitting in orange chairs and posing for a photo

    Business Students Help Low-Income Families File Taxes

    Four Manning School of Business students are preparing taxes for low-income families as part of a new internship program with Community Teamwork, a Lowell-based nonprofit organization that supports the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
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  • Accounting adjunct professor Clint Carney

    Pandemic Makes Tax Season Even More Taxing

    Clint Carney ’08, an adjunct accounting professor in the Manning School of Business, says the COVID-19 pandemic has made tax season even more confusing than usual this year.
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  • New business faculty members JM Song, James Zheng and Lei Jia

    What It’s Like for New Faculty During a Pandemic

    As their first semester at UML draws to a close, new Manning School of Business faculty members JM Song, Lei Jia and James Zheng are thankful for the support of their colleagues — and the resiliency of their students.
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, Dean Sandra Richtermeyer, Rob Manning and Kristen Reardon in the Zoom chat

    In a Disrupted World, Manning Says Education is Critical

    Rob Manning ’84, ’11 (H), chair of the UMass Board of Trustees and executive chair of MFS Investment Management, told Manning School of Business students they are well positioned to succeed in a world that is being disrupted by technology during an executive leadership webinar.
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  • Jasmine Varona and Lori Capra standing outside the Pulichino Tong Business Center

    Accounting Student Blazes New Trail to UML

    First-year Manning School of Business student Jasmine Varona is the first student to complete Haverhill High School’s NAF Academy of Finance, a certificate program developed by the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants in partnership with UML to introduce young students to the accounting profession.
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  • Business dean Sandra Richtermeyer speaks in front of Donahue Center logo

    Donahue Center Supports Faculty Research with 3 New Grants

    Five Manning School of Business faculty members and one Ph.D. student received research grants from the Donahue Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility for summer-fall 2020.
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  • Four Manning Consulting Group members sit at a table and meet outside Brew'd Awakening

    Local Businesses Are Hurting. These Students Are Helping.

    UML students from the Manning Consulting Group volunteered their services this summer to help two Lowell businesses, Warp and Weft and Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus, find ways to increase business during the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • Elysé Masandi speaks during the Zoom panel discussion

    Business Students Speak Up on Social, Racial Inequality

    Student leaders from the Manning School of Business hosted “Lifting Our Voices,” a virtual panel discussion on issues impacting social justice and racial equality. The discussion is part of a broader university-wide effort to combat racial injustice.
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  • Business student advisors Anita Chieh, Carol Towle and Eric Maitland

    ‘A Smile and Laugh Can Go a Long Way’

    The Manning School of Business’ undergraduate advisors play an important role in helping first- and second-year students map out their academic paths. During the coronavirus pandemic, the advisors also find themselves helping students cope with issues such as isolation and anxiety.
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  • Ph.D. student Ali Ahmed poses with his research presentation

    Business Students Share Research at Virtual Symposium

    A dozen undergraduate and graduate students from the Manning School of Business took part in the university’s 23rd annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium, which was held virtually this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • Chris Laszlo shakes hands with a student after signing his book

    What Does Quantum Physics Have to Do with Business?

    More than 100 students learned how quantum leadership can create flourishing businesses during author and professor Chris Laszlo’s visit to campus for the Donahue Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility’s Distinguished Speaker Series.
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  • Deans List student Sejal Asija poses with friends

    Manning School Salutes Students’ Strong Starts

    The Manning School of Business recognized first-year students and transfers who made the Dean’s List during the fall semester at a reception at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center.
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  • Award recipients pose with Yash Puri and Sandra Richtermeyer

    Finance Alumni Get a Boost in CFA Pursuit

    Three finance alumni from the Manning School of Business received the first-ever Yash Puri Awards for completing the level 1 exam of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification program.
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  • Students Sam Patel, Caroline Burgess and Shaymus Dunn pose together at the Internal Audit Student Exchange conference

    Students Take Internal Auditing Careers into Account

    Business students learned about career options available to them in internal auditing at a panel discussion and networking event hosted by the Accounting Society that featured members of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
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  • The Manning group inside Salesforce

    San Francisco Treat: Business Students Visit Salesforce

    Ten students from the Manning School of Business participated in the Salesforce TrailheaDX developer conference and career fair in San Francisco, where they also got an inside look at the CRM giant’s new global headquarters.
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  • Students listen to Raj Sisodia's guest lecture

    Can Business Heal the World?

    The Donahue Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility welcomed Raj Sisodia, co-founder of the “Conscious Capitalism” movement, for a Distinguished Speaker Series discussion on how business can become the primary agent for healing communities and the world.
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  • A grad student gets a hug during the ceremony

    Grad Students Honored at Hooding Ceremony

    The Manning School of Business recognized outstanding graduate students at its annual Hooding Ceremony at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, where Ethan Brown ’14 encouraged grads to build a strong alumni network.
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  • Business students pose with two alumnae working at Loomis Sayles

    Future Businesswomen Learn About Finance Careers

    A dozen students from Manning Women in Business visited the Boston investment firm Loomis, Sayles & Co. to learn from and network with finance professionals, including several UML alumni.
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  • Shailey Doherty poses for a photo with her fellow IMA Student Leadership Experience participants

    Finance Student Gets Lesson in Global Leadership

    Manning School of Business senior Shailey Doherty was one of five students from around the world chosen to participate in the Institute of Management Accountants Student Leadership Experience in Orlando, Fla.
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  • Students roast marshmallows for s'mores at the Deans List reception

    Manning School Recognizes Newcomers on Dean’s List

    Manning School of Business freshmen and first-year transfer students who made the Dean’s List in their first semester were recognized by Dean Sandra Richtermeyer at University Crossing.
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  • Dick Grande talks to financial management students in the trading room.

    Business Alum Shares Wealth of Advice with Students

    Richard “Dick” Grande ’72 ’80, managing director and wealth manager at First Republic Investment Management, shared career and financial advice with Manning School of Business students during an Executive-in-Residence visit.
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  • Women's Accounting Leadership Series attendees from UMass Lowell pose for a photo

    Manning School Co-hosts Women’s Accounting Leadership Series

    The Manning School of Business and the Institute of Management Accountants co-hosted the Women’s Accounting Leadership Series, a semiannual event that provides a forum for professionals in accounting and finance to exchange ideas on leadership development and strategies for success.
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  • A student talks to a recruiter at the accounting career fair

    Accounting Students in Demand for Tax Season

    Accounting students from the Manning School of Business met with two dozen firms that were on campus to recruit for co-ops, internships and full-time jobs at the annual Accounting Career Fair.
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  • Accounting Department faculty members at University Crossing

    Accounting Grads Make the Grade on CPA Exam

    Accounting graduates from the Manning School of Business who took the CPA exam for the first time this year had a 59.7 percent pass rate, which ranks eighth out of 33 colleges and universities across the commonwealth.
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  • Sandy Richtermeyer, Chris MacKenzie, Stephanie Tate pose with alumni working at RSM

    RSM Ramps Up Recruiting Efforts at Manning School

    Accounting alum Chris MacKenzie ’84, office managing partner at RSM, Boston, met with Manning School of Business faculty and students to ramp up recruiting efforts at the audit, tax and consulting firm.
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  • Fred Press and Lori Capra unveil a banner announcing the new NAF Academy of Finance at Haverhill High.

    Nudging Students into the Accounting Profession

    Hoping to increase the pool of people who choose accounting as a profession, a trade group is launching an early college academy at Haverhill High School that will enable students to earn up to 12 college credits through UMass Lowell.
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  • Ph.D. grad Lauren Turner is recognized during the ceremony

    Manning School Celebrates Grad Students’ Success

    At its annual Hooding Ceremony, the Manning School of Business celebrated students who earned advanced degrees, including the inaugural graduating class of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program.
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  • Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Julie Chen poses for a photo with graduate student Vignesh Shenbagarajan

    Data Analytics Students Shine at Research Symposium

    Junior business major Tyler Murphy and Master of Science in Engineering Management students Vignesh Shenbagarajan and Preeti Deshpande won for their oral presentations at the 21st annual Student Research & Community Engagement Symposium.
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  • Dean Sandy Richtermeyer presents Jerry Colella with his honorary induction certificate while student officers look on

    Manning School Inducts 45 Students into Beta Gamma Sigma

    Forty-five undergraduate and graduate students from the Manning School of Business, along with three faculty members, were inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society.
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  • Members of the Manning School's Accounting Department pose for a photo

    Accounting Program Earns IMA Endorsement

    The Manning School of Business’ accounting program was endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants IMA, joining Babson College as the only institutions in New England to earn the recognition.
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  • Jen Percival chats with a student in the dean's office

    Business School’s New Associate Dean Takes Interdisciplinary Approach

    One of Jennifer Percival’s first initiatives this year as the new associate dean of the Manning School of Business has been to coordinate a call for mini research grants for interdisciplinary projects between faculty from the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences and the Manning School.
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  • Accounting faculty members pose with ACCA officials

    Manning School Partners with Global Accounting Organization

    The Manning School of Business has received accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which means accounting students now receive exemptions from nine of the ACCA’s 14 qualifying exams.
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  • A Salesforce representative teaches Trailhead

    Career-Minded Students Get Their Hands on Salesforce

    The Manning School of Business joined the Trailhead for Students Program, giving UML students from all disciplines free, hands-on experience with Salesforce customer relationship management software – and a leg up on the job market.
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  • Jenna Tang and Hasan Kartal in the Pulichino Tong Business Center

    Manning School Graduates First Ph.D. Cohort

    The first six graduates of the Manning School of Business’ Ph.D. program are starting their professional careers as tenure-track assistant professors at institutions around the world.
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  • The view of the main staircase from the Pulichino Tong Business Center ground floor

    Pulichino Tong Business Center Nearing Completion

    With construction almost complete on the $47 million Pulichino Tong Business Center, the Manning School of Business will begin to migrate to its new home this spring.
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  • Sandra Richtermeyer listens to Rob Manning

    Richtermeyer Leads Manning School into 'New Era'

    With more than 25 years of higher education experience, Sandra Richtermeyer is ready to lead the Manning School of Business into the future as its new dean.
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  • Cam Zagami chats with the show's host John Cena

    And in this Corner: A Reality TV Star

    Business student by day, professional wrestler by night, Cameron Zagami competes for $250,000 prize on Fox reality TV show “American Grit.”
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  • Oztekin and Chen

    Profs. Oztekin, Karim Recognized for Research Work

    Manning School of Business Profs. Asil Oztekin and Khondkar Karim were recognized for their outstanding contributions at the 2016 Faculty Research and Creative Work Symposium.
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  • Janie Casello Bouges

    6 Taxing Questions for Accounting Prof

    With tax season upon us, Janie Casello Bouges, an associate professor of accounting in the Manning School of Business, shares some words of wisdom on what to keep in mind when filing returns.
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  • Students use Bloomberg terminals in new Finance Lab and Trading Room

    Bloomberg Finance Lab Open for Business

    The Manning School of Business’ new Finance Lab and Trading Room connects students to  Bloomberg’s powerful global network of real-time financial data, news and research tools.
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  • Karim AABR

    Karim Balances the Books

    As the newly appointed editor of a leading international research journal, Accounting Department Chair Khondkar Karim is helping boost the stock of the Manning School of Business.
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    Ethics in the Workplace

    Craig Brown '00 gives his advice on the difference between success and failure in the financial industry. He suggests having strong moral principles, along with professionalism and honesty, to provide a framework for developing technical, leadership and people skills.
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    UMass Lowell Students Rank High in CPA Exam

    UMass Lowell students and alumni ranked at or above the level of private institutions in Massachusetts on the CPA exam, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
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    Manning School Launches Ph.D. Program

    The Manning School of Business new Ph.D. program is off to a strong start, with enrollment exceeding expectations.
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    MSB Alum: Pursue Happiness Over Money

    Fidelity exec Laura Pollard, MSB ’89, advised students to pursue happiness over money, to get professional experience as undergrads and to seek a balance between their professional and personal lives.
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