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  • 27 people pose for a group photo while standing in front of a blue backdrop.

    Business Alumna Earns Top Honor for Entrepreneurship New

    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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    Happy Returns: Business Students Put Tax Lessons to Good Use

    Nine Manning School of Business students are preparing taxes for low-income people as part of a three-credit internship with Community Teamwork, a Lowell-based nonprofit organization that supports the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
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  • Nine students enjoy a nice day outside while working at an orange picnic table in front of a business school.

    Manning School of Business Extends AACSB Accreditation

    The Manning School of Business has maintained its accreditation from AACSB International, the highest level of business school accreditation that an institution can achieve in the United States.
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    Business Alumni Share Secrets of Their UKG Success

    Manning School of Business students learned about career opportunities at UKG, a $4.3 billion workforce management software company with headquarters in Lowell, from alumni John Butler ’85 and Josh Cole ’21.
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  • Dozens of paper cranes hang from a ceiling. There is a UMass Lowell flag hanging on the wall in the background.

    Fork Lift: Business Students Help Local Restaurant

    Manning School of Business students are serving as consultants this semester to Lowell restaurant FORK Included as part of their Internship in Entrepreneurship course.
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    Business Alumni to Students: ‘Just Bring It’

    Manning School of Business alumni Lorna Boucher ’86 and Roma Aurora ’18, ’20 shared career advice with students at a “fireside chat” hosted by the International Business Association and Finance Society student organizations.
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  • Two women talk in front of a window in an office building.

    Mentorship Program Inspires Women to Pursue Investment Management

    The Undergraduate Women’s Investment Network, a mentorship and internship program run by the Boston-based investment management firm Loomis, Sayles & Co., helps female UMass Lowell students interested in business, finance, accounting, mathematics or economics explore career paths and build connections. 
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  • 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.
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  • A woman holds a microphone while standing at a podium and listening to a woman talk

    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.
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  • a group of young people have a meeting around a table covered with papers

    Manning Students Serve as Small Business Consultants in Panama

    Ten Manning School of Business students traveled to Panama this summer to provide consulting services to small business owners in a rural community. The weeklong trip, funded by the Manning School, was run by Global Brigades, a nonprofit health and sustainable development organization.
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  • A woman and four men pose for a group photo in front of a sign at a summer camp

    Happy Campers: UML Alumni Revive Youth Program

    A multigenerational group of UML alumni created the Lowell Youth Leadership Program, a nonprofit that runs a free summer camp for underserved kids designed to help them become self-confident, socially connected community leaders.
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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.
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  • Three women and two men pose for a group photo while standing behind a table

    Accounting Department Opens Its Books for High School Students

    Manning School of Business students, faculty and alumni helped more than 50 local high school students learn about the accounting profession during a recent conference at UML sponsored by the Massachusetts Society of CPAs.
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  • COP27 JRV, Tyler and Arie

    COP27 Empowers Students to Address Climate Change

    Three students and three faculty members traveled to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, for COP27, the United Nations climate summit, where they were the only delegation from a public university in Massachusetts.
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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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    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.