Finance News

  • A person sitting at a desk exchanges paperwork with a person sitting in a chair in an office.

    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 a baseball hat holds a piece of paper with drawings on it

    Business Alum Swings Big with Benji Ball

    Business alum Benjamin McEvoy ’21 has turned his DifferenceMaker project Benji Ball into a game that’s now being played in nearly 200 school districts in 41 states across the country.
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    Business Students Make Their Best Selling Points

    Ten Manning School of Business students participated in the Northeast Intercollegiate Sales Competition at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
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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.
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    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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  • Two young men sit in orange chairs with a laptop between them on a table

    UML Friendship Leads to New Business Venture

    Manning School of Business alumni Eric Howe ’14, ’17 and Matthew Pehl ’14, ’15, who met at UML orientation in 2010, have launched PierAhead, a software-as-a-service company that helps businesses maximize their advertising budgets on Amazon.
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  • A young woman hands a framed certificate to a man

    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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  • Four students in suits pose for a group photo by a conference sign

    Manning Students Soak Up Real Estate Lessons in Miami

    Four Manning School of Business students attended the recent Commercial Real Estate Finance Council conference in Miami, where they learned about the latest market trends and had the chance to network with over 2,000 industry professionals.
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    Students’ Bright Idea for Solar Investing is a Real DifferenceMaker

    Solar Crowdfund, a platform that would let people invest money to fund large-scale solar projects, won the 10th annual DifferenceMaker Innovation Contest, sponsored by Digital Federal Credit Union and the Manning School of Business.
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  • A basketball player soars through the air while taking a shot over a defender

    From D.C. to UML: Three Siblings Pursue Business Degrees

    Three members of the same extended family in Washington, D.C. — Tyson Minor, Ayinde Hikim and De’Andre Gore — are all pursuing degrees from the Manning School of Business, thanks in no small part to UMass Lowell’s DC-CAP Scholars Program.
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    Great Debate: Business Professors Spar over Cryptocurrency

    Assoc. Prof. of Finance William Johnson debated Prof. Emeritus Jack Wilson on the pros and cons of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology during an event hosted by the Global Entrepreneurship Exchange program and the Jack M. Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship.
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    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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    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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    Finance Students Lay Foundation for Real Estate Careers

    Six Manning School of Business finance students learned about potential commercial real estate career paths through Project Destined, an eight-week virtual internship program designed to boost diversity in the industry.
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  • A woman in a white blouse with blonde hair speaks to students while standing next to a projection screen

    Business Alumna Gets in the Game at Warner Bros.

    Manning School of Business alumna Kellsie Howard ’19, a product manager at Warner Bros. Games, shared career advice with students during a recent campus visit. She also talked about succeeding in the male-dominated gaming industry. 
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    Manning Students Learn How Far Data Can Take Them

    More than two dozen Manning School of Business students presented research and learned about trends in data analytics and data science fields at the sixth annual Analytics Without Borders Conference.
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  • Cars and people in a parking lot in front of a GameStop store

    Taking Stock of the GameStop Saga

    Manning School of Business faculty and finance students discuss the Reddit-inspired GameStop stock market frenzy and how it could change the future of investing.
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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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    Innovation Contest Winners Want to Make Financial Literacy Fun

    Senior business majors Amy Michelin and Craig Williams won the eighth annual Rist DifferenceMaker DCU/Manning School of Business Innovation Contest for their “Financial Freedom Program,” an online platform that presents financial literacy education to high school and college students in a game-like environment.
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  • Barry Goers crosses steps during the American Ninja Warrior competition

    UML Alum Conquers Obstacles in Life After Hockey

    After overcoming health obstacles, former UMass Lowell hockey player and Manning School of Business alum Barry Goers ’10 fulfilled a longtime dream of taking on the “American Ninja Warrior” obstacle course.
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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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    Graduate Students’ Stock Up During Pandemic

    With an incredible one-year return of 24.64%, the Manning School of Business graduate team easily won its first Student Managed Fund challenge, an intercampus investment competition between UMass schools.
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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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  • 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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  • Assoc. Prof. Hieu Phan stands in front of the stock ticker at the business school

    Finance Professor Diagnoses Economic Impact of Coronavirus

    Hieu Phan, an associate professor of finance in the Manning School of Business, says the global financial markets’ reaction to the coronavirus outbreak shows that companies are not prepared to deal with the challenges of pandemics.
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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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  • Manning faculty members at the CIFBA conference

    Finance Faculty Venture to Vietnam to Share Research

    Finance faculty members Steven Freund, Chan-Wung Kim and Hieu Phan joined Manning School of Business Dean Sandra Richtermeyer in Hanoi, Vietnam, for the International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Finance, Banking and Accounting for Sustainable Development.
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  • The Tsewole family pose with Hillary Clinton in the Congo

    For Tsewole Family, All Roads Lead Back to UML

    Manning School of Business students (and siblings) Brit and Easmond Tsewole spent much of their young lives overseas because of their parents’ work for the U.S. State Department. Now, they are settled into the campus where their parents, Ann and Roosevelt Tsewole, met 25 years ago.
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  • Business students pose with their winning certificate at the UMass Club

    Student Investors Stick to Winning Formula

    Relying on a “sound process” of careful research and patience, finance students from the Manning School of Business once again came out on top in the Student Managed Fund challenge, an annual investment competition sponsored by the UMass Foundation.
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  • Ludwig Marek poses with two UML hockey players and four faculty and staff members

    Hockey Alum Looks to Leverage UML Assets

    Former UML hockey player Ludwig Marek ’98, now a managing director at the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, shared career advice with current River Hawk players during a visit to the Manning School of Business.
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  • Manning students pose with Ed Keon at the CQA Institute

    Finance Students Take AIM at Wall Street

    Four Manning School of Business finance students – Bony Ganugapanta, Greg Montemurro, Thavady Pech and Katie Sanchez – took part in the CQA Institute’s two-week Advanced Investment Management course at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
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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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  • Middlesex Community College President James Mabry, left, and UMass Lowell Honors College Dean Jim Canning

    UML and Middlesex Work Together for Transfer Success

    UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College share a common mission: making a world-class education available to all students so that they can achieve their potential. New initiatives are bringing the two schools closer than ever – and creating a model to help all transfer students succeed.
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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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  • Dean Sandra Richtermeyer shakes hands with Tu Tran

    Manning School Welcomes First Fulbright Visiting Scholar

    The Manning School of Business hosted its first Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Tu Tran, associate professor of finance and head of the Department of Finance and Banking at Vietnam National University.