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University of Nebraska–Lincoln


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Brandi McManus

Lecturer of Management
HLH 323
P.O. Box 880491
Lincoln, NE 68588-0491
(402) 472-3915
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Areas of Expertise
  • Strategy
  • Negotiation
  • International Business
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Assistant Professor of Practice, 2019
CliftonStrengths ®
  • Relator
  • Learner
  • Arranger
  • Intellection
  • Strategic

I am an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Management Department of the College of Business and I teach exclusively in the MBA@ Nebraska. In my current role at the University of Nebraska, I engage current and future business leaders in meaningful conversations about strategy, negotiation, and international business. 

I earned my PhD from the University of Oklahoma with a focus in Management and International Business and also hold an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from OU. Before obtaining my PhD, I held multiple executive positions at a Fortune 500 company. My expertise lies in strategy, marketing, sales, and technology in the global environment.

Books and Book Chapters

Shahzad, A.M., Bartkoski, N.N., McManus, B.K. and Sharfman, M. P. (2019). A Researcher’s Guide to Business and Society Archival Datasets, in Abagail McWilliams, Deborah Rupp, Donald S. Siegel, Gunter Stahl, and David Waldman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility: Psychological and Organizational Perspectives. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press


McManus, B. & Sharfman, M. 2017. “The Effect of Framing on Acquisitions.” Paper presented at 2017 Academy of Management Association.

McManus, B. & Shaffer, M. 2017. “Outcomes of International Business Travel.” Paper presented at 2017 Academy of Management Association


Graduate Courses

  • GRBA 808 Introduction to Strategy
  • GRBA 852 International Business
  • MNGT 996 Negotiation

Other Teaching Interests

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Teamwork

Institutional Service

  • Adviser, MBA Race and Case Competition, 2020 to Present
  • Adviser, MBA Big Ten Case Competition, 2020 to Present.