Brandi McManus

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

Dr. McManus is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the MBA@ Nebraska.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma with a focus in Management and International Business and also holds an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from OU.

In her current role at the University of Nebraska, she aims to engage future business leaders in meaningful courses about strategy, negotiation, and international business.  

Before obtaining her Ph.D., Dr. McManus held multiple executive positions at a Fortune 500 company. Her 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.