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Professor Michael A. Roberto, D.B.A.

Professor Michael A. Roberto
  • Bryant University
  • Harvard Business School
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Intellectual curiosity and the desire to learn are wonderful gifts.

Dr. Michael A. Roberto teaches leadership, managerial decision making, and business strategy as the Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. He joined the faculty at Bryant University after teaching at Harvard Business School for six years. Previously, Professor Roberto was a Visiting Associate Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business. Professor Roberto earned an M.B.A. with High Distinction and a D.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He brings real-world business skills to the classroom from his years of consulting at and teaching in the leadership development programs of a number of firms, including Apple, Walmart, Morgan Stanley, Coca-Cola, Federal Express, and Johnson & Johnson. Recognized for his research, writing, and teaching, Professor Roberto has earned several coveted teaching awards, including the Outstanding M.B.A. Teaching Award from Bryant University and Harvard University's Allyn A. Young Prize for Teaching in Economics. Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer, his book about cultivating constructive debate to help leaders make better decisions, was named one of the top 10 business books of 2005 by The Globe and Mail. His most recent book is Know What You Don't Know: How Great Leaders Prevent Problems Before They Happen.


"Professor Roberto was an enjoyable instructor to listen to and he had genuine passion for the subject. His historical examples of leaders are insightful and gives the student a memorable tie to the decision making concept being explained."


"Professor Roberto is a very enthusiastic lecturer! He paces and gestures during his lecture and really commands your attention."


"Professor Roberto's course on Critical Decision Making to be one of the best courses I have taken. His thorough knowledge and communication skills are examples of a thoughtful and focused teaching style."

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  1. Critical Business Skills for Success

    Critical Business Skills for Success

    Michael A. Roberto, D.B.A.
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $624.95 $349.95$624.95
    What does it take to succeed in business? Critical Business Skills for Success is a comprehensive guide to the five disciplines—strategy, operations, finance and accounting, organizational behavior, and marketing—that everyone needs to master in today's marketplace. Bringing the MBA experience to you, this authoritative course demystifies the secrets of business and provides insights to help you achieve...
  2. Art of Critical Decision Making Sale

    Art of Critical Decision Making

    Michael A. Roberto, D.B.A.
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $34.95 $69.95 $34.95$69.95
    Making a good decision is a skill—one that can be learned, honed, and perfected. Now, approach the important decisions in your life with a more seasoned, educated eye. The Art of Critical Decision Making explores how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective choices. These 24 fascinating lectures also provide you with the skills and techniques you need to enhance the effectiveness of your own...
  3. Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations Sale

    Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations

    Michael A. Roberto, D.B.A.
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $34.95 $69.95 $34.95$69.95
    Get an essential guide to the dynamics of transformational leadership with Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations. Professor Michael A. Roberto's 24 lectures examine the leadership behaviors essential to creating positive change in teams and organizations. Filled with case studies and lessons from leaders in business and politics, as well as specific skills you can put to...