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.

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"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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