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 participated in The Great Courses Professor Chat series. Read the chat to learn more about business strategy, decision-making, and leadership.

Testimonials

"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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54 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) How You Decide & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) How You Decide & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Whether simple or complex, private or public, decisions are an essential part of your life. In this two course set of How You Decide: The Science of Human Decision Making and Art of Critical Decision Making, you will explore how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective decisions and discover tips and techniques to enhance the effectiveness of your own decision making.
  2. (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Set

    (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $764.90 Starting at $764.90 $894.90 $764.90$894.90
    Gain a deeper understanding of business with this set of courses. Start by learning the five fundamentals you need to know to achieve success in business. Then explore tips and tricks to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
  3. (Set) Entrepreneur's Toolkit & Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) Entrepreneur's Toolkit & Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Achieve your entrepreneurial dreams with The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit. Two-thirds of all new businesses fail in their first decade, but this step-by-step guide can help you avoid common pitfalls, fully develop your business plan (your company’s map to a successful venture), and take charge of your life. Use skills from The Art of Critical Decision Making to approach your business decisions with confidence and...
  4. (Set) Law School for Everyone & Critical Business Skills for Success Set

    (Set) Law School for Everyone & Critical Business Skills for Success

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $969.90 Starting at $969.90 $1,144.90 $969.90$1,144.90
    Take your first steps towards higher education at your own pace with this two-course set that gives you the basis for a JD and an MBA. Get a fundamental education in American law—just like a first-year law student with Law School for Everyone. Then, get a well-rounded business education that brings the MBA experience right to you with Critical Business Skills for Success.
  5. (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Understanding Investments Set

    (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Understanding Investments

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $744.90 Starting at $744.90 $879.90 $744.90$879.90
    Forge a link between business success and smart investments in this set of courses. Start by learning the five fundamentals you need to know to achieve success in business. Then explore the fundamentals of investing, and how to employ the right techniques to maximize your investments.
  6. (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Effective Communication Skills Set

    (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Effective Communication Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $744.90 Starting at $744.90 $879.90 $744.90$879.90
    Explore intriguing connections between success at business and communicating effectively in this set of courses. Start by learning the five fundamentals you need to know to achieve success in business. Then learn practical techniques for communicating with your coworkers in any situation.
  7. (Set) Your Best Brain & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) Your Best Brain & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Focus on your mind's amazing abilities with this two-course set. In Your Best Brain, dive into the scientific research that explains why we do what we do. Then, in Art of Critical Decision Making, learn how to overcome your brain's biases to make good decisions.
  8. (Set) How to Build a Thriving Workplace & Transformational Leadership Set on sale

    (Set) How to Build a Thriving Workplace & Transformational Leadership

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $379.00 Starting at $48.90 $454.90 $48.90$454.90
    Take your leadership to the next level with this two-course set. Learn how improving employee well-being can improve your bottom line with How to Build a Thriving Workplace: A Leader’s Guide. Then, Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations is your essential handbook for strategies, concepts, and insights into the dynamics of transformational leadership.
  9. (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Strategic Thinking Skills Set

    (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Strategic Thinking Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $744.90 Starting at $744.90 $879.90 $744.90$879.90
    See how strategic thinking skills lead to better success at business in this set of courses. Start by learning the five fundamentals you need to know to achieve success in business. Next, get a simple and comprehensive guide to the skills, tactics, techniques, tools, case studies, and lessons behind strategic thinking.
  10. (Set) An Introduction to Formal Logic & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) An Introduction to Formal Logic & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Making a good decision is not a chance act—it's a skill, one that can be learned and perfected, especially with the tools you’ll acquire in this two-course set. An Introduction to Formal Logic will teach you how to sharpen your intellectual self-defense against assaults on reason, while The Art of Critical Decision Making will help you approach the critical decisions in your life with a more seasoned, educated...
  11. (Set) Mathematical Decision Making & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) Mathematical Decision Making & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Make decisions confidently with this set. First, learn how you can use a simple spreadsheet program to make better decisions. Then, delve into the psychological issues of decision making.
  12. (Set) Law School for Everyone & Law School for Everyone & Critical Business Skills for Success Set

    (Set) Law School for Everyone & Law School for Everyone & Critical Business Skills for Success

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $869.85 Starting at $869.85 $1,024.85 $869.85$1,024.85
    What are some of the skills and concepts today’s top-performing lawyers and businesspeople need to master in order to succeed in their fields? Explore the answers in this course set that offers an inside look at what today’s MBA and law students are learning. Untangle the complexities of the regulatory process, statutory interpretation, and more in Law School for Everyone: Legislation and Regulation. Discover...
  13. (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Financial Literacy Set

    (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Financial Literacy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $744.90 Starting at $744.90 $879.90 $744.90$879.90
    Gain a deeper understanding of how financial literacy can contribute to success at business in this set of courses. Start by learning the five fundamentals you need to know to achieve success in business. Then, discover how financial literacy can help you uncover the market’s functions, strengths, and its possible weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
  14. (Set) The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal & Art of Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Learn practical business skills that will also serve you well in your personal life with this course set. First, in Professor Seth Freeman's The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal, you'll learn to craft satisfying solutions to conflicts that are respectful and mindful of everyone's interests. Then, in Professor Michael A. Roberto's The Art of Critical Decision Making, examine how individuals, groups, and organizations...