Management

Our program, ranked No. 6 in the U.S. by College Factual, prepares students to move their companies ahead of the competition by successfully mobilizing and coordinating resources, all while keeping a close eye on the bottom line. Rigorous coursework offers an understanding of complex managerial issues and ethical practices.   

   

Faculty

Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

Roberto, Michael

Michael A. Roberto

Professor, Management
Faculty Suite J, Room 134
mroberto@bryant.edu


Energy and engagement are hallmarks of Mike Roberto's teaching style. Roberto has been known to jump, throw chalk, and spark debates as well as use video, case studies, and small group discussion to foster dialogue among students. “I have a lot of enthusiasm and hope it’s contagious in the classroom,” he said. “I want to bring the classroom to life.” He has won a raft of teaching awards at Harvard University, his alma mater and former employer, and is the seven-time winner of Bryant’s Outstanding MBA Teaching Award.

Roberto is an expert in decision-making, leadership, and large-scale organizational failure. He has written more than 30 case studies – used in virtually every U.S. business school – that are published through Harvard. Six are bestsellers, including a case study and interactive simulation of the Columbia space shuttle disaster. He also has sold more than 50,000 audio and video lectures on decision-making and leadership, and published two books, including the business bestseller Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes for An Answer .

A long-time consultant, Roberto brings leadership training to companies that include Target, Apple, Disney, Coca-Cola, Federal Express, and Mars. His sessions, which range from one day to one week, are aimed at both rising and established corporate leaders.

“A good leader in business or the classroom listens to a wide range of people, gathers their ideas, pulls them together, sets the direction, then gets buy-in,” he said. “That’s the heart of it. But easier said than done.”

Strategic Decision-making Processes, Top Management Teams

  • Academy of Management
  • Strategic Management Society
  • 2016, Bryant Outstanding MBA Teaching Award
  • 2016, Bryant University Faculty Service Award
  • 2015, Bronze Award: Corporate Learning Category
  • 2014, Byrant Outstanding MBA Professor Award
  • 2014, Bryant Innovation Award
  • 2013, Since 1863 Faculty Award
  • 2012, Outstanding MBA Professor Award
  • 2011, Bryant Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 2011, Outstanding MBA Professor Award
  • 2011, MITX Interactive Best E-Learning Product Award
  • 2010, Outstanding MBA Professor Award
  • 2009, Faculty Mentor of the Year Award
  • 2009, Outstanding MBA Professor Award
  • 2009, Outstanding MBA Professor Award
  • 2008, Outstanding MBA Professor Award
  • 2008, Outstanding MBA Professor Award
  • 2006, Codie Award for Postsecondary Education Instructional Solution
  • 2004, Top 50 Management Article of the Year
  • 2003, Best Paper Award
  • 2000, Best Doctoral Student Paper Award
  • 1997, Allyn Young Prize for Teaching in Economics
  • 1995, Allyn Young Prize for Teaching in Economics

Los Kamp, M., Roberto, M., Betaspring and the Startup Accelerator Movement, Ivey Business Case Collection.

Los Kamp, M., Roberto, M., Betaspring and the Startup Accelerator Movement - Teaching Note.

Pankratz, D., Roberto, M., Crossing the mental Rubicon: Don’t let decisiveness backfire, Deloitte University Press, 2016.

Ager, D., Roberto, M., Trader Joe's Markets Teaching Note, 2013.

Butler, A., Lacey, H., Luiggi, N., Roberto, M., Innovation Nation: Teaching Middle School Students to be Design Thinkers.

Coakley, L., Roberto, M., Segovis, J., Meeting the challenge of developing innovative problem-solving students using design thinking and organizational behavior concepts, Business Education Innovation Journal, Elm Street Press.

Ketcham, D., Nigro, P., Roberto, M., Do Persistence and Passion Matter: Evidence from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Exam in Business, Journal of Education for Business.

Ketcham, D., Nigro, P., Roberto, M., Student Perceptions and Learning Outcomes: Evidence From the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Test in Business, Journal of the Academy of Business Education.

Los Kamp, M., Roberto, M., Betaspring and the Startup Accelerator Movement, Ivey Business Publishing.

Roberto, M., Anderson, R., Belmont Abbey College, Ivey Publishing.

Roberto, M., Butler, A., Why Design Thinking is Hard on the Brain.

Roberto, M., Segovis, J., Coakley, L., Meeting the Challenge of Developing Innovative Problem-Solving Students Using Design Thinking and OB Concpets, Business Education Innovation Journal.

Roberto, M., New Venture Exercise - Teaching Note, Harvard Business Publishing, 2016.

Roberto, M., New Venture Exercise: The Food Truck Challenge, Harvard Business Publishing, 2016.

Roberto, M., Anderson, R., Belmont Abbey College - Teaching Note, Ivey Publishing, 2016.

Roberto, M., Critical Business Skills: Strategy, The Great Courses, 2015.

Roberto, M., Leading Decision-Making Processes, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2015.

Roberto, M., Organizational Behavior Simulation: Judgment in a Crisis , Harvard Bsuiness Publishing, 2015.

Ager, D., Roberto, M., Trader Joe's Markets, Harvard Business School, 2013.

Roberto, M., Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer, 2nd edition, Pearson, 2013.

Waddell, B., Roberto, M., Yoon, S., Uncovering Hidden Profiles: Advocacy in Team Decision Making, Management Decision, 2013.

Edmondson, A. C., Roberto, M., Everest Leadership Simulation – Version 2.0. , Harvard Business Publishing , 2011.

Guo, G., Jiang, C., Roberto, M., Chang’an and the Chinese Auto Industry, Sage Emerging Markets Case Collection, 2011.

Guo, G., Jiang, C., Roberto, M., Chang’an and the Chinese Auto Industry Teaching Note, Sage Emerging Markets Case Collection, 2011.

Roberto, M., BP and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Ivey Business Case Collection, 2011.

Roberto, M., BP and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Teaching Note, Ivey Business Case Collection, 2011.

Roberto, M., Transformational Leadership. , The Teaching Company (the Great Courses), 2011.