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Robert Barbato

Professor
Department of Management, International Business, and Entrepreneurship
Saunders College of Business

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Robert Barbato

Professor
Department of Management, International Business, and Entrepreneurship
Saunders College of Business

Education

BA, Le Moyne College; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Bio

Bob Barbato is a Professor of Management in the Saunders College of Business. His, primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of business ethics,, entrepreneurship and organizational behavior. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, at RIT, Bob has taught or lectured in Kosovo, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, the Czech Republic,, Hungary, South Korea, Ethiopia and England.


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MGMT-806
1 Credits
During this one-week course, students will understand how to motivate and lead teams as well as how to support the leadership of others. Students will undertake a critical evaluation of the ethical responsibilities of managers and corporations. Each incoming student joins a study group of around four or five students selected for diversity of skills and experience. This course also serves as a general orientation for incoming EMBA students.
MGMT-810
2 Credits
This course focuses on the role of the general manager as a leader in an organization. The course addresses analytical and behavioral strategies and techniques for leadership by examining problem-solving models, personal values, and communications. The emphasis is on the interpersonal skills needs to express different leadership styles and behaviors. Cases, exercises, and class discussions will be used to examine and explore opportunities for managers to become more effective as leaders in modern organizations.
MGMT-775
3 Credits
This course uses cases, readings, and class discussions to apply concepts of ethics to business at the macro level and at the micro level. At the macro level the course examines competing business ideologies exploring the ethical concerns of capitalism as well as the role of business in society. At the micro level the course examines the role of the manager in establishing an ethical climate with an emphasis on the development of ethical leadership in business organizations. The following topics are typically discussed: the stakeholder theory of the firm, corporate governance, marketing and advertising ethics, the rights and responsibilities of employees, product safety, ethical reasoning, business's responsibility to the environment, moving from a culture of compliance to a culture of integrity, and ethical leadership.
MGMT-740
3 Credits
This course examines why people behave as they do in organizations and what managers can do to improve organizational performance by influencing people's behavior. Students will learn a number of frameworks for diagnosing and dealing with managerial challenges dynamics at the individual, group and organizational level. Topics include leadership, motivation, team building, conflict, organizational change, cultures, decision making, and ethical leadership.