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Dr. Katherine J. Roberto Assistant Professor

Dr. Katherine J. Roberto

"An MBA is almost a requirement to move up to certain levels of management in larger companies today. If you are interested in advancement—or at least removing potential barriers to it—it's an essential component."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Management – The University of Texas at Arlington, 2014
  • M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology – The University of Texas at Arlington, 2006
  • B.A. – Austin College, 2003

Career Highlights:

  • Worked mostly in the field of human resources
  • Published several journal articles in top-tier publications and book chapters relating to diversity in attraction and selection of employees
  • Joined the College of Business at TAMU-CC, 2015

In which online program(s) do you teach?

Master of Business Administration

Which class(es) do you teach online?

MGMT 5330: Leadership and MGMT: 5320: Organizational Behavior and Theory

What's the value of an MBA for today's professionals?

It's almost a requirement to move up to certain levels of management in larger companies today. If you are interested in advancement—or at least removing potential barriers to it—it's an essential component.

What's the best advice you could give your students?

Read directions. Don't assume you know what is being asked of you. In most cases, it is probably exactly what you expect, but the biggest mistakes I see are because something was asked to be done differently than what was presumed.

Why did you start teaching?

I started teaching as part of the requirements of my graduate assistant position in my psychology program. I continued to teach as an adjunct at Tarrant County College while working in the industry, which helped me decide to go back and get my Ph.D.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

“Getting to Yes” by Roger Fisher and William Ury

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