Michael R Czinkota


Associate Professor


MSB Faculty
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Michael Czinkota teaches international business and trade at the Graduate School and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He is also the chaired professor emeritus for internationam marketing at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Fluent in Spanish and German, he has held professorial appointments in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas.

Dr. Czinkota served in the U.S. government during the Reagan and Bush Administrations. In the Bureau of Export Administration he was senior advisor for export controls. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce he was responsible for trade analysis and retaliatory actions. He also was head of the U.S. Delegation to the OECD Industry Committee in Paris.

Dr. Czinkota was a partner in a fur trading firm and in an advertising agency. His academic work has focused on export development strategies and the linkage between terrorism and international business. He has written widely in leading journals on the topic and teaches a graduate seminar on International Terrorism and Marketing. He was named as one of the top three contributors to the international business literature.

Dr. Czinkota has worked with the U.S. Department of State on terrorism preparedness and has testified before Congress on the topic. He is the author of Mastering Global Markets – which reflects the challenges of international management in a world of conflict and uncertainty. He also wrote three leading college texts, International Marketing 10th edition, International Business 8th edition and Fundamentals of International Business 3rd edition.

Dr. Czinkota serves on the Global Advisory Board of the American Marketing Association, the Global Council of the American Management Association, and on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Marketing Science. He is a member of the American Council on Germany. For his work in international business and trade policy, he has been awarded honorary degrees from the Universidad del Pacifico in Peru and the Universidad Pontificia Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic. he was named a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Czinkota serves on several corporate boards and has worked with corporations such as AT&T, IBM, GE, Nestle, and US WEST. He has advised the Executive Office of the President and the U.S. General Accountability Office on trade policy issues. He also serves as advisor to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.

Dr. Czinkota was born and raised in Germany and educated in Austria, Scotland, Spain, and the United States. He studied law and business administration at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg and was awarded a two-year Fulbright Scholarship. He holds an MBA in international business and a Ph.D. in logistics from The Ohio State University.

Visit his blog at http://michaelczinkota.com.


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  • Ph.D. (1979) Ohio State University, Logistics and International Business
  • M.B.A. (1976) Ohio State University, International Business
  • Vordiplom (1974) University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Business Administration and Law


  • French (read)
  • German (speak, read, write)
  • Spanish (speak, read, write)