University of Colorado Colorado Springs: College of Business


Carol Finnegan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing, Strategy and International Business

Dwire Hall 222


  • 2002-2007: Michigan State University, PhD; Retailing
  • 1996-1999: Santa Clara University, MBA; Agribusiness Management and Finance
  • 1989-1990: Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski, Diploma; Year Program in Polish Language and Culture
  • 1984-1988: The George Washington University, BA; History, Emphasis: Russian History


  • Retail strategy
  • Marketing strategy
  • International business



Over a ten year period, lived in seven countries and worked in additional four countries on more than a dozen projects. Worked on successful proposal teams that won access to government contracts, totaling in the tens of millions. Within the international development consulting industry, conducted industry and sector analyses, provided private sector clients with business development advice, and public sector clients with research, training, implementation, and policy analyses support. Worked on business development and/or privatization projects in multiple sectors, including agribusiness, retail, transport, ICT, and financial services. Acted as project manager in the field to guarantee quality control, oversee staff and expenses, and ensure fulfillment of team objectives.

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