The marketing faculty aim to be a preeminent source of pioneering research about consumers. They study the consumer as their primary unit of analysis, irrespective of the specific methodology of research. Their research examines the nature of consumer needs, motivations, information processing, categorization, decision-making, and consumption, in the context of consumers and organizations (profit and non-profit) as entities that exchange value to inform and improve the well-being of each other and of society.

The marketing faculty publish in top research publications, organize and present at seminars, conferences, and workshops.

Featured Program
MBA Certificate in Consumer Analytics and Insights


Research Center
Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research

  • The Hill
    Add Another Weapon To The Arsenal In Trade Deficit Fight

    An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “When foreign governments shop around for defense contracts, they are not solely motivated by price and quality. In light of the trade balance effects of major acquisitions, such as aircraft or defense products, international customers often require U.S. vendors to purchase goods from them in order to “offset” the trade balance effects large purchases have on their trade flows.”

  • The Street
    Is Best Buy Sleeping With The Enemy With Amazon Partnership?

    While the Best Buy deal makes sense for now, it faces the risk of cannibalized sales and Amazon creating vendor relationships of its own, according to Ronald Goodstein, professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

  • Sri Lanka Guardian
    Global Medical Tourism

    An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “Medical tourism can be traced to 4000 B.C. – when Greek pilgrims would sail abroad to seek the healing power of hot springs and baths. Over the past two decades, the industry encountered dramatic shifts.”

  • TRT world
    Focal Point

    A new student protest movement is aiming to cut gun violence in America, but what chance do they have of triggering real reforms? View a broadcast interview with Marlene Towns, adjunct professor.