This website uses cookies. Learn more via our web privacy policy. For questions, please email
Dr. John Finley - Columbus State University

Columbus State University

headshot of John Finley

John Finley

Department Chair / Associate Professor

Marketing & Management, Department of

Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 352D

Education and Certifications

  • University of Georgia - PhD and MA
  • Georgia State University – Graduate coursework – international business
  • Columbus State University - MBA


John Finley is currently Associate Professor of International Business in the Turner College of Business & Technology at Columbus State University. He teaches international business and management, coordinates student internships and develops and directs several study abroad programs for business students (Brazil and Costa Rica).

Dr. Finley brings a solid blend of professional and academic experience to Columbus State University, especially suited for international business. He has international corporate experience working with TSYS (processor of bankcards) and liaising with MasterCard Europe (frequent international travel- Brussels, London, Lyon-France, Mexico City, Toronto). He has published in the areas of international business-to-business marketing of services, a business system analysis in emerging markets, and several case studies on small business/international franchising. In general, his research interests include international education impacts in business disciplines, strategies for bankcard usage in emerging markets, effects of Bankcard associations (MasterCard/Visa) on credit and debit card processing, corporate rivalries such as Airbus vs. Boeing and effects on international business/law. Dr. Finley is active in several campus-wide international committees and other international initiatives. Dr. Finley is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and has basic conversational ability in Italian and German. 

Academic Areas

  • International Business 

Ask Cody

Ask Cody