Business in Argentina (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Argentina. Buenos Aires.

  1. Introduction to the Argentine Republic (South America)
  2. Argentinian Economy
  3. Economic Profile of Argentinian provinces
  4. International Trade of Argentina
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Argentina
  6. Case Study:
    1. Argentinian Automotive Industry
    2. Biotechnology
    3. Software and information technology services
    4. Creative industries
  7. Doing Business in Buenos Aires
  8. Case Study:
    1. Audiovisual industry in Buenos Aires
    2. Arcor Group
  9. Introduction to Spanish
  10. Access to the Argentinian Market
  11. Business Plan for Argentina

The objectives of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Argentina” are the following:

  1. To analyse Argentinian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Argentina
  3. To explore Argentinian trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Argentinian Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Argentinian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Argentinian Market

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in Argentina” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, America
  2. Doctorates: Business in America, Global Trade
  3. Diploma: Business in South America

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Argentina Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Argentina Study, Master in International Business in French Argentine

Online Student (Master International Business)

Mabel Turk Mabel Turk (EENI Professor) in Argentina.

  1. Credits of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Argentina”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

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Description of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Argentina.

The Argentine Republic (America).

  1. Borders of the Argentine Republic: Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay
  2. Argentinian capital: Buenos Aires
  3. Argentinian official language: Spanish
  4. Argentina has a population of 42 million people
  5. Argentina is the eighth largest country in the World
  6. Currency: Argentinian Peso
  7. Abolition of Slavery in Argentina 1853
  8. African Diaspora in Argentina: 0.1% of Argentinian population
  9. Independence from Spain: 1816, recognised in 1857

Main religion in Argentina: Christianity (Catholicism: 38 million, Maronites: 750,000)

Argentina belongs to Latin American Economic Area of Western-Christian Civilisation

Buenos Aires is one of the largest cities in Latin America.

  1. Including its metropolitan area (Greater Buenos Aires), Buenos Aires has 13 million people, one of the ninth most populated urban conglomerates in the World.
  2. Buenos Aires is the thirteenth urban centre with the largest revenue in USD in the World, ahead of Hong Kong, Miami or São Paulo, and its growth forecasts are excellent
  3. Buenos Aires is home to big Argentina's companies.

The main economic sectors of Buenos Aires are:

  1. Creative industries
  2. Software
  3. Pharmaceutical industry

Argentinian Economy.

Economic recession in 2014

Argentinian Economy (Master, Course)

  1. Argentina is a Frontier Market
  2. The compound annual growth rate was 8%, below China (10.7%) and India (8.4%)
  3. 1,000 foreign corporations are in Argentina, including 50% of Fortune's 100 firms
  4. Argentinian Automotive Industry is a key contributor to the manufacturing production and exports
    1. Automotive sector represented 2.5% of Argentinian GDP (including automotive parts manufacturing), 8.5% of industrial output and 10% of total exports.
    2. Ten car makers in Argentina: Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Iveco, Mercedes-Benz, PSA Peugeot-Citroën, Renault, Scania, Toyota, and Volkswagen
  5. The Argentine Republic counts with an extensive competitive food and beverage industry, with total sales of USD 53 billion (31% of total manufacturing sales production) and exports USD 21 billion (30% of total manufacturing export production)
  6. Software and computer services industry in the Argentine Republic has 40,000 workers in near 1,000 companies that invoice USD 1,600 million and USD 300 million owing to exports
  7. Creative industries are principally concentrated in Buenos Aires (7.5% of the district's Gross domestic product and 8% of total employment).
  8. Other big cities in the Argentine Republic, Cordoba, Mendoza or Rosario, are also developing creative industries sector
  9. Significant cumulation of reserves
  10. A fixed monetary policy
  11. A competitive exchange rate
  12. Argentina has significant natural resources
  13. Argentina is a member of the MERCOSUR

Argentine Emerging Sectors:

  1. Biofuels
  2. Software
  3. TV
  4. New technologies

Foreign Trade of Argentina.

  1. Argentinian exports decreased by 12% (cereals, fuel, energy, industrial manufacturing, slowdown in Brazil) and imports decreased by 11.4%
  2. Services export sector registered a record-high volume of 12 billion dollars (one of the highest levels in Latin America)
  3. The largest Argentinian trading partners are Brazil, China, Chile, the United States, and Germany
  4. Records of foreign direct investment (FDI) in twenty-five years
  5. Argentina gives foreign direct investment attractive profitability in a huge range of sectors. Earnings as percentage of foreign direct investment stock were 10% average
  6. In response to the global financial and economic crisis, foreign direct investment decreased globally, and Argentina has not been a rareness. After achieving the highest foreign direct investment rates in thirty years (23.1%)

MERCOSUR (Master, Doctorate)

Argentina: Economic Organisations and Trade Agreements

Argentina is a member of the MERCOSUR (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay), having access to a widespread market with 295 million people and the chance of exporting to and importing from the MERCOSUR economies without having to pay customs duties.

Since the creation of the MERCOSUR, foreign trade between Argentina and the other members of the MERCOSUR went up by 500%.

  2. MERCOSUR's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  3. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)
  4. Union of South American Nations (UNASUR)
  5. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA)

Argentina has signed the OECD anti-corruption measures

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