Business in Benin (Course, Master)

EENI Business School & HA University



Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Benin (Africa). Port of Cotonou. Porto Novo.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Benin (West Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Cotonou, Porto-Novo, Abomey-Calavi, Djougou, Kétou, and Parakou
  3. Beninese economy
  4. International Trade of Benin
  5. Port of Cotonou
  6. Business and Investment Opportunities in Benin
    1. Beninese Agriculture sector
    2. Mines and Hydrocarbons
    3. Tourism
    4. Infrastructure
    5. Transport
  7. Access to the Beninese market
  8. Business Plan for Benin

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

  1. To analyse the Beninese economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Benin
  3. To explore Beninese trade relations with the student's country
  4. To develop a business plan for the Beninese market

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

African Student, Master International Business

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

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

Lysiane Gnansounou, Benin (Professor, EENI & HA University) Lysiane Gnansounou, EENI Business School & HA University Beninese professor, academic advisor and recruiter

Area of Knowledge: Africa

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

The Republic of Benin:

  1. Cotonou is the economic capital of Benin
  2. Porto-Novo, the administrative capital, is the second-largest Beninese city (232,000 people)
  3. Borders of Benin: Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo, and Nigeria
  4. Beninese Area: 112,622 square kilometres
  5. Beninese Population: 10.3 million people
  6. Official language: French
  7. Local Beninese languages: Fon, Yoruba, and Nagot

More information about Benin (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Main religions in Benin:

  1. Christianity (Catholicism: 1.7 million).
  2. African Traditional Religions

Benin belongs to West African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Logistics in Benin:

  1. Port of Cotonou
  2. Dakar-Benin-Lagos Corridor

Logistics Course: Port of Cotonou (Benin)

Beninese Economy:

Benin: an economy based on the informal sector

  1. The economy of Benin (Africa) is characterised by a labour market dominated by the informal sector, which involves 95% of the working population and performs a major position in revenue generation
  2. Cotonou is the economic capital of Benin
  3. Porto-Novo, the administrative capital, is the second largest city (232,000 people)
  4. Top Beninese economic sectors are agricultural and cotton production, road infrastructure, port activities, and general construction work
  5. Beninese GDP growth: 5%
  6. Beninese Banking sector: 2.5% growth (driven by international trade with Nigeria)
  7. GDP per capita: 1,700 dollars
  8. Top exports: raw cotton (80%), groundnuts, and palm oil

Beninese Free Trade Agreements:

  1. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  2. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) - US Trade Agreement
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou)
  5. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  6. European Union: Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Benin is a member of:

  1. Niger Basin Authority
  2. Cooperation Forum Sino-African (Benin)
  3. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  4. Africa-India Forum
  5. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  6. African Development Bank
  7. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  8. African Union (AU)
  9. Convention on Combating Corruption
  10. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  11. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  12. Africa (Benin) - BRICS
  13. Islamic Development Bank
  14. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  15. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  16. Africa (Benin) - Asia Strategic Partnership
  17. United Nations

Samples - Business in Benin

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Course: ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

Dakar-Lagos Trans-African Corridor (Course)

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), Master

United States-West African Economic and Monetary Union Agreement (Course Master)



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