Business in Rio de Janeiro

EENI- School of International Business

Sub-subject: International Trade and Doing Business in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the State of Rio de Janeiro
  2. The Economy of Rio de Janeiro
  3. The International Trade of Rio de Janeiro
  4. Strategic Sectors in Rio de Janeiro:
    1. Energy
    2. ITC
    3. Creative Industries
    4. Hospitality
    5. Industry
  5. The economic impact of the Olympic and Paralympics Games, Rio 2016
  6. Business Opportunities in Rio: Petrochemical, steel, energy, tourism, logistics, and shipbuilding
  7. Case Study:
    1. Petrobras
    2. Port Maravilha Project
    3. Acu Port Complex
    4. EBX Group
    5. John Robert Marinho
The sub-subject “Doing Business in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)” is studied...
  1. Masters (e-learning): International Business, America, and BRICS Countries
  2. Professional Doctorate Business in America
  3. Courses: Brazil, South America

Languages of study English or Spanish Brasil Portuguese Brasil French Bresil

  1. Credits of the sub-subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Rio de Janeiro”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the Sub-subject: Doing Business in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Doing Business in Rio de Janeiro

Description of the Sub-Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second biggest city in Brazil (6.3 millions of people), and the third largest metropolitan area in South America.

  1. Rio de Janeiro is the fourth richest city in Latin America (behind Mexico City, São Paulo, and Buenos Aires
  2. Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest gross domestic product in Brazil (30th largest in the World)
  3. Rio de Janeiro holds the first position in Latin America in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) (Financial Times)
  4. Rio de Janeiro rates second in Brazil in industrial production and the second financial and service centre
  5. Top sectors of the economy of Rio de Janeiro: processed foods, chemicals, petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, metal products, ships, textiles, clothing, and furniture
  6. The state of Rio de Janeiro is the largest petrol manufacturer in Brazil and one of the largest steel producers
  7. 50% of BOVESPA's market capitalisation is from companies whose headquarters are in Rio de Janeiro
  8. Rio de Janeiro is an important financial and logistics hub in Brazil (five ports and three airports)
  9. The largest entertainment and media companies
  10. The largest international pharmaceutical companies have their Brazilian headquarters in Rio de Janeiro
  11. Rio de Janeiro host some major world events: FIFA World Cup; in 2015, Rio's 450th birthday; in 2016, the Olympic and Para Olympic Games

John Marinho Brazilian Businessman

Rio Porto Maravilla

Acu Port Complex

Petrobras is the leader in the petrol industry in Brazil; they have expanded their operations aiming to be among the top five integrated energy Companies in the World by 2020. The business plan foresees investments in the order of 174 billion dollars. Petrobras is the third biggest energy company in the World.

Rio Janeiro Petrobras



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