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Business in Burkina Faso, Ouaga

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Burkina Faso (Africa). Ouagadougou (Course, Master).

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Burkina Faso (West Africa): the country of upright men
    1. Joseph Ki-Zerbo: Africa, the cradle of humanity has a history and gave birth to History
  2. Burkinabe economy
  3. Case Study:
    1. International Arts and Crafts Fair (Ouagadougou)
    2. Minata Kone (businesswoman)
  4. International Trade of Burkina Faso
  5. Business Opportunities in Burkina Faso
    1. Agriculture
    2. Mining
    3. Industry
    4. Tourism
    5. Services sector
    6. Real Estate and infrastructures
  6. Doing Business in Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso, Banfora, Dédougou, Tenkodogo, Koudougou, Kaya, Fada N'Gourma, Ouahigouya, Manga, Dori, and Gaoua
  7. Access to the Burkinabe market
  8. Business Plan for Burkina Faso

Transport and Logistics in Burkina Faso

  1. Trans-African Corridors
    1. Trans-Sahelian Highway
    2. Benin-Niger-Burkina Faso-Ivory Coast Railway loop
  2. Nearest ports
    1. Port of Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
    2. Port of Lomé (Togo)
    3. Port of Cotonou (Benin)
    4. Port of Tema (1,000 kilometres).

Trade Agreements and Preferential Access of Burkina Faso

  1. Burkina Faso and the West African Economic Area
  2. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  3. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  4. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  5. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
    1. U.S. Trade Agreement (WAEMU)
  6. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)
  7. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  8. African Growth and Opportunity Act (U.S. AGOA)
  9. Niger Basin Authority
  10. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Burkina Faso” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Burkinabe economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Burkina Faso
  3. To explore the Burkinabe trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Burkinabe Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Burkinabe market

EENI Global Business School & University, Masters

The Subject “Doing Business in Burkina Fasobelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Masters: Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Muslim Countries
  2. Doctorates: African Business, Islamic Business, World Trade
  3. Diploma: Business in West Africa

African Student, Master / Doctorate Business

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Burkina Faso Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Burkina Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Burkina Faso

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Burkina Faso”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Area of Knowledge: Africa

EENI Professors in Burkina Faso:

Salamata Micheline ILBOUDO/DIALLO, Burkina Faso (Professor, EENI Global Business School) Ousséni SO, Burkina Faso (Professor, EENI Global Business School) Emmanuel Nignan, Burkina Faso (Professor, EENI Global Business School)

  1. Geneviève Barro
  2. Ousséni SO
  3. Thierry Somda
  4. Salamata Micheline ILBOUDO/DIALLO
  5. Emmanuel Nignan

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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Burkina Faso

  1. Burkina Faso (West Africa) shares borders with Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Ivory Coast
  2. Area of Burkina Faso: 274,200 square kilometres
  3. Burkinabe Population: 16 million people
    1. Lobi
    2. Bambara
    3. Bobo
    4. Mandinka
    5. Dogon
    6. Mossi
    7. Senufo
    8. Fula
  4. Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries
  5. The official language of Burkina Faso is French
  6. Local languages: Moore, Fulfulde, Dioula
  7. Independence of Burkina Faso: 1960 (from France)
  8. Burkina is a landlocked African Country
  9. Capital of Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou (1.5 million)
  10. The Historian Joseph Ki-Zerbo was born in Burkina Faso

Religions in Burkina Faso:

  1. Islam (65% of the Burkinabe population, 8 million) and Christianity
  2. 30% of the Burkinabe are Christians (with Catholic majorities)
  3. African Traditional Religions

More information about Burkina Faso (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Burkina Faso belongs to the West African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Master of Science in International Business in Burkina Faso

Master of Science in International Business (Burkina Faso)

Economic Profile of Burkina Faso:

Burkina Faso: one of the regional economies that have implemented more reforms.

The Republic of Burkina Faso established the development strategy for the future years to opening to the regional and global markets. Burkina wishes “to become a development centre in West Africa.”

  1. Burkinabe Currency: West African CFA Franc
  2. Agriculture: 90% of the Burkinabe population
  3. Main cash crop in Burkina Faso: cotton
  4. Top Burkinabe exports are cotton and gold (68%)
  5. The main commodities exported by Burkina Faso are cotton, nuts, gold, cattle, goats, sheep, sesame seeds, fruits, and vegetables
  6. Burkinabe GDP growth: 7%
  7. Composition of the Burkinabe GDP: agriculture 35%, industry 23%, services 42%
  8. The main sectors of the Burkinabe economy are agriculture, trade and mining
  9. Inflation in Burkina Faso: 3%
  10. The Regional Trade with other ECOWAS and WAEMU countries is very low, limited to agricultural products
  11. Doing Business Index (WB): 154.
  12. Positive liberalisation of the Burkinabe economy
  13. Burkina is open to the foreign investors
  14. Events:
    1. International Arts and Crafts Fair (SIAO)
    2. Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou

Abdoul Karim Ouandaogo (EENI Alumni)
Ouandaogo Abdoul Karim (Student of the Master in International Business, University of Ouagadougou & EENI) winner of a WAEMU regional award.

Two Burkinabe students receiving the Diploma of Master of Science in International Business with Pedro Nonell (EENI President):
Pedro Nonell, African Students, Master Doctorate

Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Burkinabe Historian, e-Doctorate)

West African Economic Monetary Union (Master)

Global Economic Organisations and Conventions

Burkina Faso is a member of:

  1. New Partnership for Africa (NEPAD)
  2. African Development Bank
  3. G5-Sahel
  4. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  5. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  6. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  7. African Union (AU)
  8. Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  9. Summit Africa-South America
  10. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  11. Islamic Development Bank
  12. Forum on Sino-African Cooperation
  13. Africa (Burkina Faso)-BRICS
  14. Africa (Burkina Faso)-Asia Strategic Partnership
  15. Africa (Burkina Faso)-India
  16. United Nations (UN)
  17. World Bank (WB)
  18. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  19. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

National Trade Office ONAC. One of the main tasks of the ONAC is to promote the international trade between Burkina Faso and the rest of the World.

Group Soyaf (Burkina). Created in 1982 by Mr Salif Yameogo (Managing Director), the Group Soyaf has become one of the biggest holding companies with international standards in West Africa and more specifically in Burkina Faso. In this new millennium, the Group Soyaf drew Burkina Faso several large multinationals whose Telecel International Group in the area of communication and the Framlington Group, a Group of investors.

TELECEL (Burkina). Founded in 1987 by Miko Rwayitaré and owned by 80% to Orascom Telecom (Egypt) since 2000, Telecel International is a multinational Group based in South Africa and Geneva. With its years of experience in Africa, Telecel has developed a single expertise in the study of projects, the establishment and operation of cellular networks in the African continent. In all its activities, Telecel International combines national private investors in the shareholding of its associated companies.

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Trans-Sahelian Highway, Dakar-N’Djamena Corridor



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