Business in Cameroon (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Cameroon. Douala and Yaounde.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Cameroon (Central Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Yaoundé, Douala, Bafoussam, Garoua, Ngaoundéré, Bamenda, and Marua
  3. Cameroonian Economy
  4. International Trade of Cameroon
  5. Port of Douala
  6. Business and Investment Opportunities in Cameroon
    1. Agriculture and agribusiness sector
    2. Housing and construction sector
    3. Business services in Cameroon
    4. Mining sector
    5. Tourism
  7. Cameroon Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA)
  8. Case Study:
    1. Cameroon Telecommunications
    2. How to invest in Cameroon
    3. Cameroon Breweries
    4. Fadil Group
  9. Access to the Cameroonian Market
  10. Business Plan for Cameroon
  11. Introduction to French

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

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

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in Cameroon” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Business in Africa, Global Trade
  2. Course: Business in Central Africa
  3. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Sub-Saharan Africa

E-learning Doctorates and Masters in International Business

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

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

Higher Education programs adapted to Cameroonian Students.

EENI Business School & HA University Professors from Cameroon:

Paterson Ngatchou: EENI Business School & HA University Professor Prosper Kemayou, Chad (Professor, EENI & HA University)

  1. Paterson Ngatchou
  2. Prospero Kemayou

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Description of the Online Subject: Doing Business in Cameroon.

The Republic of Cameroon is situated in Central Africa, sharing borders with Chad, the Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Nigeria.

  1. The Republic of Cameroon has an area of 475,440 square kilometres and a population of 24 million people
  2. Cameroonian Languages: French (80% of Cameroonian population) and English (20%)
  3. Cameroonian Independence: 1960 (France)
  4. Cameroonian Capital: Yaoundé (2.5 million people)
  5. Douala is the largest city: 3 million people, Port of Douala

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

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Main religion in Cameroon.

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity
    1. Catholicism (4 million)
    2. Protestants (3 million, 27% of Cameroonian population)
  3. Islam (mainly in Northern regions)

Cameroon belongs to the Central African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Cameroon International Trade

Cameroonian Economy:

Cameroon: 40% of CEMAC's GDP

  1. Cameroonian economy is based on the primary sector (42% of the gross domestic product)
  2. Main revenue sources of Cameroon: agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry, mining, and industry
  3. Fighting against corruption and poverty is a preference for the Government of the Republic of Cameroon
  4. Cameroonian agriculture is the main sector of the Republic of Cameroon, employs 70% of the workforce and contributes 42% to the gross domestic product formation of Cameroon
  5. Main cash crops:e cocoa, coffee, cotton, bananas, rubber, potato, and pepper
  6. Cameroonian GDP growth: 5%
    - Tertiary sector (47.8% of GDP)
    - Primary sector (22.5%)
    - Secondary sector (29.7%)
  7. Cameroon represents 40% of the CEMAC's GDP and 39% of the total CEMAC's exports
  8. Cameroonian Inflation: 2,3%
  9. Most dynamic economic sectors: trade, construction, agriculture, manufacturing, and extractive industries (petrol and gas)
  10. Cameroonian currency: CFA FRANC
  11. The objective of the National Investment Corporation of Cameroon is to mobilise and focus on national savings

The Republic of Cameroon has four independent ports. The Autonomous Port of Douala represents 95% of Shipping freight and international trade of Cameroon.

The telecommunication's sector develops very quickly in the Republic of Cameroon. The Cameroon Telecommunications is a public company owned 100% by the State of Cameroon. Created in 1998, Cameroon Telecommunications (CAMTEL) is strongly implicated in the development and modernisation of telecommunications markets in Cameroon. CAMTEL just signed an agreement with a Chinese company.

Brasseries du Cameroon (Cameroon breweries) is a food processing company specialising in soft drinks manufacture and distribution. The company is the leading industry in Cameroon. Created in Douala (Cameroon) in 1948, became an affiliated company of the Castel Group in 1990.

Logistics Course: Port of Douala (Cameroon)

Trans-African Roads related to Cameroon:

  1. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
  2. Trans-Sahelian Highway
  3. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor

Cameroon has preferential access to:

  1. Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)
  2. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  3. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  4. Trade Agreements with Egypt, South Africa, Switzerland, China, Russia, India
  5. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou)

Cameroon is a member of:

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  2. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  5. Niger Basin Authority
  6. Islamic Development Bank
  7. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  8. African Union (AU)
  9. Commonwealth (since November 1995)
  10. World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Trade Organisation (WTO)

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Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

Lagos-Mombasa Trans-African Corridor (Course)

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