Course: Business in Central America

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Course: Doing Business in Central America (E-learning, 16 ECTS, English)

Doing Business in Central America

Eleven subjects compose the Course “Doing Business in Central America”:

  1. The Latin American Economic Area. Influence of Christianity on business.
  2. Doing Business in Belize
  3. Doing Business in Costa Rica
  4. Doing Business in El Salvador
  5. Doing Business in Guatemala
  6. Doing Business in Honduras
  7. Doing Business in Nicaragua
  8. Economic Integration in Central America
  9. Doing Business in Panama
  10. Doing Business in the Dominican Republic
  11. Free Trade Agreements related to the Central American Markets

The main objective of the course “International Trade and Business in Central America” (16 ECTS, e-learning) is to provide an overview of the Central American Economy and the business opportunities in order:

  1. To learn to do business in Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and Belize
  2. To know the business opportunities in Central America
  3. To understand how to negotiate in the Central American Markets
  4. To analyse the foreign trade and foreign direct investment flows in Central America
  5. To understand the importance of the Central American Integration System (SICA)
  6. To know the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to Central America
  7. To design a business plan for the Central American Markets

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Course learning materials in English (or Spanish Centroamérica Portuguese French Amerique Centrale). The student has free access to the materials in these languages.

Download the syllabus of the course: “Doing Business in Central America” (PDF)

Course intended for all those wanting to specialise in the Central American Markets.

Sample of the course “Doing Business in Central America”
Central American Economy

Subjects of the Course “Doing Business in the Central America Countries”

  1. Central America and the Latin American Economic Area (4 ECTS) of the Western Christian Civilisation (PDF)
    1. Economy and Foreign Trade of Central America (1 ECTS)
    2. Introduction to Spanish
    3. The main religion in Central America is Christianity (Catholicism and Protestantism)
  2. Doing Business in Belize (0.5 ECTS)
  3. Doing Business in Costa Rica (1 ECTS)
  4. Doing Business in El Salvador (1 ECTS)
  5. Doing Business in Guatemala (2 ECTS)
  6. Doing Business in Honduras (1 ECTS)
  7. Doing Business in Nicaragua (1 ECTS)
  8. Doing Business in Panama (1 ECTS)
  9. Doing Business in the Dominican Republic (1 ECTS)
  10. Economic Integration in Central America (0.8 ECTS)
    1. The Central American Integration System (SICA)
    2. The Central American Common Market (MCCA) - Integrated with the SICA -
    3. The Central American Bank for Economic Integration
  11. Free Trade Agreements related to the Central American Markets
    1. Trade Agreements of the Central American Countries with the United States (CAFTA-DR), Panama, the European Union (association agreement), the Dominican Republic, and Chile
    2. Belize's agreements: The Caribbean Community (1 ECTS), Colombia-CARICOM, Guatemala, the CARIFORUM, and the Caribbean Basin Initiative
    3. Costa Rica's Agreements with Mexico, the CARICOM, Canada, and China
    4. El Salvador's Agreements with Mexico, Colombia, and Taiwan
    5. Guatemala has a Free Trade Agreement with Taiwan
    6. Honduras's Agreements with Canada and Taiwan
    7. Agreements related to the Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) countries with Mexico and Colombia
    8. Nicaragua's Agreements with Mexico and Taiwan
    9. Panama's Agreements with Chile, the United States, Canada, the Andean Community, Singapore, and Taiwan
    10. EFTA-Central America (Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama) Free Trade Agreement
    11. The Association of the Caribbean States (ACS) (1 ECTS)
    12. The Mesoamerica Project (0.1 ECTS)
    13. The Latin American and the Caribbean Economic System (SELA) (0.3 ECTS)
    14. The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) (0.3 ECTS)
  12. Other regional economic institutions and trade agreements in Central America (Summary)
    1. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
    2. The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC)
    3. The Community of Latin American and the Caribbean States (CELAC)
  13. Business Plan for Central America

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  1. Credits of the course “Doing Business in Central America”: 16 ECTS Credits
  2. Total Tuition Fees: 624 Euros
  3. Consult the scholarships for the African Students
  4. Duration: 16 weeks

The course “Doing Business in Central America” is studied...

  1. Masters (e-learning): International Business, America, and Pacific
  2. Doctorate in Business in America

The students who have taken this course (Doing Business in Central America) can validate and register for a Master or Doctorate at EENI.

The course “International Trade and Business in Central America” contains exercises (Business Plan) that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the diploma of the course “Doing Business in Central America” issued by EENI (School of International Business).

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

Area of Knowledge: America - Doing Business

The course “Doing Business in Central America” includes the Market Access Tool
Central American Market Access

Samples of the Course: Business in Central America

Doing Business in Panama

Central American Integration System (SICA)

Costa Rican Economy

Guatemala City Business

Central America-Panama Free Trade Agreement

Central American Common Market

Panama City Business

European Union-Central America Free Trade Agreement

Doing Business in the Dominican Republic

Chile-Central America Free Trade Agreement

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