Course: Business in Central America

EENI- School of International Business

Doing Business in Central America (E-learning Course)

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 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 the region
  3. To understand how to negotiate in the Central American markets
  4. To analyse foreign trade and foreign direct investment flows
  5. To understand the importance of the Central American Integration System (SICA)
  6. To know the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in Central America.
  7. To design a business plan for the Central American markets

Modules of the Course: Doing Business in Central America.

Doing Business in Central America

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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 Central American markets.

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

Course “Doing Business in Central America Countries” - Syllabus:

  1. Central America and the Latin American Economic Area (4 ECTS) of the Western Christian Civilisation
  2. Economy and Foreign Trade of Central America (1 ECTS)
  3. Doing Business in Belize (0.5 ECTS)
  4. Doing Business in Costa Rica (1 ECTS)
  5. Doing Business in El Salvador (1 ECTS)
  6. Doing Business in Guatemala (2 ECTS)
  7. Doing Business in Honduras (1 ECTS)
  8. Doing Business in Nicaragua (1 ECTS)
  9. Central American Integration (0.8 ECTS)
    1. The Central American Integration System (SICA)
    2. The Central American Common Market (MCCA) - Integrated with SICA -
    3. The Central American Bank for Economic Integration
  10. Doing Business in Panama (1 ECTS)
  11. Doing Business in the Dominican Republic (1 ECTS)
  12. Free Trade Agreements related to the markets analysed on the course “Doing Business in the Central America”
    1. Central American countries agreements 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, 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 an FTA 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. EU's Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
    11. EFTA-Central American (Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama) Free Trade Agreement
    12. Association of Caribbean States (ACS) (1 ECTS)
    13. Mesoamerica Project (0.1 ECTS)
    14. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) (0.3 ECTS)
    15. Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) (0.3 ECTS)
  13. Other regional institutions and agreements in Central America (Summary)
    1. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
    2. Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC)
    3. Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)
  14. Introduction to Spanish
  15. 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 scholarships for African students
  4. Duration: 16 weeks

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

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

Students who have taken this course (Doing Business in Central America) can validate and register for this 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 their respective Diploma: “Doing Business in Central America” issued by EENI (School of International Business).

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

Area of Knowledge: America - Doing Business

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

The main religions in Central America: Christianity: Catholicism and Protestantism

EENI - American Students:
EENI American Students

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