Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

EENI- School of International Business

Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business (e-learning, 180 ECTS, three years, English)

Introduction to the Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

According to the UNICEF, “The future of mankind is becoming more African”, in 25 years, 25% of the world's population will be African (1 billion Nigerians in 2,100). All the Africans should be able to benefit from this African demographic dividend.

The African political leaders, through the African Union (Agenda 2063: “The Future We Want for Africa”), firmly believe in the creation of a African Common Market, the African Free Trade Area (CFTA) composed of 54 Africans countries (1 billion people, a combined GDP of 1.2 trillion dollars).

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Regional Economic Communities (RECs) are the pillars of the African Common Market.

However, Africa needs significant investments (mainly in infrastructure) and deep reforms (African customs, financial systems, economic governance, etc.) to achieve the African Integration an increase the intra-African trade from the current 10% to 25% (African Union objective).

Worldwide companies and organisations need to be able to hire experts in Africa who can do business in the 54 African countries.

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Why do business in Africa?

Language of the Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

The Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business is in English (or French Licence Africa Portuguese Bachelor's Degree Africa Spanish Licenciatura África), all official languages of the African Union. The student has access to materials in these languages. In the next editions, it will be possible to study in Arabic and Swahili

Beginning of the Bachelor's Degree: 2018 (creation of the U-EENI University in Africa).

Objectives of the Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

The Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive and practical vision of all issues related to inter-African business:

  1. Economic institutions that lead the African economic transformation
  2. African socio-economic transformation
  3. Business opportunities in the fifty-four African markets
  4. Business in five African economic areas: West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa and the Maghreb
  5. African regional integration and Regional Economic Communities
  6. Logistics in Africa
  7. African international relations with the European Union, India, China, the BRICS, the United States, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, the Arab countries... to know how to benefit from trade agreements with these countries
  8. Globalisation and international organisations
  9. Key Concepts of International Trade

The Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business is intended for students who wish to specialise in all aspects of inter-African affairs.

The Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business is conceived taking into account the characteristics of the African Students and also of the African Diaspora. However, it is also open to any non-African student who wants to specialise in business in Africa.

Take advantage of the employment opportunities that the African market offers and participate in its development and the African economic integration.

Our commitment and experience in Africa

We Trust in Africa

For the conception of the Bachelor's degree in inter-African Business, the University has adopted the vision of the African Union “The future we want for Africa”, the experience of the EENI (School of International Business) of more than 15 years in Africa and the opinions of our students from the 54 African countries, African teachers and partners.

Master in International Business (Burkina Faso)

Structure of the Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

The subjects of the Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business ECTS CECT
First year (60 ECTS)
   First semester  
African Institutions (Bachelor's Degree Africa, 1-1)
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1- Globalisation and International Organisations

World Trade Organisation (WTO), World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations...
6
2- African Economic Areas (map)

West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa and the Maghreb.
7
3- Key Concepts of Foreign Trade 2
4- African Civilisation

Economic history of Africa,
Transatlantic Slave Trade, colonisation and independence. African population...
5
5- Institutions Leading the African Transformation (structure)

African Union (UA), New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), Economic Commission for Africa, African Development Bank...
5
6- African Economic Transformation (structure)

African Green Growth Initiative, African Mining Regime, African Industrial Sector, African Industrial Policy, African Agricultural Sector. Investment, transformation and African development.
5
  Second semester  
African Economy (Bachelor's Degree Africa, 1-2)
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7- Techniques of International Trade

Incoterms, Customs and foreign trade. Documentary credit and payment methods.
10
8- African Business and Economy (structure)

State of the African Economy, the African women as one of the pillars of the African Economy, economic governance in Africa, African frontier markets, Africa: the next emerging continent...
5
9- International Transport and Logistics (structure)

International transport chain, maritime transport, air, highway, railway and multimodal, documents, costs and insurance of international transport, export packaging...
5
10- African Transport Corridors. African Ports (structure)

Transport and Logistics in Africa, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa, maritime transport in Africa, African ports, transport corridors in Africa, ICT, Trade and African regional integration, African value chains...
10
Second year (60 ECTS)
  Third semester  
West African Countries (Bachelor's Degree Africa, 2-3)
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11- Western Africa Economic Integration (structure) (integration)

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ), Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (WAEMU), Mano River Union...
4
12- Business in the West African Countries I

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger
13
13- Business in the West African Countries II

Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Nigerian businessmen
8
14- African Regional Organisations and Economic Integration

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA), Southern African Development Community (SADC), East African Community (EAC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Tripartite Agreement
5
Fourth semester
Southern Africa (Bachelor's Degree Africa, 2-4)
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15- Business in Southern Africa (structure) (integration)

South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Swaziland. Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
9
16- Central African Economic Integration. Business in the Central African Countries I (structure) (integration)

CEMAC (Economic Community and monetary of Central Africa), ECCAS (Economic Community of the States of Central Africa). Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo and Gabon.
8
17- Business in the Central African Countries II

The Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Sao Tome
8
18- Eastern Africa Economic Integration (structure) (integration)

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), COMESA, EAC, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, Nile Basin Initiative, Indian Ocean Commission...
2
19- Business in Egypt

 Egyptian economy and foreign trade, Egyptian entrepreneurs
3
Third year (60 ECTS)
 Fifth semester  
East African Countries (Bachelor's Degree Africa, 2-5)
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20- Business in the East African Countries I (structure)

Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mauritius and Kenya
11
21- Business in the East African Countries II

Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and the Seychelles
7
22- Business in the East African Countries III

Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Tanzania
7
23- International Relations of Africa I (structure)

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA, the United States), Sino-African Cooperation (FOCAC), Africa-India Cooperation, Africa-EU Strategic Partnership
5
  Sixth semester  
International Relations of Africa (Bachelor's Degree Africa, 2-6)
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24- International Relations of Africa II

Afro-Arab Cooperation, Africa-Turkey Association, Africa and the BRICS Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)...
5
25- Optional 1: the student must choose one of the following modules

a) African Regional Integration: towards the African Continental Free-Trade Area (CFTA) (structure)

Regional Economic Communities (REC), state of the African regional integration, Action Plan for Boosting Intra-African Trade, African Financial Integration, African values chain, African Continental Free-Trade Area (CFTA)

b) Business in the Maghreb (structure)

Arab Maghreb Union (AMU). Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania. Maghrebian Entrepreneurs

8
26- Optional 2: the student must select 5 ECTS from the list of optional subjects proposed (*) (*) 5
27- Complementary Subjects (**)  
28- Final Work of the Bachelor's Degree 12

(*) Optional Subjects [ECTS] (Download in PDF):

  1. No to corruption [4]
  2. Foreign Trade Documents [1]
  3. Finance of International Trade [4]
  4. International Contracts [2]
  5. International distribution [5]
  6. International promotion [5]
  7. Intercultural Management [3]
  8. International Market Research [2]
  9. Product Policy and International Markets [2]
  10. Export Prices [1]
  11. Segmentation, Brand and Positioning [4]
  12. Ethics and Business [1]
  13. Introduction to Christianity (for Muslim students) [4]
  14. Introduction to Islam (for Christian students) [4]
  15. Sport, cultural, cooperation or student representation [4]
  16. Mentor Students from the Universidad

(**) Complementary subjects (without ECTS): Languages for Business (level 1 and level 2) for:

  1. English speakers students: French
  2. French speakers students: English
  3. Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish students: English or French

EENI's African Students

Clément Lonfo Christelle Yameogo EENI

African Students of the EENI
EENI African Students

Notes:

  1. PDF: Download the syllabus and objectives
  2. ECTS = European Transfer and Accumulation System
  3. CECT = Credit of Capitalisable and Transferable Evaluation (CAMES)


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