Business in Central Africa (Degree Africa)

EENI- School of International Business

Central African Economic Integration. Doing Business in the Central African Countries I (Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business, e-learning, fourth semester)


Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

Subject - “Central African Economic Integration. Doing Business in the Central African Countries I” (8 ECTS) - Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business (fourth semester)

Course Business in Central Africa

The main objective of the subject “Business in Central Africa” is to offer a global vision of the economy and business opportunities in the Central African Markets

  1. To learn to do business in Cameroon, Gabon, Angola, Congo, the Central African Republic, Burundi...
  2. To understand the importance of the CEMAC (Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa), the CEN-SAD (Community of Sahel-Saharan States) and the ECCAS (Economic Community of the States of Central Africa)
  3. To analyse the business and investment opportunities in Central Africa
  4. To analyse the International Trade of Central Africa
  5. To know the trade agreements in the region
  6. To know the main Businessmen of Central Africa
  7. To know the main ports and Trans-African corridors of Central Africa
  8. To develop a Business Plan for Central Africa

Central African Economic Integration

Syllabus of the Program: Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC).

  1. Introduction to the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)
  2. Organisation chart of the CEMAC
  3. Regional Economic Program
  4. Specialised institutions of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa
  5. Central African Economic Union and Monetary Union
  6. Development Bank of the Central African States (BDEAC)
  7. Economic Commission for cattle raising
  8. International Commission of the Basin Congo-Oubangui-Sangha
  9. Economic outlook by countries: Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Central African Republic and Chad
  10. Customs of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa
  11. Customs Tariff of the member countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa
  12. Customs procedures
  13. Sydonia System

Objectives of the Program “Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)”:

  1. To understand the objectives of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa
  2. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries and the areas of cooperation of the CEMAC
  3. To analyse the Economic Integration process and International Trade between the member countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)
  4. To understand the Economic and Monetary Union of the CEMAC as well as the customs procedures and the Sydonia System
  5. To know the Regional Economic Program of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (creation of an Integrated Economic Area in 2025)
  6. To analyse the role of the institutions related to the CEMAC: BEAC, BDEAC.

Bank of the Central African States (BEAC).

  1. Introduction to the Bank of the States of Central Africa
  2. Monetary Policy of the BEAC
  3. Reform of the CEMAC Payment systems
  4. System of tele-compensation of Central Africa

Syllabus of the Program: Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).

  1. Introduction to the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  2. History and context of the ECCAS
  3. Structure of the Economic Community of Central African States.
  4. Areas of intervention of the Economic Community of Central African States
  5. Specialised agencies
    1. Regional Commission for Fisheries of the Gulf of Guinea
    2. Commission of the Central African Forests
    3. Power Pool of Central Africa
  6. Anti-poaching and illegal ivory trade the Economic Community of Central African States
  7. Development of the Green Economy in Central Africa

Objectives of the Program “Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)”:

  1. To understand the objectives, functions and specialised agencies of the Economic Community of Central African States
  2. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries of the ECCAS and the areas of cooperation
  3. To know the socio-economic context and the challenges of development of the countries of the region of Central Africa
  4. To analyse the Economic Integration process and International Trade between the member countries of the Economic Community of Central African States
  5. To analyse the impact of illegal trade on ivory and the development of the green economy in Central Africa

Syllabus of the Program: Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL).

  1. Introduction to the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)
  2. Agencies of the Economic Community
  3. International Society of electricity of the countries of the Great Lakes: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda
  4. Regional Economic Program 2014-2020
  5. Economic Integration, Investments, International Trade, and Promotion
  6. Private Sector Forum of the Economic Community CEPGL
  7. Northern Corridor

Syllabus of the Program: Angolan Economy and Foreign Trade

  1. Introduction to Angola
  2. Angolan Economy
  3. Isabel dos Santos (the richest African woman)
  4. Angolan private sector
  5. Angolan International Trade
  6. Port of Luanda and Port of Lobito
  7. Business opportunities in Angola
    1. Mineral resources, diamonds anpetroleum
    2. Agriculture
    3. Industries
    4. Transport and Logistics in Angola
    5. Real State
  8. National Agency for Private Investments - ANIP
  9. Invest in Angola
  10. Case Study:
    1. Telecom Angola
    2. Sonangol
    3. Angolan National Diamond Company
  11. Introduction to the Portuguese
  12. Access to the Angolan market
  13. Business Plan for Angola

Objectives of the Program “Doing Business in Angola”:

  1. To learn to do business in Angola
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in Angola
  3. To investigate the trade relations of Angola with the country of the student
  4. To know the trade agreements of Angola
  5. To learn to develop a Business Plan for the Angolan market
  6. To study the profile of Angolan companies

Isabel dos Santos (Angola): the wealthiest African woman

  1. The Angolan Investor and Businesswoman Isabel two Santos
  2. Company Unitel and the financial Group Santoro

Syllabus of the Program: Doing Business in Burundi

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Burundi
  2. Burundian Economy
  3. Burundian International Trade
  4. Business opportunities in Burundi
    1. Tourism
    2. Mining
    3. Agriculture
    4. Industry and manufactures
    5. Transport and infrastructures
    6. Energy
    7. Financial services
    8. Health
    9. ICT
    10. Real estate
  5. Agency of Investments Promotion of Burundi
  6. Invest in Burundi
  7. Case Study: Office of Tea of Burundi
  8. Access to the Burundian market
  9. Business Plan for Burundi

Objectives of the Program “Doing Business in Burundi”:

  1. To learn to do business in Burundi
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in Burundi
  3. To investigate the trade relations of Burundi with the country of the student
  4. To know the trade agreements of Burundi
  5. To learn to develop a Business Plan for the Burundian market

Syllabus of the Program: Doing Business in Cameroon.

  1. Introduction to Cameroon
  2. Cameroonian Economy
  3. Cameroonian International Trade
  4. Port of Douala
  5. Invest in Cameroon
  6. Agency of Investments Promotion of Cameroon
  7. Business opportunities in Cameroon
    1. Agriculture and agri-food sector
    2. Real State
    3. Mining
    4. Tourism
  8. Case Study.
    1. Brasseries of Cameroon
    2. Cameroon Telecommunications
    3. Fadil Group
  9. Access to the Cameroonian market
  10. Business Plan for Cameroon

Objectives of the Program “Doing Business in Cameroon”:

  1. To learn to do business in Cameroon
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in Cameroon
  3. To investigate the trade relations of Cameroon with the country of the student
  4. To know the trade agreements of Cameroon
  5. To learn to develop a Business Plan for the Cameroonian market

Syllabus of the Program: Doing Business in the Republic of the Congo.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of the Congo
  2. Congolese Economy
  3. Congolese International Trade
  4. Congolese Customs
  5. Port of Pointe-Noire
  6. Case Study:
    1. Congolese terminal
    2. Oil Industry
  7. Business opportunities in Congo
    1. Agri-food Industry
    2. Public works
    3. Real estate
    4. Tourism
    5. Telecommunications
  8. Access to the Congolese market
  9. Business Plan for the Republic of the Congo

Objectives of the Program “Doing Business in the Republic of the Congo”:

  1. To learn to do business in the Republic of the Congo
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Republic of the Congo
  3. To know the trade agreements of the Republic of the Congo
  4. To investigate the trade relations of the Republic of the Congo with the country of the student
  5. To learn to develop a Business Plan for the Congolese market

Syllabus of the Program: Doing Business in Gabon

  1. Introduction to Gabon
  2. Gabonese Economy
  3. Gabonese Industry
  4. “Green Gabon” (agriculture and wood industry)
  5. Tertiary sector in Gabon: Transport, telecommunications...
  6. Gabonese International Trade
  7. Ports of Libreville and Port Gentil
  8. Invest in Gabon
  9. Business opportunities:
    1. Telecommunications
    2. Public Works
    3. Natural Resources
    4. Wood
    5. Tourism...
  10. Case Study:
    1. Zain in Gabon
    2. SIGALLI
    3. Komo company
  11. Access to the Gabonese market
  12. Business Plan for Gabon

Objectives of the Program “Doing Business in Gabon”:

  1. To learn to do business in Gabon
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in Gabon
  3. To investigate the trade relations of the Gabon with the country of the student
  4. To know the trade agreements of the Gabon
  5. To learn to develop a Business Plan for the Gabonese market

We Trust in Africa

  1. ECTS = European Transfer and Accumulation System
  2. CECT = Credit of Capitalisable and Transferable Evaluation (CAMES)

Samples: the Central African Economic Integration and Business in the Central African Countries I (Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business, e-learning, fourth semester)

Isabel dos Santos (Angola)

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Doing Business in Burundi

Bank of Central African States

Doing Business in Cameroon

Doing Business in Chad

Doing Business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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