Doctorate in Business in Africa

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Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Africa (e-learning, 180 ECTS, English)

The objectives of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Africa (3 years, 180 ECTS Credits, distance learning) are to train the Doctoral students to be able to research on topics related to business in Africa:

  1. The Intra-African Trade
  2. The African Economy
  3. The African Socioeconomic Transformation
  4. Doing business in the African Markets
  5. The African regional integration
  6. The African Civilisation
  7. The African Economic Areas
  8. Logistics in Africa
  9. International relations of the African Continent
  10. Islam and Christianity in Africa

Thus, a Doctoral student can apply creative solutions and take appropriated business decisions related to the African Markets.

Doctorate Business Africa

The Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa is part of the category of the Professional Doctorates in International Business (DIB), which has the dual aim of contributing to the knowledge and practice.

A Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa that fits your schedule and helps you to get a better job.

The languages of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa. All the subjects offered are available in English and French. Approximately 40% of the subjects are also available in Spanish and Portuguese. Thus, the Doctoral student can perform this doctorate entirely in English (or French, Spanish or Portuguese); the student should have a sufficient level to study the subjects in these languages.

English Doctorat Afrique Spanish Doctorado Africa Portuguese Doutoramento Africa.

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Intended for graduates and professionals who wish to continue their professional career in the field of international business with an emphasis on Africa.

Brochure of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa (PDF)

Structure of the Professional Doctorate in International Business specialisation in Africa

The Professional Doctorate programme in International Business Specialisation in Africa has three parts:

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  1. Coursework. Study of the Subjects of the Professional Doctorate
  2. Research Work and Thesis Plan of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa
  3. Thesis and Thesis Defense

Coursework. Study of the Subjects (Training activity): minimum 20 ECTS, maximum 60 ECTS

  1. The Doctoral students receive training in relevant research methods and their subject areas core topics.
  2. Students are required to take a range of courses.

The Doctoral student must perform a training activity (training complement) consisting of some subjects defined according to their previous studies and the selected research area.

  1. The Supervisor of the Doctorate determines the complementary training according to the field of investigation
  2. The Doctoral students can choose the subjects from those offered by EENI with a minimum of 20 ECTS and a maximum of 60 ECTS.

The applicants who have completed the Master in Business in Sub-Saharan Africa of EENI shall be exempt from any complement training, beginning the research phase directly.

Clément Lonfo and Christelle Yameogo EENI

Subjects offered by EENI.

  1. EENI provides a range of subjects related to Africa (more than 150 ECTS credits/75 AC).
  2. The Doctoral student can select the most suitable subjects depending on the thesis.
  3. The minimum ECTS to be selected is 20, and the maximum is 60.
  4. The Doctoral student selects the subjects once formalised the enrolment

To facilitate the selection of the subjects, these are organised into several blocks:

Doctorate Business Africa

Students work within one of the following subject areas

  1. The African Civilisation
  2. The Economic Areas of the African Civilisation
  3. The African Institutions are Leading the Transformation of Africa
  4. The African Economy
  5. Doing Business in Africa
  6. Southern Africa
  7. East Africa
  8. Central Africa
  9. Western Africa
  10. The Maghreb
  11. Transport and Logistics in Africa
  12. Regional Integration in Africa
  13. International Relations of Africa

Please, see below for more information that is detailed about the available subjects.

Director of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Africa: PhD Dr Geneviève Barro KABRE

PhD Genevieve Barro Burkina

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Students Master in International Business (Burkina Faso)

Markets analysed in the Professional Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Africa:
Doctorado Africa

Research Areas of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Africa:

  1. The Doctoral student should select the most appropriate subjects for his thesis
  2. The Doctoral student can use any possible combination of the subjects
  3. Minimum ECTS to be selected is 20, and the maximum is 60.
  4. NOTE: the brackets show ECTS Credits credits

African Free-Trade Area

Economic Areas of the African Civilisation (7 ECTS)

The Economic Areas of the African Civilisation

  1. The West African Economic Area [2] (PDF)
  2. The Central African Economic Area [1] (PDF)
  3. The Southern African Economic Area [1] (PDF)
  4. The East African Economic Area [2] (PDF)
  5. The Maghrebian Economic Area [1] (PDF)
  6. Interactions of the African Civilisation with the other civilisations

African Institutions (5 ECTS)

The African Institutions are leading the transformation of Africa

African Economic Transformation

  1. The African Union (AU) [1]
  2. The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) [0.7]
  3. The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) [1]
  4. The African Development Bank [1.3]
  5. The Agenda 2063 [0.7]

Download the syllabus of the module: “African institutions” (PDF)

African Business (5 ECTS)

The African Business and Economy

African Business Economy

  1. The African Economy [0.6]
  2. The African Women [0.4]
  3. The African Businesswoman [0.8]
  4. The African Business People [2]
  5. Governance in Africa [0.4]
  6. The African Frontier Markets [0.3]
    1. Africa: Next Emerging Continent

Download the syllabus of the module “African Economy” (PDF)

Africa: The Next Emerging Continent

Economic Transformation of Africa (5 ECTS)

The Economic Transformation of Africa

Economic Transformation of Africa

  1. The African agricultural sector [1]
  2. The African Mining Vision [2]
  3. The African Green Economic Growth [0.2]
  4. The African industry. The African industrial policy. [1.5]
  5. The Action Plan for the Accelerated Industrial Development of Africa
  6. The role of investments in the transformation of Africa [0.3]

Download the syllabus of the module “Economic Transformation of Africa” (PDF)

Southern Africa (14 ECTS)

Doing Business in Southern Africa

Doing Business in Southern Africa

Regional Integration in Southern Africa. There are two economic communities in Southern Africa:

  1. The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) [0.6]
  2. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) [1.1]

It must also take into account the COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa), and the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement. All the Southern African Countries belong to the SADC and the tripartite agreement.

Southern Africa Integration

The largest ports in Southern Africa

The Southern African Countries with sea access:

  1. South Africa [3]: The second African Economy. The first African car maker
  2. Namibia [1]: an economy based on the mining and livestock

The Landlocked markets of Southern Africa:

  1. Botswana [1]: diamonds (1/3 of GDP)
  2. Lesotho [0.5]: an African monarchy
  3. Swaziland [0.5]: a small African Kingdom
  4. Zambia [1]: an African Frontier Market
  5. Zimbabwe [1]: vast mineral resources

Download the syllabus of the module: “Southern Africa” (PDF)

East Africa (41 ECTS)

Doing Business in East Africa

DIB East Africa

Regional Economic Integration in East Africa:

  1. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) [2]
  2. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) [0.1]
  3. The East African Community (EAC) [0.5]

Other East African regional institutions.

  1. The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)
  2. The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) [0.1]
  3. The Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)
  4. The Indian Ocean Commission

East African Economic Integration

The East African Countries with sea access:

  1. Djibouti [2]: an economy based on marine transport and telecommunications
  2. Egypt [3]: Control of the Suez Canal
  3. The State of Eritrea [0.5]: an economy based on subsistence agriculture
  4. Kenya [3]: the largest economy in East Africa
  5. Mozambique [2]: one of the poorest countries in the World
  6. Tanzania [2]: an African frontier market
  7. Somalia [0.5]
  8. Sudan [3]: the largest African Country

The Landlocked markets of East Africa:

  1. Burundi [1]: one of the World's poorest countries
  2. Ethiopia [3]: Headquarters of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union (AU)
  3. Malawi [1]: an agricultural country
  4. Rwanda [1]: the most densely populated African Country
  5. South Sudan [0.5]: the newest nation in the World
  6. Uganda [2]: Open to foreign investment

The Island countries of East Africa:

  1. The Comoros [0.5]: 50% of the Comorian live below the international poverty line (USD 1.25/day)
  2. Madagascar [1]: one of the poorest African Countries
  3. Mauritius [2]: one of the largest African financial centres
  4. The Seychelles [2]: the first African Country by Human Development

The largest East African Ports and transport corridors.

Download the syllabus of the module “East Africa” (PDF).

Central Africa (26 ECTS)

Doing Business in Central Africa

Course Business in Central Africa

Regional Economic Integration in Central Africa

  1. The Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) [0.5]
  2. The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) [0.5]

The largest ports in Central Africa

Central Africa Integration

The Central African Countries with sea access:

  1. Angola [3]: an African frontier market
  2. Cameroon [2]: 40% of the GDP of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa
  3. Equatorial Guinea [1]: the richest country per capita in the African Continent
  4. Gabon [1]: a strategic position in the Central African region
  5. Republic of the Congo [1]: a heavily indebted poor country
  6. The Democratic Republic of the Congo [3] - 2025: 99 million of Congolese

The Landlocked markets of Central Africa:

  1. Burundi [1]
  2. The Central African Republic [1]: political crisis
  3. Chad [1]: a new African petroleum exporter
  4. Rwanda [1]

The Island countries of Central Africa:

  1. Sao Tome and Principe [0.5]: A “tourist country.”

Download the syllabus of the module: “Central Africa” (PDF).

West Africa (33 ECTS)

Doing Business in West Africa

DIB West Africa

In West Africa, there are three key economic institutions:

  1. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) [1]
  2. The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) [1]
  3. The West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)

West African Economic Integration

It is also necessary to consider the existence of:

  1. The Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River
  2. The Niger Basin Authority (NBA) [0.1]
  3. The Mano River Union (MRU)
  4. The Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) [0.1]
  5. The G5-Sahel

The West African Countries with sea access:

  1. Benin [2]: the predominance of the Beninese informal sector
  2. Gambia [1]: an export agricultural oriented country
  3. Ghana [2]: an African Frontier Market, the second African gold producer
  4. Guinea [1]: vast reserves of bauxite and iron
  5. Guinea-Bissau [0.5]: one of the ten poorest countries
  6. Ivory Coast [2]: an African Frontier Market. The Headquarters of the African Development Bank
  7. Liberia [1]: A nation with a President with the Nobel Peace Prize (Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf)
  8. Nigeria [3]: the largest African Economy. The Nigerian population in 2100: 1,000 millions of people
  9. Senegal [2]: one of the less corrupt African markets
  10. Sierra Leone [1]: the fastest growth West African market
  11. Togo [1]: phosphates and agriculture. The Port of Lomé.

The Landlocked markets of West Africa:

  1. Burkina Faso [1]: one of the West African Countries that have implemented more reforms
  2. Mali [1]: the third African gold producer, instability in North
  3. Niger [1]: world's largest reserves of uranium

The Island countries of West Africa.

  1. Cape Verde [0.5]: the growing of the Cape Verdean tourism sector

The largest ports in West Africa

  1. Download the syllabus of the module: “West Africa” of the Doctorate (PDF)

The Maghreb (9 ECTS)

Doing Business in the Maghreb

Maghreb Course

  1. The Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) [0.7]
  2. Algeria [1]: an African Frontier Market. 50% of petroleum production in Africa
  3. Morocco [2]: an African Frontier Market. The emergence of the Moroccan Businessman
  4. Tunisia [2]: the first world exporter of dates. Top tourist destination
  5. Mauritania [0.5]: the mining and fishing sector
  6. Libya [0.5]: the largest proven Africa's petroleum reserves

The largest Maghrebian Ports

Download the syllabus of the module “The Maghreb” (PDF)

Transport in Africa (15 ECTS)

Transport and Logistics in Africa

Transport and Logistics in Africa

  1. Introduction to transport in Africa [1]
  2. Infrastructure in Africa [1]
  3. The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) [0.3]
  4. The African Ports. The Maritime transport in Africa [3]
  5. The African transport corridors [3]
  6. Costs of road infrastructure in Africa [0.2]
  7. Transport and regional integration in Africa [0.6]
  8. Information and communication technologies (ICT), trade, and regional integration in Africa [0.4]
  9. The African Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2020 Africa [0.1]
  10. The African Value Chains [0.5]

Download the syllabus of the module “Transport and Logistics in Africa” (PDF)

Regional Integration in Africa (8 ECTS)

Regional Integration in Africa

Regional Integration in Africa

  1. Introduction to regional integration in Africa. Regional Economic Communities [1]
  2. Status of the Regional Integration in Africa [2]
  3. The Intra-African trade [0.5]
  4. ICT and integration in Africa [0.5]
  5. Financial integration [0.5]
  6. Infrastructures [1]
  7. The African Value Chains [0.5]
  8. The Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) [1]
  9. The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement [0.1]
  10. Towards the African Continental Free-Trade Area [0.5]

Download the syllabus of the module “Regional Integration in Africa” (PDF)

International Relations of Africa (8 ECTS)

International Relations of Africa

African International Relations

  1. Africa and the United States (AGOA) [1]
  2. Africa and the People's Republic of China [0.5]
  3. Africa and India [0.5]
  4. The Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
  5. France-Africa relations
  6. The Afro-Arab Cooperation [0.5]
  7. Africa and Turkey [0.1]
  8. Africa and the BRICS [0.3]
  9. Africa and Asia [0.1]
  10. Africa and South Korea [0.1]
  11. Africa and Japan [0.2]
  12. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) [0.5]
  13. Africa and South America [0.5]

Download the syllabus of the module “International Relations of Africa” (PDF)

The African Civilisation.

  1. Introduction to the African Civilisation
  2. History of Africa [4] (PDF)
  3. The Slave Trade
  4. The African Historians [1]
  5. The Human development in Africa
  6. African Population Trends [0.5]
  7. Islam and Christianity in Africa

African business without corruption

African business without corruption

No to Corruption in Business

Business without Corruption

  1. Download the syllabus of the module “No to Corruption” (PDF)

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Duration of the training period: maximum of three calendar years since the formalisation of enrolment up to the deposit of the thesis. If, after the period of three calendar years the Doctoral student has not deposited the thesis, the Direction of the doctorate programme may authorise an extension of up to two years.

Tuition fees (Doctorate Business in Africa): 5,220 Euros (all included)

  1. Scholarships. A 40% reduction for the African students (and the African Diaspora). Fees for the African students: 3,132 Euros
  2. Please request for scholarships for other regions (Europe, the Middle East, Latin America...)

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Samples of the subjects of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Africa

Admission Criteria. To be admitted to the Professional Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Africa, the students must have earned a master's degree or have a minimum of three years of work experience in relevant positions in the field of international business.

The graduate students in the Professional Master in Business in Sub-Saharan Africa of EENI can enrol directly on the Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Africa validating all the subjects already studied on the master.

Diploma.

The students who pass the assessments and thesis will receive the Diploma of Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Africa issued by EENI (School of International Business).

The Diploma of Professional Doctorate is awarded after assessing:

  1. The level of participation of the Doctoral student in the subjects of the Doctoral programme
  2. The research work
  3. The Thesis Defense

Once defended and overcame the thesis, the Doctoral students will receive the diploma.

Our continuous enrollment system allows students enrol at any time and study from anywhere in the world without any displacement.

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

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Knowledge area: Africa.

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Abdoul Karim Ouandaogo (EENI Alumni)
Ouandaogo Abdoul Karim (Student of the Master in International Business University of Ouagadougou & EENI) winner of one WAEMU regional award.

The Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Africa includes

  • The module Market Access Tool:

Market Access

  • Courses of introduction to the major African languages: French, Arabic, Swahili, English, and Portuguese


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