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Business in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa (Course, Master).

  1. Introduction to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (East Africa)
  2. Ethiopian Economy
  3. International Trade of Ethiopia
  4. Case Study:
    1. Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi
    2. Mimi Alemayehou
    3. Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation
    4. ZTE Group (China) in Ethiopia
  5. Business Opportunities in Ethiopia:
    1. Coffee
    2. Cotton
    3. Textile
    4. Leather
    5. Horticulture
    6. Mining
    7. Tourism
  6. Doing Business in Addis Ababa, Adama, Mek'ele, Awasa, Dessie, Dire Dawa
  7. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ethiopia
  8. Access to the Ethiopian Market
  9. Business Plan for Ethiopia
Transport and logistics in Ethiopia
  1. Trans-African Corridors
    1. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
    2. N’Djamena-Djibouti Corridor
  2. Nearest Ports
    1. Port of Djibouti: the main foreign trade port of Ethiopia.
      1. Rail transport and Road links
    2. Port of Mombasa
    3. Port Sudan

Ethiopian Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

  1. Ethiopia and the East African Economic Area
  2. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  4.  Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  6.  African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) (preferential access to the United States Market)
  7. Ethiopia and the European Union
    1. Generalised System of Preferences
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Ethiopian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  3. To explore the Ethiopian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Ethiopian Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of Ethiopian businesspeople and companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Ethiopian Market

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The Subject “Doing Business in Ethiopiabelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Africa, International Business
  3. Diploma: Business in East Africa

Online African Students (Masters, Doctorates)

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to the Ethiopia, Master Doctorate Business Ethiopian Students.

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Éthiopie Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Etiopia Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Etiopía

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Ethiopia”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks

Example of the Subject - Doing Business in Ethiopia:
Sheikh Mohammed Al-Amoudi Ethiopian Businessman (Course Master)





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Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Ethiopia.

Mimi Alemayehou Ethiopian Businesswoman (Course Master)

Ethiopia is a Landlocked country.

  1. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is advantageously situated in the Horn of Africa
  2. Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations in the World
  3. The Kingdom of Aksum (Ethiopia and Eritrea) was one of the first Christian countries in the World, having officially adopted Christianity as the state religion in the 4th century
  4. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is one of the largest regional markets in Africa with 105 million people (84% of the population lives in the rural areas)
  5. The main Ethiopian ethnic groups are Oromo and Amhara
  6. Amharic is the official working language
  7. Capital of Ethiopia: Addis Ababa
  8. The largest Ethiopian cities are Addis Ababa, Adama, Mek'ele, Awasa, Dessie and Dire Dawa
  9. The borders of Ethiopia are Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Eritrea, South Sudan, and Sudan
  10. Area of Ethiopia: 1,127,127 square kilometres
  11. Abolition of Slavery in Ethiopia: 1924
  12. History of Ethiopia

More information about Ethiopia (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Religions in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia:

  1. Orthodox Christian (63% of the population)
  2. Sunni Islam (34%)
    1. The Islamic courts have jurisdiction in cases of marriage, divorce, minor guardianship (only if both parties are Muslims)
  3. African Traditional Religions

Ethiopia belongs to the East African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Case Study: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Economy:

Ethiopia: headquarters of the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa. An African frontier market.

  1. Ethiopia is an African frontier market
  2. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is richly gifted with immense human resources, arable land, and natural resources (gold, platinum, marble, tantalite, copper, potash, soda ash, zinc, nickel, iron, and natural gas; much of it yet to be exploited)
  3. Ethiopia is a fast growing market
  4. Ethiopia is one of the Leading African economies
  5. Ethiopian economy remains firmly dependent on agriculture (50% of the gross domestic product)
  6. Coffee exports account for 65% of the foreign exchange earnings of Ethiopia (processed hides and skins are the second)
  7. Ethiopia is the second largest African maize producer
  8. The main economic activities in Addis Ababa are steel products leather products, textiles, cement, tires, blankets, food, and beverages

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ethiopia

  1. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has untapped resources and a friendly foreign direct investment code
  2. The main opportunities for investment are cut flower, garment, and meat processing
  3. The Ethiopian Investment Agency is the governmental body responsible for promoting the foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ethiopia

Logistics Course: Port of Djibouti

COMESA Custom Union

Economic Organisations. Ethiopia is a member of:

  1. African Union
  2. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  3. Nile Basin Initiative
  4. African Development Bank
  5. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  6. Forum Africa (Ethiopia) China
  7. Forum Africa (Ethiopia) India
  8. Africa (Ethiopia) - South America Summit
  9. United Nations (UN)
  10. World Bank (WB)
  11. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  12. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Samples - Business in Ethiopia

Course Master: Business in Ethiopia

Cairo-Gaborone Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Course Master)

N’Djamena-Djibouti Trans-African Highway, Course

The Ethiopian Telecommunications corporation provides a world-class telecommunications services including the basic telephony, mobile and the Internet. The company is the sole telecommunication service provider in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

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