Business in the Gambia (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Gambia (Africa). Banjul.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of the Gambia (West Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Banjul
  3. Gambian Economy
  4. International Trade of the Gambia
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in the Gambia
    1. Air Transport Services
    2. Energy
    3. Agribusiness and fisheries
    4. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
    5. Light Manufacturing
    6. River Transport
    7. Tourism
  6. Case Study: business opportunities in the Gambian agriculture sector
  7. Access to the Gambian Market
  8. Business Plan for the Gambia

The objectives of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of the Gambia” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Gambian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of the Gambia
  3. To explore Gambian trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Gambian Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Gambian Market

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in the Gambia” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Africa, Global Trade
  2. Course: Business in West Africa
  3. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Africa, Muslim Countries

Students, Online Master in International Business

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Gambie Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Gambia Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Gambia

  1. Credits of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Gambia”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Higher Education programs adapted to Gambian Students.

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Example of the Online Subject (Doing Business in the Gambia):
Master Course: Business in the Gambia

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Description of the Online Subject: Doing Business in the Gambia.

  1. Area: 11,365 square kilometres
  2. Gambian population: 1.75 million (40% of the population between 0-14, 40% of the Gambian population is literate)
  3. Borders of Gambia: Senegal
  4. Capital: City of Banjul
  5. Largest Gambian city: Serrekunda
  6. Official language of Gambia: English and different Gambian languages (Mandinka, Wollof, Fula, Jola)
  7. Currency of Gambia: Dalasi
  8. Independence from the United Kingdom: 1965

More information: The Gambia (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Main religions in Gambia:

  1. Islam (90% of Gambian Population)
  2. African Traditional Religions
  3. Christianity (8%)

Gambia belongs to West African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

The Gambian Economy:

The Republic of the Gambia: an agricultural export-oriented country.

  1. A Market-based economy
  2. Continued growth rate of 5-6% in the past six years
  3. Gambian services sector: 58% of the Gambian GDP
  4. Fasting Gambian growing sector: tourism (16% of GDP)
  5. Gambian agricultural sector: 22% of GDP.
    1. 80% of labour force
  6. Vision of the Government: “to become an export-oriented agricultural country.”
  7. Gambian Inflation: 5.7%
  8. Top Gambian export markets: the European Union (EU), China, and India
  9. Top export products: peanuts, fish, cotton, and palm kernels
  10. Top exporter countries to the Gambia: China, Senegal, Brazil, the United Kingdom, India, and Indonesia
  11. FDI stock: 675 million dollars
  12. Main Gambian port: Port of Banjul
  13. Export Promotion and Zone Investor Incentives. Tax Holiday
  14. Mobile operators: Africell, Comium, Gamcel, and Qcel

Logistics in Gambia:

  1. Access to the Port of Dakar
  2. Dakar-Gambia-Lagos Corridor

Customs of the Gambia:
Customs of the Gambia

The Gambia has preferential access:

  1. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  2. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
    1. ECOWAS Regional Road Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. European Union:
    1. Generalised System of Preferences
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou)
  5. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA United States)

West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ, Course)

The Gambia is a member of:

  1. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  2. African Union (AU) - Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  3. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  4. African Development Bank
  5. Africa-South America Summit
  6. Islamic Development Bank
  7. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  8. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  9. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
  10. World Bank (WB)

Course: ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), Master

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