e-Course: Doing Business in Ghana

EENI Business School & HA University


Syllabus of the Online Course (Subject): Foreign Trade and Business in Ghana (West Africa). Accra.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Ghana (West Africa)
    1. History of Ghana
    2. Albert Adu Boahen Kwadwo (Ghanaian Historian)
  2. Regions of Ghana
  3. Doing Business in Accra
  4. Economy of Ghana
  5. Ghanaian Customs:
    1. Importing to Ghana
    2. Exporting from Ghana
  6. Business and Investment Opportunities in Ghana
  7. Case Study:
    1. Business Opportunities in the agriculture sector
    2. Kasapreko Company
  8. Ports of Tema and Takoradi
  9. Access to the Ghanaian Market
  10. Business Plan for Ghana

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

  1. To analyse the Ghanaian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Ghana
  3. To explore Ghanaian trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Ghanaian Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of the Ghanaian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Ghanaian Market
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Doing Business in Ghana” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Masters: Sub-Saharan Africa, Frontier Markets, International Business, Foreign Trade
  2. Doctorates: Business in Africa, Foreign Trade
  3. Bachelor of Science in Inter-African Business
  4. Course: Business in West Africa

Students, Online Master in International Business

Higher Education programs adapted for Ghanaian Students.

Course learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Ghana Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Gana Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Ghana

  1. Credits of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Ghana”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Area of Knowledge: Africa

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Description of the Course / Subject (Doing Business in Ghana).

  1. Official language of the Republic of Ghana: English. 100 local languages
  2. Ghanaian Capital: Accra
  3. Borders of Ghana: Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Togo
  4. Ghanaian Area: 238,535 square kilometres
  5. Population of Ghana: 29 million people
  6. Regions of Ghana: Greater Accra, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Central Region, Eastern Region, Northern Region, Upper East, Upper West, Volta Region, and Western Region
  7. Kofi Annan (former Secretary-General of the United Nations) was born in 1938 in Ghana
  8. James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey was born in Ghana (“If you educate a woman, you educate a whole nation”)

Albert Adu Boahen Kwadwo

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

  1. Accra
  2. Kumasi

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Main religions in Ghana:

  1. Christians (63% of Ghanaian population)
    1. 7 million Protestants
  2. African Traditional Religions
  3. Muslims (20%)

Ghana belongs to the West African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Logistics: Dakar-Lagos Corridor

Online Course: Ports of Ghana

Economy of Ghana:

Ghana: African Frontier Market and the second gold producer in Africa.
Centre for the foreign direct investment (FDI) in West Africa.

  1. Ghana is a Middle-income country (ODA)
  2. African Frontier market
  3. Ghanaian GDP: 103 billion dollars
  4. GDP growth: 4.4% (7.9 in 2012) (estimation for 2015: 8%)
  5. The Service-oriented sector is the most dynamic (50% of GDP)
  6. Ghanaian petroleum sector. Petroleum reserves: 2.0 billion barrels. 22% of the total value of exports
  7. Ghana is the second African gold producer
  8. Ghanaian Industry: 27% of GDP
  9. Vigorous economic growth (6% over the past six years), mainly due to petrol and petroleum production
  10. Agriculture: 20% of GDP. Crop production: 16% of GDP.
  11. Ghanaian Inflation: 9.9%
  12. Free Zones for exports
  13. FDI: 2 billion dollars
  14. Greater Accra region: 15% of Ghana's population
  15. Ashanti region: Cocoa and gold mining industry
  16. Ghanaian currency: Ghana Cedi
  17. Ghana has a universal health system

Exporting from Ghana:
Exporting from Ghana

Ghana has preferential markets access to:

  1. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  2. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  3. Ghana-European Union:
    1. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
    2. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  4. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA US)
  5. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  6. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India

Ghana is a member of:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  2. African Development Bank
  3. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  4. African Union (AU)
  5. Africa-South America Summit
  6. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  7. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
  8. World Bank (WB)
  9. Summit Africa-China and Africa-India

Ghana is an observer country of the International Organization of the Francophonie

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West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ, Course)

Course: ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

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