EENI Global Business School
Business in South Korea, Seoul

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in South Korea

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Korea
  2. South Korean Economy
  3. Main sectors of the South Korean economy:
    1. Shipbuilding
    2. Semiconductors
    3. Construction
    4. Digital electronics
    5. Cars
  4. International Trade (Import, Export) of Korea
  5. Africa-Korea Partnership
  6. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in South Korea
  7. Doing Business in Seoul
  8. Case Study: Business Opportunities in the provinces of South Korea
  9. Lee Kun-hee - President of Samsung Electronics
  10. Case Study: South Korean Companies
    1. Hynix
    2. Daehwa
    3. Samyang
    4. Daedeok
    5. Samik
    6. Valeo Pyeong Hwa
    7. GM Daewoo
  11. Access to the South Korean Market
  12. Business Plan for South Korea
Transport and Logistics in South Korea
  1. Port of Busan
  2. Access to the:
    1. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea)
    2. Pan-European Corridor II

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Korea” are the following:

  1. To analyse the South Korean Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in South Korea
  3. To explore the South Korean trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the South Korean Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of South Korean businesspeople and companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the South Korean Market

Sample - Doing Business in South Korea
Lee Kun-hee, South Korean Businessman, Won Buddhist (South Korea, Master)

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in South Korea” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Masters: Business in Asia, International Business, Foreign Trade
  2. Doctorates: Asian Business, World Trade
  3. Course: Taoism, Confucianism & Business

Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Korea, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Korean Students

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Corea Study, Master in International Business in French Coree.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in South Korea”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks




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Description (Doing Business in South Korea).

The Republic of Korea: The thirteenth largest economy in the World (by gross domestic product).

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC. Trade and Investment Liberalisation. Bogor Goals

Foreign Trade Facilitation. TFA Agreement. Customs. Payments. Global Supply Chain

South Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Conference (KOAFEC)

The Republic of Korea

  1. South Korean population: 49 million people
  2. Language of South Korea: Korean.
    1. There are about 75 million people in the World who speak Korean
    2. Korean is the 13th most spoken language in the World
  3. Borders of South Korea: Japan, China, Russia, and North Korea
  4. South Korean Capital: Seoul
  5. South Korean Area: 100,210 square kilometres
  6. South Korea is a Presidential Republic
  7. Independence from Japan: 1945
  8. Currency of South Korea: Won
  9. Abolition of Slavery in Korea: 1894

Religion in South Korea.

  1. From the religious point of view, South Korea is more a “Western” than an Asian Country
  2. About 50% of the Koreans have no religious preference
  3. 30% are Christian (18.3% Protestant and 10.9% Catholic)
  4. 23% are Buddhists (10 million)
  5. Other minority religions are Islam, Chondogyo (mixture of Buddhism and Christianity), Taoism, and Confucianism

South Korea belongs to the Buddhist Civilisation / Sinic Civilisation

European Union-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

South Korean Economy.

The Republic of Korea (Asia) successfully transformed itself from a war-torn nation to the thirteenth largest economy in the World, backed by its leading industries and international trade.

South Korea is the fourth largest economy in Asia.

  1. The Republic of Korea has shown excellence in several sectors: shipbuilding, semiconductors, construction, digital electronics, and cars
  2. The nuilders of South Korea also shine in the international scenario, especially in the construction market in Asia and the Middle East
  3. Fourteen firms of South Korea are in the Fortune Magazine's Global 500: Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung, Kookmin Bank LG, Hyundai-Kia Motors, SK, Samsung Life Insurance, Hanwha, POSCO, Korea Electric Power Corporation, KT, SK Networks and S-Oil
  4. The Joint Ventures between Samsung and SONY and LG and Philips are two excellent examples of a productive industrial partnerships in the LCD sector, while the takeover of Daewoo Motors by GM and that of Samsung Motors by Renault stand for success in the automotive industry
  5. South Korea produces over 3.8 million vehicles every year, led by the five car makers of South Korea: Hyundai Motor, GM Daewoo, Renault Samsung Motors, Ssangyong Motor, and Kia Motors
  6. South Korea is home to seven of the top ten shipbuilders in the World, including Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., STX Shipbuilding and Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction
  7. The Republic of Korea (ROK) has built its position as a powerhouse regarding the information technology (IT), backed by its large IT-related production and international trade, world-leading technology development
  8. Samsung Electronics is the largest computer memory chipmaker in the World, and Hynix Semiconductor is No.1 DRAM and No.3 NAND Flash Memory Producer in the World
  9. From air conditioners, microwaves, and computers to liquid crystal display screens, companies in South Korea have captured customers' hearts worldwide with better prices and advanced technology

Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, is the economic, financial, and business centre.

  1. The gross domestic product of Seoul: 193.7 billion dollars
  2. If the metropolitan areas of the city are included, Seoul represents 47.7% of the Korean GDP

Singapore-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

International Trade of Korea.

  1. South Korea is the eleventh largest global trader in the World with imports and exports accounting for 90% of the gross domestic product of South Korea
  2. The Republic of Korea ranked tenth in the World regarding the global export market share based on the cumulative export
  3. South Korea export and import from 220 countries worldwide with the People's Republic of China, Japan, and the United States as its largest trade partners
  4. The main South Korean export markets are the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Japan, the People's Republic of China, Singapore, India, Australia, the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and Saudi Arabia
  5. The Port of Busan is the fifth-largest container port in the World, having handled a throughput of 13,450,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit)

South Korea-Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA)



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