Business in Liberia (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Liberia - Monrovia.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Liberia (West Africa)
  2. Case Study: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
  3. Doing Business in Monrovia
  4. Liberian Economy
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in Liberia:
    1. Road and Coastal Transport
    2. Fisheries
    3. Fruits and Vegetables
  6. International Trade of Liberia
  7. Ports of Liberia. Freeport of Monrovia
  8. Liberian Maritime Programme
  9. Access to the Liberian Market
  10. Business Plan for Liberia

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

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

The Subject “Doing Business in Liberia” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, Global Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Diploma: Business in West Africa

Students, Online Master in International Business

Master and Doctorates in International Business adapted to the Liberian Students.

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

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

Area of Knowledge: Africa

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





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Description of the Subject (Doing Business in Liberia).

Liberia: towards a leading maritime country. A country with a former President with Nobel Peace Prize (Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf).

  1. Borders of the Republic of Liberia: Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Ivory Coast
  2. Capital of Liberia: Monrovia (29% of Liberian population)
  3. Liberian Population: 4 million people
  4. Liberian Area: 111,369 square kilometers
  5. Liberian official language: English
  6. Liberia was founded in 1822 by U.S. African-Americans
  7. Liberian Independence: 1847 (United States)

More information about Liberia (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Main religions in Liberia:

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity (86%)
  3. Islam (12%)

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

Liberian Maritime Programme:
Liberia Maritime Programme

Liberian Economy:

  1. Liberian GDP growth: 8.1%
  2. Agriculture, fisheries, and forestry sector represent 33% of Liberian GDP
  3. Industrial and manufacturing sector: 25% of the GDP
  4. Services sector in Liberia: 44% of the GDP
  5. GDP per capita growth: 4.4%
  6. Inflation in Liberia: 6.6%
  7. Top Liberian sectors are iron ore exports, construction, and services
  8. Top Liberian export products are iron, diamonds, timber, rubber, cocoa, and coffee
  9. Top Liberian export partners are China, the United States, Spain, Thailand, and Ivory Coast
  10. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Liberia: 1.354 billion dollars
  11. Top sector attracting FDI are iron ore, forestry, rubber, and palm oil
  12. Currency: Liberian dollar
  13. Liberia participates in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Common External Tariff (CET)
  14. The Freeport of Monrovia is the largest port in Liberia (West African Ports)
  15. Liberia is the second-largest Ship registry in the World
  16. Liberia is a tax haven

Access to the Dakar-Lagos Corridor

Liberia has preferential markets access to:

  1. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  2. ECOWAS Regional Road Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme
  3. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  4. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA US)
  5. Trade Agreement with India
  6. The European Union:
    1. Generalised System of Preferences
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Liberia (Course Master)

Liberia is a member of:

  1. Mano River Union
  2. African Union (AU)
  3. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  4. African Development Bank
  5. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  6. Africa-South America Summit
  7. Forums: Africa-China Africa-India
  8. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)

Samples - Business in Liberia

Course: ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ, Course)

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Mano River Union (Africa, Master, Doctorate)



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