Master in Business in the BRICS-MNS Countries

EENI- School of International Business

Professional Master's Program in Business in the BRICS Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), Mexico, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia (e-learning, English, 60 / 120 ECTS)

The Professional Master's Program in Business in the BRICS-MNS Countries (English, e-learning) is designed to offer a global and practical vision on the BRICS Markets (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), furthermore to three strategic emerging markets (Mexico, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia). These countries account for almost half of the world's population and nearly one-third of the global GDP.

A Professional Master Program in Business in the BRICS-MNS Countries that fits your schedule and helps you to get a better job.

The language of the Professional Master in Business in the BRICS-MNS Countries: English. Also, available in French Master BRICS Portuguese Master BRICS Spanish Master BRICS. All languages are accessible to all the students.

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Modules of the Professional Master in Business in the BRICS-MNS Countries

Master in Business BRICS Countries

The Master in Business in the BRICS-MNS Countries consists of ten modules:

  1. BRICS Countries (1 ECTS)
  2. Doing Business in India (26 ECTS)
    1. Hindu Economic Area
    2. Nepal, Bhutan, and Mauritius
  3. Doing Business in China (22 ECTS)
    1. Hong Kong
    2. Sinic-Buddhist Economic Area
  4. Doing Business in Russia (11 ECTS)
    1. Orthodox Economic Area
    2. Belarus
  5. Doing Business in South Africa (8 ECTS)
    1. Southern African Economic Area
  6. Doing Business in Nigeria (12 ECTS)
    1. West African Economic Area
  7. Doing Business in Brazil (17 ECTS)
    1. Latin American economic area
  8. Doing Business in Mexico (7 ECTS)
  9. Doing Business in Saudi Arabia (6 ECTS)
    1. Arab Economic Area
  10. Thesis of the Master BRICS (10 ECTS)

ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

Distribution of the master's degree by semesters and subjects:

M1 (1st semester) ECTS
1. BRICS Countries 1
2. Doing Business in India 1 13
3. Doing Business in India 2 13
4. Doing Business in China 1 3
M1 (2nd semester)  
5. Doing Business in China 2   10
6. Doing Business in China 3 9
7. Doing Business in Russia 11
M2 (1st semester)  
8. Doing Business in South Africa 8
9. Doing Business in Nigeria 12
10. Doing Business in Brazil 1 10
M2 (2nd semester)  
11. Doing Business in Brazil 2 7
12. Doing Business in Mexico 7
13. Doing Business in Saudi Arabia 6
Thesis of the Master 10

Aimed at anyone with experience in the International Business that wants to specialise or to recycle in all the aspects related to the foreign trade and business in the BRICS-MNS Countries. Recommended knowledge of foreign trade and international marketing.

The Master focuses on analysing for each of these seven countries:

  1. Country information: how to do business, foreign trade, foreign direct investment (FDI), logistics, customs, Free Trade Agreements, economic organisations
  2. Economic Area. Each of these markets is also the economic and political leader of his economic area:
    1. Brazil (BRICS), along with Mexico, are the largest Latin American economies and the Central States of the Latin American economic area of the Western Civilisation
    2. Russia (BRICS) is the largest economy of the Orthodox Economic Area and the Central State of the Orthodox Civilisation
    3. India (BRICS) is the largest economy of the Hindu economic area and the Central State of the Hindu Civilisation
    4. China (BRICS) belongs to Sinic-Buddhist Economic Area and is the Central State of the Sinic Civilisation
    5. South Africa (BRICS) is the second African Economy and the largest economy in the Southern African Economic Area (the African Civilisation)
    6. Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa and the West African Economic Area (the African Civilisation)
    7. Saudi Arabia is one of the possible central states of the Islamic Civilisation and the economic leader of the Arab economic space

For each of these economic areas, will be analysed the features of each one of the countries of this economic space:

  1. Economic and political influence of the BRICS-MNS in relation to the rest of countries on their economic area
  2. Key economic organisations and integration agreements

Justification of the inclusion in the Master of Nigeria, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia.

BRICS-MNS Countries:

  1. Almost half of the world population (3,358,000 million of people)
  2. Almost a third of the global GDP (18,053,954 million dollars)
  3. They belong to six different civilisations (Hindu, Sinic, Western, Orthodox, African, and Islamic)
  4. They belong to seven economic areas (Hindu, Sinic - Buddhist, Orthodox, Southern Africa, West Africa, Latin American, and Arabic)
  5. Seven different religions (Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Orthodoxy, Christianity, and Islam)
  6. Seven “linguas francas” (Hindi, English, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Arabic)

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Modules and subjects of the Master in Business in the BRICS Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), Mexico, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia:

Africa-BRICS Foreign Trade

Module one- BRICS Countries

  1. Introduction to the BRICS Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa)
  2. BRICS Summit. Sixth Summit: Declaration of Fortaleza
  3. Main areas of cooperation between the BRICS Countries: the intra-BRICS trade, economic and financial cooperation
  4. BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues (CGETI)
  5. Trade Relations between the BRICS Countries
  6. New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS
  7. BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA)
  8. BRICS Business Forum
  9. Other areas of the BRICS cooperation: agriculture, science and technology, culture, research, Internet and security, social welfare, intellectual property, health, and tourism
  10. International Relations of the BRICS Countries
  11. Africa-BRICS Cooperation

Module two- India

Business in India

Doing Business in India

  1. The Republic of India
  2. Indian Economy
  3. Investment (FDI) in India
  4. Indian business people: Senapathy Gopalakrishnan, Hinduja, Birla, Kiran Mazumdar, Shri Mukesh D. Ambani, Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Wadia, Godrej, TATA, Sahu Jain, Gautam Adani, Bhavarlal Hiralal Jain, Ajit Gulabchand, Azim Premji, and Yusuf Hamied
  5. Economic Profile of the Indian states
  6. Andhra Pradesh
  7. Gujarat
  8. Haryana
  9. Karnataka
  10. Kerala
  11. Maharashtra
  12. New Delhi
  13. Tamil Nadu
  14. Introduction to Hindi

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India's Free Trade Agreements: Chile, the MERCOSUR, the Andean Community, the European Union, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Mauritius, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.

India's Trade Agreements:

  1. Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC)
  2. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  3. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  4. Asian Clearing Union (ACU)
  5. India-Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU)
  6. India-ASEAN
  7. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  8. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)
  9. Africa-BRICS Countries
  10. Africa-India Forum

Hindu Economic Area

  1. Indian religions (Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Jainism, and Sikhism) and the economic area of the Hindu Civilisation
  2. India as the Central State of the Hindu Civilisation
  3. Economic Integration of the Hindu Civilisation
  4. Economic relations of the Hindu Civilisation with the other civilisations
  5. Countries of the influence of the Hindu Civilisation:
    1. Nepal: strong economic relations with India
    2. Mauritius: the Indian gateway to Africa
    3. Bhutan
  6. Diaspora of the Hindu Civilisation

Download: Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation (PDF)

Module 3- China

Business in China

Doing Business in China

  1. Economic Profile of the Chinese provinces
  2. Chinese economy
  3. Investment (FDI) in China
  4. Chinese customs
  5. Chinese ports
  6. Negotiation in China
  7. Chinese enterprises and entrepreneurs: Chint, Huawei, Haier - Zhang Ruimin, Galanz, COSCO
  8. Beijing
  9. Greater Pearl River Delta
  10. Guangzhou
  11. Shanghai
  12. Hong Kong

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China's Free Trade Agreements (FTA): Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, the ASEAN Plus Three, Pakistan, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, and the Eurasian Economic Union.

China's Regional Agreements:

  1. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  2. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  3. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  4. Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC)
  5. Greater Mekong Subregion

China's International Economic Relations: the Andean Community, the European Union, Africa-China

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Economic Area of the Sinic Civilisation

  1. Chinese religions (Confucianism and Taoism) and its influence on business
  2. Countries of the influence of the Sinic Civilisation

Economic Area of the Buddhist Civilisation

  1. China and the Buddhist Economic Area
  2. Buddhism and its influence on business in the Buddhist Economic Area

Download the syllabus of the module: “Buddhist Economic Area” (PDF)

Module 4- Russia

Business in Russia

Doing Business in Russia

  1. Russian Federation
  2. Russian Economy
  3. Russian business people and companies: Vladimir Potanin, Elena Baturina, Alexander Lebedev, Gazprom, Rosneft, TNK-BP, Lukoil, Surgutneftegas
  4. Russian Ports
  5. Investment (FDI) in Russia
  6. Russian payment system

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Russia's Free Trade Agreements: Armenia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Moldova, Ukraine, and New Zealand. FTA between Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.

Market Access and Economic Organisations:

  1. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  2. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  3. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)
  4. Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)
  5. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  6. European Union-Russia
  7. Andean Community-Russia
  8. Africa-BRICS Countries
  9. Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
  10. Customs Union Russia-Vietnam
  11. ASEAN-Russia
  12. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  13. Council of the Baltic Sea States

Orthodox Economic Area

  1. Introduction to the economic area of the Orthodox Civilisation
    1. Influence of Orthodoxy
    2. Economic Profile of the Orthodox Countries
  2. Russia as the Central State of the Orthodox Civilisation
  3. Belarus (State of the Union with Russia)
  4. Economic Integration of the Orthodox Civilisation
  5. Interactions of the Orthodox Civilisation with the other civilisations
  6. Economic Organisations related to the Orthodox Civilisation

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Module 5- South Africa.

Business in South Africa

  1. South African Economy
  2. Economic Profile of the Provinces of South Africa
  3. South African Business people: Patrice Motsepe, Cyril Ramaphosa, Cheryl Carolus, Bridgette Radebe, Rapelang Rabana, Wendy Appelbaum, and Irene Charnley
  4. South African Foreign Trade
  5. South African Ports
  6. Economic relations with Africa, Asia, Europe, and America
  7. Business and Investment Opportunities in South Africa
  8. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (former President of the African Union)

South Africa's Trade Agreements

  1. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  2. Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  4. Free Trade Agreements (FTA): The European Union, the Cotonou Agreement, the European Free Trade Association, the MERCOSUR, and Zimbabwe
  5. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  6. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) (US)

Southern African Economic Area (PDF)

  1. Christianity in the Southern African Economic Area
  2. Economic Profile of the Southern African Countries
  3. Interactions of the Southern African Economic Area with other African Economic Areas
  4. Interactions of the Southern African Economic Area with the Economic Areas of the other civilisations
  5. Logistics in Southern Africa. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor. Tripoli - Windhoek Corridor. South-North Corridor

Module 6- Nigeria

Business in Nigeria

  1. Nigerian Economy
  2. Nigerian main economic sectors (petroleum, gas, mining, IT, manufacturing, banking)
  3. Nigerian Foreign Trade
  4. Port of Lagos
  5. Doing Business in Lagos and Abuja
  6. Free trade zones in Nigeria
  7. Investment in Nigeria
  8. Nigerian business people: Folorunsho Alakija, Hajia Bola Shagaya, Tara Fela-Durotoye, Folake Folarin-Coker, Adenike Ogunlesi, Amina Odidi, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Tunde Folawiyo, Orji Uzor Kalu, Jim Ovia, Adewale Tinubu, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Alhaji Indimi, Tony Elumelu, Olufemi Otedola, Theophilus Danjuma

Nigeria's Trade Agreements.

  1. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  2. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. Niger Basin Authority
  5. Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA US)
  6. Cotonou Agreement (European Union)
  7. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

West African Economic Area (PDF).

  1. Islam and Christianity in the West African Economic Area
  2. Economic Profile of West Africa countries
  3. Interactions of the West African Economic Area with other African Economic Areas
  4. Interactions of the West African Economic Area with the other civilisations
  5. Logistics in West Africa
    1. Ports of Abidjan, Dakar, Tema, Lome, and Cotonou
    2. Trans-African corridors: Cairo-Dakar, Dakar-Lagos, Lagos-Mombasa, Trans-Sahelian Highway, Algiers-Lagos, and N'djamena-Djibouti
  6. Economic Organisations related to the West African Economic Area

Module 7- Brazil

Business in Brazil

Doing Business in Brazil

  1. Brazilian Economy
  2. Brazilian Foreign Trade
  3. Customs of Brazil
  4. Bahia
  5. Central West region
  6. Espiritu Santo
  7. Minas Gerais
  8. North of Brazil
  9. Parana
  10. Santa Catarina
  11. São Paulo
  12. Rio de Janeiro
  13. Rio Grande do Sul
  14. Brazilian business people: Antonio Emilio de Moraes, João Roberto Marinho, and Safra

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Organisations and Free Trade Agreements (FTA)

  1. MERCOSUR
  2. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)
  3. Latin American and the Caribbean Economic System (SELA)
  4. Union of South American Nations (UNASUR)
  5. Africa-BRICS Countries
  6. Trade Agreements with Chile, the Andean Community (Associated), Mexico, Peru, Egypt, India, Israel, the European Union, and the SADC

Brazil as the Central State of the Latin American Economic Area (PDF) of the Western Christian Civilisation

  1. Christianity in Latin America
  2. Economic Profile of the Latin American Countries
  3. Latin American economic integration processes
  4. Interactions of the Latin American economic area with the other civilisations
  5. Other economic organisations related to integration in Latin America

Module 8- Mexico

Business in Mexico

Doing Business in Mexico

  1. Mexican Economy
  2. Carlos Slim
  3. Competitive Advantage of Mexico
  4. Mexican International Trade
  5. Investment (FDI) in Mexico
  6. Mexico DF
  7. Chihuahua
  8. Jalisco
  9. Nuevo Leon

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Mexico's Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and Economic Organisations

  1. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  2. Trans-Pacific Agreement (TPP)
  3. Latin American and the Caribbean Economic System (SELA)
  4. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  5. Pacific Alliance
  6. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)
  7. Association of Caribbean States (ACS)
  8. Mesoamerica Project
  9. Mexico's Free Trade Agreements: The European Union, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Israel, the Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras), the European Free Trade Association, Uruguay, Japan, Chile, the Andean Community, the MERCOSUR, Peru

Module 9- Saudi Arabia

Business in Saudi Arabia

  1. Saudi Arabian Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. Doing Business in Jeddah and Riyadh. Mecca
  3. Economic and Industrial Cities
  4. Investment in Saudi Arabia
  5. Saudi Arabian Companies: Savola, Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Dallah Albaraka
  6. Saudi Arabian business people: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Lubna Olayan, Mohammed Al-Amoudi, Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, Sulaiman Al Rajhi, Lubna Olayan, Hayat Sindi, and Haifa Al-Mansour
  7. Saudi Fund for Development
  8. Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organisations

Saudi Arabia's Trade Agreements:

  1. Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)
  2. Trade Agreements with India, the European Union, the European Free Trade Association, Singapore, and Syria
  3. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  4. Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)

Arab Economic Area (PDF)

  1. Introduction to the Arab Economic Area as part of the Islamic Civilisation
  2. Islam as the unifying factor in the Arab Economic Area
  3. Economic Profile of the Arab Countries
  4. Business People in the Arab Economic Area
  5. Interactions of the Arab Economic Area with the other civilisations
  6. Economic Organisations related to Arab Economic Area

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Paths and Tuition Fees of the Master in Business in the BRICS-MNS Countries.

The Master allows the student to select three paths of different duration, content, tuition fees, and diploma issued, in order to fit the Professional Master's Program to the needs and schedule of each student.

Customised Master

The graduate students in this Master can enrol directly on the:

  1. Doctorate in International Business specialisation in America
  2. Doctorate in International Business specialisation in Asia
  3. Doctorate in International Business specialisation in Africa

Moreover, they need to complete only the module of the research methodology, Thesis, and others modules not studied in this Master.

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