Master Business in the BRICS-MNS Countries

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

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 almost one-third of world GDP.

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Language of the Professional Master in Business in the BRICS-MNS Countries: En. Also, available in Fr Master BRICS Pt Master BRICS Es Master BRICS. All languages are accessible to all students.

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

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

Master BRICS Countries

The Master consists of ten modules:

  1. BRICS Countries (1 ECTS)
  2. India (26 ECTS)
    1. Hindu Economic Area.
    2. Nepal, Bhutan, and Mauritius
  3. China (19 ECTS)
    1. Hong Kong
    2. Sinic-Buddhist Economic Area
  4. Russia (10 ECTS)
    1. Orthodox Economic Area
    2. Belarus
  5. South Africa (8 ECTS)
    1. Southern African Economic Area
  6. Nigeria (12 ECTS)
    1. West African Economic Area
  7. Brazil (17 ECTS)
    1. Latin American economic area
  8. Mexico (8 ECTS)
  9. Saudi Arabia (7 ECTS)
    1. Arab Economic Area
  10. Thesis of the Master (6 - 12 ECTS)

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Paths 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.

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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 Each of these markets is also the economic and political leader of his economic area:
    1. Brazil (BRICS), along with Mexico, are the largest economies in Latin America and the Central States of the Latin American economic area of the Western Civilisation
    2. Russia (BRICS) is the largest economy in the Orthodox economic area and the Central State of the Orthodox Civilisation
    3. India (BRICS) is the largest economy in 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 Africa economic area (African Civilisation)
    6. Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa and the West African economic area (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 the economic space:

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

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

The BRICS-MNS Countries:

  1. Almost half of the world population (3,358,000 million of people)
  2. Almost a third of 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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Graduate students in this Master can enrol directly on the:

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

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

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Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

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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:

NOTE: Brackets show ECTS credits

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Module 1- BRICS Countries

  1. Introduction to the BRICS Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa)
  2. The BRICS Summit. Sixth Summit: Declaration of Fortaleza
  3. The main areas of cooperation between BRICS Countries: intra-BRICS trade and 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 BRICS
  7. BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA)
  8. BRICS Business Forum
  9. Other areas of cooperation: agriculture, science and technology, culture, research, Internet and security, social welfare, intellectual property, health, and tourism
  10. International Relations of the BRICS Countries
    1. Africa-BRICS Cooperation

Module 2- Business in India (22 ECTS).

India Business

  1. Republic of India [0.5]
  2. Indian economy [1]
  3. Investment (FDI) in India [1]
  4. Indian businesspeople: 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 Indian states [0.5]
  6. Andhra Pradesh [1]
  7. Gujarat [2]
  8. Haryana [1]
  9. Karnataka [2]
  10. Kerala [1]
  11. Maharashtra [1]
  12. New Delhi [1]
  13. Tamil Nadu [1]
  14. Introduction to Hindi.
  15. Download the module syllabus “Doing Business in India” (PDF)

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

India's Trade Agreements:

  1. Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC) [0.1]
  2. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) [0.1]
  3. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) [0.5]
  4. Asian Clearing Union (ACU) [0.1]
  5. India-Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU)
  6. India-ASEAN
  7. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  8. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) [0.1]
  9. Africa-BRICS Countries (0.3 ECTS)
  10. Forum Africa-India (0.5 ECTS)

Hindu Economic Area [2]

  1. Indian religions (Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Jainism, and Sikhism) and the economic space 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 other civilisations
  5. Countries of influence of the Hindu Civilisation:
    1. Nepal [1]: strong economic relations with India
    2. Mauritius [2]: Indian gateway to Africa
    3. Bhutan [1]
  6. Diaspora of the Hindu civilisation
  7. Download: Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation (PDF)

Module 3- Business in China (19 ECTS).

Business in China

  1. Economic Profile of the Chinese provinces [0.5]
  2. Chinese economy [1]
  3. Investment (FDI) in China [0.5]
  4. Chinese customs [0.5]
  5. Chinese ports [0.5]
  6. Negotiation in China [0.5]
  7. Chinese enterprises and entrepreneurs [0.5]: Chint, Huawei, Haier - Zhang Ruimin, Galanz, COSCO
  8. Beijing [1]
  9. Greater Pearl River Delta [1]
  10. Guangzhou [1]
  11. Shanghai [2]
  12. Hong Kong [3]
  13. Download the module syllabus “Doing Business in China” (PDF)

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]
  2. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) [0.1]
  3. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  4. Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC)
  5. Greater Mekong Subregion [0.5]

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

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Economic Area of the Sinic civilisation (2 ECTS)

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

Economic Area of Buddhist civilisation (2 ECTS)

  1. China and the Buddhist economic area
  2. Buddhism and its influence on business in the Buddhist economic area
  3. Download the module syllabus: “Buddhist Economic Area” (PDF)

Module 4- Business in Russia (11 ECTS).

Business in Russia

  1. Russian Federation [0.8]
  2. Russian Economy [2]
  3. Russian businesspeople and companies [0.8]: Vladimir Potanin, Elena Baturina, Alexander Lebedev, Gazprom, Rosneft, TNK-BP, Lukoil, Surgutneftegas
  4. Russian ports [0.3]
  5. Investment (FDI) in Russia [0.3]
  6. Russian payment system [0.1]
  7. Download the module syllabus “Business in Russia” (PDF)

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]
  2. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) [0.1]
  3. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) [0.5]
  4. Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) [0.2]
  5. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) [0.4]
  6. The European Union-Russia. Black Sea Synergy
  7. Andean Community-Russia
  8. Africa-BRICS Countries [0.3]
  9. Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) [0.2]
  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 (2 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to the economic area of the Orthodox civilisation
    1. Influence of Orthodoxy
    2. Economic Profile of Orthodox countries
  2. Russia as the Central State of the Orthodox civilisation
  3. Belarus [1] (State of the Union with Russia)
  4. Economic Integration of the Orthodox civilisation
  5. Interactions of the Orthodox civilisation with other civilisations
  6. Economic institutions related to the Orthodox civilisation
  7. Download the syllabus “Orthodox Economic Area” (PDF)

Module 5- Business in South Africa (9 ECTS).

  1. South African Economy
  2. Economic Profile of the provinces of South Africa
  3. South African Businesspeople: 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 (President of the African Union)

South Africa's Trade Agreements

  1. Southern African Development Community (SADC) [1.1]
  2. Southern African Customs Union (SACU) [0.6]
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement [0.1]
  4. Free Trade Agreements (FTA): the European Union, Cotonou Agreement, the European Free Trade Association, the MERCOSUR, and Zimbabwe
  5. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) [0.5]
  6. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) (US) [1]

Southern African Economic Area (1 ECTS)

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

Module 6- Business in Nigeria (12 ECTS).

  1. The Nigerian Economy
  2. The Nigerian main economic sectors (petroleum, gas, mining, IT, manufacturing, banking)
  3. The Nigerian foreign trade
  4. Port of Lagos
  5. Business in Lagos and Abuja
  6. Free trade zones in Nigeria
  7. Investment in Nigeria
  8. Nigerian businesspeople: 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]
  2. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) [0.1]
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) [0.1]
  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 (2 ECTS).

  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 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- Business in Brazil (17 ECTS).

Brazil business

  1. Brazilian Economy [1]
  2. Brazilian foreign trade [0.5]
  3. Customs of Brazil [0.5]
  4. Bahia [0.5]
  5. Central West region
  6. Espiritu Santo [0.5]
  7. Minas Gerais [0.5]
  8. North of Brazil
  9. Parana [0.5]
  10. Santa Catarina [0.5]
  11. São Paulo [2]
  12. Rio de Janeiro [1]
  13. Rio Grande do Sul [0.5]
  14. Brazilian businesspeople: Antonio Emilio de Moraes, João Roberto Marinho, and Safra
  15. Download the module syllabus “Business in Brazil” (PDF)

Organisations and Free Trade Agreements (FTA)

  1. MERCOSUR [2]
  2. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) [1]
  3. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) [0.3]
  4. Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) [0.5]
  5. Africa-BRICS Countries [0.3]
  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 (4 ECTS) of the Western Christian Civilisation

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

Module 8- Business in Mexico (15 ECTS).

Business in Mexico

  1. Mexican Economy [0.8]
  2. Carlos Slim
  3. Competitive advantage of Mexico [0.1]
  4. Mexican international trade [0.8]
  5. Investment (FDI) in Mexico [0.5]
  6. Mexico DF [1]
  7. Chihuahua [1]
  8. Jalisco [1]
  9. Nuevo Leon [1]
  10. Download the module syllabus “Business in Mexico” (PDF)

Mexico's Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and Organisations

  1. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) [0.7]
  2. Trans-Pacific Agreement (TPP)
  3. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) [0.3]
  4. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) [2]
  5. Pacific Alliance [0.1]
  6. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) [1]
  7. Association of Caribbean States (ACS) [1]
  8. Mesoamerica Project [0.1]
  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- Business in Saudi Arabia (6 ECTS)

  1. Saudi Arabian Economy
  2. Saudi Arabian International Trade
  3. Business in Jeddah and Riyadh. Mecca
  4. Economic and industrial cities
  5. Investment in Saudi Arabia
  6. Saudi Arabian companies: Savola, Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Dallah Albaraka.
  7. Saudi Arabian businesspeople: 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
  8. Saudi Fund for Development
  9. Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organisations

Saudi Arabia's Trade Agreements:

  1. Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) [1.2]
  2. Trade Agreements with India, the European Union, the European Free Trade Association, Singapore, and Syria
  3. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) [2]
  4. Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)

Arab Economic Area (1 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to the Arab economic area as part of the Islamic Civilisation
  2. Islam as a unifying factor in the Arab economic area
  3. Economic Profile of the Arab Countries
  4. Businesspeople in the Arab economic area
  5. Interactions of the Arab economic area with other civilisations
  6. Economic institutions related to Arab economic area

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Thesis of the Master in Business in the BRICS countries, Mexico, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia (8 ECTS)


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