Master in 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, 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.

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

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. The economic and political influence of the BRICS-MNS in relation to the rest of countries on their economic area
  2. The 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 the global GDP (18,053,954 million dollars)
  3. They belong to six different civilisations (Hindu, Sinic, Western, Orthodox, the 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:

NOTE: the brackets show ECTS Credits credits

Africa-BRICS Foreign Trade

Module one- The BRICS Countries

  1. Introduction to the BRICS Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa)
  2. The BRICS Summit. The Sixth Summit: The Declaration of Fortaleza
  3. The main areas of cooperation between the BRICS Countries: the intra-BRICS trade, economic and financial cooperation
  4. The BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues (CGETI)
  5. Trade Relations between the BRICS Countries
  6. The New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS
  7. The BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA)
  8. The 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. The Africa-BRICS Cooperation

Module two- India (22 ECTS).

Business in India

Doing Business in India

  1. The Republic of India [0.5]
  2. The Indian Economy [1]
  3. Investment (FDI) in India [1]
  4. The 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. The Economic Profile of the 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

Download the syllabus of the module “Doing Business in India” (PDF)

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

The Hindu Economic Area [2]

  1. The 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 [1]: strong economic relations with India
    2. Mauritius [2]: the Indian gateway to Africa
    3. Bhutan [1]
  6. Diaspora of the Hindu Civilisation

Download: Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation (PDF)

Module 3- China (19 ECTS).

Business in China

Doing Business in China

  1. The Economic Profile of the Chinese provinces [0.5]
  2. The Chinese economy [1]
  3. Investment (FDI) in China [0.5]
  4. The Chinese customs [0.5]
  5. The 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. The Greater Pearl River Delta [1]
  10. Guangzhou [1]
  11. Shanghai [2]
  12. Hong Kong [3]

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

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

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The Economic Area of the Sinic Civilisation (2 ECTS)

  1. The 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 (2 ECTS)

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

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Module 4- Russia (11 ECTS).

Business in Russia

Doing Business in Russia

  1. The Russian Federation [0.8]
  2. The Russian Economy [2]
  3. Russian business people and companies [0.8]: Vladimir Potanin, Elena Baturina, Alexander Lebedev, Gazprom, Rosneft, TNK-BP, Lukoil, Surgutneftegas
  4. The Russian Ports [0.3]
  5. Investment (FDI) in Russia [0.3]
  6. The Russian payment system [0.1]

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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. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) [2]
  2. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) [0.1]
  3. The Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) [0.5]
  4. The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) [0.2]
  5. The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) [0.4]
  6. The European Union-Russia. The Black Sea Synergy
  7. The Andean Community-Russia
  8. Africa-BRICS Countries [0.3]
  9. The Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) [0.2]
  10. The Customs Union Russia-Vietnam
  11. ASEAN-Russia
  12. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  13. The Council of the Baltic Sea States

The Orthodox Economic Area (2 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to the economic area of the Orthodox Civilisation
    1. Influence of Orthodoxy
    2. The Economic Profile of the 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 the other civilisations
  6. Economic Organisations related to the Orthodox Civilisation

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Module 5- South Africa (9 ECTS).

Business in South Africa

  1. The South African Economy
  2. The Economic Profile of the Provinces of South Africa
  3. The South African Business people: Patrice Motsepe, Cyril Ramaphosa, Cheryl Carolus, Bridgette Radebe, Rapelang Rabana, Wendy Appelbaum, and Irene Charnley
  4. The South African Foreign Trade
  5. The 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. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) [1.1]
  2. The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) [0.6]
  3. The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement [0.1]
  4. Free Trade Agreements (FTA): The European Union, the Cotonou Agreement, the European Free Trade Association, the MERCOSUR, and Zimbabwe
  5. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) [0.5]
  6. The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) (US) [1]

The Southern African Economic Area (1 ECTS) (PDF)

  1. Christianity in the Southern African Economic Area
  2. The 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 (12 ECTS).

Business in Nigeria

  1. The Nigerian Economy
  2. The Nigerian main economic sectors (petroleum, gas, mining, IT, manufacturing, banking)
  3. The Nigerian Foreign Trade
  4. The 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. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) [2]
  2. The West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) [0.1]
  3. The Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) [0.1]
  4. The Niger Basin Authority
  5. The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA US)
  6. The Cotonou Agreement (European Union)
  7. The Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

The West African Economic Area (2 ECTS) (PDF).

  1. Islam and Christianity in the West African Economic Area
  2. The 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 (17 ECTS).

Business in Brazil

Doing Business in Brazil

  1. The Brazilian Economy [1]
  2. The 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 business people: Antonio Emilio de Moraes, João Roberto Marinho, and Safra

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Organisations and Free Trade Agreements (FTA)

  1. The MERCOSUR [2]
  2. The Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) [1]
  3. The Latin American and the Caribbean Economic System (SELA) [0.3]
  4. The Union of the 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 (PDF) (4 ECTS) of the Western Christian Civilisation

  1. Christianity in Latin America
  2. The Economic Profile of the Latin American Countries
  3. The 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 (15 ECTS).

Business in Mexico

Doing Business in Mexico

  1. The Mexican Economy [0.8]
  2. Carlos Slim
  3. Competitive Advantage of Mexico [0.1]
  4. The 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]

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Mexico's Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and Organisations

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

Business in Saudi Arabia

  1. The 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. The Saudi Fund for Development
  8. The Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organisations

Saudi Arabia's Trade Agreements:

  1. The 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. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) [2]
  4. The Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)

The Arab Economic Area (1 ECTS) (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. The 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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  1. Doctorate in International Business specialisation in America
  2. Doctorate in International Business specialisation in Asia
  3. Doctorate in International Business specialisation in Africa

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