Master in Business in Africa (e-learning)

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Professional Master's Program Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa (distance learning, English, 60 / 120 ECTS)

The Professional Master's Program in Business in Sub-Saharan Africa (English, e- learning) is designed to offer a global and practical vision on the African Markets (Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Liberia, Burundi, Djibouti, Madagascar, Namibia, Congo, Chad, or Angola): how to do business, foreign direct investment (FDI), importing, exporting, African regional integration and institutions (African Union, NEPAD, Economic Community of West African States, Southern Africa Development Community,  Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, Intergovernmental Authority on Development...), the African Economy, logistics in Africa...

A Professional Master in Business in Sub-Saharan Africa that fits your schedule and helps you to get a better job.

Modules of the Professional Master's Program in Business in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Master in Business in Africa

The Professional Master's Program in Business in Sub-Saharan Africa (e-learning) consists of nine modules:

  1. The African institutions are leading the socioeconomic transformation of Africa: the African Union, the NEPAD, the Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank, Agenda 2063 (5 ECTS)
  2. The African Economy: Economic Outlook, African Business People, Governance in Africa, Frontier Markets in Africa (5 ECTS)
  3. Economic Areas of the African Civilisation (6 ECTS)
  4. Doing Business in Southern Africa (10 ECTS)
  5. Doing Business in East Africa (34 ECTS)
  6. Doing Business in Central Africa - Sahel (18 ECTS)
  7. Doing Business in West Africa (29 ECTS)
  8. Transport and Logistics in Africa (10 ECTS)
  9. Thesis of the Professional Master in Business in Sub-Saharan Africa (9-19 ECTS)

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Professional Master intended for all those wanting to specialise in international business with the African Countries.

The language of the Professional Master in Business in Sub-Saharan Africa: English. Also, available in French Master Afrique Portuguese Master Africa Spanish Master Africa. The subjects are available in four languages and are accessible to all the students wishing to review them in whatever language and use one of the four languages as a vehicular language of the campus and to complete the exercises.

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Modules and subjects of the Master Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa:

NOTE: the brackets show ECTS

SADC Common Market (Southern African Development Community)

Module - African institutions (5 ECTS)

The African institutions and the transformation of Africa

  1. The African Union [1]
  2. The NEPAD [0,7]
  3. The African Development Bank [1,3]
  4. The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) [1]
  5. Regional Economic Communities (REC)

African Economic Transformation

Download the syllabus of the module: “African Institutions” (PDF)

Module - African Business and Economy (5 ECTS)

African Business and Economy

  1. The African Economy
  2. African Businesswomen and Businessman
  3. Economic governance
  4. Frontier Markets in Africa
  5. Africa: The Next Emerging Continent

African Business Economy

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Africa: The Next Emerging Continent

Module - Economic Areas of the African Civilisation (6 ECTS).

The economic area of the African Civilisation.

  1. The West African Economic Area [2] (PDF)
  2. The Central African Economic Area [1] (PDF)
  3. The Southern African Economic Area [1] (PDF)
  4. The East African Economic Area [2] (PDF)
  5. Interactions of the African Civilisation with the other civilisations

Module -Southern Africa (10 ECTS)

Doing Business in Southern Africa

Doing Business in Southern Africa

Doing Business in...

  1. Botswana: Diamonds (33% of GDP) [1]
  2. Lesotho: The Switzerland of Africa [0,5]
  3. Namibia: an exporter of diamonds, minerals, and meat [1]
  4. South Africa: The second-largest African Economy [3]
  5. Swaziland: the mining sector (Diamond, coal, gold) [0,5]
  6. Zambia: The largest African exporter of copper and cobalt [1]
  7. Zimbabwe: an exporter of copper, nickel, and gold [1]

Economic Integration in Southern Africa:

Southern Africa Integration

  1. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) [1,1]
  2. The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) [0,6]

The largest Southern African Ports

Download the syllabus of the module “Southern Africa” (PDF)

Module 5- East Africa (34 ECTS)

Doing Business in East Africa

Master East Africa

The East African Markets:

  1. Djibouti: Strategic location in the Horn of Africa. Access to the Ethiopian market. Economic growth based on logistics and telecommunications [2]
  2. Egypt: Strategic location (Africa - the Middle East). An Arab or an African Country? [3]
  3. Ethiopia: an African frontier market. 90 million Ethiopians. Headquarters of the African Union (AU) [3]
  4. Kenya: an African frontier market and one of the drivers of the growth in Africa [3]
  5. Malawi: landlocked market - access via the Port of Maputo [1]
  6. Mozambique: one of the most dynamic African economies [2]
  7. Somalia [0,5]
  8. Sudan: rich in natural resources. The largest African nation [3]
  9. South Sudan - Petroleum sector: 60% of GDP. The newest country in the world (Sudanese Independence in 2011) [0,5]
  10. The State of Eritrea: an Exporter of textiles and clothing. A country based on subsistence agriculture [0.5]
  11. Tanzania: an exporter of gold, coffee, and cotton. One of the fastest growing African frontier markets [2]
  12. Uganda: one of the fastest-growing frontier markets in Africa [2]

The East African island countries:

  1. Comoros - Vanilla: 75% of exports [0,5]
  2. Madagascar: 50% of the global market of vanilla [1]
  3. Mauritius: one of the fastest growing African economies. The second African financial centre, leader in ease of doing business and governance [2]
  4. Seychelles: one of the less African corrupt countries. The first African Country per HDI [2]

The East African Economic Integration

East African Economic Integration

  1. The East African Community (EAC) [0,5]
  2. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) [0,1]
  3. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) [2]
  4. The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement [0,1]
  5. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) [0,5]
  6. The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)
  7. The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)
  8. The Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)
  9. ...

Members COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite

The largest East African Ports

Download the syllabus of the module: “East Africa” (PDF)

Module - Central Africa (18 ECTS)

Doing Business in Central Africa

Course Business in Central Africa

Doing Business in...

  1. Angola: The largest Central African Market and the second-largest African oil exporter [3]
  2. Burundi: an exporter of copper, timber, and coffee [1]
  3. Cameroon: 40% of the CEMAC's GDP [2]
  4. The Central African Republic: a country in economic transition [1]
  5. Chad: access through the port of Douala. A new exporter of African oil [1]
  6. Republic of Congo: an emerging country in 2025 (Government vision) [1]
  7. The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Mining and petroleum (75% of the total export). 99 million people in 2025 [3]
  8. Equatorial Guinea: One of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Petrol sector. The richest African country per inhabitant [1]
  9. Gabon: petroleum, timber and manganese. A strategic location in Central Africa [1]
  10. Rwanda: landlocked poor rural country. The most densely populated nation in Africa [1]
  11. Sao Tome: an exporter of cocoa. An excellent tourist destination [0.5]

The largest Ports in Central Africa

The Central African Economic Integration

  1. The Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) [0,5]
  2. The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) [0,5]
  3. The Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) [0,1]
  4. ...

Central Africa Integration

Download the syllabus of the course: “Doing Business in Central Africa” (PDF)

Module 7- West Africa (33 ECTS)

Doing Business in West Africa

Master West Africa

Doing Business in...

  1. Benin: an economy based on the informal sector [2]
  2. Burkina Faso: one of the African Markets that have implemented more reforms [1]
  3. Cape Verde: one of the fastest growing tourism sector in the World [0,5]
  4. Gambia: a country oriented to the exportation of agricultural products [1]
  5. Ghana: The centre for the foreign direct investment in West Africa. The second gold producer in Africa. An African frontier market [2]
  6. Guinea: huge deposits of bauxite and iron [1]
  7. Guinea-Bissau: one of the poorest economies in the World [0,5]
  8. Ivory Coast: The first world producer of cocoa. Frontier Market. The African Development Bank Headquarters [2]
  9. Liberia: The leading maritime African country [1]
  10. Mali: The third gold producer in Africa [1]
  11. Niger: The fourth exporter of uranium in the World [1]
  12. Nigeria: The largest African economy. The first World's market frontier [3]
  13. Senegal: The gateway to the West African Markets. One of the least corrupt African Countries. Good business climate [2]
  14. Sierra Leone: The fastest growing economy in the West African region [1]
  15. Togo: Access to the West African landlocked countries (Port of Lomé) [1]

The West African Economic Integration

West African Economic Integration

  1. The Economic Community of West African States [2]
  2. The West African Economic and Monetary Union [2]
  3. The West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  4. The Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) [1]
  5. The G5-Sahel

The largest West African Ports

Download the syllabus of the module “West Africa” (PDF)

Module - Logistics in Africa (10 ECTS)

Transport and Logistics in Africa

  1. Trans-African Corridors
  2. African Ports

Transport and Logistics in Africa

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Thesis of the Master Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa.

For the successful completion of the Professional Master in Business in Sub-Saharan Africa, the student must submit a Thesis. The topic must be related to Sub-Saharan Africa.

For students who are working in an exporting company; we recommend writing the dissertation on the elaboration of an International Marketing Plan for one Sub-Saharan market.

Examples of the thesis may be:

  1. International Marketing Plan (of a particular company) for Central Africa, West Africa, East Africa, or Southern Africa
  2. Investment project in Nigeria and/or South Africa
  3. SWOT analysis of business in the Sub-Saharan markets
  4. Creating international distribution networks in the Central African Markets
  5. International Promotion strategies for West Africa
  6. Opening a branch in Lagos, Dakar, Nairobi, or Luanda

Paths of the Professional Master in Business in Sub-Saharan Africa

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

Customised Master

EENI Scholarships for African and Asian Student: discount up to 40%. Consult the scholarships for other regions (Latin America, Europe, the Middle East).

Susana Fernández, the African Students

EENI Ahimsa Vision “Education for All”

Education for all

This Master is the outcome of our EENI Ahimsa vision “Education for All” applied to Africa. EENI wish to contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Africa. Our experience of over ten years in Africa and the knowledge of the needs of the continent especially in relation to the Intra-African trade and business has allowed us to design this master.

This master is designed especially taking into account the needs of the African Students and the African Diaspora. Therefore, EENI offers the scholarships for the African Students. However, it is also open to any non-African Student who wishes to specialise in business in Africa.

The graduate students in this Professional Master's Program in Business in Sub-Saharan Africa of EENI can enrol directly on the 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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EENI African Professor in Africa: Dr Geneviève Barro, Dr Albert Bialufu, Dr Ousséni SO, Dr Fernandinho Domingos, Dr Aliou Niang, Thierry Somda, Adérito Fernandes, Prospero Kemayou
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Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

Area of Knowledge: Africa

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