Optional subjects (Master in Transport in Africa)

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Optional subjects of the Master in Transport and Logistics in Africa

Content of the optional subjects of the Professional Master of Science (MSc) in International Transport and Logistics in Africa:

Master in Transport and Logistics in Africa, Online

  1. Detailed content of modules of the Professional Master of Science (MSc) in Transport and Logistics in Africa
  2. Download the syllabus (PDF) of the Master
  3. Download the syllabus (PDF) of subjects related to Transport in Africa

ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Cumulation System

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Optional subjects of the Master

The student must select at least 7 ECTS of the following subjects:

  1. African Economic Areas
    1. Western African Economic Area (2 ECTS)
    2. Central African Economic Area (1 ECTS)
    3. Southern African Economic Area (1 ECTS)
    4. Eastern African Economic Area (2 ECTS)
    5. Maghrebian Economic Area (1 ECTS)
  2. Foreign Trade Documents (1 ECTS)
  3. Customs. World Trade Organisation (WTO) (4 ECTS)
  4. International Contracts (3 ECTS)
  5. International Payment Methods. Documentary credits (4 ECTS)
  6. Non-tariff Measures (4 ECTS)
  7. Trade Facilitation (2 ECTS)

The selection of the optional subjects is done from the e-campus of the EENI, once the enrolment is formalised.

Recommendable subjects for the African students

EENI Business School & HA University recommends that the African students select the African regional economic communities, since all of them have programs related to transport, economic and customs integration, trade facilitation, etc.

Non-African students can also select one of the following regional economic communities.

Master in Transport and Logistics in Africa

African transregional organizations.

  1. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (0.1 ECTS)
  2. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) (0.1 ECTS)
  3. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) (2 ECTS)
  4. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) (1 ECTS)
  5. Southern African Development Community (SADC) (1.1 ECTS)

Eastern Africa Students (COMESA, EAC, IGAD, Nile, IOC, NC, Tripartite Agreement)

East African Economic Integration (Master, Course)

  1. East African Community (EAC) (0.5 ECTS)
  2. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  3. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)
  4. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) (0.5 ECTS)
  5. Nile Basin Initiative
  6. Indian Ocean Commission
  7. Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region

Southern African Students (SADC, SACU, COMESA, Tripartite Agreement)

Southern Africa Integration (Master, Doctorate)

  1. Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

Western African Students (UEMOA, WAMZ/ZMAO, CEDEAO/ECOWAS, MRU, NBA, CEN-SAD, OHADA)

West African Economic Integration (Master, Course)

  1. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) (2 ECTS)
  2. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) (2 ECTS)
  3. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  4. Niger Basin Authority
  5. Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River
  6. Mano River Union
  7. G5-Sahel

Central African Students (CEMAC, CEEAC/ECCAS, COMESA, SADC, EAC, Tripartite Agreement, NBA, NBI, CEN-SAD, OHADA)

Central African Economic Integration (Master, Course)

  1. Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) (0.5 ECTS)
  2. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) (0.5 ECTS)

Maghrebian Students

  1. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) (0.7 ECTS)

If the ECTS of the subject is not indicated, it means that the duration corresponds to that of the main organisation(s) in the region.

African Economic Areas

  1. Economic Areas of the African Civilisation
  2. Nigeria and/or South Africa as the Central States of the African Civilisation
  3. Economic Profile of the African Markets
  4. Eastern African Economic Area (2 ECTS) (PDF)
  5. Southern African Economic Area (1 ECTS) (PDF)
  6. Western African Economic Area (2 ECTS) (PDF)
  7. Central African Economic Area (1 ECTS) (PDF)
  8. Maghrebian Economic Area (1 ECTS) (PDF)

Objectives:

  1. To define the economic characteristics of each African economic area
  2. To know the economic profile of the countries of each economic area
  3. To understand the processes of the economic integration in the analysed economic area
  4. To know the economic relations with the other economic areas of the different civilisations
  5. To analyse the main economic organisations related to the studied economic area

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

SADC Customs Union (Master Africa)

Foreign Trade Documents (1 ECTS)

  1. The role of documents in international transport and foreign trade
  2. International transport documents
  3. Commercial documents (proforma, invoice, packing list...)
  4. Other Foreign Trade Documents

The objectives of the module “Documents of International Trade” are the following:

  1. To know the function of the main foreign trade documents
  2. To know how to fill them out properly
  3. To know how to perform the check-list of import-export documents

Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (FIATA FBL), Course

Customs. World Trade Organisation (WTO) (4 ECTS)

  1. Customs in International Trade
  2. Customs regime
  3. Customs classification
  4. Customs clearance
  5. Inspection of products at customs
  6. Origin of products
  7. The role of the customs agent

World Customs Organisation

  1. Introduction to the World Customs Organisation
  2. Harmonised System (HS)
  3. Rules of Origin
  4. Trade Facilitation Programs
  5. Customs Procedures
  6. Kyoto Convention
  7. SAFE Package
  8. Agreement on Rules of Origin of the World Trade Organisation

Customs and the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

  1. The World Trade Organisation and Customs
  2. Rules for the customs valuation of products
  3. Customs Valuation Methods:
    1. Transaction value
    2. Identical or similar goods
    3. Deductive or computed method
    4. Fall-back
  4. Rules of Origin
  5. Import licenses
  6. The WTO Agreements on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (MSF), Pre-shipment Inspection

The objectives of the module “Customs” are the following:

  1. To understand the customs procedures in foreign trade, the different commercial regimes and the methods of product classification
  2. To learn about the fundamental concepts related to the customs: customs clearance, customs valuation, non-tariff barriers and obstacles, pre-shipment inspection, origin of goods, Harmonised System, customs processes...
  3. To know the process of importing a product and customs regimes
  4. To understand the functions of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) and the World Trade Organisation in relation to customs

Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment (Master Doctorate)

International Contracts (3 ECTS)

  1. International Contracts in Foreign Trade
  2. Risks associated to foreign trade
  3. Risk minimisation instruments
  4. Vienna Convention
  5. Hague Conference on Private International Law
  6. United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1980)
    1. Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods
  7. Common clauses of an international sales contract
  8. Anti-corruption clause of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  9. International arbitration
  10. International contracts with distributors, importers, agents...
  11. Guarantees in foreign trade
  12. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

  1. The role of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in foreign trade and international transport
  2. Legislative texts of the Commission for International Trade Law: conventions, model laws and legislative guides
  3. UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation
  4. UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration
  5. United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules)
  6. United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade

The objectives of the module “International Contracts” are the following:

  1. To learn about the fundamentals and functions of contracts in foreign trade
  2. To explore the main international organisations, conventions, clauses and laws related to the International Contracts
  3. To understand how to implement the main clauses of an international sales contract
  4. To know how to minimise risks through the clauses of a contract
  5. To understand the functioning of an international arbitration process

Course Master: International Contracts

International Payment Methods. Documentary Credits (4 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to the International Payment Methods
  2. Clean and Documentary Collections
  3. The importance of the Documentary Credits in International Trade
    1. Letter of credit
    2. Types, modalities and variants of the Documentary Credits
    3. Analysis of the contents of a letter of credit
    4. UCP 600
    5. E-UCP
  4. United Nations Conventions related to international means of payment
    1. United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit
    2. United Nations Convention on the Transfer of Credits in International Trade
    3. United Nations Convention on International Bills of Exchange and International Promissory Notes
  5. UNCITRAL Model Law on International Credit Transfers

The objectives of the module “Documentary Credits and International Payment Methods” are the following:

  1. To analyse the different International Payment Methods used in the foreign trade
  2. To understand the fundamental role of the Documentary Credits as well as their operation and modalities
  3. To know how to manage a foreign trade operation through a documentary credit

Letters of Credit (Course, Master)

Non-tariff Measures (4 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to the Non-tariff Measures in foreign trade
  2. Technical Barriers to Trade
    1. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
  3. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
    1. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
  4. Non-automatic Import licensing, quotas and prohibitions
  5. Pre-shipment Inspection
    1. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
  6. Contingent trade-protective measures (Anti-dumping Measures, Safeguards)
    1. WTO Agreement on Safeguards
  7. Price control measures, including charges and additional taxes
  8. Other non-tariff measures (financial, investment, distribution, public procurement, rules of origin, exports...)

The objectives of the module “Non-tariff Measures” are the following:

  1. To know how to identify and distinguish the non-tariff measures in foreign trade
  2. To familiarise the student with the use of the “International Classification Manual of Non-Tariff Measures” of UNCTAD
  3. To know how to act before a non-tariff measure implemented by a country
  4. To evaluate the possible impact they may have on exports / imports

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (Master)

Trade Facilitation (2 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to foreign trade facilitation programs
  2. WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation
  3. The pillars of trade facilitation (transparency, simplification, harmonisation, standardisation).
  4. Potential gains from trade facilitation
  5. Main areas of action of trade facilitation (purchases, transport, customs, payments)
  6. Trade facilitation and international transport
  7. The global supply chain and trade facilitation
  8. Buy-Ship-Pay Model (CEFACT / ONU)

The objectives of the module “Trade Facilitation” are the following:

  1. To understand the fundamentals of trade facilitation programs
  2. To learn the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation
  3. To analyse the impact of trade facilitation programs in the global supply chain

International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Course





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