Business in Mauritius (Course)

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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Mauritius. Mauritian Economy.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Mauritius (East Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Port Louis
  3. Mauritian Economy
  4. Foreign Trade of Mauritius
  5. Business Opportunities in Mauritius:
    1. Textile and Apparel
    2. Information and communication technology
    3. Seafood
  6. Invest in Mauritius.
    1. Board of Investment of Mauritius
  7. Case Study: Mauritius Freeport
  8. Access to the Mauritian Market
  9. Business Plan for Mauritius

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Mauritius” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Mauritian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Mauritius
  3. To explore the Mauritian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Mauritian Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To analyse the strategic relationship between Mauritius and India
  6. To develop a business plan for the Mauritian Market

The Subject “Doing Business in Mauritius” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, Global Trade, Ethics, Religion & Business
  2. Masters: Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Courses: Hinduism and Business, Business in East Africa

African Student, Master / Doctorate Business

Why study “Hinduism and Business”?

Master and Doctorates in International Business adapted to the Mauritian Students

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Ile Maurice Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Mauricia Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Mauricio

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Mauritius”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Example of the Online Subject (Doing Business in Mauritius):
Master Course: Business in Mauritius





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Description of the Online Subject: Doing Business in Mauritius.

The Republic of Mauritius (Africa) has moved from a mono-crop sugar dominated economy to diversified services oriented to the global markets.

  1. Mauritian population: 1.3 million people
  2. Area of Mauritius: 2,040 square kilometers
  3. Mauritius has a significant population of Hindus
  4. Mauritian Literacy rate: 90%
  5. The main languages in Mauritius: French, English, and Creole
  6. Borders (sea) of Mauritius: 2,000 kilometres from East Africa coast. 855 kilometres from Madagascar.
  7. Democratic system (British Westminster Parliamentary System)
  8. Legal system: British law and French Code Napoleon
  9. Mauritian Capital: Port Louis (148,001 people). One of the largest financial centres in Africa
  10. Mauritian Independence: 1968 (United Kingdom)

More information about Mauritius (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Religions in Mauritius:

  1. Hinduism (48%)
  2. Christianity (33%)
  3. Islam (17%)
  4. African Traditional Religions

Mauritius belongs to:

  1. East African Economic Area (African Civilisation)
  2. Hindu Economic Area

Mauritius Freeport (Course Master)

Economy of Mauritius:

Mauritius: one of the largest financial centres and one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Top ranking in economic governance.

  1. Ideally situated at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, and Asia, the Republic of Mauritius also offers an ideal platform for holding and structuring investments in many of the fastest growing economies
  2. With a per capita revenue of 8.891 USD, the Republic of Mauritius is now classified as a middle revenue country and ranks, by the recent Human Development Index for 173 countries, 67th globally, 40th among the developing countries and the second in Africa
  3. The first African Country in the Doing Business Survey (World Bank)
  4. First place at the Ibrahim Index of the African Governance
  5. Mauritius is one of the fastest growing African economies
  6. Mauritian GDP: 11.845 billion dollars
  7. Mauritian GDP growth: 3.7%
  8. GDP per capita: 8.891 dollars
  9. Mauritian inflation: 3.9%
  10. Unemployment in Mauritius: 8%
  11. Top Mauritian economic sectors: agriculture (6% of the GDP, sugar), export-oriented manufacturing (23% of the GDP, textiles and garments), tourism (6% of the GDP), and financial and business services (10% of the GDP)
  12. Information and Communication Technology (ICT): call centres, software, and business process outsourcing (BPO)
  13. Mauritian Textile and apparel sector: 50% of the total Mauritian exports of goods. 40,000 workers (3.5% of the GDP)
  14. Mauritian Currency: Mauritius Rupee (MUR)
  15. Excellent business environment
  16. Stock Exchange of Mauritius; 47 companies listed, capitalisation: 14 billion dollars
  17. The Mauritian services sector accounts for 70% of the gross domestic product
  18. Leveraging on a long history of political stability, free market economy and good governance, the Republic of Mauritius has entered in a new era of business-friendliness
  19. Port Louis is the second largest financial centre in Africa after Johannesburg.
    1. Port Louis is the city with the highest per capita revenue in Africa
  20. As a growing business and financial hub, the Republic of Mauritius offers numerous foreign direct investment opportunities, both on shore and off shore

Foreign Trade

  1. Mauritius: an export-oriented country
  2. Top Mauritian export products: textile, fish products, jewellery, watches, diamonds, optical goods, and chemical products
  3. Total exports of goods: 2,872 million dollars
  4. Total imports of product: 5,399 million dollars
  5. Top Mauritian Export Markets: The United Kingdom, France, the United States, Italy, South Africa, Madagascar, and Turkey
  6. Top Mauritian suppliers: India, China, France, South Africa, and Spain
  7. Mauritius Freeport: international trading hub of Eastern and Southern African
  8. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Stock: 2,944 million dollars

Mauritius-Pakistan Preferential Trade Area (e-Course)

Preferential access to international markets

  1. COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa)
  2. SADC (Southern African Development Community)
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  4. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  5. Indian Ocean Commission
  6. India-Mauritius Trade Agreement
  7. Turkey-Mauritius Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  8. Preferential Trade Area between Mauritius and Pakistan
  9. Mauritius-United States: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and COMESA-U.S. Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
  10. Joint Declaration on Cooperation with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  11. Africa-European Union Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)

Mauritius is an observer country of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Mauritius is a member of:

  1. African Union (AU)
  2. African Development Bank
  3. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  4. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  5. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  6. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
  7. Africa-India Economic Cooperation
  8. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission
  9. Commonwealth
  10. Community of Portuguese Language countries (observer country)

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