EENI-Business School

Greater Mekong Subregion

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) - Asia. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)
  2. Strategic Framework 2012-2022
  3. Economic Profile of the Greater Mekong Subregion: Cambodia, China (Yunnan and Guanxi Zhuang), Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam
  4. Areas of activity:
    1. Transport (Cross-Border Transport Agreement)
    2. Tourism
    3. Regional Trade
    4. Agriculture
    5. Investment
    6. Energy
    7. Telecommunications
  5. Development of Economic Corridors
    1. East-West Economic Corridor
    2. Phnom Penh-Ho Chi Minh City Highway

The objectives of the subject “Greater Mekong Subregion” are the following:

  1. To understand the purposes of the Greater Mekong Subregion
  2. To assess the benefits for the member countries and areas of cooperation (logistics corridors, agriculture, trade) of the Greater Mekong Subregion
  3. To know the economic profile of the Greater Mekong Subregion
Subject “Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)” is studied...
  1. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Asia, Pacific, Emerging Markets, Economic Relations
  2. Doctorate in Business in Asia
  3. Diploma: ASEAN Markets

Course learning materials in English (or Spanish Subregión del Gran Mekong 大湄公河次区域 French Sous-région du Grand Mékong Portuguese)

Credits of the subject “Greater Mekong Subregion”: 0.5 ECTS Credits.

Sample of the subject - Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS):
Greater Mekong Subregion

Description of the Subject: Greater Mekong Subregion.

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is an Asian economic area near the Mekong River formed by:

  1. Cambodia
  2. China (Provinces of Yunnan and Guanxi Zhuang)
  3. Laos
  4. Myanmar
  5. Thailand
  6. Vietnam

The main objective of the Greater Mekong Subregion is to boost the economic cooperation between the member economies.

  1. All the countries, except China, belongs to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  2. Main religion of the countries of the Greater Mekong is Buddhism
  3. The Greater Mekong Subregion belongs to the Sinic - Buddhist Civilisation

Economic Profile of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).

  1. Total population: 326 millions of people
  2. Area: 2,6 million square kilometres
  3. The Greater Mekong Subregion was created in 1992 by the Asian Development Bank
  4. Rich in natural resources: minerals, petroleum, and coal
  5. Great potential of hydro-power
  6. Main economic sectors are agriculture and fisheries


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