Doing Business in Myanmar (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Myanmar (Burma).

  1. Introduction to the Union of Myanmar (Burma) - Southeast Asia ASEAN.
  2. Aung San Suu Kyi (Nobel Peace Prize)
  3. Burmese economy
  4. Doing Business in Yangon
  5. Burma's international trade
  6. Port of Yangon
  7. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Myanmar
  8. Case Study:
    1. Myanmar Brewery
    2. Waaneiza
    3. Mobilemate Telecommunications
  9. Access to the Burmese market
  10. Business Plan for Myanmar

The purposes of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Union of Myanmar” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Burmese economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Union of Myanmar
  3. To explore Burmese trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Burmese Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Burmese companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Burmese market

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in Myanmar” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Business in Asia, Foreign Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in ASEAN Markets
  3. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Asia

Doctorate and Master of Science in International Business for Burmese students.

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Myanmar Study, Master in International Business in French Myanmar

  1. Credits of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Myanmar”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Example of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Myanmar:
Myanmar Brewery (Course)





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Description of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Myanmar (Burma).

The Union of Myanmar (Asia):

  1. Borders of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar: China, Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh, and the Republic of India
  2. Capital of Burma is Naypyidaw
  3. The largest city: Yangon (Rangoon)
  4. Burmese is the official language (32 million speakers)
  5. 68% of the population are Burmese
  6. Burmese population: 51.4 million people
  7. Area: 676,578 square kilometres
  8. Type of Government: Unitary Parliamentary Republic
  9. Burmese Independence: 1948 (United Kingdom)

Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize (Course)

Main religion in Burma: Theravada Buddhism (89% of the Burmese population - 60 million people)

  1. Christianity is the second religion (7%). 1 million of Baptists

Burma belongs to Buddhist Civilisation

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Master

Burmese Economy:

  1. The Government controlled the activity in the strategic sector of the Burmese economy: energy, heavy industry, and international trade of rice (control local rice prices)
  2. The Military commercial entities dominate economy
  3. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar is rich in resources (hardwood timber, natural gas, fishery reserves, gems, and jade)
  4. The agricultural sector (agriculture, livestock, fisheries, and forestry) represent 50% of the Burmese gross domestic product
  5. In recent years, the Union of Myanmar has liberalised local and international trade, promoting the private sector and opening the country to FDI.
  6. Burmese Currency: Kyat (K) (MMK)

International Trade of Burma.

  1. Rice exports of Burma hit a record
  2. The main Burmese export products of Myanmar are natural gas (38%), agricultural export products (18%), precious stones, timber and forest products, and marine products
  3. The largest Export Markets of Myanmar are Thailand (40%), Singapore (13%), Hong Kong and India (11%), the People's Republic of China (8%), and Malaysia
  4. The main imports products of Myanmar are petroleum, textiles, machinery parts, steel, iron, and bars
  5. The largest Burmese import markets are Singapore (30%), China (18%), the Bahamas (13%), Thailand, and Japan
  6. The Port of Yangon is the largest port in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (90% of foreign trade -exports and imports-)

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has Trade Agreements and or preferential market access to:

  1. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  2. China-Burma (ASEAN)
  3. ASEAN-Australia- New Zealand
  4. Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS)
  5. Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC)
  6. Asian Clearing Union (ACU)
  7. European Union Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  8. Trade Agreements with Bangladesh, Israel, and Sri Lanka

Myanmar is a member of:

  1. Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)
  2. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  3. Asian Development Bank (ADB)

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