e-Course: Doing Business in Myanmar

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Syllabus of the Online Course (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 Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Union of Myanmar” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Burmese economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate 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 Course (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 the ASEAN Markets
  3. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Asia

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

Course learning materials 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 Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Myanmar”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

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





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Description of the Online Course: 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. Independence: 1948 (United Kingdom)

Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize (Course)

Main religion of 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 the Buddhist Civilisation

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Master

Burmese Economy:

  1. The Government controlled the activity in the strategic sector of the economy of Burma: energy, heavy industry, and international trade of rice I(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 the local and international trade, promoting the private sector and opening the country to the (FDI).
  6. Burmese Currency: Kyat (K) (MMK)

International Trade of Burma.

  1. The exports of rice of Burma hit a record
  2. The main Burmese export products of Myanmar: natural gas (38%), export agricultural products (18%), precious stones, timber and forest products, and marine products
  3. The largest Export Markets of Myanmar: 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: petroleum, textiles, machinery parts, steel, iron, and bars
  5. The largest Burmese import markets of Myanmar: Singapore (30%), the People's Republic of 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 the 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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