Business in the Philippines (Course, Master)

EENI Business School & HA University

Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Philippines - Manila.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of the Philippines (Southeast Asia ASEAN)
  2. Doing Business in Manila
  3. Philippine Economy
  4. Philippine International Trade
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Philippines
  6. Business Opportunities in the Philippines:
    1. Electronics
    2. Software development
    3. Business Process Outsourcing
    4. Cement
    5. Renewable energy
  7. Case Study
    1. San Miguel Corporation
    2. SM Group
  8. Introduction to the Tagalog language
  9. Access to the Philippine market
  10. Business Plan for the Philippines

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

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

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

Higher Education programs adapted to Filipino students.

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

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

EENI Business School & HA University in Tagalog: Master of Science internasyonal Negosyo

Example of the Online Subject - Doing Business in the Philippines:
Philippines San Miguel





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Description of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Philippines.

The Republic of the Philippines:

  1. Philippine Capital: Manila
  2. The largest city: Quezon City
  3. The Philippine official languages are Filipino (Tagalog) and English
    1. In the Philippines, they are nineteen recognised regional language.
    2. Spanish and Arabic are also used
  4. Philippine Area: 300,000 square kilometres
  5. Philippine Population: 102 million people
  6. The main Philippine ethnic groups are Visayan (34%), Tagalog (28%), Ilocano (10%), and Bicolano (7%)
  7. Type of Government: Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic
  8. Independence: 1898 (from Spain), 1946 (from the United States)
  9. Maritime borders of the Philippines: Indonesia, Malaysia, Palau, Taiwan and Vietnam

Main religion in the Philippines: Christianity (Catholicism: 75 million) and Islam (10%).

Philippine Economy.

The Republic of the Philippines is one of the fastest economies in South-east Asia.

  1. The Philippines is the 39th largest economy in the World
  2. Philippine GDP: 289.686 billion dollars
  3. The Philippines is a newly industrialised country and one of the Next Eleven economies
  4. Philippine agricultural sector: 14% of GDP and 32% of the labour force
  5. Industry: 30% of GDP and 14% of the workforce
  6. Services sector: 56% of GDP and the 47% of workers
  7. The Republic of the Philippines is an excellent platform for international business
  8. The Philippines is strategically located in the middle of two important international trade routes: The Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea
  9. The Philippines is one of the top ten gold producers in the World
  10. Key emerging sectors of the Philippine economy: electronics, business process outsourcing, and software development
  11. Philippine Currency: Peso (PHP)
  12. Unemployment rate: 6%

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Master

Foreign Trade of the Philippines.

  1. The Philippines is the largest copper exporter in Southeast Asia
  2. Top trading partners of the Philippines are the United States, Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea, the Netherlands, and Hong Kong
  3. Top exports products: semiconductors, electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, and petroleum
  4. The Philippine company “Madagascar International Container Terminal Services” manages the Toamasina Autonomous Port

Foreign direct investment (FDI). Foreign investors are allowed to invest 100% equity in companies occupied in nearly all types of business activities

The Philippines's Trade Agreements and Market Access

  1. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  2. ASEAN Free-Trade Area (AFTA)
  3. East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA)
  4. ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand (Free-Trade Area)
  5. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  6. Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement
  7. EU-Philippines Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
  8. EFTA-Philippines Free Trade Agreement
  9. ASEAN-European Union

EFTA-Philippines Free Trade Agreement (Course Master)

The Philippines is a member of:

  1. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  2. Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Samples - Business in the Philippines

Philippines Business

Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (Course)

ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Tagalog language

e-Course: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC

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