EENI Global Business School
Business in Rwanda, Kigali

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Rwanda. Kigali

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Rwanda (Central Africa)
  2. Rwandan Economy
  3. International Trade (Import, Export) of Rwanda
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Rwanda
    1. Infrastructure
    2. Agriculture
    3. Energy
    4. Tourism
    5. Information and Communication Technology
    6. Mining
    7. Financial Services
    8. Property (real estate) and Construction
    9. Manufacturing
  5. Case Study: Bralirwa
  6. Rwanda Development Board (RDB)
  7. Access to the Rwandan Market
  8. Business Plan for Rwanda
Transport and Logistics in Rwanda
  1. Nearest ports
    1. Port of Mombasa
    2. Port of Dar es-Salaam
  2. Trans-African corridors
    1. Central Corridor
    2. Northern Corridor

Rwandan Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Rwanda and the Central African Economic Area / East African Economic Area
  2. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  3. East African Community (EAC)
  4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  6. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  7. Rwanda-European Union
    1. Generalised System of Preferences
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)
  8. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India
  9. Rwanda-United States
    1. AGOA United States-Rwanda
    2. East African Community-US Agreement
  10. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  11. Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region
  12. Nile Basin Initiative

The aims of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Rwanda” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Rwandan Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Rwanda
  3. To explore the Rwandan trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Rwandan Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Rwandan Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Rwandan Market
The Subject “Doing Business in Rwandabelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  2. Courses: Business in East Africa, Central Africa
  3. Masters: Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, International Transport

E-learning Doctorates and Masters in International Business

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Rwanda, Master Doctorate Business Rwandese students

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Rwanda Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Ruanda Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Ruanda

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

Sample of the Subject - Doing Business in Rwanda:
Master Course: Business in Rwanda





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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Rwanda

The Republic of Rwanda is the most densely populated African Country.

  1. The Republic of Rwanda (landlocked country) is a poor rural African nation with 90% of the population working in the agriculture sector
  2. Rwanda is the most densely populated nation in Africa
  3. Few natural resources, small industry
  4. The Genocide (1994) shocked the economy of Rwanda and his population
  5. Capital of Rwanda: Kigali (1 Million people): one of the African safest cities
  6. The largest Rwandan cities are Kigali, Butare, and Gisenyi
  7. Rwanda is landlocked country
  8. The official languages of Rwanda: Kinyarwanda, French, English, and Kiswahili
  9. Independence of Rwanda: 1962 (Belgium)
  10. Rwandan population: 12 million people
    1. Bantu
  11. Area of Rwanda: 26,338 square kilometres
  12. Borders or the Republic of Rwanda: Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Tanzania

More information about Rwanda (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

Religions in Rwanda.

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity:
    1. Catholicism (4.7 million)
    2. Protestants (4 million, 43% of Rwandan population).

Rwanda belongs to the Central African Economic Area and the East African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Rwanda International Trade

Rwandan Economy:

Rwanda: a landlocked poor rural country.

  1. Rwandan GDP growth: 7%
  2. GDP per capita of Rwanda: USD 644
  3. Rwandan Agriculture sector: 90% of the labour force
  4. Services sector in Rwanda: 45% of the GDP
  5. Rwandan Industry: 15% of the GDP
  6. The most Rwandan dynamic sector are construction and property (real estate)
  7. Inflation in Rwanda: 4.4%
  8. Top Rwandan export products: tea and coffee, minerals
  9. Trade with the East African Community (EAC) countries: 35% of the total exports
  10. Currency of Rwanda: Rwandan Franc (RWF)
  11. The favourable terms of international trade, foreign direct investment and aid inflows have aided and stimulated the Rwandan economy considerably over the last decade.
  12. The substantial growth was from an increase in cereal products production (maize and wheat)

International Trade of Rwanda

Exports of Rwanda continue to remain small compared to the average of Central Africa and mainly stand for the two largest cash crops, tea, and coffee and, recently, mineral products.

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Rwanda is a member of...

  1. African Development Bank
  2. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  3. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  4. African Union (AU)
  5. Forum Africa (Rwanda) China
  6. Forum Africa (Rwanda) India
  7. UNCTAD
  8. United Nations (UN)
  9. World Bank (WB)
  10. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  11. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Samples - Business in Rwanda

COMESA Custom Union

East African Community (EAC), Master

Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (Course)

Central Corridor (Tanzania, DR Congo)

African Northern Corridor (Course Master)

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