Business in Rwanda (Course, Master)

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

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Rwanda (Central Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Kigali, Butare, and Gisenyi
  3. Rwandan Economy
  4. International Trade of Rwanda
  5. Transport and Logistics in Rwanda
  6. 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
  7. Case Study: Bralirwa
  8. Rwanda Development Board (RDB)
  9. Access to the Rwandan Market
  10. Business Plan for Rwanda
  11. History of Rwanda

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
  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 Rwanda” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, Global 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

Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to the Rwandese students

The course materials are available 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

Example of the Online 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, Gisenyi and Gitarama
  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
  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 Business School & HA University).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

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: 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.

Nearest ports:

  1. Port of Mombasa
  2. Port of Dar Es Salaam

Trans-African corridors:

  1. Central Corridor
  2. Northern Corridor

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Rwanda has preferential access to

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  3. East African Community (EAC)
  4. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  5. Generalised System of Preferences (European Union)
  6. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)
  7. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India
  8. AGOA United States Rwanda
  9. East African Community-US

Rwanda is a member of...

  1. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  2. Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  5. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  6. African Union (AU)
  7. Nile Basin Initiative
  8. Forum Africa (Rwanda) China
  9. Forum Africa (Rwanda) India
  10. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  11. UNCTAD
  12. World Trade Organisation (WTO)

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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