Business in Sierra Leone (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Sierra Leone. Freetown.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Sierra Leone (West Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Freetown
  3. Sierra Leonean Economy
  4. Foreign Trade of Sierra Leone
  5. Export Procedures in Sierra Leone
  6. Business and Investment Opportunities in Sierra Leone
    1. Sierra Leonean Agriculture
    2. Tourism
    3. Marine Resources
    4. Infrastructure
    5. Sierra Leonean Mining
    6. Petrol and gas
  7. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Sierra Leone
  8. Access to the Sierra Leonean Market
  9. Business Plan for Sierra Leone

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

  1. To analyse the Sierra Leonean economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Sierra Leone
  3. To explore Sierra Leonean trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Sierra Leonean Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Sierra Leonean Market

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in Sierra Leone” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Masters: International Business, African Business, Muslim Countries
  2. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Africa, Global Trade
  3. Diploma: Business in West Africa

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

Higher Education programs adapted to Sierra Leonean Students.

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Sierra Leone Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Sierra Leona Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Sierra Leona

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

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Example of the Online Subject (Doing Business in Sierra Leone):
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Description of the Online Subject: Doing Business in Sierra Leone.

  1. Borders of Sierra Leone: Guinea-Conakry and Liberia
  2. Sierra Leonean Area: 72,000 square kilometres (one of the smallest African nations)
  3. Sierra Leonean population: 7 million people
  4. Capital: Freetown (1.2 million)
  5. Other cities: Bo, Kenema, Koidu Town, and Makeni
  6. Official language of Sierra Leone: English
  7. Local languages: Temne, Mende, and Krio
  8. Government: Constitutional Democracy
  9. Sierra Leonean Legal System: English common law
  10. Sierra Leone was created in 1787
  11. Independence: 1961 (United Kingdom)

More information about Sierra Leone (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

The main religions in Sierra Leone are:

  1. Islam (78%)
  2. Christianity (27%)
  3. African Traditional Religions

Sierra Leone belongs to West African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Economy of Sierra Leone:

The Republic of Sierra Leone is the fastest growing economy in West Africa.

  1. Sierra Leonean GDP: 1.99 billion dollars
  2. GDP growth rate: 13.8%
  3. Average GDP growth rate: 5.1% (2000-2011)
  4. Sierra Leonean dynamic sectors: agriculture, construction, manufacturing, services, and iron-ore mining
  5. Sierra Leonean Agriculture sector: 51% of GDP/17% of exports/61% of workforce. Top products: coffee, cocoa, and oil palm
  6. Main resources: mineral, tourism, agriculture, marine, petrol and gas, energy, and fishery
  7. Top Sierra Leonean export products: diamonds, rutile, and bauxite iron ore
  8. The main economic activities in Sierra Leone are gold and diamond mining
  9. Sierra Leone has the largest natural African port
  10. The largest Sierra Leonean trading partners are China, India, the United Kingdom, the U.S., South Africa, and Belgium
  11. Common External Tariff (CET) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  12. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): 740 million dollars

West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ, Course)

Sierra Leone has preferential markets access to:

  1. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
    1. ECOWAS Regional Road Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme
  2. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. Mano River Union
  5. European Union:
    1. Generalised System of Preferences
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership/Everything But Arms (EBA)
  6. African Growth and Opportunity Act (US) - AGOA


  1. Dakar-Lagos Corridor
  2. West African Ports

Sierra Leone is a member of:

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  2. Islamic Development Bank
  3. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  4. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  5. African Union (AU)
  6. African Development Bank
  7. Sierra Leone-South America Summit (ASA)
  8. Forums Sierra Leone-China/India

Samples - Business in Sierra Leone

Course: ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

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Mano River Union (Africa, Master, Doctorate)

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