Course: Doing business in West Africa

EENI - Business School

Specialization course "Business in West Africa (Nigeria, Senegal...)" (e-learning)


Program structure "Business in West Africa"

West Africa Business

  1. The West African Economic Area of the African Civilization
  2. Integration in West Africa
  3. Doing business in West African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo)
  4. Nigerian businessman and Businesswoman
  5. Logistics in West Africa
      4.1 Trans African Highways
      4.2 The Largest West African Ports
  6. Other regional Institutions and agreements in West Africa
  7. Introduction to French and Portuguese
  8. Religious diversity in the region
  9. Business plan for West African markets

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Course learning materials: En (or Fr Afrique Ouest Es Africa Occidental Pt Africa Ocidental). The student has free access to the materials in these languages.

  1. Credits of the course "Doing Business in West Africa": 20 ECTS / 10 AC Credits
  2. Total fees: 780 Euros.
  3. 20% discount for African students and 10% for students from the African Diaspora.
  4. Duration: 4 months
  5. Download the syllabus of the course: "Doing business in West Africa" (PDF)

The course "Business in West Africa" is part of the:

  1. Master African Business
  2. Doctorate DIB Africa
  3. Doctorate Islamic Countries (countries included: Niger, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Guinea-Bissau.)

Students who have taken this course (Doing business in West Africa) can validate and register for this Master / Doctorate at EENI

The course "International trade and business in West Africa" contains exercises (Business Plan) that are evaluated which the student must work out and pass in order to obtain their respective diploma ("Diploma Doing Business in West Africa") issued by EENI.

Methodology: e-learning / Distance learning.

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Addressed to: the course "Doing business in West Africa" is intended for all those wishing to specialize in West African markets.

The main objective of the course "International trade and business in West Africa" is to provide an overview of the region's economy and business opportunities in order...

  1. To learn to do business in West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo).
  2. To know the business opportunities in West Africa.
  3. To analyze foreign trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) in the region
  4. To understand the importance of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), the WAEMU (West African Economic and Monetary Union) and the WAMZ (West African Monetary Zone)
  5. To know the free trade agreements (FTA) in West Africa.
  6. To know the main ports and the Trans African corridors in the region.
  7. To know the main West African Businesswoman and businessman
  8. To develop a business plan for the West African region.

Master in International Business University Ouaga II (Burkina Faso) and EENI
Master in Business Burkina

Mamadou Camara Senegal Mamadou Camara (Fr) representative of EENI for Senegal, Mali and Guinea.

Course "Doing business in West Africa" - Syllabus:

1- Integration in West Africa

The West African Economic Area of the African Civilization

West Africa Integration

  1. The West African Economic Area of the African Civilization
  2. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  3. The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU / UEMOA)
  4. The West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  5. The Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  6. The Mano River Union (MRU)
  7. The Niger Basin Authority (NBA)
  8. The Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  9. The Organization for the Development of the Senegal River

2- Doing business in West African countries

  1. Doing Business in Benin
  2. Doing Business in Burkina Faso. Joseph Ki-Zerbo
  3. Doing Business in Cape Verde
  4. Doing Business in the Gambia
  5. Doing Business in Ghana. Albert Adu Boahen
  6. Doing Business in Guinea. Djibril Tamsir Niane
  7. Doing Business in Guinea-Bissau
  8. Doing Business in Ivory Coast. Christophe Wondji
  9. Doing Business in Liberia. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  10. Doing Business in Mali. Ahmadou Hampaté Bá
  11. Doing Business in Niger. Boubou Hama
  12. Doing Business in Nigeria
    1. Akin Mabogunje
    2. J. F. Ade Ajayi
    3. Wole Soyinka
  13. Doing Business in Senegal
    1. Cheikh Anta Diop
    2. Pathé Diagne
  14. Doing business in Sierra Leone
  15. Doing Business in Togo


3- Nigerian Businessman and Businesswoman

  1. Alhaji Aliko Dangote: the richest man of Africa. Businessman and philanthropist. Founder of the Dangote Group.
  2. Hajia Bola Shagaya: Nigerian Businesswoman, one of the richest women of Africa.
  3. Folorunsho Alakija: Nigerian richest women.
  4. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma: Businessman, ex-politics and Philanthropist.
  5. Dr. Mike Adenuga: second richest in Nigeria, founder of Globacom.
  6. Jim Ovia: Banker, third richest Nigerian.
  7. Dr Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi: Founder of Oriental Energy Resources.
  8. Olufemi Otedola: founder of Forte Oil.
  9. Abdulsamad Rabiu: Nigerian Banker.
  10. Tara Fela-Durotoye: Businesswoman.
  11. Tunde Folawiyo: Businessman and Philanthropist.
  12. Folake Folarin-Coker: Nigerian fashion designer.
  13. Orji Uzor Kalu: CEO of SLOK Holding.
  14. Tony Elumelu: Director of the United Bank for Africa, Afro-capitalism.
  15. Adewale Tinubu: Founder of Oando Energy Resources.
  16. Adenike Ogunlesi: Businesswoman.
  17. Dr. Amina Odidi: Scientific and businesswoman

4- Logistics in West Africa

Trans African Highways

  1. The Dakar - Lagos Corridor
  2. The Cairo - Dakar Corridor
  3. The Algiers - Lagos Corridor
  4. The Trans-Sahelian Highway
  5. The N’djamena - Djibouti Corridor
  6. The Lagos - Mombasa Corridor

Largest West African Ports:

  1. The Port of Dakar
  2. The Port of Abidjan
  3. The Port of Lagos
  4. The Port of Lomé
  5. The Port of Cotonou
  6. The Port of Tema

5- Summary of other regional institutions and agreements in West Africa

  1. The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)
  2. The Cotonou Agreement
  3. The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  4. The Forum Africa China
  5. The Forum Africa India
  6. The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  7. The African Development Bank
  8. The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  9. The African Union (AU)
  10. The Islamic Development Bank
  11. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

6- Introduction to French and Portuguese

7- Religious diversity in West Africa

8- Business plan for the West African markets (export, import, implementation...)

The course "Business in West Africa" includes the Market Access Tool:
African Market

Abdoul Karim Ouandaogo
Ouandaogo Abdoul Karim (Student of the Master University of Ouagadougou & EENI) winner of one WAEMU regional award.

African Students (EENI):
EENI Students Africa

Samples of the course "Business in West Africa"

Alhaji Aliko Dangote

West African Economic Monetary Union

ECOWAS Economic Community West African

Senegal Business

Trans-Sahelian Highway

Folorunsho Alakija Nigeria

Ivory Coast Business

Hajia Bola Shagaya Nigeria

Togo Business

West African Monetary Zone

Port of Dakar

Dakar Lagos Corridor

Niger Business

WAEMU Common Market

Port of Lomé

Niger Basin Authority

Business Burkina Faso

Port of Abidjan

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