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Online Diploma: Business in West Africa

E-Learning Diploma “Foreign Trade and Business in West Africa” (33 ECTS, Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English)

Eight subjects compose the Online Professional Diploma “Foreign Trade and Business in East Africa” (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo) taught by EENI Global Business School:

Master Diploma: 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)

  1. The West African Economic Area of the African Civilisation (317 million inhabitants)
  2. Economic Integration in West Africa
  3. Doing Business in the West African Countries
  4. Nigerian Businesspeople
  5. Logistics in West Africa
    1. Trans-African Roads
    2. Largest West African Ports
  6. Other Regional Economic Institutions and Trade Agreements related to the West African markets
  7. Religious Diversity in West Africa
  8. Business Plan for West African Markets

African Student, Doctorate, Master International Business, Trade

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  1. Credits: 33 ECTS Credits
  2. Total Tuition Fees : EUR 720. Financing:
    1. Online payments: an initial payment of € 420 plus 3 monthly payments of € 100
    2. Bank transfer payments: an initial payment of € 420 plus a second payment after two months of 300 euros
  3. The Student can begin the Diploma at any time (Online Enrolment) and study from anywhere in the world without any displacement
  4. Download the Admission Form
  5. Duration: 6 months
  6. Requires an average dedication of 12 hours per week
  7. Download the syllabus of the Diploma (PDF)

The main objective of the Diploma is to provide an overview of the Western African economy and the business opportunities to:

  1. 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. Know the business opportunities in West Africa
  3. Analyse the foreign trade (Import, Export) and the foreign direct investment (FDI) in West Africa
  4. Understand the importance of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), WAEMU (West African Economic and Monetary Union) and WAMZ (West African Monetary Zone)
  5. Explore the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in West Africa
  6. Know the largest ports and the Trans-African corridors in the region
  7. Know the most important West African Businessman
  8. Develop a business plan for the West African Markets

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English

  1. Also, available in Study, Master in International Business in French Afrique de l’Ouest Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Africa Occidental Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Africa Ocidental
  2. For improving the international communication skills, the student has free access to the learning materials in these languages (free multilingual training).

The Professional Diploma contains exercises that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain their respective Professional Diploma: “Foreign Trade and Business in in West Africa” issued by EENI Global Business School.

Students - Master in International Business

The Professional Diploma belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

  1. Masters: Business in Africa, International Business
  2. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade, Islamic Business (countries: Niger, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, and Guinea-Bissau)

Students who have taken this Professional Diploma (Doing Business in West Africa) can validate and register for a Master or Doctorate at EENI.

Course intended for all those wanting to specialise in the West African Markets.

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Course “Doing Business in West Africa” - Syllabus:

1- Economic Integration in West Africa.

The West African Economic Area (PDF) of the African Civilisation

  1. Religious Diversity in West Africa

West African Economic Integration (Master, Diploma)

  1. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU/UEMOA)
    1. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
    2. Mano River Union (MRU)
  2. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. Niger Basin Authority (NBA)
  5. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  6. Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River
  7. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  8. G5-Sahel

Trade Agreements with the other civilisations:

  1. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
  3. European Union-Ivory Coast Economic Partnership Agreement
  4. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  5. WAEMU-U.S. Trade Agreement
  6. Islamic Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
  7. ...

2- Doing Business in the West African Countries

  1. Doing Business in Benin
  2. Doing Business in Burkina Faso
  3. Doing Business in Cape Verde
  4. Doing Business in the Gambia
  5. Doing Business in Ghana
  6. Doing Business in Guinea
  7. Doing Business in Guinea-Bissau
  8. Doing Business in Ivory Coast
  9. Doing Business in Liberia
  10. Doing Business in Mali
  11. Doing Business in Niger
  12. Doing Business in Nigeria
  13. Doing Business in Senegal
  14. Doing Business in Sierra Leone
  15. Doing Business in Togo

ECOWAS ZMAO WAEMU (Africa, Master, Doctorate)

3- Nigerian Businessman

  1. Alhaji Aliko Dangote: The richest men in Africa. Businessman and Philanthropist. Founder of the Dangote Group
  2. Hajia Bola Shagaya: Nigerian Businesswoman, one of the richest women in Africa
  3. Folorunsho Alakija: The richest Nigerian women
  4. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma: Businessman, former politic, and philanthropist
  5. Mike Adenuga: The second richest in Nigeria, founder of Globacom
  6. Jim Ovia: Banker, the third-richest Nigerian
  7. Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi: founder of Oriental Energy Resources
  8. Olufemi Otedola: founder of Forte Petroleum
  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. Amina Odidi: Scientific and businesswoman

4- Logistics in West Africa

Trans-African Corridors.

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

Largest West African Ports:

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

5- Business Plan for West African Markets (export, import, implementation)

The Diploma “Foreign Trade and Business in West Africa” includes the Market Access Tool:
West African Market Access

West African Historians and Personalities.

  1. Ahmadou Hampaté Bá
  2. Sheikh Anta Diop
  3. Joseph Ki-Zerbo
  4. Pathé Diagne
  5. Boubou Hama
  6. Akin Mabogunje
  7. J. F. Ade Ajayi
  8. Wole Soyinka
  9. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
  10. Christophe Wondji
  11. Djibril Tamsir Niane
  12. Albert Adu Boahen
  13. Leopold Sédar Senghor

Other regional economic institutions and trade agreements in West Africa.

  1. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
  2. Africa-India Economic Cooperation
  3. African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
  4. African Development Bank (AfDB)
  5. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  6. African Union (AU)
  7. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  8. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Western African Students: Gambia, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade The Gambia, Ghana, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Ghana, Liberia Online Master / Doctorate in Business, Foreign Trade Liberia, Nigeria Doctorates, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Nigeria and Sierra Leone, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Sierra Leone

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)
African Portal - EENI Global Business School

African Students, Master International Business and Global Trade

Methodology: e-learning (Online) / Distance Learning.

Area of Knowledge: Africa - Courses: Doing Business

Abdoul Karim Ouandaogo (EENI Alumni)
Ouandaogo Abdoul Karim (Student of the Master in International Business, University of Ouagadougou & EENI) winner of a WAEMU regional award.

EENI African Students:
Online African Students (Master, Doctorate, International Business)

Samples - Diploma Business in West Africa

West African Economic and Monetary Union WAEMU: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo

Foreign Trade and Business in Senegal

Trans-Sahelian Highway: Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad (Road Transport Course Master)

Folorunsho Alakija, Nigerian Businesswoman, Rose of Sharon (fashion group, Master, Nigeria)

Foreign Trade and Business in Togo

West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ, Diploma)

Port of Dakar, Senegal. Access to Mali, Maritime Transport Course

Dakar-Lagos Trans-African Corridor (Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria)

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Niger Basin Authority (Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Mali)

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