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"
- Integration in West Africa
- 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)
- Nigerian Businessman and businesswomen
- Logistics in West Africa
4.1 Trans African Highways
4.2 The Largest West African Ports
- Other Regional Institutions and Agreements in West Africa
- Introduction to French and Portuguese
- Religious diversity in the region
- Business plan for West African markets
Main learning units of the course: "Foreign trade and business in West Africa":
Course learning materials:
(or Afrique Ouest Africa Occidental Africa
Ocidental). The student has free access to the materials in these languages.
- Credits of the Course "Doing Business in West Africa":
- Total fees: 702 Euros.
- 20% discount for African students and 10% for students from the African
- Duration: 4 months
Download the Syllabus of the Course: "Doing business in West Africa" (PDF)
The course "Business in West Africa" is part of the:
- Master African Business
- Doctorate DIB Africa
- 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.
Area of Knowledge: Africa - Courses: Doing Business in...
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...
- 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).
- To know the business opportunities in West Africa.
- To analyze Foreign trade and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the region
- 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)
- To know the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in West Africa.
- To know the main ports and the Trans African corridors in the
- To know the main West African businesswomen and businessman
- To develop a business plan for the West African region.
Master in International Business University Ouaga II (Burkina
Faso) and EENI
Mamadou Camara (Fr)
representative of EENI for Senegal, Mali and Guinea.
Course "Doing business in West Africa" - Syllabus:
1- Integration in West Africa
- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
- The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU / UEMOA)
- The West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
- The Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
- The Mano River Union (MRU)
- The Niger Basin Authority (NBA)
- The Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
- The Organization for the Development of the Senegal River
2- Doing business in West African countries
- Doing Business in Benin
- Doing Business in Burkina Faso
- Doing Business in Cape Verde
- Doing Business in the Gambia
- Doing Business in Ghana
- Doing Business in Guinea
- Doing Business in Guinea-Bissau
- Doing Business in Ivory Coast
- Doing Business in Liberia.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
- Doing Business in Mali
- Doing Business in Niger
- Doing Business in Nigeria
- Doing Business in Senegal
- Doing business in Sierra Leone
- Doing Business in Togo
3- Nigerian Businessman and businesswomen
- Alhaji Aliko Dangote: the richest man of Africa. Businessman and philanthropist. Founder of the
- Hajia Bola Shagaya: Nigerian
Businesswomen, one of the richest women of Africa.
- Folorunsho Alakija: Nigerian richest women.
- Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma:
Businessman, ex-politics and Philanthropist.
- Dr. Mike Adenuga: second richest in
Nigeria, founder of Globacom.
- Jim Ovia: Banker, third richest Nigerian.
- Dr Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi:
Founder of Oriental Energy Resources.
- Olufemi Otedola: founder of Forte Oil.
- Abdulsamad Rabiu: Nigerian Banker.
- Tara Fela-Durotoye: Businesswomen.
- Tunde Folawiyo: Businessman and
- Folake Folarin-Coker: Nigerian
- Orji Uzor Kalu: CEO of SLOK
- Tony Elumelu: Director of the United Bank
for Africa, Afro-capitalism.
- Adewale Tinubu: Founder of Oando Energy
- Adenike Ogunlesi: Businesswomen.
- Dr. Amina Odidi: Scientific and
4- Logistics in West Africa
Trans African Highways
- The Dakar - Lagos Corridor
- The Cairo - Dakar Corridor
- The Algiers - Lagos Corridor
- The Trans-Sahelian Highway
- The N’djamena - Djibouti Corridor
- The Lagos - Mombasa Corridor
Largest West African Ports:
- The Port of Dakar
- The Port of Abidjan
- The Port of Lagos
- The Port of Lomé
- The Port of Cotonou
- The Port of Tema
5- Summary of other regional institutions and agreements in
- The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)
- The Cotonou Agreement
- The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
- The Forum Africa China
- The Forum Africa India
- The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
- The African Development Bank
- The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
- The African Union (AU)
- The Islamic Development Bank
- 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:
Ouandaogo Abdoul Karim (Student of the Master University of Ouagadougou & EENI) winner of one WAEMU regional award.
African Students (EENI):
Samples of the Course "Business in West Africa"