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Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialization in African Business (e-learning)

The objectives of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialization in African Business (3 years, 180 ECTS, Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English) taught by EENI Global Business School are to train the doctoral student to be able to research on topics related to business in Africa:

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Doctorate in African Business, Online

Thus, a Doctoral Student can apply creative solutions and take the appropriated business decisions related to the African Markets.


  1. Intra-African Trade
  2. African Economy
  3. African Socio-economic Transformation
  4. Business in the African Markets
  5. African Regional Integration
  6. African Civilization
  7. African Economic Areas
  8. Logistics in Africa
  9. International Relations of Africa
  10. African Traditional Religions, Islam and Christianity in Africa

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African Students (Masters, Courses, Foreign Trade, Business)


  1. Tuition Fees: EUR 3,000
    1. Financing
  2. Duration: maximum of
    three calendar years Maximum of three calendar years since the formalization of the Enrollment up to the thesis deposit. If, after the three calendar years period the Doctoral Student has not deposited thesis, the Doctorate Programme Direction may authorise an extension of up to two years.
  3. Credits: 180 ECTS
  4. Open Online Enrollment
  5. Download the Admission Form
  6. Brochure of the Doctorate (PDF)

Intended for graduates and professionals who wish to continue their professional career in the field of international business with an emphasis in Africa.

The Doctorate in African Business is part of the category of the Doctorate in International Business (DIB), which has the dual aim of contributing to the knowledge and practice.

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A Doctorate in African Business that fits your schedule and helps you to get a better job.


Language of the Doctorate: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English

  1. All the subjects offered are available in English and French
  2. Approximately 40% of the subjects are also available in Spanish and Portuguese
  3. Thus, the Doctoral Student can perform this doctorate entirely in English (or French, Spanish or Portuguese)
  4. The student should have a sufficient level to study the subjects in these languages

Study Doctorate in International Business in French Doctorat en Affaires en Afrique Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Doctorado en Negocios en África Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Doutoramento em Negócios na África.

Structure - Online Doctorate in Business


Structure of the Doctorate.

  1. Coursework. Study of the Subjects (minimum 20 ECTS, maximum 60 ECTS)
    1. Candidates who have completed the Master in Business in Africa taught by EENI will be exempt from completing this training complement, validating all the doctorate subjects already studied in the Master, going directly to the research phase of the doctorate. In this case (Master 120 ECTS), the total amount of the doctorate will be € 2,000
  2. Research Work and Thesis Plan (40 ECTS)
  3. Thesis and Thesis Defense (120 ECTS)


  1. EENI provides a range of Subjects related to Africa (more than 150 ECTS credits)
  2. The Doctoral Student can select the most suitable subjects depending on the thesis
  3. The minimum ECTS to be selected is 20, maximum is 60
  4. Doctoral Student selects the subjects once formalized the enrollment

To facilitate the subject selection, these are organized into several blocks. Students work within one or more of the following subject areas.

  1. African Civilization
  2. Economic Areas of the African Civilization
  3. African Institutions are Leading the African Transformation (PDF) (structure) (5 ECTS)
  4. African Economy (PDF) (structure) (5 ECTS)
  5. Business in Africa
  6. Southern Africa (PDF) (structure) (10 ECTS)
  7. East Africa (PDF) (structure) (34 ECTS)
  8. Central Africa (PDF) (structure) (18 ECTS)
  9. Western Africa (PDF) (structure) (29 ECTS)
  10. Maghreb (PDF) (structure) (9 ECTS)
  11. Transport and Logistics in Africa (PDF) (structure) (10 ECTS)
  12. Regional Integration in Africa (PDF) (structure) (8 ECTS)
  13. International Relations of Africa (PDF) (structure) (10 ECTS)

EENI Students in Burkina Faso
Online Students Master of Science in International Business (Burkina Faso)


  1. The Doctoral Student should select the most appropriate subjects for his thesis
  2. The Doctoral Student can use any possible subject combination
  3. Minimum ECTS to be selected is 20, maximum is 60

Doctorate Africa


African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)


Institutions are Leading the African Socio-Economic Transformation (5 ECTS).

  1. African Union
  2. AUDA-NEPAD
  3. Economic Commission for Africa
  4. African Development Bank
  5. Agenda 2063

Download the syllabus: “African institutions” (PDF).

African Economic Transformation

African Business and Economy


African Business Economy

African Economic Transformation


African Economic Transformation (5 ECTS).

  1. African agricultural sector
  2. African Mining Vision
  3. African Green Economic Growth
  4. African industry. African industrial policy
  5. Action Plan for the Accelerated Industrial Development of Africa
  6. Investment Role in African transformation

Download the syllabus “African Economic Transformation” (PDF).

African Economic Transformation

Foreign Trade and Business in Southern Africa. Online Diploma, Master, Doctorate


Doing Business in Southern Africa (14 ECTS).

Regional Integration in Southern Africa. There are two economic communities in Southern Africa:

  1. Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
  2. Southern African Development Community (SADC)

It must also take into account the COMESA, and COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement. All the Southern African Countries belong to the SADC and the tripartite agreement.

Southern Africa Integration

The Southern African Countries with sea access:

  1. South Africa: The second African Economy. The first African car maker
  2. Namibia: an economy based on the mining and livestock

The Landlocked markets of Southern Africa:

  1. Botswana: diamonds (1/3 of the GDP)
  2. Lesotho: an African monarchy
  3. Eswatini: a small African Kingdom
  4. Zambia: an African Frontier Market
  5. Zimbabwe: vast mineral resources

Largest ports in Southern Africa.

Download the syllabus: “Southern Africa” (PDF).

Doing Business in Southern Africa

Foreign Trade and Business in East Africa


Doing Business in East Africa (41 ECTS).

Regional Economic Integration in East Africa:

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  3. East African Community (EAC)

Other East African regional institutions.

  1. Nile Basin Initiative
  2. Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  3. Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region
  4. Indian Ocean Commission

East African Economic Integration

The East African Countries with sea access:

  1. Djibouti: an economy based on the marine transport and telecommunications
  2. Egypt: Control of the Suez Canal
  3. The State of Eritrea: an economy based on a subsistence agriculture
  4. Kenya: the largest economy in East Africa
  5. Mozambique: one of the poorest countries in the World
  6. Tanzania: an African frontier market
  7. Somalia
  8. Sudan: the largest African Country

Landlocked markets of East Africa:

  1. Burundi: one of the World's poorest countries
  2. Ethiopia: Headquarters of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union (AU)
  3. Malawi: an agricultural country
  4. Rwanda: the most densely populated African Country
  5. South Sudan: the newest nation in the World
  6. Uganda: Open to the foreign investment

Island Countries of East Africa:

  1. Comoros: 50% of the Comorian live below the international poverty line (USD 1.25/day)
  2. Madagascar: one of the poorest African Countries
  3. Mauritius: one of the largest African financial centers
  4. Seychelles: the first African Country by the Human Development

Largest East African Ports and transport corridors.

Download the syllabus “East Africa” (PDF).

Doctorate in International Business DIB -  East Africa

Online Diploma: Business in Central Africa


Doing Business in Central Africa (26 ECTS).

Regional Economic Integration in Central Africa.

  1. Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)
  2. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Largest ports in Central Africa.

Central Africa Integration

The Central African Countries with sea access:

  1. Angola: an African frontier market
  2. Cameroon: 40% of the GDP of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community
  3. Equatorial Guinea: the richest country per capita in Africa
  4. Gabon: a strategic position in the Central African region
  5. Republic of the Congo: a heavily indebted poor country
  6. DR Congo - 2025: 99 million of Congolese

Landlocked markets of Central Africa:

  1. Burundi
  2. Central African Republic: political crisis
  3. Chad: a new African petroleum exporter
  4. Rwanda

Island countries of Central Africa:

  1. São Tomé and Príncipe: A “tourist country”

Download the syllabus: “Central Africa” (PDF).

Business in Central Africa: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad...

Foreign Trade and Business in West Africa


Doing Business in West Africa (33 ECTS).

In West Africa, there are three key economic institutions:

  1. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  2. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
  3. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)

West African Economic Integration

It is also necessary to consider the existence of:

  1. Organization for the Development of the Senegal River
  2. Niger Basin Authority
  3. Mano River Union
  4. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  5. G5-Sahel

West African Countries with sea access:

  1. Benin: predominance of the Beninese informal sector
  2. Gambia: an export agricultural oriented country
  3. Ghana: an African Frontier Market, the second African gold producer
  4. Guinea: vast bauxite and iron reserves
  5. Guinea-Bissau: one of the ten poorest countries
  6. Ivory Coast: an African Frontier Market. Headquarters of the African Development Bank
  7. Liberia: A nation with a President with Nobel Peace Prize (Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf)
  8. Nigeria: the largest African Economy. The Nigerian population in 2100: 1,000 million people
  9. Senegal: one of the less corrupt African markets
  10. Sierra Leone: the fastest growing West African market
  11. Togo: phosphates and agriculture. Port of Lomé

Landlocked markets of West Africa:

  1. Burkina Faso: one of the West African Countries that have implemented more reforms
  2. Mali: the third African gold producer, instability in the North
  3. Niger: world's largest uranium reserves

Island Countries of West Africa.

  1. Cape Verde: the growing of the Cape Verdean tourism sector

Largest ports in West Africa.

  1. Download the syllabus: “West Africa” of the Doctorate (PDF)

Doctorate in International Business DIB -  West Africa

Foreign Trade and Business in the Maghreb


Doing Business in the Maghreb (9 ECTS).

  1. Arab Maghreb Union
  2. Algeria: an African Frontier Market. 50% of the petroleum production in Africa
  3. Morocco: an African Frontier Market. The Emergence of the Moroccan Businessman
  4. Tunisia: the first world dates exporter. Top tourist destination
  5. Mauritania: the mining and fishing sector
  6. Libya: largest proven African petroleum reserves

Largest Maghrebian Ports.

Download the syllabus “The Maghreb” (PDF).

E-Learning Doctorate: Business in the Maghreb

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports


Transport in Africa (15 ECTS).

  1. Introduction to the transport in Africa
  2. Infrastructure in Africa
  3. Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)
  4. African Ports. Maritime transport in Africa
  5. African transport corridors
    1. Asia-Africa Corridor
  6. Costs of the road infrastructure in Africa
  7. Transport and regional integration in Africa
  8. ICT, trade, and regional integration in Africa
  9. African Road Safety Action Plan
  10. African Value Chains

Download the syllabus “Transport and Logistics in Africa” (PDF).

Transport and Logistics in Africa, Corridors, Maritime Ports

African Economic Integration


African Economic Integration (8 ECTS).

  1. Introduction to the regional integration in Africa. Regional Economic Communities
  2. Status of the Regional Integration in Africa
  3. Intra-African trade
  4. ICT and integration in Africa
  5. Financial integration
  6. Infrastructures
  7. African Value Chains
  8. OHADA
  9. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  10. Towards the African Continental Free-Trade Area

Download the syllabus “Regional Integration in Africa” (PDF).

Economic Integration in Africa. African Common Market. Continental Free-Trade Area

International Relations of Africa


International Relations of Africa (8 ECTS).

  1. Africa and the U.S. (AGOA)
  2. Africa and China
  3. Africa and India
  4. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
  5. France-Africa Relations
  6. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  7. Africa and Turkey
  8. Africa and the BRICS
  9. Africa and Asia
  10. Africa and South Korea
  11. Africa and Japan
  12. IORA
  13. Africa and South America

Download the syllabus “International Relations of Africa” (PDF).

International Relations of Africa


  1. Introduction to the African Civilization
  2. History of Africa (PDF)
  3. Slave Trade
  4. African Historians
  5. Human development in Africa
  6. African Population Trends
  7. Islam, African Traditional Religions and Christianity in Africa

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To be admitted to the Doctorate, the students must have earned a Master's Degree.

  1. If you do not have a Master's Degree you can Enroll in the Master in Business in Sub-Saharan Africa. You will be exempt from the final Master's Thesis and you will be able to access the doctorate by going directly to the doctoral thesis preparation (you should not take the complement teachings of the doctorate)
  2. The graduate students in the Master in Business in Sub-Saharan Africa taught by EENI can Enroll directly in the Doctorate in African Business validating all the subjects already studied on the master

You must send by e-mail a certified photocopy of your diploma of master. This is necessary for the issuance of your diploma and not to enroll.

Clément Lonfo and Christelle Yameogo EENI


The students who pass the assessments and thesis will receive the Diploma of Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialization in African Business issued by EENI Global Business School.

The Diploma of Professional Doctorate is awarded after assessing:

  1. Level of participation of the Doctoral Student in the Doctoral Subjects
  2. Research Work
  3. Thesis Defense

Once defended and overcame the thesis, the Doctoral Student will receive its diploma.

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